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The Best of Mark’s Daily Apple: November 2008

Dear Mark: Muscle Building and Carbs – Nov. 3

The Sandbag Workout – Nov. 6

Dear Mark: Do You Ever Take Rest Days? – Nov. 10

Statin Insanity – Nov. 10

10 Steps to “Primalize” Your Pantry – Nov. 11

What’s the Difference Between Paleo and Primal? – Nov. 12

Dear Mark: Post-Workout Fasting – Nov. 17

How to Make Dried Fruit – Nov. 18

Grain Pain – Nov. 19

Grok Didn’t Take Supplements So Why Should I? – Nov. 25

Top 5 Referrers of November 2008

  1. Modern Forager
  2. The IF Life
  3. Whole Health Source
  4. Zen Habits
  5. Conditioning Research

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!

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. Write about your new book to come out! We’d like to know and what you’ve read over the years. Thanks.

    Earth Beauty wrote on December 3rd, 2008
  2. Thanks for the comment and interest in the book, Earth Beauty. I’m working hard to complete it. It is all coming together very nicely and I hope to have it out soon!

    Good idea on a reading list post. I’ll try to pencil that in sometime in the near future. Cheers!

    Mark Sisson wrote on December 3rd, 2008
  3. Hi Mark – Can you write in more detail about your thrice weekly weightlifting routine? What exercises do you do, exactly? How many reps, etc. etc. etc. Forgive me if I’ve missed this somewhere. Thanks!

    Kit Fisk wrote on December 3rd, 2008
  4. Another great month Mark! Thank you for everything.

    The SoG

    Son of Grok wrote on December 3rd, 2008
  5. Ahhh that modern forager guy…always in his rear view window…one day…one day. lol

    Mike OD - IF Life wrote on December 3rd, 2008
  6. Hey Mark,

    Thanks for all the fantastic posts this month. Personally, I’m with Kit Fisk in that I’d be interested in seeing your workout routine. I know that everyone has to do what works best for him/her, but it’s fun to see what successful people do to stay in shape!

    And do you have a sneak preview of what the cover of the book is going to look like? Maybe and exclusive look for MDA readers?

    Thanks again!

    All the Best,

    Andrew R

    Andrew R wrote on December 3rd, 2008
  7. Andrew –

    Yes, I plan on giving readers a sneak peak of the book soon. Also, after the redesign I’ll be giving the Introduction to the book out for free. Stay tuned!

    I’ll try to pencil in my latest workout routines as a post soon. Thanks!


    Mark Sisson wrote on December 3rd, 2008
  8. Wow – straight in at number 5!

    Thanks Mark. Your blog is fantastic and one of the best resources on the internet for health and fitness.

    All the best


    Chris wrote on December 4th, 2008
  9. Hi Mark, I’m personally curious about water and salt, so perhaps you could write something about that.

    How much did they drink during stone age? Does the system for making you feel thirsty really work? Sometimes it goes days when I hardly drink anything, but I don’t get thirsty. Are the 2 liters a day recommendations exaggerated? Or does the food we eat nowadays knock out the thirst system?

    And where did they get the water from? I guess the water around africa coast is rather salty. If I’m not mistaken salt water isn’t useful for drinking because it makes you dehydrated. Did they get all water from the rivers?

    And about salt. What sources of salt were there in those times? Did they eat more or less than we eat today?

    Tim wrote on December 4th, 2008
  10. Chris – Thanks for the compliment. I’m a huge fan of your blog too – always informative. Keep up the great work and thanks for the traffic!

    Tim – I’ve basically covered your questions in past posts. Check ’em out…

    Drink Less Water

    Salt/Blood Pressure Debate

    Mark Sisson wrote on December 4th, 2008
  11. Mark,

    I for one would love to see more of your food preparation videos, like the one you did on the salad. Also, how about more recipe’s.

    Thank you.

    Tee wrote on December 5th, 2008

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