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
We’ve got a few openings for next month’s Primal Luxury Retreat in Malibu. Sign up for the weekend of your lifetime!
If you happen to be near Houston on May 3 and find yourself getting a little hungry (for food and good convo), consider attending the Primal supper with Mira and Jason Calton, as well as Keith and Michelle Norris of PaleoFX fame.
Looks like grandmothers were actually crucial for human evolution. But, wait – how could that be if we all used to die at age 30?
A new, highly ironic study (PDF) concludes that “Compared with placebo or control, L-carnitine is associated with a 27% reduction in all-cause mortality, a 65% reduction in VAs, and a 40% reduction in anginal symptoms in patients experiencing an acute myocardial infarction.” See this related article if the irony is lost on you.
The occasional drink during pregnancy may not be that bad. Betty Draper redeemed, apparently. (But that doesn’t mean you should drink while pregnant, of course.)
Why we eat whatever’s in front of us. Unless it’s cellulose that has yet to be converted into glucose, of course (see below).
Jeff Leach, of the Human Food Project, gives his take on the red meat scare study from last week, suggesting that the TMAO-producing gut flora profile “appears some how specific to the starch in grains or the dietary fiber in grains.”
The news is bad for us, reports the news.
A look at the world of Russ Kremer, who almost became a priest but ultimately chose sustainable pig farming.
No wonder humans seem to have a genetic proclivity toward fear of snakes: zombie rattlesnakes.
Lifehacker shows you how to invert your browser’s colors for easier reading at night. What also eases the eyes: sleep.
The gourmet cupcake market is crashing. I’d say this is evidence of people getting clued in to good health, but I wholly expect the personal pie market to soar in response.
Sleep is becoming lucrative, but probably not the way you’re thinking.
One year ago (Apr 21 – Apr 27)
Looks so unbelievably wonderful! I hope I can attend one day. But…60F, cold? Sheesh, I would be perpetually drenched in perspiration!
– Okay, okay. We may be a bit spoiled out here. I’ll admit that.