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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Foot Health for Better Ankles, Knees, Hips, and Back (Plus 7 Foot-Strengthening Exercises You Can Do Anywhere)

Honestly, when’s the last time you paid attention to your feet unless they were causing you pain? Granted, I haven’t extensively polled my friends about their foot care regimens, but it’s easy to surmise that we largely neglect our poor feet. I’m not talking about getting the occasional pedicure or attacking your calluses with one of those terrifying implements that looks like a cheese grater.…

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week — Edition 131

Research of the Week Another study confirming that selenium status is a strong factor in COVID severity. "Dietary saturated fats seem to be less harmful than the proposed alternatives." Can parents with differing views on veganism compromise when feeding their kids? The pandemic running boom. Who's running and why? Where does the lead hypothesis stand?

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The Value of Eating What Your Ancestors Ate

Everyone understands the intuitive power of eating the way our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate for hundreds of thousands of years. Sure, there's a lot of variation throughout the eons. Changing climates and human migration patterns determined the culinary landscapes available to our ancestors, and the proportion of animals to plants in the diet varied across latitudes. There was no One Diet to Rule Them All, but…

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

New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week — Edition 130

Research of the Week Top men and women are hard at work trying to convince you to go on a plant-based diet. Ivermectin combined with doxycycline looks to be an effective, inexpensive COVID treatment. Neanderthals ate some starchy foods. At least across the Southwestern United States, ancient human gut biomes were far more diverse than they are today. Mental "handwriting" to text. Ancient enhancement of…

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How to Grill Everything – the Ultimate Guide

June looms. Summer is almost upon us. The sun's out, people are starting to gather and mingle, the big box stores are stocking charcoal again, and those chicken drumsticks, that tri tip, that lamb leg, and that salmon filet behind the butcher counter are looking good. You feel the pull of the grill. It calls to you. You need to respond—but how to do it?…

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How to Buy and Cook the Perfect Steak

Crisp and caramelized on the outside, but never burnt. A first bite that melts in your mouth as the savory, perfectly seasoned flavor of beef hits your palate. The rich, smoky aroma of animal fat dripping onto an open fire. That, my friends, is a perfect steak. You don’t have to make reservations at an expensive steakhouse to reach this sort of steak nirvana. It…

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