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...Tell Me More
Living in the city changes how your brain responds to stress, and not in a good way.
Fake, manmade fat strikes out again. This time, rats who ate potato chips made with Olean, the non-caloric “fat,” got fatter and ate more than rats who ate regular chips. Big surprise.
More fossil evidence that agriculture took a toll on human height (and health).
It seems humans may possess a dormant ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic fields, a la birds and sea turtles, thanks to a tiny protein in our retina. Magneato.
Diabetes can be cured with diet? You don’t say. 600 calories a day? Ouch. We can do it on 1800.
I’m torn on this old baby food ad. On one hand, it’s for canned meat paste made of beef, liver, heart, bacon, veal, or lamb called “Meats for Babies.” That’s awesome. On the other hand, it’s canned meat paste.
Here’s a nice piece on epigenetics. It’s becoming clear that for better or worse, we have the ability to reprogram our genes.
Add “increased risk of diabetes” to the list of potential side effects from taking statins.
LiveScience recently published a list of the “7 Biggest Diet Myths.” I initially cringed, too, but was pleasantly surprised. It’s a solid list.
The World’s Largest Omelet. I hope the guy ordering asked them to cook it in butter.
One year ago (June 20 – June 26)
You can collect barnacles from bridge pilings and make a great paleo soup out of them, packed with iron magnesium and iodine.
I call it hungry hobo stew.
– Comment from rob