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Back to basics with the primal diet |

August 24, 2012

What if there were a health and fitness plan that not only encouraged eating healthy fats but actually advocated avoiding the gym? There is, according to health writer and triathlon enthusiast Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint. “Much of what we think we know about health, fitness and nutrition is misguided,” he says. “We should model our diet, lifestyle and behaviour after our primal ancestors from 10,000 years ago, adapting them strategically to the realities of a modern life.”

As an active endurance athlete, with experience and success in marathons and triathlons, Mark became disillusioned by the fact that his dedication didn’t seem to be paying off. “I was perpetually sick, constantly hurting, had tendinitis, arthritis, and a host of other ailments, yet I was training every day,” he says. In desperation, he investigated human health and devised an alternative strategy to suit the body’s original make-up. “Taking clues from evolutionary biology, I developed a set of instructions that allow you to control how your genes express themselves,” he explains.

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