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
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Psyching yourself up when stricken with performance anxiety is better than trying to calm yourself down (which, let’s face it, never works).
When it comes to partial meniscal tears, sham knee surgery might work just as well as actual knee surgery.
How to go without your phone for a month in a major city (and not go crazy and totally disrupt your professional life).
Turns out coffee won’t stunt kids’ growth. Cool, but I think there remain valid reasons not to dose your toddlers with caffeine.
After ten years of losses, McDonald’s has finally closed up shop in Bolivia. The people there just like actual food too much.
Paleo (or Caveman Diet) was the most searched-for diet term on Google this year. It’s the world’s oldest fad diet.
Who’s ready to welcome the Medium-Chain Sugar Amphiphiles, a new “family of healthy vegetable oil structuring agents,” into our lives?
America’s citizenry are in the unenviable position of suffering an expansion of morbidity even as they experience a compression of life expectancy.
McDonald’s isn’t all bad, though (if entirely bereft of – or, come to think of it, filthy with – self-awareness): in their employee resource handbook, they recommend that McDonald’s employees limit fast food.
Grizzly bears may not be as easy to manipulate as lab rats, but they serve as better models of human metabolism.
Are allergic reactions an evolved defense against toxins and venoms?
One year ago (Dec 29 – Jan 4)
OK boss I need 30 days off. I think I might be allergic to work and we best reintroduce it slowly
– Nice idea! I might even humor it if a Worker Bee tried it on me.