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18 May

Dear Readers

A couple weeks ago I gave this “Dear Readers” format a try. There was such a tremendous response that I may make it a regular feature of Mark’s Daily Apple. What do you say? I love giving my advice and opinions, but add mine with all the knowledgeable readers of MDA and then you really have something. Take a look at some of the questions I’ve received below and share you stories, experiences and knowledge in the comment board. Thanks everyone!

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17 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 50

Many of you have experienced the multiple benefits of “IF” or “Intermittent Fasting.” Life Spotlight is redefining the term, find out why “IF” now stands for “Intermittent Feeding.”

How bad is Crisco? Very, very bad. Free the Animal posts footage from Fat Head all about the fat that gave fat a bad reputation.

Head over to Food Renegade to watch Michael Pollan discuss food marketing. Hint: the healthiest foods aren’t the ones touting how healthy they are all over their packaging.

When he’s not linebacking, he’s chasing down a wild boar with a hunting knife. The Cleveland Browns drafted one Primal football player (thanks, Terry!)

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16 May

Launch Week Announcements

1. In case you missed it this week I wanted to announce that I am giving away the introduction to my new book, The Primal Blueprint, for free. You can get the PDF here. In it you’ll see a side-by-side comparison chart of the major elements of health and fitness Conventional Wisdom pitted against the Primal Blueprint to help you get a taste of what the book is all about. The feedback on the introduction alone has been tremendous already. Many thanks go out to everyone for showing their support.

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15 May

Your Vote Counts!

Now that the redesign is complete and the book is about to be shipped (two very time consuming projects) I’m going to be able to spend even more time pursuing my goal of providing you with the best health and fitness content on the web.

So what do you want?

I’ve posed this question in the past and have received great feedback, but now I have a nifty new poll feature to make it easier for you to tell me about yourself and what you would like out of Mark’s Daily Apple. At the end of the day I’m going to continue to write and rant about whatever strikes my fancy, but I am here to please, too, so chime in below and I’ll take all of your comments into account as I plan what the future holds for the Daily Apple.

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14 May

The Definitive Guide to Conventional Wisdom

Every story needs a villain, and every protagonist needs an antagonist. Here at Mark’s Daily Apple, my regular nemesis is none other than Conventional Wisdom.

But first, let me qualify that statement. Conventional Wisdom isn’t necessarily evil. Take the current medical position on smoking. It seems like common sense to us now that inhaling superheated carcinogenic vapor on a regular basis leads to health issues, but fifty years ago, doctors swore up and down that it wasn’t harmful. They’d light up while taking your temperature, and it was common for pregnant women to enjoy a nice smoke. That was the CW regarding smoking (though I wonder what kind of moneyed interests were behind that one) for years. Eventually, the lung cancer-smoking link became undeniable, and scientists now unanimously agree that smoking is bad for your health. It took them awhile, but they did get it right, and Conventional Wisdom shifted to acknowledge this “new” reality.

That’s rare, however.

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