Primal Plunge Results – Part 3

Of course having been diagnosed in ’14 with Hashimoto’s Disease of the thyroid, I’m all over this organ in my blood work, and the journey we are on really started with that diagnosis and reversing the disease with diet.  In other words, I pay a lot of attention to this panel.  The thyroid is on […]

Primal Plunge Results – Part 2

It’s been clear to me for a few years now that blood sugar regulation is important to my health, and that my blood sugar is very sensitive to the amount of carbohydrate in my diet.  The Plunge ran 2019 Jan 21 to Apr 20 and I measured my food intake religiously with Cronometer from February […]

Supercharged Power Meal Recipe

As with the original recipe, and second recipe the purpose of using this meal is to build muscle and develop a lean(er) physique.  This recipe maximizes nutrient density with the addtion of beef liver, perhaps the most nutrient dense part of the animal.  It also includes a full gram of sodium per serving, which helps […]

Tom’s Sriracha-Maple-Garlic Green Beans

This recipe using Primal Woods Pure Maple Syrup comes from friend and fellow United States Naval Academy graduate, Tom Fritz.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a creative cook; fortunately I know creative cooks and mixologists!  The mixture of a touch of both sweet and spicy has always appealed to me; these […]

Power Meal Recipe II

As with the first recipe, the purpose of using this meal is to build muscle and develop a lean(er) physique.  This recipe though is tailored to the phase just prior to achieving your desired weight/body composition.  Power Meal II is lower in calories per serving due to the additional bulk of veggies reducing the amount […]

The Protein Leverage Hypothesis – A Key Piece of the Nutrition Puzzle


Primal Blueprint 10 Laws

The health “space” is vast, and Mark Sisson did a good job of outlining a large majority of its scope with his Primal Blueprint 10 Laws. A person could literally spend a lifetime of study inside any of the 10 elements, and some have. I talked about some of these in my post “Paleo f(x) 2017 #pfx17 Recap – 4 Recommendations for Radically Improving Health.”

CDC FastStats Overweigt and Obese

In this post I will be going down a rabbit hole inside only one, that being Law Nr 1: Eat Plants and Animals, the first of two laws regarding nutrition. It seems simple and easy enough, but if it were it’s unlikely that 72% of adults in the United States would be overweight or obese. CDC FastStats Overweight and Obese.

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Maple, Bacon and Sprouts Recipe

Side Dish or Main Course, You Decide!

I’ve set this up for 4 servings as an appetizer or side dish. Split it down the middle and it’s a very hearty meal for 2. And that touch of Primal Woods Pure Maple Syrup sweetness. Even the dog will eat sprouts if you pile on enough bacon!

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Geri’s Homemade Mayo Recipe

Healthy Fats – Good For What Ails Ya

Use this mayonnaise anywhere you would use the store bought varieties; sandwich spread, tuna and chicken salad, coleslaw, veggie dips, etc. Geri started with a recipe from Chris Kresser, and then took it in a slightly different direction. Ever wonder how to make mayo? Here you go!

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Primal Plunge – Primal Lifestyle: Why?

Why Do People Adopt a New Diet?

According to the 13th Annual Food and Health Survey commissioned by International Food Information Council Foundation, the most prevalent motivation to adopt a new “eating pattern” is weight loss. Surprise, surprise.

It’s hard to argue with any of these motivators it seems to me. And the desired benefits largely line up with those motivators, with cardiovascular health and weight loss being the top two. But so what?

Cardiovascular heatlh has been a chief driver of dietary interventions in the lives of Americans for over 60 years; Ancel Keys and the “diet heart hypothesis” being the most infamous
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