Archive for October, 2011

pimg class=”alignright” title=”Hooooffffed!” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA2010/hoof.jpg” alt=”hoof” width=”320″ height=”212″ /Happy Halloween, folks. On its face, Halloween seems pretty un-Primal, what with all the reverence for cheap candy that surrounds it, but getting dressed up is undeniably fun. I guess that#8217;s a subset of #8220;a title=”The Lost Art of Play: Reclaiming a Primal Tradition ” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-lost-art-of-play-reclaiming-a-primal-tradition/” target=”_blank”play/a,#8221; yeah? I#8217;ve heard about the post-a title=”Ancestral Health Symposium” href=”http://ancestryfoundation.org/” target=”_blank”AHS/a shenanigans. You guys aren#8217;t a title=”Is the Primal Blueprint a Type of Asceticism? ” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/ascetic-diet/” target=”_self”ascetics/a. Anyway, today I cover CoQ10 dosages and forms, whether gelatin is worth eating, how much fruit is too much (hint: it#8217;s about context), and whether a young guy with mildly elevated LDL should stop eating eggs./p
pLet#8217;s go./p
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blockquotepMy question is regarding coQ10. I am going to turn 40… am in good health… exercise regularly and have been primal for about 2 years./p
pHere are my two questions…/p
pHow much coQ10 do I […]

Original post by Mark Sisson

Primal Moussaka

pimg class=”alignright” title=”Moussaka” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA2010/moussaka2.jpg” alt=”moussaka2″ width=”320″ height=”258″ /Inspired by Greek Moussaka, the flavors in this casserole of layered eggplant and ground meat might sound a little unusual, but it’s a mild dish that’s likely to appeal to everyone at the table. Plus, it’s one of those great meals that taste even better the next day. Overnight, the flavors meld together even more, the texture tastes richer and while the casserole is good hot, it’s not so bad cold, either. Primal Moussaka is the type of dish you’re going to want to eat a few forkfuls of right out of the fridge before warming the rest up./p
pThe silky texture of the eggplant and the warm, savory flavors of cinnamon, allspice and fresh dill mixed in with the meat mimic the taste of the traditional Greek casserole. But there’s a lot that’s different, too. The cheese sauce thickened with flour that tops […]

Original post by Worker Bee

Why I Hate ‘New, Unique’ Weight Loss Tips

This post is 100% inspired by a blog post I found on Forbes.com
It was written by J.D. Roth of GetRichSlowly.org.
To say it resonated with me would be an understatement. His views on money mirrored my views on weight loss so closely that I’ve decided to ‘commentary’ on his post here on my blog.
Below you will find J.D.’s original article, with my comments in [Blue]
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Today I’m going to rant.
I get a lot of requests from reporters who want quotes for their stories about personal finance. That’s fine. I’m happy to help when possible. What bugs me, though, is that nearly every single reporter pitches her story with the same caveat: “I need tips about saving, but I don’t want the same old stuff. I need new, unique ways to save money.”
[The weight loss and diet industry is no different. People want stories and articles […]

Original post by Brad Pilon

The Doctor Told Me He Could Not Believe It

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pIt’s Friday, everyone! And that means another a title=”Success Stories” href=”../../category/success-stories/?submit=view” target=”_self”Primal Blueprint Real Life Story/a from a Mark#8217;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 a title=”Contact Me!” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-book/share-success-story/” target=”_self”here/a. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!/p
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pimg class=”alignright” title=”Primal Blueprint Real Life Story” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA2009/real_life_stories_stories-1-2.jpg” alt=”real life stories stories 1 2″ width=”320″ height=”240″ /Mark,/p
pI have considered telling you my story for some time now, but for some reason I have never done so. I recently read the a title=”Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Goes Primal ” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/mixed-martial-arts-fighter-goes-primal/” target=”_self”success story of the mixed martial artist named Abe Wagner/a and it made me decide to share my story as well. I am also a professional mixed […]

Original post by Mark Sisson

Spiritual Encounters in Nature

pimg class=”alignright” title=”One with Nature” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA2010/landscape.jpg” alt=”landscape” width=”319″ height=”211″ /Some weeks ago many of you responded to the meaningful experience Gerry relayed in his a title=”Suicide: One Bite at a Time” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/suicide-one-bite-at-a-time/” target=”_self”success story/a about a transformational day in the forest. Filed with a spontaneous energy and euphoria, he connected with a vitality he hadn’t felt in years. Gerry’s experience resonated with people because so many of us have had similar encounters in the wild. We still reserve a sacred vocabulary for nature with evocations of forest cathedrals and quiet reverence. The concept of the vision quest lingers in our culture. Figures in the major modern religions all faced times of temptation and transformation in the wild. Even in our modern times, being in the wild suggests encountering the raw and elemental./p
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pWe bring many motivations to our time in nature, and we return to our civilized lives with […]

Original post by Mark Sisson

What If I Don’t Want to Lose Weight?

pimg class=”alignright” title=”Scale” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA2010/scale.jpg” alt=”scale” width=”320″ height=”212″ /I receive a lot of emails from folks worried about losing too much weight on the Primal Blueprint, underweight readers who need to gain weight, or the formerly overweight who have reached their target weight and wish to stay put. No, they don#8217;t outnumber the questions from overweight readers, but that#8217;s to be expected given the obesity rates in industrialized countries, from which most of MDA#8217;s readers hail. Anyway, with the frequency of those emails increasing, I decided to take a look through the a title=”Archives” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/archives/” target=”_self”archives/a for pertinent posts. Other than the a title=”How to Gain Weight and Build Muscle” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/gain-weight-build-muscle/” target=”_self”post on how to gain weight and build muscle/a, I realized that gaining weight hasn#8217;t been addressed at length on MDA. I#8217;ve explained how to pack on muscle mass, but what about the folks who aren#8217;t going to squat heavy and […]

Original post by Mark Sisson

Muscle Metabolism

Here’s a great comment by ‘Gokul’ to explore some of the facts behind muscle and metabolism. My comments in RED
 
I think you are wrong Brad.
Take 2 hypothetical males of the same height and frame size. 1st guy(thin) weighs 60kgs (132 pounds) and has 6% body fat.
2nd guy(muscular) weighs 80 kgs (176 pounds) and has 6% body fat.
Now according to Katch mc ardle’s formula: (RMR = [LBM (KG) x 21.6) + 370])
1st guy BMR is 1588 cal.
2nd guy BMR is 1994 cal.
Lean mass of 1st guy from Katch’s formual 56.4 kgs. (124 pounds)
Lean mass of 2nd guy from Katch’s formula is 75.2 kgs. (165 pounds)
(That’s a 41 pound difference, very difficult for two guys of the same height to have a 41 pounds difference in skeletal muscle mass and both be very lean.. but I’ll let it slide)
Now assuming that both have similar size internal organs which is a safe […]

Original post by Brad Pilon

pimg class=”alignright” title=”Nutrients” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA2010/nutrients.jpg” alt=”nutrients” width=”319″ height=”221″ /In a title=”Managing Your Mitochondria” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/managing-your-mitochondria/” target=”_self”last week#8217;s mitochondria post/a, I explained how a title=”A Metabolic Paradigm Shift, or Why Fat is the Preferred Fuel for Human Metabolism” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/a-metabolic-paradigm-shift-fat-carbs-human-body-metabolism/” target=”_self”burning fat/a for energy was the foundation for keeping your mitochondria plentiful, happy, and robust. If you can#8217;t access fat for energy, your cellular power plants will not work as well as they can or should. Any mitochondrial health regimen must include that as a basic precept. Once you#8217;ve firmly established your fat-burning beasthood, though? You#8217;ve got to man the power plant with a competent workforce. In putting together your workforce, there are plenty of factors to consider, including micronutrient status, supplementation, and exercise, all of which play huge roles in the health of your mitochondria. Rather than hire Homer Simpson, Lenny, and Carl to run the plant, you basically want a bunch of […]

Original post by Mark Sisson

pimg class=”alignright” title=”Egg Shells” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA2010/eggshell.jpg” alt=”eggshell” width=”319″ height=”211″ /This was a crazy week, eh? I offered up a a title=”Amazon: The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation” href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982207778/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8amp;tag=marsdaiapp07-20amp;linkCode=as2amp;camp=217145amp;creative=399373amp;creativeASIN=0982207778″ target=”_blank”brand new book/a and an accompanying a title=”Introducing The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/introducing-the-primal-blueprint-21-day-total-body-transformation/” target=”_self”special offer/a, and you guys responded. Although I#8217;m not sure if we sold enough copies of a title=”Amazon: The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation” href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982207778/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8amp;tag=marsdaiapp07-20amp;linkCode=as2amp;camp=217145amp;creative=399373amp;creativeASIN=0982207778″ target=”_blank”emThe Primal Blueprint 21-day Total Body Transformation/em/a to make the New York Times best seller list (we#8217;ll see and my fingers are crossed), I know it will changing many, many lives. And regardless of the ultimate outcome, I just wanted to thank you all for your support. I couldn#8217;t #8211; and wouldn#8217;t #8211; do it without you./p
pAnyway, it#8217;s Monday, and that means it#8217;s time for another round of #8220;Dear Mark#8221; questions-and-answers. We#8217;ve got a good one on fully, as opposed […]

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Announcement: Special Offer Ends Today!

pa title=”Amazon: The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation” href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982207778/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8amp;tag=marsdaiapp07-20amp;linkCode=as2amp;camp=217145amp;creative=399373amp;creativeASIN=0982207778″ target=”_blank”img class=”alignright” title=”The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation” src=”http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA2010/21Day_3D_BookcoverB-1.jpg” alt=”21Day 3D BookcoverB 1″ width=”253″ height=”345″ //aJust a quick announcement to remind you that the a title=”Introducing The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation ” href=”http://www.marksdailyapple.com/introducing-the-primal-blueprint-21-day-total-body-transformation/” target=”_self”special offer/a for ema title=”Amazon: The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation” href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982207778/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8amp;tag=marsdaiapp07-20amp;linkCode=as2amp;camp=217145amp;creative=399373amp;creativeASIN=0982207778″ target=”_blank”The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation/a/em strongends today, October 24, at midnight/strong. This is your last chance to grab a copy (or 3, or more) and receive a bunch of free gifts, including a 60-minute em21-Day Transformation/em Podcast in which I explore the 8 Key Concepts everyone needs to know to get Primal, a 130-page eBook called emPrimal Living in the REAL World/em wherein hundreds of Mark#8217;s Daily Apple readers share their tips and experiences on how to get and stay Primal, gift certificates to a title=”PrimalBlueprint.com” href=”http://primalblueprint.com/” target=”_blank”PrimalBlueprint.com/a, and […]

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