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Archive for the ‘ Health Challenges ’ Category

29 Sep

Contest: Bacon Bonanza

The Prize: A Bacon Bonanza prize package from U.S. Wellness which is comprised of all this bacony goodness: Beef Bacon Sugar Free Beef Bacon Beef Bacon Tips Sugar Free Beef Bacon Tips Sugar Free Pork Bacon Sugar Free Pork Bacon Ends

28 Sep

Contest: Prizes for Your Thoughts

The Prize: Squatty Potty – You think Grok took a seat on a porcelain throne when nature called? Of course not! Toilets are modern inventions. Grok squatted, and so should you. Why? Well, squatting opens up the colon for fast and easy elimination, which is said to relieve constipation, straining issues, hemorrhoids, bloating and more. […]

27 Sep

Contest: Be Featured in the Upcoming Book The Primal Teen

When you guys ask, I certainly try my very best to deliver. Within the Primal community there’s been a growing demand for information about the differences between being a Primal man and woman, like the effects of fasting, battling cellulite, and dealing with menopause. As many of you know, my wife Carrie began her research […]

26 Sep

Midpoint Check-In: The Power of Community (Plus a Simple Comment Contest)

With all the action around here, it’s amazing to me we’re already at the midpoint of the 21-Day Challenge! The flood of feedback, comments and contest participation has been awesome, and it’s all a reminder of how great a community this is. It never ceases to amaze me actually just how positive a group we […]

25 Sep

Contest: Subscribe for New eBook and Chance to Win

The Prize: Have you noticed that the number of companies selling Primal-friendly products online has drastically increased in recent years? I take that to be a good thing. While a constant refrain on Mark’s Daily Apple is to eat local, eat fresh, and shop at farmers markets, and while I maintain that this is the […]

24 Sep

Contest: Grocery Time

The Prize: A Kangaroo – Not a living, jumping, boxing, marsupial. This kangaroo is the solution for people who want to stand at work. Made by Ergo Desktop, the Kangaroo Pro is an adjustable height desk unit that sits atop your boring sit-down desk. There’s really nothing else on the market like it. These are […]

23 Sep

Contest: Primal Post-Its

The Prize: PaleoTreats – Founded in 2009, PaleoTreats is the original paleo dessert company. They are dedicated to staying totally paleo (that means no grains, no gluten and no dairy), and to making sure their treats taste as good or better than their conventional equivalents. Their best seller is the Mustang Bar which is comprised […]

22 Sep

Contest: Social Media Love for Primal Pacs

The Prize: Organic, grass-fed, grass-finished beef jerky, dried mango, roasted and salted macadamia nuts, marcona almonds and dried cranberries, all conveniently vacuum-sealed into perfect serving sizes and delivered directly to your front door? Umm… yes please! And don’t forget Primal Pacs have no preservatives, grains or gluten, so they’re perfectly Primal. The lucky winner of […]

21 Sep

Contest: Ask Me a Question. Win a Book.

The Prize: The Paleo Primer is 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 […]

20 Sep

Contest: Share Your Success Story

The Prize: Steve’s PaleoGoods – Steve’s Originals is now Steve’s PaleoGoods. The name may have changed, but Steve’s still serving up the same delicious hunks of grass-fed meat, raw nuts and dried berries all conveniently packaged together. And now he’s got paleo sauces, dressings, cereals and more, too. If your struggle during this first week […]

19 Sep

Contest: Make a Primal Blueprint Workout Video

The Prize: A sandbag from Ultimate Sandbag – I’ve been using one of these bags for several years now and the thing is still going strong. The one at my office has been lifted, tossed, and dropped by the Worker Bees, and in one case was the cause of a broken piece of IKEA furniture, […]

17 Sep

Have a Picnic. Win a Cow. The 2013 Grokfeast Challenge.

It’s cow time. US Wellness has long been a favorite meat spot for MDA readers. A few years ago they donated pemmican and the popular 5 gallon bucket of fat. The last few years they’ve gone whole hog. And by hog, I mean cow. And they’re doing it again this year. US Wellness has generously […]

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 […]

18 Jul

Begin Your Summer Self-Challenge Now! (plus a Chance to Win a Free Copy of Primal Cravings)

Ever since I was a kid in Northern New England, mid-July always had a foreboding kind of association. Sure, the black flies were good and gone by then. We were contentedly settled back into our routines of freedom and mayhem. It felt in some ways like summer had just begun! The calendar, however, said differently. […]

22 Sep

Contest: Bacon Bonanza

The Prize: A Bacon Bonanza prize package from U.S. Wellness which is comprised of all this bacony goodness: Beef Bacon Sugar Free Beef Bacon Beef Bacon Tips Sugar Free Beef Bacon Tips Pork Bacon Sugar Free Pork Bacon Pork Bacon Ends Sugar Free Pork Bacon Ends

20 Sep

Contest: Title Twisters

The Prize: Organic, grass-fed, grass-finished beef jerky, dried mango, roasted and salted macadamia nuts, marcona almonds and dried cranberries, all conveniently vacuum-sealed into perfect serving sizes and delivered directly to your front door? Umm… yes please! And don’t forget Primal Pacs have no preservatives, grains or gluten, so they’re perfectly Primal. The lucky winner of […]

19 Sep

Contest: What Do You Want from Upcoming Book, Primal Woman?

The Prize: The ULTIMATE posture correction package courtesy of Esther Gokhale, owner and founder of the Gokhale Method Institute! Do you suffer from mild to chronic back pain, inhibiting your sleep and daily life? Have you succumbed to the fact that this is “just how it is?” Not so fast… The Gokhale Method is a […]

18 Sep

Contest: What Does It Mean to Be a Primal Family?

The Prize: Something for the whole family… A Kangaroo – Not a living, jumping, boxing, marsupial. This kangaroo is the solution for people who want to stand at work. Made by Ergo Desktop, the Kangaroo is an adjustable height desk unit that sits atop your boring sit-down desk. There’s really nothing else on the market […]

17 Sep

Contest: Design the Next Primal Blueprint Poster for Cash Prize

The Prize: Benjamins. Moolah. Dough. Bread. (No, not that kind of dough and bread.) I’m talking cash. Cold hard cash you can use to buy whatever you want. (May I suggest some Primal fare from a local farmer or dining establishment?) The winner of this design contest will receive $500. If I actually print the […]

16 Sep

Contest: Facebook for Buffalo Bars

The Prize: Tanka Bars – Snack food made of buffalo. That’s pretty much all that needs saying. In the pursuit of quick-fix meat-chunk eats, Tanka is offering up a variety of Tanka Bars, Tanka Bites, and Tanka Wild Sticks (valued at around $100) to the winner of today’s post. BONUS: Enter “MDACHALLENGE12” when ordering from […]

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