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Archive for April, 2010

30 Apr

How to Regain and Maintain Hip Mobility

Yesterday, I made a case for the necessity of good hip mobility in, well, everyone. Athletes will get faster, stronger, and more powerful. Lifters will be able to lift more weight and squat heavier without rounding the lower back. Regular folks will spare their lower back from the stress of chronic sitting and bending over […]

29 Apr

The Importance of Mobility: The Hips

People are exceedingly mobile these days. We can jet halfway across the world at a moment’s notice, check email on our phones, hop in the car and be in another state in five hours, conduct business from anywhere, transfer schools, and shave while reading the paper on the morning commute. Social mobility, financial mobility, spatial […]

28 Apr

Primal Nutrition and Fertility

Although for many of us starting a family simply happens (surprise!), others among us take an intentional approach. Maybe we delay having children for professional, financial or relationship reasons. Maybe we begin trying when we’re young. Regardless of timing, facing our fertility (so to speak) is an intensely personal and often emotional passage. It can […]

27 Apr

Gut Flora and Your Healthy Immune System

Last week, I discussed the importance of gut flora in the digestion of food while briefly touching on its role in early immunity, including the development of asthma and eczema – both of which are immune issues that appear to be exacerbated or caused by disrupted gut flora in children. But it goes much further […]

26 Apr

270 Days of Primal

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 Apr

Dear Mark: Seasonal Allergies

By numerous accounts, this spring has been the most brutal in years for seasonal allergy sufferers. (Do I see some nodding heads out there?) As much as everyone looks forward to spring, some folks grit their teeth for several weeks or live on a steady dose of allergy pills. I always get questions this time […]

25 Apr

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 3

Hello, everyone! This is the editor of Mark’s Daily Apple, Aaron Fox, reporting from the field. Check back throughout the day for text, photo and (maybe, fingers crossed) video updates. 7:37 am: After the breakfast buffet, Angelo De La Cruz energizes early wakers with a gentle movement session

24 Apr

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 2

Hello, everyone! This is the editor of Mark’s Daily Apple, Aaron Fox, reporting from the field. Check back throughout the day for text, photo and (maybe, fingers crossed) video updates. 7:14 am: Recharging for the big day ahead of us

23 Apr

Live Blogging from PrimalCon 2010 – Day 1

Hello, everyone! This is the editor of Mark’s Daily Apple, Aaron Fox. Mark has his hands full today, so I’ll be reporting from the field. Check back throughout the day for text, photo and (maybe, fingers crossed) video updates. 7:53 am: There’s a buzz in the air as the inaugural PrimalCon kicks off in beautiful […]

22 Apr

Primal Play: Dance

Though it’s an important aspect of the Primal Blueprint, the concept of play doesn’t get enough attention around here. I guess by virtue of its very nature this is to be expected. Play should be spontaneous and freeing, and the regimentation of our leisure time is what we’re trying to avoid! Still, given the time-sucking […]

22 Apr

Announcement: PrimalCon 2010 and The Primal Blueprint Cookbook Offer

Just a couple quick updates before I publish the regularly scheduled article for the day… Live Blogging Updates from PrimalCon 1. We are less than 24 hours from the inaugural PrimalCon – the ultimate Primal Blueprint experience! I wish the entire Mark’s Daily Apple community could make it out, but for those that can’t you’ll […]

21 Apr

The 80/20 Principle: When 20 Inches Toward 40

Among the many defining – and practical – tenets of the Primal Blueprint is the good old 80/20 Principle, the guideline that suggests we needn’t be 100% perfect 100% of the time to achieve great Primal health. It’s the sensible caveat, a functional motivator, the saving grace for many of us. It means we don’t […]

21 Apr

Announcement: Only 24 Hours Remaining

Here’s a little teaser video for your enjoyment, and a quick reminder that Monday’s special offer will be ending in 24 hours (10 am PST, Thursday, Apr. 22). Pre-order your copy of The Primal Blueprint Cookbook today and get 20% of the regular cover price, a free Primal Blueprint Poster ($14.95 value) and free S&H […]

20 Apr

What’s Up With Your Gut? – Beneficial Bacteria and Good Digestive Health

Everyone knows (well, not everyone, but anyone who’s probably reading this) how crucial the early days of an infant’s life are for establishing good habits and healthy patterns for the rest of its life. What the mother eats while pregnant, what the child eats, delivery methods, breastfeeding duration, heck, whether you read to your children […]

19 Apr

Top Ten Reasons to Pre-Order The Primal Blueprint Cookbook

UPDATE: The 72 Hour Pre-Order Offer has expired. If you didn’t make the cut off, don’t fret! Pre-order a copy of The Primal Blueprint Cookbook today and you can still get a free Primal Blueprint Poster and free domestic S&H (international S&H is now $9.95). Grok on! I’m very excited to announce that in just […]

18 Apr

I IMMEDIATELY felt More Vitality, Energy, and Health

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 […]

18 Apr

Weekend Link Love

Into sledgehammerin’? You’ll love Urban Primalist‘s shovelglove 101 guide. Still not convinced that grass fed meats are better? Fitness Spotlight lays down the data; a post loaded with easy-to-read charts comparing grass to grain-fed. Paleo Princess creates a Paleo alphabet. B is for boobs. Yeah, she goes there. A little savory, a little sweet, Nutty […]

17 Apr

Bacon, Chicken and Avocado Salad

Lauren Seaver had us with the first three ingredients in her salad: bacon, chicken and avocado. What is there not to love? This combination is not new to most of you, in fact, you might even throw it into salads all the time. But if it’s been awhile, let us remind you how insanely delicious […]

16 Apr

Where Are They Now? – Round 2

What is in a story about personal health and wellness? We all have them; every one of us. Yours might be about your relationship with food, or about your body image, or about weight loss, or about overcoming illness or injury. If you’ve read my book you’re familiar with mine. I was a cardio junkie […]

15 Apr

I Can’t Thank You Enough

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 […]

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