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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What to Do About Maskne

Pandemic life comes with a lot of things to deal with that we've never had to think about before. One of those things is "maskne," or acne around the mouth and nose caused by wearing masks for prolonged periods of time. Before we get into the causes and solutions, let me point out that this article is here to offer possible solutions for people who…

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Is Oatmeal Good for You?

A lot of foods exist on a spectrum of suitability, from "really bad" wheat to “not so terrible” rice. Well, what about the rest of them? Since I get a lot of email asking whether oats and oatmeal are good for you, I figured I would dig into that question for this post. Though I was (and still mostly am) content to toss grains on…

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 119

Research of the Week A large portion of COVID complications were due to metabolic co-morbidities. You are mostly what you eat. Keto improves daily function and quality of life in dementia patients. Giving testosterone to men with type 2 diabetes causes remission in some. Improving road safety reduces crime.

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How I’d Change Higher Education

In past posts, I've said how I'd change grade school, PE class, medical school, and school in general. Today I'll tell you how I'd change higher education—colleges and universities. This was the hardest one yet to write because the "purpose" of college is so open-ended and vast. What is the purpose of the university? Is it to train people get good jobs? Establish careers? Is…

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 118

Research of the Week Lower LDL, higher diabetes risk. Vitamin D appears effective against Covid deaths. Host selenium deficiency not only leaves you open to infections, it promotes the mutation of benign viruses into pathogenic ones. Researchers were able to have conversations with dreamers during REM sleep. "One hectare of a milpa comprising maize, common beans, and potatoes can provide the annual carbohydrate needs of…

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How to Manage Unproductive Anger

If you ask the average person on the street to list “Primal emotions,” anger will be one of the first examples they offer. You understand why: It's raw. It's overpowering. It feels like it comes from deep down below, from somewhere instinctual. To most people, anger is the realest emotion of all because it's so sure of itself. There's no mistaking anger. Though anger has…

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