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Archive for October, 2010

12 Oct

How Bad is Rice, Really?

The cereal grain family prides itself on its powerful, expansive arsenal of lectins, phytates, gluten, and other antinutrients. A single seed of its patriarch, wheat, can punch holes in gut linings with ease, and cousin oat has managed to obtain official recognition as being good for the heart even as it doses you with gluten. […]

11 Oct

Announcement: Primal Fuel Now Available!

You asked for it and now it’s finally here! Primal Fuel is the ultimate, quick-and-easy, high-protein, low-carb, moderate-fat, Primal meal, and the perfect tool for living a healthy Primal lifestyle in the modern world. Primal Fuel uses delicious, creamy coconut milk as the base and source of healthy fats. It contains Whey Protein Isolate (the […]

11 Oct

WOW: Cave Burpees

For time: 100 Burpees (with Pushups and Jumps)*

10 Oct

Weekend Link Love

The 30-Day Challenge has ended. So much amazing reader content was sent in that I’ve created a permanent challenge page where you can see contest results and all the wonderful submissions. And remember, you still have until 9:00 a.m. to vote on your favorite Grokfeast. Do it now if you haven’t already! It’s not too […]

9 Oct

Tomato Garlic Mussels

After over a month of Primal Challenge festivities it feels good to get back in the kitchen and cook up some Primal fare for the regular weekend recipe post here at MDA. This and next week’s recipe will wrap up the Reader-Created Cookbook Contest. After that it we’ll be publishing exclusive MDA-created recipes every Saturday. […]

8 Oct

The J.J. Experiment: Primal Leap Results

Five weeks ago, the J.J. Experiment (week 2, 3, 4) began. J.J. Valdivia, a personal trainer in Miami, guided ten people as they took a 30-Day Leap into a healthy lifestyle. Let’s find out how they did… Dear Mark’s Daily Apple readers, I can’t believe the 30 Day Challenge has come to an end! We […]

8 Oct

Contest Poll: The 2010 Grokfeast Challenge

I’d like to thank the 28 groups who participated in the Grokfeast Challenge this year. Your level of creativity, commitment, and enthusiasm serves as a hallmark for Primal living at its best. It’s been an immense pleasure reading and posting your experiences on Mark’s Daily Apple. As good as they all were, only one group […]

7 Oct

The End of the 30-Day Challenge: A Final Contest

The Prizes: I saved some of the coolest stuff for last. Over a thousand bucks worth of stuff. A prize for fitness, a prize for food, a prize for lifestyle…

7 Oct

Grokfeast in New York City

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8. Eating Paleo in NYC, New York City’s paleo meetup group, decided […]

7 Oct

Grokfeast in Beverly, Massachusetts

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8. To be honest I dreaded the coming of my 30th birthday. […]

7 Oct

Grokfeast in North Carolina

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8. Whenever my family gets together, we always end up in some […]

7 Oct

Grokfeast in Joliet, Illinois

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8. The motivation for the get together was provided by the possibility […]

7 Oct

Grokfeast in Burnsville, North Carolina

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8. The Arthur Morgan School Grokfeast was held at 5:00pm on September, […]

7 Oct

Grokfeast in North Pole, Alaska

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8. Our day was a Grok meets Korg kind of day. Although […]

7 Oct

Grokfeast in Kentucky

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8. Check out this beautiful PDF of the Endless Wellness Grokfeast The […]

7 Oct

Grokfeast in Fairview, North Carolina

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8. Sara Kate is a faithful follower of Mark’s Daily Apple, and […]

7 Oct

Grokfeast in Maryland

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. I was SO excited when I heard about your contest! I love grassfed beef and US Wellness. I’ve […]

7 Oct

Grokfeast on San Juan Island, Washington

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8. Read all about the Seattle Tribe’s 2010 San Juan Grokfeast (PDF) […]

7 Oct

Grokfeast in Denver, Colorado

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8. On Sunday afternoon, in the gorgeous, if unseasonably warm, weather currently […]

7 Oct

Grokfeast in North Carolina

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8. My extended family is becoming more and more interested in eating […]

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