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Contest: Make a Primal Blueprint Recipe Video

The Prize:

I’m giving away a huge assortment today, starting with…

A Primal/paleo Cookbook Library – Just a couple years ago it was next to impossible to find a high-quality Primal/paleo/ancestral health cookbook on the market. I set out to change that and released The Primal Blueprint Cookbook in 2010 and Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals earlier this year. With the growing popularity of the Primal health movement other fantastic books have recently been published or are about to drop soon. The lucky winner of this contest will receive every book featured in the pic to the right: Eat Well Feel Good (just released, a couple of my recipes are in this publication), Make it Paleo (releases soon, I wrote the foreword to this one!), Everyday Paleo (released earlier this year, this book is more than a cookbook), Paleo Comfort Foods (releases soon, the full page photos in this one will have you salivating), and The Garden of Eating (a perennial Primal favorite, author Chef Rachel was a guest presenter at PrimalCon last year). I have copies of each of these on my bookshelf and highly recommend them all.

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Contest: Share Your Success Story

The Prize:

Another pair of Vibram FiveFingers! If you’ve read Mark’s Daily Apple at all in the last few years, you probably know how much I love these things. The winner will get to choose their favorite men’s or women’s style and color.

The winner will also receive a Primal Essentials Kit (Primal Flora (probiotics), Vital Omegas (omega-3 fish oils) and Vitamin D) – the three supplements just about everyone should be taking in my humble, completely unbiased opinion.

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How Ken Korg Got the Ball Rolling

The Korgs are in a major rut. Their health and their happiness are suffering.

Ken Korg’s doctor has been on his back since the last physical, pushing Crestor and blood pressure meds on him. He doesn’t want to end up like his father did, wedded to the pill organizer for the last fifteen years of his life, but he also doesn’t want an early heart attack. Things feel hopeless. His wife, Kelly, is frustrated because although she had her last kid fourteen years ago, she’s never been able to ditch the baby weight (can she really call it baby weight anymore?). Things between husband and wife are friendly enough, but the fire’s gone out of the relationship, and those ED drug commercials are starting to look more and more attractive to them both.

And then there’s young Kenny.

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Have a Picnic. Win a Cow. The 2011 Grokfeast Challenge.

It’s cow time. US Wellness has long been a favorite meat spot for MDA readers. A couple years ago they donated pemmican and the popular 5 gallon bucket of fat. Last year they went whole hog. And by hog, I mean cow. And they’re doing it again this year. US Wellness has generously offered up a cow to the winners of today’s contest, the Grokfeast Challenge.

For those of you with raised eyebrow, they won’t actually be delivering a mooing, cud chewing, udder dangling live cow to your doorstep. But you will receive the delicious meat that once was that cow. And I’m not just talking about a bucket of chuck. The winners will receive sirloin, brisket, short ribs, back ribs, rib-eye steaks, T-bone steaks, NY strip steaks, Delmonico steaks, filets, bottom round roasts, center cut roasts, chuck, tongue, liver, heart, kidney, beef tallow, marrow bones, beef stock, and an oxtail. Hundreds of pounds of bovine, all grass fed, grass finished, totaling somewhere in the region of $1600 in retail value. Check out this Grass Fed Goodness video where you can watch your prize/meal grazing around in sweet Missouri pastures. And if you haven’t already hit up the US Wellness blog and newsletter, do it now to be the first to learn of sales, discounts and promotional offers. Speaking of promotional offers, use promo code: uswmeats at U.S. Wellness to get a 15% discount on any order under 40 lbs (excludes sale items, volume discounts and bulk boxes). The code is active until October 31.

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Announcement: The 2011 Primal Blueprint 30-Day Challenge Begins September 12

Who’s up for a challenge? I hope all of you are ready to get Primal because it’s that time of year again. Next Monday, September 12, marks the first the day of this year’s annual Primal Blueprint 30-Day Challenge!

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The J.J. Experiment: Primal Leap Results

Five weeks ago, the J.J. Experiment (week 2, 3, 4) began. J.J. Valdivia, a personal trainer in Miami, guided ten people as they took a 30-Day Leap into a healthy lifestyle. Let’s find out how they did…

Dear Mark’s Daily Apple readers,

I can’t believe the 30 Day Challenge has come to an end! We had an amazing month and it all went by so fast. I’d like to express how proud I am of my Leapers and just what an honor it was to lead them through this journey. When the challenge began, I asked each one of them for 1000% percent of their effort. With the results I saw yesterday from the body fat tests and measurements, I know that that’s exactly what I received. Out of 8 leapers measured (2 are out of town on business), they lost a combined total of 118 lbs of fat, 143 inches, and gained 48 lbs. of muscle! (click image below to enlarge)

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The End of the 30-Day Challenge: A Final Contest

The Prizes:

I saved some of the coolest stuff for last. Over a thousand bucks worth of stuff. A prize for fitness, a prize for food, a prize for lifestyle…

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Grokfeast in New York City

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8.

Eating Paleo in NYC, New York City’s paleo meetup group, decided that having an awesome feast with a chance to win a cow was a great idea. We gathered on a warm September Sunday in a lush meadow in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Everyone brought something delicious and primal to feast on, but before we ate we played outside.

Most of us were dressed appropriately with Vibrams or simply bare feet! Having our feet free made it easier to play a competitive game of Frisbee.

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Grokfeast in Beverly, Massachusetts

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8.

To be honest I dreaded the coming of my 30th birthday. I wanted to celebrate, but I didn’t want to have a “normal” birthday party since Primal life I’d been living wasn’t really “normal” either. So why not host something that fits just a little bit better… like a Grokfeast with some Yard Game Olympics to keep things interesting.

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Grokfeast in North Carolina

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8.

Whenever my family gets together, we always end up in some kind of spontaneous physical competition. Whether it’s an epic game of Ultimate Frisbee in the field next to my parents’ house, a pushup competition after Thankgiving dinner, backbends and flips across my sister’s living room, or a pull-up contest on someone’s monkey bars, we are a physical and competitive bunch. This past Labor day, a family friend commented, “It must be a Thompson family get-together,” when he saw my sister and me arm wrestling.

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