Reader Survey—I Want To Hear From You!

inline mda_email01_header (1)Good morning, everybody. Hope you all had a great holiday weekend. Today we’re back in the saddle, and I’m getting in touch to ask a favor….

Specifically, I’m asking you to tell me a bit about yourself—where you are in your health journey, what challenges you, and what brings you (and keeps you coming back) to Mark’s Daily Apple. I’d like to use your feedback in this brief survey to help push MDA into new territory—to make a resource that better engages you and supports your interests.

Will you take just a few minutes with me today?

Over the years you’ve gotten to know me here on the blog, and I’ve loved meeting many of you through events like PrimalCon, Paleo f(x), and Primal Health Coach gatherings—or through your emails and letters. I’ve enjoyed answering as many of your questions as I can here and continuing the dialogue with you on the comment board as well as in our Facebook group and on our Instagram page. All of the success stories and progress photos you’ve sent over the years are truly inspiring and keep me doing what I do—so keep them coming!

For those of you who may be new to our community — first, welcome — or those who may have been less outspoken in comments, we’d love to hear more from you. Even if you feel like you’ve shared a lot about yourself over the years, I encourage you to take the survey as well. My hope is that this reader survey my staff and I have created will tell me more about what you want to read, what you find difficult, and why YOU do what you do.

And as a thank you for your time, you’ll receive a coupon for $10 off any purchase of $50 or more in our Primal Blueprint store.

Will you share your story with us? Complete the survey HERE.

Thanks for being here, and I’m grateful for your help today. Grok on, everybody.


Mark Sisson

Primal Kitchen 7 Days, 7 Salads Challenge

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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  1. I took the survey but now that I am thinking a bit more…… information on supplementing our diet so that those of us that are unable to get rid of most of our stress load-helping our poor exhausted adrenal glands. What type of exercise can I do to strengthen my core so that my haidel hernia doesn’t go where it shouldn’t.

  2. I forgot to add in my survey wish list … we are the same age Mark but I want your hair and your abs!

  3. Completed the survey but the code for $10 off did not work.

    1. Darcie, I just let our customer service lead know about the issue. Apologies for the glitch, and we’ll get you taken care of.

  4. Hate when it makes me answer a question I can’t honestly answer with the choices provided. I did not go to high school but that was the lowest option available so I had to choose it. Also I was surprised at “less than 40,000” being the lowest option for annual income… I don’t receive any income, unless you’re counting foodstamps, in which case I get less than 6,000 a year for me and my 2 toddlers. 40,000 a year would be the best thing to ever happen to me (besides having these precious babies). Ok, my grandma recently started paying me 30 a month to mow the yard and move her big haul of groceries and cases of water into her house. So that’s another $360 a year. Woohoo! (yes I’m grateful)

  5. Mark, you give so much to so many through this website that I’m more than happy to give back by completing the survey.

  6. Hey Mark,

    Done! … but the code didn’t work.
    No problem for me because I am from Germany so I think that it won’t be applicable anyway but I wanted to let you know.

    1. Chris, I appreciate your taking the time. And I just let our customer service folks know you had an issue with the code. They’ll get in touch.

  7. Done. Happy to participate. Thanks for using a open-ended format in the survey.

  8. Something that occurred to me after I did the survey that I should have put in the notes to the Brand-related question…I think Branding is fine for products and I am totally pro-commerce and support the concept of a brand…however, I think attaching a brand to diets has actually prevented wider awareness of directionally Paleo eating. When the Atkins diet came out, for better or worse there was no confusion about how people on the diet were eating. Now however, I could easily list off 15 or 20 diet “brands” or author-specific diets that are all basically variants on directionally Paleo, lowish-carb diets with tailoring to the individual. I respect all of the authors of these for their contributions, but the marketing fragmentation seems like it is going to make it harder for people that don’t follow diet science closely to get the message. So that’s a long way of saying that my vote is to brand away on products, but look for ways to stress the basics of directionally Paleo, fat-centric eating. Just my two cents.

  9. Done! Mark, I’ve been following you for many, many years! I have to say what I miss the most are the articles on things such as: meditation, nature therapy, flow, being present in the moment, etc. I feel there aren’t as many of these as there used to be. Would also be awesome to see more articles on benefits of outdoor sports like rock climbing, white water rafting, snowboarding, trail running, etc.
    My favorite thing, by far, that I always come back to the blog to read about is Weekend Link Love. It’s continually different and interesting! I now follow more of a plant-based lifestyle, but you are still my favorite health guru to come back to, and I can’t foresee myself ever NOT returning to your blog.

    PS would also be nice to see more about natural beauty/personal hygiene products, whether homemade or bought 🙂

    Keep doing what you do!

    1. Cosima, thank you for your feedback. I appreciate your taking the time to share what you enjoy most about MDA. I’ve loved hearing these kinds of specifics from readers.

  10. Too easy. I’m glad to give something back. I’m overseas but will be heading back to the US in a few months. Hopefully I can take advantage of the coupon by then.

    I think that those not getting the coupon, clicked on “completed survey” and miss the small print above, where one can claim it.

    Also, I would love for you to address a question I sent you in the past, concerning the effect of Keto diet on uric acid levels.

  11. Done! Thanks for taking the time to gather feedback from your readers!

    1. Buttercup, thanks for offering your feedback. From day one, this has been about community, and I aim to keep it that way. So much to learn from folks.

  12. I took the survey. I am puzzled by the highest ed question. I checked Phd although my answer is MD (not a choice). It got me thinking that maybe I should have checked Bachelor because I am realizing how much I learned in med school (at least about chronic disease treatment) is wrong!

  13. I am just returning to the Daily Apple after a number of years of keto, I was wanting to go back to Paleo/Primal because I’m feeling really limited not being able to have fruits and sweet potatoes. Now I’ve found out you’ve gone keto!!! I’m a bit lost.

    Keto isn’t working for me to lose post-baby weight. No matter how clean it is.

  14. Hi Mark, thanks for taking a survey to know the reader’s health issues and problems. It’s a great idea to know various doubts of people to clear their confusions through your blog posts.