The video above features a lecture I gave during the 2022 Mid-Cape Summer Fest to celebrate our 25th anniversary. In it, I review strategies to help maintain your health during what I believe may become very distressing and difficult times.
This article was previously published September 6, 2020, and has been updated with new information.
Travis Christofferson has written three books on metabolic health optimization. His third one was “Ketones, The Fourth Fuel: Warburg to Krebs to Ve…
This article was previously published September 2, 2019, and has been updated with new information.
Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of virtually all disease, including cancer, obesity and heart disease. While inflammation is a perfectly normal …
In a recent interview with Roman Balmakov from “Facts Matter,”1 a podcast by The Epoch Times, I discuss how American medicine was reshaped and holistic medicine sidelined by the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations, starting in 1910. Before that time, …
Have you seen the video circulating online showing a robot dog firing an assault rifle?1 The footage of the robot dog walking and shooting at various targets with a rifle attached to its back is chilling, but likely shows a “dangerous toy cobbled toget…
Research of the Week
Macronutrients and genes interact to regulate obesity risk.
The most distinguishing feature of long COVID is low cortisol.
Even rainwater has “forever chemicals.”
Placebo is everywhere.
Women on vegetarian diets have a higher risk of hip fractures.
New Primal Kitchen Podcasts
Primal Kitchen Podcast: The Link Between Dairy Intolerance and Dairy Genes with Alexandre Family Farm Founders Blake and Stephanie
Primal Health Coach Radio: Taren Gesell, You Can Always Reinvent Yourself
CDC eases COVID guidance.
How cows dying from polluted river water revealed the existence of forever chemicals.
Interesting Blog Posts
On negative health claims about red meat.
Red meat study is another red herring.
Good example of strict curls.
Diet and exercise work.
Wrap it up, guys. Processed junk food is “better” for the environment than pasture-raised meats.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Interesting theory: Is Alzheimer’s triggered by a virus?
Interesting proposal: In vivo gene editing to increase LDL particle clearance.
Interesting question: Is statin therapy warranted for someone with high LDL on a low-carb diet?
Nice podcast: Tucker and Brian talk to Jayne Rees Buxton about the Great Plant-Based Con.
Reminder: Food dyes can be toxic.
Question I’m Asking
How has your trust in institutions fared the last few years?
Low-carb gluten-free coconut cream bars.
Nigerian beef suya (skewers).
One year ago (Aug 6 – Aug 12)
Try It or Toss It: Mythbusters for 4 Wellness Trends—What’s good, what’s not.
20 More Questions About the Benefits of Collagen Supplements—You asked, I answered.
Comment of the Week
“In my experience, Mark doesn’t advocate pushing yourself to the point where you need painkillers or multiple days off. In fact, he has spoken at length about avoiding “crushing” yourself in the gym as it doesn’t make evolutionary sense to be non-functional for a period after a workout. . I think the point is to challenge yourself in a way that produces a compensatory response in the body. “Failure” doesn’t have to mean struggling to get every last ugly rep, it can be failure of form, grace, etc. It is a relative term. In other words, don’t leave 10 reps in the tank and expect to make strength or fitness gains. This is different than the approach to microworkouts, which is about increasing movement rather than a particular fitness goal. In any case, it sounds like you’ve found a way that works for you. Cheers!”
-Well said, Brad.
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Hey folks, Board-Certified Health Coach Chloe Maleski is here to answer your questions about healthy weight loss. Want to feel lighter and more at home in your body? We’re here with guidance and support! Have a question you’d like to ask our health coaches? Leave it below in the comments or over in the Mark’s Daily Apple Facebook group. Jordan asked: “How do I lose 10 pounds FAST! I have a friend’s wedding coming up, need to fit in my bridesmaid’s dress, and put off losing my Covid weight because…Summer. I know this isn’t the best way to do it, but help!” Hi, Jordan! First, take a deep breath and know that you’re not alone in feeling like health, fitness, and wellness goals fell by the wayside this Summer. Similarly, many folks put on extra, unwanted weight over the past few years. A lot has happened! A lot is still happening! Not feeling our best or most comfortable in our body can be particularly stressful when we have special occasions ahead. This is doubly true when there’s pressure (internally or from others) to fit into a particular outfit, look a certain way, or be “on display.” Just to say: I get it. And…you’re spot on: The “lose weight fast” approach is never the optimal path towards healthy, sustainable change. That said, there are steps you can do in the immediate term…and steps to set you up for success long after the wedding. Let’s break it down. How to Fit into That Dress To start with the obvious: Is there any way to alter or change up the dress? I know, I know…a wedding’s a big day and often requires advance planning and great expense. Still, if there’s an option to tailor your dress or choose a new one, please know there’s zero shame in that. You want to enjoy your friend’s special day. Doing so will be way easier if you’re wearing something that fits! I recognize this might entail having an honest, vulnerable conversation with your friend or others involved in the planning process. While that may be difficult, folks sometimes respond better than expected. In fact, they may be experiencing similar places of insecurity. Try to keep all of this in perspective. However special the occasion, it’s one day. It’s also about way more than a dress. This time next year, what you wore will be the last thing anyone remembers. As a Primal Health Coach (and not a stylist or tailor), I do have more to suggest. You didn’t mention how far away the big day is, but I get the sense it’s coming soon. That’s fine. Even if you followed the guidance I’m about to offer for just one week, you’d still feel lighter and more at home in your dress and your skin. Our bodies truly are on our side and are remarkably responsive when we give them what they need to thrive. Even better news? What they need isn’t complicated and doesn’t have to … Continue reading “Ask a Health Coach: How Do I Lose 10 Pounds Fast?”
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This story is about fear, contagion, instincts, love, and compassion. It is also about the ultimate triumph of freedom over darkness.
The “Litmus Test” of 2020
We often wonder why in 2020, some people came under the spell of the establishment’s …
This article was previously published January 16, 2019, and has been updated with new information.
With household cleaner use being as dangerous for your lung health as long-term smoking, clearing out your cleaning cabinet could be a really simple w…
If you read this article previously please reread as there are two important edits that I added. The first is that you need to eat enough protein to achieve muscle growth which is about 0.6 grams/pound or 1.2 grams/kg of body weight. Secondly, I realiz…
This article was previously published June 5, 2019, and has been updated with new information.
Exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) and radiofrequency (RF) radiation is an ever-growing health risk in the modern world. The Cellular Phone Task Forc…
Ensuring your bedroom is pitch black at night — without light exposure from a television, window, cellphone or even your alarm clock — is a simple way to reduce your risk of chronic diseases. It was only about 130 years ago that electric light was inve…