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15 Jun

Dear Mark: Balancing Strength with Military Conditioning; Sitting in a Squat Position

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering two questions from readers. First comes from William, an officer in the Navy who likes lifting heavy but also needs to score well on the physical fitness assessment, which involves a 1.5 mile run, pushups, and pullups. His taste for basic 5×5 strength work has left his running performance lacking. What can he do to improve the run without eating into his strength numbers? After that, I explore whether sitting on a footstool or medicine mall in the squat position is better than just sitting in normal chair.

Let’s go:

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14 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 352

Weekend Link LovePrimal Kitchen: Bringing uncompromisingly delicious, high quality, nutrient dense foods to cities everywhere. I’m talking about Primal restaurants across the country. Yes, it’s real. Yes, it’s a franchise. Yes, more details will be shared soon. For now, “Like” our Facebook page for the latest exciting announcements.

The Paleo Girl One-Year Anniversary Giveaway ends on June 18. If over $1,700 worth of paleo books, paleo foods, and other paleo goodies interests you, and you have an Instragram account, be sure to enter by then.

Boulder, CO readers! June, 19, I’ll be at the Whole Foods on Pearl Street signing books and handing out Primal Kitchen™ Mayo samples. Come say hello, try a 30-minute CrossFit workout, and taste some delicious mayo.

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13 Jun

Rosemary Aioli and Kaleidoscope Fries

This is a guest post from Leslie Klenke, author of Paleo Girl, and our very own Marketing Manager here at Primal Nutrition, Inc. Don’t miss the Paleo Girl One-Year Anniversary Giveaway with over $1,700 worth of paleo prizes. Expires June 18.

Hi, friends! Leslie here, and I’m amped to be back on the MDA blog again—this time I’m coming at ya with a delicious recipe I whipped up using Primal Kitchen™ Mayo!

I’m a mayo fanatic. I used to feel gross for having an obsession with the condiment (because of the unhealthy industrial seed oils and the shame from mayo haters), but now that Primal Kitchen has launched the world’s first healthy mayo—made with pure avocado oil—I don’t have to feel like such a weirdo for dipping my fries in its creamy magic.

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12 Jun

Crohn’s Conquered!

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. 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!

real_life_stories_stories-1-2This is not a weight loss story, though I’ve been immensely impressed with the numerous weight loss success stories here on MDA! If anything, this is a weight gain story. It is a war story about a fight against inflammation and auto-immune disease. It’s a story about how a chronically tired, shy, uncompetitive, wimpy (though smart and artistic) teen began to grow into a chronically tired, shy, uncompetitive adult…and eventually into deteriorating health.

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11 Jun

Paleo Girl’s One-Year Anniversary (Plus a $1,700+ Giveaway)

This is a guest article from Paleo Girl author Leslie Klenke.

Do you know that sensation in the pit of your stomach when you feel like something is meant to be? I’m not going to lie. I had that feeling the first time I met Mark Sisson two years ago at PrimalCon Oxnard. After just a brief conversation with him and a quick fangirl photo op, I knew my life’s trajectory was about to change—and boy did it ever.

If you’ve been active on Mark’s Daily Apple over the past year, you may have witnessed some of that change firsthand. You might have read my success story, heard about the release of Paleo Girl, tried one of my recipes, or listened to my feature on the Primal Blueprint Podcast. I also created Paleo Girl Magazine, a free bi-monthly eZine produced from community created content (you can sign up to receive your free subscription here.)

It’s all been loads of fun, but, more importantly, it’s been rewarding beyond words.

So today, I’m excited to mark an important milestone: the one-year anniversary of Paleo Girl’s release. And to celebrate, I’ve curated a massive giveaway of all my favorite things bundled up in a prize package worth over $1,700 for one lucky winner! But first, a very quick recap of Paleo Girl’s journey.

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