Friday, August 23, 2019

FREE Back On Track Meal Plan

A 1-week clean eating challenge to get you back on track after a glorious summer! Yep, that’s right, a FREE “Back on Track” meal plan just for you!

Between barbecues, cottage weekends, wedding season and patio drinks it sure is difficult to stick to health goals in the summer time.

Don’t fret! This 1-week long challenge is designed to help you take control and fuel your body with clean and delicious food.


  • 1-week clean eating meal plan
  • 16 whole food recipes
  • Nutrition information for each recipe, including macros per serving
  • Grocery shopping list
  • Meal prep guide that tells you exactly what to do when


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Weekly Link Love — Episode 43

Research of the Week

Endogenous opioids facilitate social closeness.

Researchers identify 14 independent biomarkers of early mortality.

Antibiotics may raise the risk of bowel cancer.

The link between air pollution and bipolar disorder.

Rituals help relationships.

90 days of keto helps type 2 diabetics.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 367: Dr. Robert Glover: Host Elle Russ welcomes Dr. Robert Glover back to the podcast.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 23: Our very own Erin Power tells her tale.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

Media, Schmedia

The case against using “war on cancer” metaphors.

Parents who malnourished their kid with vegan diet avoid jail time.

Interesting Blog Posts

Why African chickens have longer, meatier legs (for now).

“I heard that, up until 5 or 6 years ago, they weren’t even cooking their food…simply eating it raw right where it fell.”

Social Notes

Listen to the Sisson (and do your microworkouts).

My guess on why dogs are so fat and sick.

Everything Else

When ancient hunter-gatherers met ancient farmers, they produced some weird art.

Good article about the danger of artificial light with decent recommendations for kids who use devices. I just don’t like how they seem resigned to the trend of kids being glued to these things.

Animal Rebellion activists plan to blockade the UK’s largest wholesale meat market in October.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Tinfoil hats off to the people who warned about this for years: Higher maternal fluoride levels during pregnancy predict lower IQ in boys (but not girls).

Stuff gets older and older: Humans made it to Mongolia much earlier than we thought.

Very interesting idea: Did parasites select for increased human variability?

I’m not surprised: After Maryanne Demasi produced two great T.V. specials questioning the conventional wisdom on statins and heart disease, she and her entire time got fired.

When one of the most powerful vegans isn’t buying it…: Whole Foods CEO John Mackay questions the health effects of eating plant-based “meats.”

Question I’m Asking

Is the backlash to fake meat fake?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 18 – Aug 24)

Comment of the Week

“Back in the 1950s or so you could order tapeworm pills for weightloss.”

DC, that’s the next big Primal Kitchen product: mayo with wriggling, writhing tapeworms.


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Introducing Truvani’s Glorious Gut Probiotic Supplement

I’m a big believer that your overall (mind and body) health starts in the gut. After experiencing a health crisis and changing my diet, I found an incredible health practitioner who recommended I start taking a probiotic. They explained to me that this would help to restore healthy bacteria in my gut, which has a dramatic effect on your overall health. So, I began taking a probiotic – this was the first health supplement I ever took. Now over ten years later, I still take one daily. This one simple change helped support my health more than anything else I tried. After just a few weeks of working on balancing my gut, I started to notice some little things… My mind felt clear. My body felt good. My skin looked fantastic!

Since taking a probiotic was a BIG turning point in my health journey, when I co-founded Truvani I knew I had to create one.

And I’m not the only one who’s a mega fan of probiotics. It’s been our #1 most requested product since we launched Truvani. But the thing we learned is formulating a great probiotic is no small task. We considered making a probiotic powder, a probiotic tablet, a probiotic drink… and none of them were good enough. And a lot of funny things happen while working with these live strains of bacteria… like when we created a liquid one and it outgrew the container (yikes!) So, I went with my gut (pun intended) and waited until we got our product juuuuust right, and….

In the end we created one awesome probiotic capsule supplement. One that contains 15 incredible strains of healthy bacteria to support a balanced gut.

I’m proud to introduce Truvani’s Glorious Gut Probiotic. It’s been a long time in the making… and it’s available today at our special launch pricing!

Up until recently, the health of our gut has been largely ignored. But now, researchers are even calling this remarkable system our “2nd brain”, and some doctors have dubbed it “A new clinical frontier”. Thanks to all this research pouring out, we now know that much of our health is controlled by our gut. And it’s one of the reasons why everyone keeps talking about “Gut Health”. Silly health fads can get a little obnoxious… But gut health isn’t a fad. It’s a revolution.

Watch this video to see why gut health is so important and how Truvani’s Glorious Gut is the best probiotic on the market:


When it comes to probiotics, different bacterial strains have different benefits. So when formulating a probiotic you can choose to include ones that focus specifically on skin health, or immunity support, or digestive health. Well, I wanted one to do it all…

So, I put together my DREAM formula.

Most brands don’t do this. The cost to create a probiotic with more strains costs more money… and some companies cut strains to cut costs. But here at Truvani we believe in creating the best. We put our customers first, and if you can get all the good stuff in one probiotic, I say we do it.

We included 15 properly dosed strains to deliver a wide range of benefits. Some other brands “strain wash” their probiotic. This means the bulk of it only contains 2 or 3 strains, lightly “dusted” with other strains to save money and look better on the label. We don’t take shortcuts at Truvani. 

All of this is why I can proudly call Glorious Gut the best probiotic on the market. It’s vegan and non-GMO with 15 Strains and 15 Billion CFU’s per capsule.

And right now, you can get Glorious Gut at special launch pricing

If you ever thought about trying a probiotic, now’s the time to do it. Gut health is extremely important and I love giving my gut everything it needs to handle the day ahead. It’s going to be a game-changer for you too!  


P.S. There is a lot of complicated (sometimes conflicting) medical research about gut health. But really it all comes down to this: Your gut is a garden. It is where the seeds for health and beauty are planted. Probiotics are like fertilizer, they help the good stuff in the gut grow. This keeps our gut strong, so that bad bacteria (kind of like weeds), don’t overtake our beautiful blooming gut flora. Healthy soil makes for beautiful blooms, and a healthy gut makes for beautiful skin and a happy you. 


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Summer Pasta Salad with Herb Dressing

This is one of those great recipes where you can mix and match whatever you have in your fridge – or garden! Sub in 2.5 cups of your own summer veggies and use the combination of fresh and dried herbs you have in your pantry. You can’t go wrong! Cilantro, parsley, or dill. Tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, cucumbers, corn, eggplant. Top it with a delicious protein or eat it alone as a lunch or side dish. Great for potlucks and picnics too!

The Dressing

I used fresh cilantro plus dried dill and parsley for a blend of green flavor. The dressing is made with sour cream, mayo, and lemon juice for a creamy style that sticks to your pasta and soaks in over time. Shout out to Plenty’s Della for the idea to blend sour cream + mayo. It’s a winner!

Also, lemon zest for LIFE!

Lightly Cook Veggies with Pasta

Whenever I’m making a pasta dish that includes veggies that need a little softening, I add them in the last few minutes. One pot, multitasking!

The Recipe

Herby Summer Pasta Salad

This is one of those great recipes where you can mix and match whatever you have in your fridge – or garden! Sub in 2.5 cups of your own summer veggies and use the combination of fresh and dried herbs you have in your pantry. You can’t go wrong!

  • 2 cups whole wheat rotini
  • 1 cup chopped fresh green beans
  • 1 cup frozen (or fresfire roasted corn
  • 1/2 bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup crumbed feta cheese

For Dressing

  • 1 lemon (zested and juiced)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 small handful fresh cilantro
  • 1 pinch dried dill
  • 1 pinch dried parsley
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground pepper
  1. Cook pasta according to package. With 3 minutes remaining, add beans and corn. Drain.
  2. When cool, toss pasta with bell pepper and feta.
  3. To make dressing, add lemon zest through pepper in a blender and blend.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Garnish with additional fresh herbs.

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