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
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Coffee is just as hydrating as water, new research confirms.
Recent analysis of frozen mammoth carcasses from over 40,000 years ago reveals ample amounts of subcutaneous and visceral fat, including plenty of saturated fat and omega-3s. Seems not all wild animals our ancestors hunted and ate were lean, starved things after all.
Are the relatively meager cardiovascular benefits of statins in the elderly worth the risk of serious side effects?
Dopamine hacking: how breaking up goals into smaller tasks that you can easily complete helps you beat procrastination.
Butter, bacon, and bone broth: a writer spends a week on the Laker’s new diet.
The monkeys at a UK zoo have switched from bananas to vegetables. Since the change, their coats and gut health have improved, and they’ve become more sociable and less aggressive.
Man do I wish I had access to the recipes behind some of these beauties.
Nine ways processed food makes us fat – another strong list from Business Insider.
How a researcher is using cheese made from human armpit, belly button, and foot bacteria to help people become more accepting of our microbial passengers.
Here’s why you need to sleep, guys.
A great talk from a doctor who used dietary modifications to completely eliminate her daughter’s symptoms of autism.
This guy did the no ‘poo thing before it was cool. Plus he smokes a pipe. What a hipster.
Although we aren’t the cyborgs of modern sci-fi (yet), we’ve nonetheless augmented our brains with technology. This appears to be causing atrophy to certain areas of our brain (memory and attention, namely), but does it matter?
One year ago (Jan 20 – Jan 26)
In regards to the hunter-gatherer population that experienced tooth decay … In the original article, the authors state that the acorns were possibly consumed raw due to the rarity of charred remains found. Raw acorns increases the tannic and phytic acid load in the diet, which can lead to mineral deficiencies, which can ultimately lead to tooth decay. Most wild food experts will tell you that acorns must be leached and cooked properly in order to remove the anti-nutrients. So to say that sweet acorns lead to tooth decay may be accurate … only if they are not processed in the proper way.