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Mark Sisson is a former elite marathoner and triathlete. He is the author of the best-selling health and fitness book, "The Primal Blueprint", and publisher of the health blog, MarksDailyApple.com.

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7 Nighttime Rituals to Help You Unwind, Relax, and Chill Out (That Don't Involve Alcohol)

(1) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 11:47 AM

Last week, I shared my evolving relationship with alcohol. I'm off it, basically. A big change has been at night; a glass or two of wine with Carrie used to be my nighttime ritual. It would help me unwind from a...

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10 Ways to Get High -- Naturally

(41) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 6:03 PM

Many of society's favorite psychoactive compounds, both legal and illegal, work by hijacking our own neurotransmitters and brain receptor sites. In other words, they aren't creating something out of nothing nor are they necessarily imposing an alien influence. They only work because our brains are set up to get high...

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How to Manufacture the Best Night of Sleep in Your Life

(36) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 10:36 AM

Ah, sleep: is there anything quite like it? So easily discarded and discounted when nighttime attractions present themselves and yet so dearly missed and pined after the next morning. You've heard me say it enough, so I'll keep it short. A good night's sleep...

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This Gluten-Free Thing Is a Really Overblown Fad!

(167) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 10:44 AM

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This is a comment I'm starting to see more and more often. Go to any news article about gluten and the comment section will be littered with angry outbursts and outright vitriol for people who go gluten-free. Skeptical blogs love to trot...

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I Am Now the 'Healthy Guy'

(18) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 11:27 AM

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A Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark's Daily Apple reader:


Dear Mark,

I was never concerned with my health, my weight or my looks. I joined the Marine Corps in 1998 weighing 190 pounds and left...

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Bacon Brussels Sprouts With Brown Butter Vinaigrette

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 10:57 AM

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Brown-butter vinaigrette and a generous garnish of bacon make this veggie side dish almost as satisfying as a main course. Even so, the overall flavor is surprisingly light and refreshing, thanks to the crisp, tender texture...

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How to Build Muscle

(58) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 8:58 AM

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So you wanna put on some lean muscle mass. And you want to do it within the context of the Primal Blueprint, but aren't sure where to start. It's a

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Why Grains Are Unhealthy

(890) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 10:51 AM

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I find that grain bashing makes for a tasty, but ultimately unsatisfying meal.

You all know how much I love doing it, though. But no matter how often I sit down to dine on the stuff (and

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Carb-Free Beef Stroganoff

(2) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 9:24 AM

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Once thought of as an impressive gourmet dish for dinner parties, Beef Stroganoff is actually easy enough to make any night of the week. It's essentially nothing more than thin strips of beef simmered in a creamy sauce. But what a delicious...

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7 Characteristics Associated With Long Life (And How to Cultivate Them)

(34) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 12:15 PM

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2013-06-11-happysenior.jpgAs much as we focus on food and fitness as the "physical" arbiters of health and longevity, there appears to be much more to it. In fact, most research fails to find any grand...

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Exercising Doesn't Need to Be Unpleasant

(13) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 9:27 AM

I'm a busy guy with a fair number of responsibilities, but I love my free time. Being absolutely unproductive, whether alone or with my wife, kids, and dog, at the beach or reading a book on the couch at two in the afternoon, is what makes life worth living. I...

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Barefoot Shoes? The Primal Reason You Want to Take Off Your Shoes

(130) Comments | Posted December 31, 2010 | 7:21 AM

Absent any social obligations, fashion expectations, or store regulations regarding the necessity of footwear, would you choose to go barefoot as often as possible?

I think you would. Most people, when they get home after work, or vacation in a tropical locale, kick their shoes off. It's a momentary whim...

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