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Archive for May, 2009

31 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 52

Here’s a mouthwatering dessert recipe from Girl Gone Primal. I’ll just let the picture do the talking. Via IseekTruth, cows these days–they’re eating more gummi bears than ever. (thanks, @paleo_princess) You probably already know that I’m not the biggest advocate of The Biggest Loser. Head over to MizFit to watch Sal Marinello’s commentary on the […]

30 May

The Primal Blueprint is Now Shipping

As many of you know, The Primal Blueprint began shipping this week. Thanks to everyone for the support and all the fantastic responses I’ve received during the pre-order period. Many of you have already received your copy and have begun reading it. I look forward to your feedback, but only if it’s positive. I’m kidding! […]

29 May

99 Ways to Save Money on Food

From time to time I hear from Primal Blueprinters that the cost of the PB diet can be challenging. What with the cost of grass-fed/finished beef, wild caught fish and organic produce things can add up pretty quickly, they say. Apart from the fact that you’ll likely end up saving money in the long run […]

28 May

Grok Never Needed an Alarm Clock, So Why Should You?

It goes without saying that Grok never had to resort to a shrieking alarm clock to get him up in time for the day’s activities. But he also never had to worry about beating rush hour, or getting his little Groklings to school. Even if we subscribe to all the other behaviors of our ancestors […]

27 May

WTF?… Where’s The Fat?!

As a loyal Worker Bee ever-skeptical of Conventional Wisdom, I’ve always been puzzled over the idea of fat free versions of fat and cream-based foods. Fat-free mayo, fat-free whipped cream (er, just what the hell are they whipping?), fat-free cheese – how are they wrought? What manner of culinary wizardry can make a delicious, creamy […]

26 May

I Can’t Say Enough About The Primal Lifestyle

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep […]

26 May

The Definitive Guide to Feeding Primal Babies

It’s commonly portrayed as the realm of infant formula, rice cereal, applesauce, teething biscuits, Zwieback toast and Cheerios. And in the following months a large pantry selection of strained this or that in tiny glass, commercial jars… Add to this picture more recent concoctions like toddler formula, Elmo crackers, mini juice packs, fruit gummies, and […]

25 May

Dear Readers

The response to “Dear Readers” questions has been fantastic. This week I’ve added a poll to make answering fellow readers’ inquiries even easier, so chime in with your opinion and make your voice heard. Question 1 Hi Mark Just wondering if you have run across this stuff: Shirataki Miracle Noodle. It’s been mentioned in a […]

24 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 51

Tummy tucking and breast augmentation are behind the times. In the world of useless, invasive surgery, the fashionable thing to do is get the fat sucked out of your eye sockets. (Thanks to Dr. Eades for digging up this one) Are pets good for your health? Read Cranky Fitness to find out. (Warning: Lolcats included) […]

23 May

Miracle Fruit

From reading MDA, you might get the idea that we’re a little too focused on health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness for our own good. I can’t say I blame you. We do love our facts, our science, and our experiential evidence (hey, when you’re a vocal proponent of a lifestyle in direct opposition to Conventional […]

22 May

How to Make Pemmican

Vihljamur Stefansson, eminent anthropologist and arctic explorer, went on three expeditions into the Alaskan tundra during the first quarter of the 20th century. His discoveries – including the “blond” Inuit and previously uncharted Arctic lands – brought him renown on the world stage. People were fascinated by his approach to travel and exploration, the way […]

21 May

The “Grok Crawl”

One of the more underappreciated developmental milestones in an infant’s life is the act of crawling. First words, walking, reading – these get all the attention, but it’s crawling that helps kids develop the important upper and lower body strength that will serve as a foundation for later activity and basic movement. Some pull and […]

20 May

80/20 Principle

For anyone who’s ever adopted a new diet plan for weight loss or overall health, it’s a familiar nightmare. The backdrop varies (an all you can eat buffet, holiday party, dark and silent kitchen in the middle of the night), but the suspense is universal. The temptation, a mental struggle, the cautious scanning of the […]

19 May

Top Ten Reasons to Pre-Order the Primal Blueprint!

I know, I know – you’re ready for more Primal content, but with the site revamping and the book arriving come a few things I need to get out of the way first. I’ve already mapped out the new features, and I think you guys are well aware of changes, but today I wanted to […]

18 May

Dear Readers

A couple weeks ago I gave this “Dear Readers” format a try. There was such a tremendous response that I may make it a regular feature of Mark’s Daily Apple. What do you say? I love giving my advice and opinions, but add mine with all the knowledgeable readers of MDA and then you really […]

17 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 50

Many of you have experienced the multiple benefits of “IF” or “Intermittent Fasting.” Life Spotlight is redefining the term, find out why “IF” now stands for “Intermittent Feeding.” How bad is Crisco? Very, very bad. Free the Animal posts footage from Fat Head all about the fat that gave fat a bad reputation. Head over […]

16 May

Launch Week Announcements

1. In case you missed it this week I wanted to announce that I am giving away the introduction to my new book, The Primal Blueprint, for free. You can get the PDF here. In it you’ll see a side-by-side comparison chart of the major elements of health and fitness Conventional Wisdom pitted against the […]

15 May

Your Vote Counts!

Now that the redesign is complete and the book is about to be shipped (two very time consuming projects) I’m going to be able to spend even more time pursuing my goal of providing you with the best health and fitness content on the web. So what do you want? I’ve posed this question in […]

14 May

The Definitive Guide to Conventional Wisdom

Every story needs a villain, and every protagonist needs an antagonist. Here at Mark’s Daily Apple, my regular nemesis is none other than Conventional Wisdom. But first, let me qualify that statement. Conventional Wisdom isn’t necessarily evil. Take the current medical position on smoking. It seems like common sense to us now that inhaling superheated […]

13 May

Unleash Your Inner Grok

Even though we, as Primal enthusiasts, do acknowledge his presence by eating his food, doing his exercises, and minimizing the kind of artificial stress he rarely experienced, something seems absent from our relationship with Grok. We pay attention to his counsel when it comes to nutrition and biology and fitness – but is something lost […]

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