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6 Apr

Primal Blueprint 101

FAQs, Intro, PB 101 – whatever you want to call it this is a great place to familiarize yourself with the content found on Mark’s Daily Apple. Getting Started This is ground zero. If you’ve never heard of the Primal Blueprint, or perhaps someone sent you to this blog because you’re interested in making the […]

25 Jul

Going Primal Has Been Life Changing for Me

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 […]

6 May

A Primal Primer: Leaky Gut

After I mentioned it in last week’s 10 Principles of Primal Living (Finally) Getting Mainstream Media Coverage post, several readers emailed asking about leaky gut. What is it? How do I know if I have it? Why should I care if I have it? What do I do if I have it? And so on. Turns out […]

13 Feb

A Primal Look at Art Therapy

A few years ago as I was beginning to get a vision for what would become The Primal Connection, I was exploring the idea of vitality from new angles. I was interested in what lay beyond the basics for human survival: nutrition, movement and fitness, sleep, stress and sun. I wanted to examine the connections […]

8 Nov

Everything Has Changed 180 Degrees: A Daughter’s Telling of Her Father’s Primal Journey

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 […]

30 Sep

A Weekend to Remember: PrimalCon Lake Tahoe 2013

Today we take a small detour from the 21-Day Challenge programming. As many of you know, this last weekend marked the first ever PrimalCon – our Primal Blueprint health and wellness retreat – in Lake Tahoe, CA. I wrote about the Power of Community this last week, and then got to experience it along with over […]

19 Sep

The Primal Blueprint Refresher – A Dramatic Reading

Even the advanced among us could use a Primal refresher now and then. Even the diehards could stand to bone up on the material. We’ve all been caught with our pants around our ankles when someone asks about “our weird diet.” Well, no longer. Today, you’re taking a short refresher on the Primal Blueprint. All […]

16 Sep

The 2013 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge Begins Now

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, reduce stress, increase energy or just generally look and feel healthier you’ve come to the right place. Oh, and you can win lots of cool Primal gear, too. That’s right, it’s the annual Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge! Before we get to all the details, let’s kick things […]

15 Sep

The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge

Everyone wants to eat good food, be active, and enjoy all that life offers. Everyone wants to be healthier, fitter, happier, and more productive. But no one wants to endure a lifetime of misery and hard work just to get there. Luckily, hundreds of thousands of people have already discovered that it’s actually really simple, […]

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 […]

12 Feb

Is It Primal? – Popcorn, Corn Tortillas, Rye, and Other Foods Scrutinized

Every so often, people ask about foods that are clearly not Primal. While the more diehard among you might expect me to ignore and lambast these fine folks, I think this is the wrong tactic. We can’t have any sacred cows (except, perhaps, grass-fed ones) in this business; we must always be willing to examine […]

6 Feb

Now Offering Primal Blueprint Email Support, Meal Plans and More!

A few weeks ago I announced major plans to help you make 2013 your best year yet. Since then I released The Primal Connection and launched PrimalBlueprintPublishing.com, my team held a Primal seminar and cooking class in Phoenix, AZ, and this last weekend was the inaugural Luxury Retreat in Malibu, CA. But I promised much […]

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 […]

8 Jan

Primal Connection Recommended Reading

Introduction Children’s Innate Language Learning Ability SparkNotes Editors, “Language and Congnition,” SparkNotes Psychology Guide Series, (Barnes & Noble, 2007). (link) Healing Dark Emotions M. Greenspan, “Healing Through the World’s Hurt.” Ode Magazine, April 2003. (link) Goldthorpe’s Replaceability Thesis P. Emmenegger, Regulatory Social Policy: The Politics of Job Security Regulations (Switzerland: Hupt Berne, 2009).

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. […]

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