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
A recent vision study finds that men are better at detecting rapidly moving images and perceiving fine detail, while women are better at discriminating between colors. The study’s author was unable to establish a clear evolutionary reason for this development, but I’d love to hear your guesses.
According to a new independent report by Consumer Reports, rice and rice-containing products are showing up with high levels of inorganic arsenic, with brown rice tending to have higher levels than white rice (due to its accumulation in the hull).
Researchers have documented the step-by-step process by which an organism evolves a new function. Big whoop. Now do macroevolution.
(Kidding with those last two sentences, of course.)
Matt Metzgar discusses what he sees as the central problem in running: overstriding.
“Do the elderly need Paleo more urgently than the young?” wonders Paul Jaminet.
After years of promoting a high-carb, low-fat diet, renowned South African professor of sports science and exercise Tim Noakes now supports a high-fat, low-carb diet – even for endurance athletes.
Disgraced heretic Tim Noakes has earned a sharp rebuke from concerned doctors in South Africa, who warn that his new dietary recommendation goes “too far” and threatens the lives of everyone whose ears it graces.
Prehistoric cave artists were rudimentary animators, using flickering torch light to create “moving” images of wildlife. Awesome.
This video of a pig saving a drowning goat may not have much to do with Primal living, but c’mon – it’s a pig saving a drowning goat.
Finally, someone’s come up with a good use for corn.
One year ago (September 24 – September 30)
Getting a dog for exercise is an excellent idea. First you have silently stalk through someone’s yard,lunge for the dog, and make off with it before they can catch you. Depending on the weight and thrashing of the dog it could be quite a challenge. That’s a full-spectrum workout.
-Not quite what I had in mind, but I’ll admit that Animanarchy’s suggestion would technically provide a great workout.