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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 […]

10 Aug

7 Habits of Highly Successful Primal Endurance Athletes

Things have been busy for the Primal Endurance movement since I released the book back in December. People have been eager to learn more about this novel form of training, so we’ve been answering a lot of questions. Much like how The Primal Blueprint received a lot of attention because it bucked against Conventional Wisdom, such has been […]

30 Jun

Why Fear May Be Blocking Your Primal Path (and How to Overcome It)

Getting healthy. It’s an admirable, enviable endeavor, you think. In fact, it’s what you’ve wanted, maybe desperately, for a long time. And then you came across Primal. You’ve been convinced for a while now that it’s a good guideline for how to live—reading the blog, maybe trying a Primal-friendly meal now and then. You’ve even read […]

14 Jun

Street Workout: Bodyweight Calisthenics for Primal Strength

The following guest post from Al Kavadlo & Danny Kavadlo is adapted from their book STREET WORKOUT and is published with permission from Dragon Door Publications. Enjoy! In the beginning, we crawled. We hunted. We climbed. We played. We did a lot of things. Early man used his arms, legs and entire body every time he pulled […]

26 May

Humility: A Primal Virtue with Modern Value

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback about my leadership post earlier this year—particularly from people who connected with the humility aspect. It’s a characteristic I think most people would agree is in short supply these days, but most of us still admire it when we see it. In truth, little in our culture today encourages a humble disposition, […]

15 Apr

70 Pounds Lighter and Medication-Free: How Going Primal Changed 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 […]

7 Apr

Introducing The Primal Blueprint 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar

My staff and I are having a great time putting the final touches on one of our most unique and interesting publications yet: a Primal Blueprint Day-to-Day calendar with daily tips and inspiration on primal living. Yep, it’s in the familiar five-inch square pad format on a plastic base (lays down or stands up) made […]

29 Mar

8 Primal Rules for Building Better Bones

Strip away the skin, fascia, muscles, organs, blood vessels of a human and you’re left with the bones: the foundation providing passive structural support. Many people accept that we can affect and even control the health of the rest of our tissues. Muscles? Just lift. Cardiovascular system? Do some cardio and lose weight. Teeth? Stop […]

17 Mar

How to Handle Constructive Criticism as a Primal Advocate

It’s a role that’s probably more often thrust upon us than one we individually choose—that of Primal advocate. There we are minding our own healthy business, and somebody’s question or comment fixes the spotlight (or interrogation light) on us. Why do we eat “so much” protein? What could possibly be wrong with bread? Why do […]

10 Mar

9 Primal Ways to Become a Better Communicator

Eons ago, an evolutionary shift took root that would change the human story. In fact, it would write it. I’m talking of course about the capacity for complex language. The development spurred collaborative ability and, as a result, social organization. Where visceral reality once ruled, other conceptual layers came into play—cosmological narratives, genealogical stories, inter-band […]

28 Jan

Contest Results: What’s in Your Primal Kitchen?

First, I have to say that I loved seeing all the pictures submitted for our “What’s in Your Primal Kitchen?” contest. It’s always a pleasure to see the happy, healthy, glowing faces of Mark’s Daily Apple readers—not to mention the great looking food sprawled across their kitchens! Once again, many thanks to everyone who participated. The lucky […]

26 Jan

Contest Poll: 2016 Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

A couple weeks back I asked you to film and share your favorite Primal Blueprint recipes for a chance to win $1500 in gift certificates to US Wellness Meats. This particular contest has always been a 21-Day Challenge staple, but this year, I upped the ante by moving the contest over to Instagram, thus limiting […]

18 Jan

Contest: You Might Be Primal If…

The Prize: Bottle of Avocado Oil: More heat stable than olive oil and a wonderful alternative for those who don’t like the taste of coconut oil, PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Avocado Oil is perfect for searing, drizzling, sautéing, stir-frying and dressing. Use to make marinades, finish sauces, or even in lieu of butter for all your baking […]

14 Jan

Contest: What’s in Your Primal Kitchen?

Prize: The Holy Grail of PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Care Packages! 3 Bottles of Avocado Oil: More heat stable than olive oil and a wonderful alternative for those who don’t like the taste of coconut oil, PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Avocado Oil is perfect for searing, drizzling, sautéing, stir-frying and dressing. Use to make marinades, finish sauces, or even […]

11 Jan

The 2016 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge Contest Page

Prizes, prizes and more prizes! Use this page to track the contests during the 2016 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge. Grok on! January 11 – Contest: Make a Primal Blueprint Recipe Video Prize: $1500 gift certificate to US Wellness. That’s a lot of meat. BONUS: Use code BROTH21 for 20% off all orders under 40 pounds […]

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