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
The LA Times profiled some guy named “Mark Sisson” and something called “Primal living”.
The more tofu they eat, the worse community-dwelling elderly Chinese perform on tests of cognitive function.
In addition to killing gut bacteria, antibiotics also have the potential to destroy intestinal cells and damage mitochondria.
Among Finnish men, frequent sauna usage (4-7 times per week) is associated with greater longevity than infrequent sauna usage (once per week).
Exercise makes junk food less appealing.
Oh, look. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real, after all.
Mindfulness meditation improves sleep quality in older adults with sleep problems.
Episode 56: Andrew Steele of DNAFit: Host Brad Kearns talks with Andrew Steele, British Olympic 400 m runner and Athletics Specialist for DNAFit. Loaded with PhD biochemists, molecular geneticists, and nutrigenomists, DNAFit is helping pro athletes, weekend warriors, regular folks, and even me optimize our diet and training.
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A summary of Tim Noakes’ recent talk at the Cape Town LCHF convention.
Disrupting animals’ circadian rhythms makes them more likely to be preyed upon in the wild. Could the same happen to humans?
Sugar sales are down in the UK.
Cholesterol (and coffee) is back on the menu.
Technology is great and all, but we’re really missing out on some serious stargazing as a result.
Luckily, an increasing number of “dark sky advocates” are speaking out.
Your dog knows when you’re lying.
Are you the parent of a “free-range kid” who has no one to play with? Find a free-range friend by registering here.
Bans on tiny plastic beads in soaps, scrubs, cosmetics, and even toothpaste are spreading nationwide. Good.
There’s a small Russian village where every able-bodied inhabitant is an accomplished tight-rope walker.
When you look closely, tree bark is really quite breathtaking.
One year ago (Mar 2 – Mar 8)
The exact moment that I fell for my now wife was during Primal Blueprint inspired sprints on Ocean Beach in San Francisco. As a recent convert she had read about the unique benefits of sprinting on the Mark’s Daily Apple website.
Prior to sprinting on Ocean Beach we ate brunch at San Francisco’s famous Cliff House. She was wearing a stylish Sunday brunch dress; I was probably wearing something equally semi-formal. The original plan was to walk along the beach and enjoy the family-friendly weather, which is saying a lot because San Francisco beaches are not the fun-in-the-sun type deals that I envision with Malibu beaches. The beach was packed. On our walk we were dodging dogs, kids, waves, and frisbees. Somewhere along the way she suggested that we get some sprints in. I was like okay… expecting some smooth striding. But on ready-set-go her elbows were hammering back and I was looking at them from behind. On the third or fourth sprint she unexpectedly pulled up. When I circled back I learned that a bee stung her on the foot. In a matter-of-fact tone she explained what happened with no whining, or language that couldn’t be used in a Disney movie. As per usual, she was so cool about things. And though she isn’t a pedigreed (former) athlete like myself, I appreciated that she had initiated the sprints in the first place, nevermind that she was wearing a dress!
We had a term when I played college rugby, “pin your ears back;” it applied when you were running with abandon to score, or chasing someone down at full tilt. To get the picture just imagine the aerodynamics of a floppy-eared Golden Retriever recklessly chasing down a tennis ball. Right then I knew how lucky I was to find someone so cool, different and special. So I pinned my ears back on our relationship, later proposing at Ocean Beach over a bonfire. Since getting married in July 2014 much has transpired. We are expecting our first kid in September 2015. The woman who didn’t wince at a bee sting to the foot cannot escape the discomfort of first trimester nausea, and the real challenges of a Paleo pregnancy.
The main reason that I am writing is that I believe her pregnancy story will resonate with some of your Daily Applers. She created a blog found at paleoob.wordpress.com to document her experience. As the blog’s name suggests she is an OBGYN. Her blog offers a unique point of view from a Paleo medical professional who knows quite a bit about this pregnancy stuff from the other side of the exam table.
On a side note, she has been named the Healthy Weight Advocate for her OBGYN department, and she is a member of the Physician Health and Wellness Committee within her medical group. On your website I read that one of your goals is help 10 million people get healthier. I would like to think of my wife as one of the ripples in your pond.
Thanks for allowing me to share. And we are profoundly grateful for being exposed to a lifestyle that has changed our lives.
Jacques & Paleo OB
– What a great story, huh?