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.

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 182

Research of the Week Jordanians had domesticated olives at least 7000 years ago. Lager may promote healthier gut biomes. What do we know about the risks of zoonotic diseases and different livestock husbandry systems? Not enough, not yet. If you want kids to get enough iodine—and you do want that, trust me—their intake of fish, meat, eggs, and dairy are the most crucial to get…

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Black Seed Oil Benefits: The Healthy Seed Oil

Black seed oil is the perfect example of a medicinal whole food. It’s the cold pressed oil of the black cumin seed nigella sativa, which grows widely across Southern Europe, Western Asia and South Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. In the majority of those regions, black seed oil has extensive traditional use as a medicine or "cure-all." In ancient Egypt, the black cumin…

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Consequences of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Most people probably assume that the problem with a sedentary lifestyle is that you aren’t moving. (Yes, I see the tautology there.) Every minute, every hour, spent sitting at your desk or lounging on the couch is time you aren’t walking, lifting heavy things, or sprinting. That’s part of the problem with being sedentary, to be sure, and I’ll touch on that in this post.…

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 181

Research of the Week 84% diabetes remission using an app. The vast majority of "grains" fed to livestock are inedible to humans. The Lipid Energy Model. Fasting is well-tolerated and helpful in type 2 diabetics. Could low-dose arsenic exposure be hormetic? The combo of high fat and high fructose is particularly bad for glucose tolerance.

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How and Why To Start Rucking

I've often said that walking is the human condition, but I'd like to amend that to be more accurate: loaded walking—or rucking—is the human condition. Normal unloaded walking is an important part of being an active, able human and lays the ideal foundation for a healthy fitness level. However, it can and should be elevated with occasional (or regular) walking while bearing weight. For example,…

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Alternate-day Fasting – Worth Trying?

The question at hand today is whether alternate-day fasting is a viable, perhaps even preferable, option for folks who want to experiment with intermittent fasting. I’ve written about fasting many times here on the blog because it’s one of my favorite tools for managing insulin, blood sugar, appetite, and (possibly) promoting longevity, but I’ve never dedicated a post to alternate-day fasting per se. Time to…

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