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  • What are Mark's stats?

    I'm sure this was covered somewhere previously...could somebody kindly link me or post Mark's stats?

    Blood pressure
    Trigs
    Cholesterol numbers
    BMI

    etc etc etc

    Thank you.

  • #2
    36, 24, 36.....hahah....only if she's 5'3"

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    • #3
      I seem to remember a blog post a while back about his health and that all his numbers were great. BMI though - seriously?
      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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      • #4
        Does it matter? If Mark dies of a massive cardiac event today would all this research and better health just disappear? No. Hearts are damaged very much by genetic susceptibility and stress - and Mark designed his Primal Blueprint ( I believe) with his own weaknesses in mind. He's a tense, stressed and driven person. This has as much impact on his heart as anything else would. That's part of why he has PLAY in the PB, in my opinion. Some people, like me, play all the time. We don't need to write it down, or study it, or try to pencil it in. It happens when we are walking down a hall and decide to do something goofy to a coworker. We don't need it in a blueprint because it's already there. But for tense people, adopting a habit of play will be critical in reducing stress. So I don't care what Mark's stats are, because I am not Mark and his numbers exist in the vacuum of his own life.
        Crohn's, doing SCD

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
          Does it matter? If Mark dies of a massive cardiac event today would all this research and better health just disappear? No. Hearts are damaged very much by genetic susceptibility and stress - and Mark designed his Primal Blueprint ( I believe) with his own weaknesses in mind. He's a tense, stressed and driven person. This has as much impact on his heart as anything else would. That's part of why he has PLAY in the PB, in my opinion. Some people, like me, play all the time. We don't need to write it down, or study it, or try to pencil it in. It happens when we are walking down a hall and decide to do something goofy to a coworker. We don't need it in a blueprint because it's already there. But for tense people, adopting a habit of play will be critical in reducing stress. So I don't care what Mark's stats are, because I am not Mark and his numbers exist in the vacuum of his own life.
          I would like to know what the founder of this movement's stats are. It is not asking too much.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Oxboy View Post
            I would like to know what the founder of this movement's stats are. It is not asking too much.
            If he has made it public I'm sure you can google it. If not ...oh well.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tfarny View Post
              I seem to remember a blog post a while back about his health and that all his numbers were great. BMI though - seriously?
              Yeah, BMI is probably obese judging by his picture ......thats not even a joke.

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              • #8
                I've seen him in swim trunks in a hot tub (PrimalCon). I would say his stats are just fiiiiiiiine.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Oxboy View Post
                  I would like to know what the founder of this movement's stats are. It is not asking too much.
                  Why? The WOE makes sense, based on anthropological evidence and the eating habits of just a few generations ago~ If his stats aren't *textbook* well, maybe the textbook is wrong!

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                  • #10
                    Why not email Mark and ask him instead of asking a bunch of people on a message board?

                    Also, I'm pretty sure you can do a Google search for the post where he talks about his health markers, so I'm not going to do it for you.
                    “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                    • #11
                      Many, many of us have posted our bloodwork #s over the past few years. What happens on PB is somewhat predictable:
                      Trigs and fasting glucose fall to "ideal" range. LDL falls or rises a bit - inconsistent there. HDL rises, sometimes substantially. CRP moves to an ideal range. Weight is lost. Muscle is gained. Read through the journals if you're skeptical, it's a good idea. BTW Mark is not "the founder of the movement" - he is one of the highest profile folks in the movement but few of the ideas in his book are purely his.

                      Here's the thread by Mark that I remember: The Value of Lab Values | Mark's Daily Apple
                      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                      • #12
                        As for BMI: Contest: Guess My Body Fat Percentage | Mark's Daily Apple

                        BMI is utterly useless because it counts muscle and fat the same. Gained 20 lb of muscle and lose 5 lb of fat? Your BMI increases. most athletes and almost all tall people are overweight according to BMI for that reason.
                        If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                          As for BMI: Contest: Guess My Body Fat Percentage | Mark's Daily Apple

                          BMI is utterly useless because it counts muscle and fat the same. Gained 20 lb of muscle and lose 5 lb of fat? Your BMI increases. most athletes and almost all tall people are overweight according to BMI for that reason.
                          My BMI finally fell into the normal range (unless you count my work clothes and boots, which are included in the weights in my sig). I'm kind of embarrassed by this, since it means I've been slacking at the gym while I've been losing weight!!
                          I wish I liked to eat liver.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                            36, 24, 36.....hahah....only if she's 5'3"
                            I'm 34/26/34 and 5 ft 7, is that ok?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                              As for BMI: Contest: Guess My Body Fat Percentage | Mark's Daily Apple

                              BMI is utterly useless because it counts muscle and fat the same. Gained 20 lb of muscle and lose 5 lb of fat? Your BMI increases. most athletes and almost all tall people are overweight according to BMI for that reason.
                              Yes, by BMI, my partner is "obese", which cracks me up. He falls into both the tall and athletic categories--at 6'3", he tends to run around 240 pounds, which puts him at a BMI of 30. Considering that I can see his abs, I'm pretty sure that he's not actually obese in any other measure, but statistically, he's part of the epidemic.

                              As for health markers, according to my GP, my last set of bloodwork was pretty much perfect, my blood pressure is fantastic, and my resting heart rate is in the low 50s. I may not know Mark's numbers, but I've seen mine, and after a couple of years of primal eating, I think that's an indicator that this is working for me. IMO, those are the numbers I should worry about, not what a particular paleo/primal writer's lab results have to say.
                              “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

                              Owly's Journal

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