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Archive for December, 2009

13 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 75

Want it raw? Don your trench coat and shady shades, and beware of the cops when purchasing black market milk. Natural News has the scoop on the shake down of the underground milk market. School lunch meat vs. Taco Bell meat and the winner is… Taco Bell? USA Today discusses the abysmal health standards of […]

12 Dec

Watercress Bacon Soup

Whether you live in an area being hit by a winter cold snap or you’re lucky enough to be basking in a balmy climate, there is comfort to be found in a bowl of soup. A sip of steaming soup will warm and nourish you to your core, but there’s also great comfort found in […]

11 Dec

Primal Blueprint Fitness: Park Workout

Thanks to Mark’s Daily Apple reader Jerry Borrero for sending in this fantastic video of his Primal Blueprint park workout. For more of Jerry check out his kettlebell routine. And click here to view all MDA video posts. Grok on!

11 Dec

CrossFit Radio Appearance

CrossFit Radio had me on their show this Wednesday. We talked grains, inflammation, the difficulties of sorting fact from fiction in nutrition studies and the power of the Primal Blueprint. I had a great time and hope to do more in the future. You can listen to the full Episode 97 podcast by visiting the […]

10 Dec

The Definitive Guide to Fermented Foods

Life in the Paleolithic wasn’t a pristine, sterile existence. There were no fun-sized hand sanitizers or pasteurized eggs. Meat didn’t come shrink-wrapped, and it wasn’t stored in sub-40 degree temperature to prevent spoilage. I’ve never seen evidence of vegetable cleaning liquid containers at prehistoric dig sites, nor have any tiny tubes of antibiotic ointment been […]

9 Dec

Benefits of Benevolence

It’s a message fitting for the season and one that gives a whole new meaning to the adage, to give is to receive. Acts of generosity, research shows, don’t just lead to emotional satisfaction; they actually promote physical health and healing. It’s more than good karma of course. There’s evolutionary rationale to the warm fuzzies […]

8 Dec

Cell Phone Health Hazard?

It’s become one of those oft-repeated half-truths floating around that people either assume to be unerringly true or completely false. It draws both sides of the spectrum: those that eschew all traditional medicine, and the folks who take the official governmental recommendations and proclamations as gospel, every single time. Every now and then, you might […]

7 Dec

Dear Mark: Feast or Famine Diet?

Among the questions I get from MDA readers are those that ask about timely diet trends – you know, the latest regimens highlighted in the media or promoted by high profile stars and athletes. Some are bookstore blockbuster plans like The Zone, while others are the latest celebrity diet du jour. As my wife and […]

7 Dec

Announcement: New Recipe Theme for the Cookbook Contest

Enter your best Primal Blueprint recipes for your chance to win prizes and be featured in the Reader-Created Cookbook The new theme: Primal Soups! We’ve received some delicious Primal breakfast recipes from readers: Almond Banana Pancakes No Oat Oatmeal… It’s Noatmeal! Omelet Muffins Frittata Aleta All of these recipes will be featured in the Reader-Created […]

6 Dec

Announcement: Free Events

This is a last minute reminder for two events I’m speaking at in Northern California. The more the merrier so bring your friends and let’s get Primal! Here are the details for both events. RSVP now to guarantee your seat! Sunday, December 6th 7:00pm-8:45pm Catalyst Athletics 1257 Tasman Dr., Suite A, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089 Please […]

6 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 74

Atlas Stoned? Learn how to make your very own giant ball of cement at Wilderness Sports Conditioning. Use it for strength training or for crushing small enemies. Get your fill of dirt, bugs, and shoe leather over at Mental Floss with their no-budget diner’s guide. Some of you may remember Michelle’s Primal Journey she shared […]

5 Dec

Almond Banana Pancakes

Try as we might, many of us find the temptation of pancakes too hard to resist. Maybe it’s the sweet, buttery aroma of the batter on the griddle or the soft doughy texture, or that eating something with the word “cake” in it for breakfast just feels so deliciously naughty. But it doesn’t have to […]

4 Dec

Marlboro to Introduce “Smoke Rite” 6 Cig Health Packs

Smokers rejoice. There is a new, healthier way to smoke, all thanks to the innovators at Altria (formerly known as Philip Morris). Marlboro has just released Smoke Rites, a new line of health conscious products for modern people with active lifestyles. The concept was borne over two years of intense research at Marlboro laboratories. Head […]

3 Dec

In Vitro Meat

When Winston Churchill, in the 1932 essay “Fifty Years Hence,” mused that “we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium,” he may have been more prescient than credited. Alexis Carrel had already been keeping a cultured […]

2 Dec

Environmental Toxins and Gene Expression

It’s the heart of the Primal Blueprint: understanding that our lifestyle factors direct influence the expression of our genetic code. While the DNA itself is set, the structure fixed, that’s hardly the end of the story – our story. How we live – even where we live – holds significant sway over the final picture. […]

1 Dec

Grok Tag

There was a time when you could go to any schoolyard and see kids being kids. Kids would run, leap, throw, and exert themselves with the pure joy of uncorrupted youth. They were suddenly realizing their bodies were incredible machines capable of precise, complex movements, and the games they played developed these capabilities. Dirt clod […]

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