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May 14, 2012

Dear Readers: What Do You Want?

By Mark Sisson
1328 Comments

It’s Monday and that usually means another round of Dear Mark, but today I have something a little different in mind. Today I have some questions for you (along with a chance to win a Primal prize).

Since I launched Mark’s Daily Apple way back in 2006 it’s been my goal to help 10 million people take control of their health. While MDA now reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month I’m always looking for new ways to do a better job, so I’m coming to you for ideas.

Over the years I’ve put together and given away numerous freebies (the 7-Day Course on the Fundamentals for Lifelong Health, the Primal Blueprint Fitness eBook, the Reader-Created Cookbooks and Primal Living in the Modern World to name a few), created new, handy web pages (the 101 page, the Recipe page, the Shopping List page, the Resource page and others), launched the forum, released a number of books, expanded the Primal supplement line, and began hosting events (Primal Transformation Seminars and PrimalCon) all with my stated goal in mind. Again, how can I help as many people as possible? How can I make this the best and most reader-friendly health site on the Interwebs? How can I best distill the science and make it easy to understand and practical to use? And how can I offer the best products and services a Grok or Grokette could want? While I don’t really need another project at the moment (I’m wrapping up two new books – The Primal Blueprint 90-Day Journal and The Primal Connection – but more on that later) I’d love to hear what you think would make Mark’s Daily Apple a better website and your Primal life easier.

So, with that in mind, a contest:

The Contest

“What do you want from me?” It’s a (very) tired Adam Lambert song, but it’s also an important question. My blog, my books, what I do is constantly informed by the thoughts and ideas of my readers. Today is your chance to tell me what you’d like to see on my part for the future of the Primal movement. In the comments section below, tell me one service, product, tool, or feature you’d like to see in the coming year. I’m leaving this fairly open ended. No idea is too small or big.

A winner will be chosen at random. Agreeing with other people is allowed (and encouraged), but only the idea comments will be counted for drawing purposes.

The Prize

A canister of both the Vanilla Creme and Dark Chocolate Primal Fuel.

The Deadline

Midnight (PDT), tonight!

Who is Eligible

Everyone. I’ll ship the Primal Fuel anywhere in the world.

Thanks in advance to everyone that offers an idea. I’ll see what I can do to give you what you want! Grok on!

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Ayla
Ayla
4 years 6 months ago

What I want is for Primal to be a household name, like Atkins or South Beach. I want to be able to just say it and everyone will know what I mean and have at least some idea of how I eat/live. I have no idea how this can be accomplished, though… maybe more PR/advertising? Increasing awareness somehow.

Jo tB
Jo tB
4 years 6 months ago

To become a household name Mark’s books would have to be on the Times best selling list and be translated into doszens of foreign languages. A lot of marketing would have to go into it. But I agree with you MDA should become a household name and in Europe as well.

Arty
Arty
4 years 6 months ago

I’d love to see the book being translated into a German version so my parents can read it.

Anke
Anke
4 years 6 months ago

Yepp, there is no shortage of useless Paleo books here; might as well have a good one as well 🙂

Suzanne
Suzanne
4 years 6 months ago

Love to see it in Dutch! My parents are mid seventies and severely overweight with diabetes-2. I can’t convince them to stop eating grains or other foods. “we’ve always been eating like that” or they think it’s too complicated to change. I could use some help there. They wont be around much longer if they continue like that…

Monica
Monica
4 years 6 months ago

Exactly! we desperately need a german and italian version of your book here! Telling my clients (personal trainer) is just not the same as if they could read it themselves. Grok on 🙂 ps. would be happy to ohelp on the translation too.

Isabel
Isabel
4 years 6 months ago

+ 1 for the German version.

I’ve also thought about translating the PB, but first, it’s a tremendous amount of work to translate a whole book. Second, the effort is not really worth it because you can’t distribute it (except to your parents or people you really trust) because of copyright regulations and stuff.

Kai-man
Kai-man
4 years 6 months ago

Translation into German
Oh, I second that one, for the same reason.

Timo
Timo
4 years 6 months ago

+1 for the German version. Would love to give this to my family to read.

Ana Coimbra
Ana Coimbra
4 years 6 months ago

Yes! Portuguese translation so my mum can read it and understand better why I’m trying so hard to change some aspects of our life. It’s kind of hard going primal when you’re living with 3 stubborn conventional eaters.

TokyoJarrett
4 years 6 months ago

Japanese, too! I’m doing my best to spread the word over here in Tokyo, but the paleo/primal movement is completely unheard of around here. Hopefully my blog will change that, especially as I make it more and more bilingual (Eng/Jap) 🙂

Danny
Danny
4 years 6 months ago

Not sure if you’ve heard of rippedbody.jp, it’s a guy named Andy in Osaka who’s running a bilingual blog. Just thought it might be a good resource for you.

Roxanne
Roxanne
4 years 6 months ago

That’s a question I wanted to ask. Are there translated versions of the book? I knoz for a fact that I would love for my fiance to understand the Primal life a lot better but his English reading is not optimal. Are there any foreign translations? More specifically are there any in French? If not, could we please think about doing them? Thanks a bunch1

Shaun
Shaun
4 years 6 months ago

Speaking of translations, I’d love it if you could include SI units in the recipes on this site, please.

Ana Coimbra
Ana Coimbra
4 years 6 months ago

Yep, agreed! SI please

Chica
Chica
4 years 6 months ago

I’d be happy to coordinate translations. French, Spanish, Italian, German and Norwegian are all standard for us.

J-Led
J-Led
4 years 6 months ago

Love to see you use your organizational skills and assist in organizing Grock pods across the country where we can get together and share information. Cyber space is fantastic, but there is nothing like the accountability and motivation of looking your fellow Grockees in the eye. Helpful in getting your word out!

drea
drea
4 years 6 months ago

i think cross fit boxes accomplish this very well already!

Sheila
Sheila
4 years 6 months ago

Yes. Local networks of like minded Primals. I’d also like to connect with Primal minded physicians….where are they?

Amy
Amy
4 years 6 months ago

I totally agree here. It would be nice to have a network of physicians that respected the primal way of life. My current primary-care physician still thinks I need to eat grains for a balanced diet.

Ana Coimbra
Ana Coimbra
4 years 6 months ago

And possibly why doctors get like NO education on nutrition? I’m studying Medicine in a European university and it kind of shocks me that such an important aspect gets so little room in our study plan for the six years.

Sarah Martini
4 years 6 months ago

I have a Primal physician (in fact he gave my husband and I the book) in Cincinnati, Ohio. If your close by I can give you his information 🙂

Tina
Tina
4 years 6 months ago

+1 for Primal physicians. I just found one who totally approved of my diet/lifestyle and would do all the blood tests I wanted, and now she’s leaving the practice to spend more time with family. NOOOOOOO!!!!!

Kyle
Kyle
4 years 6 months ago

In addition to a physicians resource, it would be nice to have a listing of primal-friendly nutritionists as well. Perhaps some certification or primal stamp of approval for nutrition experts would be helpful. My girlfriend is studying nutrition and ultimately aims to become a nutritionist using an ancestral health / paleo / primal w/clients. She would be very happy to align with MDA/Primal once in practice, perhaps a certification could accomplish this.

primalpal
primalpal
4 years 6 months ago

I like the definitive guides…so a book with all of the definitive guides that tie in the vitamins, minerals, nutrients with possible effects/conditions you may experience if you are missing out on certain key components of a healthy diet or lifestyle.

Kind of a starting point or a design-of-experiments for self-experimentation when you are struggling with certain health issues and trying to figure out the cause and ultimately the cure.

Courtney
Courtney
4 years 6 months ago

I WOULD TOTALLY BUY THIS BOOK IF YOU MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome idea!!!

Erin
Erin
4 years 6 months ago

Agreed on this one. I’ve had a hell of a time with recovery lately and would love to know what super market choices coul help me with that

wendy
wendy
4 years 6 months ago

Yes, even just an ebook that is easy to read on an ipad or nook.

Dan
Dan
4 years 6 months ago

Great idea. Perhaps it could be published as a mass market paperback. That way it would be 1. inexpensive, and 2. small enough to carry around as a pocket reference.

Pop
Pop
4 years 6 months ago

I think it would be great if you would produce some DVD/videos which included info from The Primal Blueprint, exercise demos, cooking primal style, etc. They would be useful tools to have and easy to use as references and guides. I am a visual learner and would buy them all.

Dave
Dave
4 years 6 months ago

+1!!! A DVD would be awesome…an into to Primal, basic tenants, etc…could be expanded into Primal Fitness, as well as the academic foundations for the Primal Way of Life.

Could even, perhaps, be a collaboration between you and Robb Wolf, with a brief into by Loren Cordain?

Ryan
Ryan
4 years 6 months ago

I LOVE the idea of a DVD. I’ve got friends and family who won’t read the Primal Blueprint, but I might be able to sit them down to watch a movie.

artemiscuous
artemiscuous
4 years 6 months ago

I agree with this! There are quite a few folks who would like to read the books but for whatever reason cannot.

TaiChiHolly
TaiChiHolly
4 years 6 months ago

I just read this post today. What about a Primal Cooking Show? Something like “Grok’s Good Eats” or “Primal Food for Foodies.” Perhaps “Getting Primal With Grok.”
I know I’m late in the game to be considered for the contest but I think it’s a good idea regardless.

Sarah Martini
4 years 6 months ago

A Primal cooking show is perfect! I know I would watch it. The DVD idea is wonderful too, I have a few friends who just will not commit to reading the books, but would sit and have it shown to them!

Veronique
Veronique
4 years 6 months ago

I also think DVD is a great idea! Plus, I used to like workouts of the week when you had them on MDA, maybe bring them back once in a while?

Thanks 🙂

Ana Coimbra
Ana Coimbra
4 years 6 months ago

I think a youtube channel would be better. That way we could subscribe and regularly get short videos covering all aspects of primal living. And it would reach thousand more!

Deuce
Deuce
4 years 6 months ago

I was going to say the same thing. Or a regular podcast in case Mark wants to see a little profit for his efforts. But definitely a great idea in general.

Kait
Kait
4 years 6 months ago

Agreed!

Enrico
Enrico
4 years 6 months ago

Agree! A DVD or video material is so much more accessible for many people.

Brett
Brett
4 years 6 months ago

I would like to see a primal/martial arts….anything. I like the idea of Crossfit, but I would like to see more tie in with primal combat sports. After all, Grok most likely had some pretty good fighting skills. The only way a man can keep what he has is to……….keep what he has.

Aleat
Aleat
4 years 6 months ago

Agreed. Would be pretty interesting, and probably a good, new form of exercise, as must combat sports are pretty intense.

SSTIP
SSTIP
4 years 6 months ago
Agreed. With years of martial arts experience behind me I have found that the ebb and flow of martial arts tends to be primal in nature or I have at least tricked myself and have made it appear that way. Whether it is Tai Ji Quan with lots of movement at a slow pace, or the hard styles from Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, and the ever popular Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with lots of heavy intermittent work equating to sprints with bits of rest in between the drills and exercises. With Jiu-Jitsu in particular, 5 minutes of rolling is as excruciatingly (albeit… Read more »
Matt
Matt
4 years 6 months ago
While martial arts can be good exercise, I’m going to have to disagree that they are primal. In fact, they were developed specifically to not be primal. Primal instints are fight-or-flight. Flight is run the heck away, and fight is fight. However, instinctual fighting looks like kids fighting on the playground – little to no skills involved. Martial arts are the exact opposite of this. It is a formulated system that seeks to control fight-or-flight feelings, and forms a more structured method of combat. That’s why it has to be trained. Primal/instinctive swimming is the doggy paddle. Much like with… Read more »
Brett
Brett
4 years 6 months ago

But if Grok did not know how to effectively defend his home and family he would die. Or if he broke his hand or tooth while executing swings of fists or biting he would learn how to not get hurt doing these things. Man , whether primal or not, learns and adapts and develops smarter ways of doing things. Man also observes other men who do things better and copies them. This is why martial arts developed.

Brett
Brett
4 years 6 months ago

Oh by the way clubbing and others basic weapons such as sticks and spears are practiced in martial arts as well.

Matt
Matt
4 years 6 months ago
I agree with you on all points. And I guess it comes down to how one defines primal and in what way one uses “Grok.” From reading the Primal Blueprint, it is clear that Mark is using “Grok” to illustrate his idea of what man was like at a particular point in time. He states many reasons why he feels this was a golden time for man, in terms of health. When you used the term “Grok” I assumed you were speaking of this same, time-bound, ideal. However, human development continued onward from that point. While that may have been… Read more »
Bennett
Bennett
4 years 6 months ago

Brett — As a suggestion, you might try the Chinese arts, especially the Five Animals or other Shaolin or Wudang stuff. They were developed by observing and imitating the natural movements of animals, and thus are about as primal as it gets. Don’t get too hung up on pretending to be a caveman. There’s nothing neolithic or industrial about observing natural patterns and adapting/adopting them. (It does pay to remember, from time to time, that if Grok were perfect, we’d still be Grok–take the best, and leave the grubs under the rock)

Brett
Brett
4 years 6 months ago

Thanks for all the input on this. Trust me. I dont want to BE a caveman. I just want to use the knowledge that we are gaining from Primal Blueprint and others to make my life better. Training martial arts and primal diet go very well together.

Victor
Victor
4 years 6 months ago

Gork did not have a home. Fighting an equal is about the most stupid survival strategy you can think of. Even if you win the fights, if you keep on starting fights you will be thrown out of the band and will have have to find a new one or die.

If you like martial arts, by all means do so. Especially if you only do it for sport, but do not abuse Gork as an excuse.

Wayne
Wayne
4 years 6 months ago
I agree that martial arts can be regimented, but this is more a “modern” thing. (i.e. typically once the military got involved). I believe that back in Groks time, fighting skills would be both natural instinct, and a learned skill. He would learn through mistakes (though his opportunities to learn this way could be few! 🙂 ) More importantly though, he would learn through play. If you watch young animals and kids play, they wrestle. They always try and become the dominant one, the king of the heap. They learn from this play what works and what doesnt. They also… Read more »
Deuce
Deuce
4 years 6 months ago
Exactly. Anything else is an absurd assertion. The Martial Arts, regardless of how they are rooted in animal movements, were designed for armies to use to fight wars conduct assassinations. This is all central to the same type of collectivist, modern world structure that has distanced us from Grok. Furthermore the idea of any type of physical ‘training’ flows out of the idea of having to do work to offset detrimental effects from other aspects of our lifestyle. Every moment of Groks life would have been ‘training’. Training in the martial arts to offset sitting in an office chair for… Read more »
BillP
BillP
4 years 6 months ago
There seems to be a general idea held by many posters here that equates ‘primal’ to the methods of some sort of half-intelligent, ‘instinctual’ (whatever that is, in humans) hairy caveman stereotype with little impulse control and who lived alone in a cave and carried a big club with which to dominate other men and especially women. What a ludicrous image of our ancestors! That type of creature would not have lasted a month in paleolithic times. Instead, try looking at various non-agricultural cultures that we know about from anthropological studies and history (e.g., American Indians), especially ones that were… Read more »
Brett
Brett
4 years 6 months ago

Great post and well presented.

celticcavegirl
celticcavegirl
4 years 6 months ago

I do krav maga and I consider it a pretty primal form of exercise. It’s not a martial art as there aren’t any rules and it’s based on real-life situations. And it’s pretty Grok-like, if Grok was fighting with a rival Grok

Wally
Wally
4 years 6 months ago

From personal experience I’d suggest Kali and silat.

Jenn
Jenn
4 years 6 months ago

Look up Army Combatives. I think this is about as close to primal combat as you can get. It’s totally hand to hand fighting (without fists).

Paul
Paul
4 years 6 months ago

The “Is it paleo” series is great. A similar book (physical or electronic) would be very helpful.

Skip
Skip
4 years 6 months ago

I agree, as starting out on Primal/Paleo I find it challenging to determine if somethings are primal. I think a section of the page dedicated to “Is it Primal” would be great. You could use a drop down and/or search to select the food and then get a summary of why it is or is not primal. Phase 2 would be an app for the I-phone/Android.

Joe
Joe
4 years 6 months ago

+1

Jay
Jay
4 years 6 months ago

Have an event where people pay $X for you to ship out a box full of ingredients required to complete some recipe. Then have a video group cook where everyone makes and maybe eats) the recipe together like Gordon Ramsay did on TV once, thereby bring instruction, community, and Primal eating together. This could be done on a monthly basis, and nobody leaves the table until their plat is clean.

Rhys
Rhys
4 years 6 months ago

Hi Mark, what I would really find useful is a primal carb lookup (with counter ideal) with highlights.

For example, you could type in a food eg. Boiled egg, and it would say 1.1g per egg – particulary high in Omega 3’s. Or type in Spinach, and it would say 3.0g per (100g) serving – good for iron.

Just nice and simple as either an app or a webpage. If a counter can be incorporated that would be great but it would require a sign in section to store your data.

Thats it – would love to see it.

Thanks for all your help.

Chris
Chris
4 years 6 months ago

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-resource-guide/#axzz1urEk6B3E

Check out the section titled, “Web Tools”

Fit Day is very good.

Carly
Carly
4 years 6 months ago

I agree! I came here to make the same suggestion! I like the idea of making it an app.

SSTIP
SSTIP
4 years 6 months ago
I would agree with this as well. Make it into an easy to use Iphone app and I would pay money for it. I know there are plenty of other calorie and Carb. counting options for apps out there, but one that pulls the best parts from the plethora of options, has online connectivity and trackers for friends and is specifically geared towards the primal way of eating would be great. I’d rather do my calorie and carb counting here, where if I were to eat healthy saturated fat I would be applauded rather than being told I am gong… Read more »
Karen
Karen
4 years 6 months ago

I would like to have an app for Omega 3 vs. Omega 6 lookups.

Danielle
Danielle
4 years 6 months ago

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This would be so helpful!!

Miss Dev
Miss Dev
4 years 6 months ago
This. Absolutely. I use a food tracker on my iPhone and computer, but I would love one that is primally-centered. It would be great if it emphasized WHY a certain food is awesome (i.e. free-range, organic eggs are great for omegas). It would also be nice to be able to record exercises that count how much time we spend sprinting, lifting heavy things, and moving slowly. Also, if the tracker could make suggestions for improvements. So, if my diet is low in vitamin C, it suggests what foods I can add to my diet to help make up the deficiency.… Read more »
Katerina
Katerina
4 years 6 months ago

YES! A primal focused app for my Android please. Look-up capability, food and fitness tracker and suggestions on food deficiency suggestions.

Dave P
Dave P
4 years 6 months ago

You stole my thunder. Absolutely want this one.

Jim
Jim
4 years 6 months ago

+1 on the app. I would like to see all that Mark does on the Android market.

Tom Pentzer
4 years 6 months ago

Indeed! I would love to see an android app for MDA.

Kyle
Kyle
4 years 6 months ago

+1 MDA android app

Linda Sand
4 years 6 months ago

It would also be wonderful if you could type in the nutrient you are missing and it would make suggestions on what you could eat to get that nutrient. For instance, I need more potassium but not more bananas so what else could I eat?

Carla
Carla
4 years 6 months ago

AVOCADOS!! Yum Yum and full of Potassium.

Maureen
Maureen
4 years 6 months ago

Exactly what I was writing,total body nutrition and balancing!

Chantal B.
Chantal B.
4 years 6 months ago

I second that idea too. In an app, it would be great.

Sarah S.
Sarah S.
4 years 6 months ago

I would LOVE a Primal-focused food tracking app. I currently have a food diary app on my ipod but it’s way too CW for my taste.

Simone
Simone
4 years 6 months ago

absolutely agree!

Kara
Kara
4 years 6 months ago

Completely agree! This would be so helpful to have one geared towards Primal.

em
em
4 years 6 months ago

Yes, an app!

The FatSecret app is a good starting point for inspiration. It tracks and calculates food intake with macronutrient breakouts (including your choice of carbs or net carbs), daily exercise, weight changes, and connects to a diet-agnostic database of recipes.

I would use the hell out of an app like that with a Primal/Paleo focus.

Wayne
Wayne
4 years 6 months ago
An app would be great, but not just for nutrition. I think it would be handy to have one that tracked your activity as well. Let you plan HIIT workouts, have a Tabata type timer, and a GPS tracker to track your slow movement exercise (walking distance/ number of steps). It would be good to be able to upload and compare this with other Groksters. There are a multitude of apps that each do a bit of this, but it would be good to have one primal tracker to keep it all in the forefront of peoples minds. Its a… Read more »
Austin
Austin
4 years 6 months ago
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E
4 years 6 months ago

I’d love to see you come out with a line of primal trail mix/snacks.

D.M. Mitchell
4 years 6 months ago

Pemmican was the original primal trail mix of Native Americans — yeah, back when they were still in the stone age. It’s a mixture of dried lean meat pounded into almost a powder then mixed with melted fat in about a 1 to 1 ratio. Here’s the Wikipedia page on pemmican.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pemmican

Rand Hagenstein
Rand Hagenstein
4 years 6 months ago

Figure out how to turn the Primal Blueprint into a successful storefront that combines food, books, equipment and exercise. Then franchise it.

Primal Toad
4 years 6 months ago

Awesome idea. Whole Foods is great but I think a store that only contains Primal foods would be waaaaaaay better! Franchising it would be a great idea so entrepreneurs like me can open up stores around the world like wildefire.

Brilliant!

Jenn
Jenn
4 years 6 months ago

AGREED! Need PRIMAL stores! Wouldn’t be much in it, I wouldn’t think – meat, veggies and fruit… nothing more, but that’s the genius behind it – nothing to derail your efforts beckoning to you as you walk by the interior aisles!

Tim
Tim
4 years 6 months ago
I’m not so sure it’s such a great idea. There’s a reason the meat and cheese and seafood are around the edges of a sea of processed crud. The margins on those things are tiny in comparison to that boxed nutritional desert in the middle of the store. That’s why they wanted to turn cottonseed oil into crisco: because it’s way cheaper to produce than butter. If you tell people it’s good for them and buy off a few politicos to push ‘vegetable’ over animal (people love simple dichotomies), you’re golden. Processed food will steamroll primal if it ever tries… Read more »
BillP
BillP
4 years 6 months ago
I agree with Tim: poor idea. Too little customer base (so prices would have to be higher), and no reason for it. I can get all my primal foods easily right in the supermarket (frozen greens and veggies, frozen chicken, cage-free eggs, etc.), and, as a bonus, feel totally virtuous as I walk past the cereal aisle with my nose in the air. Granted, my choices may not be for all (not organic or local or fresh enough), but paleo can’t encompass EVERY standard. Maybe this has been mentioned, but what about creating a Primal or Paleo certification for foods?… Read more »
Veronique
Veronique
4 years 6 months ago

Agree with Tim!.. standards tend to relax quite a bit once things become mainstream, such as “free-range” and “organic”…unfortunately.

Danny
Danny
4 years 6 months ago

Maybe the franchise stems off of the primal on the go idea that was posted last week on the weekend link love?

My wife and I thought that was a wonderful idea…and perhaps a sneaky way to get people trying primal. For the mere sake of variety…most people will do something new for lunch.

Mel
Mel
4 years 6 months ago

“The Civilized Caveman” is a Paleo food-cart that is opening up in Portland, OR on May 31. I am sad to have missed it! (Go check it out!) 🙂

Annie Johnston
Annie Johnston
4 years 6 months ago

This is a great idea!! Would love to have a purely primal grocery store. I would even be interested in franchising.

Abigail
4 years 6 months ago

Agreed. A primal foods store with franchise opportunities. Score!

Tyler
Tyler
4 years 6 months ago

Agreed! I would do all of my shopping at one of these.

Jennifer
4 years 6 months ago

I love this idea! A primal store that would sell local grass-fed meats and all other primal items!!!

Isabel
Isabel
4 years 6 months ago

Haha, if this should ever come true, tell me where and I’m gonna move to that place, no matter where it is :DD

Justin M.
4 years 6 months ago

Perhaps a vast Primal network, something like what Weston A. Price has, with local chapters and things like that. If we get a few people in each area to mobilize, we could get it going with minimal top-down organization; there would just need to be a call to mobilize.

Primal Toad
4 years 6 months ago

I love this idea as well. I love the WAPF. There are lots of great Primal meetup groups around. I think having more of these would definitely help too.

ces
ces
4 years 6 months ago

Yep, I was thinking of doing this in Melbourne, Australia. Great idea.

Veronique
Veronique
4 years 6 months ago

AWESOME!!!! I’ll join! 🙂

Kyle
Kyle
4 years 6 months ago

+1

Aaron
Aaron
4 years 6 months ago

Similar to this idea, I was thinking you could have official spokespersons throughout the country. Many of the articles and ideas on this site promote using more local resources, so it makes more sense to use more local representatives.

Jason
Jason
4 years 6 months ago

I concur with this idea. I think the internet is a great source for general information, but a local community can really push change. It builds in accountability, resource references and support.

Meesha
Meesha
4 years 6 months ago

Love it! Great idea!

celticcavegirl
celticcavegirl
4 years 6 months ago

This! A primal network with regional hubs. There are quite a lot of paleos/primals here in the UK but with no central meeting point, it’s hard to locate them all. Perhaps a subset of the forum with local discussion boards?

Victor Venema
4 years 6 months ago

Local chapters sound like a good idea. Just to meet people with similar interests, but also to gather information on where the get primal foods locally. Maybe even for some lobbying.

Katerina
Katerina
4 years 6 months ago

Yes! Local chapters and the ability to have speakers attend events.

Kornelia
Kornelia
4 years 6 months ago

I second this! Its hard to meet local people that also live paleo. Having local chapters that go out for hikes or do dinners together, etc. would solve that in no time!

Leah
Leah
4 years 6 months ago

Agree! It would be awesome to be able to find primal (maybe even paleo) friendly health practitioners, personal trainers, etc working in your area wherever you are in the world

Tyler
Tyler
4 years 6 months ago

This idea is wonderful, and could also help network people for buying massive quantities of primal foods.

Lora
Lora
4 years 6 months ago

Yes! Maybe local chapters would encourage more local purchase and therefore more production of grass fed beef and pastured chickens & pork… VERY hard to find where I live and if I find them, too expensive to buy!

Jennifer
4 years 6 months ago

Love, love love this idea of local Primal chapters! Great way to connect, encourage others and expand the movement!

Carly
4 years 6 months ago

I think more smartphone app development/presence would be a big boost. There’s dozens upon dozens of “traditional” nutrition apps, and a really in-depth app with grocery lists, meal planner, etc would be a nice alternative to the typical calorie counting apps.

Lara
Lara
4 years 6 months ago

Love this idea… I would love a MDA app where I can get a full list of ‘Is it Primal’ or maybe a go-to shopping list for everyday primal items that I can stock up with.. As well as a meal tracker with nutrition tracking.

liberty1776
liberty1776
4 years 6 months ago

If so, make it droid friendly.

Ami
Ami
4 years 6 months ago

I would LOVE an MDA app for my droid!

Shannon
4 years 6 months ago

Yes, that would be so useful!

Danny
Danny
4 years 6 months ago

I like this idea as well! Maybe a meal of the day type thing would work. Especially if it made certain connections: e.g. based on the ingredients of dinner…suggest an easy/logical lunch for the next day. Also, reminders for pulling meat out the night before would help our family. =)

ces
ces
4 years 6 months ago

Ha ha ha! Just cursing that I hadn’t pulled meat out this very minute!

Primal Toad
4 years 6 months ago

Another awesome idea! I think this definitely needs to happen.

Jenn
Jenn
4 years 6 months ago

There already is an MDA app. It needs to be improved on seriously but it exists. Mark, please expand on the app and I’m sure you would have a strong following. I’ll totally pay for it!

darthgall
darthgall
4 years 6 months ago

Excellent call. Also on this app: recipes, and options for more recipes… a way to get Robb Wolf’s, Sarah Fragoso’s etc.
Mark! Microtransactions are where it’s at!

Lara
Lara
4 years 6 months ago

Mark, I would love to see a workout video come out, like Tony Horton’s P90X! Teach us all how to sprint like caveman, and supplement it with a 30-90 day meal plan.

oxide
oxide
4 years 6 months ago

Lara, Mark’s got a bunch of videos on YouTube where he sprints on the beach, makes a 2-minute BAS, and teaches us how to do pullups. Search for Primal Blueprint.

Tina
Tina
4 years 6 months ago

Great suggestion. I’d like some Primal workout vids in DVD format.

Suz
Suz
4 years 6 months ago

I would love to see some of your posts as vlogs!

A.Stev
A.Stev
4 years 6 months ago
Ditto on the vlogs. Multimedia is the way to go. Short, easily digestible (no pun intended) YouTube videos on primal topics would be a big boon to our ‘awareness campaign’. There’s minimal effort required for the viewer with videos compared to reading, adds a visual and audio component, videos are easily shared, easily embedded into other webpages and sites like YouTube already have built-in ranking systems so the more popular the videos become, the more likely people are to see them. If a relative or a co-worker asks you why you don’t eat grains, you can just send ’em a… Read more »
Ryan
Ryan
4 years 6 months ago

I agree. I would love to see Mark in more videos with talking and demonstration. 🙂

Chantal B.
Chantal B.
4 years 6 months ago

Related to this, how about a movie/documentary about the primal lifestyle. Some people don’t like to read books (or can’t).

also maybe a TV show that you could hire a chef/ or quests to demonstrate receipe and/or talk about everything related to primal.

Annick
Annick
4 years 6 months ago

I agree I show would be great! I am sure that some of the Food Network shows could be adapted to fit the Primal formula. Before being on Primal I felt so sad being on a diet and not being able to experiment with food. But now, I feel confident that I can loose weight, be healthier and be a foodie again without damaging my body!

I have no doubt that other foodies (or basicaly any one who like or wants to cook) like me would appreciate such a show.

Victor
Victor
4 years 6 months ago

Good idea. It could spread the word to normal 🙂 people. Especially recipes with offal or uncommon cuts would be nice. There some visualisation really helps.

Alex
Alex
4 years 6 months ago

Definitely. Might sound a little old fashioned in the multi-media world, but it would be great to expand from from the self-selecting world of websites, apps, youtube videos, etc., to a world where someone watching Iron Chef re-runs could stumble on primal cooking and then from there find the website, books etc. to get deeper information.

From preaching to the choir to driving around with a megaphone on top of an old cop car…

Despi
Despi
4 years 6 months ago

The idea of a short video demonstrating the benefits of the primal diet in a short time say like 5 minutes that you can direct people to, as A.Stev suggested. Personally I think your website is great and have been a regular visitor for about 4 years now!

Julie
Julie
4 years 6 months ago

This is great–a show where you basically do many of the things on this site but I particularly like the cooking demo aspect. So many people do not know how to cook and are intimidated by it. The thought of then taking out ingredients that you normally use sounds stressful when really it can be liberating–but seeing someone do it. . well. . . a picture is worth a thousand words as they say!

Primal Pants
Primal Pants
4 years 6 months ago
I totally agree with this! I have been watching so many food docs on Netflix. The only one that comes close to explaining why the Paleo/Primal peeps eat the way they eat is “Fat Head”. I’ve suggested it to a few friends. So many people have been affected by “Forks Over Knives”…I can’t even watch it because it makes me so ANGRY. Yes these doctors helped their patients with a plant based diet…but they also had them cut out refined sugars and in some cases grains…it is compound effect. That doc is just VEGAN/VEG propaganda. UGH!!! We need to make… Read more »
JohnC
JohnC
4 years 6 months ago

I hate it when sites do that: I want to be able to read at leisure and read again at will, not have to watch a video I can’t search or bookmark or link to or highlight.

Also Mark’s site is what it is today almost entirely because it has so much text on it that is easily searchable and brings people in who stumble on it all the time.

Videos are closed, insular ways of communicating information online.

Cassie
Cassie
4 years 6 months ago

YES. I totally agree, John, I really hate the trend of “videos because videos are the thing right now”. Text is searchable, scannable, copy-pastable. I think Mark does a great job of using videos when he has something to SHOW, otherwise, keep writing your fab articles!

A.Stev
A.Stev
4 years 6 months ago

I don’t think anyone was suggesting videos *replace* the regular posts or have really different content.

The point of videos is more to spread the word to newbies who aren’t willing to invest serious time or energy to in reading about this stuff.

David
David
4 years 6 months ago

Good idea! And it’s one of the more do-able suggestions here (in a reasonable timeframe)

Scott
Scott
4 years 6 months ago

Primal Con EAST Coast

liberty1776
liberty1776
4 years 6 months ago

Great idea! Perhaps more regiional? I’m near broke from buying all my grassfed and primal foods.

Danielle
Danielle
4 years 6 months ago

Primal-Con SOUTH. (Preferably Texas)

ALM
ALM
4 years 6 months ago

I vote fore PrimalCon East Coast!!

Donald
Donald
4 years 6 months ago

I love this idea too

PeaceKaren
PeaceKaren
4 years 6 months ago

Yes, please!

Alyssa
Alyssa
4 years 6 months ago

yes!!

Erik
Erik
4 years 6 months ago

or Primal Con Midwest (you know all that area between coasts)

Mercedes
Mercedes
4 years 6 months ago

Denver, CO would be a GREAT location! or Boulder. Both would be very welcoming for this scene.

Cathy
Cathy
4 years 6 months ago

Denver, definitely!

Katerina
Katerina
4 years 6 months ago

Chicago please!

Mike C
Mike C
4 years 6 months ago

I am loving the PrimalCon East Coast idea… can’t convince the wife to get on a plane… but she definitely would go with me if we could drive from PA

K
K
4 years 6 months ago

Yup, get back to your roots and have a PrimalCon in Maine! LOL, what’s more primal than getting eaten alive by black flies and monstrous mosquitoes? Or any New England state would do…

Johan
Johan
4 years 6 months ago

STOCKHOLM Midnight Sun Primal Con!

Mike B
Mike B
4 years 6 months ago

Heck yes, that would be AWESOME!!

Jenn R.
Jenn R.
4 years 6 months ago

Yes! Regional ‘cons would be a great thing.

Kai
4 years 6 months ago

I would totally go to Primal Con East Coast!

warmbear
warmbear
4 years 6 months ago

PrimalCon Montreal.

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
Paleo Bon Rurgundy
4 years 6 months ago

+1 for Montreal
+2 for GSP
+3 for the strip clubs

Yasmin
Yasmin
4 years 6 months ago

AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA!!!!!

Chica
Chica
4 years 6 months ago

+2 for Montréal!

Kornelia
Kornelia
4 years 6 months ago

YES! oh man i hope this is the idea that gets picked! we need you on this side for once mark!

Carla
Carla
4 years 6 months ago

Yes…Primal Con Canada, preferably in BC so we can attend 😉

Daniela
Daniela
4 years 6 months ago

YES! I would go to that!

kunoichidreams
kunoichidreams
4 years 6 months ago

east coast primal event would be great……… martial arts….ninjutsu…..many ninjas have switched to toe shoes from tabi when training outside

Primal Pants
Primal Pants
4 years 6 months ago

YES!!! I want to meet other Primal people! We live in Rhode Island!!

Ware
4 years 6 months ago

Some sort of actually useful Paleo/Primal app would be great. An integrated fitness/nutrition app that caters to common primal exercises and foods and with a way to share things like sprint times, exercises performed, etc., from the app to a forum thread?

Rachel
Rachel
4 years 6 months ago

I would love a better way to search topics! Right now, if say I wanted to look up posts on allergies, and I wanted to see the most recent posts first for instance, there is no way to filter or prioritize search results. Also, if allergies are even mentioned in the thread following a post, the post will turn up in the search. It makes it tricky to look up info on specific topics without having to wade through lots of random stuff.

yoolieboolie
yoolieboolie
4 years 6 months ago

Yes! I often find it tricky to find just the posts and info I’m looking for.

Danielle
Danielle
4 years 6 months ago

Agreed.

Stacey
Stacey
4 years 6 months ago

Agreed. I find it hard to narrow my searches

Lora
Lora
4 years 6 months ago

I agree, it is hard to browse recipes too, the way it is set up. Would like to have recipes more categorized please!

mommaofmany
mommaofmany
4 years 6 months ago

Yes, the not-the-best search makes it hard to pass posts along to my friends who are asking questions or research topics for myself.

Carlos Morales
4 years 6 months ago

How about a seperate section for “friends of MDA” that includes websites to related Paleo websites: whether it be Robb Wolf, Chris Kresser, or a number of other great sites online.

Chris
Chris
4 years 6 months ago

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-resource-guide/#axzz1urEk6B3E

Check out the section titled, “Select Blogs”

sarah
sarah
4 years 6 months ago

a primal retreat! not a conference, but a small retreat/trip that people can sign up and pay for to go away for a certain amount of time (maybe a week). they would get to meet mark and do primal activities and eat primal meals all week. it would be more of a relaxation/destress experience than say a conference experience.

Erik
Erik
4 years 6 months ago

AWESOME….you could move them around too. Maybe in the mountains once and tropical another…

Primal Texas
4 years 6 months ago

The more I think about this one… the more I like it.

Andrea
Andrea
4 years 6 months ago

A feature that has a list of primal friendly restaurants, according to zipcode (like a search engine).

liberty1776
liberty1776
4 years 6 months ago

Along this topic, the source of the foods is key. Here in little ole’Rhody is an all local food broker for restaurants called “Farm Fresh” (www.farmfresh.org).

On the site is a list of places that buy local foods. I understand buying local does not equal “primal” but affecting local merchants as opposed to big business congolomerates is a start.

yoolieboolie
yoolieboolie
4 years 6 months ago

We have something similar here, called Sustainable Connections, that brings together local farms and restaurants and promotes both to the community with “Eat Local” events. We own a restaurant and I’m working on developing a Primal/Paleo menu, but so far it’s a difficult task to find anything beyond “the bunless burger salad” in town that may qualify to fill the bellies of grain/legume/dairy free eaters.

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
Paleo Bon Rurgundy
4 years 6 months ago
I’ve been wrastling with the idea of a paleo food truck. I see vegan trucks out and about, but paleo is smaller niche than vegan. I’m guessin the average Joe would see food from a paleo truck that as more expensive and not for the better health. I suppose marketing could handle that some and volume could bring cost down. Paleo restaurants are great in theory but have high input cost. Grass fed burger joints can do well because for a few reasons: 1) US is a burger nation. 2)The menu is limited. 3) Burger can be reused better 4)… Read more »
Val
Val
4 years 6 months ago

I love the idea of a Paleo/Primal food truck!!

Virginia
Virginia
4 years 6 months ago

There is a Paleo food truck coming to San Diego! http://www.facebook.com/notsofastfoodtruck

DmitriSmirnov
DmitriSmirnov
4 years 6 months ago

Or a list of grassfed/pastured/organic/wild animal products and where to buy them. Or an app for identifying primal friendly grocers

Dave
Dave
4 years 6 months ago

Paleo Ron, where are you located?

Bethany
Bethany
4 years 6 months ago

I’ve seen this mentioned in the comments section a number of times but I’d love to see a book or section of the site dedicated to prenatal care, “grokette moms.” 🙂 It’s such a crucial stage of development & there just isn’t enough information out there from sources I trust.

liberty1776
liberty1776
4 years 6 months ago

Already done. It is called “The Healthy Baby Code” by Chris Kresser.

Danielle
Danielle
4 years 6 months ago

Except that one costs $197. Hmph, a little high if you ask me. How about another option that doesn’t cost so much?

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
Paleo Bon Rurgundy
4 years 6 months ago

Breaking News!

Specialized information from a known reputable source on a baby’s health and development in its most critical developmental period is not worth $197 to some.

ajt
ajt
4 years 6 months ago

Try the library? Mine will even buy things you suggest. I got them to buy The Primal Blueprint.

Orielwen
4 years 6 months ago

Paleo Bon Rurgundy: some of us also need to eat.

Tyler
Tyler
4 years 6 months ago

I second that! A very important topic for many people.

Heather
Heather
4 years 6 months ago
YES! More on prenatal and post-natal nutrition and exersize would be great from varied sources. Also more on nutrition and recipes for babes and older kids. It’s one thing to walk away from the “norm” with lifestyle changes to better your health when you are a single-bodied adult, but when you are carrying and responsible for wee ones, worries are higher that you are getting everything right. Especially for newer parents raised for generations on CW and having Doctors and the media throwing tons of info your way creating doubt in your ability to raise healthy,active thriving babies and children.… Read more »
Jonathan
Jonathan
4 years 6 months ago

More cowbell.

Nick
Nick
4 years 6 months ago

Best comment

yoolieboolie
yoolieboolie
4 years 6 months ago

agreed

Steve
4 years 6 months ago

Winner.

Meg
Meg
4 years 6 months ago

I would love to see development of training materials and leadership standards that would put people in a position to start up regular local meetings. If my town has weight watchers, Jenny Craig, numerous gyms and trainers and virtually NO way to start a primal living group, it is going to be hard to educate the folks around me and give them the support to start making changes.

spincycle
spincycle
4 years 6 months ago

Love this idea! Winner!

Decaf Debi
4 years 6 months ago

Ooh, love this idea. I already submitted something before reading the comments, but this is better than what I came up with!

Maureen
Maureen
4 years 6 months ago

Fantastic idea!

Heather
Heather
4 years 6 months ago
Hi, I love this idea, my friend and I have been trying to encourage our nearest and dearest to change, with mixed results. M lives in a small country town, and her transformation has prompted others to give it a go. We are calling it the coconut revolution! Say a kit, or a resource page for people who want to support a group would be helpful. At the moment I give out the web address, print off the shopping list, and encourage them to relax and get with the program! Also, Mark, it’s time for you to visit the great… Read more »
Matt
Matt
4 years 6 months ago

I second that. Primal down under needs more attention.

Jill
Jill
4 years 6 months ago

I love this idea!

Jennifer
Jennifer
4 years 6 months ago

Mark,
Today is DAY 1 for me in the “21 day total body transformation”, and I was thinking today that it would be great to have a “paleo app” for the smart phones where we could pull up receips, shopping lists, resources, thru the app!

Jess
Jess
4 years 6 months ago

I’d love to see a comprehensive evaluation or listing of various commercially prepared foods and specific restaurants and their dishes that are Primal-friendly.

I’m generally able to either plan ahead or abstain from eating to make sure I stick to my plan, but many others I’ve spoken with may not be able to. An easy reference guide might help them start and stay with Primal eating.

Chris
Chris
4 years 6 months ago
As an engineer, what I love most about MDA is the technical merit of the content in each page. Through research goes into each post AND (and this is big for me) MDA’s openness to providing the source data to allow the readers to make their own conclusions. In fact most of the blogs I follow in the Primal/ Paleo/ Healthy Living were sourced from MDA (that’s how I found them). One thing I would love to see added to MDA is a self-experimentation tools and techniques section. Do keto-strips help? What about Blood Glucose tests? Temperature? Are potatoes poisonous… Read more »
Alyssa
Alyssa
4 years 6 months ago

Agreed!

Victor Venema
4 years 6 months ago

To expand this idea somewhat: how about doing science ourselves?

The MDA community is large enough and has sufficient enthusiastic members, that we could perform randomized experiments.

I do not want to give away too many scientific questions, as it is best that the participants do not know them, but you could for example compare two intermittent fasting methods, with respect to their influence on fasting blood sugar, weight loss, blood pressure, etc.

I am a scientist and would be willing to help, but I guess the community has better doctors and statistician to offer.

Lora
Lora
4 years 6 months ago

I would love to see very long term studies (like the Harvard Nurse study) done on volunteers from the primal community to see how primal life/diet contributes to decreased rates of cancers & other diseases, and also see how babies born to primal-eating parents fare as they age ( like rates of autism, allergies, childhood illnesses, etc., as compared to the SAD eaters).

Matthew
Matthew
4 years 6 months ago

As much as I enjoy the Friday Success Stories, I’d enjoy them even more if you added your own commentary/thoughts/suggestions to the end of each submission.

As well, it’d also be nice to see more comments/interactions from you in the comments section.

Ann
Ann
4 years 6 months ago
I have used the Friday Success Stories, especially the Unconquerable Dave, many times to spread the word to friends. My only regret is that you don’t seem to have one for “women of a certain age” (read that post-menopausal) in their late 50s/early 60s. This is a population that is actively looking for answers and they could really be helped by moving toward a primal life-style. Maybe a success story book that hits all the demographics so a broader range of readers could identify themselves in the stories. And this could include people recovering their health as well as successful… Read more »
oxide
oxide
4 years 6 months ago

I was going to suggest something like this. Improvements to the website and phone apps are great, but they only preach to the choir.

If Mark really wants to reach additional people, those still in the iron grip of SAD CW, we need 6-packs. Lots and lots of 6-packs.

I’m not kidding. If you talk science people’s eyes will just glaze over. If you show them a six-pack, that gets their attention. You don’t get a six-pack on SAD. Ask Kelly Korg.

Chica
Chica
4 years 6 months ago

Too true. My brother-in-law converted (after months of laughing at us about our “Carnal” lifestyle) when he saw Mark’s photos on the covers of his books!!!

rose
rose
4 years 6 months ago

I’ll second that idea!

Bonnie
Bonnie
4 years 6 months ago
I agree with Ann… I wonder if MarksDailyApple receives any submissions from this demographic. A book focusing on us older kids (haha!) with illustrative success stories would be fantastic. Mark and Carrie are in this age group and look super and are healthy, to boot. I also vote for continuing to provide link love to paleo startups (like the one you did for “Not So Fast Food Truck” in San Diego). I don’t know what kind of mobile app you could provide that would be as helpful as your books. I’ve got mine on my Kindle and iPhone and really… Read more »
Heather
Heather
4 years 6 months ago

Great idea Ann,
But it does throw down the gauntlet to all us 50 something’s to sit down and write our story. I guess I should but I feel that I have some way to go, even though the changes thus far have been profound. I do feel though that after 50 years of the SA(ussie)D, that the changes have taken a bit longer, and I believe there is probably permanent damage as well. So pen to paper all you rejuvenated chooks out there it’s time to tell our story! Lol

Nicole
Nicole
4 years 6 months ago
Ann, I was trying to think of an idea similar to this, because I would love to get my mother-in-law on board with a primal way of life, yet her and many of my 30-something friends find Primal “too extreme.” Well, I think most processed food is pretty “extreme” considering the crazy artificial ingredients that go into it, but it isn’t considered extreme by the general population because such a large proportion of people use those products. I don’t know how you can make Primal living seem less extreme to more people–maybe organize kickstarters for farmers to help drive down… Read more »
lynncat
lynncat
4 years 6 months ago

I agree a series on how going primal can assist with fluctuations in hormones as one ages. It sure has helped me!

Jennifer
Jennifer
4 years 6 months ago

I love this idea!

Groktimus Primal
4 years 6 months ago

I want Mark to unite the tribes. The primal world may be a loose democratic one but we definitely need someone steering the boat and then keeping the masses informed. It’s a tall (not completely possible) order but it is the most important thing we can do to dispel CW.
The power of info is limited without a keen aim.

liberty1776
liberty1776
4 years 6 months ago

Heh, hopefully he can replace the manna from the heavens with pemmican 🙂

Josh
Josh
4 years 6 months ago

Tribes uniting under one supreme leader? Isn’t this how grok became part of a member of a larger community built around agriculture? It’s a slippery slope, my friend.

A.Stev
A.Stev
4 years 6 months ago
Think of it as a hunt: Grok didn’t just take down an animal by himself; he did so in a coordinated manner with his buddies. If we want to slay Conventional Wisdom for good, the ancestral health community AS A WHOLE needs to coordinate much better amongst its groups and find the most vulnerable and most important/high profile targets to ‘bring down’ so to speak. Okay, maybe that sounds more like war (I’m in the service), but we ARE kind of at war and it’s a war we didn’t start. It may be nice to think “Oh, well we’re a… Read more »
Dave
Dave
4 years 6 months ago

I can get in on this, too. While there is lots of cross-reference between MDA, Robb Wolf, etc, more direct interaction (perhaps a joint video/DVD set on the key topics?) would help wedge us more into mainstream…

CRB
CRB
4 years 6 months ago

I think it would be great if you sold sample sizes of your Primal Fuel, or even some kind of “starter kit” that contained maybe one week’s worth of supplements and fuel, so people could take them for a test drive before investing in the big package.

Love your site and all the great info!

Marc
Marc
4 years 6 months ago

I like this idea! I’d also love to see the primal essentials kit augmented with primal fuel if at all possible. A tiny idea but it’s something I was wishing existed when I bought my autoship of the primal essentials.

KMuray
KMuray
4 years 6 months ago

Call the worker bees – they set me up

Armin
Armin
4 years 6 months ago

Position the primal blueprint lifestyle as a brand and create more visibility by pairing your ‘brand’ of primal lifestyle with e.g. a couple of athletes, actors or whatever has the public’s interest. The results on their performance and looks will speak for itself and hopefully motivate some of the public to make the change. If she was still making tv I’d say go on Oprah! (just kidding)
Maybe do more on YouTube. Like follow someone who is making the change from SAD to thr

Gem
Gem
4 years 6 months ago

Crossfit is doing this with the doco “killing the fat man”. It’s awesome (and he’s gone paleo) the transformation is astounding, well worth a watch.

Sebastian
Sebastian
4 years 6 months ago
I’m quite new (since a few weeks) to this website, so no indepth feedback from me at this point. My first impressions of the website: it’s very complete, maybe a bit overwhelming for a new visitor. So some (more) simplicity to finding “quick and easy” information would be nice. But thanks for creating and sharing all that info! I bought and like your 21 day (etc) book, although I would prefer a PDF version over the paper one. I like most of it, I would appreciate an edition more relevant for Europe (stores, brands, restaurants). Maybe like in a downloadable… Read more »
Kristy OT
Kristy OT
4 years 6 months ago

I’d like to see a series of shorter challenges, like daily missions. Something concrete, doable, inspiring.

Raclbaby2000
Raclbaby2000
4 years 6 months ago

I agree! Something small but motivating to keep it up or encourage people to jump into living primally 🙂

Armin
Armin
4 years 6 months ago

The primal blueprint lifestyle. That Will Give you lost of hits and visibility.

leida
leida
4 years 6 months ago

I would like an index of suppliers of Primal meats, fish and poultry that are ‘checked’, country specific & will ship. Finding a free ranged, grass-fed chicken is pretty much impossible here.

liberty1776
liberty1776
4 years 6 months ago

I’d think that would be too much for the worker bees to take on, but definitely do-able via a grass roots online forum.

But before all that check out “eat wild”

patrick
4 years 6 months ago

An index would be nice, but I would love to see a primal map with hyper linked areas to more easily buy local. A curious individual can enter a zip code and a map of that area shows up with flags at locations of primal friendly shopping. Maybe even cross referencing could be available, ie: 19122 and pastured chicken. Then a custom map appears with all your local options.

JB
JB
4 years 6 months ago
I was just thinking about this on Saturday night where I saw some friends I haven’t seen in 30 or 40 lbs and spent most of the night ‘splanin how….again. It’s common these days. Too common. I give them the high level and write down the resources for them and stress how important it is to find what works for ya’. As much as I want to spread the word, it has come to dominate my social and even business interactions and I’m tired of it. I feel like a broken record and feel like I’m talking about myself too… Read more »
liberty1776
liberty1776
4 years 6 months ago

I stopped following the Sox after Beckett’s golf outing, my cortisol levels were rising.

yoolieboolie
yoolieboolie
4 years 6 months ago

I like this idea a lot. I have he same experience and really like he idea of spreading the word in a not-for-profit kind of way. Branding and marketing are important, but the prevelance of it made me hesitant to become more involved when I first found the website. I’d already bought “PB Quick & Easy Meals” when I discovered the website, and I was afraid I was getting into some kind of pyramid marketing thing or something.

Wendy
Wendy
4 years 6 months ago

This is a challenge to add something to an already well-rounded, all-inclusive, thorough website. Since it’s all about ME, I’d like to see more about aging and how people are busting myths about it. I’m 55 and FINALLY graduating from menopause, would read anything techie on that. I could dig through the archives and forums, but you asked. Thanks for maintaining such a helpful, useful blog, I love being part of this community.

Tenaya Amelia
4 years 6 months ago

My idea is for a “Is it Primal” iPhone app. A quick and easy reference guide to Primal-approved foods available whenever you need it. Could also have restaurant tips for ordering, etc.

Alyssa
Alyssa
4 years 6 months ago
Along this same line…Have you seen the navigation app called “Waze”? Drivers can report accidents, slow downs, etc… and anyone else using the app is notified when they get near the location. Then these comments can get voted up or down by other drivers who either see the same thing or don’t see it. This could be a good base for a Primal app. It would be too much for Mark and his team to research every restaurant, every menu/store item, etc… but the app could just allow you to pinpoint your location, type in the name of where you… Read more »
Kimberly
4 years 6 months ago

Ooh, I really like this idea! You’re right, it’s too much for Mark and his team to research every restaurant. I imagine the app being similar to Yelp, but with a rating for how Primal-friendly it is, which specific items on the menu are acceptable, how accommodating the staff/cooks are to changes to a dish, etc.

oxide
oxide
4 years 6 months ago

Wiat, so people are looking at their phones to check for accidents? Wouldn’t that cause even more accidents?