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 me, it’s worth the wait. Just don’t expect any recipes or meal plans (he’s a crummy cook). John begins by going behind the scenes at one of the world’s top zoos to learn how they keep animals healthy in captivity – hint: mimic their natural habitat – which kicks off a series of adventures exploring everything from the Bible’s obsession with hygiene to the British reputation for lousy teeth. John distills the lessons from his adventures and applies them to modern life – food, fasting, movement, bipedalism (standing, walking running), thermoregulation, sun, sleep, ethics, and the environment – showing how to craft a holistic primal lifestyle in the modern world. Entertaining and beautifully-written, The Paleo Manifesto is an accessible and credible defense of primal living that even skeptics will enjoy.
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 in just a few days on Aug. 31 at 11:59 pm PST. Pick up a copy by then and you’ll get a bunch of free stuff from PrimalBlueprint.com. Learn more about this fantastic new book and your free gifts here. Grok on!
P.S. Stay tuned for today’s regularly scheduled blog post wherein I share my personal strategy for workout recovery.
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 work with me, I knew immediately it was something special. These folks, who run a popular fitness and wellness center called Fitter London, have produced a book that is half “primer” and half incredibly creative recipes. The primer section distills the major concepts of primal/paleo/ancestral health living into clever and memorable short passages, spiced up by hilarious cartoon drawings.
After four wonderful years of PrimalCon, we have built some tremendous momentum in making this total immersion retreat a fixture in the ancestral health community. We’ve received many positive reviews and facilitated global connections, but it’s also critical to note that I’ve absolutely had the time of my life at all five PrimalCons I’ve attended!
I’m here to share some exciting news about our 2014 PrimalCon plans, and hope you can join me and several other leaders in the ancestral health world for an experience you will never forget. This post details the first-ever vacation-style PrimalCon at the Dreams Tulum in Mexico, March 1st-6th, 2014. (We are moving our annual Oxnard event to the dates of September 25-28, 2014. Details coming soon…)
It’s Monday and that usually means another round of Dear Mark, but today I have something a little different in mind. Today I have a question for you (along with a chance to win a Primal prize).
Since I launched Mark’s Daily Apple way back in 2006 it’s been my goal to help 10 million people take control of their health. While MDA now reaches millions of people every month I’m always looking for new ways to do a better job, so I’m coming to you for ideas. This is a joint effort after all. I couldn’t do it without you.
Over the years I’ve published nearly 4,000(!) blog posts. I don’t know the exact figure, but it’s probably upwards of 5 million words. That’s a lot of writing and I don’t have any plans to slow down, but I feel like it’s time to take things to the next level. I’m seriously considering publishing regular (say, monthly to start, and perhaps weekly down the line) Mark’s Daily Apple videos. Imagine instructional/how-to videos, interviews with experts in the paleosphere, and videos that give you some insight into my Primal life. While I have a few ideas of my own, nothing is set in stone just yet. That’s where you come in…
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