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Archive for September, 2008

10 Sep

Going Grubby: The Primal Benefits of Dirt, Dust and Dishevelment

Clearly, cleanliness is next to godliness, as they say, in this country. The number of products devoted to the sacred rite of purging and scouring American households staggers the imagination. (Ever roamed the cleaning supply aisles at Target? It’s a trip unto itself.) Every strength, size, scent, packaging, active ingredient, and formula (Would you prefer […]

9 Sep

10 Primal Meals in 15 Minutes or Less

Many people think that cooking healthy meals has to be a difficult and time-consuming task. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. (And even if it was true, isn’t the extra effort worth it?) Others of you, meanwhile, are new to this whole Primal Lifestyle and are looking for quick and easy recipes […]

8 Sep

Fox News: Best Way to Lose Weight?

FYI – I was on Fox News Los Angeles again this morning. This time I answered the question, “Is Exercise the Best Way to Lose Weight?” Check out the video and then hit me up with a comment to let me know what you think. Thanks everyone! Update: Here is a link to the post […]

8 Sep

Dear Mark: Is Flax Bad?

Dear Mark, I’ve been researching flax and am ready to pull the plug on my dedicated flaxseed grinder. The kicker was seeing flaxseeds associated with prostate cancer. What’s your take? Thanks to reader Clare for the thoughtful correspondence on flax. This is exactly why I love doing this blog. Research continues to unfold, and the […]

7 Sep

Weekend Link Love – Edition 14

Stephan at Whole Health Source covered the link between n-6 fat consumption from vegetable oils and homicide. Always wanted to master the one armed push-up? Jim at Beast Skills gives you a complete tutorial (including some inspirational video clips!) File under completely unnecessary: Diet Blog profiles Yoghund, a new frozen yogurt for dogs (and it’s […]

6 Sep

Science News Roundup

While we here at MDA like to pay close attention to our bodies and use common sense to help determine what is and isn’t healthy, actual scientific evidence forms the backbone of our philosophies. We scour breaking health and nutrition news releases to make sure our ideas are supported by science. It’s important, we think, […]

5 Sep

Cranberry Juice and UTIs

You’ve known for years that cranberries can help stave off urinary tract infections (UTIs), but now scientists have figured out the mechanism behind the benefit! In a study published in this month’s Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts analyzed the Gibbs free energy of adhesion changes between bacteria and […]

5 Sep

A Day in the Life of Modern Grok: An MDA Reader Gets Primal

As a follow up to last week’s Primal Challenge, “Getting Back to Nature,” I thought I’d published a few emails I’ve received from a hardcore Primal Blueprint follower. Talk about getting Primal. This guy is trying it all. Don’t worry. You don’t have to catch, gut and eat your own rabbits or gather your own […]

4 Sep

Irradiation: Savvy Safety Mechanism or Band-Aid for a Bigger Problem?

Following the recent tainted spinach controversy, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month ruled that food manufacturers can now irradiate fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce to kill bacteria associated with food-borne illnesses. Huh? Exactly. Essentially food irradiation refers to a process whereby food is exposed briefly to a radiant energy source (usually in […]

4 Sep

Interview with Jimmy Moore of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb

I’m sure many of you are familiar with Jimmy Moore. These days you can hardly say low-carb without thinking of him first. That’s because he has a great low-carb success story and has created an amazingly comprehensive one-stop low-carb shop in his blog, podcasts, daily low-carb menus and other resources for all low-carb dieters.

3 Sep

How to Get that Natural Glow

We’re showing a little skin today at MDA. No, it’s not another photo of Mark’s abs, although the last picture did elicit a rousing response. We’re talking glow, color, clarity, tone. Sound like a beauty ad? Well, it certainly could be except for the fact that there’s nothing to “buy” except a healthy primal lifestyle. […]

2 Sep

10 Simple Steps to Motivate a Friend

Before you jump into reading this post I’d like to encourage you to drop by yesterday’s with a comment or two. MDA is getting a renovation and we are looking for reader suggestions on how to continue to make this the best health and fitness blog on the net. We look forward to hearing from […]

1 Sep

Dear Readers: What Do You Want?

I’m skipping this week’s “Dear Mark” post en lieu of a “Dear Readers” post. That’s right. Enough from me. I want to hear from you. You see, I’m working on giving MDA a well-deserved design update and would love some feedback. I have a long wish list that just keeps getting longer, but I want […]

1 Sep

The Best of Mark’s Daily Apple: August 2008

Here are some of the best posts of August put together in a nice little batch for your perusal. Enjoy! 30-Day Primal Health Challenge Final Results – August 1 Insects: Not Just for Breakfast Anymore – August 6 What’s Wrong with the Zone Diet? – August 7

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