Sometime soon I am planning to do a post with a list of all my favourite Paleo sites (Matt, Richard, Marc, Keith, Keith, Art). For now however, I wanted to point you over to my favourite one of all, Mark Sisson's Daily Apple.
Mark provides a wide range of information about diet, exercise and general lifestyle built around his Primal Blueprint - the idea that we are not really built for this modern way of life but for the way we lived maybe 10,000 years ago. His writing is really good - simple and accessible yet cutting to the heart of the matters that he discusses. His enthusiasm and lust for life is also infectious and inspiring and shines through his writing.
His basic premise is this: The Primal Blueprint is a set of simple instructions (the blueprint) that allows you to control how your genes express themselves in order to build the strongest, leanest, healthiest body possible, taking clues from evolutionary biology (that’s the primal part).
So we eat, move, play, rest and think like our ancestors. The idea is developed really well in this post. These are ideas that will not be new to you if you have read much of the ideas that I post on this blog, or read my colleagues Richard, Keith or Marc.
I have just found out that Mark is writing a book - The Primal Blueprint.
As you may know, I’ve been working on my comprehensive diet, exercise and lifestyle book, The Primal Blueprint, for nearly two years now. This exciting project is nearing completion, with a planned publication date of April, 2009. In the spirit of the holiday season, I want to give you a detailed sneak preview! The message is aligned with many of the concepts and topics I address on Mark’s Daily Apple, but finally organizes the entire “primal” philosophy into a single work - your “owner’s manual” for all things primal. At 300+ pages, The Primal Blueprint will be an extremely comprehensive work, but I also envision it as a mere starting point for a brand extension of more specialized publications (e.g. - companion workbooks for athletes, weight loss enthusiasts, healthy families), a DVD series that is already in the works, live seminars and much more.
This post summarizes the content of each chapter. I have also posted a detailed Table of Contents (PDF - working draft) to give you a big picture view of what you can expect from The Primal Blueprint. I’d love to hear your first impressions on the book and thanks for your continued support and encouragement for this project.
Skimming through the contents, this looks like it will be a great book. Something to look forward to in 2009!