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1 Jun

2009 Primal Challenge Progress Report

We’re closing in on half a year now since I first announced the 2009 Primal Challenge – the invitation to take on the Primal perspective and make it your own this year. Since then, we’ve come a long way, and I hope you have too. You’ve seen our redesign. Now I want to ask, how […]

31 Mar

Primal Blueprint Text References

Chapter 1 – The Ten Primal Blueprint Laws Gibbons, Ann. “Civilization’s Cost: The Decline and Fall of Human Health.” American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Science, 1 May 2009 (324):588 (link) More references included in Chapter 1 End Notes on page 35. Chapter 2 – Grok and Korg Grok’s Diet and Lifespan “Timeline of Dietary Shifts […]

4 Feb

Real Primal: Hunting for Dinner

From a reader email: Mark, Let me say that I thoroughly enjoy your web site and have been digging in to it since I discovered there are people and indeed a whole movement doing what I have believed in for quite a while.  I never knew I had such an untapped support group!  My search […]

17 Dec

Primal Inspired Holiday Gifts (to Give or Receive!)

The holidays, as fun as they are, can take a toll on our health. (The ultimate inspiration for those New Year’s resolutions, we suppose…) Beyond the party fare, even the gifts themselves (Aunt Marge’s fruitcake, the office’s enormous popcorn tins, your mother’s traditional box of Fannie May chocolates, etc.) can send our best Primal selves […]

2 Dec

Primal Sidebar

Primal 101: A Guide to the Basics The Definitive Guide to the Primal Blueprint The Definitive Guide to the Primal Blueprint Eating Plan Who or What is Grok? How to Succeed with the Primal Blueprint Hundreds of Free Primal Blueprint Recipes The Primal Blueprint Shopping List

7 Jul

Dear Mark: Primal Compromises for Athletes

I’ve been getting a slew of emails lately from marathon runners and other endurance athletes among our group, many in response to our 30-Day Primal Health Challenge. Questions have run the gamut but generally get at how to combine endurance training and Primal Blueprint methodology: How do I combine a low carb diet with marathon […]

26 May

Dear Mark: Primal Blueprint for Both Men and Women?

In last week’s guest post on muscle building, reader Charlotte raised the issue of gender differences in exercise benefits. Are men and women the same when it comes to the effects of cardiovascular exercise? What about the most effective ways to burn fat? These were just a few questions that got the comment board going […]

8 Sep

Can Techies Improve Food?

Technology has improved our lives, whether through the creation of new tools or by upgrading existing ones. Taxis were okay, but Uber and similar car service apps make them better (and self-driving cars will improve upon car service further). Craigslist makes classified ads free and easier to access. E-readers save trees and let people store entire […]

10 Aug

Dear Mark: The Latest Forbes Organic Column, Low Sodium Senior Napping, and Weston A. Price

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions from readers. First up, a Forbes columnist recently penned an anti-organic agriculture screed. In it, he makes the oft-repeated claim that organic is just a scam and really no different from conventional produce. Is he saying anything new — or useful? Should we avoid the often […]

4 Aug

An Introduction to Isometrics: How to Build Strength Without Even Moving

This is a guest post from Todd Kuslikis of Warning: Some of you are about to think I’m crazy. For those of you who haven’t heard of isometrics, this strength building concept is going to make you think I’ve officially walked off the deep end. Functional strength and awesome muscle mass gains with out […]

19 Jul

Weekend Link Love – Edition 357

Interested in the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification Program? It’s easier to invest in yourself and go deeper into Primal living than ever before with our Dollar Down Payment Plan. Just put down $1 today and $89 for the next 12 months and you gain instant access to the most comprehensive online ancestral health program in […]

16 Jun

The Definitive Guide to Napping

In most Western nations, napping is a sign of weakness. Those who do it — or, even worse, need it — are slothful wastes of resources who can’t hack it in the “real world.” They lack grit, determination, and stick-to-itiveness. They’re getting old. Why nap when you can put in more hours, be more productive, […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 351

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. Speaking of which, Primal Kitchen™ Mayo is now available in Whole Foods markets across the Pacific Northwest and Rocky […]

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