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Archive for January, 2010

12 Jan

Announcement: New Year’s Resolution Contest

newyears contest collageThere are only 4 days left until the end of this year’s New Year’s Resolutions Contest.

For a chance to win $750 in Primal Prizes submit your 60 second YouTube video detailing your health and fitness goals for 2010 by this coming Friday.

Click here for all the details about the prize package and contest. Grok on!

11 Jan

Dear Mark: How Primal is Hemp?

hempseedsAs I’ve always said, part of the Primal Blueprint’s power is its continuing evaluation and evolution. As a broad lens defined by tried and true physiological principles, the PB can effectively assess and (when appropriate) seamlessly accommodate “new”/rediscovered practices and foods. Readers send me questions all the time that help redefine or further confirm the Blueprint’s existing range. Here’s one such inquiry.

Dear Mark,

I’ve been seeing more hemp products in the stores these days and have friends who call themselves hemp converts. They say it’s a good protein source. What do you think of hemp? Do you consider it Primal?

10 Jan

Weekend Link Love

weekend link loveThe Food & Dining section of the NY Times talks goats, fainting goats. And if you want these goats to live, eat them. That’s right, eat them to save them.

Not to be outdone by Food & Dining, the NY Times Business Section talks docs – documentaries about obesity. And who’s funding the latest fat doc? Why, Glaxo, the makers of the explosive-diarrhea weight loss pill, Alli! No conflict of interest there.

Green Guide created a beef label decoder which shows you just what those little “certified,” “verified,” and “approved” stickers mean. (thanks @ the 8 readers who emailed me the link, and Lifehacker, who found it)

9 Jan

Chicken and Shrimp Soup

soup1This week’s soup recipe comes from a military man who prefers to keep his real identity undercover. He did, however, decide to declassify his Chicken and Shrimp Soup recipe for the Primal Blueprint Cookbook Challenge, and we’re glad he did. The soup follows one of our favorite soup-making methods, which is throwing a bunch of healthy stuff in a pot and letting it simmer to deliciousness. All that’s required on your part is a little chopping and stirring. Yes, there are a lot of ingredients, but if you scan the list you’re likely to find that you already have many of them on hand.

8 Jan

Primal Blueprint Forest Sprinting

This inspiring Primal Blueprint Fitness Video was sent in by reader Tom Greenwald. Let Tom know what you think in the comment board.

The Fitness Video contest has ended, but there are still ways to win prizes and be part of the Primal community here at Mark’s Daily Apple. Enter your best recipes (current theme: Primal Snacks) to be included in the Primal Blueprint Reader-Created Cookbook Contest, and submit your New Year’s Resolutions video by Jan. 15. In both cases you have a chance to win hundreds of dollars in Primal gear and be featured on MDA. Grok on!

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