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PracticeBalance Featured on Mark's Daily Apple!

Mark's Daily Apple has been one of my favorite blogs since I started reading blogs. Founded by Mark Sisson, nutrition/lifestyle expert and author of The Primal Blueprint, the site consistently posts thought-provoking content in line with Mark's comprehensive plan for healthy living.

What I love most about it is how... well, balanced it is. While many of his concepts are rooted in a Paleo-style diet, he recognizes the mutliple facets that combine to make up our lives... diet, exercise, sleep, sun, play, relationships, etc. Check out his Definitive Guide to see the kind of holistic approach I'm referring to. Not only do I agree with his lifestyle concepts, but I strive to emulate his blend of scientific, informative content with a conversational, relatable writing style. And his blog community is awesome (check out sheer the number of comments on each post)!

So you can imagine how thrilled I was that he agreed to publish my story as one of his Primal Blueprint Real Life Stories. Check it out here, and if you were referred to PracticeBalance from MDA, welcome! I'd love your feedback on what you see and what you'd like to see more of!


  1. Hi Dawn.
    Thank you for your story on MDA, I read it with great interest. I have been medicated for 7 years because of a prolactinoma (pituitary microadenoma). My doctors have given me two options: medication for life or maybe not!
    I've been researching quite a bit on pituitary tumors and found that they are relatively common. So I was particularly drawn by your story and pituitary tumor experience. Thank you for sharing.
    Do you think there could be a link between poor diet/malnutrition and pituitary tumors? It's something I've been wondering about and blogging about on my blog And with your medical+primal background I thought you might have wondered as well! And if not I just want to tell you that I really enjoyed your story:-)
    Greatings from Tanja

  2. Tanja, I checked out your blog... wow, I would have really liked to read it when I was first diagnosed! Excellent info and perspective! My tumor had to come out due to size...

    I really don't know if there is a link between diet/lifestyle and pituitary tumors, but I have wondered about that as well as a possible link between stress and pituitary tumors. It's tough with something relatively rare, since studies are hard to do. I would love to hear how your ketogenic diet experiment goes... keep in touch!

  3. Hi! I found you from Mark's feature last week, and I'm so glad I did. I am also in the health care field, and about every three weeks or so I find another health care professional, via blogs I follow or podcasts, who is also into this paleo/primal lifestyle - it's a relief, for sure, and instills just a little more hope that maybe we can help influence the next generation to make positive changes that may result in paring down the list of medications that I've begun to recognize as "standard" among my patients.

    1. Thanks, Liz! I hope to hear from you more in the future!

  4. Hi Dawn look up my practice; admirable post on daily apple!! Dr Bino Rucker

    1. Thanks for the compliment; impressive website!


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