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.

how to measure ketones

Measuring Ketones: What, When, Why, and How

Keto is unique compared to other diets because there is an objective marker that tells you if you’re on the right track. With an easy at-home test, you can confirm that you are, in fact, in a state of ketosis. Regular readers probably know I’m not a big data tracker. My energy, sleep, workout performance, stamina, and enjoyment of life tell me almost everything I…

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gluten intolerance sensitivity

Dear Mark: Gluten Sensitivity, Intolerance, Celiac Disease, and Grains

  Dear Mark, You talk a lot about the evils of grains. I follow your logic on why a grain free diet is best, and I have seen weight loss and just feel better overall since heeding your advice. But there is one thing (well, more than one) that I don't understand but hear about often. Could you explain what gluten intolerance is and why…

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Weekly Link Love—Edition 87

Research of the Week Yoga promotes stress resilience. Adipose tissue is limited by the number of embryonic progenitor cells. Relying only on antibody testing may not capture everyone with coronavirus immunity. Birds who swallow fish eggs whole may deposit them intact and viable into isolated lakes.

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guide to cholesterol

The Definitive Guide to Cholesterol

Contrary to what we've been told, cholesterol didn't evolve to give us heart disease. It's not here to kill us. The actual roles of cholesterol in the body include insulating neurons, building and maintaining cellular membranes, participating in the immune response, metabolizing fat soluble vitamins, synthesizing vitamin D, producing bile, and kick-starting the body's synthesis of many hormones, including the sex hormones. Without cholesterol, it's…

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benefits of turmeric curcumin

The Health Benefits of Turmeric, and How to Get More of It

It may not share cinnamon’s popularity, but turmeric is another spice with powerful culinary and medicinal qualities that deserves our attention. Turmeric, known officially as curcuma longa and historically as Indian saffron, is a rhizome (root) of the ginger family. Its horizontal root system is dug up, baked, and ground into a bright orange powder, which then goes into any number of Middle Eastern, South…

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 86

Research of the Week Ancient Irish elite were largely incestuous. In a recent study, coronavirus shows up on tons of hospital surfaces but with very low viral loads. Present but not transmissible. Having a younger blood donor is linked to shorter hospital stays. "Conservation areas" don't actually conserve anything. Losing body fat probably improves cancer resistance.

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