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Archive for September, 2012

18 Sep

Contest: What Does It Mean to Be a Primal Family?

The Prize:

Something for the whole family…

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A Kangaroo - Not a living, jumping, boxing, marsupial. This kangaroo is the solution for people who want to stand at work. Made by Ergo Desktop, the Kangaroo is an adjustable height desk unit that sits atop your boring sit-down desk. There’s really nothing else on the market like it. These are handmade in Ohio and shipped entirely assembled. Ergo Desktop has various models and finishes to match your office and the size of your computer. Winner will receive a choice of the Kangaroo Pro, the Kangaroo, or the Wallaby. Perfect for folks who work eight hours a day and don’t want to sit themselves into back problems later in life. These are also a good option if your workplace is permanently affixed with desks of the sitting variety. You know I’m a big proponent of standing at work. This is your chance to win a standing workstation. Retail value: Up to $499.

17 Sep

Action Item #2: Shop, Cook, and Dine Primally

shoppingNow, the real changes begin. You’ve purged the SAD foods from your life, and now your fridge, freezer, and pantry are empty, your pans and pots are gleaming and ready, and the menus at your favorite restaurants appear off limits. You know what not to eat, and the Primal Blueprint Shopping List shows you what you should be eating, but what’s next? How do you apply your newfound knowledge? How and where should you shop? Once you’re well-stocked, how do you begin to cook Primally? What equipment do you use and where do you get the proper recipes? And when you’re eating out, how do you make good choices? What do you tell the waiters? How do you navigate the nutritional minefield that is the modern restaurant menu? If it seems overwhelming, it’s really not.

Here: let me show you.

17 Sep

Contest: Design the Next Primal Blueprint Poster for Cash Prize

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Benjamins. Moolah. Dough. Bread. (No, not that kind of dough and bread.) I’m talking cash. Cold hard cash you can use to buy whatever you want. (May I suggest some Primal fare from a local farmer or dining establishment?)

The winner of this design contest will receive $500. If I actually print the design and distribute the poster the designer will receive an extra $1500, for a total prize value of $2000.

The Contest:

The Primal Blueprint Poster (click the image to the right to zoom in) was designed a few years back. While it’s holding up OK, I think it’s time for an update – a makeover, as it were. And that’s where you, or at least all the graphic designers amongst you, come in. Design the next Primal Blueprint Poster for a chance to win the prize above and have your design end up on garage, bedroom, classroom and gym walls around the world.

16 Sep

Weekend Link Love

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Triclosan, a common hand sanitizer, may impair muscle contractions. With triclosan showing up in human blood, milk, and urine, plus many of the waterways we use for public water, this isn’t very good news.

An ag-scientist takes a closer look at the Stanford study on organic and conventional produce (PDF) and comes to a slightly different conclusion than the original authors.

Interesting Blog Posts

Paleolithic MD required very few words to erect this powerful defense of Paleo.

16 Sep

Contest: Facebook for Buffalo Bars

The Prize:

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Tanka Bars – Snack food made of buffalo. That’s pretty much all that needs saying. In the pursuit of quick-fix meat-chunk eats, Tanka is offering up a variety of Tanka Bars, Tanka Bites, and Tanka Wild Sticks (valued at around $100) to the winner of today’s post. BONUS: Enter “MDACHALLENGE12” when ordering from TankaBar.com for a 15% discount off of regularly priced items. All caps must be used when typing in the coupon code. Coupons won’t work on SPECIALS, only regularly priced items. The discount code expires on October 31, 2012.

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