Mark Sisson: Archives
Obstacles to Losing Weight
And how to overcome them.
Workouts That Don't Feel Like It
You may be doing more than you realize, says Mark Sisson.
Primal Ways To Begin the Day
Try these instead of being coffee-deprived and grouchy, says Mark
Reasons You're Not Losing Weight
Mark Sisson on stalled shrinkage.
Was the Fat, Doughnut Eating Cop
By going primal I lost 93 lbs. in 6 months and dropped 10 pants
Grains, No Migraines
Going primal stopped Katie's pain, nausea, and panic.
It Primal or Not?
Mark Sisson clears up some food confusion.
Flab to Fab in 7 Months
Primal months, that is.
Reasons You're Not Losing Weight
Mark Sisson on how to break through and reach your goals.
Simple Things To Do
To prepare for a successful, primal 2013.
More Flab, Cramps, or Hunger
I feel like I'm in the human race again.
Phases of Hunger
Recognizing and dealing with them was the key to my primal transformation.
Last-Minute Primal Gift Ideas
Mark Sisson's list of good and useful items for everyone.
Those SAD Foods
Use Mark Sisson's primal shopping list.
Up the Incredible, Edible Egg
Mark Sisson on fighting food fatigue.
Chow down on these 7 primal foods without a worry, says Mark Sisson.
Was Obese, Depressed, and in Denial
But thanks to going primal, I have never felt better in my life.
Tried Every Fad Diet, But Just Got Fatter
Then the primal way taught me food was medicine, and look at me
9 Most Important Foods
To buy organic.
Not To Have a Hangover
Mark Sisson on hacks you can hang your hat on.
Mark Sisson on the good, the bad, and the beautiful.
for Winter 'Barefoot' Shoes?
Mark Sisson answers some of our burning questions.
Months in, 50 Pounds Down
Obesity and acid reflux are gone, and my love of bacon is back.
Ways You Could Be Sabotaging It
A good night's sleep, that is.
Mark Sisson's latest installment of "is it primal or not?"
Headaches, Chronic Fatigue: Gone!
Once I quit gluten and sugar, I had energy and my whole life changed.
Mark Sisson's got the top 10 natural ways to reduce inflammation.
Ways You Could be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss
Inadvertently. Mark Sisson explains.
It Primal or Not?
Mark Sisson on some good things to eat.
You Spring for Organic Fruits and Vegetables?
Mark Sisson takes the common-sense approach.
Wheat Is Toxic
Mark Sisson on how this came to be, and why we must avoid it.
Was at My Worst Instead of in My Prime
Now the weight, constant migraines, acne, and pain are gone because
About GM Foods?
If you go primal, you'll be avoiding them automatically, says Mark
Much Is Bad
Mark Sisson on why excessive exercise can be hazardous to your health.
Was Fat and Miserable
How primal persistence helped me get through life's ups and downs.
To Deal With Life-Changing Setbacks
Mark Sisson on cultivating resilience.
Organic a Scam?
Mark Sisson on 2 aspects of our wellness.
To Choose Your Booze
Mark Sisson on the art of the primal indulgence.
I Got Off the Hamster Wheel
Chronic cardio, sugar binges, and a sickening diet are all gone,
thanks to going primal, says Michelle Ford.
I Lost the Migraines, Fatigue, and Weight
Jason Bussanich on going from sugar-burner to fat-burner.
Endless, Mind-Numbing Cardio
Move slowly, lift heavy things, and sprint a little to achieve primal
fitness, says Mark Sisson.
to Shop, Cook, and Dine-Out Primally
After you've eliminated the government diet, here's the next step,
says Mark Sisson.
Knew Something Was Terribly Wrong
How one doctor found the path to primal wellness.
the Government Off Your Plate
Mark Sisson on how and why.
Key Concepts of Being Primal
Live by them and youll be on your way to a lifetime of health
and wellness, says Mark Sisson.
Overcame the Insurmountable
Jeremy Creed on a primal miracle.
Symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity
Do you suffer from any of them?
Is the Low-Carb Flu?
It's common, temporary, and has enormous benefits as your body transitions,
says Mark Sisson.
Felt Like I Was Dying Every Day
Then I went primal, lost 110 lbs., and have a new lease on life.
You may fight it, but your body knows its ideal composition, says
on the Negative Ions
Mark Sisson on why they're so good for our health and well-being.
Gained 67 Lbs., and Digestion and Blood Sugar Problems
Then I geeked-up on primal science, and look at me now.
Be Duped by Your Olive Oil
Mark Sisson on how to find the perfect, healthy, unadulturated kind.
Eggs Really As Bad As Smoking?
Mark Sisson slices-up the latest study from the allies of Big Pharma.
Helps Lower Body Weight and Protect Against Diabetes?
Mark Sisson on the relationship among coffee, caffeine, and insulin.
32 ideas for primal play as the summer days wane.
'Healthy Lifestyle' Nearly Killed Me
But since going primal, I'm stronger, leaner, healthier, and happier
than ever at age 53.
To Your Body
Just not all the time, says Mark Sisson.
Became a Fat-Burning Machine
How my primal transformation happened in a matter of months.
You Increase Carb Intake To Lose Weight?
Mark Sisson explains the benefits of occasional "refeeding."
Chocolate, Steak, Bacon, Red Wine
And other "sensible vices" from Mark Sisson.
Were 2 Unhealthy People in Fat Suits
Then we discovered primal living, and changed everything, says Ed
Mark Sisson on coffee, tequila, cheese, afternoon naps, and fat,
fat, and more fat.
Mark Sisson answers readers' questions.
Grumpy, Deprived, Frustrated
After a 20-year battle, a nutritionist learns the primal truth.
Wheat an Addictive Opiate?
It's the main culprit in the sugar/insulin roller-coaster that drives
its own consumption, says Mark Sisson.
Mark Sisson on avoiding adrenal fatigue and weight-gain.
Cancer to Health
My discovery of the primal way was like finding the holy grail.
Desperation to Inspiration
can have primal success, says Mark Sisson.
Does It Mean To Be Fat-Adapted'?
Your body can burn fat all day long, and that's a great thing.
the Process, Forget the Results
Go primal for a year and you'll be as amazed as I am, says Shane
Mezcal, Ezekiel Bread, and More
Can you guess whether they're primal or not? Mark Sisson has the
to Become a Fat-Burning Beast
Go from being a sugar-burner to primal, fit, and healthy.
Was Constantly Hungry and Sick, Overweight and Over-Medicated
But, at rock bottom, I found the Primal
Would You Do in the Middle of the Night?
Is the natural, healthy pattern of biphasic sleep better for you?
A simple and ingenious recipe for guys.
Work Stinks Go Outside
Reduce stress, restore attention and health by moving out doors,
says Mark Sisson.
Don't Understand Your Healthy, High-Fat Diet
Mark Sisson on how to respond to the top 7 reactions.
You Dive in
Mark Sisson on chlorinated swimming pools.
To Be Kissing Sweet?
7 easy ways to avoid bad breath naturally.
I Hate To Exercise
Mark Sisson has 6 strategies to rethink and approach it differently.
Mark Sisson on 7 foods you may be tempted to eat.
They Curious, Flabbergasted, Threatened?
How to respond to 8 common reactions about going grain-free.
More Hard Living for This Rebel Musician
Eric Keyes on the joys of discovering the primal life with his dog-pal,
It Primal To Eat Nuts?
Mark Sisson on the right and wrong way to enjoy them.
10 Junk Foods in Disguise
Don't be fooled by words like organic, lean, etc., says Mark Sisson.
37 Years of Obsessions, Insecurity, Binges
One year of primal, and I'm free at last.
Obese, and Tired
I lost hope amidst the constant hunger caused by conventional diet
and exercise. Then I went primal.
Good Things To Eat
Are they primal or not? Mark Sisson gives his verdict.
I Tamed My Blood Sugar and My Hunger
I'm happier and more alive since going primal.
You Get the 'Rich Man's Disease'?
Mark Sisson on how going primal can end agonizing foot-joint pain.
Beer Drinker's Primal Story
At 52, I'm at my lowest weight, the health issues are gone and,
yes, I still drink my favorite brew.
There's no effort involved in fasting; just chose the best method
for yourself, says Mark Sisson.
It, Salt It, Cure It, Pound It
Mark Sisson on traditional ways of preserving food.
A critic of the low-carb diet eats her words, goes primal, and changes
You Enjoy Your Healthy, Functioning Brain?
Mark Sisson on 3 ways short-term fasting will help you keep it that
Since going primal, I eat until I'm full, work out less, and am
Books I'm Reading Right Now
Mark Sisson delves into the ancient elements of our primal connection.
I Lost the Weight Now How About the Skin?
Mark Sisson on dealing with it.
More Grains No More Antacids
At 71, I'm primal, and free of focus and balance problems. Life
Eating Red Meat Kill You?
Denise Minger on State-sponsored "science."
Was a 310 lb. Unhappy Guy
How time, and trial and error, helped me become a strong, primal,
You Go Primal with Food Allergies or Restrictions?
You bet! Mark Sisson explains how.
the Best of the Ice Age
Have primal meals ready to eat. Mark Sisson on how.
Joint Supplements Really Help?
Mark Sisson on the debate over glucosamine, chrondroitin, and MSM.
Like a Hunter-Gatherer'
Those words changed my body and my life.
Brighter the Better
Colorful fruits and vegetables are the nutritional powerhouses,
says Mark Sisson.
No Excuse Not To Eat Chocolate
Mark Sisson on the many health benefits of the delicious, dark,
Fat, Avoided Knee Surgery, Wore a Bikini Again
and so much more happened when Pamela Matthews and family went primal.
Devil Made Me Do It?
8 reasons you may act against your own better judgment.
Ate Rubbish, Got Bigger, Tried Everything
Then I learned the truth about carbs, went primal, and look at me
You Eat Honey?
It's a wonderfully complex food, says Mark Sisson, but stick with
the darker, raw version as a treat.
5 reasons why we need it, and where to find it.
To Recover From a Nasty Upset Stomach
Forget Mom's toast and 7-Up, says Mark Sisson; you'll do much better
with primal food and drink.
Can They Eat So Much Rice and Not Gain Weight?
Mark Sisson explains the primal "Asian Paradox."
53, I'm Leaner and Stronger Than Ever
How going primal helped me discover my inner kick-butt self.
6 Anti-Inflammatory Foods
They're downright therapeutic, says Mark Sisson.
Joy of Stargazing
Mark Sisson on why the night sky matters.
and Pain Free for the First Time in 10 Years
How one small primal change gave me amazing results.
the Cause of Heart Disease?
It all comes down to inflammation, says Mark Sisson.
Your Canned Goods Safe to Eat?
Mark Sisson's list of common primal foods that are packaged BPA-free.
Is Inflammation and Why Does It Make Us Suffer?
Mark Sisson on 11 ways we induce it in our bodies.
There Less-Bad Currency To Hold Right Now?
Yes, says Simom Black.
Weight Dropped Off Effortlessly
Going primal and gluten-free made me feel alive.
the War on Salt
Mark Sisson sets the record straight on the demonized element and
the Fast-Track to Obesity, Diabetes, and Prescription Drugs
But see what happened when I decided to give the primal lifestyle
a 30-day trial, says Brandon White.
Mark Sisson on the good, the bad, and how to interpret your test
2 Hours of Exercise a Week?
Doug McGuff's step-by-step plan on how and why.
Christmas Gifts for the Primal Tribe
Mark Sisson is checking his list for a healthy lifestyle.
Kick Off Your Barefoot Shoes
And eat some dirt, says Mark Sisson.
Agra Has Ruined Your Health
Mark Sisson on what to do about it.
Easy a Caveman Could Do It
Mark Sisson's fitness plan requires minimum effort for maximum effect.
Bloated, Achy, Sluggish?
Chronic inflammation seems to be at the root of nearly every disease,
says Mark Sisson.
To Eat More Fat
8 ways to do it, and enjoy subverting the establishment, too, says
Am Forever Changed
I lost more than 200 lbs. and reclaimed my life and spirit, says
You bet! Mark Sisson updates the traditional delight.
Problem with Antibiotics
They make you fat, says Mark Sisson.
Not Just Bacon and Steak
Going primal also means eating more vegetables, says Mark Sisson.
You Succumb to Temptation?
Mark Sisson on how to deal with your "gateway" foods for
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Do the Opposite of What the Government Says
Mark Sisson talks to Lew Rockwell on how to get healthier.
the Grid Goes Down
Mark Sisson on practicing now.
Innovative Uses for Salt
You've never heard of.
Unusual Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide
It's a mold-master, vegetation-avenger, and much more, says Mark
To stay healthy and make the most of the fall season, says Mark
Doctor Couldn't Believe It
Going primal allowed me to recover from a 12' fall and a broken
neck. Article by Trey Houston.
the 21-Day Total Body Transformation?
It's quick, easy, and a wholly new way to go primal, says Mark Sisson.
Mark Sisson on the primal body.
21-Day Primal Transformation
De Coster on Mark Sisson and energy, weight loss, and long life.
Beans About It, or Canned Tomatoes Either
Mark Sisson cooks up a pot of real primal Texas chili.
Was a Veritable Garbage Disposal
Going primal rescued me at the lowest point in my life, says Graham
To Deal With the Stumbling Blocks
Mark Sisson clears away the obstacles on the road to primal living.
Your Body Telling You Right Now?
Take an inventory from head to toe, says Mark Sisson, and pay attention
to what it tells you.
Ken Korg Got the Ball Rolling
Man Who Fell in Love With Bacon
And lost 130 lbs.
Mark Sisson on the symptoms, causes, and remedies for GERD.
Gone in 6 Months
Hypertension, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, apnea, and 75 lbs.
About Dairy and Other Primal Diet Questions
Robb Wolf, original paleoguy, supplies the answers.
Eat Oats and Does Eat Oats
So why shouldn't you?
Red Meat and Bacon
The latest "study" lauded in the mainstream media is utter
nonsense, says Mark Sisson.
Burning and Muscle Confusion
Mark Sisson on why it's not about calories.
You Should Avoid Eating Grains
Mark Sisson explains what your body is up against.
Mark Sisson on the health benefits of delicious cinnamon.
To Build the Health and Strength of Your Feet
5 Exercises and other strategies to prepare for barefooting.
To relieve a sunburn.
We Eat Dirt?
Mark Sisson digs into the mysterious practice of geophagy.
Natural Ways To Avoid Sunburn
Mark Sisson on how your body makes its own protection.
Mark Sisson's guide to prepping and packing nutritious food that
can last for days.
Hunger Happen and Don't Force Fasting
Mark Sisson on meal times and frequencies.
No Such Thing as Too Much Bacon or Butter
Mark Sisson explains how much is too much of various foods, and
when there is no such thing.
If the Shoe Fits, Forget It
Barefoot is better, says Mark Sisson.
Old School Ways
To relish summer.
the Dark Glasses?
Sunlight is good for your eyes.
Virtue of Shellfishness
Mark Sisson on the delights and nutritional content of oysters,
clams, scallops, and more.
the Best Bug Repellent?
Mark Sisson on the pros and cons of chemical and natural products.
Foods I Couldn't Live Without
Mark Sisson's favorites for flavor, pleasure, and nutritional content.
We Really Need a Guide to Walking?
Yes. See Mark Sisson's tips and techniques.
Our Caveman Ancestors Have Better Teeth Than We Do?
It takes more than brushing to care for them, says Mark Sisson.
Height and Your Health
Is there a connection?
Is that what's holding your "steak" together?
And fuel your metabolism. Mark Sisson explains how it works.
Mark Sisson's guide to the pros and cons of common varieties.
Farmed Seafood Safe?
Mark Sisson on what's good for you, and what isn't.
You Have a Sweet Tooth?
Mark Sisson on how to satisfy it.
Mark Sisson on mental focus in a sea of distractions.
6 common herbs with fascinating health benefits.
Beginner's Herb Garden
How to keep it simple with essential plants and containers.
Pursuit of Silence
Mark Sisson on how noise can make us sick.
Tips for Desk Jockeys
Mark Sisson on solutions and workarounds for the realities of office
Mark Sisson on the power of books.
the Golden Green Goddess
Mark Sisson on the selection, use, and care of olive oil.
Eating Too Much Protein Harmful to Your Kidneys?
That is a ridiculous idea, says Mark Sisson.
Psychology of Food
Mark Sisson on how deeply entrenched cravings hold sway over our
lifestyles and diet.
Need 8 Hours of Uninterrupted Sleep, Right?
Maybe not, says Mark Sisson.
for Physical and Mental Health
Play, long walks, and the great outdoors aren't really optional
at all, says Mark Sisson.
There a Healthy Alternative to Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners?
Mark Sisson on the many benefits of stevia.
to Jack LaLanne
My inspiration for physical culture, diet, and health was an awesome
dude, says Mark Sisson.
Months of Primal Living
97 wonderful changes to body, mind, and spirit.
in That Stuff, Anyway?
Mark Sisson's guide to diet soda.
To Make Red Wine Vinegar
With the right mother and patience, you can craft one far superior
to store-bought, says Mark Sisson.
How Mark Sisson discovered the source of his gut-wrenching IBS and
Can Some People Eat Anything and Never Gain an Ounce?
Mark Sisson has the answer.
Mark Sisson on the magic of an old-fashioned pressure-cooker.
Ways To Improve Your Sleep
Mark Sisson on getting all the ZZZZZZ's you need.
New Year's Resolutions
First, take stock of how far you've come in the last year, says
Ways To Fight Stress
Mark Sisson offers primal strategies.
Low-Carb Fruit Lovers
Mark Sisson's guide to the best and worst for sugar content and
of Doctors and No Solutions
When they fail, it's time to take health education into your own
hands, says Mark Sisson.
13 holiday gifts that support the caveman lifestyle.
Ways To Reduce Your Chemical Load
Sisson on simple and inexpensive ways to reduce the effect of toxins.
Vitamin D, and Supplements
Mark Sisson on why it's important to take D3.
Flies in the Face of Conventional Wisdom
I got my health and youth back thanks to the primal blueprint, says
Annual Festival of All Things Carb
What's your plan for Thanksgiving?
It a Yam? Or Is It a Sweet Potato?
Mark Sisson explains the difference, and why it matters primally.
the Caveman Lifestyle Really Work?
Mark Sisson has some tales of life-saving transformation.
10 natural ways to avoid the inflammation landmine.
Your Doctor Getting Cash Payouts From Big Pharma?
Search this database of 17,000 doctors (and $257 million in payola)
to find out, says Mark Sisson.
Turn off medical TV. It's bad for your health, says Mark Sisson.
Humans Designed To Live on Grains and Refined Sugar?
No, since they make us fatter and sicker, says Mark Sisson.
Insanely Powerful and Addictive Drug
Mark Sisson on sugar and its many guises.
Glory of Saturated Fat
Mark Sisson on why we need it, and love it.
Small Steps Toward the Cave
Mark Sisson's advice for those starting the primal journey.
Mark Sisson's guide to that savory primal treat, bacon.
To Cook the Perfect Steak
It's just a few easy steps to red-meat nirvana, says Mark Sisson.
Caveguy Mark Sisson's guide to healthy drinking.
Water and Fat
Primalguy Mark Sisson on getting rid of both.
The caveguy, Mark Sisson, on grains.
To Get the Junk Food Monkey Off Your Back
Mark Sisson explains how your brain responds to different substances.
Ways To 'Get Primal'
Caveguy Mark Sisson on the diet and physical activities of our pre-agricultural
We love it, and despite a government hate campaign, it plays a key
role in the primal diet: Fat.
for a Caveman
Mark Sisson's list of delicious, healthy, paleo-snacks.
Great SaltBlood Pressure Debate
Has the most wonderful seasoning gotten a bad rap?
Do Hangovers Hurt So Much?
Mark Sisson on the science, and the easy ways to prevent them.
Praise of Dirt, Dust, Dishevelment
The caveguy, Mark Sisson, on the joys of living with them.
Steak a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Mark Sisson on the primal diet.