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9 Aug

Primal Resource Guide

Every day I get emails from readers asking for my thoughts on where to buy grass-fed beef, how to procure fresh, wild salmon, who makes the best sandbag for training, what Primal-related books are worth reading and so forth, so I figured a directory of websites, publications and retailers would be helpful. Everything on this […]

2 Aug

Smart Spice: Cumin

What do you know about cumin? Cumin seeds are pungent, potent little things with the ability to significantly change the trajectory of a dish. They are featured prominently in Mexican, Mediterranean, Indian, Middle Eastern, and certain Chinese cuisines. Back in the Middle Ages, cumin was one of the most popular – and most accessible – […]

20 Jul

What is the Best Time of Day to Exercise?

Many people, myself included, prefer streamlining fitness to obsessing over its minutiae. Although I’m no fan of their footwear, Nike’s “Just Do It” really does capture my view of what exercise should be. Find what you like doing and what works for you, and simply go do it. But not everyone is that way. Tons […]

7 Jul

Expedition Impossible Team Goes Primal

Many of you may know that one of my favorite television shows is Survivor. It turns out that Mark Burnett, the producer of Survivor, has a new show called Expedition Impossible; an adventure series where contestants race through the deserts, rivers and mountains of Morocco. (Interest piqued.) It also turns out that one of the […]

19 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 147

I’m coming to Austin next week for a PAST seminar, and there are still a few spots remaining. Get in while you can! June 25, a Saturday. A study finds that simply thinking you’re eating an indulgent, high-calorie meal leads to greater satiety and faster drops in ghrelin (the hormone that provokes hunger), even if […]

17 Jun

It’s Not a Matter of If, It’s a Matter of When

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. Thank you for reading! […]

23 May

Dear Mark: Is Fluoride Safe?

Today’s question addresses a contentious topic in the health arena: fluoride. It’s in (most of) the tap water we use, (most of) the toothpastes with which we brush, and even (all of) the teas we drink. It represents a bloody stage upon which skeptics and the natural health folks battle it out. Many in the […]

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 […]

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