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An apple a day…

Enjoy every crunchy, sweet morsel of apples. Your body will thank you for it. (For Spectrum Health Beat) As days grow shorter, summer fruits fade and leaves drop from trees, autumn delivers a sweet compensation.Apples. Crispy, juicy apples deliver excellent nutrition wrapped in an a-peeling package, says Kristi Veltkamp, MS, RD, a Spectrum Health dietitian. She encourages...

Losing the old you

At age 44, Phill Carr tipped the scales at 408 pounds. The joints on his 6-foot-1 frame ached with arthritis from the excess weight. He had trouble sleeping. (Photos courtesy of Phill Carr) Phill knew he had to do something about his weight. He could no longer tie his own shoelaces or even put on...

Dear Mark: Collagen or Glycine, Keto and Gallstones, Raw Liver, Stevia Itching, and Gaining Muscle, Losing Fat

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering five questions taken from this Twitter thread. First, does collagen offer anything special above and beyond glycine? Second, what’s the relationship between keto and gallstones? Third, do I recommend eating raw liver, and why or why not? Fourth, why does one reader’s scalp itch when eating...

Bust diabetes with moderate weight loss

Losing a modest amount of weight through diet and exercise can drive type 2 diabetes into remission, according to researchers. (For Spectrum Health Beat) British researchers have good news for people with type 2 diabetes—you don’t need to lose a ton of weight to make a difference in your health.In fact, they found that losing...

The Health Scare That Changed My Life

It’s Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. 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 Monday as long as they...

I Realized I Could Take Control Of My Health

It’s Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. 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 Monday as long as they...

There Is No More Chasing the Ups and Downs

It’s Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. 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 Monday as long as they...

Only Excitement As I Know What Lies Ahead

It’s Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. 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 Monday as long as they...

Ready to detox? Skip the gimmicks

A smoothie is often the fastest, surest way to get a heap of nutrients from fruits and vegetables. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Feeling sluggish from too much sugar? Too many fattening foods? Too much alcohol?If so, you might be tempted to try a detox diet for a fresh start. But don’t fall for it—companies are making millions of...

Overcoming Life’s Obstacles With Primal Living

It’s Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. 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 Monday as long as they...

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