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 Transformation), and has leveraged her Primal success (she went from 245 lbs to 159 lbs in around 18 months in ’09-’10) like few others: She’s a veteran PrimalCon presenter, has delivered numerous Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminars, and recently completed a remarkable book called The Hidden Plague, which details the painful and poorly understood skin condition of Hidradenitis supprativa (HS).
Tara has become an underground legend in the online autoimmune community for helping people solve frustrating skin conditions such as HS (and assorted other autoimmune issues) with a methodically designed diet-based protocol that identifies trigger foods and promotes natural healing of the digestive tract and immune system. Her post today might resonate with many of us who deal with mild to significant skin issues the traditional way (lotions, potions, creams, prescriptions) with less than stellar results. For example, I flipped a copy of her food restriction protocol to a friend of mine who’s suffered from psoriasis and been under medical care for 40 years…She reported immediate and dramatic improvements after following Tara’s protocol. Enjoy Tara’s post and learn more about the book below…
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 came up with disparaging saying anyway?), but the energy of the Challenge is something I look forward to every year. I’m blown away by the enthusiasm, the creativity and engagement I see come through on the boards, the Grok gatherings and the reader content. It’s nothing short of awesome. Thanks to everyone who took up the Challenge this year and all those who offered support along the way. In the midst of a head spinning 21 days, so much happens I love to sit back at the end and take a satisfied look-see at everything that came together in the MDA site and community.
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 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, 1 quart of Organic Coconut Cream Concentrate, a 2.2lb bag of Organic Coconut Flour, a 2.2lb bag of Organic Coconut Flakes, a 17oz jar of Organic Raw Honey, 6 jars of 14.2 oz. jars of PRIMALFAT™ – Virgin and Certified Organic Coconut Ghee, and 2lbs of fresh fish from Wild Pacific Salmon.
And the winner is…
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 you’re all winners in my book, only one person can take home the prize package. Before we get to the winner a quick shout out to PaleoTreats and Primal Island, both of whom have sponsored this contest.
This was a tough one to decide, but at the end of the day the Worker Bees and I held a blind vote for the best submission and winner is…
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 job, everyone), only one group can win the cow. One more shout out to US Wellness, who is donating all the grass-fed beef. If you ever want to take your beef eating to the next level, hit up their newsletter and join the grass-fed revolution.
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