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 161

Research of the Week Omicron outcompetes Delta in hosts with previous COVID immune history.. Locating a forest outside a prison improves mental health and behavior inside the prison, even if the prisoners can't see the forest. Lower blood insulin levels, lower chance of getting COVID. What you believe about aging might affect how you age. A gene that reduces sugar absorption.

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The Lost Art of Play: Reclaiming a Primal Tradition

Experts have long studied the benefits of play for children, and the evolutionary logic is undeniable. Play introduces and hones practical skills like hunting, cooking, building, child care, and health care. Playing doctor? Cops and robbers? And so on. Play teaches children social boundaries. If you're nice enough but not too much, you can get your way without being a pushover or turning off potential…

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 160

Research of the Week Restricting carbs augments weight loss-induced improvements in glucose control and liver fat in type 2 diabetics. Researchers use CRISPR to make mice more metabolically inefficient and burn more fat. Doing pushups and squats throughout the day can make your brain work better. Butter oil and weight gain. Vitamin D in honey. Whole eggs are more effective than egg whites for fat…

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Dear Mark: Should Teens Take Creatine?

One of the most common supplement questions I receive is about creatine. Namely, is it good for you? Is it safe? And, today, should teens be using it? You should run any new supplement or practice by your doctor, but my quick and short answer is "yes." In general, teens can safely take it with some medical exceptions. Teens can greatly benefit from it. Teens,…

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 159

Research of the Week Machiavellian and sadistic people are less likely to be members of frats or sororities; narcissistic people are more likely. Teaching your kids that the world is a bad place is bad for your kids. Rabbits show great promise as small-scale meat animals. More nature contact, less loneliness. Women suffered fewer high heels-related injuries during the pandemic.

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How to FINALLY Take the First Steps Toward That Big Scary Goal This Year

The smaller, simpler goals are what everyone goes for every New Year's. You know the ones I'm talking about. Run three times a week. Join the gym and use it. Meditate for fifteen minutes every morning. Call your parents every week. Apply to new jobs every month. These are worthy goals. Important goals. They form the backbone of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle—the staples of self-improvement.…

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