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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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Dear Carrie: Cellulite

June 06, 2011 - Hi again, everyone. Thanks for the comments and emails in response to my last post on menopause and hot flashes. I’m working on getting through your questions and hope to do several posts throughout...

Do Anti-Cellulite Shoes Work?

February 02, 2007 - Several Apples have written in wondering about MBT and other supposed jiggle-reducing shoe brands, so in the interest of truth and avoidance of unattractive footwear, let's set the record straight. Do...

Dear Mark: Resistant Starch, Zinc Deficiency, and Something New

November 11, 2013 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, we've got a three-parter. In the first section, I discuss the extremely hot (and then allowed to cool off) topic of resistant starch, explaining who might benefit fro...

Contest: Be Featured in the Upcoming Book The Primal Teen

September 27, 2013 - When you guys ask, I certainly try my very best to deliver. Within the Primal community there's been a growing demand for information about the differences between being a Primal man and woman, like t...

How to Take a Better Bath

June 18, 2013 - The act of taking a bath doesn't necessarily need gussying up. Simply submerging your body in hot water and rubbing yourself with an emulsifying agent will get you clean enough, with the potentially a...

Contest: What Do You Want from Upcoming Book, Primal Woman?

September 19, 2012 - The Prize: The ULTIMATE posture correction package courtesy of Esther Gokhale, owner and founder of the Gokhale Method Institute! Do you suffer from mild to chronic back pain, inhibiting you...

Dear Carrie: Hot Flashes

May 30, 2011 - Every week I attempt to field at least one reader question in my Dear Mark series of blog posts. Some of the inquiries that are submitted are outside my scope of knowledge or experience, or are questi...

What 5 Weeks of Living Primal Looks Like

March 04, 2011 - It's Friday, which means success story time. Today it is my pleasure to share Dorene's story. She went Primal on January 1st, not long ago, but as you'll see from her pictures, sometimes five weeks is...

The Inherent Absurdity of Barefoot Technology

November 04, 2010 - Vibram, Vivo Barefoot, Softstar, and the other shoe companies making an honest attempt at creating a viable shoe alternative aren’t the only entities capitalizing off the nascent barefoot trend swee...

“Lunchtime Lipo”

December 06, 2007 - Simple observation: As cosmetic procedures grow in both popularity and efficacy the number of people that look fit but are in fact unhealthy will rise. This is a version of the skinny-fat phenomenon. ...

Dear Carrie: Cellulite

June 06, 2011 - Hi again, everyone. Thanks for the comments and emails in response to my last post on menopause and hot flashes. I’m working on getting through your questions and hope to do several posts throughout...

Dear Mark: Resistant Starch, Zinc Deficiency, and Something New

November 11, 2013 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, we've got a three-parter. In the first section, I discuss the extremely hot (and then allowed to cool off) topic of resistant starch, explaining who might benefit fro...

Dear Carrie: Hot Flashes

May 30, 2011 - Every week I attempt to field at least one reader question in my Dear Mark series of blog posts. Some of the inquiries that are submitted are outside my scope of knowledge or experience, or are questi...

It’s Shiny, But It’s Still a Scam

August 16, 2007 - I got a question last week from reader Barbara about colloidal silver supplements. For the record, this alternative health remedy is both ineffective and unsafe. It's the latter that concerns me most,...

Smarter Fuel?

March 02, 2007 - Sara here, with some Big Moo musings for the girls. Dairy is one of those food debates that can go on ad infinitum, with plenty of good points on either side (much like vegetarianism). Raw vs. organic...

And This Makes 300

March 01, 2007 - Worker Bees' Daily Bites The peanut butter scandal continues, ice cream supposedly boosts fertility, and a half glass of wine a day is the fountain of youth. Oh, and the FDA has created a hurricane...

Top 10 Health Scams

February 13, 2007 - The Tuesday 10: There are hundreds of scams for weight loss, health, disease cures, and fitness, but here are the current rotten stinkers: 10. Hoodia The only kind that works must be eaten fr...

Dear Carrie: Cellulite

June 06, 2011 - Hi again, everyone. Thanks for the comments and emails in response to my last post on menopause and hot flashes. I’m working on getting through your questions and hope to do several posts throughout...

Do Anti-Cellulite Shoes Work?

February 02, 2007 - Several Apples have written in wondering about MBT and other supposed jiggle-reducing shoe brands, so in the interest of truth and avoidance of unattractive footwear, let's set the record straight. Do...

Sting Operation

January 22, 2007 - Worker Bees' Daily Bites: News for the men, news for the women, news for the kidlets... 1) First there was cellulite cream...now this? This week in quackery: was it the metrosexual trend that...

Skinny-Fat

November 15, 2006 - Ladies, I’m concerned about the skinny-fat among us. You know what I'm talking about. Skinny-fat women might look nice in a v-neck, but they’d sooner crawl into a hole than expose an upper arm or ...

How to Take a Better Bath

June 18, 2013 - The act of taking a bath doesn't necessarily need gussying up. Simply submerging your body in hot water and rubbing yourself with an emulsifying agent will get you clean enough, with the potentially a...

Dear Carrie: Hot Flashes

May 30, 2011 - Every week I attempt to field at least one reader question in my Dear Mark series of blog posts. Some of the inquiries that are submitted are outside my scope of knowledge or experience, or are questi...

The Inherent Absurdity of Barefoot Technology

November 04, 2010 - Vibram, Vivo Barefoot, Softstar, and the other shoe companies making an honest attempt at creating a viable shoe alternative aren’t the only entities capitalizing off the nascent barefoot trend swee...

Uno, Dos, Tres: 3 Health Products Debunked

October 12, 2007 - There's always some new product anxious to help you part with your hard-earned cash. Some products are healthy or helpful, but some are downright dishonest scams. These three have become popular of la...

What 5 Weeks of Living Primal Looks Like

March 04, 2011 - It's Friday, which means success story time. Today it is my pleasure to share Dorene's story. She went Primal on January 1st, not long ago, but as you'll see from her pictures, sometimes five weeks is...

“Lunchtime Lipo”

December 06, 2007 - Simple observation: As cosmetic procedures grow in both popularity and efficacy the number of people that look fit but are in fact unhealthy will rise. This is a version of the skinny-fat phenomenon. ...

Skinny-Fat

November 15, 2006 - Ladies, I’m concerned about the skinny-fat among us. You know what I'm talking about. Skinny-fat women might look nice in a v-neck, but they’d sooner crawl into a hole than expose an upper arm or ...

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