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28 Mar

1,000 Posts!

fireworksThat’s right. We’ve posted our one-thousandth blog post! (Actually, 1,065. We were so busy writing one-thousand sort of came and went without us even noticing.) We would like to use this as an opportunity to thank all of our readers for enjoying the ride with us. (Thank you!) It has been a labor of love – one we hope to continue for many more thousands of posts.

We’d also like to take this occasion to revisit all of the things we’ve been ranting about. Since October ’06 we have covered everything from diabetes and the American healthcare system to fats, food, and fitness. View the Best Of and Most Popular Posts to reminisce, and check out some of our personal favorites if you are looking for even more nostalgia:

Chronic Cardio

Is Intermittent Fasting Healthy?

My Escape from Vegan Island

Stress, Cortisol and the Adrenals

The Definitive Guide to Cholesterol

To mark this event we will be giving away a bottle of Vital Omegas – Mark’s pharmaceutical grade omega-3 fatty-acid fish oil supplement – to one very lucky commenter as a token of our appreciation.

vitalomegas

Just tell us something you’ve learned, loved, hated or laughed about over the course of these 1,000 posts. We’ll use a random number generator to select the winner from the comment boards. Thanks, everyone!

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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. I love the Definitive Guide posts. I wish you would do more of those!

    Marissa wrote on March 28th, 2008
  2. Yes on protein and fats! Down with carbs!

    Jim Woo wrote on March 28th, 2008
  3. There are more to come, Marissa! We’ve got some planned to be published in the next month or so.

    Aaron wrote on March 28th, 2008
  4. I am always a fan of the “Top Ten” thingy’s. Those posts are just kind of fun.

    alex wrote on March 28th, 2008
  5. Let’s see… Since starting to read this blog I’ve increased the fat in my diet, started taking an Omega 3 supplement, and cut out my “healthy” breakfast of Shredded Wheat and non-fat milk in favor of lean protein, veggies, and fruit. I’ve also increased the amount of strength training I do and made it a lot more intense.

    I still go out and do four hour hikes at high HR’s, but I love that stuff too much to give it all up.

    I was already below 10% body fat, but now I’m even leaner and have added a few pounds of muscle as well. All in all I’m feeling the best I have in my whole life at 45.

    Kevin Burnett wrote on March 28th, 2008
  6. Great site and congrats! As someone (and a health and fitness professional) who is always looking for info on health and fitness to point people to on the internet….I can honestly say the day I came across your site is the day I stopped looking. Right off from “chronic cardio” I knew we were going to get along great! You hit all the right topics and back it up with great info. Really….one of the top health sites and a daily stop of mine. I know how hard it can be writing on this stuff day after day but you seem to do it the right way. Here’s to another 1000!

    Mike OD - IF Life wrote on March 28th, 2008
  7. I’ve learned much from your site, that’s why I’m a subscriber! I love the definitive guides, and posts against cardio. It’s very easy to point someone to your blog posts on such things because they explain the fundamentals very well, so its easy to comprehend. I also love the various pieces of news, and you make great finds for various links around the web. I also love the recipes, and discussions on various foods. Keep up the good work!

    Neal W. wrote on March 28th, 2008
  8. I still quote Mark’s opinions on the health care system to my friends. Actually, I usually just express his opinions and then claim them as my own!

    Evan wrote on March 28th, 2008
  9. This site is a beacon of light in a sea of nutritional misinformation and idiocy.

    Chris wrote on March 28th, 2008
  10. This is my favorite blog. It has helped me through a number of things on my journey to becoming a healthier person. And I am not just saying that because I want the free Vital Omega fish oils. ;)

    Other Donna wrote on March 28th, 2008
  11. This is my favorite health website.

    You have taught me to ditch the granola bars and incorporate more protien and fat into my lunchtime salad. You have taught me to eat real yogurt (natural organic balkan style) rather than the sugary gelatinous kind. You have taught me about to do Tabata intervals and strength training insteading of trying to slog it as the worlds slowest jogger.

    Reading the website daily keeps me on track and healthy, so thank you very much for the last 1065 posts, and keep up the good work.

    Kara wrote on March 28th, 2008
  12. I learned that imitation crab meat is crap.
    (I always thought, “Hey, it’s fish based so it must be good.”)

    Keep up the great work.

    SuperMike wrote on March 28th, 2008
  13. I like the Definitive Guide posts. Like the cholesterol one, the diabetes one… wait, they both pretty much point to inflammation as the root cause, which is why I add turmeric to pretty much everything I eat now.

    As for the recipes… I’m not much of a cook, and I’m a single guy… I’d like to see recipes that are easy, and are proportioned so that I can buy a common quantity at the store and not have to throw any of it out because it went bad before I could eat it. Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of microwaved frozen broccoli (with cayenne, turmeric, sprinkled with parmesan and a touch of olive oil) because the ingredients involved don’t go bad for a long time, and it takes no skill required to use a microwave.

    Will wrote on March 28th, 2008
  14. I started weight training recently after my husband and I lost over 100lbs each – and we’ve been following a lot of your advice on getting healthy fats in our diet and not obsessing on long boring hours on the treadmill, but instead making our aerobic bursts fun and very ‘wind sprint-like’.

    Sometimes I disagree with posts, but mostly because I’m really hard to convince when it comes to nutritional supplements and herbs. Some can be good and some are just woo – I wish there were more resources around so that we could all easily tell the difference so we could spend our dollars where they really count! =)

    My favorite posts right now are the ones regarding working out efficiently! Keep on with those for sure!! =)

    Zariu wrote on March 28th, 2008
  15. I have learned to question the things I eat more than ever. As well as the products I use. For example, I am trying to move away from anything petrolium based, i.e. bodywashes, lotions, I’m even using Seventh Generation brand laundry stuff because its vegatable based.

    Cheers! Thanks for the hard work!

    Ben Shapiro wrote on March 28th, 2008
  16. I love to share your blog with others that I think it will help! My favorite post is the one that explains how carbs affect your body, probably one of the Definitive Guides. It’s easier swimming upstream when I can refer to your blog and sources to support my “weird” beliefs!

    Nancy S wrote on March 28th, 2008
  17. I love the Fuming Fuji. Is he dead? I wish you’d resurrect him – he’s been a great source of one-liners for me, including:

    “100 calories of junk is still junk.”

    and

    “Almost respecting the body is still disrespecting it.”

    and

    “ADDING nutritious ingredients to garbage does not make an unhealthy food miraculously healthy.”

    and

    “Now you can buy pre-made frozen PB&J sandwiches with the crusts already cut off! Just think what you can do with those extra three seconds!”

    I love that crabby little apple!

    Migraineur wrote on March 28th, 2008
  18. From the recipes to the Definitive Guides to the Dear Mark posts, I’ve found everything on this site worth reading, even if some of it can be hard to apply (i.e. finding inexpensive, clean meats). I started increasing and varying my sources of dietary fat, making hefty lunch salads, and doing more high intensity CrossFit-style workouts and have noticed an increase in energy level and strength! Keep it up!

    Josh wrote on March 28th, 2008
  19. Congrats, Mark and everyone.

    I’ve appreciated the balanced way this site is both whimsical and serious. It’s also been a great site to which I send people (friends, coworkers, etc) who are interested in learning about health, diet and fitness. I also learn from the people leaving comments, so cheers to all of you too.

    Food Is Love

    Huckleberry wrote on March 28th, 2008
  20. In my blog I credit Mark with changing my life and it’s true. It started with a link to his Case Against Cardio and I’ve been hooked ever since. When I read my first MDA post, I weighed 242 pounds. This morning I weighed 203 and it ain’t over yet.

    Next week I will be attending my father’s funeral. He had a stroke and a heart attack, but the real cause of his death was a losing a life long battle with diabetes. Reading this blog isn’t a way for me to pass the time, IT MAY BE LIFE SAVING!. So to Mark, Aaron, and all the Bees: regardless if this blog helps sell one bottle of vitamins or a million, keep up the great work because what you are doing is important!!

    Sincerely,

    Dave

    DaveC wrote on March 28th, 2008
  21. Thanks for providing this service to us! I am grateful for all the help, suggestions and knowledge being shared!

    sarena wrote on March 28th, 2008
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