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Archive for December, 2010

27 Dec

WOW: Retool and Revisit

pbf wow 2

Complete 6 cycles of:

10 Burpees
5 Pullups
10 Weighted Squat Throws
12 Clapping Pushups
10 Weight Tosses
50 Meter Sprint

26 Dec

Weekend Link Love

weekend link loveHope everyone had a merry Christmas. Is it a tradition in your family for someone to recite “Twas the Night Before Christmas?” Let’s just hope that someone wasn’t Werner Herzog. And now, on to something related to health…

For those of you who keep emailing me about the blood type diet, Primal Wisdom has an extensive post on the science and error that brought about the blood type diet movement.

Want to do a handstand? Al Kavadlo will teach you how. And then re-learn to hopscotch from MizFit.

25 Dec

Happy Holidays!

happyholidaysA merry Christmas, everybody, and happy New Year! Like many of you, I’m celebrating with family today, but my thoughts are also with this incredible community at MDA. I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday and looking forward to the new year ahead. In the coming week, I’ll be sharing more of what 2011 will hold for Mark’s Daily Apple and will offer up all manner of New Year’s tips, tools, and resources to help you with upcoming resolutions.

In the meantime, relish this time with friends and family and enjoy all your Primal revels, whatever they hold. Thank you all wholeheartedly for reading and for contributing to this community throughout the year. MDA wouldn’t be what it is without your insight and involvement. Peace to you and your loved ones as the year comes to a close.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t leave you with a little Primal inspiration for your holiday…. Enjoy!

24 Dec

Tons of Doctors and No Solution

success stories v1It is my pleasure to share Tara’s success story with you today. Follow her journey through marriage, the birth of her twin boys, and a year and a half transformation to a healthy lifestyle. When doctors fail, when WebMD fails, it’s time to take health education into your own hands.

If you have your own Primal Blueprint success story and you’d like to share it with me and the community please contact me here. Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone, and thanks for reading!

Hi Mark!

I had been fairly healthy my entire life, but had always carried about 10 extra pounds. When I turned 24, that changed. All of a sudden, I started experiencing allergies. Major weight gain. Depression. Acne. Itchy scalp. Boils. Missed periods and debilitating pain when they did come. Joint pain. IBS. These were all new things to me.

23 Dec

Spice Rubs for Your Holiday Roast

SpicesWhether you’re cooking prime rib, pot roast, top round or brisket, a roast is a great way to feed a holiday crowd. A roast makes for a substantial meal, pairs well with any of your favorite side dishes and offers the promise of leftovers the next day.

A roast can always be seasoned with salt and pepper, but for the holidays we like to spice things up a little. The spice aisle is full of pre-made spice blends, but you can easily personalize your holiday meal by simply opening up your spice drawer at home and mixing together a dry rub of your own.

Dry rubs can contain however many spices you want to add. They also usually contain salt, although you can leave this out and simply salt the meat to taste after it cooks. You can add equal amounts of each spice, or add more of a specific spice so its flavor dominates. How much rub to use on a piece of meat ultimately comes down to personal preference, but a good place to start is 1-2 tablespoons per pound of meat.

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