Month: May 2010

More Mark’s Daily Apple Readers “Go Primal”

You asked for it, so here it is: another round of Primal Blueprint Success Stories. Emails like these are basically why I continue to run Mark’s Daily Apple. It’s all about giving people the tools and resources they need to feel empowered to take control of their health, and in many cases completely turn their lives around.

Years ago I set a (lofty?) goal for myself: to personally play a role in helping 10 million people. If you’re one of the 10 million please let me know! If the Primal Blueprint has helped you in any way email me. It could be your story that helps others make the Primal leap. Grok on!

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Weekend Link Love

Primal Toad conquers the PrimalCon Primal Blueprint Fitness Challenge in a 3-part video series.

Don Matesz of Primal Wisdom provides a nice summary of a 2009 clinical study. The gist? A “practically paleo” diet “has similar metabolic effects to caloric restriction, without the restriction.” Who’d’ve thunk it?

Have a Droid? The Android Guys review the Mark’s Daily Apple droid app. And don’t worry iPhone folks, an MDA iPhone app is in the works!

Food allergies are like a**holes. Everyone has one… Or do they? Food allergies, not the… you know what I mean. NY Times reports on the doubts cast on food allergy claims.

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Bacon, Egg, Avocado and Tomato Salad

You’ve probably heard of BLTs and BLTAs, but have you heard of BEATs? Bacon, Egg, Avocado and Tomato salad is a favorite around here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. When Vanessa Query sent us her quick and easy recipe for the Primal Blueprint Reader-Created Cookbook Challenge it was actually an EATs (Egg, Avocado and Tomato salad). However, it should come as a surprise to no one that we couldn’t resist crumbling crispy, fatty bacon on top.

The bacon adds even more protein and flavor to the salad and seasons it with a salty, smoky flavor. The egg and avocado add plenty of healthy fats, so no drizzle of oil is needed for this salad, although you can add a spoonful of mayo if you like. Vanessa makes her version with a generous squirt of lemon that heightens the flavor and also cuts through the richness, lightening and brightening the salad.

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Not Only Did I Meet My Goal, I Beat It!

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!

First and foremost, let me say that I really have enjoyed reading your book so far. Your book shows that God made us inherently to be efficient and healthy human beings. It is our society that is making us sick. It also has shown me to accept responsibility for my own health rather than passing the blame onto someone else. You make great arguments against the conventional wisdom of current societal propagandas, and the claims by the pharmaceutical industry that a pill can cure it all. I only wish that I would have come across this information years earlier.

Now, a little bit of information about me. I am 34 years old, 5’9 in stature, and consider myself to be a very active person. I have always been in good health, no issues with cholesterol, blood sugar, etc. Up until I finished college I was extremely active. Growing up I was constantly playing some sort of sport or walking to meet up with my best friend who lived two miles away from me. Back then, we were not much into video games like kids are today. So in order to combat boredom, we would just be out and about playing. Then after college, things started to change. I started working full time in a very demanding field and was struggling to keep my work life balance in check. To top it off, I was overtraining and over eating. I did not realize this until I became familiar with your principles.

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How to Improve Wrist and Ankle Mobility

Most people have enough wrist and ankle mobility to get around life all aright, but most people think they’re doing just fine with grains, sweets, and seed oils comprising the bulk of their diets. We can always improve our abilities to rotate, extend, and flex our various joints. We must, if we’re interested in retaining maximum mobility through old age and beyond.

How does one go about obtaining that much-vaunted wrist and ankle mobility?

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The Importance of Wrist and Ankle Mobility

How mobile are your wrists and ankles? They’re the primary hinges for our two major sets of extremities – hands and feet – and yet they often go neglected. They’re two of the most common sites of debilitating pain and acute injury, and yet people do little else to correct the problem than tightening the high tops, strapping on some constrictive sleeves, or avoiding activity altogether. All those “solutions” miss the point entirely, in my opinion. Rather than fix the root issue, they skirt it and apply expensive band aids. If you know anything about how I approach other issues of health and wellness, you can guess that I’m not satisfied with the band aid approach to wrist and ankle mobility. We can do a whole lot better than that.

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