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August 01, 2008

The Best of Mark’s Daily Apple: July 2008

By Mark Sisson

This month we analyzed everything from dark chocolate, low-carb fruit, and how to eat healthy when you’re in a financial bind to health marketing schemes, drugs in sports and the context of calories. Be sure to check out any post you missed and stay tuned for the final results of the 30-Day Primal Health Challenge. I’ll be publishing them shortly.

Top 10 Health Marketing Buzz Terms (Ripe for Skepticism) – July 1

How to Go Primal in 6 Easy Steps – July 2

Primal Breakfast Suggestions for People on the Go – July 7

Athletes and the Primal Blueprint – July 7

The Context of Calories – July 9

Is All Chocolate Created Equal? – July 11

My 2 Minute Salad Video – July 15

On the Problems of Cultivated Fruit – July 16

How to Eat Healthy and Save Money – July 18

Dear Mark: Best Fruit Choices – July 21

10 Delicious DIY Salad Dressings – July 22

The Prison Workout – July 23

Should We Allow Drugs in Sports? – July 29

The Definitive Guide to the Primal Eating Plan – July 30

What you would like me to write about? Drop me a line in the comment boards with your questions and suggestions. As per my “Dear Mark” series of posts I began this year, the topic can be personal. So what are you waiting for? You’ve just been offered free personalized health advice. Hit me up with a comment!

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Mark R
9 years 20 days ago

I’d like you to write about AICAR study (in mice) and implications if similar results were found in humans (looks like it has been already tested in some diabetics). Thanks.

9 years 20 days ago

Thanks for the suggestion, Mark R. We’ll keep your recommendation in mind for future MDA posts.

9 years 20 days ago


I loved the video on preparing your salad. What are the odds of more of them? Maybe some grilling techniques, workout routines, and maybe one on sage advice about living a primal life style. Also, I really miss the forum. I know it was littered with spam, but their must be away to have one without all the porn spam.

Thank you.

9 years 20 days ago

I’d really like to know about the necessity (or lack thereof) for complex carbs on a paleo diet for people who workout a lot and participate in sports.

People keep swearing to me I need to eat more complex carbs, even if it’s just sweet potatoes.

Mark Sisson
9 years 19 days ago

Tee –

I’m glad you liked the video. I definitely plan on doing more in the future. Thanks for the suggestions.

The forum was a lot of work for me to maintain and I was looking for more people to be vocal in the comment boards so I got rid of it. If there was enough interest in a forum down the road I would consider adding it back.

Kyle –

I’ve written about this. Check these posts out:

Athletes on the Primal Blueprint

The Definitive Guide to the Primal Eating Plan

Simple vs. Complex Carbs

9 years 16 days ago


You may have already done this but I’m curious about eggs. I’m a vegetarian and you mention that use veggies should use eggs as our major protein source. How do you feel about egg yolks as opposed to egg whites? Are 4-6 whole eggs a day too many?