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
Episode #30 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. I read another essay, this time an excerpt from The Primal Connection about the pursuit of Primal thrills – safe (but not too safe), exciting, healthy ways to sate that very human desire for adventure. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let us know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar!
The Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminar is coming to you, West Bloomfield! If you live in Michigan and want to learn more about Primally transforming your life, come join us Thursday, August 7, at 7 PM.
Former elite athletes are more likely to have osteoarthritis than members of the general population.
As long as you maintain the intensity, varying the exercises you do seems to improve strength development more than sticking with the same movements.
Extra virgin olive oil doesn’t just increase HDL. It increases the quality and protective function of your HDL.
Having lots of skeletal muscle – and using it – upregulates the human “longevity protein.”
Chimps prefer African and Indian rhythms to western or Japanese music, perhaps because the latter remind them of “chimpanzee dominance displays [which] commonly incorporate repeated rhythmic sounds such as stomping, clapping and banging objects.”
This dentist gets it. Do you?
Too much medical intervention may not just be useless and costly, it could actually be making us sicker.
The guys from Gibbon Slacklines brought their unique mode of play to the favelas of Brazil and shot a gorgeous video of the reactions. Slacklining might not replace soccer anytime soon, but they really seemed to dig it.
Poop is really important. It’s also kinda funny, but how (and what) we poop tells us a lot about the state of our health. Here’s a free downloadable poster with helpful graphics to teach you and your kids what your poop’s trying to tell you.
If you’re going to run, five minutes a day is enough to show benefits. Hour long slogs are unnecessary.
A paleo pre-teen from 100,000 years ago who suffered severe blunt head trauma and brain damage as a young kid lived to 12 or 13 and was loved enough to receive good care and a ritualized burial. So much for our ancestors being mindless savages.
It’s not like you guys were lining up for Walmart ice cream sandwiches anyway, but this should put you off them even more.
One year ago (Aug 3 – Aug 9)
– I’m unclear what this comment had to do with the subject at hand, but I support and agree with it nonetheless.