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16 Mar

10 Interesting Predictors of Longevity

This isn’t a Homeric epic. There are no oracles laying out our destiny and predicting our inevitable demise. But even if we can’t know the precise date of our death, we can use certain biomarkers, measurements, and characteristics to make predictions—with a reasonable amount of accuracy—about a person’s propensity to kick the bucket. As is the case […]

15 Mar

Can Exposure to Non-Primal Foods Actually Help?

Are we shortchanging ourselves by complete elimination of potentially allergenic or sensitizing foods like wheat, peanuts, or dairy? Do we become even more sensitive to “bad” foods by avoiding them entirely? This question stems from two things I recently encountered. The first was a recent rewatcing of The Princess Bride. The second was the recent peanut allergy […]

10 Mar

9 Primal Ways to Become a Better Communicator

Eons ago, an evolutionary shift took root that would change the human story. In fact, it would write it. I’m talking of course about the capacity for complex language. The development spurred collaborative ability and, as a result, social organization. Where visceral reality once ruled, other conceptual layers came into play—cosmological narratives, genealogical stories, inter-band […]

24 Feb

17 Primal Tips for Vegans and Vegetarians

We all know vegetarians and vegans. And while we have our differences, they are our friends, our family, our partners, our spouses, even our children. We all have people in our lives who avoid meat and/or animal products in general for multiple reasons—health, ethics, the environment, squeamishness, animal welfare—but we care about them. We also […]

20 Feb

Kimchi Pancakes

Kimchi is great as a side dish, but it’s also really delicious as a main ingredient. Take kimchi soup, for example. Or, these savory egg pancakes laced with kimchi, scallions and garlic, and served with sesame dipping sauce. It’s important to supplement your diet with fermented foods and these savory pancakes are a tasty way […]

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19 Feb

How Primal (Literally) Saved My Life

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep […]

18 Feb

10 Ways to Encourage Primal Body Positivity

Standing in the checkout line of your average grocery store is a telling cultural experience. For the few minutes it takes for the checker to ring the person in front of you, there you idle with your cart—surrounded by the ironic juxtaposition of junk food aisle caps and fashion/fitness magazines. The images of impossibly smooth or […]

17 Feb

8 Ways Going Primal Can Help the Environment

No, you yourself can’t save the world. You personally won’t make a dent in the climate, or the amount of plastic in the ocean, or the number of cute baby seals that are bludgeoned to death. But collectively, we can. The choices we make, the things we value, the food we eat, the way our food […]

15 Feb

Apply Now to Become a PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Brand Ambassador!

Calling all PRIMAL KITCHEN™ enthusiasts! We’re hiring part-time employees in the following cities: Los Angeles, Seattle and New York City. If you meet the requirements from the list below, and you’re looking for part-time work with control over your schedule, please apply by filling out the application here and emailing a picture of yourself and […]

12 Feb

60 Pounds Gone: How I Reclaimed My Life by Going Primal

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep […]

11 Feb

Why Romantic Love Is Essential to Human Experience

What? A post on romantic love? Has Sisson gone soft? No, I promise you’ll find no Hallmark material here. I’m the same empirically minded, rational guy you’ve come to know over the years. That said, the marketing forces of this week have inspired something in me. Not the desire to buy milk chocolate, but the drive to […]

8 Feb

Dear Mark: How Many Sprints Per Week, How to Play and Train with Babies, and the Best Nighttime Snack

For today’s Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions. First, how often can a person sprint safely and effectively? There are many factors to consider when determining the amount of sprinting a person can handle each week, like stress levels, sleep, and other training, so it’s tough to give a specific number. Next, what are new parents […]

7 Feb

Weekend Link Love – Edition 386

Research of the Week Cooking (and even frying) with extra virgin olive oil increases the antioxidant capacity of and creates new polyphenols in vegetables. Urban gardeners are safe from lead poisoning, even with high lead content in the soil (just don’t eat the dirt). Vaginal bacteria swabs may replace missing microbes in c-section babies. Turtles must taste really good. […]

10 Jan

Weekend Link Love – Edition 382

Help make Mark’s Daily Apple and @primalkitchenfoods shine! Consider nominating us for Paleo Magazine’s Best of 2015 list! If you could spare just a few moments, here are the categories the Worker Bees and I would like to be nominated for: Best Blog (General Health/Wellness): Mark’s Daily Apple Best Podcast (General Health/Wellness): The Primal Blueprint Podcast […]

3 Jan

Weekend Link Love – Edition 381

PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Salad Dressings have landed! Get a free bottle of my new Greek Vinaigrette from Thrive Market while supplies last. Research of the Week Mindfulness meditation increases activation of brain areas linked to focus and reduces activation of areas linked to mind wandering. Low-dose ketamine is effective against depression. Watching yourself eat junk food […]

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