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Archive for June, 2013

30 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 249

The Primal Blueprint Recipe page here on Mark’s Daily Apple has had a makeover. Recipe category sorting is coming soon, so you can search for recipes by ingredients and meal types. Bon appetit! Many thanks to everyone the joined the conversation in recent weeks around the idea of a Primal Blueprint movie. You feedback has […]

29 Jun

Mini Breakfast Meatloaves

It’s true; these amazing egg-stuffed mini meatloaves aren’t only for breakfast. They’re great for lunch or dinner, too. But when served in the morning (with a side of bacon, if you have it) they really start the day off right. First, a mixture of pork and beef is seasoned to taste like breakfast sausage. Next, […]

28 Jun

The Primal Lifestyle Has Been a Game Changer

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 […]

27 Jun

The Uses and Abuses of Guilt

I’ve got guilt on the mind today – not my own (that I know of) but the concept, the power, the influence that seems to fuel and complicate so much of our lives, our health journeys notwithstanding. How many of us have felt led by guilt – for better or for worse – as we […]

26 Jun

Is Obesity a Disease?

You’ve probably heard that the American Medical Association recently classified obesity as an official disease. I’m still mulling the whole deal over, and I’m not quite sure what to think about the decision. First, what exactly is a disease? A disease is defined thusly: A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or […]

24 Jun

Dear Mark: Iodized Salt, Weather and Health, and Mercury Fillings

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another edition of Dear Mark. This week, I’m covering three topics. First up is iodized salt and its place in the Primal eating plan. It’s processed, it’s conventional, and plenty of alternative health purveyors warn against eating it, but how bad is it? Is there actually a place […]

23 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 248

Research of the Week People who live with the most green space nearby (trees, grass, parks, etc) have the lowest levels of salivary cortisol, a marker of stress. Chocolate with high cacao-content appears to be an effective sunblock when eaten. New evidence suggests that part of what made human beings possible (and helped our ancestors […]

22 Jun

Frozen Coconut Macadamia Bars

Is it a Primal Energy Bar or the perfect Primal dessert? Call them what you will, these delicious little morsels deliver a healthy dose of fat and protein and satisfy an urge for something sweet. Frozen Coconut Macadamia Bars are incredibly easy to make and have an deliciously decadent flavor and texture. Macadamia nuts and […]

21 Jun

Freshman 15? How about Freshman 40!

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 […]

20 Jun

8 Primal Mantras for Beginners

Becoming healthy is as much a mental process as it is a physical experience. Most of us would admit we find ourselves overhauling much more than simply our dinner plates or daily exercise. Oftentimes, we’re upending years – or decades – of unhealthy inertia as well as eating, destructive self-talk as well as inactivity. I […]

18 Jun

How to Take a Better Bath

The act of taking a bath doesn’t necessarily need gussying up. Simply submerging your body in hot water and rubbing yourself with an emulsifying agent will get you clean enough, with the potentially added benefits of wicking away stress and inducing relaxation. But in this age of high-tech shower heads and limited free time, the […]

17 Jun

Dear Mark: A Few Questions About Protein Powder Marketing Claims

I get a lot of protein powder-related questions. Some are requests to try or advertise a new product. Others are queries regarding all the different marketing claims. Is whey protein concentrate really better, more “immune-boosting,” and more complete than whey protein isolate? Who wins in a head to head deathmatch – isolate or concentrate? Should […]

16 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 247

My good friend Robb Wolf just released a new Paleo Dining Out Guide, and he’s got a special offer just for you guys. When you checkout, enter the code PRIMAL for a $2 discount to bring the total to $5.99. Not bad for a comprehensive guide to staying true and eating well when out and […]

15 Jun

Guacamole-Stuffed Southwest Burgers

Burgers and avocados are a natural pairing, but instead of piling slices of avocado on top, why not stuff guacamole inside? The inspiration for this simple but genius recipe came from the Civilized Caveman, who adds sun dried tomatoes to his avocado-stuffed burgers. In the version here, burgers with a Southwest vibe are stuffed with […]

14 Jun

I Am Now the “Healthy Guy”

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 […]

13 Jun

Have You Achieved Your Physical Potential?

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison Remember when you were a kid flying down the street as fast as your dirt bike would propel you? How about on the swing set, pumping your legs madly, targeting angle and timing for maximum lift until you […]

12 Jun

Salt: What Is It Good For?

Other than saturated fat, I can’t think of a nutrient that’s been so universally maligned and demonized as salt. All the experts hate it and recommend that we get as little of it as possible. They even all seem to have their own little anti-salt slogans. The American Diabetes Association recommends between 2300 and 1500 […]

11 Jun

What You Should Know About Pork Production Claims

I’m grateful once again to have our friend David Maren of Tendergrass Farms pen today’s guest post. This is the second post in a three part series on the assertions that retailers make about the way their poultry, pork, and beef is raised. In last week’s post I shared some information about a few common […]

10 Jun

Dear Readers: What Do You Want from Mark’s Daily Apple Videos?

It’s Monday and that usually means another round of Dear Mark, but today I have something a little different in mind. Today I have a question for you (along with a chance to win a Primal prize). Since I launched Mark’s Daily Apple way back in 2006 it’s been my goal to help 10 million […]

9 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 246

Before the usual links, some Primal Blueprint Publishing news. First, check this out. The Primal Connection just won the Eric Hoffer award for best self-published book in 2013! Second, the recipe for Paleo Pizza from Primal Cravings just got first place in the PaleoNonPaleo Great Paleo Pizza Smackdown. And finally, for those of you who’ve […]

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