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12 May

Top 10 Ways the New MDA is Going to Help You Succeed

Mark’s Daily Apple is your road map to success. Here are the top 10 ways (yes, there are more than 10!) Mark’s Daily Apple is going to help you succeed in all of your health and fitness goals. Take advantage of them all and you’ll be like Grok in no time.

Daily articles

Our bread and butter (or is it “apples and almond butter”?), the daily article will remain the primary focus of the site as we encourage, inspire, and inform you with the latest scientific releases, Primal recipes, workout tips – plus, we’ll be expanding our Definitive Guide series to encompass a whole host of contentious topics.

PB 101 Page

A great resource for those just starting with the Blueprint, the PB 101 page distills all pertinent information into an organized, concise collection of article links, lists, and advice. If anyone’s got questions about your weird eating habits, just send them to the PB 101 page.

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11 May

Welcome to the All-New Mark’s Daily Apple!

Welcome, everyone, to the redesign of Mark’s Daily Apple!

If you watched the video you know the basics already, but here is a more thorough introduction to the new site.

We really did outgrow our old site. Loyal MDA readers wanted more ways to connect with me and the community so I’ve tried to incorporate some elements into the site that help facilitate this.

There are so many things that have been updated! I’ll try to be brief and just touch on some of the more important changes.

[UPDATE: Existing newsletter subscribers will be sent the confirmation email over the course of the entire week. If you are an existing newsletter subscriber and don’t want to wait to for the Free Introduction to The Primal Blueprint and want to ensure you get this week’s newsletter go ahead and enter your email address Weekly Newsletter Subscribe box in the sidebar and you’ll get the confirmation link immediately. Thanks, everyone!]

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10 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 49

Hospitals are supposed to make people healthier, and yet the food they serve… This Hospital Food blog shows mostly horrifying (but occasionally beautiful) hospital food from around the world.

Grocery store trickery is nothing new, but read this great Wall Street Journal article to find out what’s pumped into your chicken to weigh it down.

Watch the preview for Food Inc., an upcoming documentary on big agra’s twisted control over the food industry. I can’t wait for this one to come out!

Here’s an unusual one from FitSugar: relax your neck through strategic tongue placement.

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9 May

Fiddlehead Ferns With Bacon, Browned Garlic and Onion, and White Wine Reduction

As promised yesterday, I’ve prepared an incredibly simple yet delicious Primal Fiddlehead Fern recipe. I originally planned on making a big dish, with lots of ingredients, but I realized that doing so could weaken the presence of the fern. Since these things are relatively rare, I wanted to make sure they were the stars of the show and didn’t get lost in the melee.

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8 May

On the Trail of the Elusive Fiddlehead Fern

The fleeting fiddlehead fern season is upon us, readers. All across the country, gourmands are eagerly descending upon farmer’s markets, food co-ops, and premium grocers in search of the slightly fuzzy, furled fern tips that taste a bit like asparagus. Cooked properly, the fiddlehead fern is bright green and tender, with a nice crisp bite.

Their name comes from the fact that the tightly coiled ferns resemble the curled end of a fiddle or a violin. Like their namesake, good fiddlehead ferns are expensive, stemming from the high production costs. Fiddlehead ferns are wild-harvested, mostly in the northeastern United States; they’re foraged for, rather than cultivated, and the expansive selection of similar-looking (yet inedible) wild ferns make proper foraging a difficult task requiring expertise. What you want is the ostrich fern tips, but what the inexperienced fern forager might come across is the nearly identical Bracken Fern, which is carcinogenic. So, seeing as how I neither live in the northeast nor do I have access to an “Edible Fern Field Guide,” I figured I’d just buy the ferns at a store. Grok would have disapproved, but whatever.

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