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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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December 03, 2008

The Best of Mark’s Daily Apple: November 2008

By Mark Sisson

Dear Mark: Muscle Building and Carbs – Nov. 3

The Sandbag Workout – Nov. 6

Dear Mark: Do You Ever Take Rest Days? – Nov. 10

Statin Insanity – Nov. 10

10 Steps to “Primalize” Your Pantry – Nov. 11

What’s the Difference Between Paleo and Primal? – Nov. 12

Dear Mark: Post-Workout Fasting – Nov. 17

How to Make Dried Fruit – Nov. 18

Grain Pain – Nov. 19

Grok Didn’t Take Supplements So Why Should I? – Nov. 25

Top 5 Referrers of November 2008

  1. Modern Forager
  2. The IF Life
  3. Whole Health Source
  4. Zen Habits
  5. Conditioning Research

What you would like me to write about? Drop me a line in the comment boards with your questions and suggestions. As per my “Dear Mark” series of posts I began this year, the topic can be personal. So what are you waiting for? You’ve just been offered free personalized health advice. Hit me up with a comment!

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11 Comments on "The Best of Mark’s Daily Apple: November 2008"


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Earth Beauty
8 years 8 months ago

Write about your new book to come out! We’d like to know and what you’ve read over the years. Thanks.

Kit Fisk
Kit Fisk
8 years 8 months ago

Hi Mark – Can you write in more detail about your thrice weekly weightlifting routine? What exercises do you do, exactly? How many reps, etc. etc. etc. Forgive me if I’ve missed this somewhere. Thanks!

Son of Grok
8 years 8 months ago

Another great month Mark! Thank you for everything.

The SoG

Mike OD - IF Life
8 years 8 months ago

Ahhh that modern forager guy…always in his rear view window…one day…one day. lol

Andrew R
8 years 8 months ago

Hey Mark,

Thanks for all the fantastic posts this month. Personally, I’m with Kit Fisk in that I’d be interested in seeing your workout routine. I know that everyone has to do what works best for him/her, but it’s fun to see what successful people do to stay in shape!

And do you have a sneak preview of what the cover of the book is going to look like? Maybe and exclusive look for MDA readers?

Thanks again!

All the Best,

Andrew R

8 years 8 months ago

Wow – straight in at number 5!

Thanks Mark. Your blog is fantastic and one of the best resources on the internet for health and fitness.

All the best


8 years 8 months ago
Hi Mark, I’m personally curious about water and salt, so perhaps you could write something about that. How much did they drink during stone age? Does the system for making you feel thirsty really work? Sometimes it goes days when I hardly drink anything, but I don’t get thirsty. Are the 2 liters a day recommendations exaggerated? Or does the food we eat nowadays knock out the thirst system? And where did they get the water from? I guess the water around africa coast is rather salty. If I’m not mistaken salt water isn’t useful for drinking because it makes… Read more »
8 years 8 months ago


I for one would love to see more of your food preparation videos, like the one you did on the salad. Also, how about more recipe’s.

Thank you.