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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...

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The Primal Blueprint message has been received and taken to heart by thousands of Mark’s Daily Apple readers. I receive emails nearly every day with inspiring, life-changing success stories. People that reversed diabetes; lost 50+ pounds and took back control of their lives; refined their diet and exercise program to attain goals they thought were impossible. Here is just a small sample of the amazing accounts of transformation I have received. Check back every week for a new Primal Blueprint Real Life Story.

If you have your own personal success story and would like to share it with me and the MDA community please drop me a line via our contact form.

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Latest Success Stories

Living a Life Like This Is Amazing

Name: Elsha

Age: 41

In their words:
“I am healthier than I have ever been in my life, and I have the energy to play with my 5-year-old and keep up with him. I will Never, Ever go back to what I did and thought and believed before going Primal/Paleo. And it really is a domino effect. Once y...

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Autoimmune Disease
I Feel More Confident, Strong, Grounded and Energized

Name: James Dawson

Age: 35

In his words:   “My journey has also led me to pursue psycho-dynamic therapy. Many of my challenges seem to have a psycho-emotional root cause or component. T...

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I Thought Any Weight Issue Could Be Corrected With Chronic Exercise

Name: Kevin Christensen

Age: 35

In his words:   “I am now low enough in body fat to somewhat see my abs, this was never the case even in 2-3 hours a day of college basketball practice over a f...

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Career Development
Overcoming Addiction Included Changing My Diet

Name: Zachary Johannsen

Age: 32

In his words:   “I’m hoping that others will see, if nothing else, the power that nutrition and lifestyle have over brain function to overcome addiction a...

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Thyroid Disorders
I Hope I Can Make This the Best Decade Yet

Name: John Fortuna

Age: 71

In his words:   “From my perspective the most important impact this lifestyle has had on me is psychological, my outlook on life…….getting old but s...

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Career Development
The More You Seek, The More You Find

Name: Mark W.


In his words:   “This is not the end, however. There is always room for improvement. It is easy to become complacent and think that we have ‘arrived&#8217...

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Heart Disease
My Quest for Information Became Personal

Name: Bradley Nickell

Age: 47

In his words:   “In June my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, in July my stepdad passed away from complications from diabetes and my wife suddenly was alle...

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Heart Disease
Success Story Follow-Up: At 70-Years-Old I’m On a Roll!

Name: Alvin Dannenberg

Age: 70

In his words:   “I am healthier today than I have ever been. Some of my old friends think I am a fanatic because I have changed so much, and they haven’t. Oh ...

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Success Stories
Success Story Follow-Up: At 44 Years Young, I Feel Great!

Name: Federico

Age: 44

In his words:   “Being in a natural, mild state of ketosis pretty much all the time—thanks to my super low-carb, high-fat, and moderate protein regime—my su...

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Depression & Mental Health
Being Keto-Adapted Is One Helluva Ride!

Name: Aaron H.

Age: 35

In his words:   “It seemed so crazy that it was even possible that I went from being a completely sick and depressed fat guy knowing nothing about food to a rip...

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