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
Paleo Girl author Leslie Klenke has a big giveaway going on, wherein you have a chance to win copies of Paleo Girl, Primal Fuel, gift certificates to PrimalBlueprint.com and a few other prize items. It ends on July 17. Check it out.
Just a square or two of 75% dark chocolate a day was enough to improve vascular function in healthy individuals.
To animals with faster metabolisms, time appears to pass more slowly. Maybe that’s why my dog was really pushing to see the high-frame rate version of The Hobbit.
C-sections have epigenetic effects on babies’ DNA via an interesting pathway: hormesis. Though c-sections are less stressful for the fetus than vaginal births, early life stress is crucial for activating fetal defense mechanisms that prepare the baby for life outside the womb.
Corn flakes may be certified gluten-free, but they still contain a creepy legacy of sexual repression and anti-masturbation indoctrination.
A conventional cardiologist takes a skeptical look at statins.
Is natural bodybuilding a form of (reversible) castration?
I like Vice’s take on the prospect of calorie-counting appliances.
Don’t forget to register for the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium, coming to Berkeley, CA this August 7-9. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this year, but that shouldn’t stop you.
Take a dog to your next job interview.
It’s becoming pretty clear that pesticides are affecting bees. This time, it’s impairing their ability to forage (and thus pollinate).
Is the universe at risk of a vitamin D deficiency? (Probably not, but I couldn’t resist. Besides, everyone knows the universe supplements with D3.)
One year ago (July 13 – July 19)
Genetic testing of the so called yeti fur yielded nothing out of the ordinary…
OH WAIT. Except for the probable previously unknown himalayan bear species with at least some genetic input from a long-extinct set of polar bears. As in, a large predatory mammal species in a populated area that remains undescribed by modern science.
– Yup. It was still a pretty big deal.