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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. “Keeping Your Primal Pet” – there are several food vendors for pets that are coming on line that offer very primal diets for cats, dogs, and other animals that should ingest corn even less than we should.

    RyanBs wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  2. the [primal] dorm room diet

    it doesn’t really have to focus on college kids – really, this can be anyone who lives in a small space with a very limited income and only a small amount of room for kitchen gadgets.

    nicole wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  3. chicken soup for grok’s soul…

    i haven’t had so much as a sniffle since going primal, but winter is coming and i spend a lot of my days traveling from one infected school to another. grok must have gotten sick, and sore…so how do we recover when our bodies give in to sickness?

    Primalrob wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  4. Spotlight on successful Primal Athletes, including barefoot/Vibram runners. What professional athletes have adopted Paleo principles and what are the results, as compared to conventional training.

    goneprimal wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  5. “Primal Winter Footwear” – For those of us that live in places that are cold, snowy, and slushy for 6+ months of the year.

    -A Minnesotan

    Elliot wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  6. Primal eating and its effects on women’s hormones (especially during perimenopause and menopause).

    AnnieC wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  7. Saturday Night Alive: Primal eating guide to your favorite restaurants.

    Tim Carley wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  8. Primal Mindfulness: Solutions for Stress

    Bob wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  9. I’m Doing Everything Right – So What’s Wrong? Fat loss for Women over 40

    Kristin wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  10. I wanna be like Grok! 10 Ways to bring out your inner caveman…

    Shane wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  11. CONTEST: Win a trip to Marks house.

    Lisa wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  12. Spreading the Primal Love

    Nick wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  13. Feeding the Groklings: How to feed a primal child

    MamaMagness wrote on October 2nd, 2010
    • I totally didn’t see this one b/4 posting mine which is quite similar. (Really into this idea though as a mama to my lo!)

      FairyRae wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  14. Primal is as Primal does.

    Magness wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  15. You stole my “scoop on poop” so hoe about:

    Grok on the fly – How to improvise a primal workout anywhere

    Being a person who travels for work I find that I can’t always get a workout in. Or could I? Improvised exercise equipment, especially pull ups, would be an interesting article.

    Erik wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  16. lift ’em up or strap ’em down: primal breast health and sprinting

    Melody wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  17. Perfect Primal Pickling

    Christie wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  18. How can Grok maintain or regain his physical prowess after being injured or maimed?

    marcadav wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  19. Indoor Plants.

    Sure it’s great to be outside as much as possible, but unfortunately most people spend the majority of their time indoors (even more so in the winter). What types of plants, how many of them etc. help with indoor air quality … especially in sterile office work environments.

    Aaron wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  20. Grub for Groklings: Feeding Primal Kids

    FairyRae wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  21. Grokette goddess: was she really lean and ripped or was she fleshy but strong?

    Rina wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  22. Shopping Sprints: How to buy primal food without spending too much time or money

    Jenny G. wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  23. Primal on Pennies (eating Primal on a budget)

    katie wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  24. Functional Fitness: Fast and Free!

    I think People in general will love to hear that they don’t have to work out for at least 30 minutes, 3 or 4 times a week. And they don’t need any stinkin $19.95 dvd!

    Eric wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  25. It Was a Dark and Stormy Era: a serialized novel of Grok and his world.

    skeedaddy wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  26. Grok’s Midnight Munchies: The Truth Behind Eating Before Sleeping

    CW says that anything you eat before going to sleep will be stored as fat. What is the truth, if any, behind this notion. Or what types of food best(if it even makes a difference) to eat later at night.

    miles wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  27. How about a regular recipes feature called “Becasue Bacon Makes Everything Better…” followed by whatever bacon indulgent recipe we get to enjoy.

    “Because Bacon Makes Everything Better: Bacon Wrapped Asparagus”

    “Because Bacon Makes Everything Better: Bacon and Mushroom Meatza”

    musajen wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  28. Cardiovascular disease: How to live primal and still dodge the bullet

    Megan wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  29. How to watch cooking show porn and not go back to the Dark Side.

    Rina wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  30. How about Primal Maintenance covering things for skin, hair, teeth, etc.

    BenK wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  31. Primal living in the military.

    Matt wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  32. Coming out of the closet: How to tell SAD folks that you’ve gone primal

    aubrey wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  33. Going Primal On A Budget: When Rice and Beans are Out of the Question

    Shannon wrote on October 3rd, 2010
  34. Antibiotics: Recovering from The “Cure”

    John wrote on October 3rd, 2010
  35. “50 Ways to Leave your Blubber”

    (List of one line primal rhymes)

    The problem’s all inside CW, he said to me. The answer is quite easy, you just live life primally.
    I’d like to help you in your struggle to be healthy. There must be 50 ways to leave your blubber:

    Just slip in the fat back, Jack.
    Put your barefeet on the land, stan.
    Get of the gym, Jim,
    and just walk away.

    hey, it sounds like fun to me!


    Brian Prochaska wrote on October 3rd, 2010
  36. Kimchi: Ferment Your Own Fragrant Food

    Marisa wrote on October 3rd, 2010
  37. I would love to see some “easy” meals for people making the transition from packaged food to primal food!

    Julie Stewart wrote on October 3rd, 2010
  38. President Clinton’s New Plant-Based Diet a Good Step in the Right Direction

    Bodie Pfost wrote on October 4th, 2010
  39. Too late for the contest, but could you do a post on body aches and pains?

    I’ve experience increased muscle aches on PB, even though I should be well past the low carb flu. I keep seeing others mention it on the forum with few good answers. I’d really like to find out about the cause and/or cure.

    Could it be something weird like carbs have a narcotic effect so pain is more noticeable when they are reduced? Not enough protein? Not enough calories? Toxic crap leaving the body?

    Lindsay wrote on October 4th, 2010
  40. Pregnant and Primal: Balanced nutrition for my baby?

    So I cleaned my cupboards, now what?

    A little cheating never hurt… right?

    Primal for the Holidays: How to stay Paleo and Eat With the Family

    Fall off the Paleo Wagon? Get back on!

    km wrote on October 4th, 2010

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