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2 Oct

Contest: Title Twisters

The Prize:

Nut Butters. Forget peanut butter. Premier Organics makes the good stuff. Their Artisana line includes almond butter, walnut butter, pecan butter, macadamia nut butter, cashew butter, and the singularly wild coconut butter (warm it slightly and it becomes a gooey mouth-spooning indulgence). Winner will receive 10 on the go pouches (one of each variety), and three full jars; one each of almond, macadamia, and coconut butters.

Fermented Vegetable Juice. Yes, you heard right. Zukay, the folks who donated the delightfully tasty salad dressings last year are back with a new brew. Called Kvass (not to be mistaken with the weak and useless bread juice), these are sugarless, tangy juices derived from fermented beets, carrots, and other veggies. Winner will receive a six pack of Veggie Kvass drinks in his or her choice of  flavor.

The Contest:

Read all the rules before entering.

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

The Deadline:

Midnight, tonight!

Who is Eligible:

Because these are consumable/potable, only US residents can win them. In the case of an international winner, a substitute prize will be awarded.

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. Braindead in a Computer Age: How to keep your brain in shape without giving up your computer.

    Which leads me to suggest POWs (Puzzle of the Week) :) Just like WOWs but for your brain.

    Ben wrote on October 2nd, 2010
    • I like the puzzle of the week idea, but, alas, I love puzzles!

      Sara wrote on October 4th, 2010
  2. The day in the life of little Grok! Primal happy meals and outdoor fun.

    BRAD wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  3. “What do you mean, you ‘don’t eat bread’?!” – Reintroducing Korg to his primal roots

    Laura wrote on October 2nd, 2010
    • Like this one…

      Robert wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  4. Going Wild: Primal Hunting for Modern Man

    Ben wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  5. Groks Corner
    – One on one with the (cave) Man himself

    Tyler wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  6. Primal Offspring: How to raise a baby Grok in a world of CW.

    Steven wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  7. Grok Couldn’t, But You Can!

    Using modern conveniences to your advantage. (Food processors, restaurants, gyms, playgrounds,…)

    Lisa wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  8. Primal Night Out
    Suggestions for restaurants that serve wild game, grass-fed meat and other primal goodies. (Would kind of have to be opened up so people from all over could suggest places so a comprehensive list could be formed.)

    Ben wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  9. Primal Book Club: What Every Grok Should Read

    It could be a BOM (book of the month) column where at the beginning of each month, a new book is highlighted and readers can then post their own reviews in the comments sections.

    Stan wrote on October 2nd, 2010
    • I like this. I also think we need a monthly or bi-monthly Primal magazine. Every time I’m at the grocery store looking at the racks of magazines with their various lean and low fat recipes and articles I think, we need a magazine for Grok!

      Kathy wrote on October 4th, 2010
  10. “Living Primal in Middle America”

    How to work with limited fresh fruit and vegetable selections, and where biscuits and gravy rule the menu!

    Katherine Jonas wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  11. The Proof is in the Pork Chops: Top 10 Scientific Articles to Counter Conventional Wisdom and Convert the Primal Cynic

    Laurie wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  12. Have It Your Way: How to order a primal meal anywhere.

    You could make people aware of things that restaurants will do to food that people don’t think about, like cook in margarine, and suggest ways to order the most primal meal possible (e.g. Can I have my steak cooked in butter?)

    Ben wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  13. Move over Sizzlean, it’s time for bacon.

    ChrisG wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  14. Primal vacations. Where to go and what to do (eat, drink, play).

    Michelle DeLorenzo wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  15. I Have to be Optimal Before I Can be Awesome

    Having patience while my body works to right itself before it becomes strong, healthy and layered in beautiful muscle and appropriate fat.

    Susan wrote on October 2nd, 2010
    • I like this. Boy this is something I need!

      Kathy wrote on October 4th, 2010
  16. How to not become old in ten easy steps.

    What to do when Carpal Tunnel Syndrome knocks.

    How to explain to unprimal friends that eating fat will help you to lose fat.

    ElizaGrok wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  17. Perhaps a blob post or two that addresses, under the precept of ‘bad things happen to good people’, what happens when despite having fully achieved the Primal Sweet Spot you are beset by injury, illness or disease.

    BAC'man wrote on October 2nd, 2010
    • Yeah and how to eat while sick. You know the old saying feed a cold, starve a fever does this actually apply? Could fasting help or make it worse? And when eating what might be optimal?

      TriGirl (sick in bed) wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  18. The Primal Bedroom: How living primal affects sex.

    Becca wrote on October 2nd, 2010
    • hmm…interesting.

      Annie wrote on October 2nd, 2010
      • Nice.

        Mademoiselle wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  19. Primal Sides, an article highlighting tasty primal side dishes that you can take to a potluck/work function/holiday meal that won’t scare the non-Primals

    Leigh wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  20. Eat your Veggies!!! (Lists of seasonal veggies and what people are doing with them.)

    Megan wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  21. Primal Mind: How To De-Stress A Modern Life With Ancient Wisdom.

    Adam Kayce wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  22. Easy Peasy Weekly Primal Meal Plans

    Chris wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  23. Hair today, Gone Tomorrow: Does Diet Affect Balding Gene Expression?

    Kris wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  24. How Mark thinks his body is wearing, and how it will respond to the decades ahead. Will Primal really take you the distance?

    Sanas wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  25. Let’s Network: What to look for in a primal doctor
    (and have readers comment about primal doctor names in the comments sections)

    Ashley wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  26. Flu You! How to get over the flu, primal style

    Vaccine What? Thoughts on the flu vaccine

    Clean Freak? The best ways to clean your kitchen

    Can it: Should you can your extra garden produce?

    If you must: Which conventionally raised fruits and vegetables you can get away with purchasing

    Ashley wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  27. “Gladiator vs. Sumo Wrestler: Training for the Primal Warrior”

    Maybe too specific, but I’d love to see any suggestions or tweaks to the Primal Fitness program for those heavily in to martial arts.

    Jon wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  28. “Kids Korner”

    As a stay at home homschooling Mom, fitness and nutrition for the kids is one of my top priorities.
    It could be reader submitted recipes, workout videos, and maybe a slideshow of kids “getting grokky”. I know my kids would really embrace seeing themselves on the computer, giving them incentive as ‘adults in the making’ to make the right lifestyle choices for their future.

    Mia wrote on October 2nd, 2010
    • Love this…something directed directly at the kids. My son loves to read and is trying to be conscious of his food choices (he’s 7) but giving him things he could read and understand would be lovely!

      Annie wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  29. This is Your Brain on SAD. Any questions?

    Shebeeste wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  30. The 20%: How often it too often and how does it affect our goals?

    Ryan wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  31. IN the Journey: Stories of Primals Who Haven’t Reached Their Goals…yet!

    Annie wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  32. “Fast Food Foraging”

    Tips for finding paleo-friendly foods while eating out.

    Pat wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  33. “intermittent fasting for long-lasting health”

    Dan wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  34. “Primal roots, different bodies: How origin & environment shape our personal needs”

    I think it’s an interesting discussion: although we all agree that eating & living primally is best for health, people thrive on different macronutrient ratios and foods. Why is that the case? Could it be due to our culture, environment and the way our direct ancestors lived and ate?

    Yannick wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  35. “Cat got your tongue?” How hunting local animals can help decrease over population

    Jstrick wrote on October 2nd, 2010
    • This may be my favorite one, so far.

      marci wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  36. “Primal Medicine in the Modern World”

    AP wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  37. The Definitive Guide to Hormones: What they are and how you feed them well!

    gilliebean wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  38. Are all meal times created equal?

    Eddy wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  39. Birthing, boobies, babywearing and bed: How Grokette cave-birthed, breastfed, wore, and slept with her baby Grok and why today’s modern Grok family can learn from our ancestors.

    Just imagine that by looking at the past we can: 1) reduced the 32 percent c-section rate in the United States 2) help increase the hideous short-term and long-term breastfeeding rates 3) gain muscle by actually touching our babies and not continuously using strollers, and 4) help reduce the rate of SIDS and increase bonding by safely sharing a bed with baby.

    Sounds too good to believe? That is what CW would like you to think. CW wants you to believe that as a species we can no longer birth our babies without inductions, medicines and doctor’s hands. That formula is better than breastmilk. That it’s okay to keep babies in carseats, strollers, swings, cribs and not have a constant contact with them. That babies are okay all alone in cribs even though they just spend nine months in mama’s uterus and back in Grok’s day, a baby alone meant a snack for some other species. So Grok’s listen up as we blast CW and get you back in touch with your parental instincts. ‘Cause sometimes modern man and woman needs a good kick in the arse to shake off the CW cape and go about proudly naked, wearing only the truth.

    Some good resources are at the forums on and

    diane wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  40. Fru-tein: does combining protein with fruit lessen the sugar impact?

    Heidi wrote on October 2nd, 2010
    • I’ve wondered that, too. When my kids insist on toast in the morning, does the egg that goes with it help counteract the grains?

      JenCat wrote on October 2nd, 2010

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