Monday, 21 October 2013

Exploring 'The Primal Connection' with Mark Sisson

'The Primal Connection: Follow your Genetic Blueprint to Health and Happiness

If you have been living under a rock for the last 5 or so years, you may be unaware of the 'Paleo' and 'Primal' lifestyle movements.
If you have ventured out from your rock however, you may be across the basics of the movement..... a diet and lifestyle based on that of our 'pre-agriculture' ancestors. High in animal  products (read here, 'meat'), low in anything artificial and spurning grains (especially that demon wheat!) entirely.

Mark Sisson is a high profile proponent of the more moderate 'Primal approach', expounding the virtues of this 'back to basics' life on his blog, 'Mark's Daily Apple'.

Although approaching 60, Mark's own seemingly stellar health and ripped physique, as on display in his blog, is certainly advertisement itself for his 'Primal' movement.

'The Primal Connection: Follow your Genetic Blueprint to Health and Happiness , Mark's book on all things Primal, is less of an advertisement however and more of an inspiring treatise.

Mark's book, provides a framework to strip away the fa├žade built by modern life and returns the focus back to the individual interacting with the world.

Mark discusses many ways to get in touch with the world, from the literal, bury your hands in the soil, run barefoot, bask in the sun, to the social, develop 'real' friendship networks as distinct from the 'social network'.

It's life like it used to be before everything we ate was processed and everyone thought they needed antibacterial cleaners for every room.

What is surprising about Mark's book however (though it probably shouldn't be) is the amount of research that has gone into developing his position. Page by page, the reader learns why turning back the clock to a less complicated life approach will improve their health. Banishing many modern health problems caused by poor immune systems, and improving many chronic health issues.

As the man himself say's, ' is simply a matter of making choices'. I love the choices presented in this book, and while I don't think I will ever be a barefoot marathon runner, or be able to permanently eschew sugar, I do believe that inspiration should be taken where you find it and there is plenty of it to find between these pages.

'The Primal Connection' is available for purchase through via the following link:

'The Primal Connection: Follow your Genetic Blueprint to Health and Happiness 

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