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Chicken Chili

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The Healthier Comfort Food Ahh yes Chicken Chili ….When fall and winter hit and you just want that warm bowl of soup reach for this healthier version of chili. Hearty, filled with veggies and delicious! The entire family just loves this Chicken chili recipe. I can get the kids to eat a good amount of […]

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4 Fun Pumpkin Exercises

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A Halloween workout? Well, it doesn’t take a mad scientist (or a person dressed as a mad scientist) to realize that a pumpkin can be used as a weight. Pumpkins (the ones grown for carving purposes) can typically range from two pounds to 25 pounds, with the biggest pumpkin, ever, being recorded in 2014 at a monstrous

Why Do Muscles Get Sore After Exercise?

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No pain, no gain is just plain wrong when it comes to your workouts — you can still build muscle without those tell-tale aches and lingering exercise soreness. So, what is actually happening when your body hurts all over from yesterday’s vigorous routine? What’s really going on when your muscles are sore after a workout? 

Paleo Thyroid Solution Success Story: Cara Haun

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It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. This week’s featured testimonial is one of many success stories spurred by Primal Blueprint Publishing’s brand new release, The Paleo Thyroid Solution, by Elle Russ. Note: If you’re outside of the U.S. and had trouble purchasing a Kindle copy of the book, it’s now available!

If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here . I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!

When I look back on my life, I realize that I had hypothyroid symptoms for most of it. One I can recall clearly is that I was always cold. It could be 95°F outside and I would be freezing.

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about twelve years ago, when I had my second miscarriage in a year. My OB referred me to a well-known endocrinologist in Los Angeles, who immediately ran tests, diagnosed hypothyroidism, and without blinking an eye, started me on Synthroid (levothyroxine).

For about eight years I was diligent about taking my Synthroid pill every morning and getting my blood work done every three months. During that time I felt terrible. I was experiencing a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue (even though I was getting enough rest); weight gain (even though I was exercising like a pro athlete and eating healthfully); hair loss, cracked/dry skin; allergies (to everything); miscarriages; acne; heavy bleeding during my periods and long periods (more than seven days); and brain fog and emotional highs and lows.

Every time I would go in to see the endocrinologist, he would tell me my blood work was good and fell within the normal range. He would update my prescription and send me on my way. Several times I complained about having no energy and gaining weight. He told me I was probably just eating too much. (I was training for a marathon at the time.) When I asked about other options for medication, he just said Synthroid was the only option. Nothing else worked for hypothyroidism. I trusted that my endocrinologist new what he was talking about.

One day I was due to have my blood work done, and I was just too exhausted to drive the 5 miles to my endocrinologist, so I made an appointment with my internist, who is located less than a mile from my house. She did all my blood work and when she went over the results with me, she said “Your thyroid results are low, and did you know you have Hashimoto’s? I’m not sure why your endocrinologist has you on Synthroid…it doesn’t work well for people with Hashimoto’s.” This doctor appointment changed my life. My internist prescribed a new compounded medication for me (T4/T3 combination) that day, and I started taking it immediately.

After that appointment I went home and curled up on my bed and cried for

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Paleo Thyroid Solution Success Story: Sher Smith

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It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. This week’s featured testimonial is one of many success stories spurred by Primal Blueprint Publishing’s upcoming release, The Paleo Thyroid Solution, by Elle Russ. If you have your own success story and would like to share it […]

Incredible Featured Deals

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GET FIT. LOSE WEIGHT. GET HEALTHY. Benefits of Ordering Challenge Packs: When you choose a Challenge Pack you can be part of the Beachbody Challenge for the chance at daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly cash prizes! See some of the winners/success stories here. Save Huge – Up to $70-120 savings depending on the package. Gets you […]

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Caring for the Tendons

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Last week, I told you how to strengthen your tendons and improve their resilience to strain and injury. You had a lot of questions in the comment section. For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering some of them. First, can Dan John’s “Easy Strength” program work for bodyweight training? Probably, and I give my […]

Should You Wear a Fitness Tracker?

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For a nation of supposedly obese, lazy, and sedentary layabouts, American consumers sure are interested in tracking their daily activity levels. In 2015, they bought 13.4 million dedicated activity trackers, up 50% from the previous year, and spent almost $1.5 billion on the devices. That’s in addition to the hundreds of millions of smartphones in […]

Beachbody Health Bet

– The Health Bet – Getting Paid To Get Healthy (Literally) We’re betting up to $3 Million that you will fall in love with getting healthy and changing your life in a way like you never thought possible. ……Welcome To The Health Bet! What Is The Beachbody Health Bet?: It’s quit simple: meet these requirements […]

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