Get Primal With Mark Sisson

Picture 4 Mark Sisson, of Mark’s Daily Apple, has an entirely new website design. I think he did a fabulous job. He gives you the highlights right here.

Also, his new book, The Primal Blueprint, is available for pre-order. I have a feeling it’s going to be the go-to book for beginners. I have my copy ordered and will put it to the top of the stack when it gets here. I’ll review it when complete. I’m sure I’ll be recommending it highly, and, it will be nice to have a updated "paleo diet" text, as Cordain’s in out-of-date and plain wrong in too many areas.

For those who missed it, Mark Sisson guest blogged here a few months back (and here’s my guest post at Mark’s place).

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More


  1. Mark Sisson on May 12, 2009 at 13:20

    Thanks for the support, Richard. The response from readers like you has been overwhelming and very encouraging. Cheers!

  2. Mark Sisson on May 12, 2009 at 16:05

    Yes, Tim's was one of the sites that I listed as one of my design faves when working with the blog developers. Thanks again, Richard.

  3. Richard Nikoley on May 12, 2009 at 14:44


    As always, you're very welcome. Amazing job you did over there. Any inspiration from Tim Ferris' blog? That's not a criticism, but rather employing a very smart & catchy design.

  4. Tobias on May 17, 2009 at 11:53

    And me who got Cordain's book e little while ago. Anything particular that is "plain wrong"? I will buy "Primal Blueprint" as soon as it reaches Swedish bookstores. Anyways, thanks for a nice blog!

  5. Richard Nikoley on May 17, 2009 at 13:05

    Off the top of my head:

    1. Saturated fat phobia.

    2. Eat skinless chicken and turkey breasts.

    3. Use artificial sweeteners.

    4. Drink diet sodas.

    5. Use canola oil.

    Here's a recent post about it.

  6. Minneapolis J on May 18, 2009 at 11:20

    yea way too much lean chicken and lean food. Problem is it that often lean meat and fish needs some improvement…(i.e. sauces)

    He is not a fan of coconut oil, butter although they are very healthy for you.

    He seems to be against monosaturates like nuts, although Richard is too. I think you cite problems in nuts because of high omega 6, right richard?

    another thing i had, I need to improve my salmon that I just bought. Any good cooking ideas that I could ask about through here or via email?

  7. Richard Nikoley on May 18, 2009 at 11:36

    I think nuts are fine, in reasonable quantity, and go regular periods with none. For instance, I'll purposely skip replenishing them for 2-3 store visits in a row. Same with fruit.

  8. Richard Nikoley on May 18, 2009 at 12:57

    Well most of my best ideas for cooking are here:

    Here's salmon:

    Here's a recent chicken dish, very easy.

    You can chop cauliflower very finely and fry in your favorite fat for a rice substitute.

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