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 139

Research of the Week While processed meat intake was linked to worse cognitive health, unprocessed meat intake was linked to better cognitive health (although they didn't emphasize that last part in the conclusion). Babies born with higher levels of oxidized LDL in their cord blood have poorer pancreatic beta cell function. For learning to read, handwriting is more effective than watching videos or typing. Kefir…

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Home Gym Setups at Different Price Points

One thing the pandemic made clear is that it’s a good idea to have a home gym. For most of the year in some places, gyms were closed. They still are if you’re unlucky. And even after they opened, a significant portion of the population doesn’t even want to set foot in one out of fear of getting sick or because they have to wear…

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Mark smiles mid-stride in front of a grove of trees.

New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 138

Research of the Week Older dancers have superior gait and balance. Great way for seniors to "train." Having elevated blood sugar levels "reprogram" your stem cells to increase your risk of atherosclerosis. A piece of chocolate for breakfast is better for fighting jet lag than the same piece of chocolate at night. Muscle relaxants don't work that well and confer a risk of side effects.…

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The Incredible Benefits of Barefoot Workouts

The craziest thing happened to me once on a hike. It was a decent one—about 8 miles roundtrip, with plenty of elevation gain. I went up just fine, even picking up random logs and rocks to carry along the way to add to the experience (and intensity). But on the descent, about a mile in, my left quad started cramping. I changed how I walked,…

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Mark smiles mid-stride in front of a grove of trees.

New and Noteworthy—What I Read This Week: Edition 137

Want to pursue a career as a Primal Health Coach? Or maybe you just want to really drill down and learn everything you can for your own personal knowledge? Enter the sweepstakes today for a chance to win free tuition to the Primal Health Coach Certification Course, a $4,495 value. Research of the Week Going meatless barely reduces carbon footprint, and that's assuming all the…

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8 Recovery Methods: What to Do After Your Workout

The most important part of the workout isn't the workout—it's after. That's when muscles grow, when you get stronger, when mitochondria replicate, when glycogen regenerates, when depleted cells rehydrate. It's where the actual benefits of physical training occur. The workout is the stimulus, and the time after your workout is where your body adapts to the training. Your recovery methods make or break your training.…

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