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17 Dec

Amber Waves of Shame

The following passage is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Denise Minger’s riveting new book Death by Food Pyramid. Order your copy of Death by Food Pyramid by December 31 and get free gifts plus a chance to win Primal prizes valued at $1,800. Learn all the details here. On a spring night in 1968, […]

11 Dec

Introducing Death By Food Pyramid

Today marks the release of the book for which you’ve all been waiting patiently or impatiently (I’ve got the emails to prove it!), and with it a very special limited-time offer (see details below). But first, let me tell you how we got to this point. About three years ago, Denise Minger – a statistics-savvy […]

10 Dec

12 Holiday Gifts for Your Primal Tribe

I’d usually make a point to talk about the “true meaning” of Christmas or whatever holiday you’re celebrating in the intro before launching into a huge commercial post about things you should buy this holiday season, but not this time. The following gifts are not pointless consumerist pap that your giftees will enjoy for a day or […]

4 Dec

Join Us at PrimalCon in 2014: Tulum Fast Approaching, and Registration for Oxnard Now Open

Tulum is Looming! As the cold weather sets in across America, Canada and Europe, it seems like a great time to mention our fast approaching PrimalCon Vacation Tulum, at the 5-star Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa on the Mexican Riviera, March 1st-6th, 2014. When I announced this warm, tropical vacation back in the heat of […]

29 Nov

Grok Friday Sale: The Just Released Primal Blueprint Box Set plus Free Gifts

I’m not usually a fan of Black Friday. I might click around online and snag an easy deal or two, but I won’t watch the clock to get “lightning deals,” I won’t wake up at the crack of dawn to buy a $5 laptop, and I won’t fight crowds to save $20 on a toaster […]

26 Nov

A Primal Thanksgiving Menu (plus a Contest)

It’s two days away from Thanksgiving here in the United States, and that means a significant portion of my readership is scrambling to put together a Primal menu. Things are easier now with the rise of the ancestral health community and the growing preponderance of related recipe blogs, but a lot of you are still […]

22 Nov

Grok Decals Now Available (plus a Special 1-Day Offer)

Just a quick announcement before today’s regularly scheduled Primal Blueprint Real Life Story: Many of you have been asking for these for quite a while, so I’m pleased to say they’re finally available. It’s a Grok Decal that you can stick on your car window or any other flat surface to tell the world you’re […]

13 Nov

Are Your Skin Problems an Autoimmune Issue? – Answers, Solutions, plus a New Primal Book!

Today’s guest post is from my good friend Tara Grant, truly a budding superstar in the Primal/paleo/ancestral health movement. Tara started out as a success story (“Tons of Doctors and No Solution” – one of the most visited stories in our entire archive; and also on the pages of the The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body […]

7 Oct

Finish Line: The 2013 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge

Whoever says you need months to see major transformation or create dramatic change in your life needs some Primal schooling. Folks, another year, another Challenge has officially crossed the finish line, and let me tell you – it never, ever gets old. Not that the rest of the year at MDA is chopped liver (who […]

5 Oct

Contest Results: Grocery Time

  I love seeing the pics submitted for this 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! Once again, many thanks to everyone that participated. The lucky winner of this random drawing will take home a Kangaroo Pro, 1 […]

5 Oct

Contest Results: Primal Post-Its

  The submissions to this year’s Primal Post-Its contest provides a glimpse of the world seen through a decidedly Primal lens. There are some scathing remarks, some biting commentary, but mostly witty and humorous plays on words, and that’s exactly what I was hoping for. Many thanks to everyone that participated in this contest. While […]

3 Oct

Contest Poll: The 2013 Grokfeast Challenge

I’d like to thank the seven groups who participated in the Grokfeast Challenge this year. Your level of creativity, commitment, and enthusiasm serves as a hallmark for Primal living at its best. It’s been an immense pleasure reading and publishing your experiences on Mark’s Daily Apple. As good as they all were (seriously, again, great […]

3 Oct

Contest Entries: The 2013 Grokfeast Challenge

This is it. It’s time for this year’s entries to the 2013 Grokfeast Challenge! At the beginning of the Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge I asked you to get together with friends and family, have some great food and fun, and film it to show the world how to get Primal. And you did. Seven groups […]

2 Oct

Contest Poll: 2013 Primal Blueprint Workout Videos

It’s time for you to decide another winner! At the start of this 21-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Workout Videos. And you responded with 9 top-notch clips. Boiling the submissions down to the top videos for this poll was no easy task. My crew and I discussed at length what […]

1 Oct

Contest Poll: 2013 Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

It’s time for you to decide a winner! At the start of this 21-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos. MDA readers got right to work. As a result, YouTube has never seen better looking food. As you might imagine, my crew and I had a tough time narrowing the […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Sep

Unveiling The Paleo Manifesto: An Exclusive Excerpt

I’m happy to have my friend, John Durant, share an exclusive excerpt from his new book, The Paleo Manifesto. Many of you remember John from his feature in the New York Times and hilarious interview on The Colbert Report, which raised the profile of primal living. Well, John’s book is finally done – and trust […]

28 Aug

The Clock Is Ticking: Special Offer Ends on August 31!

In the short clip above, Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore – authors of The Paleo Primer – show us how living a healthy Primal life in London, England inspired their debut book, and share a special thank you to everyone that has already ordered a copy. Remember, the special offer period for The Paleo Primer ends […]

7 Aug

Change Your Mind. Change Your Body. Get Creative in the Kitchen!

I am pleased to announce a special release of The Paleo Primer, the latest publication from Primal Blueprint Publishing, and a wonderful new book from British health and fitness consultants Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore (this book is an adaptation of their popular UK release called Fitter Food). When Keris and Matt first shared their […]

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