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The Missing Link: 2/2/2012

Posted: February 2, 2012 in The Missing Link

This week I’m sharing an article on leafy greens that connects back to the TedX video from Dr. Terry Wahls, recipes for natural shampoo(don’t eat), smoky chicken thighs(DO eat), and sweet potato latkes.

If you know of good links around the net that are worth sharing, send them my way at Fatass2Badass@me.com


Mark’s Daily Apple

Greens represent a convenient, essentially non-caloric, nutrient-dense source of otherwise hard to obtain minerals, like magnesium, calcium, potassium, and manganese. Heh, so what have those minerals done for me lately, you might be wondering. Well…


Wellness Mama

Mama finally found a recipe that she’s happy with and that doesn’t leave hair tangled or oily. It works on kids hair too. It isn’t tear free, so watch the eyes!


Everyday Paleo

Topped with a slice of bacon and a fried egg, these sound simple and amazing!


Food Finds

  • Bacon-Wrapped Smoky Chicken Thighs
  • While I’ve never been a fan of the dark meat, I think this recipe sounds easy and tasty so I’m willing to give it a try. I think I’d also like to just try it with boneless, skinless chicken breasts.


That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to send me interesting links you may have found at Fatass2Badass@me.com Talk to you later!

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The Missing Link: 1/26/2012

Posted: January 26, 2012 in The Missing Link

Some pretty good links this week. The one that really irks me is this new cookie I found out about through Primal Toad. Same bad ingredients but they’ve put vitamins in it so they’re trying to pass it off as a healthy snack. It’s not.

If you know of good links around the net that are worth sharing, send them my way at Fatass2Badass@me.com


Mark’s Daily Apple

What follows is a list (plus scientific references where applicable) of foods Mark personally found to be anti-inflammatory.


Primal Toad

These WhoNu cookies are starting to come out stating they’re a healthy alternative to regular cookies. It’s a lie. The ingredient list shows they’re packed with sugar, corn syrup, hydrogenated oil…the list goes on. They’re marketing this to target a great many who still don’t bother to read the ingredients and nutrition facts.


Wellness Mama

Chances are, if you follow mainstream medical advice or watch the news, you’ve seen some negative press about salt. In fact, the low-sodium industry is booming! Thank goodness that this sodium reduction, along with a low-fat diet and eating more whole grains has so greatly increased the health of Americans over the last few decades…

What’s that? It hasn’t?


Everyday Paleo

First, this article is not about how to transition your family and kids to eating paleo. This article does address our families perspective on treats.


Food Finds


That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to send me interesting links you may have found at Fatass2Badass@me.com Talk to you later!

The Missing Link: 1/19/2012

Posted: January 19, 2012 in The Missing Link

This week, I’m passing along links to Warrior Dash: Central Florida, multiple recipes and an explanation of what paleo isn’t. I’ve also received a link from one of my friends and blog readers. Check the Something New section at the bottom!

If you know of good links around the net that are worth sharing, send them my way at Fatass2Badass@me.com


Warrior Dash: Central Florida

Want to catch a glimpse of what we all face on Saturday morning? This is the link you need. It also provides location and details. You don’t have to be running in Warrior Dash to partake in the festivities. There will be beer, food and live music on the grounds while you wait for us to come in from our wave. So eat, drink, and be merry and then head over to the flames and mud pit to cheer us on during the last 50 yards of our epic battle! We run at 10:00 a.m. on January 21st.


Mark’s Daily Apple

Many evolutionarily novel environmental factors – like grains, refined sugar, and high omega-6 vegetable oils (plus chronic stress, poor sleep, and all that other good stuff ) – are things to which we’ve only recently been exposed. When we are exposed to them in excess, like in say 21st century America, it generally results in poor health. Hence our current predicament.


Primal Toad

I must have overlooked this recipe on Primal Toad’s blog. As one of the comments says “Finally, a dessert recipe that doesnt call for honey or maple syrup!!!”


Wellness Mama

Wow! These look awesome. I love simple recipes like this!


Everyday Paleo

Because our society is plagued with diets, most of which make no sense, many people come into this paleo thing with a few preconceived notions. This is a short discussion of the things paleo is often assumed to be, but in reality is not.


Food Finds

I’m not sure I can stand to hear one more “yummo” or “EVOO” said aloud by Rachael Ray but even she can offer up a quick, primal treat.


Something New

I got a link to the brownie recipe from my friend, Jennifer Neese. When reading the recipe, I found another link to a great article titled “In Defense of Paleo”. It’s a good read about the difference of opinion between paleo purists and people who modify recipes. You can contribute to the weekly links I put up by emailing me at the address below.


That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to send me interesting links you may have found at Fatass2Badass@me.com Talk to you later!

The Missing Link: 1/12/2012

Posted: January 12, 2012 in The Missing Link

We get misled on what’s good for us and what’s not with advertising, doctor’s advice and food pyramids. Many of the links this week talk about what we’ve been led to believe and what hard evidence has proven to be true time and time again. Much of our purchased food is genetically modified from the point of seed by large corporations. I knew nothing about this until a new friend, Sara Ant, explained what GMOs were. It’s getting harder and harder to find food that isn’t modified in some form or another. In addition to that, we’ve got advertisements from products like Egg Beaters telling us that omitting the yolks from our eggs is going to make us healthier and more slim. I’ve eaten two eggs every morning since January 2011 and continue to lose weight, my blood pressure is low without meds and my cholesterol tests are coming back fine. You’ve got to counter your eating with activity and make good choices that don’t come in a so-called perfect, convenient package. I quickly found out that convenience is where the obesity problems start.

If you know of good links around the net that are worth sharing, send them my way at Fatass2Badass@me.com


Mark’s Daily Apple

Mark explains what cholesterol is and how it’s an essential component of cellular membranes in the production of steroid hormones, vitamin D and bile acids. After a thorough explanation, he continues to talk about how to understand cholesterol test results.


Primal Toad

In Primal Toad’s first post of 2012, he brings us an example of how conventional thinking believes removing the yolks from our eggs is healthier. Take a look at this post where he gives a detailed list of the nutrient value of two large egg yolks. He includes links to studies on why you should eat more (not less) cholesterol and advises “You can spare 5 minutes. It could save your life!”


Wellness Mama

Can teeth heal and regenerate? Research from Dr. Weston A. Price and Drs. Mellanby show that diet has a tremendous impact on oral health (even more so than brushing in some cases) and that there had even been cases of cavities reversing.


Balanced Bites

Dianne Sanfilippo offers her review of a book that I plan to read in the very near future regarding the history of the wheat plant from its roots as an ancient grain to its current state as a modern, modified franken-food. This book tells us that “aside from some extra fiber, eating two slices of whole wheat bread is really little different, and often worse, than drinking a can of sugar-sweetened soda or eating a sugary candy bar”. Read the review by Dianne to help decide whether this is a subject you want to educate yourself on.


Food Finds

I’ve always been a fan of a good slow cooker recipe. Here’s one more meal that can be ready to serve when you walk in the door from a long day at work.


That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to send me interesting links you may have found at Fatass2Badass@me.com Talk to you later!

The Missing Link: 1/5/12

Posted: January 5, 2012 in The Missing Link

This morning, I’m heading down to Disney to pick up my race packet at the marathon expo. In honor of this weekend, I’m bringing you links to all the Disney Half Marathon details if you decide you want to surprise me at the finish line. There are lots more links too. Some are recipes and some are links that focus on kid’s health

If you know of good links around the net that are worth sharing, send them my way at Fatass2Badass@me.com


Walt Disney Half Marathon Details


Mark’s Daily Apple


Primal Toad


Wellness Mama


Food Finds


Something New


That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to send me interesting links you may have found at Fatass2Badass@me.com Talk to you later!

The Missing Link: 12/22/11

Posted: December 22, 2011 in The Missing Link

If you know of good links around the net that are worth sharing, send them my way at Fatass2Badass@me.com


Mark’s Daily Apple

  • A Fitness Plan So Easy a Caveman Did It

    The mainstream prescription for exercise is ineffective, unsustainable, and downright unpleasant. Don’t believe it? Head down to your local gym and take a look around.


Primal Toad


Wellness Mama


Food Finds

  • JAWA vegan cookie-cupcakes!

    These are just cool! My inner Star Wars geek needed to share this food find right away! I’ll be working on a paleo/primal conversion for this soon!


That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to send me interesting links you may have found at Fatass2Badass@me.com Talk to you later!

The Missing Link: 12/15/11

Posted: December 15, 2011 in The Missing Link

Homemade vapo-rub and an incredible 16 minute video of a woman who was cured of MS. Special thanks to Kevin Miller for the McRib story in Food Finds! If you know of good links around the net that are worth sharing, send them my way at Fatass2Badass@me.com


Mark’s Daily Apple

  • Lifelong Health Starts Here

    Our ancestors did not eat grains, legumes, refined sugar, or processed vegetable oils. This is the first of seven posts from Mark Sisson that can help you get started with the Primal Blueprint lifestyle.


Primal Toad


Wellness Mama

  • Make Your Own Natural Vapor-Rub

    We used to keep regular Vicks Vapor Rub and the Baby version on hand for illnesses, until I realized that it had PETROLEUM in it.. yuck! In the name of not consuming or slathering our skin with anything that is more beneficial to a car engine… I’ve been making this really easy homemade version ever since.


Food Finds

  • What’s the McRib Made of Anyway?

    McDonalds’ McRib and its cult-like following are back. Thank goodness the “disconcerting” sandwich is only returning for a limited time only.

  • Garlic Pulled Pork

    Primal Toad got permission to share this recipe from the Paleo Recipe Book. I’m planning to make it this week and discuss it in a future From the Kitchen post.


That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to send me interesting links you may have found at Fatass2Badass@me.com Talk to you later!

The Missing Link: 12/8/11

Posted: December 8, 2011 in The Missing Link

A late night gig in Tampa and a WordPress glitch slowed me down with this post but I’m still bringing you a few good links this week. If you know of good links around the net that are worth sharing, send them my way at Fatass2Badass@me.com


Mark’s Daily Apple


Primal Toad

  • Freedom From All Those Diet Rules

    Perhaps you still have some stubborn weight that won’t budge. Maybe you have remaining health symptoms that you can’t seem to get under control. Perhaps your energy levels don’t seem as sky-high as you would like. What do you do then?


Wellness Mama


Food Finds

  • The Truth About Canned Soup

    Soup is a must-have for chilly winter days and to battle anything that ails you, be it a nasty cold or a case of the winter blues. Plus, now that it comes in cans, cups, and drinkable bottles, it’s easy to grab on the go. But what are you getting when you slurp down that tomato soup, beefy stew, or other canned favorite?

  • Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

    Butternut Squash Soup is a fall favorite. It is naturally sweet and filling, but also very easy to make a healthy version.


That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to send me interesting links you may have found at Fatass2Badass@me.com Talk to you later!

The Missing Link: 12/1/11

Posted: December 1, 2011 in The Missing Link

Only a few links to share this week. If you know of good links around the net that are worth sharing, send them my way at Fatass2Badass@me.com


Mark’s Daily Apple

  • How to Eat More Fat

    how does one incorporate more fat into a day’s eating? This common inquiry usually comes from someone new to the Primal way of eating


Primal Toad

  • I Quit Bread – You Can Too!

    Bread is not healthy. Bread is junk food. You can give it up. You do not need it. It’s destroying your health. Have you ever looked at the ingredients?


Wellness Mama


Food Finds

  • Tanka Bar

    100% Natural and only 70-calories, Tanka Bars are the perfect food for anyone who’s on the go — outdoor enthusiasts, students, busy moms, athletes, and pow-wow dancers. Gluten-free, hormone-free and low-fat, the Tanka Bars are deliciously perfect for every diet lifestyle. Tanka Bars are guaranteed shelf-stable for up to 12 months.


That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to send me interesting links you may have found at Fatass2Badass@me.com Talk to you later!

The Missing Link: 11/24/11

Posted: November 24, 2011 in The Missing Link


I may like Photoshop WAY too much. I had a fun time making the picture of Link with the turkey!

I’d like to wish you and your family a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for this year? I’m thankful for my family, my friends and my health. I’m thankful for people like Mark Sisson, Primal Toad, Robb Wolf who provided the material to get me out of the fat rut and pressing toward a healthier me.

Here I am with my brother and sister on Thanksgiving Day in 2010.
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This picture is me, Kathy, and Dad and I’m HUGE! This was back when I was around 380 pounds. I had started counting calories and had lost a few pounds but I still hadn’t gone primal/paleo yet.
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You can guess that I’m probably pretty thankful to be 100 pounds lighter than I was last year at Thanksgiving!

That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to send me interesting links you may have found at Fatass2Badass@me.com Talk to you later!