The Primal Connection Wins Prestigious Book Awards

In the year and a half since its release, The Primal Connection has received both critical and popular recognition, garnering several prestigious awards from esteemed organizations and becoming a best-seller on I’ve been humbled and honored to see the impact my book has had, and I’m pleased to share the good news with all of you. Foreword Magazine publishes their IndieFab awards every year to recognize the best independently-published works in the book scene, and this year I was happy to receive the Bronze medal in the Health category. The Eric Hoffer Project was established at the start of the new millennium as a way to recognize and encourage the “little guys” of the publishing world, the authors and writers and poets who self-publish or work with independent publishers to disseminate their work. In 2013, The Primal Connection received the Eric Hoffer Award for best self-published book – an […]

Just Released: The South Asian Health Solution

I am extremely pleased to announce the latest release from Primal Blueprint Publishing, Dr. Ron Sinha’s The South Asian Health Solution. Longtime readers of Mark’s Daily Apple may not recognize the author’s name, but Dr. Sinha is a well-respected member of the Bay Area medical community, a TEDx speaker, and a tireless warrior in the battle to improve the health of his patients. For years, he’s been running a private practice specializing in helping patients of South Asian heritage improve their health, reduce obesity and diabetes, and monitor and resolve their heart disease risk factors – all health conditions that hit the South Asian community hardest. The South Asian Health Solution is the culmination of Dr. Sinha’s years of research, clinical experience, and problem solving in the trenches with real patients with real diseases. He’s found what works for his patients, what gets them actual results, and now he’s prepared […]

Death by Food Pyramid is Now Available

I am pleased to announce the release of the long-awaited Death by Food Pyramid, Primal Blueprint Publishing’s latest book. Its author – Denise Minger – is well known for her penchant for skewering conventional wisdom, dismantling deeply flawed research studies, and parsing the raw data behind The China Study to show that its widely publicized conclusions about diet and health were completely backward. Now, in her debut book, Denise takes things to a whole new level and sets her sights on the bad science, shady politics, and back alley dealings behind the USDA’s Food Pyramid. What she’s discovered will shock you, anger you, and make you even more committed to a Primal, whole foods way of eating – if you aren’t already. But even as Denise shows how the official nutritional recommendations in the United States are based on flawed science and poor interpretations of said flawed science, and heavily […]

Introducing The Hidden Plague

I’m excited to announce the release of Primal Blueprint Publishing’s latest offering, The Hidden Plague. Longtime readers of Mark’s Daily Apple will recognize the author’s name: Tara Grant. Tara was one of the first and biggest success stories – her story still ranks among the most popular of them all – on the blog. With the help of Primal living, she was able to beat PCOS, lose over eighty pounds, overcome depression, and put a nasty, little-understood autoimmune skin condition called Hidradenitis suppurativa into remission. Exactly how she overcame Hidradenitis suppurativa, or HS for short, is the subject of The Hidden Plague. It’s a harrowing tale. Since there isn’t any real research on the condition and doctors were no help, their only instinct being to throw tests and drugs at it and hope something stuck, Tara had to figure it all out herself. Millions of people suffer from HS in […]

The Primal Connection Wins Prestigious Award

We’re proud to announce that The Primal Connection: Follow Your Genetic Blueprint to Health and Happiness is the 2013 winner of the prestigious Eric Hoffer Award in the Self-Published category. As the award letter states, “The Primal Connection endured rigorous judging and surpassed dozens of titles within its category. Each winner was determined to be unique, worthy, and well produced in all aspects of writing and publishing. Your title helps maintain the circulation of ideas, which is a vital and necessary function for a thriving society.” It is a great honor to receive this award. Many thanks to the Hoffer Award foundation and independent panel judges. Order your copy of The Primal Connection today!

Primal Cravings: Your Favorite Meals Made Paleo

I am very pleased to announce the latest title from Primal Blueprint Publishing, Primal Cravings: Your Favorite Meals Made Paleo. This multi-year project from the Megan and Brandon Keatley (of fame) is the product of intensive research, experimentation and perfecting recipes in their home kitchen. The result is a simple, clear, easy-to-navigate cookbook with 125 beautifully photographed recipes that show you how to make healthy, Primal/Paleo versions of old favorites like waffles, pancakes, muffins, burgers, chili, pizza, chips, baked goods (cakes, pies, cookies, crackers, brownies) and frozen desserts; or global cuisine like gyros, spanakopita, moo shu, barbacoa, tacos, tikka masala and other comfort foods. All recipes are low-sugar, grain-free, gluten-free, and industrial oil-free. What’s more, unlike typical substitute recipes in many other paleo cookbooks, these new and original grain-free baking methods have almost exclusively eliminated the need for the typical expensive agents like almond flour and other nut flours and […]

Introducing Rich Food, Poor Food

I am extremely pleased and excited to announce the release of our newest book: Rich Food, Poor Food. There are a few things a little different about this one, though. For one, I didn’t write it. An intrepid duo known as the Caltons – Mira and Jayson – wrote it. Second, it’s not just for Primal eaters, but rather a book for everyone who wants to learn how to choose healthier foods in the supermarket. Vegetarians, vegans, paleos, carnivores, and conventional low-fatters placed on a standard diet by their doctors will all benefit equally from this book. But first, a quick introduction of the authors and how we got acquainted. Back in August of last year, during the Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard, I struck up a conversation with an interesting couple who’d just returned from a global tour of remote tribes. It wasn’t really a vacation, though; they were […]

The Primal Connection Breaks Into the Top 10 on

Once again I’m blown away by the power and support of the Primal/paleo community. Last week my new book The Primal Connection was released and Primal enthusiasts helped shoot it straight up the book charts. During the first week of its release, The Primal Connection reached #1 in the Healthy Living category, #1 in Personal Health, #1 in Personal Transformation, #1 in Self-Help, and #10 overall out of millions of book titles sold on Amazon! This is just one more indication that Primal is going more and more mainstream every day. It goes to show that people are looking for answers to their health and wellness questions in non-traditional places because conventional wisdom has failed them over and over again. And it’s just one more sign that people are waking up to the fact that there are better ways to eat, exercise and live in this hectic modern world. It’s […]

The Primal Connection To Be Released on January 8

Back in 2009, when I released The Primal Blueprint – a book and a concept which I’d been researching and writing for several years prior – I immediately began work on the sequel. Maybe I rested on my laurels for a few weeks, focusing on the blog and personal time, but I launched back into the madness in no time. I knew the story of how human evolution and the ancestral environment plotted out a blueprint for human health wasn’t complete, that it didn’t stop with food and exercise, that there was a lot more to human health than what we put in our mouths. What about what we put in our minds? What about what we beheld with our eyes and ears? What about the people we spent time with, the human touch we felt, the community we shared, the play in which we engaged? The simple fact that […]

Healthy Sauces, Dressings, and Toppings is the #1 Low-Carb Cookbook on

I’m pleased, honored, and excited to reveal that Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings, and Toppings is the #1 low-carb cookbook on Amazon. That’s right – a book about how to create delicious, nutritious, low-carb sauces and salad dressings beat out every other low-carb cookbook on Amazon. I wasn’t sure we could do it. Primal is already a fairly niche category compared to other diet plans (although that’s changing), and “sauces, dressings, and toppings” make the book’s subject matter even more obscure. Most people looking for a cookbook just want to make food, actual meals; sauces are an afterthought. With that in mind, I wasn’t even hoping to reach the top spot on Amazon. I certainly wasn’t expecting it. But then the Primal community kicked into gear once the book released, and the ranking started to climb. And climb, and climb, and climb. I was dumbfounded. I knew we’d sell and […]