Mark Sisson

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

How to Buy and Cook the Perfect Steak

Crisp and caramelized on the outside, but never burnt. A first bite that melts in your mouth as the savory, perfectly seasoned flavor of beef hits your palate. The rich, smoky aroma of animal fat dripping onto an open fire. That, my friends, is a perfect steak. You don’t have to make reservations at an expensive steakhouse to reach this sort of steak nirvana. It…

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week — Edition 129

Research of the Week The human cerebellum stands out. Postprandial glucose dips predict subsequent appetite. Probiotics seem to help against COVID. A study into set and setting in a Brazilian ayahuasca church. Humans attribute more moral standing to animals they deem beautiful. Feeding a Western diet to mother rats increases omega-6 content and lowers MCT and saturated fat content of the milk.

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A Fresh Look at High-Protein

Ten years ago, I ate a high protein diet. I regularly ate and recommended a gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. That meant I was putting down 160, 170 grams of protein a day myself. Later, I moderated my protein intake and focused more on my fat intake, thinking that I'd be better off in the long term eating less protein and using my…

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week — Edition 128

Research of the Week In women, taking vitamins, probiotics, vitamin D, and omega-3s seems to reduce the risk of COVID infections. Women who use combined oral contraceptives tend to have higher levels of oxidative stress and CRP. What were the genetics of early Bronze Age Greeks? Human laughter may have evolved from apes panting during play. Livestock have always enriched grasslands. A recent review of the…

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Maximum Sustained Power Training, or MSP

There's a West LA gym called Sirens and Titans run by a very special coach named Jacques LeVore. This coach isn't the only reason to attend the gym—its entire staff is incredible and impressive—but he is the main reason I decided to invest. He devised a form of strength training for endurance athletes called Maximum Sustained Power Training, or MSP Training. I included it in…

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Thank Goodness for Failure!

For our animal brethren, mistakes are very often fatal. Stockpiling too little food for the winter, zigging when they should have zagged to escape the predator’s clutches, or stepping awkwardly and breaking a leg could, and probably did, spell the end. For better or worse, we modern humans usually get to live with the consequences of our actions. We are around to deal with the…

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