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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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Hoodia: So Much More Than Latin for ‘Hoodie’

February 01, 2007 - The claims about hoodia are about as accurate as that headline. Don't get hoodiawinked. Here's the truth about this alleged weight-loss miracle cactus (Latin for...well, cactus). Does Hoodia Work? ...

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...

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,...

It’s All About the Synergy, Baby

June 25, 2007 - Here's a compelling op-ed from a chemistry PhD about the problem with randomized clinical trials. RCTs are the gold standard for testing effectiveness and safety. The problem, however, is that a rando...

You Best Be Clickin’!

February 26, 2007 - Worker Bees' Daily Bites Mark's Daily Apple is 100% sugar-free. Are you? Big Breakthroughs Beats biopsies! Down Syndrome discovery! Smooth Criminal You may recall last week's little ...

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...

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...

Hoodia: So Much More Than Latin for ‘Hoodie’

February 01, 2007 - The claims about hoodia are about as accurate as that headline. Don't get hoodiawinked. Here's the truth about this alleged weight-loss miracle cactus (Latin for...well, cactus). Does Hoodia Work? ...

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,...

It’s All About the Synergy, Baby

June 25, 2007 - Here's a compelling op-ed from a chemistry PhD about the problem with randomized clinical trials. RCTs are the gold standard for testing effectiveness and safety. The problem, however, is that a rando...

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...

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...

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...

Hoodia: So Much More Than Latin for ‘Hoodie’

February 01, 2007 - The claims about hoodia are about as accurate as that headline. Don't get hoodiawinked. Here's the truth about this alleged weight-loss miracle cactus (Latin for...well, cactus). Does Hoodia Work? ...

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