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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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Month: January 2015

Hawaiian Primal Fuel (PLUS a Contest!)

With most of the country getting hit with severe winter weather, I thought a number of you might appreciate a little tropical break—even if it’s in your kitchen. This week’s recipe is from the new Primal Fuel Recipes booklet featuring over 20 delicious and energizing recipes made with Vanilla Coconut Creme and Chocolate Coconut Primal Fuel. Some of you may have already gotten your hands on one of these books when you signed up for the 21-Day Transformation Program.

The Primal Fuel Recipes booklet includes a wide variety of recommendations, including nutritionally packed shakes like Heart Healthy and Berry Green, sweet indulgences like Banana Bread and Creamsicle, and a Primal Fuel pancake recipe created by my own daughter, Devyn. But today I’m taking you to paradise with this delicious Hawaiian Primal Fuel smoothie.

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How a Chance Encounter with Primal Advice Changed My Life

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!

I’ll start this story at around where I started remembering things in my life as clear as day. I was four years old playing in my first basketball game at the local gym in suburban Dallas, Texas. My mom was a soccer player in high school and my dad was a cyclist, so they always encouraged and pushed me to challenge myself in physical endeavors. I enjoyed the sport and would go on to play soccer in elementary school and track and field in high school.

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Contest Results: Grocery Time

I love seeing the pics submitted for this contest. It’s always a pleasure to see the happy, healthy, glowing faces of Mark’s Daily Apple readers. Not to mention the great looking food! Once again, many thanks to everyone that participated.

The lucky winner of this random drawing will take home 2lbs of Fresh-frozen fish from Wild Pacific Salmon, 10 assorted jars of Pure Indian Foods Ghee, 35 Bottles of Live Soda, a LIVE T-Shirt, LIVE Hat, a LIVE Water Bottle, and 5 variety packs of AMRAP Bars.

And the winner is…

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Contest Poll: 2015 Primal Blueprint Workout Videos

It’s time for you to decide another winner! At the start of this 21-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Workout Videos. And you responded with 8 top-notch clips. Boiling the submissions down to the top videos for this poll was no easy task. My crew and I discussed at length what made up a good fitness video. Was it fun and entertaining? Was the workout something we can see ourselves doing? Did it inspire and keep us watching? How well did it represent Primal Blueprint Fitness? On and on. In the end we held a blind vote and ended up with four picks. To everyone that didn’t make the cut, many, many thanks for taking the time to put together an amazing contribution to this year’s 21-Day Challenge. Honorable mentions go out to each and every one of you!

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Contest Poll: 2015 Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

A couple weeks back I asked you to film and share your favorite Primal Blueprint recipes for a chance to $1500 in gift certificates to US Wellness Meats. We’ve got some great entries this year, from liquid bone and lamb burger handrolls, to baked lamb shanks and paleo chili. Many thanks to everyone that submitted a video. I hope you had as much fun making them as we have watching them!

As you might imagine, my crew and I had a tough time narrowing the field, but we were able to get it down to the top five. To everyone that didn?t make the cut, many thanks from myself and (yes, I?ll take the liberty) the MDA community for your contributions.

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Dear Mark: More of Your 21-Day Challenge Questions Answered

Today, I’m doing another batch of 21-Day Challenge questions pulled from the ones you asked me two weeks ago. I managed to make it onto the third page of comments. I’d hoped to get through all of them, but with over 200 questions asked, the task proved insurmountable! Since they were by and large really great questions that deserve serious answers, though, I expect I’ll be drawing on them for future editions of Dear Mark. Stay tuned for that in the future.

This week, we’ve got questions about weight machine training, indoor sprinting, eating for drinking “more than moderately,” feeding kids, going Primal with a failing kidney, exercising kids, balancing sleep and exercise, going Primal as a vegetarian, and much more.

Let’s go:

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