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Archive for January, 2013

11 Jan

I Feel Like I Finally Have Control Over My Life

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. 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 […]

10 Jan

The Primal Connection Bonus Offer Extended Through Sunday

Thanks to your tremendous support, The Primal Connection has risen to the top of many book rankings on Amazon.com and elsewhere. It’s reached #1 in the Healthy Living category, #1 in Personal Health, #1 in Personal Transformation, #1 in Self-Help, and #10 out of all books sold on Amazon! (At the time of this writing […]

10 Jan

13 Ways to Spend Less Time Online and Reclaim Your Real Life

The average American spends eight hours a month on Facebook, up from nearly six hours per month back in August 2010. As of 2009, the average young adult was spending virtually every waking hour with online access, either through their phones or their computers, and they were actively using them for two hours a day. Restaurants […]

9 Jan

10 Habits of Highly Successful Hunter-Gatherers

What would it take to be a highly successful hunter-gatherer? Brawn? Speed? And good aim? Stamina? Carving skills? A sharp eye or memory? Of course. But what about those less obvious attributes like creativity, empathy, intuition, even-temper, mettle, compassion, coolheadedness? After all, all the strength in the world won’t match a good weapon in many […]

8 Jan

Introducing The Primal Connection

UPDATE: The limited-time bonus offer presented in the following article has expired. Thanks to everyone that ordered a copy during release week! I’m pleased to announce the release of The Primal Connection. Three years in the making, this new book explores the assorted genetic disconnects inherent in hectic modern life and how to correct them. […]

7 Jan

Dear Mark: Periodization Training, My Ideal Garden, and “Real” Strength

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a quick three-parter. First, I briefly cover periodization training, explaining how and why I think everyone participates in it (even if they don’t know it yet). Next up is a question about my ideal garden. Now, I’m no gardener, but I do have some ideas about what […]

6 Jan

Weekend Link Love – Edition 224

Research of the Week Another reason to work out in nature: training outdoors in an urban (read: polluted) environment elicits fewer cognitive improvements than training in a rural (read: fresh air-abundant) environment. Selecting for big-brained guppies subsequently reduced gut and litter size (yes, I know that fish don’t technically have “litters,” but you know what I mean), appearing to […]

5 Jan

Crispy Carnitas

As if slow-cooked, tender, succulent pork wasn’t tempting enough, carnitas takes it one step further by caramelizing the pork in its own fat until the outside is perfectly browned and crisp. The crispy, tender morsels of pork that come out of the oven are hard to resist; it’s not unusual to eat so much meat […]

4 Jan

Flab to Fab in 7 Easy Months

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. 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 […]

3 Jan

A Different Kind of Fitness Resolution

It’s the month when gym memberships spike and fitness equipment flies off store shelves. I think most of us begin the year wanting to be healthier, and fitness stands as an essential element of that endeavor. Logical. Reasonable. Commendable. Yet, the common interpretation of what it will take to get there suddenly veers off in […]

2 Jan

Are You Eating These Important Supplemental Foods?

Today I’d like to talk about supplementation. No, not vitamins. While I obviously believe supplements of the pill, tablet and powder form variety can play a role in a healthy, modern Primal lifestyle, that’s not what I have in mind today. Instead, I’d like to take a look at supplemental foods – multivitamins provided in […]

1 Jan

New Year, New You: Making 2013 Your Best Year Yet

Way back in 2006, Mark’s Daily Apple quietly went live in an unknown corner of the Interwebs. Months went by; months of what seemed like me just talking to myself. In due time, people started dropping by to enjoy and comment, and soon the discussion became lively. Buoyed by community support, I wrote and wrote. […]

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