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Archive for October, 2008

13 Oct

Dear Mark: Metabolic Typing

Dear Mark, I’d love to see your take on the validity of the metabolic type diet. I have found that a primal-style eating plan similar to yours works wonders for me, but I have seen some people comment that they maintain lean bodies with a very different approach than you. One commenter even stated that […]

12 Oct

Weekend Link Love – Edition 19

Congrats to Dave C. at Dave Gets Fit!! who dumped statins, made some serious lifestyle changes (read high fat diet) and is getting healthier by the day. There are many benefits to making your own meals, but sometimes cooking can be a risky endeavor! Reduce your risk of incurring an injury (serious or otherwise) with […]

11 Oct

Mmmmmmmmmmmm… Fat

If you read that in Homer Simpson’s voice, you’re doing it right. You see, science is starting to admit more and more often that Homer Simpson may have had it right in at least one dietary area: his fat consumption. A recent study suggests that (duh) fat can actually reduce appetite, curb hunger, and help […]

10 Oct

Abandon the Primal Eating Plan?

Though we faithfully subscribe to an evolutionary model of living, eating, and exercising – the Primal Blueprint – we still live in a decidedly modern world fraught with all the inconveniences, global upheavals, and politics it entails. Authentically living like Grok is already tough without access to ample wild vegetation, big game as far as […]

9 Oct

Heart Attack Grill – Take Two!

We first introduced you to the Heart Attack Grill – home of the Double Bypass Burger – back in December 2006 and again in March and April of last year (what can we say, we’re really just couldn’t believe it). This ridiculous “concept” eatery is up to the same old nonsense, but a reader sent […]

8 Oct

Did Grok Really Eat That Much Meat?

We get this question from time to time, and perhaps many of you, Primal Blueprint fans, do as well. Sometimes it comes as earnest curiosity, other times as a skeptic’s challenge. Either way, we think it’s an inquiry worth delving into. Care to join us? First off, one note of reality/clarification. Sometimes we hear the […]

7 Oct

Top 10 Ways to “Go Nuts”

Loaded with heart-healthy good fats and a good source of protein, nuts are a satisfying – not to mention – tasty addition to any diet. But, if you relegate your nut consumption only to the odd handful of raw nuts you’re missing out on a ton of opportunities to go nuts! Read on to learn […]

6 Oct

Dear Mark: Soaking Seeds and Nuts

Dear Mark, I love nuts, but they most definitely do NOT love me back! Since going “primal” about 18 months ago, I’ve increased my consumption of nuts and seeds. Well actually, I’ve gone overboard.  (Seems I just can’t have a handful and call it a day.) Now nuts and seeds in virtually any amount cause […]

5 Oct

Weekend Link Love – Edition 18

Need some cocktail party fodder? A Hearty Life shared 10 Hearty Facts about (you guessed it) hearts. Conditioning Research reviews a recent journal that touches on how obesity and inflammation are related. Diet Blog examines the differences between a diet and a “diet cult” (hint: it’s all about the results and the way you feel!) […]

4 Oct

Challenging Assumptions

Here at Mark’s Daily Apple, we talk about food a lot. The Primal Blueprint is basically founded on the notion that following the approximated diet and lifestyle of our Primal ancestors is the key to lasting health. A large portion of our posts center on examining long-held conventional wisdom about food – ridiculous stuff like […]

3 Oct

Is Living Primal Good for the Environment?

Thanks for the great topic suggestion, Son of Grok. It is interesting that as we rid our body of waste, we seem to do the same for the planet. Funny how that works out. The reduction of artificial wastes and packaging materials is probably the most tangible benefit to the environment, but following the Primal […]

2 Oct

NNT (Number Needed to Treat)

As you’ve likely noticed, we’re getting back in touch with our more surly, snarky side this week. It can be fun now and then to channel one’s inner Fuji…. (Frankly, we can’t imagine MDA without it, and we hope you agree.) From energy drinks, we turn to one of our more popular objects of exasperated […]

1 Oct

The Dope on Energy Drinks

It’s impossible to walk through a bar, college campus, city park, gym(!), or even company break room without spying one. You know, those gi-normous cans with the graphics so obnoxious (e.g. lightning bolts, claw marks, neon slashes and splatters) they leave your eyes bloodshot. (Can you tell we’re in the mood for a rant?) It […]

1 Oct

The Best of Mark’s Daily Apple: September 2008

Interview with Jimmy Moore – Sep. 4 Dear Mark: Is Flax Bad? – Sep. 7 Fox News: Best Way to Lose Weight? – Sep. 8 10 Primal Meals in 15 Minutes or Less – Sep. 9 Going Grubby: The Primal Benefits of Dirt, Dust and Dishevelment – Sep. 10

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