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Archive for June, 2011

13 Jun

WOW: The Gauntlet

Complete: The Gauntlet (see instructions below) Grok Crawl 20 yards Duck Walk 20 yards 3×15 Reps Sandbag Slams

12 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 146

Attention, doctors: contact Chris to be placed on the new Primal Docs network. Are you addicted to sausages? This man certainly is. Can any UK readers vouch for the quality of these Mcwhinney’s Irish pork sausages? Are they worth risking clinical addiction? There’s nothing more enjoyable on a Sunday morning than reading about the collusion […]

11 Jun

Grilled Artichokes with Creamy Mint Sauce

Artichokes are not the most welcoming food in the produce department. With their odd shape, dull green color and layers of prickly armor it’s a wonder humans started eating them at all. Luckily, some poor soul a long time ago was hungry enough to try them and since Roman times the artichoke has not only […]

10 Jun

Quitting Chronic Cardio

I hope the publication of this particular success story doesn’t come across as too self-serving. Reader Brett expresses at length his appreciation for what I do, and for that I’m very grateful. My goal is to touch millions of lives with the Primal Blueprint message, and it’s emails from readers like Brett that motivate me […]

9 Jun

Vacations: Are They Good for Your Health?

You count the days. You spend weeks planning and hours packing. Your friends, family, and every citizen within a 20 mile radius knows you’re leaving and exactly where you’re going. Are you looking that forward to the destination or to leaving behind all the – well, you know? Maybe it’s the sheer novelty more than […]

8 Jun

The Definitive Guide to Walking

At first glance, this title probably threw you off. I mean, a guide to walking? Are we moderns really that dysfunctional that we can’t even walk correctly? C’mon, Sisson – you must be out of ideas. Bear with me, here. It may seem silly to need a definitive guide to walking, but I think we […]

7 Jun

How to Wake Up and Feel Alert

Have you defeated the fearsome sleep beast that plagues so many of your countrymen? You might think you have – after all, you installed blackout curtains in the bedroom, disconnected every LED-light before hitting the sack, peer through slitted eyes at a F.lux-altered computer screen, get seven to nine hours a night, and make getting […]

6 Jun

Dear Carrie: Cellulite

Hi again, everyone. Thanks for the comments and emails in response to my last post on menopause and hot flashes. I’m working on getting through your questions and hope to do several posts throughout the summer that speak specifically to issues that matter to women. Now that summer is here for most of the country, […]

6 Jun

WOW: Sledgehammer

Complete four cycles: 15 Around the Heads (both directions) 15 Stakhanov Shovels (both sides) 15 Spear Lunges (both sides)

5 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 145

Boosting one’s HDL and lowering one’s triglycerides through chemical artifice has, once again, resulted in a slightly increased risk of stroke and no reduction in the risk of general heart disease. When will they ever learn? An as-of-late perpetually-displaced tribe of Guarani Indians has retaken part of their ancestral lands in Brazil. Previous attempts resulted […]

4 Jun

Greek Meatza with Creamy Feta, Kalamata Olives and Red Onion

There is much about meatza that makes our mouth water: the juicy, high-protein meat “crust,” the toppings that satisfy our cravings for pizza and the fact that we can eat it with our hands like traditional pizza. But even the most carnivorous among us have to admit that some meatza recipes, the ones smothered in […]

3 Jun

Living the Dream

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story. 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 coming in. Thanks for reading! Hi […]

2 Jun

How to Take Care of Your Teeth (Hint: There’s More to It Than Brushing)

I get a lot of questions about dental hygiene and health, and for good reason. Dental records of our paleolithic ancestors show a fairly low incidence of caries when compared to modern teeth. Exceptions exist, but the general trends suggest that Grok had better teeth than the average contemporary human. Of course, when cavities struck […]

1 Jun

The Blame Game

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” Albert Ellis, psychologist This week a friend of mine lost her mother. A year and a […]

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