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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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March 28, 2008

1,000 Posts!

By Aaron
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That’s right. We’ve posted our one-thousandth blog post! (Actually, 1,065. We were so busy writing one-thousand sort of came and went without us even noticing.) We would like to use this as an opportunity to thank all of our readers for enjoying the ride with us. (Thank you!) It has been a labor of love – one we hope to continue for many more thousands of posts.

We’d also like to take this occasion to revisit all of the things we’ve been ranting about. Since October ’06 we have covered everything from diabetes and the American healthcare system to fats, food, and fitness. View the Best Of and Most Popular Posts to reminisce, and check out some of our personal favorites if you are looking for even more nostalgia:

Chronic Cardio

Is Intermittent Fasting Healthy?

My Escape from Vegan Island

Stress, Cortisol and the Adrenals

The Definitive Guide to Cholesterol

To mark this event we will be giving away a bottle of Vital Omegas – Mark’s pharmaceutical grade omega-3 fatty-acid fish oil supplement – to one very lucky commenter as a token of our appreciation.

Just tell us something you’ve learned, loved, hated or laughed about over the course of these 1,000 posts. We’ll use a random number generator to select the winner from the comment boards. Thanks, everyone!

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Marissa
Marissa
8 years 8 months ago

I love the Definitive Guide posts. I wish you would do more of those!

Jim Woo
Jim Woo
8 years 8 months ago

Yes on protein and fats! Down with carbs!

Aaron
8 years 8 months ago

There are more to come, Marissa! We’ve got some planned to be published in the next month or so.

alex
alex
8 years 8 months ago

I am always a fan of the “Top Ten” thingy’s. Those posts are just kind of fun.

Kevin Burnett
Kevin Burnett
8 years 8 months ago
Let’s see… Since starting to read this blog I’ve increased the fat in my diet, started taking an Omega 3 supplement, and cut out my “healthy” breakfast of Shredded Wheat and non-fat milk in favor of lean protein, veggies, and fruit. I’ve also increased the amount of strength training I do and made it a lot more intense. I still go out and do four hour hikes at high HR’s, but I love that stuff too much to give it all up. I was already below 10% body fat, but now I’m even leaner and have added a few pounds… Read more »
Mike OD - IF Life
8 years 8 months ago
Great site and congrats! As someone (and a health and fitness professional) who is always looking for info on health and fitness to point people to on the internet….I can honestly say the day I came across your site is the day I stopped looking. Right off from “chronic cardio” I knew we were going to get along great! You hit all the right topics and back it up with great info. Really….one of the top health sites and a daily stop of mine. I know how hard it can be writing on this stuff day after day but you… Read more »
Neal W.
8 years 8 months ago

I’ve learned much from your site, that’s why I’m a subscriber! I love the definitive guides, and posts against cardio. It’s very easy to point someone to your blog posts on such things because they explain the fundamentals very well, so its easy to comprehend. I also love the various pieces of news, and you make great finds for various links around the web. I also love the recipes, and discussions on various foods. Keep up the good work!

Evan
Evan
8 years 8 months ago

I still quote Mark’s opinions on the health care system to my friends. Actually, I usually just express his opinions and then claim them as my own!

Chris
Chris
8 years 8 months ago

This site is a beacon of light in a sea of nutritional misinformation and idiocy.

Other Donna
Other Donna
8 years 8 months ago

This is my favorite blog. It has helped me through a number of things on my journey to becoming a healthier person. And I am not just saying that because I want the free Vital Omega fish oils. 😉

Kara
Kara
8 years 8 months ago

This is my favorite health website.

You have taught me to ditch the granola bars and incorporate more protien and fat into my lunchtime salad. You have taught me to eat real yogurt (natural organic balkan style) rather than the sugary gelatinous kind. You have taught me about to do Tabata intervals and strength training insteading of trying to slog it as the worlds slowest jogger.

Reading the website daily keeps me on track and healthy, so thank you very much for the last 1065 posts, and keep up the good work.

SuperMike
SuperMike
8 years 8 months ago

I learned that imitation crab meat is crap.
(I always thought, “Hey, it’s fish based so it must be good.”)

Keep up the great work.

Will
Will
8 years 8 months ago
I like the Definitive Guide posts. Like the cholesterol one, the diabetes one… wait, they both pretty much point to inflammation as the root cause, which is why I add turmeric to pretty much everything I eat now. As for the recipes… I’m not much of a cook, and I’m a single guy… I’d like to see recipes that are easy, and are proportioned so that I can buy a common quantity at the store and not have to throw any of it out because it went bad before I could eat it. Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of… Read more »
Zariu
Zariu
8 years 8 months ago
I started weight training recently after my husband and I lost over 100lbs each – and we’ve been following a lot of your advice on getting healthy fats in our diet and not obsessing on long boring hours on the treadmill, but instead making our aerobic bursts fun and very ‘wind sprint-like’. Sometimes I disagree with posts, but mostly because I’m really hard to convince when it comes to nutritional supplements and herbs. Some can be good and some are just woo – I wish there were more resources around so that we could all easily tell the difference so… Read more »
Ben Shapiro
Ben Shapiro
8 years 8 months ago

I have learned to question the things I eat more than ever. As well as the products I use. For example, I am trying to move away from anything petrolium based, i.e. bodywashes, lotions, I’m even using Seventh Generation brand laundry stuff because its vegatable based.

Cheers! Thanks for the hard work!

Nancy S
8 years 8 months ago

I love to share your blog with others that I think it will help! My favorite post is the one that explains how carbs affect your body, probably one of the Definitive Guides. It’s easier swimming upstream when I can refer to your blog and sources to support my “weird” beliefs!

Migraineur
8 years 8 months ago

I love the Fuming Fuji. Is he dead? I wish you’d resurrect him – he’s been a great source of one-liners for me, including:

“100 calories of junk is still junk.”

and

“Almost respecting the body is still disrespecting it.”

and

“ADDING nutritious ingredients to garbage does not make an unhealthy food miraculously healthy.”

and

“Now you can buy pre-made frozen PB&J sandwiches with the crusts already cut off! Just think what you can do with those extra three seconds!”

I love that crabby little apple!

Josh
Josh
8 years 8 months ago

From the recipes to the Definitive Guides to the Dear Mark posts, I’ve found everything on this site worth reading, even if some of it can be hard to apply (i.e. finding inexpensive, clean meats). I started increasing and varying my sources of dietary fat, making hefty lunch salads, and doing more high intensity CrossFit-style workouts and have noticed an increase in energy level and strength! Keep it up!

Huckleberry
8 years 8 months ago

Congrats, Mark and everyone.

I’ve appreciated the balanced way this site is both whimsical and serious. It’s also been a great site to which I send people (friends, coworkers, etc) who are interested in learning about health, diet and fitness. I also learn from the people leaving comments, so cheers to all of you too.

Food Is Love

DaveC
DaveC
8 years 8 months ago
In my blog I credit Mark with changing my life and it’s true. It started with a link to his Case Against Cardio and I’ve been hooked ever since. When I read my first MDA post, I weighed 242 pounds. This morning I weighed 203 and it ain’t over yet. Next week I will be attending my father’s funeral. He had a stroke and a heart attack, but the real cause of his death was a losing a life long battle with diabetes. Reading this blog isn’t a way for me to pass the time, IT MAY BE LIFE SAVING!.… Read more »
sarena
8 years 8 months ago

Thanks for providing this service to us! I am grateful for all the help, suggestions and knowledge being shared!

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