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Archive for March, 2011

14 Mar

WOW: New Army Fitness Test

Complete 2 cycles: 400 Meter Run Clear 5 Low Hurdles 20 Meter Grok crawl 5 Pullups 40 Meter Backwards Weight Drag 20 Meter Balance Beam Farmer’s Carry 50 Meter Weighted Sprint

13 Mar

Weekend Link Love – Edition 134

I’ve always been envious of chimps for their climbing skills, their impressive strength-to-bodyweight ratio, and their ability to bite a man’s face off, but now you can add “penis spine” to that list. The heavyweights who brought you that paper on hunter-gatherer fitness are back with another paper, and they’ve upped the ante. Full paper […]

12 Mar

Curry Meatballs (with a Little Offal) in Creamy Tomato-Coconut Sauce

As we mentioned earlier this week, offal is an acquired taste for many people, and if you haven’t acquired it yet there’s nothing wrong with using a little culinary magic to slip an organ or two by your taste buds unnoticed. The trick to sneaking offal into a dish is using it in moderation, adding […]

11 Mar

Four Christmases

In 2007 Paul weighed 300 pounds. Today… well you’ll just have to read his story. If you have your own Primal Blueprint success story and you’d like to share it with me and the MDA community please feel free to contact me here. Have a wonderful Friday, everyone, and thanks for reading! — Mark, I […]

10 Mar

Top 10 Reasons to Pre-Order Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals

UPDATE: This special pre-order offer is now expired. While the 20% discount no longer applies, order a copy of Quick & Easy Meals today and you will still receive the Primal Blueprint Shopping List (while supplies last) and FREE S&H (domestic orders only). I’m very excited to announce that Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals […]

9 Mar

What is the Cost of Eating Healthy Foods?

A couple years back I highlighted a Time Magazine photo essay called “What the World Eats.” It was a fascinating visual comparison of what – and how much – representative families across the globe consumed in a given week. (Several obliging MDA readers later shared photos of their own rations.) Revealing on yet another level, […]

8 Mar

6 Sneaky Ways to Work Offal Into Your Diet

Take a look at that picture to the right. Appetizing? While I wouldn’t be surprised by numerous affirmatives from the Mark’s Daily Apple community, for most people even the sight of brains, kidneys or tongue is enough to turn their stomachs. Nutritionally, of course, we can all agree that offal is fantastic stuff. Leading the […]

7 Mar

A Tale of Two Gluten Studies

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

7 Mar

WOW Progress Check: Easy As 1, 2, 3

Max cycles in 20 minutes of: 1 Pullup/Chinup 2 Pushups 3 Full Squats

6 Mar

Weekend Link Love – Edition 133

Is the military going Primal? They’re sure leaning that way. Kit Up! has a scoop on new Army fitness standards branded as “combat readiness,” much improved from plain old sit ups and 2 mile runs. I’ve mentioned a New York Times piece almost every week for two months now. This leads me to believe that […]

5 Mar

Moroccan-Inspired Grilled Quail with Sauteed Kale and Grilled Lemons

If you’re someone who has wondered if cooking a bird as small as a quail is worth the time and effort, let us remind you that good things do indeed come in small packages. As far as time and effort goes, it requires very little of either to serve quail. Its small size means that […]

4 Mar

What 5 Weeks of Living Primal Looks Like

It’s Friday, which means success story time. Today it is my pleasure to share Dorene’s story. She went Primal on January 1st, not long ago, but as you’ll see from her pictures, sometimes five weeks is all that’s needed to see change. If you have your own Primal Blueprint success story and you’d like to […]

3 Mar

7 High-Tech Tools for Better Primal Living

Superficial observers of the ever-growing Primal movement often assume us to be a bunch loin-clothed Luddites, but, generally speaking, we aren’t paleo-romaticists eschewing all things new. In fact, many of us are nerds, technophiles, and gadget freaks that embrace the digital age. Sure, instead of slumping in a chair with Cheeto dust ‘staches, we’re constructing […]

2 Mar

Lessons Learned from Life in Space

They’re among the most studied individuals on the planet, so unique in their circumstances that an exclusive branch of medicine has been devoted to them, indeed a new subcategory of physiology itself. Their experiences teach us about the fine delineations of human biology – as well as its inherent vulnerability. I’m talking about astronauts, whose […]

1 Mar

Is Eating Too Much Protein Going to Harm My Kidneys?

Dear Mark, I am studying to become a nurse and am taking my first nutrition class at a local college. As one of our assignments we had to record everything we ate for an entire week. After looking at my results my teacher was dumbfounded. To make a long story short, my teacher told me […]

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