Meet Mark

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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Month: August 2007

A Cranky Crab Confesses: Yes, I Use Splenda!

A Letter from Crabby McSlacker

Crabby McSlacker, who hosts Cranky Fitness, is a great admirer of Mark’s Daily Apple. There is so much nutritional information, so much sensible advice, so much to learn here! And she finds herself strangely drawn to the Fuming Fuji, who seems so adorable even when raging, raving, and ranting.

And yet, as much as she admires this site and all its bright and engaged and healthy readers… Crabby admits that she is sometimes afraid to visit. She arrives and leaves again shaking her head, muttering to herself in amazement.

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Grow Your Own Loofah!

It doesn’t get any more natural than this! Groovy Green has the earth-friendly scoop on how to make your own bath sponge. Exfoliation is thine…

Nope, it’s not a cucumber, it’s a loofah (also spelled luffa):

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A Few Primal Musings

A few more “primal” odds and ends that have popped up. I welcome your thoughts on any and all.

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When Do Foods Really Go Bad?

Ever wondered how long certain foods – dairy and eggs, for example – really last? What does the “sell by” date really mean? How long should leftovers be…left over? You asked, we’re answering!

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The Fattest States

Our pals at CalorieLab have published their annual ranking of the heftiest states. All right, all you Colorado people, what’s the secret? Mississippi is once again the “winner” for most obese, and California remains unchanged.

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News Happens: from Vegansexuals to McDonald’s

Worker Bees’ Buzz:

Forget Secret Sauce: It’s the Wrapper

Children favor food with recognizable branding, proving that they are highly susceptible to junk slingers restaurant chains like McDonald’s.

Common “Safe” Chemical We’re All Exposed to Is Not So Safe!

Plastic. Remember plastic? The chemicals in plastic do not cause harm…in theory. In reality, the frequent exposure to plastic in daily life is dangerous. Here’s the scoop.

More on Moore and the Healthcare Debate

If you haven’t read Mark’s provocative proposal for overhauling the health system, be sure to catch it here. And this just in from the New York Times. Is less more? Is more more?

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