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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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By Switching to Primal You Can Save on Your…

“Going Primal is so expensive!” Is it? Randy Oveson begs to differ. Randy emailed me in early December, just before a medical evaluation to determine his insurance rates. Read his story below, and keep up with him over at The Primordial Man.

If you have your own Primal Blueprint success story and you’d like to share it with me and the community please contact me here. Have a wonderful Friday, everyone, and thanks for reading!

Mark:

I’m 48 years old. A couple of years ago I tried getting a new life insurance policy. The one I had in place was going up annually at an exponential rate (as they tend to do after their normal policy period). Well, my physical was a mess and the company had to “rate” me very low, meaning that because of my health I was at significantly high risk and the cost of a policy would be much higher than I was quoted.

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270 Days of 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 coming in. Thank you for reading!

It has been quite a journey so far. A chance check of my blood pressure started this trip. My blood pressure registered at 198 over 120. I knew if I went to my doctor she would tell me to lose weight, exercise and change my diet. She would probably put me on drugs that would screw with the rest of my body so I decided to see if I could lose weight, exercise, change my diet and bring my blood pressure down myself.

My research started with Dr. Jay Wortman. He is a Canadian Doctor and is the author of “My Big Fat Diet.” This program put First Nation volunteers on a traditional diet to overcome their health issues. That got me thinking.

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Going Primal Helped My Asperger’s

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 coming in. Thank you for reading!

I experienced an unexpected side effect from following your plan.

I suffer from a form of autism known as Asperger’s Syndrome, the two worst effects of which are difficulty with eye contact and not understanding facial expressions.

Within a week of starting The Primal Blueprint, I noticed I was looking my boss in the eye, which is something I have had a lot of trouble with in the past.

I’ve always found eye contact to be very difficult, even with loved ones.

I just thought you might be interested in hearing about this, I’ve heard gluten-free diets could help children with autism but I’m 53 years old and have lived with this my whole life.

If I never lost weight or felt better (I’ve also lost a lot of weight and feel better than I have in years!) I would do this plan just for the connection I have found with my family and co-workers.

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Less Cardio, Less Fat, More Muscle

I’ve been a distance runner who fights my weight for the past 24+ years. I started running to lose weight in 1985, when I weighed 180. Right now, I’m in the mid-190s. Funny how that worked (not).

Two-plus years ago, I started lifting, which helped with fat loss. Some of the time. As long as I was very careful about what I ate.

In the past few weeks, I think I may have finally found the  answer. I’ve made a number of changes:

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