Fitness

Intermittent Fasting: How It Works, Reasons to Try It & Considerations for Athletes
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It’s curious how not eating can spark so many questions and debates. A practice born out of necessity for our ancestors, fasting for long stretches happened when weather or circumstance hampered hunting and gathering, or for shorter periods while on the hunt or foraging. As food has become readily available and abundant in many countries, […]

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Man tromps around for hours to create snow mural the size of two soccer fields
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SILVERTHORNE — Simon Beck carefully plots his course before shuffling through a windswept snowfield high in the Rocky Mountains. Using a compass, snowshoes and his background as a cartographer and competitive orienteer, the 61-year-old British artist and a handful of volunteers recently tromped across a frozen reservoir near the ski resort town of Silverthorne to […]

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The Definitive Guide to Blood Sugar
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What’s sweet, red, sticky, and deadly? Blood sugar. (I’m sure there are other things that qualify, but most of them contain sugar of some sort so I’m sticking with it.) Too little of it, and you go into hypoglycemic shock. That can kill you if left untreated. Too much of it, and you waste away […]

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Dear Mark: Abandoning the Keto “Fad,” Ketone Study Calories, and Low-Lactose Fat
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For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions from readers. First, does the renewed vigor assailing the keto diet have me worried about my business? Should I start going vegan to cover all my bases? Second, did the “ketones for overtraining” study from last week control for calories? And third, how can a […]

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Keto Pills: Why I’m Highly Skeptical
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There are a dizzying number of keto pills on the market now. They promise easy weight loss, increased energy, and the benefits of ketosis without the pesky following-a-strict-diet part. As savvy MDA readers, you know that optimal health never comes in a bottle. You also know that I’m a proponent of wise supplementation to support […]

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2-Ingredient Keto Snack: Chocolate Bacon
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Few words exist that can elicit an immediate mouth-watering response like these: dark chocolate and bacon. As simple as cooking can get (if that’s what we’re calling baking bacon, and melting chocolate), if you’re Primal, keto, or Primal-keto, you likely have these two ingredients on hand in your kitchen most of the time. Very dark […]

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Weekly Link Love – Edition 63
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Research of the Week Evidence of cooked starchy rhizomes from 170,000 years ago. Prenatal exposure to phthalates linked to lower muscle mass at 6 years of age in girls (but not boys). More liver and pancreatic fat, more diabetes. Damaged mitochondria promote autoimmune disease. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 397: Darryl Edwards: Host Elle Russ […]

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