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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How to Treat Acne Naturally

Acne is a common problem that gives too many people too much grief. Many conventional acne (or acne vulgaris) treatments—antibiotics, oral steroids, hormonal birth control pills, and isotretinoin (sold with brand name Accutane)—have serious, sometimes downright scary, side effects. There may be cases when these nuclear options are necessary, but I know many folks would prefer to try diet, lifestyle, and more natural interventions first. The…

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 196

Research of the Week Getting fat precedes increased calorie intake, in one recent study. Using a multivitamin for 3 years improves cognitive aging in older adults. Night shift workers who fast at night have improved mood and better circadian alignment.  Selection pressures in ancient Eurasia formed modern European populations. Open office architecture promotes less face-to-face communication, more digital communication.

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How to Manage Shift Work

Most people’s sleep issues can be solved by simply prioritizing sleep and making a few changes. Turn off the phone at night, pick a bedtime and stick to it, get more light during the day, eat dinner early (or not at all), stay physically active, don’t let the day’s anxieties and tasks build up and accumulate and weigh on your mind. Basic stuff. Not easy…

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How to Work Out with a BOSU Exercise Ball

You’ve probably seen a BOSU exercise ball at the gym. It’s that piece of equipment hanging out by the free weights that looks like half of an inflated beach ball about two feet in diameter attached to a flat disc. You know the one. But do you know what to do with it? Have you ever incorporated a BOSU ball into your workout? The BOSU…

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 195

Research of the Week Babies in the womb "smile" when the mother eats carrots and "frown" when the mother eats kale. ApoB might not be the predictive biomarker we thought. Burpee training improves endurance and short term memory in teens. Kidney recipients actually need more protein than you think. Wolves can attach to humans.

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Primal Skincare: Best Practices for Healthy Skin

The average person spends thousands of dollars a year on skincare products—lotions, creams, serums, tonics, and ointments designed to moisturize, heal, and fend off the outward signs of aging. For most people, the foremost consideration when choosing skincare products is, “Does it work?” However, the growing popularity of so-called clean beauty products indicates that more people are also caring about the quality of the ingredients…

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