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...Tell Me More
Whether you’re a new reader or a loyal follower of MDA, with over 600 posts to read, we thought we should take a moment to sort out the best, most useful, most informative, and highly entertaining posts for your benefit. Don’t worry about digging through the archives – the best is right here for your use! Bookmark this page for future reference – all the nutritional bases are covered, right here, just for you. If you’re in search of tips for a healthier diet, or simply want to explore important nutrition issues like low-carb or vegetarianism, here is everything you need. Eat up!
Best and Worst Protein Sources
Are vegetarian sources of protein equal to animal protein? Of all the choices we have available, which protein sources are the most nutritious and healthy?
Are shrimp really just…glorified sea bugs? Is factory-farmed meat healthy? Is chicken really lower in fat than beef?
Are there any good carbs? Why is rice better than bread? What’s the difference between complex carbohydrates and whole grains?
Ever feel like everything is bad for you? Welcome to the club. If it’s not carbs it’s fat. If it’s not meat it’s soy. What can we eat these days?
Not only are these indulgences good for you in moderation, we’ll tell you how to incorporate them into your diet on a daily basis – and reap the nutritious rewards!
Americans eat, on average, twice as many calories as they really need. Why is that? Let’s take a little stroll through the food court to find out…
What’s with the wacky food combinations these days? Jalapeno Curry Chips? Mango Infused Bread? It gets worse, much worse…do we really need so much cowbell?
We’re humble. But seriously, these are some of the most potent, healthy foods on earth, and they’re delicious. Try to get each of them in your diet on a weekly basis.
Want to revive a flagging mood? Boost a fuzzy brain? Be sure to taste these cranial powerhouses.
Are you stuck in a flavor rut? Tired of eating the same old meals? Feel like every restaurant is a chain restaurant? Don’t miss these seriously unusual – and easy, and delicious, and, well…just don’t miss these recipes.
Mark assesses the dubious claims of the raw food philosophy.
Improperly conducted studies, special interest funding, and outdated information is just the beginning.