What Are We Really Meant to Eat? 5 Surprising Facts About the Ancestral Diet

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Our genes haven’t quite caught up to our diet yet.

Evolution can happy very fast at times, but not at the warp speed of the twinkie. And certainly not enough to catch up with 41 different flavors of Oreos.

Paleolithic eating has become more of a priority, but there are still some finer details of our ancestral history which haven’t come into focus yet.

Wild game with a lot of omega 3′s? Check.

A removal of most commercial grains with high glycemic load? Check.

Lots of leafy vegetables? Check.

But here are five truths about “primal” eating that aren’t accepted as conventional wisdom yet.

Why Some People Get Fat and Others Don’t

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I used to have a girlfriend who felt terrible about the fact that she needed to lose ten pounds. So she relentlessly did cardio at the gym.

Her scale would nudge a little bit, but not enough to make her happy.

Then she’d slip up on her ultra militaristic exercise regime and go into a funk for her lack of discipline.

Years later I realize it wasn’t her fault. She just wasn’t doing things the right way.

Here’s why.

Why I Love Eggs and You Should Too

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When I was a kid eggs were uncontroversial, cheap, and uniformly white.

No one seemed to be complaining about them.

Now the gossip around eggs carries on like an E! daily show after Lady Gaga managed to expose even more of herself in ways we never wanted to see.

However, despite the increase in attention, the truth about eggs has never really changed.

Carry on, wayward son.

Channeling Kris Carr: When Should You Cut Out Your Cup of Coffee?

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I recently read an article about drinking coffee by Kris Carr.

It was pretty good, but there were a few parts that weren’t so good.

Bad? No. That’s being a bit too strong. But there were some inaccuracies.

And hey, if you’re anything like me you love a morning cup of jo. So let’s get the story straight about coffee shall we?

Building Your Brand Affordably: When and When Not to Private Label

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If you’re starting a supplement company, is it possible to shrink startup costs from $20,000 to $500 and take label design, insurance, and order handling off your tab?

Yes, if you’re willing to make a crucial trade off.

The Ins and Outs of Weight Loss Supplements – And Why You Shouldn’t Take Them

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Weight loss supplements won’t help you lose weight. At least not very much.

Could they still be useful? Sure, depending on what you buy. At worst they’re inert, and at best some of their ingredients are extremely helpful, albeit over advertised.

Here’s a useful guide for navigating the waters.