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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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What Is the Primal Blueprint?

The Primal Blueprint is a set of simple instructions (the blueprint) that allows you to control how your genes express themselves in order to build a strong, lean, healthy body with as little pain, suffering, and sacrifice as possible. The Primal Blueprint is also the first in a series of bestselling books I have written that all center around ancestral health principles.

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It’s grill season, and we’ve got an uber-flavorful update on a true summer classic— Primal Kitchen Garlic Aioli Mayo Burgers! The trick here is to slather your grass-fed beef patties in aioli PRIOR to grilling. So pull together your favorite toppings for an unbeatable #primalburger packed with all-American flavor. (recipe link in bio) #liveawesome #eatlikeyourlifedependsonit @primalkitchenfoods
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🥑🎉GIVEAWAY ALERT! 🎉🥑Nearly a decade ago when I described my daily lunch as a “Big-Ass Salad” I didn’t realize it would become a thing. But it has, and it’s taken on a life of its own here in the office (and even on YouTube). The advent of the @PrimalKitchenFoods dressings have only made it more so, especially with the staff’s observations of how much dressing I tend to use. (Moderation isn’t always a good thing.)
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So, this week the Bees and I decided to share our own #BAS creations. 🐝🥗 To extend the theme even further, we want to see yours as well, and I’ve got a prize for one lucky Big-Ass winner. ➡️ Check out my bio link for their creations and enter to win a #PaleoCookingBootcamp course + 6 months of Primal Kitchen Pantry Staples by sharing your best BAS! 📸 The pictures don’t have to be fancy, nor do they have to include anything from Primal Kitchen (although that’s cool if they do). Mad props go to the best photographers out there, but the winner will be selected in a random drawing, so don’t feel obliged to play “Keeping up with the Grokses.” 🌟
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TO ENTER: Post your photo to IG, tag @MarksDailyApple + @PrimalKitchenFoods as well as #PrimalReset and #BAS, so the Worker Bees and I can see your entry. —
This giveaway contains food products, so you must be 18 years or older and a U.S. resident in order to win. By entering you acknowledge that this giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram and you release Instagram of all responsibility. Winner will be chosen randomly on 6/25/18 and announced at the top of this post and on MDA 6/26/18. Good luck! 🙌 #liveawesome #eatlikeyourlifedependsonit http://bit.ly/2HHOGCE
Our annual FREE 21-Day #PrimalReset Challenge starts today! Visit our bio link for all the details, and be sure to sign up on the Vimify app by midnight (6/11), as it’s the LAST day to join the free June Challenge. Can’t wait to see you in there! #liveawesome #eatlikeyourlifedependsonit #grokon
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Introducing The #KetoResetInstantPot Cookbook — 75 low-carb, hassle-free, and delicious recipes to get you started (or reinvigorated) in your keto journey!  This cookbook has been a labor of love the same way The #KetoReset Diet book was and I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks. Check out my bio link for details on how you can get a copy of your own (+ 4 FREE bonuses!), a recipe sneak peek + a chance to win. 🙌 #liveawesome #eatlikeyourlifedependsonit
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Proud to have OG @beethewellness coaches Adam & Vanessa Lambert back on the blog! Make sure to visit my bio link to read their updated #PrimalBlueprint #SuccessStory, then hop over to their giveaway on @primalkitchenfoods for a chance to win an entire YEAR of health coaching.
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"Now we know it may seem like a stretch, but gaining the clarity of body and mind, helps you to gain the clarity of soul. Suddenly you start to take notice of the other things in your life that are not in alignment with your healthiest self. Perhaps it’s other lifestyle habits, relationships, or your work environment. Whatever it is, you start to notice a distinct disconnect between how you have been living your life and how you want to live your life. By gaining this foundation of health you suddenly find it propelling you towards other ways of thinking, acting, and creating your reality more mindfully and with greater intention. Connecting to other Primal subscribers within the community only deepens your commitment to this new way of being." - @beethewellness
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On mornings when a bowl of oatmeal is what your body craves, this hearty and comforting Primal breakfast cereal is exactly what you need. Coconut flakes, almonds, pecans, and the milk of your choice are blended into a creamy, oatmeal-like cereal that’s sweetened with a single Medjool date and topped with fresh berries.
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Make Primal oatmeal in the morning, or the night before. Serve it hot, or cold. Personalize your bowl by using different types of nuts and non-dairy milks, sweetening with pure maple syrup instead of a Medjool date, and adding more flavor and nutrients with add-ins like butter, cinnamon, Primal Fuel, powdered gelatin or chia seeds. However you do it, “oatmeal” doesn’t get any tastier than this.
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PRIMAL N'OATMEAL | PREP TIME: 10 MIN (plus, time to soak the nuts, if desired) | SERVES 2 🥣
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INGREDIENTS:
• ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (16 g)
• ¼ cup raw almonds, preferably soaked (1.25 oz/37 g)
• ¼ cup raw pecans, preferably soaked (1 oz/25 g)
• ½ cup coconut milk, nut milk or cow’s milk (120 ml)
• 1 pitted medjool date, soaked for 10 min in hot water
• Pinch of salt
OPTIONAL ADD-INS:
• Fresh berries
• Butter
• Pure Maple Syrup (instead of the date)
• Cinnamon
• 1 T #PrimalFuel
• 1 T powdered gelatin or @primalkitchenfoods Collagen Peptides
• 1 T chia seeds*
*If adding Primal Fuel, gelatin, collagen, or chia seeds, pour an additional ¼ cup or more of milk into the bowl of finished cereal, then stir in the Primal Fuel, powdered gelatin, collagen and/or chia seeds.
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INSTRUCTIONS:
• In a high-powered blender, chop coconut flakes and nuts until finely ground.
• Add milk, date & a pinch of salt. Blend until thick and smooth.
• Pour into serving bowls. Add more of your favorite milk, if desired, plus additional add-ins. Serve hot or cold & enjoy!
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🌟BONUS🌟Get FREE #PrimalProbiotics for the life of your subscription when you get Primal Fuel on Autoship by tonight (4/11) at midnight—just visit my bio link to add your choice of Vanilla or Chocolate Primal Fuel to your cart, then use code: FREEFLORA at checkout: https://goo.gl/nqgGqG