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27 Mar

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

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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. Of this years books I’m most excited for primal Cravings. I’ve just recently managed to guide my whole family towards a grain free and healthy lifestyle, and to be able to make them (and myself, of course) some great comfort foods like these will be super! The next years book I’m most excited for is death by food pyramid. It will really bust those myths and hopefully save many people from the fat free, grain and omega 6- dense diet that’s killing us.

    I would have enjoyed a book that focused on digestion, food intolerance, glutens role in an unhealthy digestive system, how to build a better digestion, the so-called IBS and other “uncurable” chronic conditions that originates from this. The stuff your doctor is unable to help with… I almost had my life destroyed because of this! If i had listeened to health authorities I’m not sure I’d be here today, so it’s an important subject that I’m fighting for. I don’t want other people to live through that kind of hell that I did.

    This reply is way too long, but thank you so much for listening to your audience! :) (pardon any mistakes in my writing. I’m Norwegian)

    Elise wrote on March 27th, 2013
  2. I’m sooo excited for the Hidden Plague! I just got diagnosed with HS and I’ve had it for almost 20 years. All the doctors are telling me to do is stay on antibiotics FOREVER. I don’t want to be medicated for something that I can control with food. I am trying to start the paleo lifestyle now. I’ve been doing gluten free for a while, but it’s not 100% helping. I can’t wait to see the tips Tara has in her book.

    One book I would like to see is tips for a beginner. What to expect, how to get through the carb flu and how to cope with cravings. I’m a recovered alcoholic, so I know about cravings, but since becoming sober I’ve had unbearable cravings for sugar. I’m not sure how to deal with them and if they’ll go away. I’ve tried fruit, but it doesn’t work the way refined sugar does. I’m trying to take things one day at a time, but it’s hard!

    Ashleigh wrote on March 27th, 2013
  3. I am really interested in reading Primal Prescription. My daughter was recently diagnosed as hyperglycemia (pre-type 1 diabetic) and I am finding it challenging to figure out how to best feed her. I have been trying to get the family to go full primal for about 3 months with limited success. Maybe this book will be the eye opener that my wife needs to fully embrace this life style.

    Which leads me into the follow up for this, I would like to see a book that covers primal living and how to deal with T1D in a child. My daughter is 4 1/2 and the info available is so contradictory is maddening to say the least. I want to make sure she is the healthiest that I can get her with as minimal use of drugs as possible. All at the same time making sure she has a normal childhood. Lots to ask and I am sure someone out there has dealt with this before me, so anything would be helpful. Thanks.

    devildog6015 wrote on March 27th, 2013
  4. OH, how can one possibly choose? They all sound so informational. I think for me personally, PRIMAL WOMAN and PERFECT BALANCE sound like something I could benefit from. Turning 42 this year, kids leaving the nest and mind games that my psychy is playing on me, I think I could find some solace in these publications. Thank you for the opportunity to benefit from these writers and the plethora of knowledge they offer.

    Although, PALEO PRIMER sounds like it would be a nice gift for friends who are STILL skeptical even after seeing the results from myself and my husband :)

    And I would LOVE to see something written that would cater to kids and teens. My 17 year old daughter fights the temptations of School offered food. She’s come along way and packs her own paleo lunch everyday, but I still find out she subcomes to the pressures of HOT POCKETS…YUK!! :(

    Kim Low wrote on March 27th, 2013
  5. The book I am so interested in is the Primal cookbook. Im a total foodie and let me tell you this: at 6’3″ and 210 lbs THIS army moves on its stomach. I cook Primal as much as I can and always looking for great recipes. The book I think we need is one about the Urban Caveman…If you live on the West Coast and in a city, the city is your playground, your training ground and your feeding grounds. I would love to see Grok in the Big City

    Charles S wrote on March 27th, 2013
  6. wow, So many good choices. I especially am intrigued by Primal Cravings (Perfect Balance is a close second). A book on how to feed kids/family a more primal diet (since many of their meals are eaten at the school cafeteria) would be nice or anything that helps a “split” household fix meals that can be enjoyed by both those that are primal and those that are not…

    Mark Peter wrote on March 27th, 2013
  7. I look forward to reading Primal Prescription, because it’s ridiculous to add drugs to stop a symptom that diet could cure.

    A book about a Primal solution to diabetes is most needed, because diabetes is a huge, expensive and quality-of-life damaging problem and diabetics are being told to do the wrong things.

    I would also like to see one for teenagers (and include a chapter about acne). I’m working with my teenager to explore primal environmental/dietary changes to cure his acne, instead of running to the dermatologist for systemic drugs. Cutting out the whole grains and reducing sugar has made a world of difference, and we’re adding vitamin D and sunshine.

    A gut biome book sounds fabulous. I helped my other teen choose not to get prophilactic antibotics for his wisdom tooth extraction. The Dr. says infection will only occur in 5% of cases, but he automatically prescribes antibiotics for everyone so they and their friends don’t blame him. If there is a need for antibiotic, it will become apparent at the follow up appointment, which is sufficient.

    valerie wrote on March 27th, 2013
  8. Would love to read The Primal Woman and The Primal Prescription!

    Lindy wrote on March 27th, 2013
  9. I’m looking forward to Primal Woman. I just know that the “vain” side of the female needs a little extra attention. Not only that…knowing what to do for female-specific things will be very helpful.

    Mark, I had contacted you a while back (and you so promptly replied…thank you) about my hopes to see more Primal information directed to KIDS!! Adults “get it” but kids need age-appropriate information with visual guides to help them understand how the body processes food and why it is important to make good choices. Us parents need all the help we can get in this area. Thank you for all you and your team do!!!

    Ada Wood wrote on March 27th, 2013
  10. “Primal Prescription” – I know I’ll like reading the hows’ and whys’ of this book. The ability for us to enjoy a healthy / fit lifestyle has effectively been hijacked by those in “powerful” postions who obviously do not have our best interests in mind. I have read Body by Science and am thankful to Dr.McGuff. His writing is understandable and enlightening.

    I would like to see a new book that basically shreds and disposes of the conventional wisdom in regards to nutrition. Short, concise and to the point. It is time!

    Rob wrote on March 27th, 2013
  11. They all sound intriguing, but top of my list is Primal Woman, followed closely in second place by Primal Prescription.

    Christina wrote on March 27th, 2013
  12. I’m excited to read Death by Food Pyramid, by Denise Minger. I love how she packs so much research into her writing. She also has an entertaining style that is fun to read!

    I think a book that would be awesome in the future would be one that specifically addresses people with metabolic issues, such as adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism. Primal living is awesome, but for some people, it doesn’t fix their issues completely and they need more tweaks.

    Jana wrote on March 27th, 2013
  13. I am excited to read Perfect Balance. I have found that a perfect balance (in just about everything) is one of the simplest sounding conditions to exist in, but often the hardest to achieve in practice.

    Also, growing up I overate habitually, and am just recently realizing the detrimental effect my unbalanced eating habits have had on my life. This book seems like there would be many beneficial tidbits that I could gradually share with my friends and family without pushing the significant change that a primal lifestyle is for so many people.

    Kyle wrote on March 27th, 2013
  14. The Primal Prescription sounds fascinating! I have always dealt with seemingly minor health concerns that over the years meant that I was taking Prevacid for almost three years straight, along with some serious allergy medicine that wasn’t very effective, but was better than nothing. I was offered a job as a nanny for an adorable 2 year old whose mom was an acupuncturist. She was able to help guide me along the path to stop taking western medicine and heal myself naturally, so I am a big fan of anything that aims to expose the holes in the current healthcare industry.

    I would LOVE to see a book geared toward teenagers using whole foods & a primal approach to heal themselves. I think that is an area that hasn’t really been explored much. I would have shown great interest in reading such a book and putting it into practice if it had existed ten years ago!

    Vanessa wrote on March 27th, 2013
  15. I am very excited to read Primal Cravings. Just what i need to fill that niche in trying to achieve balance in our Primal living diet.

    Looking forward to reading all of the books coming out. My husband teases me every time i come home with another book related to the Primal lifestyle…..another book? Really? what can i say, i love the lifestyle and the science behind it. Have never felt so good!

    Look forward to any and all new books to come out.

    Deborah wrote on March 27th, 2013
  16. All the titles look great, and can’t wait to read Primal Woman!

    Would like to see a book for teens/college students on how to live the primal lifestyle when surrounded by cafeteria food at college!

    Keep up the great work :)

    Brynda wrote on March 27th, 2013
  17. I’m intrigued and excited by the upcoming Primal Endurance. I’ve been focused on becoming the person I should be, using Paleo and running/gym time. I’m anxious for summer and the freedom it can bring.

    I’d interested in documenting/reflecting on my experiences of life since changing my eating (and moving). I’ve always had lots of allergies and had a hard time with foods, my skin, the air, and lived with almost constant headaches. I now know it was food related. I know this because I’ve stopped eating crap, and, I stopped feeling like crap.

    I’d like to reflect on that, the life-change that it was, and what it was like to grow up with ‘weakness’. It was imposed, internalized, and expressed..but was not genuine!

    Jason Di Giulio wrote on March 27th, 2013
  18. Very excited about “Primal Prescription”. I have been saying that for years – even before I discovered this lifestyle. I’m interested to see some charts and statistics on the subject. The majority of Americans blindly trust the USDA and FDA to regulate all the big pharma and big agra do, but really they are just protecting their own integrity. The focus from the government is rarely about the health of its citizens, but always on the economy and providing jobs. Sadly, I doubt this will ever change. These are facts, not hysteria.

    Mac wrote on March 27th, 2013
  19. I’m most intrigued by The Primal Prescription and Primal Women. I think both would give me more insight on my own primal journey. I really hope the Primal Woman has some part in it that focuses on women who are not seeking to be mothers or directly focused on fertility but have imbalanced hormones. I feel like this is something that is skipped over a lot and if this book doesn’t I would love to see a book made for women who have hormone problems that want to address them but aren’t looking to get pregnant.

    Ashley wrote on March 27th, 2013
  20. Id really love to read Primal Connection. One of the things I still feel the Primal-community is missing is the connection to the land: weather, seasons, and how that would have affected our energy and appetite.

    Ive been making a concerted effort to “be outside” and feel the real temperature (winter walks, open window at night) and Im finding that my appetite is matching how I would expect my ancestors to react to the (approaching) end of winter: slightly more energetic, but appetite still greatly reduced to match the fact that we are running low on stored foodstuffs. Conserving our resources when the next time we can expect fresh fruit/vegetables/nuts&seeds is still months away. Sure we’re still okay with the stored meat stores. But this is the time we start using up all the stored energy (fat) we packed on to our bodies during the fall.

    The idea of taking advantage of a natural reduction in appetite would greatly help those of us who are struggling to loose the stored energy.

    A wholistic approach where we take into account ALL of the aspects of how our ancestors lived and survived, without the technology that allows us to be safe, coddled, and fat.

    Veronica Lacaille wrote on March 27th, 2013
  21. Death by Food Pyramid, by Denise Minger is the one I’m most excited about. We have 7 grown children and are trying to re-educate them primal and I have shared the primal food pyramid with them already. For a suggestion…primal diet/lifestyle for older folks, since all us baby boomers are aging now. This lifestyle of eating is very important to the aging.

    Mary Wesson wrote on March 27th, 2013
  22. I am most excited about the Primal Pregnancy book. I have just turned 30 and am looking forward to having children in the near future – and I want to do it Primally! And I want to be able to tell all of my Italian family – who will insist on trying to feed me bread and pasta – the hows and whys of a healthy primal pregnancy! I’m so happy that you are publishing and providing people with the tools to keep at it!

    Crystal wrote on March 27th, 2013
  23. I most want to read Perfect Balance, as I feel I’m often struggling with tendencies to self-medicate with food, whether it’s for depressive feelings or anxiety, and sometimes find myself thinking of food as a reward – either for working hard, or because I ‘deserve’ it for being so primal, or whatever, and I don’t like that. I’ve gotten a lot better in that regard (it gets easier the more obvious it is how crappy non-primal stuff makes me feel!). Also, sugar addiction is a powerful thing, and I struggle with that too. In fact, I can easily be probably 98% primal if I don’t stop drinking Dr. Pepper – I can give up bread, pasta, cookies, etc, no problem, but when I give up soda as well, I find it harder to stay true.

    As for what book I’d like to see – I don’t even have to think about it, I’d LOVE to see a Primal cookbook for slow-cooking!! I’m a single girl, so minimal prep + minimal tending + multiple servings = ideal! Please please please!

    SJ wrote on March 27th, 2013
  24. There are several books I’m interested in reading from this list, it’s impossible to pick just one. ‘Primal Woman’ tops my list – very excited to see how Carrie integrates spirituality into the primal lifestyle, and love how it’s geared toward women. Also very interested in reading ‘Primal Prescription’ and ‘Hidden Plague’.

    Kara wrote on March 27th, 2013
  25. Wow – These all sound great, but if I had to pick one it would be “Perfect Balance”. I’ve been low-carb for the past 11 years and in my third year of Primal/grain-free and by far the hardest thing for me is getting past food issues. I spent 20 years yo-yo ing and have just begone (over the past year) to find my way with food. I’m finally breaking free on my own, I wish I had had something like “Perfect Balance” to help address some of the issues and pitfalls. I’m also very interested in the “Primal Woman” book as well.

    Tammy wrote on March 27th, 2013
  26. I am amazed to see by the book by Tara Grant =Hidden Plague
    Everything mentioned is so true. I did not go to Doctor(dermatoligist) for years. I just couldn’t stand the pain any more so gathered all my courage, because of embarasment and then was told there was no cure but all they could do was cut away the body around the infections which would leave huge scarring with no promise to cure it. I was terrified when he said so shall we get started. I ran away out of the office and never when back and have never been to another doctor about it since so have suffered in silence and shame, no one has seen me undressed since then- I have lived in hell-so thank you for this book and at least a glimmer of hope to one day be free of this life altering affliction. Thank You so much.
    The other books look great too and I hope to one day have the privilege to read all the ground breaking and hard work that has gone into each and every one of them. Thank you for the chance to win them all- that would indeed be a wonderful gift.

    Sheri wrote on March 27th, 2013
  27. It is a tough decision, but I think the Primal Prescription would be the one I would most like to read first. I recently began my paleo journey about 10 weeks ago for the weight loss. However, as I learn more about the science behind the nutrition, it will now be a lifestyle change for my entire family. So the more scientific data I can read, the better!
    As for a book idea, I would love to have a book dedicated to paleo for families with children. Not just a recipe book, but an in depth look at all aspects of nutrition for the little ones. They have different requirements than adults with their growing bodies and I, as a mom, want to insure my kids get everything their bodies need.

    Kelley wrote on March 27th, 2013
  28. I see two books that would be most exciting for me to devour! the Death by Foor Pyramid as I am a personal trainer and do not provide diet plans, but, make suggestions on eating and reading. so this book would be of great value to me! In addition, I have some addicts to the 10-12 hours of spin per week and wonder why they are unable to lose weight, so the next book would be Primal Endurance as there has to be and is a better way. Their belief system is hard to crack and at least get them to listen and be open to the more is not better mentality.

    Great reads across the board!!

    James De Lara wrote on March 27th, 2013
  29. Primal Cravings — because I love junk food and I want to see it “PRIMALIZED”.

    Idea for a book — the economics of going Primal, with cost cutting tips.

    BM wrote on March 27th, 2013
  30. Do I really only get to pick one??? The Primal Woman, Death by Food Pyramid and Perfect Balance all sound great. But as a chiropractor, I think I’d like to start with The Primal Prescription. And as a mom, I’d like to see a book geared to teens.

    Janet wrote on March 27th, 2013
  31. Death By Food Pyramid will be my next purchase. The political reasons of why we are where we are is very interesting to me. For a future book, I’d like to see an exercise book that requires no equipment (other than maybe common household goods). I live in a rural location so going to the gym doesn’t work for me and choosing to live a self sustainable lifestyle means I try to do without making purchases of large corporations/cheap stuff from china.

    Daniel wrote on March 27th, 2013
  32. I’m most interested in reading The Primal Prescription. I think anyone who has been paying attention has realized that there’s some kind of vicious cycle going on in the U.S. Government intervention (e.g., corn subsidies and sugar quota) causing unhealthy foods to become common (e.g., corn syrup), and this, in turn, causes “epidemics” and rising healthcare costs, which, in turn, leads to more government intervention. I’m glad that someone is finally seriously investigating this phenomenon and writing a book about it.

    I would love to see a book (even if it’s just a book that discusses the lifestyle in general) that acknowledges the fact that for women who are otherwise healthy, active, and at a “normal” weight but who want to lose a couple of vanity pounds, eating primally (or even eating a ketogenic diet) may not create the effect they want. It would be nice if the book could give such women some advice.

    serenity wrote on March 27th, 2013
  33. Primal Woman is the one I’m most looking forward to. As a woman entering middle age I’m eager to hear about using primal to deal with hormonal changes. I’d most like to see a book about primal party food. Like kids birthday parties and major holidays.

    SusanMcN wrote on March 27th, 2013
  34. The book I’m most looking forward to is Perfect Balance. Having struggled with disordered eating for over a decade, I’ve come the closest to recovery since I began adopting primal habits and a primal diet. However, I do have a tendency to take extreme measures, trying to be perfect, and then plummeting and abandoning all efforts when I can’t be. Even with the healthiest foods and best intentions, it is possible to feed that same monster. I feel that this book will benefit a large group of people who need encouragement in finding balance with their primal journey.

    I would love to see a book on dining out, with questions to ask your waiter, keywords to look for on the menu, best and worst choices in each cuisine, etc. Just a guide for enjoying the dining experience with as little stress as possible.

    Amanda M wrote on March 27th, 2013
  35. Got a trail 50K on my calendar at the end of next month, so Primal Endurance has got to be the title for which I’m most excited.

    As for a future topic, Mark, how about a book for the Primal entrepreneur – something that discusses how (whether?) principles of evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology, and your Primal laws can be applied to start and build a thriving business.

    Geoff wrote on March 27th, 2013
  36. Death by Food Pyramid by Denise Minger sounds awesome!
    A book I’d love to see: An Autobiography on Mark Sisson.

    Loren wrote on March 27th, 2013
  37. Primal Endurance for me … just because sometimes the long ride is an escape from the world and a yearly multi-day event is pretty fun. Many of the others sound great too!

    I’d like to see more than ties together stuff like how to fix damaged gut (aka leaky gut type of stuff) and endocrine systems and I’m pretty sure that’s all tied together.

    Almost movement and body alignment (like Katy — http://www.alignedandwell.com/) She’s got some really interesting stuff.

    Jen wrote on March 27th, 2013
  38. You have so Mary interesting titles in the pipeline, the one that I look forward to the most i Ms Mingers “debatt by Food Pyramid”.
    Regarding what I would really like to read in the future, I think that a book about exercises inspired by the primal lifestyle would comeback out on top “designing Your own primal walk” or something like that.

    Chrille Kroll wrote on March 27th, 2013
  39. I am looking forward to both Carrie’s book and Primal Cravings. I have adapted to eating primal fairly well, but some foods still call to me, and it would be nice to be able to indulge once in a while in an improved manner. I am interested in Carrie’s book as I am a middle aged female with many of those issues in my future.

    As for future topics, a lot of information and books focus on nutrition and fitness. This makes a lot of sense as these topics are the bulk of the impact. However I have more trouble with the “fuzzy” rules like play, use your mind, etc. I enjoy discussion on those, and get most of it from MDA however it would always be interesting to see more perspectives on how to really incorporate those aspects as they turn the Primal Blueprint into a way of life.

    YvonneJean wrote on March 27th, 2013
  40. I am most excited to see the Perfect Balance and Primal Pregnancy books come out. I am interested and intrigued by the psychological aspects of fitness and nutrtion and also understanding and bringing awareness to others how our society, American in particular, comes into play in regards to our body image and how we see and feel about food. I am approaching the child bearing years of my life and want to do the best that I can to prepare for and go through pregnancy as healthy and balanced as possible. I want my children to have a healthy start in life from the get go.
    Something that I think would be interesting to write about in terms of the Paleo / Primal life style is eating in season. A catchy title may be The Paleoannual Eater ( meaning someone who cares about eating paleo but also about locally and in season). This could be both a factual and informative book as well as one that presents recipes and pictures encouraging seasonal cuisine and recipes. A primal lifestyle includes doing whats right for the system within as well as the system at work around us in our community and enviroment.
    Thanks!

    Tammy Schmidt wrote on March 27th, 2013

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