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US Citizens Have a New Weapon in Their Fight for Freedom

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Dr. Mercola Interviews the Experts
This article is part of a weekly series in which Dr. Mercola interviews various experts on a variety of health issues. To see more expert interviews, click here.

Naomi Wolf, a former adviser to the Clinton ad…

How to Buy and Cook the Perfect Steak

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Crisp and caramelized on the outside, but never burnt. A first bite that melts in your mouth as the savory, perfectly seasoned flavor of beef hits your palate. The rich, smoky aroma of animal fat dripping onto an open fire. That, my friends, is a perfect steak. You don’t have to make reservations at an expensive steakhouse to reach this sort of steak nirvana. It can be yours any night of week in your own kitchen by following a few simple and painless steps. Navigating the Meat Case First things first – you’ve got to buy the steak. To understand the meat case at a butcher shop, you must first understand your cuts of meat. Close your eyes and visualize standing in a field while looking at the side of a cow or steer. The first cut of meat behind the head is the shoulder, known in butchery terms as the chuck. Although flavorful, the often-used shoulder muscle is mostly tough and full of connective tissue. The meat from this section of a cow is less expensive and primarily used for slow-cooked roasts. However, if you’re looking for a bargain, a top blade steak, also called a flatiron, is a flavorful, fairly tender chuck steak to throw on the grill. Next in the line-up, anatomically speaking, are the portions of a cow that butchers call the rib, short loin and sirloin. The meat from this top, middle area of the cow is the most tender, since the muscles move the least during a cow’s life (as compared to the shoulder, hind end and shank). From these three larger cuts come most of the steaks you see at the market. Rib or Ribeye Steaks Rib steaks are basically a prime rib roast cut into portions, with or without the bone. The Difference Between a Rib Steak and a Ribeye Steak A rib steak has the bone attached, but the more popular ribeye steak has had the bone removed. The ribeye is also sold as a Spencer steak in the western U.S., and Delmonico steak in the East. Rib steaks usually have large pockets of fat, which add flavor and give the steak a moist, juicy texture. Short Loin Steaks Short loin steaks are cut from the area below the backbone. There, you’ll find tenderloin or filet mignon, strip steak, New York strip, porterhouse, and others.  is home to some of the most tender and popular cuts of beef, such as the Tenderloin, Strip Steak, T-Bone and Porterhouse Steaks. Loin cuts are great prepared on the grill or under a broiler. Which Short Loin Steak Is Best? Some people find a long, narrow and slightly triangular top loin steak to be less tender than a rib eye and miss the extra ripples of fat. Others think a top loin steak has just the right balance of flavor and tenderness, without being too fatty. When it has a bone, a top loin steak is known as a shell steak. When the bone is … Continue reading “How to Buy and Cook the Perfect Steak”

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Aussie Journalist Probes SARS-CoV-2 Origin

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“Where did the deadly virus that shut down the world come from?” Liz Hayes asks in an April 14, 2021, episode of “60 Minutes Australia: Under Investigation.”1 “It’s one of the greatest mysteries we’ve ever faced.”
Did it evolve in a bat-infested coppe…

Seven Reasons You Should Drink Moringa Tea

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Moringa is a tree native to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.1 There are several different species, but the most common and widely consumed is Moringa oleifera. This is sometimes referred to as “the miracle tree.” It is also called the “tree…

New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week — Edition 129

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Research of the Week
The human cerebellum stands out.

Postprandial glucose dips predict subsequent appetite.

Probiotics seem to help against COVID.

A study into set and setting in a Brazilian ayahuasca church.

Humans attribute more moral standing to animals they deem beautiful.

Feeding a Western diet to mother rats increases omega-6 content and lowers MCT and saturated fat content of the milk.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 489: Autumn Fladmo Smith: Host Elle Russ chats with Autumn Fladmo Smith, who used paleo to resolve IBS and anxiety and eventually go on to found Wild Pastures and Paleo Valley.

Episode 490: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi — The Fit Father Proejct: Host Brad Kearns chats with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi about fit fatherhood.

Health Coach Radio: Erin and Laura chat with Debora Wayne about the fact that everything is energy.
Media, Schmedia
Nature is healing.
Interesting Blog Posts
Encounter with a buffalo.

Where did COVID come from?
Social Notes

Everything Else
Never thought I’d see this: the genetics of psychic ability.

Nutrient gaps in complementary feeding in East Africa, Southern Africa, and South Asia.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Interesting effect: A single shot of testosterone increases attraction to novelty.

This is why I eat chicken tikka masala postworkout: Curcumin for DOMS.

He’s right, you know: Do not dwell. Act!

We need more wild horses: They dig wells.

Interesting study: Fossil apes and human evolution.
Question I’m Asking
Are you dwelling or are you acting?
Recipe Corner

People don’t grill enough carrots.
Paleo Jamaican brown stew.

Time Capsule
One year ago (May 1 – May 7)

No Equipment at Home Arm Workout (12 Minute EMOM with Video) — No excuses.
Floor Sitting: Do You Spend Enough Time on the Ground? — Well, do you?

Comment of the Week
“Myths are the poetic, archetypal, yes Paleo/Primal foundation of Sapien consciousness. Please reconsider using myth as a synonym for false belief.”

-Good point, Chris.

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Is IBD an underrecognized health problem in minority groups?

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a treatable condition once considered a disease that largely affects people who are white, although in recent years it has been diagnosed more often in other racial and ethnic groups, in the US and around the world. Recognizing this condition early can make a difference in care and quality of life.

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Health Experts Admit Outdoor Mask Wearing Is Ridiculous

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After a year of questionable advice on masking, ranging from head-scratching and mildly amusing to outright laughable — such as Spain mandating use of face masks while swimming in the ocean — health experts who counter the prevailing narrative on u…

Why I’m Being Censored by Spotify

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In April 2021, Spotify removed my Take Control of Your Health podcast, citing their rules about “prohibited content.”1 The takedown notification stated my podcast was in violation of their content policies, which include a prohibition of infringing con…

The Best Way to Hydrate, According to a Health Coach

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We’re all looking for the perfect formula, right? Just tell me how many grams of fat and carbs to eat. How many steps to take per day. And how many glasses of water I should be drinking within a 24-hour period. We love the precision of it all. The safety of micromanaging every detail of our life with the promise that if we can dial it in enough, we’ll enjoy perfect health for the rest of our days. But when you think about all the forcing, measuring, counting, and obsessive overplanning that goes into this kind of micromanagement, there’s actually nothing healthy about it. There’s nothing healthy about ignoring your body’s own cues in favor of what general nutrition — or random social media influencers say. Nutrition might be a science, but it’s also an art form. And learning to trust your body and what it’s trying to tell you trumps any water-to weight-ratio chart you’ll find online. But How Much Water Should You Drink? I’ve always followed Mark’s wisdom around water consumption. We both believe that the body has a well-regulated system for preventing dehydration and a built-in mechanism to let you know when we need more water. That internal mechanism is called your thirst. How much water you need is highly individual. Meaning, it depends on your unique circumstances, your activity level, and the climate you live in. Not only that, the advice to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day or half your bodyweight in ounces isn’t based on actual evidence. Those guidelines initially game from the U.S. Food and Nutrition Board recommendations back in 1945, stating that people should drink 2.5 liters of water per day. Unfortunately, people who read that statement neglected to read the following sentence that read, “Most of this quantity is contained in foods.” I know meditation is good for me, but I don’t know how to start. I’ve tried to meditate before, but my mind is too busy. It sounds easy, but it feels hard. Not sure what the hype is all about? Find out why millions of people have been meditating for thousands of years. Meditate with us for 21 days, complete with video meditations, a tracker, and community support! Caffeinated Drinks Work Against You, Right? A review published in the American Journal of Physiology goes even further to debunk the 8 glasses or 2 liter of water per day recommendation. Researchers looked at studies that measured the food and fluid intake of 28,081 men and women in the United States and found that such large volumes of water weren’t necessary for good health. They also found that caffeinated drinks (and to a lesser extent, alcohol) added to hydration levels, specifically noting that nearly one-half (47%) of the total fluids ingested by participants were coffee, tea, soft drinks, and alcohol. So, as a health coach, I don’t push the hydration issue. Instead, I empower my clients to tune into something I think most of us don’t have a good … Continue reading “The Best Way to Hydrate, According to a Health Coach”

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Sickle cell disease in newborns and children: What families should know and do

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Millions of people around the world have sickle cell disease, a genetic condition that can cause pain and damage to organs or tissues, and can make children more susceptible to other health problems. In the US, most cases are diagnosed through screening in newborns. Getting connected to the proper care early in a child’s life can help prevent complications from the disease.

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Stay-Home Order Side Effect: Opioid Deaths Nearly Doubled

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March 21, 2020, a stay-at-home order was enacted in Illinois due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It continued for 11 weeks, eventually being lifted May 30, 2020. During those 11 weeks, opioid-involved overdose deaths soared in Chicago and the surrounding sub…

Academic Exposes Media Propaganda

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In the video above, James Corbett of The Corbett Report interviews1 professor Mark Crispin Miller about mass persuasion and propaganda — topics he’s been teaching at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development …

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