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27 Mar

10 New Primal Blueprint Books (Plus a Prize Package Giveaway)

Primal Blueprint Books

As I mentioned back in my New Year’s postPrimal Blueprint Publishing has launched, and my team and I are on a mission to change lives, one book at a time!

Last month, we released Mira and Jayson Calton’s Rich Food, Poor Food, and early reader feedback has been incredibly positive. With ten more books either nearing release or in development and with many of you emailing me asking for details, I thought I’d take a moment to share with you what I have in the pipeline. Whether you’re just starting or are a Primal veteran, I think there’s something here for everyone.

Prize Package Giveaway

I’d love to hear what you think. In the comment board below, let me know which of the ten books below you’re most excited about and why, and tell me your idea(s) for a book you think Primal Blueprint Publishing needs to publish. Do those two things and you’ll be entered to win all eight Primal Blueprint books pictured to the right. The lucky winner will be chosen at random. This contest ends at 11:59 pm, Thursday, Mar. 28. Many thanks to everyone that shares their thoughts and, in so doing, helps me make better books for you.

First up, a look at the books with 2013 release dates:

The Hidden Plague, by Tara Grant. This book is for sufferers of Hidradenitis supprativa, a painful skin condition that is poorly understood by the mainstream medical community and strongly associated with the Standard American Diet. Tara suffered for decades before taking matters into her own hands, modifying her diet, and curing herself. There are an estimated 12 million sufferers of this condition in the USA, with many of them unaware of their condition. Tara provides a field guide to managing and overcoming this disease using evolutionary health principles.

Primal Cravings, by Megan and Brandon Keatley. Well the title says it all here! Welcome back all the comfort foods that you’ve disciplined yourself to avoid in pursuit of Primal/paleo dietary principles. This creative, beautifully photographed book is the work of Brandon and Megan Keatley, Crossfit trainers in South Carolina who have dabbled and experimented and reclaimed some of the most indulgent foods you can imagine as Primal/paleo approved! See for yourself, starting with the delicious burger on the cover!

Paleo Primer. This book from the British couple Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore sets forth the Primal/paleo living principles in a fun, simple manner, making it a great book to introduce newcomers to the movement. It’s filled with creative and delicious recipes, and memorable, humorous cartoons that capture the essence of Primal/paleo living at a glance.

Upcoming Projects

Here’s a look at some exciting projects in development for 2014 release:

Death by Food Pyramid, by Denise Minger. Denise has done numerous guests posts on MDA (Will Eating Whole Grains Help You Live Longer?, Will Eating Red Meat Kill You?), and has her own avid following at her Raw Food SOS blog. Denise has been hard at work for a great many months now on an exquisitely researched expose on how “Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics, and Shady Special Interest Groups Have Conspired to Ruin the Health of America”,  and what you can do to avoid succumbing to such bad influences. She absolutely skewers the bestseller The China Study for their flawed data collection and distorted conclusions, and generally goes to great lengths to set the record straight about the flawed conventional wisdom we have been fed our entire lives.

The South Asian Solution, by Dr. Ronesh Sinha. Dr. Ron, an internal medicine specialist in Los Altos, CA, is doing some great stuff in the Bay Area, treating high risk South Asian patients and Silicon Valley employees with unique solutions that respect the evolutionary health model. South Asians, who are mostly Asian Indians, are one of the most insulin resistant ethnic groups on the planet, with rampant diabetes and early heart disease. His approach has successfully engaged and motivated South Asians to improve their health and reduce their risk while still respecting their cultural lifestyle preferences.

Primal Pregnancy, by Michele Blackwell, MD: This respected Ob/Gyn from Webster, Texas provides a detailed manual for a healthy and successfully pregnancy and childbirth, with a focus on integrating modern medical advice while still adhering to Primal living principles. Dr. Michele will cover a wide range of topics, including fertility, successful conception, all the trimesters, a healthy birth, nursing, and recovering your old self by the time the little one’s first steps are taken.

The Primal Prescription. In this hard-hitting expose on America’s dysfunctional health care system, Dr. Doug McGuff, fitness author and emergency physician from Seneca, South Carolina details how we came to spend over 7 trillion dollars per year on health care, yet rank 49th world wide for health outcomes and life expectancy. Dr. McGuff uses the concept of “signal disruption” to demonstrate how top-down controls have created an unholy alliance between the Government, Big Pharma, Big Agra, and Medical providers to create the ultimate “sick care system”. You will see how government intervention allows Big Agra to create the diseases that Big Pharma produces drugs for, so that doctors can “manage” your illness, so that you can stay just well enough to remain addicted to what made you sick in the first place. Having detailed the road to health care serfdom, Doug will show you the way out. By focusing on yourself and applying Primal lifestyle, dietary and exercise principles you will learn how to extract yourself from the belly of the beast, and enjoy the vibrant health that is your birthright.

Primal Woman, by Carrie Sisson. As I hinted at in a recent post, Carrie is shaping a story that touches on subjects of her particular interest and expertise: aging gracefully, dealing with empty nest syndrome, sorting through misinformation about menopause and hormones that women are subjected to, and fine-tuning the Primal living style from a female perspective. Carrie has a degree in Spiritual Psychology and injects a mystical, spiritual element to some of the everyday topics at hand. I can’t wait to read this! (Nope, I’m not even allowed a peek just yet…).

Perfect Balance, a Primal Approach to Overcoming Negativity with Food, Dieting, and Body Image, by Emily Deans, MD. Dr. Deans is a Massachusetts psychiatrist who explores the causes behind out modern obsession with and, for many, dysfunctional relationship with food. By hormonally, psychologically, and metabolically disengaging from processed food dependency, those who struggle with food issues have a better chance to heal from the psychological factors that contribute to their condition. Perfect Balance helps the reader eat and enjoy great, wholesome, natural foods without trending into a neurotic need to adhere to a Primal or paleo-style diet.

Primal Endurance, by Mark Sisson. Yep, I’m going back to my roots, this time to tell enthusiasts who insist on pursuing extreme endurance goals how to do it right! First and foremost is how to “go long” in training and racing without being a carb addict. Yep, it’s possible to be a high-functioning endurance machine when you become truly fat and keto-adapted. This refreshing concept is raising interest in the staid endurance community, as folks like Ben Greenfield, Dr.’s Phinney and Volek in The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, and even the world’s foremost endurance exercise physiologist, Dr. Timothy Noakes of South Africa, are out on the cutting edge spreading the word.

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  1. I would love to read all of them but Primal Cravings sounds right up my alley. As for a book in the future, I would be interested in one that goes over different digestion ‘upsetters’ and way to determine which ones are the culprits in your own body’s digestion.

    Rachael wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • I’m most excited for Primal Pregnancy, which is probably odd for a male to say. But as we embark on a journey to add to our clan I believe this could be enlightening.

      Ironically my wife has been very resistant to my Primal lifestyle for three years now. However as we have began trying to get pregnant she has learned much pertaining to issues with PCOS, high estrogen and low progesterone. This has led her to explore the role of diet pertaining to these problems. And wouldn’t you know it a Primal Life looks like a probable solution.

      Being the loving husband I am, I’ll refrain from the “I told you so’s”

      The work I would most like to see is a book on the role of spirituality in the primal life. It’s obvious that long before written history, man had a need for the spiritual and it has helped in the prosperity of man. I often felt it was the unwritten eleventh primal law

      Greg wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • I completely agree! I am most excited about the Primal Pregnancy book. I have received a lot of questions from friends trying to get pregnant and how to navigate it while being primal. Having something concrete will be invaluable (and a great gift for expecting and trying moms)!

        The work I would most like to see is a book written on herbal medicines role in the primal lifestyle. It would focus on herbs that help support the individual transition from a S.A.D. to primal diet effortlessly. When I transitioned from S.A.D. to primal living, herbal allies were of up most importance in my transition and I truly believe they made the transition easier. Supporting the body, spiritually, physically and emotionally with herbal medicine and primal living just makes sense! There is such a link between being primal, spirituality and herbs and it would be beautiful to have a book supporting that knowledge.

        Thank you Mark and team for all of your hard work and integrity! My life has completely shifted and I am living my most authentic life because of you! Thank you!

        Gina wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • All of the books are interesting, but Primal Prescription would be my first choice.

        Buddy Wester wrote on March 27th, 2013
        • I too am interested in Primal Prescription. We need all the exposes possible on our broken medical system and how what is considered ‘conventional wisdom’, for example, low calories and high carbohydrate diet, are not wise at all.

          It is so obvious to many of us who care and who read or educate ourselves on nutrition and other health issues that we are not getting healthier as a nation, and we really need to question this and get to the bottom of this collusion upholding the status quo and expose it so we can help the masses find their way back to good health.

          Suzanne Fontaine-Hays wrote on March 27th, 2013
        • I would <3 to get my hands and eyes on a copy of Primal Rx. I'm tired of Big Pharm/Agra and govt trying to dictate what we should/ shouldn't put in our bodies. Is there a place for them at our Primal table? I'd also <3 to see a book with real evidence around vaccinations and flu shots. Does anybody really know what they are sticking us with? Is there anybody out there collecting data or are illness related reports poo pooed?

          Primal Can(adian) wrote on March 28th, 2013
      • I wish all the best to your wife. I too struggled with low progesterone, PCOS, and insulin resistance. After being told by my doctor that as I refused conventional medicine to suck it up and be happy I wasn’t 300 lbs. after getting rid of the doctor, I did some reading and thought I should change my diet. I tried vegan and vegetarian diets neither of which really worked. I then came across primal eating and orderd The Primal Blueprint. After following this lifestyle for about a year, I am happy to report a 10 lb weight loss, clear skin, and a completely clear ultrasound. The new doc couldnt believe my results. I am a true believer that standard diets do nothing but cause disease.

        Kathleen wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • I hope everything with your wife works out. I have, had, PCOS. So I know the concerns you both must be facing.

        Alana wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • I can tell you that I have PCOS and my periods were completely irregular. Now that I’m Primal, they’re pretty much coming every month. I don’t know if that means my fertility has increased, but I think it’s a good bet. :)

        Aria wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • I’m interested in the Primal Endurance book. The other titles are not all that novel. I’d like to see a book length work on bio-hacking, especially in relation to intermittent fasting. Dave Asprey’s work is useful here. The paleo/primal concept is thoroughly entrenched so it would be nice to focus more on N=1 experimentation and hacking to discover new ways to leverage paleo eating.

        Ryan Frisinger wrote on March 28th, 2013
    • An emphatic second for the Primal Craving book!

      I am four weeks into going “cold turkey” off a very grain-intense diet of convenience food, eating according to the recommendations in the Primal Blueprint and Mark’s simplified recipe book. On of my favourites in this is the primal pizza frittata… I almost don’t miss pizza at all!

      The new food is satisfying on the whole, at least after the first few days, but a nice recipe book allowing me to reproduce some of the carb-laden favourites in a solid primal way would be excellent. Also a useful weapon for steering the kids towards better food.

      Michael wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • Nothing like free stuff . . . have there ever been so many comments?

      Colleen wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • I’d have to say that I’m torn between “Primal Cravings,” and “Primal Pregnancy.” I’m a mother of 3 kids- 3 and under. I’m new at all this, started only a month ago and have already lost 8 pounds! My baby is a little over 3 months, and I can’t wait to read both of these books. I’d also like something about thyroid issues and how to deal with them naturally. Thanks!

      Anna wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • I would have to go with Primal woman, there is so much to know and learn!
      primal cravings sounds good too.

      Kathy wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • I am most interested in Primal Women. Another book idea would be how to eat at the edge of ketones to lose weight easily.

        Michele Dunn wrote on March 28th, 2013
      • I too would like to read this book as soon as possible,
        Tis topic needs more coverage beyond the Western medical arena!

        Gina Freeman wrote on March 28th, 2013
    • I am looking forward to reading primal woman, there is a dearth of well researched information for mature aged women, and my own experience tells me our bodies react differently after menopause.

      I would be interested in reading about the differences between health systems and health across different countries. Not all countries have health systems as dysfunctional as the USA, what information is available from other models?

      Xena wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • I would love to read all the books however if I have to chose one then Primal Cravings would be the one as I struggle with the oh so many temptations out there, it would be great to find Primal sustititues.

      As for a book I would like to see published that would be a Primal Kids Cookbook. Most kids love to cook and what better way to get them started down the right path to healthy eating and a healthy life than with a cookbook just for them.

      Tina wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • I second the Primal Kids Cookbook idea. Childhood obesity is a huge problem, and perhaps even more problematic is the universally accepted approach for combating the condition, i.e. caloric restriction, a solution that creates more problems than it solves by damaging children’s delicate metabolisms and starting them down a path of yo-yo dieting from which some never emerge.

        Feeding children in such a way that they can fully satisfy their appetite and escape the addiction to junk food to which so many of our young are falling prey can only be a good thing.

        Dane Thorsen wrote on March 28th, 2013
    • Primal Cravings sounds interesting indeed. I still find I sometimes just crave some sweet stuff… thank fully no longer the sugar ladened nonsense, but fruits and dried fruits. Will this ever change? A book relating to our cravings and the origins of them would be most interesting.

      Sally wrote on March 28th, 2013
    • I would be very interested in the Death by Food Pyramid. Having been taught this way of eating at an early age, and having been overweight or obese for over half of my life, I know that there is something wrong with what we were taight. I would also be interested in the Primal pregnancy. We have a lot of problems conceiving our first child, and our second pregnancy ended in miscarriage, so it would be interesting to hear about fertility and those things from a Primal Perspective.

      For a new book? Something about Primal kids and babies would be great. At home, our son eats wheat/gluten and dairy free, but at daycare, he gets gluten, but no dairy. The dairy really messes with him. I am finding it hard to send all of the snacks and food for him that I would prefer him to eat. So some good “on the go” and daycare meals for toddlers would be AWESOME. We eat rice as a family, doesn’t cause any issues, my son eats a wide range of veggies, meat, fruit, and the occasional all-natural fruit snack…but I want to send him food to daycare, and am having a hard time doing it.

      Kristi Crosson wrote on March 28th, 2013
    • Death by Food Pyramid and The Primal Prescription sound like fantastic books for people who, like me think “OMG! There are so many things wrong with this picture!” when taking stock of how a myriad of simple ailments are a huge mystery to the medical practitioners. Boggles my mind… Having said that, Paleo Primer sounds like it would be an essential piece to getting started and staying on track without having to think too hard. I think a lot at work and I’m pretty much done after that. For me, this is my third ‘kick at the can’,so to speak and I still struggle with why I do things “…ummm…not sure about that one….ask me again later” so right now, I saying I kinda need that book!
      Another book I’d like to see happen is one about gut health. We hear about leaky gut know that many people are unwittingly suffering form an array of passive-aggressive offenders….but who are they? I want a mug shot! Since I have progressively cleaned up my diet, it seems like I have a more sensitivity issues. I want to know about time lines as well. How long does it take for the intestinal linings to heal and what about that mucussy membrane. Well, I think you get the picture. Thanks!

      Renee B wrote on March 28th, 2013
    • I need a book on Primal pooping. Was that TMI? The Grok squat isn’t doing it for me. *blush*

      Alexander wrote on March 28th, 2013
  2. I am excited for “The Primal Prescription” – this topic will likely stir the pot, but frankly, the pot has been waiting to be stirred in this particular arena. I hope this message will be received by the masses.

    I think it could be fun to do some Primal Fiction of some sort. Maybe a kid’s picture book on the adventures of Grok and Co.?

    Tom Cooper wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • Absolutely true – We are one of the sickest cultures on the planet yet have access to some of the greatest resources. A HUGE disconnect. Can’t wait to read it.

      Gary wrote on March 27th, 2013
  3. I’m very excited to hear about Death by Food Pyramid! It sounds like it will have a lot of good information that will be helpful when explaining why I decided to go Primal to others who just do not get it. It would also be interesting to see a book on Primal / Paleo children. Although I do not have children, I hear stories from my coworkers about what they are feeding their children and it is shocking! It seems it would be difficult to feed and keep a child on a Primal / Paleo diet, so it would be interesting to read ideas on how to accomplish that goal.

    Very exciting to hear about all the new books coming out!

    Sara G wrote on March 27th, 2013
  4. I just started eating primal, so I’d love to check out the 21 Day Total Body Transformation.

    I think there needs to be a book on how to feed our children a primal diet that they’ll love!

    Ashlee wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • YES! I’m with the two previous posters: There needs to be a book about feeding kids with a primal/paleo diet–especially very young kids. I have a 2 year old. She loves to eat salads and raw veggies with me, she’s okay with nuts and she LOVES meat, but I find myself giving her cheese and kid clif bars because they’re fast (and she has a love affair with grated parmesan). She also loves pasta or rice with butter. Since most kids I know also love this, I go with it. I’d love some alternative easy kid foods! The digestion book mentioned above also sounds like a great idea. As for the books already out or on their way, I’m most excited about Primal Pregnancy (for the information about eating primally during pregnancy) and Death By Food Pyramid (so that I can continue to educate myself and move closer to a primal way of eating).

      Evelyn wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • I too have just moved my family to a totally primal diet. the kids seem to struggle because they’re reasonably healthy (being young). It would be nice to explain this change to them (albeit more simply than PB does it).

      Mab wrote on March 27th, 2013
  5. As someone with a history of disordered eating, I am very much looking forward to Perfect Balance. I have been “testing the primal waters” for about a month now, and I think that book could help me slog through some of the old thoughts and patterns that are coming up.

    I would love to see a Primal Kids book! I know there are a number of articles and blog posts about nutrition for the mini-Groks, but a comprehensive, researched guide to raising youngsters the primal way would be a fantastic addition.

    Greta wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • +1 for Perfect Balance, and also Mark’s book about being a primal endurance athlete! I’d love to see a book that focuses on cultivating a healthy, primal mind. Mark has a few posts about this here, and those are the ones that interest me the most.

      Agnes wrote on March 27th, 2013
  6. I think I’m most excited to read Primal Pregnancy when it becomes available because as a woman planning on starting my family within the next couple of years, it is extremely relevant to me. I’d love to see what tips and advice the author will offer on achieving a healthy, active primal pregnancy. I’d also love to see a book geared towards raising primal children and teens and solutions to the many little road bumps that I’m sure must inevitably pop up during these years.

    Beth wrote on March 27th, 2013
  7. I’m most excited to get ahold of “Death by Food Pyramid” after scouring Denise’s site.

    For future projects, perhaps something about child raising, although I’m not sure I personally need it, it might be an under-examined niche and Mark’s answers to such questions before have been interesting.

    Randy M wrote on March 27th, 2013
  8. Of this year’s books I’d say I’m most excited about PRIMAL CRAVINGS. I think that will make a great addition to my book shelf and help people that are teetering on the edge of going/staying primal or not.

    Of next year’s books I’m looking forward to DEATH BY FOOD PYRAMID. I think the world really needs this book to be out there.

    What would I like to see in the future? A book about using the various organs, bones, etc that are available but seldom used by most people. More info, recipes about bone broths and soups. More recipes, info about the various organs that we can and should eat more of.

    I’d also love to see more baking books. I haven’t been very impressed with recipes for primal breads, cookies, pizza crusts, etc, and I just have to believe this area can be improved upon. Being Italian, it’s not easy to not eat breads, pizza, etc. I could use more help with substitutes in this area.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Don wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • +1 for a recipe book focused on utilizing organ meats, bones, etc. This has been the hardest part of my primal diet change. Great idea!

      Nicole S wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • Seek the books by Jennifer Mclagan. The titles are “Fat”, “Odd Bits”, and “Bones”. Are they 100% “primal”, no but they are fantastic resources.

        Paleo Bon Rurgundy wrote on March 27th, 2013
        • Thanks. I’ll check those out.

          Don wrote on March 28th, 2013
  9. Hi,

    I would be most interested in the Death by Food Pyramid. I think that we have such a long way to go with this publicly that more information, accessible to all, is much needed. Too many people have been cultured into the SAD to the point that when they hear about a Primal or Paleo lifestyle they attack you as if you are doing some sort of great injustice to yourself and humanity by going against conventional wisdom.
    A book that I would like to see is a collection of essays from people working in the scientific and medical field. We need more than enthusiasts and journalists to make great change. We need the medical community to get involved and this sort of nudge could help. All too often studies that go against the grain are shelved or ignored. These viewpoints need to be heard. It is not until they have a voice that Joe public will actually start to reconsider the dietary teachings of the last 50 years.

    Adam wrote on March 27th, 2013
  10. I can’t wait for the Primal Pregnancy book to come out. For once, my timing is good since we are nearing that time to start our cave family. I am trying to do as much research and preparation as I can and I think this book will be very helpful.

    Noel wrote on March 27th, 2013
  11. I am most excited for the Primal Prescription. As a nurse planning to go on for my nurse practitioner, I see so many patients completely bewildered by the topic of nutrition. Unfortunately, much of this confusion has been brought on by health care personnel with little to no nutrition education who prescribe low fat high carb diets. I would like to read this book and see it shatter some of the incorrect nutritional principles that practitioners commonly use in their practice. I can see this book being a great resource for my own practice especially with diabetic clients as well as a book that will push Paleo nutrition to be more accepted in the mainstream and by health care providers.

    Sarah wrote on March 27th, 2013
  12. The Primal Prescription is going to be a great read. I work at a hospital, more and more i’m learning that lifestyle changes can be the key element in someone getting better or not, not medication. I’ll be reading this one!

    I’d like to read more about supplementation. Which ones out there are good/bad for you, which ones are a waste of your time and which ones can benefit you. I think people dive into GNC stores when they first start getting healthy and spend entire paychecks when you could just eat different foods instead.

    I like the above idea of the Primal Fiction for kids too, that’d be fun!

    Justin wrote on March 27th, 2013
  13. I would be very interested in The Primal Prescription, it sounds like it’ll be an amazing read.

    Ryan J wrote on March 27th, 2013
  14. I’m actually most excited to read the Primal Blueprint. I havn’t actuality read it yet, although I’ve been following your blog passively for about 6 months. I would love to see a book that is based on testimonials and lifestyle options for people living this lifestyle. I’ve always thought that these books that present a big lifestyle adjustment should be followed up with a “We did it and this is what it looked like” book that stirs creativity for others on a similar journey.

    Jake Olson wrote on March 27th, 2013
  15. Lots of great reads there. I was most excited to see Primal Endurance in there. As an aspiring endurance athlete, I want to be able to swim, bike, and run and not have to stuff my gob with goo to do it. Sometimes my performance isn’t what I think it should be and I wonder if I’ve burned through my carbs or depleted all my glycogen and I begin to doubt myself. I’m hoping Primal Endurance will give me the information I need to be confident that I am really on the right path and can focus on form instead of food.

    As for another book I’d like to see, I think it would be along the lines of: “Primal Post-Gastric Bypass”. Not the catchiest title, I know, but one that is close to me. My wife had roux-en-y gastric bypass about 10 years ago and struggles to lose weight. My guess is that she either can’t absorb minerals and nutrients effectively but I just don’t know. Even in ketosis, which she has been in since November of last year, she has only dropped 20 pounds. Ultimately it would be awesome to have some sort of special guidelines or information for those who aren’t OE, as it were. :-)

    Thanks Mark!

    Brett wrote on March 27th, 2013
  16. I’m most interested in Primal Pregnancy. I’d love to see a book on building community along Primal principles – how workplaces, communities, families, churches etc can apply Primal living to bring people together and lower stress for everyone.

    Jennifer wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • I second that!

      Primal Pregnancy looks super helpful. I’m dealing with fertility issues and PCOS right now and my little experiment of 1 is to try and sort out these issues via Primal living. I’ve been lucky enough to stumble upon a Paleo/Primal community in my city, but more information and guidance on building a good primal support network would be awesome.

      Jasmine wrote on March 27th, 2013
  17. I am most interested in Primal Cravings because I like the idea of primal alternatives to the foods we have eaten all our lives.

    Not to mimic others, but a book of advise on raising children in a primal manner would be helpful. Not just suggestions on what to feed them, but on how to teach them to make primal choices for themselves.

    Joe B wrote on March 27th, 2013
  18. I’d like to get my hands on the Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals – just because the title says exactly what I want to do in my kitchen. And although you cover exercise in your Primal Blueprint books, a book which outlines only the kinds of exercises that really improve muscle strength and endurance would be most welcome. I have the Primal Blueprint 21 Day Transformation – must go back and read it again. I have it on my kindle – I’d much rather have it in hardcover! I’m a librarian and although there is a place for e-books, there are some books that I just prefer to read in hardcover.

    Nigel wrote on March 27th, 2013
  19. I’d love to get ahold of Primal Woman. Sounds like it’s gonna be a great read!

    I’d like to see I guess, like a fusion of yoga and primal life in a book. That would be right up my alley.

    Crystal B wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • Mark me down as well for Primal Woman–3 copies, please! One for me, and one for each side of the family.

      Wenchypoo wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • Ditto on getting ahold of a Primal Woman, rrrroar!

      Paleo Bon Rurgundy wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • +1 for Primal woman, although they all sound interesting.

      Nora Stein wrote on March 28th, 2013
  20. Primal Endurance sounds great. I’m getting ready to do my first triathlon soon, and I have so many questions about the training and nutrition fitting in with a primal lifestyle.

    I also think Primal Pregnancy sounds great. I’m done having kids, but I so wish I would have been primal when I was pregnant!

    I would love to see a book focused on family or kids. Or even one written for older children.

    Jennifer wrote on March 27th, 2013
  21. I am most interested in reading Primal Cravings and as others said, being a health care worker Primal Prescription would be interesting as well.

    As for what I would like to see… I have elderly parents both who are ailing in health, I would love to see something about managing after kidney issues/transplants, diets relating to memory, more on elder care.

    stephanie r wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • “Primal Aging: How to Make the Most of Your Later Years” — I’d read that!!

      Elenor wrote on March 28th, 2013
  22. I’m most excited to read Primal Woman (and Primal Pregnancy)! There are a lot of recommendations out there, that, after more digging, turn out to be more directed to men than women. It would be awesome to have a book that discusses primal ideas and concepts from/for women (sorry guys!), and also those wonderful things that only women deal with! All of these look like amazing reads, and I will probably read all of them eventually.
    I think a nutrition/exercise, or lifestyle book directed towards raising primal kids would be a great next step. Maybe a book for primal kids to read themselves!

    Nicole S wrote on March 27th, 2013
  23. I’m excited to read about The Primal Prescription. Until going primal, I never questioned taking medicine, whether it be cold meds, pain killers for sore muscles after workouts, or the Pill for birth control. I’m in the process of weening out all drugs right now, which is tougher than I imagined, but hopefully well worth it.

    Jessie wrote on March 27th, 2013
  24. Primal Woman! I’m 46 and feeling my body changing again. While recently I’ve read a lot more information aimed at primal women of childbearing age, it’s still difficult to find well-researched information on what perimenopausal and menopausal women should be doing, primally speaking. Intermittent fasting or no intermittent fasting? What nutrients does a woman past childbearing age require? What about those stats that suggest slightly overweight women live longer than underweight women? Which should concern us more as we get older, developing osteoporosis or skin cancer? Do the primal bodyweight exercise goals change for older women (i.e., will I ever be free of struggling with those impossible pullups)? :-)

    I’m looking forward to reading the book!

    Dru Pagliassotti wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • Totally relate to the pull-up comment! Thank goodness for the modification recommendations.

      Gina Freeman wrote on March 28th, 2013
  25. I am so looking forward to Primal Woman! I would like to see more information about becoming primal later in life…for instance elderly who have so many issues.

    Sandi Mc wrote on March 27th, 2013
  26. Primal Balance looks excellent. Balance is so important in life and this could be a fantastic book for me.

    I’d love to see cuisine-specific primal cookbooks (Primal Indian Cuisine or Primal Italian Cuisine, for example).

    Paulke wrote on March 27th, 2013
  27. The Primal Prescription because it is important to realize that medicine is not the be all cure all for everything,focus on your diet and you can cure what ails you in most cases. What I would like to see is a book with focus on primal recipes using organs, bone broth etc.

    Roop wrote on March 27th, 2013
  28. Most looking forward to reading: Primal Endurance

    Book that needs publishing: raising a primal child

    JasonC wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • Ditto and ditto.

      If I’m going to read a non-fiction book, it should be relevant to me, like a book about endurance training, and actionable. Blog posts are better for theoretical discourses for me, the non-researcher.

      But, yes, I’ve read with interest the posts about endurance athletes who try to do it Primal. And I’ve struggled to attach microwaved sweet potatoes to my body in an optimal way.

      I don’t have any more pregnancies on the horizon, but I’ve still got a boat load of child-rearing. So, a book about that would be great. There’s Paleo mom, growing up Paleo, this and that. But, outside of food and maybe cosleeping, I’m finding the field a bit thin. I turn over my children to these institutions for ten hours a day, and I need to make their time at home as humanizing as possible.

      Ion Freeman wrote on March 27th, 2013
  29. I’m most excited about Primal Woman by Carrie Sisson! I’ve been waiting for years to hear Carrie’s thoughts on this primal thing :) I know she had a post once, but I’ve always wanted to hear more of her thoughts. Yay!

    Emily wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • I got so excited about Primal Woman, that I forgot to respond about which books I’d like to see in the future. I’d love to see a book that is directed at teenagers. My daughter sort of gets the whole primal thing, but won’t read any of the books that are out there now because they are written toward someone who is an adult. She needs examples of how to deal with eating in the cafeteria or at parties. Also examples of where to start with workouts when you are younger. A book that has a section on body image and why primal is important to your overall health and not just some diet to fit into skinny jeans. And how to deal with eating differently then most of the other kids. That’s my suggestion :)

      Emily wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • I love your suggestion! We need to begin discussing the importance of health so much earlier; instead, our teens are bombarded with size 0 models and these photo shopped images of beauty. I remember at an early age (probably as early as 10 or 11) I began to equate skinny with beauty, and not being a skinny girl myself I had a terrible body image and low self esteem when it came to my looks. If someone had explained to me at that age that health is the ultimate goal, and it starts with the food that we eat, I think I could have had a very different childhood. Anyway, love your suggestion!

        Stacie wrote on March 27th, 2013
        • I saw a news report on a new teenage fixation, “thigh gap”. As a product of the 90s I feel I was robbed. During that era the majority of the girls around me were grunge. There is nothing sexy about flannel shirts…

          Paleo Bon Rurgundy wrote on March 28th, 2013
      • I think that’s a great suggestion! I know this information would have been very beneficial to me when I was a teenager!

        Nicole S wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • Love this idea too… My 15 year-old niece wants to follow the primal lifestyle on one level, but struggles a lot with it. We started primal living about 18 months ago but she still finds it very difficult to ‘take with her’.

        Marilyn wrote on March 27th, 2013
  30. I cannot WAIT to read Death by Food Pyramid! I have so much respect for Denise and her approach to food and science, so I’d probably love anything she writes. But I love learning about food policy and politics, so I’m especially excited that she chose this topic to write on!

    I would love a really in-depth book on the gut microbiome, although I’m not sure that would appeal to as wide an audience as some of these other topics (:

    Alyssa wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • I am looking forward to reading The Primal Prescription. By the time I was in my late 60’s I was on 7 prescribed medications. After committing to Paleo at age 70 I have been able to drop all but my thyroid medication.

      Martha Schneck wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • Gut microbiome… now that would be an interesting book. I think it is an area for future research and greater understanding…. That would be a book I would buy!

      Sally wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • I am interested in Primal Prescription, and hope it gets mainstream attention. We are squandering our nation’s health and resources. We need to wake up. Thanks to all the authors for doing the hard work.

        I would like a movement to improve the meals being served in retirement homes and independent-living facilities.

        Nancy wrote on March 27th, 2013
        • The Hidden Plague gets my vote. My 21 year old granddaughter has been “plagued” with these awful skin eruptions since she was 15 or 16. The medical doctors she has seen know nothing about it. Our own research has led us to a few things that help tremendously, such as turmeric and avoiding nightshade vegetables, but I would love to see if anything can eliminate them.

          Barbara wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • I am looking forward to the “Primal Prescription.” The “Primal Blueprint” has worked wonders for me. I was overweight with life threatening High Blood Pressure. Your program and philosophy has helped me get both of these under control.
        I also have been diagnosed with PTSD, and was prescribed a smorgasbord of medications to find relief. Unfortunately, relief was short-lived, and my Doctors failed to inform me about how addictive these were. Now I have the problem of addiction to deal with. The Doctors recommend increasing dosages–I am not interested in becoming more dependent on drugs. Having experienced the benefits of the Primal Philosophy with weight and blood pressure, I am optimistic about learning how to apply the Primal Program to addiction.
        I no that there are many other people that are suffering from similar problems, much do to the failure of mainstream Medicine, as it is practiced in this country. I am confident that the more known the “Primal Way of Life” becomes, that much more will quality of life improve.

        Pete Kieffer wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • A book which addresses the human microbiome subject, knowledge of which is fundamental to achieving optimal health, is “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. Her focus has been the treatment of autistic children including her own son but the subject has universal application.
      If it could be achieved, publishing collaboration with Mark would only be beneficial to all parties.

      Nigel wrote on March 27th, 2013
      • Thank you – for this suggestion… I’ll look it up

        Sally wrote on March 28th, 2013
  31. I’m very new to the PB I am currently reading the Primal Blueprint. I think the book I am most excited about is the Primal Cravings, I live in the “deep south” and it is hard to give up what I have always turned to as comfort food.

    I would love to see a more kid centric book, not just recipes but how to be a primal family. We all tend to run in so many different directions, working multiple jobs sometimes.

    Kristie Lynn wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • There is a book called “paleo comfort foods”. Learn food substitutions and you’ll be making paleo friendly fried chicken in no time! Not to mention pork!

      Paleo Bon Rurgundy wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • primal Woman is the one I am looking forward to reading and as for a future book, I second the previous comment of a family oriented primal approach. It is hard to be the only one being primal in the house. Despite my distrust of today’s recommendations for feeding children I find it hard to make such a leap without at least having read about it from a trusted source.

      Maite wrote on March 28th, 2013
  32. They all sound interesting to me, but the one I’m the most interested in is Primal Cravings.
    Along with a lot of the others, I would love a book about raising primal kids. Especially with emphasis on kids on the Autism Spectrum.

    Robin wrote on March 27th, 2013
  33. I don’t want to jinx it, but I am thinking about doing an additional “Whole 30” in April. I think Primal Blueprint should publish a book on the importance of HIIT incorporated with your primal lifestyle.

    Lauren L. wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • The Primal Cravings looks like the one I would want after the Whole 30, is what I meant to add, too! :)

      Lauren L. wrote on March 27th, 2013
  34. These all sound great, but Perfect Balance in particular strikes a chord with me.

    Janelle wrote on March 27th, 2013
  35. The Primal Prescription intrigues me the most. I’m appalled by all the commercials for drugs these days that go on and on about how potential side effects include death. WTH?! I’m on hbp medication, and working my damnest to get off of them, if possible, and have flat out refused statins. too.much.drugs. with questionable efficacy.

    I’d love a book about how a shift to a primal lifestyle can lead us to an overall more simplistic, ‘zen’ life…less clutter, more going back to the basics. De-stressing, de-cluttering, etc.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    Gwen wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • I too Gwen am disgusted with all the drugs. I love reading all these comments because in the information age a revolution is fought with good ideas. Sadly the pharmaceutical government bond is a strong and well funded bond. Live well!

      Paleo Bon Rurgundy wrote on March 27th, 2013
  36. I am most excited to read the primal pregnancy book because I’m pregnant right now! I’d also like to see a book with “kid-friendly” primal recipes, or fun ways to make primal meals appealing to children.

    Sam wrote on March 27th, 2013
  37. I am most excited for Primal Cravings! I recently went primal and have to say I truly relish creating and serving succulent meals CW told me were “bad.” I am also really excited about Primal Woman! Cannot wait to hear more from Carrie about what it’s like going primal as a woman. I would love to see a book on primal entertaining and hosting primal dinner parties! Since going primal I regularly have friends over for dinner and most of the time they don’t realize their meal was grain free until I’ve casually mentioned it afterwards!

    DB wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • It’s interesting the way perspectives are shifting regarding what constitutes healthy food and what food is bad for us. In a way this is good news, but all of the conflicting messages are causing many to throw up their hands in horror and give up. I suppose Rich Food, Poor Food addresses this market, but, even so, clear, accurate information is very much at a premium, nowadays.

      Dane wrote on March 29th, 2013
  38. I am 3 weeks into the Primal BluePrint lifestyle and am most excited about the Primal BluePrint Cookbook. I am still figuring out how to cook for one without alot of food waste. It is a challenge. So, I think a book idea would be Primal BluePrint cookbook and meal planning for one. Thank you!

    Jennifer Ervin wrote on March 27th, 2013
  39. The more information that is available the better. Amazing how we have created a shelf for our “Paleo/Primal” books in the space that use to house our microwave! Be sure to let us know when each new book is available. Will be particularly interested in Primal Woman!

    Bonnie Fenton wrote on March 27th, 2013
  40. Can’t wait for death by food pyramid! I’m a huge Denise fan and would love to see more writing from her. Also, she’s cute! I would love to see a book on primal living with crohns or ulcerative colitis.

    Rob Annese wrote on March 27th, 2013
    • I can’t wait for Denise’s book–Death By Food Pyramid, either. I’ve read about 10 pages and am convinced it will be a best seller! There is so much wonderful information and it is written in Denise’s entertaining and fun style!!

      Sue Minger wrote on September 11th, 2013

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