The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health, and Boundless Energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
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Combining modern genetic science and evolutionary biology, The Primal Blueprint dispels a number of the myths that modern medicine and conventional wisdom have come to accept as fact. Author Mark Sisson takes the reader on a fascinating journey through human evolution, comparing the life and robust health of our hunter-gatherer ancestors with a day in the life of a modern family - exposing potential health issues that arise from trying to do the right things living in the 21st century. Sisson offers a solution in 10 empowering "Blueprint Lifestyle Laws" that can help us reprogram our genes away from disease and pain towards a direction of effortless weight loss, vibrant health and boundless energy. The reader learns how the right high-fat diet can actually help one lose weight; how popular low-fat, grain-based diets might trigger illness, disease, and lifelong weight gain; why doing too much cardio exercise might actually suppress the immune system and how some of today's most common medications might make a health condition even worse. The consummate book on "Paleo" or "Primal"
negative. Yes, there are health freaks eating optimal diets with good family histories who will inexplicably get cancer, but this is not a logical argument against living a clean life. Also, upon deeper examination, sometimes “inexplicable” becomes clearer. A dark-featured person who avoids sunlight yet contracts skin cancer might be a victim of vitamin D deficiency and an imbalance of fatty acids in the diet more so than simply random bad luck. What about the hard-living, inactive characters who
up. I enjoyed longer, slower bike rides into the mountains, connecting with nature and enjoying a sense of adventure in exploring new routes. I built my fitness in a comfortable manner and felt refreshed, energized, and inspired about my training—a far cry from the out-and-out suffering I endured from recurring intense running sessions with a fit pack of training partners. Lo and behold, with my casual approach I became the fourth fastest Hawaii Ironman triathlete in the world one year, avoided
oils (borage, cod-liver, krill, salmon, sunflower seed, hemp seed). Refrigerate and use quickly. Animal fats (chicken fat, lard, tallow), butter, and coconut oil are best for cooking. Fish: Wild-caught from remote, pollution-free waters. Small, oily, cold-water fish best (anchovies, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines). Fruits: Locally grown, organic, (or wild) in-season preferred. Berries are premier choice. Go strictly organic with soft, edible skins. Moderate intake of dried fruit and those
sprint a little faster the next time. That which didn’t kill Grok made him stronger. Take that, Nietzsche! Today occasional maximum effort sprints help increase energy levels, improve athletic performance, and minimize the effects of aging by promoting the release of testosterone and human growth hormone (these are beneficial for women as well as men). Once a week (or more frequently if you are an experienced athlete), when energy and motivation levels are high, choose a simple, brief session
gently—or jog if you are really fit). Everyone should shoot for a bare minimum of two hours of low-intensity aerobic movement per week. Obviously, Grok did much more than this and ideally we would, too. I’d consider three to five hours per week an optimal range for most people with busy lives. If you can manage a single long hike on the weekend and a few short walks or cardio machine sessions during the week, you will dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease (in comparison to being