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.

Holiday Survival Guide, Part II

Isn't it telling that we even think of the holidays as something to survive? And yet, we do. If that's not a clear indicator of stress, I don't know what is. I think a great deal of the immune suppression, weight gain and poor moods many people experience during the holiday season is not necessarily food-related but rather stress-related (though unhealthy foods are themselves a…

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Are Germs Making You Fat?

A fascinating article in New Scientist discusses the impact that germs have on your weight. In short, our digestive tracts are host to millions of microbes that aid in fermenting and digesting food. There are germs that help break down carbohydrates, germs that help digest fats, and so on. What's fascinating is the new finding that obese people have more of a particular type of…

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Risk, Schmisk

What are you more likely to be afraid of: A shark or a candy bar? Driving in your car or flying on a plane? Falling out of your bed or being hit by lightning? The flu or avian flu? It's interesting how we humans assess risk. It turns out, we're pretty bad at it. Our risk of choking on a candy bar is 3,000 times…

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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

HRT is all over the news again. This, from Newsday: "Statistics from a major study revealing that rates of the most common form of breast cancer dropped dramatically between 2002 and 2003 are being greeted with applause and skepticism as the medical and advocacy communities digest the news." Yes, it's a tough one to chew. In brief, cases of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer (which accounts…

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A Word on Cheese ‘Food’

Well, a few dozen words, which apparently still can’t compete with the number of ingredients required to make cheese “food”. When a food producer has to state the obvious, I get concerned. I start thinking about lobbies, factories, manufacturing, chemicals, and processes – things that sounded fun on the Jetsons but have disturbing consequences in reality. Maybe I’m easily entertained, but I get a real…

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MEAL Act Regulation: Would It Make a Difference? (Why the Rational Will Never Work)

THOUGHTS ON THE FOOD POLICE, INFORMATION TRANSPARENCY, & RELATIVE GLUTTONY Right now, our gifted men and women in the House of Representatives are tucking into the MEAL Act, and the Senate may consider a similar measure soon. The MEAL Act (Menu Education And Labeling) is the latest clever acronym brought to you by the food police. And I have to ask myself – and you…

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