White Chicken Chili

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Mark’s Daily Apple – White chili is called white chili for three reasons. One, it’s made with chicken, not beef. Two, it’s made with white beans. Three, it’s sometimes thickened with milk and flour, or cream.
Does white chili have a place at the Primal table? Absolutely. It’s easy to dispense with the milk and flour, since thickening the chili isn’t crucial to its flavor. What about the beans?  You can keep them in the chili if you like (although perhaps in smaller amounts than most recipes call for). Or, substitute … Read more

My Life Was Changed by MDA, and Now I Want to Help Others Create Better Health!

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Mark’s Daily Apple – “Seeing how much my heath has improved by changing the way I eat and move has seeded me with an intense desire to help others realize how much better they can feel if they take better care of themselves.”
The post My Life Was Changed by MDA, and Now I Want to Help Others Create Better Health! appeared first on Mark's Daily Apple…. Read more

Promises and Limitations of the “Personalized Care” Movement: Where We Are Now

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Mark’s Daily Apple – Several years ago, I gave my take on the “personalized care” movement : the broad push to use a person’s genetic data to design optimal therapies, treatments, interventions, and pharmaceuticals. I was supportive and hesitantly optimistic, but I also acknowledged the limitations and drawbacks. Yes, genetics do determine how we respond to different therapies, and we can optimize medical care using the information—if we understand what our genes are saying and how they interact with the … Read more

Promises and Limitations of the “Personalized Care” Movement: Where We Are Now

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Mark’s Daily Apple – Several years ago, I gave my take on the “personalized care” movement : the broad push to use a person’s genetic data to design optimal therapies, treatments, interventions, and pharmaceuticals. I was supportive and hesitantly optimistic, but I also acknowledged the limitations and drawbacks. Yes, genetics do determine how we respond to different therapies, and we can optimize medical care using the information—if we understand what our genes are saying and how they interact with the … Read more

Promises and Limitations of the “Personalized Care” Movement: Where We Are Now

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Mark’s Daily Apple – Several years ago, I gave my take on the “personalized care” movement : the broad push to use a person’s genetic data to design optimal therapies, treatments, interventions, and pharmaceuticals. I was supportive and hesitantly optimistic, but I also acknowledged the limitations and drawbacks. Yes, genetics do determine how we respond to different therapies, and we can optimize medical care using the information—if we understand what our genes are saying and how they interact with the … Read more

Promises and Limitations of the “Personalized Care” Movement: Where We Are Now

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Mark’s Daily Apple – Several years ago, I gave my take on the “personalized care” movement : the broad push to use a person’s genetic data to design optimal therapies, treatments, interventions, and pharmaceuticals. I was supportive and hesitantly optimistic, but I also acknowledged the limitations and drawbacks. Yes, genetics do determine how we respond to different therapies, and we can optimize medical care using the information—if we understand what our genes are saying and how they interact with the … Read more

Can You Harness the Placebo Effect For Yourself?

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Mark’s Daily Apple – Every parent reading this has dealt extensively in placebo: the analgesic effect of the ouchie kiss. When your child bumps his head or skins her knee, the quickest way to ease the pain isn’t a Band-Aid, ice pack, or Tylenol. It’s a kiss. Works every time.
“But your kid only thinks it’s helping. You’re just tricking him.”
Maybe. So what?
In common parlance, “placebo” is a bad thing connoting uselessness, ineffectiveness, and treachery. Placebos are smoke and … Read more

Introducing The New Primal Blueprint!

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Mark’s Daily Apple – Greetings, readers. It’s time to announce the publication of another book—called The New Primal Blueprint . Recognize the title? Yes, this is a comprehensive expansion, revision and update of the original 2009 bestseller, and the official name is indeed The New Primal Blueprint! And no, it’s not a mere reprint with me wearing a newer shirt and older smile on the cover. This publication is the culmination of a massive six-year R&D project involving several staff members (especially Brad Kearns, Man… Read more

Dear Mark: Transdermal Magnesium and Vitamin D/B12 Products for a Vegetarian

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Mark’s Daily Apple – For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering two questions. The first one concerns transdermal magnesium. Does it work? Can magnesium actually permeate the skin and enter circulation? Probably. And for the last question, I provide a bunch of examples of natural products—foods and behaviors—that can increase vitamin D and B12 levels for an ailing vegetarian.
Let’s go:
Mark, what’s your two cents on transdermal magnesium? I take between 200-600 mg mag glyconate daily. I then add mag… Read more

Weekend Link Love – Edition 426

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Mark’s Daily Apple – Research of the Week
Mainlining garlic for cold season? Have an apple over salad for the sake of those around you.
Dim light in the room when you sleep impairs cognitive performance the next day.
Doctors are over-diagnosing breast cancer.
An extra hour of sleep increases wages by over 1% in the short term and 5% in the long term.
Better pupils have bigger pupils.
Interrupting your sitting with frequent standing breaks increases mental alertness, reduces fatigue, and inhibits food cravings.

More sun, less s… Read more