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21 May

Buttery Catfish in a Creamy Shallot Sauce

Catfish is often covered in a bulletproof coating of cornmeal and spices or drowned in a heavy, highly seasoned sauce. This leads one to believe that the main point of catfish recipes is to draw your taste bud’s attention away from the fish itself. This is a shame, because the flavor of catfish is actually […]

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20 May

Rebound After Head Injury

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thanks for reading! I […]

8 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 141

Dr. Briffa presents the case for vitamin D as an athletic performance enhancer, calling it “solar power.” Clever. Stick-wielding Swedish male backs down an angry moose, albeit a baby one. Man the hunter, indeed (although I’d like to see him up against a full-grown moose). Statins certainly lower LDL, if you’re into that sorta thing, […]

5 May

18 Underrated Blogs You Should Be Reading

Blogging is the lifeblood of the growing Primal/paleo movement, as you know, and new veins, arteries, and capillaries are popping up every day. I’m calling this the underrated blog post, but really, given the steadily increasing span of the community, even the most underrated blogger has a fair amount of readership. In fact, as I […]

24 Apr

Weekend Link Love – Edition 139

If you’re near Kansas City, Kansas, next weekend, we’ve still got open spots for my upcoming PAST session. I’ll be there and would love to meet you! “Is Sugar Toxic?” Gary Taubes wonders in the NY Times. The question isn’t totally rhetorical, and it’s a great read. In another Times piece, another author wonders if […]

8 Apr

Welcome to Mark’s Daily Apple

Before I get to all the details, let me come right out an tell you what you’ve stumbled upon. This website will show you how to take control of your health. You’ll learn exactly what to eat and how to exercise to get the leanest, strongest, healthiest body with the least amount of pain, suffering […]

4 Apr

WOW: Simple Balance Progression

Complete for each leg: 1-minute Single Leg Balance 6 Single Leg Balancing Leg Sweeps 30 seconds Single Leg Balance w/Eyes Closed

1 Apr

A Healthy Body and Mind in 2011: First-Quarter Progress Check

Spring’s in the air, folks. As we round out this year’s first quarter, I’m checking in with you about those New Year’s resolutions. (Did you honestly think I’d forget?) A whole host of you out there took the chance to make your first forays into the Primal Blueprint – whether it be selective toe dipping […]

30 Mar

Compression of Morbidity: Vitality to the End

“Live long and prosper.” -Spock “Live long and drop dead.” –Grok Got your attention? (Thought so.) Sisson’s gone morbid, you say. Not exactly. Death is on the docket for today but more so the time leading up to death – (for some) a period of morbidity during which we experience major illness and impairment. We […]

27 Mar

Weekend Link Love – Edition 136

Remember when cops raided (guns drawn) that raw dairy co-op in Venice, CA last year? Residents of Sedgwick, Maine, should be careful; they just unanimously passed a “food sovereignty” ordinance that allows unfettered commerce between local food producers and buyers. Sounds like terrorism to me! Move over, Primal Toad. Primal Yak celebrates her one-year anniversary […]

25 Mar

Never in a Million Years Did I Think…

For anyone that’s had the thought, “Never in a million years could I…”, these stories are for you. For any athlete looking to go Primal and improve performance, these stories are for you. For anyone that thinks the Primal Blueprint is best suited for men, these stories are for you. These two female fighters are […]

23 Mar

Writing Therapy, or What You Get for the Cost of a Number Two Pencil and a Piece of Paper

Last week’s bibliotherapy post got folks talking about their reading practices – both favorite books and personal motivations. There were even a few professional bibliotherapy practitioners among the mix. Small world it is. Thanks, as always, for the amazing feedback and conversation. Today’s topic – and flip side of reading therapy: writing therapy. Just as […]

13 Mar

Weekend Link Love – Edition 134

I’ve always been envious of chimps for their climbing skills, their impressive strength-to-bodyweight ratio, and their ability to bite a man’s face off, but now you can add “penis spine” to that list. The heavyweights who brought you that paper on hunter-gatherer fitness are back with another paper, and they’ve upped the ante. Full paper […]

12 Mar

Curry Meatballs (with a Little Offal) in Creamy Tomato-Coconut Sauce

As we mentioned earlier this week, offal is an acquired taste for many people, and if you haven’t acquired it yet there’s nothing wrong with using a little culinary magic to slip an organ or two by your taste buds unnoticed. The trick to sneaking offal into a dish is using it in moderation, adding […]

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8 Mar

6 Sneaky Ways to Work Offal Into Your Diet

Take a look at that picture to the right. Appetizing? While I wouldn’t be surprised by numerous affirmatives from the Mark’s Daily Apple community, for most people even the sight of brains, kidneys or tongue is enough to turn their stomachs. Nutritionally, of course, we can all agree that offal is fantastic stuff. Leading the […]

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