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Archive for April, 2010

12 Apr

When Science Trumps Grok

Who is Grok? Or, more accurately – what does Grok represent? He’s no messiah. He’s not a real historical figure. He doesn’t sit on my shoulder at night, whispering post topics into my ear as I sleep. Grok is simply a starting point for the discussion of human health. His dietary habits, his physical behaviors, […]

11 Apr

Weekend Link Love

Want to spice up your pullups? Head over to Ross Training and learn how to make DIY softball grips for about $10. No woman should ever lift more than 3 lbs? You can either starve yourself or do tons of cardio? Uh… working out with Gwyneth Paltrow. I’ve featured Meatpaper before on MDA. This week […]

10 Apr

Thai-Inspired Salad of Awesome

Thai cuisine is known for harmonizing sweet, sour, pungent, salty and spicy flavors into dishes that burst with flavor. Unfortunately, many of the dishes on Thai restaurant menus in the U.S. are weighed down with vegetable oils and sugar, and served with heavy portions of rice and noodles. While we can’t promise that Tara Gravenstine’s […]

9 Apr

Olympic Sprinting, Local Farm Tour, Massages and More

More exciting news from PrimalCon! We have secured the appearance of national champion and US Olympic team runner Michael Stember. Stember shocked the track world as a Stanford undergrad, when his furious kick landed him a spot on the 2000 US Olympic team at 1500 meters. He subsequently enjoyed a long career as one of […]

8 Apr

Where Are They Now?

Remember Michelle? Griff? Sterling? These are just a few of the Mark’s Daily Apple readers that sent in their inspiring success stories during last year’s Primal Blueprint 30 Day Health Challenge. I think I can say that we were all captivated by their stories. Testament to this fact are the numerous emails I receive from […]

7 Apr

Bone Marrow: Delicious, Nutritious and Underappreciated

If you’re truly interested in consuming the original Primal brain food, look no further than bone marrow: perhaps the first reliable source of large, fatty animal products our scrappy ancestors were able to procure. Yes, before we became spear-using cunning tacticians surrounding, stalking, and out-maneuvering large prehistoric ungulates, we feasted on the bones of fallen […]

6 Apr

How Much is Too Much? – Round 2

Last week’s post covering upper recommendations garnered so much interest – and additional questions – that I thought we’d give it another go around. While last week’s list took on basics like protein and fat as well as worthy indulgences like chocolate and – drum roll, please –BACON (break for rampant applause), this week I’ll […]

5 Apr

Seasonality for the Birds

Last week, we determined a common thread of seasonality running through historical fructose consumption. Warm weather with plenty of sunshine generally meant fruit was available. Those living in the tropics (as we humans did for most of our history) thus had year-round access to sweet fruit, while cold climate Grok had seasonal, intermittent access. Plus, […]

4 Apr

Weekend Link Love

Looking for a way to add more sprinting to your kids’ (or your own) play? Reader Jamie found a cool toy called Hyper Dash, sort of a sprinting version of Simon. Check out the explanation video. Seems like you could play an extreme version of this game by setting the markers up atop trees, in […]

3 Apr

Zesty Lemon-Lime Seafood Salad with Homemade Salsa

For most people, the word “salad” brings to mind a simple bowl of lettuce drizzled in dressing. As we suspected, however, you all are not most people. The dozens of salad recipes pouring in for the Primal Blueprint Cookbook Contest have proven you’re a bold bunch when it comes to salad-making and your creative combinations […]

2 Apr

Barefoot Ted Speaking at PrimalCon 2010

Over the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure to announce three PrimalCon 2010 speakers: Maya White (How to Sit, Stand and Walk Like Grok), Brad Kearns (How to Apply the Primal Blueprint Principles to Endurance Training) and Nicoletta Florio (Green Living and Health). In addition to all the other festivities at this year’s PrimalCon […]

2 Apr

Announcement: CrossFit Appearance

I will be speaking at CrossFit Chaos (Prescott, AZ)) at 12:30 PM on Saturday, April 3. If you’re in the area come out and say hello! CrossFit Chaos (map) 3260 Tower Rd Prescott, AZ 86305

1 Apr

9 Overlooked Stipulations in the Health Care Reform Bill

While preexisting conditions and required coverage have taken the main stage on the health care reform bill, many of the smaller changes hold just as much weight in the future of America’s health. These changes and additions have been largely ignored by mainstream media despite several billion dollars allocated to new preventative care initiatives. Additionally, […]

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