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6 Jan

Primal Blueprint 2011 Action Plan

It seems like just yesterday that I posted my ambitious plans for 2010. With the inaugural PrimalCon held last April, Mark’s Daily Apple keeping me busy, and the release of my first cookbook and Primal Blueprint Fitness among many other things, the year flew by. And I wasn’t the only one hard at work. Friends […]

25 Dec

Happy Holidays!

A merry Christmas, everybody, and happy New Year! Like many of you, I’m celebrating with family today, but my thoughts are also with this incredible community at MDA. I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday and looking forward to the new year ahead. In the coming week, I’ll be sharing more of what 2011 will […]

21 Dec

The Primal Blueprint Cookbook Receives Illustrious Award

I am pleased to report that the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has just listed my very own “The Primal Blueprint Cookbook” as one of the five worst (most unhealthy) cookbooks of 2010, along with cookbooks by Gordon Ramsay, Barefoot Contessa, Trisha Yearwood and the creators of Top Chef. Why am I glad to […]

14 Dec

The New Evolution Diet: An Excerpt (plus Art De Vany Answers Your Questions)

If you’ve been lurking in the Primal/Paleo community for any length of time, you already know who Art De Vany is. If not, here’s your chance to get a quick glimpse of the man who is billed as the grandfather of the modern Paleo movement. He’s been living this way for a quarter century, and […]

6 Dec

The Perfect Primal Christmas Gift

If you’ve experienced the power of the Primal lifestyle in your own life I’m sure you feel the same way I do: that the Primal Blueprint shouldn’t be kept a secret. Everyone should have access to this life-altering information. It’s what motivates me to keep Mark’s Daily Apple running each day. And it’s why I’ve […]

25 Nov

How Being Thankful Can Make You Healthy

With all the talk of food this week, I didn’t want to give the impression I’d missed the forest through the trees. Primal or traditional eats aside, it’s really about gratitude, isn’t it? Gratitude for those we love, for all we have, and for how far we’ve each come in one way or another. For […]

22 Nov

Monday Musings: Torcetrapib Part Deux? and Keto Diets Seize the Day

Overburdened doctors sure do love tangible targets, like lipid numbers. They’re easy to hit with drugs. There’s no guesswork – statins and the like actually do lower cholesterol (whether that’s helpful or harmful is the question) – and that makes a physician’s life simpler. Oh, sure, lifestyle changes work, but most patients won’t bother trying […]

10 Nov

Announcement: Primal Blueprint Reader-Created Cookbook Now Available!

It’s been nearly a year since the Primal Blueprint Reader-Created Cookbook Contest began. Hundreds of recipes were submitted by loyal Mark’s Daily Apple readers and the best of the best were published right here on MDA. These recipes have now been bundled into a convenient eBook for all newsletter subscribers. In it you’ll find soup, […]

13 Oct

Primal Fuel Updates for Inquiring Minds

There was quite a response to the Primal Fuel release on Monday. Numerous early adopters were quick to order a canister or two of Primal Fuel. Others were vocal about what they thought was wrong with the product (for some it appeared that the sky was falling!), most notably that it was out of their […]

11 Oct

Announcement: Primal Fuel Now Available!

You asked for it and now it’s finally here! Primal Fuel is the ultimate, quick-and-easy, high-protein, low-carb, moderate-fat, Primal meal, and the perfect tool for living a healthy Primal lifestyle in the modern world. Primal Fuel uses delicious, creamy coconut milk as the base and source of healthy fats. It contains Whey Protein Isolate (the […]

8 Oct

The J.J. Experiment: Primal Leap Results

Five weeks ago, the J.J. Experiment (week 2, 3, 4) began. J.J. Valdivia, a personal trainer in Miami, guided ten people as they took a 30-Day Leap into a healthy lifestyle. Let’s find out how they did… Dear Mark’s Daily Apple readers, I can’t believe the 30 Day Challenge has come to an end! We […]

8 Oct

Contest Poll: The 2010 Grokfeast Challenge

I’d like to thank the 28 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 posting your experiences on Mark’s Daily Apple. As good as they all were, only one group […]

7 Oct

The End of the 30-Day Challenge: A Final Contest

The Prizes: I saved some of the coolest stuff for last. Over a thousand bucks worth of stuff. A prize for fitness, a prize for food, a prize for lifestyle…

5 Oct

Contest Results: Where in the World is Grok?

There are Groks all over the globe! Australia, Singapore, Germany, Canada, Austria, Ireland, Norway, India, Ukraine, Hungary, South Korea, Thailand, Portugal, Sweden and in numerous states across the beautiful U.S. of A. If you’re reading this there is a Grok in your hometown, too. By the looks of these pictures it appears that I’m well […]

5 Oct

Contest Results: Foraging in a Fast Food Nation

Mark’s Daily Apple readers show that with a little ingenuity and, perhaps, a dose of compromise (remember the 80/20) it’s entirely possible to successfully navigate restaurants and even (gasp!) the odd fast food stop. Ideal? In some cases, maybe not. Realistic? Absolutely. Because business lunches, birthday parties and travel does happen, it pays to know […]

5 Oct

Contest Results: Meet a Farmer

It turns out that when I announced the “Meet a Farmer” contest and encouraged people to make a connection with their local food suppliers I overlooked the fact that many of the farmers themselves read Mark’s Daily Apple. So whether you took a picture of yourself and sent it in, or made the pilgrimage to […]

3 Oct

Contest Results: Show Your Groceries

Earlier in the month I asked readers to send in pictures of themselves surrounded by a week’s worth of groceries. Over 40 families sent me pics. This is really one of my favorite contests. Getting to see a slice of the Primal community, to see how people shop and eat, to put real faces on […]

3 Oct

Secret Contest Results: The Grok Tattoo

There are perks to being a forum member. Earlier this month I held a secret contest, published only in the forum and only public for a short period of time. Those that acted quickly were sent a free temporary Grok Tattoo. I asked for pics and MDA forum members came through big time with this […]

3 Oct

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

It’s time for you to decide another winner! At the start of this 30-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 […]

2 Oct

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Fitness Videos

At the start of this 30-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Fitness Videos. And you responded with nearly a dozen top-notch clips. Boiling the submissions down to the top three was no easy task. My crew and I discussed at length what made up a good fitness video. Was it fun […]

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