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Blog Post Archive

Dear Mark: Is Caloric Density the Answer?, Fat Starving the Brain, and High-Intensity Primal Endurance Training

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions from readers. First, should the primary focus in constructing a healthy diet be caloric density? Is the key to weight loss and optimal health the consumption of bulky, low-calorie foods? Next, a new study seems to show that fat “starves the brain.” Is this true? […]

Weekend Link Love – Edition 398

I invited an LA Times reporter out for some Ultimate several Sundays back. Sounds like he had a good time. Research of the Week Even folks with genetic predispositions toward depression improve with exercise. Swiss cheese goes way back. Childhood obesity is still increasing. Dark chocolate boosts athletic performance (similar to beets). Deep voices probably evolved […]

Dark Chocolate Brazil Nut and Coconut Bars

Looking for a new homemade dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth? One that’s fancy enough to serve at a dinner party, but can also be thrown into a backpack on your next hike? These dark chocolate coconut and Brazil nut bars are pretty to look at, easy to make, stay fresh for weeks and are […]

Family Loses 335 Pounds: A Piano Family Update

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 […]

Why Weight Loss Doesn’t Promise Happiness

There are any number of amazing reasons to lose weight that will offer incredible benefits in the long- and short-term. You’ll be in better overall health. It’s very probable that you’ll live longer and have more vitality in those years—particularly if getting in shape was part of your weight loss strategy. You’ll enjoy more energy […]

10 Common Primal Mistakes You Might Be Making

Most of us go Primal to solve problems created by Conventional Wisdom. The importance of whole grains and daily cardio, the dangers of dietary fat and animal protein, the primacy of carbohydrates for “energy,”—these untruths are promulgated so widely and fail so conclusively that you can’t help but look to the people saying the opposite […]

Why What You Walk (or Run) On Matters

I’ve always preferred traversing natural surfaces. Growing up in New England, I developed my cross country running chops actually running across the country surrounding my house. My favorite endurance events were those involving trees and trails to the point that I might still be doing them if they were exclusively nature-based. Even today, I cherish my […]

Dear Mark: Saturated Fat Jet Lag, Collagenous Amino Acids, and Different Cutting Diets

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions. The first concerns a recent study seeming to show that saturated fat disrupts our circadian rhythms, especially saturated fat at the wrong time of day. Should we—yet again—trade butter for soybean oil? Second, how necessary are the amino acids found in collagen? Aren’t they found […]

Weekend Link Love – Edition 397

Check out my interview with Chris Kresser. I cover the gamut, including my early days as an endurance athlete. Research of the Week The same genes that determined our big brains may have also given us bigger bodies. Sun exposure during pregnancy may help prevent asthma in the unborn. Avoiding the sun is more dangerous […]

Chicken Bone Broth Four Ways

Just like beef bone broth, the flavor of chicken broth can be transformed by adding a variety of nourishing and invigorating ingredients. For example, here are some killer flavor enhancers: ginger, garlic, kombu, spices, herbs, citrus, coconut milk and fish sauce. Simmering these ingredients in chicken broth gives you something that’s more flavorful than plain […]

From the Strain of Conventional Wisdom, to the Ease of Going Primal

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 […]

Why Saying “No” Is So Important

In the health and fitness arena, taglines often sell the idea of “accept no limits.” After all, we’re supposed to believe in ourselves, push through boundaries, improve exponentially and show them all, right? Dramatic images, big numbers and extreme makeovers get the spotlight. And when people work hard for what they achieve, I think it’s […]

8 Ayurvedic Herbs That Actually Work

With so many time-tested treatment modalities out there, some which are thousands of years old, people are pretty curious as to whether some of the natural tips and recommendations penned in ancient literature are still effective today. Conventional medical wisdom assumes all that ancient medicine is just nonsense and superstition, that until a hundred years ago every […]

Do Foam Rollers Really Work?

I own a foam roller. Every fitness facility I’ve visited in the last three years has hosted a large arsenal of foam rollers, lacrosse balls, and other instruments of fascial torture. The CrossFitter community has 2.3 per capita. I hear K-Starr sleeps on a bed made of lacrosse balls with foam rollers for pillows. Everyone and […]

Dear Mark: Just Outside of Goal Weight, Skipping Breakfast and Coffee, and Quark

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering four questions. First up, I discuss what to do—and really, what not to do—as you approach your goal weight but keep coming up short. Second, why do breakfast skippers also tend to be the biggest coffee drinkers around? Is it just correlation or is there a causative […]

Weekend Link Love – Edition 396

I was on Lewis Howes’ The School of Greatness podcast and had a great time chatting about Primal living, training, and entrepreneurship. Give it a listen. Research of the Week 40 years ago, a landmark study seemed to show that lowering cholesterol by replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat reduced heart disease. Show More Summary

Southwest Drumsticks with PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Chipotle Lime Mayo

Who can resist meat with a built-in handle? No utensils needed for drumsticks, just a stack of napkins or the willingness to lick your fingers clean. Which is a pleasure, when they’re covered with chicken fat and zesty Southwest spices. Southwest drumsticks are coated in coconut flour and spices, baked until brown and crispy, then […]

70 Pounds Lighter and Medication-Free: How Going Primal 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 […]

We’re Hiring PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Brand Ambassadors in Southern California!

Calling all PRIMAL KITCHEN™ enthusiasts! Do you love PRIMAL KITCHEN™ products? Does the idea of educating others on the benefits of wholesome, healthy, delicious ingredients pique your interest? Looking for some fun, flexible, part-time work? Then today is your lucky day! We’re hiring part-time employees in the Southern California area. If you (or someone you […]

Why Hobbies Are an Important Part of Primal Living

“So, what do you do?” We’ve heard the question (and likely asked it) a million times over when meeting people. It’s the standard line for small talk, but it’s always rubbed me the wrong way. Admittedly, the question itself isn’t the problem. I personally love hearing what people are up to, but the assumption behind […]

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