Mark Sisson

Mark Sisson

Mark Sisson is an American fitness author and blogger, and a former distance runner, triathlete and Ironman competitor. Sisson finished 4th in the February 1982 Ironman World Championship.

He has written several books, including The Primal Blueprint, which incorporates aspects of the popular Paleolithic diet. The Primal Blueprint is his fifth book. Sisson also blogs at his website Mark's Daily Apple.

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by 3432 · about 10 hours ago

I take quite a few supplements, and I was just looking at Sisson's consolidated formulas. Obviously I'm not just going to take the salesman's word. I'm looking for third party feedback. That means, if you've actually tried these products, please... (more)

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Jay_25 0 · January 30, 2013 at 9:22 PM

I have tried his Vitamin D / Calcium combo. Good supplement. Noticed an improvement in energy immediately. Also tried Primal Flora. Didn't sit well. Gave me a weird type of energy that I didn't like, and caused some digestive issues. (more)

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by 20 · about 11 hours ago

Grok [grok] "Do you feel like nobody groks you? Don't worry, Robert A. Heinlein does. In his 1961 best-selling science fiction novel,??Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein coined the term to mean an understanding so thorough that "the observer... (more)

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Varelse 0 · November 10, 2012 at 8:34 PM

That's pretty cool! Maybe being like Grok is like groking with our bodies - I think a lot of people feel detached from their own body. They treat it like their car and doctors are mechanics. Paleo/Primal definitely puts you more in touch with your... (more)

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by 4283 · about 11 hours ago

Has a Paleo guru ever given you advise that you ended up following and eventually came to the conclusion that in the end it was bad advice?

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · August 06, 2012 at 2:31 AM

I never asked a paleo guru for advice. I doubt many have. EDIT: It's been called to my attention that I'm getting a little snarky 'round here. Mea culpa, I'll tone it down! I think that I do not like the notion of "paleo gurus,"--but that's my... (more)

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by 96 · about 11 hours ago

In Good Calories, Bad Calories and The Primal Blueprint, both authors state that it is impossible to gain weight without carbohydrates because insulin is required. Sorry, I don't have the references at hand. I'm so much healthier eating paleo,... (more)

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · May 04, 2012 at 11:24 AM

I have no idea what Sisson says in PB, but I haven't read on MDA or seen him say in any interviews I've watched/listened-to where he claims fat consumption has no impact on body weight. Gary Taubes, on the other hand, has said it point blank:... (more)

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by 1659 · about 11 hours ago

I'm listening to a great podcast of an interview of Mark. I know he's big in the primal scene but I just find it funny that he promotes a primal lifestyle but his blog is steeped with "meal replacement" powder and his own line of "protein powder".... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Mark's is the moderate, sensible voice that enrolled me into leaving SAD. He seems to understand that supplementing your whole foods with a little home-made yogurt or a piece of fresh fruit isn't a "paleo fail" that deserves a stern scolding. I... (more)

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by 154 · about 11 hours ago

I am not sure if this has been addressed directly, but if going low carb throughout the day (say 75g or less) and I exercise between 30-45 minutes, primarily for fat loss, with resistance 2-3 days, and general cardio or HIIT on 2-3 other days, is... (more)

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AndyM 0 · January 02, 2012 at 7:21 AM

Ultimately this comes down to what you're able to sustain Gaby. There's no right or wrong answers. Personally I'd say that working out intensely 4-6 days of the week is asking for burnout, and really hard to maintain while simultaneously trying... (more)

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by 20353 · about 11 hours ago

Does anyone eat a salad as a meal?

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Sally_3 0 · November 07, 2011 at 11:27 PM

I don't think of it as "salad" as much as a few raw greens sitting between my meat and my plate.

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by 78422 · about 11 hours ago

I'm following Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint and Dr. Jack Kruse's Leptin reset protocol. I supplement D, Magnesium, fish oil, krill oil, cod liver oil, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, zinc, Vitamin C, etc. I meditate daily, and do some yoga. I am... (more)

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White_Dolemite 0 · September 11, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Eat (non-pasteurized) fermented foods, like sauerkraut. You may want to look into making your own so you get all the good bacteria. Or take probiotics. Gut health is absolutely vital.

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by 354 · October 23, 2014 at 4:15 AM

I think a lot of the people (especially those who keep asking, "Is X food paleo?") will find this summary of Chris Kresser's "Paleo Framework" very helpful. He surveys the differences among and between various paleo food strategies, but says... (more)

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by 10490 · October 23, 2014 at 3:45 AM

I don't currently own any food or diet books, but I have been thinking of purchasing The Primal Blueprint. I have a 4th generation Kindle and it is obviously easiest and cheaper for me to just download the book to it, instead of ordering off... (more)

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CD 0 · July 18, 2012 at 1:21 AM

The only color images in the Primal blueprint are the pictures of the success stories in the middle. So you won't miss on that. But if you are like me, I like to highlight and denote sections of the book so I can research other opinions. I've... (more)

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by 8933 · October 23, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Damage Control is extremely expensive. I'd rather not pay that. But I saw the advanced health formula, and noticed that it would make supplementation cheaper (and much easier) for me. The doses for each mineral and vitamin is pretty much what I... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 19, 2012 at 9:20 PM

It'd probably be a good thing for someone eating a shit diet devoid of nutrition to take, but for us we'd have to stop eating nutritious real food in order to not overdose on the fat solubles, plus all the trace minerals are drowned out by the... (more)

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by 8574 · October 23, 2014 at 3:25 AM

Evening, My flatemate's girlfriend who now lives with us has over the last year become more and more vegetarian. My flatmate says that he is starting to feel the pressure, and is not particularly happy because he feels his single pork chop is... (more)

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StreakOfLean 0 · November 29, 2011 at 7:30 PM

The Primal Blueprint "The perfect book for your vegetarian girlfriend or boyfriend." - Kurt Harris MD

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by 24523 · October 23, 2014 at 3:23 AM

Do you have a complaint about something paleo-related? I sure do. Spew it out--but if you're going to spew, spew into this! (thanks Garth) Whole Foods- I used to shop at the discount-iest of the discount grocery stores before paleo. Now I shop... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · October 19, 2011 at 7:48 PM

I loved knowing nothing about food except that you could eat it. Now I know that tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers are nightshades. I know dairy has casein and lactose, which are potentially problematic. That legumes and nuts have phytic acid and... (more)

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by 24523 · October 22, 2014 at 3:24 AM

EDIT Paleohacks is now ranked #8,805, placing it ahead of even selected niche porn sites! The highest ranked paleo site I could find is Mark's Daily Apple, at #2,552. Robbwolf.com is #10,257. Freetheanimal.com is #20,680. 30bananasaday.com is... (more)

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none 0 · October 20, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Yes I love the Spin Doctors, thanks for asking! In High School I thought I was all cool and stuff because I went on a date with this guy who took me to the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. For lunch. I had chicken ceasar salad since this is pretty much... (more)

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by 499 · October 20, 2014 at 3:42 AM

Has anyone tried Mark Sisson's Primal Flora or any of his other products? If so, would you recommend them? They're a little pricy so I'm curious if they're worth the "mulah". Thanks Guys!

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Jeff_4 0 · September 06, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I've taken Primal Flora for about six months now. Most of my digestive issues seem to be resolved. I also take an digestive enzyme, so it is hard to say what has really done the trick.

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by 2227 · October 16, 2014 at 3:36 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSJPSy1edgA I would trade a lot of things to spend a day with Mark, I'm sure I'm not the only one. Have you seen this yet? Have you shared it? What did you think? (more)

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jake_7 0 · May 23, 2012 at 4:48 PM

mark sisson is just a great human being

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