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5 Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Adults with Recipes

When was the last time you made yourself a nice lunch for a work day? If you’re like most people, lunch is a bit of a scramble. That’s why we came up with 5 bento box lunch ideas for adults, so you can take a breather in the middle of the day with a meal that’s enjoyable and satisfying. We hear it a lot here at Mark’s Daily Apple: Breakfast is easy,...

Weekly Link Love — Edition 99

Research of the Week Fatigue makes time fly. Researchers are exploring the “entities” people meet on DMT. Hominids were cooking food in hydrothermal vents millions of years ago. Plastic-degrading bacteria are rapidly evolving in the ocean. Probiotics help obese children lose weight. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 446: Brad Kearns: Host...

Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation, How to Get Going When You Don’t Feel Like It

“I should work out today.” “I should eat better.” “I should stop shoving food in my face.” How many times a day do you find yourself using the word should? Most of my clients know what they should be doing to improve their health, but can’t seem to motivate themselves to actually do it. That’s why they come to me. Here’s the thing though. I can’t...

Does Your Digestion Need a Tune-up?

Well, does it? We’re all going to be putting food in our bodies just about every day for the rest of our lives. Most of us will do it several times a day. We’ll chew it, send it down the esophagus into our stomach, and expose it to gastric juices and digestive enzymes. We’ll strip it of nutrients and send the excess down to the colon for dismissal,...

The Pandemic’s Toll on Mental Health and Relationships: What Can We Learn?

When Mark asked me to write a post about the toll the pandemic is taking on mental health and relationships, I didn’t want simply to detail the ways it’s hard to live through a pandemic. Nor did I want to throw a bunch of statistics at you about how many people are having a difficult time. You know that it’s like living in the world’s least entertaining...

Why We Should All Be Eating Organ Meats

Today we welcome a post by guest author Ashleigh VanHouten, health and nutrition journalist, public speaker, certified health coach, and host of the Muscle Maven Radio podcast. Here, she explains why we’re missing out if we’re only eating boring boneless cuts of meat from the grocery store, and makes the case for eating nose-to-tail, for both our health...

Keto Cubano (Cuban Sandwich) Sliders Recipe (Gluten Free)

When you think of a Cubano, or Cuban Sandwich, you probably think of some combination of flavorful pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard on bread, grilled until the layers meld into a salty, tangy, warm pork and cool pickle flavor bomb. This Keto Cubano Sliders Recipe gives you the Cuban Sandwich experience you crave without messing up your carb...

Weekly Link Love — Edition 98

Research of the Week People with amnesia often gain weight because they forget they’ve already eaten. Caffeine makes alcohol more rewarding. Taller people have stronger testosterone responses to exercise. Despite widespread dairy consumption, Bronze Age Europeans had relatively low frequency of lactase persistence. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts...

Ask a Health Coach: Is Eating Healthy Even Worth It?

Hey, folks. If you’ve ever wondered if watching what you eat is really worth it, you’ll want to check out today’s post. PHCI Coaching Director, Erin Power is here answering your questions about managing macros, weighing the pros and cons of meal prep, and the value of paying more for your food. We love getting your questions, so keep them coming in...

All About the Liver, and How to Support Your Favorite Detoxification Organ

The liver is incredible. Most people think of it as a filter, but filters are physical barriers that accumulate junk and have to be cleaned. The liver isn’t a filter. It’s a chemical processing plant. Rather than sit there, passively receiving, filtering out, and storing undesirable compounds, the liver encounters toxic chemicals and attempts to metabolize...

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