The popular story of how low-carb diets work goes something like this: Reducing your carbohydrate in...
Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...Tell Me More
It’s that time of year again. People are starting to think about the new year ahead, which always goes hand in hand with resolutions aimed at improving health and fitness. I have an idea: Why not make metabolic flexibility your goal for 2019?
Metabolic flexibility refers to the ability to efficiently use different substrates for energy. Once you free yourself from carbohydrate dependency, you can enjoy sustained energy throughout the day. You can skip a meal or two—or even engage in longer fasts—comfortably. Add to this the ability to supercharge your fitness and sports performance, plus burn excess body fat without the deprivation of a traditional diet mentality.Read More
Research of the Week
In the healthy elderly, daily aspirin use failed to improve disability-free survival while increasing the risk of bleeding.
Prenatal exposure to PFCS, found in teflon cooking surfaces and plastics used in food packaging, may reduce penis size and fertility.
Adding powdered mustard seed to your cooked broccoli increases the amount of sulforaphane you absorb.
Whether healthy adults eat high- or low-protein diets has no effect on their kidney function.
Just 12% of American adults are metabolically healthy.
Every McDonald’s touchscreen researchers tested had feces on it.Read More
For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a few questions from readers. First, the diabetes drug metformin looks like a “wonder” drug, even (or especially) for non-diabetics. Are there any known side effects? Is there anything we should watch out for?
Second, I address some of the concerns and criticisms shared in response to the Kraft Heinz announcement post.Read More
Research of the Week
AI can predict heart disease risk from studying an eyeball.
Periodic reminder that bacon protects rats against colon cancer.
100 examples of cognitive decline reversal using diet and lifestyle.
Family dinners work.
Drawing helps memorization more than writing.
Humans may not have killed off the African megafauna after all.
Same-race teachers may help student achievement.Read More
Good morning, everyone. I’ve got a Weekly Link Love coming up, but first I wanted to share some news with you.
So, it’s a big day. One of the biggest in my life.
Twelve years ago I set out on a mission to change lives with the beginning of the Mark’s Daily Apple blog. The ancestral health movement was at its very beginnings then, and the push for more natural and organic food choices was still small compared to the conventional offerings and messaging out there. Time went on, and that vision grew into vast new dimensions, including the creation (and dizzying growth) of Primal Kitchen®, my vision for the world’s best-tasting, health-enhancing, real-food pantry staples.
And change lives, we have. Over the last decade, I’ve had to adjust my goal from helping 10 million people claim better health to helping 100 million people do just that. It’s a good problem to have.
I’m excited to share news that I believe will help our Primal community knock that goal out of the park.Read More
It’s about that time of year. Whatever your inclination or creed, whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukah or nothing at all, gift giving is a solid, time-honored way to establish and maintain bonds and friendship, show people you care, and make another person happy (and, as you’ll see after today’s post, healthy). Today I’m going to lay out some of my favorite products. These are purchases I’ve made and loved, gifts I’ve received and given. (And I’m throwing in one of the best deals I’ve ever offered that combines new and old favorites on the Primal scene—but you’ll have to scroll to the end.)
Without further ado, here’s the 2018 Primal Gift Guide.Read More