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Archive for June, 2008

13 Jun

Cracking The Code

If you thought those little stickers on produce were merely there to speed the checkout process for the bored cashier at your local grocery store, you’ll be shocked to know that those annoyingly adhesive (more on that in a minute) stickers actually contain a wealth of information about the produce you’re about to purchase. Known […]

13 Jun

The Best of Mark’s Daily Apple: May 2008

With all the excitement at MDA the first half of June we almost forgot to publish the Best of May ’08! “How could you forget?!” you say. Well… we couldn’t. Which is why we serve you up the Best of May in all of its belated glory. Thanks to everyone for making May ’08 our […]

12 Jun

Healthy Tastes Great! – No Nightshades in Sight

If the Nightshades post got you interested in trying a couple weeks without them to see if you notice any differences in how you feel here are a few recipes to get you started. Let us know how you like ‘em!

12 Jun

Primal Testimonials

I receive daily emails from Mark’s Daily Apple readers thanking me for the blog and for my advice. Some notes are touching, others just downright inspiring. Many of them are too good to keep to myself, so I’ve created a Primal Testimonial page to share these kind words and amazing transformation photos (with the readers’ […]

12 Jun

Nightshades

As you (our gracious company of Apples) know, we unequivocally love our vegetables. Powerhouses of nutrients and antioxidant action, they’re the backbone of a good Primal Blueprint diet. But the issue of nightshades has come up a few times recently. Nightshades, those vegetables that find their roots in the Solanaceae family of plants, include a […]

11 Jun

What Happens to Your Body When… You Carb Binge?

Another day, another co-worker’s birthday (and the obligatory cake in the break room). Elaine Benes was right: this is insanity. You’re into the Primal style of eating, so it’s easy to resist this stuff, right? You ignored the dirty looks when you turned down that piece of fudge-smothered bundt cake offered by your boss’s wife […]

10 Jun

10 Ways to Forage in the Modern World

We’ve all been there, said we’d bypass the appetizers at the annual office picnic or told ourselves ahead of time that we absolutely don’t need a slice of birthday cake, but before you know it you’re stuffing bacon-laden potato skins (potato – of all things!) into your mouth or reaching for yet another slice of […]

9 Jun

Drink Less Water?

Dear Mark, I always hear that I should be drinking eight glasses of water a day, but it takes a lot of unnatural effort to get close to that. Is it just me? What’s your take on the water rule? Best, Jaime As you know by now, my job is to question Conventional Wisdom. One […]

8 Jun

Video Proof You Can Exercise Outdoors

Hate trying to find a parking spot at the gym? Waiting in line for a treadmill? Navigating the meat heads in the free-weights section? Then you might like this video, which proves that you can get a great workout, no gym required.

7 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 1

60 in 3 shares healthy ideas for how to spend your weekend. I ate a pie offers up the good, the bad, and the delicious on fruit treats to enjoy this summer. The IF Life explains why you can healthily (and naturally) skip breakfast. Modern Forager dishes up ten common/uncommon cooking oils (and how to […]

6 Jun

Some Very Intense News

A study (abstract here) published online in the American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory, Integrative & Comparative Physiology suggests that short but intense bouts of exercise can confer the same health benefits for the heart as longer, less-intense activities. For the study, researchers from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada recruited 20 healthy but untrained individuals and […]

6 Jun

Healthy Tastes Great! – Time to Grill

It’s that time of the year when the scent of grilled dinners waft through the neighborhoods. Summer isn’t just about the incredible salads (but are they great or what?!). It’s about meats! (And even a little grilled dessert….)

5 Jun

Primal Lifestyle Good for Your Heart?

Following a primal eating plan rich in meat, vegetables, berries and nuts may reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a small study published this month in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. For the study, researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden recruited 14 healthy volunteers to ditch their normal diet in favor […]

4 Jun

Definitive Guide: The Primal Blueprint

Build the Healthiest Possible Body with the Primal Blueprint I get emails every day from people who are changing their lives for the better by following the guidelines I outline on this site. But many are looking for more of what the Primal Blueprint has to offer. That is to say, they want a comprehensive […]

3 Jun

10 Ways to Forage in a Fast Food Nation

Over the past few weeks, we’ve really ripped into fast food joints and junk food manufacturers for trying to pull the wool over our eyes and pass off junk food as not only edible chow, but also something that should be considered healthy. And, while we’ll be the first to admit that they deserve it, […]

3 Jun

Plants Preserve Muscle Mass

We’ve always been dear friends, staunch allies, and devoted advocates for our edible friends in the plant kingdom. Whatever craziness descends upon our lives and our society, there’s sanity, indeed healthful respite in a bountiful, brimming, vibrant dinner plate of vegetables. And now there’s even more reason for veggie veneration. Research from Tufts University funded […]

2 Jun

Dear Mark: Primal Personal Products?

Dear Mark, What are your thoughts on using personal products such as lotion, deodorant, or even toothpaste? I use these daily, but it certainly doesn’t jive with my “caveman diet” philosophies. Thanks to reader Steve for his question. It’s true, old Grok wasn’t exactly getting facials and eyebrow waxings at the spa over yonder. While […]

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