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Mastering the Art of Self-Negotiation

pimg class=”alignright” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA%202012/choices.jpg” alt=”choices” width=”320″ height=”232″ title=”Mastering the Art of Self Negotiation” /It happens to many #8211; if not all of us at some point. You see an ad for pizza (insert other favorite non-Primal food) and find yourself fixated on a a title=”Managing Cravings: Strategies to Stay the Primal Course” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/managing-cravings-strategies-to-stay-the-primal-course/”sudden and persistent craving/a. Most days you can look past it without much thought. Today is not one of those days. Sensory memory kicks into high gear, and the itch takes root. The inner dialogue of to eat or not to eat ensues. Your mind begins the trek down ye olde path of a title=”Entitled to Sabotage” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/entitled-to-sabotage/”creative justification/a, and the trip is pretty well decided from there. “It’s been how many weeks/months since I ‘allowed’ myself to have pizza?” “I’ve eaten really well the last few days.” “It’s been a crappy day of putting up with x, [...]

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pemimg class=”alignright” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA%202012/xray.jpg” alt=”xray” width=”320″ height=”242″ title=”Beyond Sugar and Soda: Nutritional Cures for Damaged Teeth” /This is another special guest post from our favorite study-dismantler, a title=”Raw Food SOS – Denise Minger” href=”http://rawfoodsos.com/about/” target=”_blank”Denise Minger/a. Read all of her previous Mark’s Daily Apple articles a title=”Does a High Fat Diet Cause Type 2 Diabetes?” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/does-a-high-fat-diet-cause-type-2-diabetes/#axzz1p5TrAN1t”here/a, a title=”High Fat Diet Linked to Breast Cancer?” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/high-fat-diet-linked-to-breast-cancer/”here/a, a title=”Will Eating Whole Grains Help You Live Longer?” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/will-eating-whole-grain-fiber-help-you-live-longer/”here/a, a title=”Is Fish Oil Link to Prostrate Cancer?” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fish-oil-prostate-cancer/”here/a, and a title=”Will Eating Red Meat Kill You?” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/will-eating-red-meat-kill-you/”here/a, pay a title=”Raw Food SOS” href=”http://rawfoodsos.com/” target=”_blank”her website/a a visit, and grab a copy of her new book /ema title=”Amazon.com: Death by Food Pyramid” href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0984755128/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8amp;camp=1789amp;creative=390957amp;creativeASIN=0984755128amp;linkCode=as2amp;tag=marsdaiapp07-20amp;linkId=P22VAAD57KJMZ2R7″ target=”_blank”Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Ruined Your Health/aem./em emEnter Denise#8230;/em/p
pWhen you’re a teenager, a tad cocky about your flossing-and-brushing prowess, and a proud worshipper [...]

Original post by Guest

pimg class=”alignright” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA%202012/night3.jpg” alt=”night3″ width=”320″ height=”213″ title=”7 Nighttime Rituals to Help You Unwind, Relax, and Chill Out (That Dont Involve Alcohol)” /Last week, I shared a title=”Self-Experiment: No Alcohol for 45 Days and Counting” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/no-alcohol-challenge/”my evolving relationship with alcohol/a. I#8217;m off it, basically. A big change has been at night; a glass or two of wine with Carrie used to be my nighttime ritual. It would help me unwind from a stressful day, relax and reconnect with my wife, and get me ready for bed. So when I decided to give up alcohol #8211; or at least make it an occasional rather than regular indulgence #8211; I knew I had to figure out another way to unwind before bed. I haven#8217;t really settled on anything yet. I#8217;ve only explored some of the research on nighttime unwinding and thought I#8217;d share my findings with you./p
pI#8217;m not going to include routine, everyday advice [...]

Original post by Mark Sisson

pimg class=”alignright” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA%202012/meat22.jpg” alt=”meat22″ width=”320″ height=”250″ title=”Dear Mark: Does Dietary Acid/Base Balance Matter?” /For today#8217;s a title=”Dear Mark” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/category/dear-mark/”Dear Mark/a, I#8217;m covering just one topic: the relevance of acid/base balance to health. Anyone wading through the morass of Internet diet information has come across the idea than an excess of acidity derived from our diet overloads the body#8217;s ability to balance it with alkalinity. A diverse group invokes it, including strict paleo dieters, vegans grasping for straws to indict meat, and web sites featuring HTML from the 1990s that sell alkalizing water tablets. And because acidity sounds caustic and vaguely negative, lots of people buy into it. So, does it matter?/p
pLet#8217;s go:/p
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blockquotepI often hear about the acid-alkaline properties of foods in the comments and forums. However, I am not sure if this has any scientific merit. You don#8217;t seem to have any posts about it so would you care to shed [...]

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pimg class=”alignright” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA%202012/HarissaLambchops-1.jpg” alt=”HarissaLambchops 1″ width=”320″ height=”212″ title=”Harissa Lamb Chops with Raw Swiss Chard Salad” /It’s a bit of a mystery why raw kale salads took off with the popularity they did and raw Swiss chard salads have yet to catch on. Raw Swiss chard greens are tender and milder in flavor than you might think. The stems are edible and have a pleasantly crunchy texture and tart flavor. Not a fan of cooked Swiss chard? There’s a good chance you’ll like it better raw. The leaves have a light and lemony flavor with very little of the astringent bitterness of cooked Swiss chard./p
pIt’s that light and lemony flavor that pairs so well with something meatier, heavier and spicier like harissa lamb chops. The flavor combination of harissa lamb chops and raw Swiss chard salad is pretty much perfect. Plus, you’re getting ample amounts of vitamins K, A, C and [...]

Original post by Worker Bee

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pIt’s Friday, everyone! And that means another a title=”Success Stories” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/category/success-story-summaries/”Primal Blueprint Real Life Story/a from a Mark#8217;s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me a title=”Contact Me!” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-book/share-success-story/” target=”_self”here/a. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!/p
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pimg class=”alignright” title=”Primal Blueprint Real Life Story” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA2009/real_life_stories_stories-1-2.jpg” alt=”real life stories stories 1 2″ width=”320″ height=”240″ /Like many others who’ve jumped on the Paleo/Primal eating concept, I didn’t quite start following the regimen for weight loss. My issues stemmed from the life halting condition (which I believe to be an autoimmune condition) rosacea. For those who aren’t familiar with the condition, rosacea is an inflammatory skin disease known to have an effect on facial flushing and redness. In my case, it got [...]

Original post by Guest

pimg class=”alignright” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA%202012/routine.jpg” alt=”routine” width=”320″ height=”320″ title=”The Downside of Routine: When Trying Something New Is Exactly What You Need” /I’ll admit I’m a creature of habit in many ways. I tend to settle into routines that feel good, and I get pretty invested in them at times. (It amuses my wife.) It’s not that I don’t love to drop everything and travel to an exciting place or take a day off to do something totally out of the ordinary. In fact, my job requires me to do a lot outside of my routine, including a lot of travel and off the cuff events. All of it makes me more grateful, however, for the formula of a regular day in the a title=”How-to Guide: Standing at Work” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/standing-at-work/”home office/a or the traditional events around which we tend to anchor our calendar. When it comes to my Primal efforts, I likewise [...]

Original post by Mark Sisson

pimg class=”alignright” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA%202012/wheat8.jpg” alt=”wheat8″ width=”320″ height=”213″ title=”Does Gluten Have Any Effect on Non Celiacs?” /The a title=”Being gluten free is dumb—and gluten intolerance may not even exist” href=”http://sploid.gizmodo.com/being-gluten-free-is-dumb-because-gluten-insensitivity-1577178094″ target=”_blank”headlines are everywhere/a: gluten sensitivity doesn#8217;t actually exist, and anyone who thinks they have it is a liar, delusional, dumb, or all three. The a title=”This Gluten-Free Thing Is a Really Overblown Fad!” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/gluten-free-fad/”message isn#8217;t a new one/a, but the stories do point to a new a title=”No effects of gluten in patients with self-reported non-celiac gluten sensitivity after dietary reduction of fermentable, poorly absorbed, short-chain carbohydrates.” href=”http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23648697″ target=”_blank”study/a from a group of researchers who previously found that removing wheat from the diet improved symptoms in people with IBS. In the new paper, the researchers tested whether isolated gluten #8211; rather than a title=”The Problems with Modern Wheat” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-problems-with-modern-wheat/”wheat/a #8211; exacerbated IBS symptoms. It did not. The IBS patients in the latest [...]

Original post by Mark Sisson

pimg class=”alignright” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA%202012/wineglass.jpg” alt=”wineglass” width=”320″ height=”213″ title=”Self Experiment: No Alcohol for 45 Days and Counting” /I#8217;ve always had gut issues #8211; IBS and related challenges. In fact, the diarrhea, bloating, gut pain, gas, and the assorted other embarrassing IBS symptoms that make life truly difficult are what led me to this lifestyle. a title=”Top 8 Most Common Reactions to Your Grain-Free Diet (and How to Respond)” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/top-8-most-common-reactions-to-your-grain-free-diet-and-how-to-respond/”Getting rid of grains/a at age 47 was life-changing, and even as a title=”This Gluten-Free Thing Is a Really Overblown Fad!” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/gluten-free-fad/”gluten deniers are becoming more vocal/a I will adamantly stand by that shift as one of the most important Primal behaviors anyone can adopt. I went from waking up everyday in pain most of my life, having to be continuously aware that an episode might occur at any time, and planning my daily excursions away from home based on where I knew there [...]

Original post by Mark Sisson

pimg class=”alignright” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA%202012/vibramfivefingers.jpg” alt=”vibramfivefingers” width=”320″ height=”214″ title=”Dear Mark: Are My Vibram FiveFingers Dangerous?” /Today, I#8217;m answering one hot-topic question for this week#8217;s a title=”Dear Mark” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/category/dear-mark/”Dear Mark/a. It concerns an issue that#8217;s inspired several dozen emails from readers: the a title=”Vibram FiveFingers” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/vibram-fivefingers/”Vibram FiveFingers/a lawsuit and settlement. If you want to skip ahead to the take home point, it#8217;s that I#8217;m not getting rid of my Vibram FiveFingers anytime soon. Heck, I#8217;m wearing a pair as I type this. I may even be typing with my FiveFinger-clad toes. (It could happen#8230;) If you want my more extensive take on it, read on./p
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pI would love to hear your comments on the a title=”FiveFingers Still Stupid, Now Culpable” href=”http://fittish.deadspin.com/vibram-fivefingers-still-stupid-now-culpable-1572955736″FiveFingers lawsuit/a. I suspect many of your readers and listeners would be interested too. Possible blog post or podcast topic?/p
pIt seems to me that the #8220;science#8221; used to drive the lawsuit was a [...]

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