Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings and Toppings!

Hey folks!

Just wanted to let y’all know about a great new resource, Mark’s new book: Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings and Toppings. If you are familiar with my Food Matrix concept you know that a minor tweak in seasonings can completely alter a meal and help to avoid food fatigue and boredom. Let’s imagine you have a chicken and broccoli meal in the works, but how do you dress that up? I mean, it IS just chicken and broccoli! Well, let’s just start with coconut oil and add one (or two, or three) of the following: ginger, garlic, cayenne, black pepper, basil, curry (red, green or yellow)….get the idea? Simple tweaks on the primary theme can completely alter your final meal, and really stave off boredom. Mark’s new book is the perfect way to add some much needed variety and taste to your already solid Paleo/Primal eating.


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Robb Wolf’s 30 Day Paleo Transformation

Have you heard about the Paleo diet and were curious about how to get started? Or maybe you’ve been trying Paleo for a while but have questions or aren’t sure what the right exercise program is for you? Or maybe you just want a 30-day meal plan and shopping list to make things easier? Then Robb Wolf’s 30 Day Paleo Transformation is for you.


  1. says

    Years ago, I heard an immigrant woman utter the following words of wisdom “Everybody cooks the same food. We just use different flavors.” :-) The spice cabinent is the most important part of your kitchen. That’s where you get variety and interest out of every meal.

  2. Elenor says

    Beautiful book, wonderful layout — and I haven’t even read as par as the first recipe yet! Quality stuff! (I’m a technical editor by profession, that sort-of stuff matters to me! {wink})

  3. Louie says


    I love your work which has helped my wife and me gain control over our health and restored our vigor of life.

    I am startled to see the bashing you and Dr. Cordain took at the hands of Dr. William R. Davis of Track your Plaque. Utterly shameless on his part.

    Dr. Davis
    Master Contributor

    Posted: 12/11/2012 7:24:20 AM

    Remember: The “paleo” approach is not designed to correct lipoproteins, nor reduce cardiovascular risk. Nor, in general, is it scientifically valid. (Anyone who reads the actual anthropological literature, as I do, will quickly see that what passes as a paleo diet today is somebody’s modern and generally semi-arbitrary interpretation of, say, Cordain’s or Rob Wolf’s lay writing, not an extrapolation of actual paleolithic/mesolithic/early neolithic diets. This is something I’ve been meaning to discuss at much greater length formally sometime in future.) So all of us should be careful with what is batted about in the popular discussions about the benefits of paleo. And, of course, while weight loss tracks health, it doesn’t mean slender people cannot still have cardiovascular risk. There can be a divergence between the two.

    Your pattern is one of excessive carbohydrate exposure, thus the extravagant small LDL particles that persist despite the reduction in carbohydrates. The highish HbA1c and high triglycerides likewise reflect the same. (If we were to view this from a paleo perspective, you likely conform to the notion of a “thrifty genotype,” i.e., having a genetic pattern that reflects adaptation to periods of calorie deprivation. Of course, no deprivation develops in the modern world, thus the accumulation of these lipoproteins.) Small LDL particles are the fundamental problem in your pattern.

    As suggested above, there may be an apo E4 pattern at work, as well, given the high LDL particle number. If this proves true, then a secondary–but NOT primary–strategy is to limit fat exposure, also consistent with a genetic advantage of thrifty genetics, but not so happy in a modern setting of unrestricted access to foods.

    First priority: Fix diet.

    By the way, we aim for 60-70 ng/ml for 25-hydroxy vitamin D, at least until we have clarification on endpoints. We have seen no toxicity at this level, consistent with observations that young people spending time in sun with plenty of surface area exposed have levels that exceed this range.


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