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20 Sep

Contest: Title Twisters

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And all you have to do for a chance to win is…

The Contest:

Have a topic, subject, or good idea for a blog post on MDA? Now’s your chance to suggest it. In the comments section below, leave a title for a future post on Mark’s Daily Apple.

That’s pretty much it. Tell me what you’d like to see covered on MDA with just the article title, and do it with as much creativity and cleverness as you can.

Each title submitted counts as one contest entry. Five entries per person are allowed.

Eligibility:

Any U.S. resident. Sorry worldwide readers. Most countries prohibit import of meat products.

The Contest End Time:

September 23, midnight, PDT.

How the Winner Will Be Determined:

I’ll pick a winner and will use submissions for future MDA article ideas.

To track all the contests visit the 2012 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. How about:

    I am primal.

    When I feel like (specifiy way)

    I eat more/less of

    to restore myself to vibrant health.

    In other words how do I balance myself by tweaking my primal diet and other habits.

    We could and should make this into a pamphlet or book.

    John

    John wrote on September 20th, 2012
  2. Primal Living – Go ahead, just call me lardass.

    Marty wrote on September 20th, 2012
  3. Making a Primal Holiday (user recipes for primal holiday meals)

    HopGoddess wrote on September 20th, 2012
  4. Are you ever “too old” to go Primal?

    Skipper TN wrote on September 20th, 2012
  5. Toxic Overload: How to live more clean and green

    Kelli Mark wrote on September 20th, 2012
  6. Primal Paranoia: When Grains Attack!

    Marty wrote on September 20th, 2012
  7. Primal is a Journey ~ Not a Destination: Just as you vary your workout routines to avoid muscle memory, increase reps & difficulty, you should add variety to your Primal diet.

    something like that :)

    ian wrote on September 20th, 2012
  8. Top 10 BPA-Reducing Hacks You Didn’t Think Of

    Mike wrote on September 20th, 2012
  9. Nudging to Nourishment
    -Basically 3 to 5 steps/ideas (most bang for your buck) of how to bait and hook someone into going primal =)
    My version of this is typically telling someone to try cutting all grains for a week or cutting all sugar for a week.

    Grok on ________
    -A series of articles on how the body responds to different food/drink. I think women’s health (or some other womens fitness mag my wife reads) has a similar concept telling what happens to your body 30 seconds in, 5 min, 30 min, etc

    Danny wrote on September 20th, 2012
  10. Again not eligible, but here’s one I really want to see:

    “Primal/Paleo: Fad vs Fiction!”

    There are a lot of variations on the paleo theme at the moment and ‘everybody’ is trying to get in on the act with some twist on the basic paleo diet. What’s real and what’s hogwash? (It may not be good to be scathing about somebody else at this stage, seeing as the community is very small and everybody knows everybody else [even though that doesn't stop some people], but there are a few extreme ideas, e.g. cooking temperature and speed for meat)

    Cody wrote on September 20th, 2012
    • Please please yes! It does seem like a lot of people are claiming that paleo can mean whatever you want it to- and while I appreciate the sentiment of wanting to appeal to everyone I also think it is getting harder to sift through to find the ideal. Not having the time or willpower or money to stick to it 100 percent is something nobody should have to apologize for- but it would be REALLY nice to know what paleo/primal means anymore since everyone is saying different things right now. This would be a fantastic and timely article!

      Christina208 wrote on September 20th, 2012
  11. Taste the Rainbow (but w/o the sugar rush): Why are fruits and vegetables different colors, and what do the colors mean, and why are we attracted to them?

    :-P wrote on September 20th, 2012
  12. Primal Preschoolers Like Picking (Berries…)

    Elise wrote on September 20th, 2012
  13. Primal Pairings: Primal Foods to Get You in the Mood

    Jessica wrote on September 20th, 2012
  14. Fat Chance: How primal living makes you leaner

    Skipper TN wrote on September 20th, 2012
  15. With the elections on the horizon, how about something relative to preserving our ability to eat as we please? Raw dairy, GMO labeling, etc. Not to start a political debate (plenty of those around this time of year), but some of what I see worries me. In 30 years (the time the charts show to be my expiration date), will I still be able to find grass-fed beef?

    Kathy wrote on September 20th, 2012
    • I doubt it:(

      Christina208 wrote on September 20th, 2012
  16. Turning your Primal passion in to your Primal paycheck… tips on starting your own business/career.

    Sorry if that means more competition for Mark, but I see so many who post that really have something special!

    Pam wrote on September 20th, 2012
  17. “Is there a Primal Doctor in the house?”

    Subheading: The need for a fully trained and qualified Primal GP

    Richard wrote on September 20th, 2012
    • Hello. Thank you. Amen. Right on. Yep.

      lyndaland wrote on September 20th, 2012
      • +1!!

        NMCynthia wrote on September 20th, 2012
  18. “The _____ [insert any popular ethnic cuisine...Korean, Mexican, Chinese, etc]Primal Kitchen”

    Obviously, it’d be nearly impossible to review the entire pantheon of a specific culture’s cuisine, but maybe the post could review: common non-primal ingredients to consider, primal ingredients that are used, suggestions on where to procure, good online resources for recipes, etc etc.

    Elliott wrote on September 20th, 2012
  19. The Apple for the Tree: Avoiding Dietary Obsession and Maintaining Focus on a Good Life

    Kevin Roen wrote on September 20th, 2012
  20. And the Beet Goes On: Why do beets make some of us pee pink?

    :-P wrote on September 20th, 2012
  21. What’s your definition of Broke?

    {Some people need to feel “broke” in order to fix themselves (i.e. diet, exercise)and while they feel no blatent symptoms (tired, IBS, infertility) their body is still ailing on SAD. A coworker, with all her fat clumped around her middle, and her teeth are literally falling out, says I feel no reason to change. Clearly we have differnt definitons of “broke.”
    It’s hard to say “more meat for me” and watch others suffer. }

    Ignore or Encourage. Either way, how?

    lyndaland wrote on September 20th, 2012
  22. Quit micro-managing. Start enjoying.

    Darrell wrote on September 20th, 2012
    • Darrel, I think you’re right. I micro-manage. Wow. Lightbulb! Ok. Shutting down Micromanaging system. Engage system Enjoy! Commencing Now!

      lyndaland wrote on September 20th, 2012
  23. Are Genetically Engineered foods making eating Primal a thing of the past?

    I gotta say, GMOs scare the shit out of me.

    Pam wrote on September 20th, 2012
  24. TYPE 1: The Forgotten Diabetic

    lockard wrote on September 20th, 2012
    • Ooh, I like this one! My brother is Type 1, and sadly when he was diagnosed (at 2 years old) is when my family really started eating a lot more processed foods since it was so much easier to anticipate how his BS would react.

      Jess wrote on September 21st, 2012
  25. Body Building on the Primal BluePrint

    A Weekly Shopping List for The Hunter/Gatherer

    The Complete Guide to When and How to Eat Eggs

    Is It Primal (Who doesn’t love these posts!?)

    Explaining the Primal Blueprint to Your Vegan/Vegetarian/Raw Food Friends

    Rob wrote on September 20th, 2012
  26. Bread: The first prossessed food.

    James Hill wrote on September 20th, 2012
  27. Fructose: Friend or Foe?

    Catherine Kostyn wrote on September 20th, 2012
  28. Fad Dieting – How I “Marrowly” Escaped.

    Marty wrote on September 20th, 2012
  29. Getting your office on board with the primal lifestyle

    Tina Whitfield wrote on September 20th, 2012
  30. The complete guide to:
    convincing your child’s teacher/principal/day care that those homemade huaraches are actually good for their feet.

    lockard wrote on September 20th, 2012
  31. Gut-Gurgling Grok

    (what to do when going primal makes things worse)

    BootstrapsOnMyFivefingers wrote on September 20th, 2012
  32. A post aimed at younger people (I’m in college!) and how to deal with pressures from less than encouraging family and friends

    Grace wrote on September 20th, 2012
  33. 80/20 when is too much “too much”?

    lockard wrote on September 20th, 2012
  34. Rock Out With Your Grok Out!

    Drew wrote on September 20th, 2012
  35. Lots of Groks: Converting your family and friends to the primal way of life.

    Tina Whitfield wrote on September 20th, 2012
  36. 1. Primal Prego? What All Grokettes Need To Know

    2. Holiday Hunting …no Reindeer Harmed

    3. Fermented Foods and Gut Flora

    4. Is the Primal Lifestyle Too Expensive? This May Surprise You

    5. The Truth About Primal Cats and Dogs

    Erin Spindle wrote on September 20th, 2012
  37. Would you like some arsenic with that rice?

    Sharon Fargo wrote on September 20th, 2012
  38. Stay off the hormonal rollercoaster

    Alison wrote on September 20th, 2012
    • I think my wife (and myself for that matter) would second this notion

      Danny wrote on September 20th, 2012
  39. Offal’s Not Awful! Beginner’s Guide to Eating Brains

    Kelsey wrote on September 20th, 2012
  40. Head vs. Heart: Forming & breaking emotional attachments to food.

    Andrea wrote on September 20th, 2012

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