Meet the Founder

Mark Sisson

Mark Sisson, New York Times bestselling author, media personality, ex-endurance athlete (5th place USA Marathon Championship, 4th place Hawaii Ironman finish) founded the PRIMAL KITCHEN® brand in 2015.

He has been educating the world on nutrition and the benefits of fat and protein for over a decade via his blog,

Olympic Trial Heartache

Mark’s dreams are dashed when he misses his trial race due to medical ailments, including GI issues, arthritis, heartburn and tendinitis. Rather than give up, Mark dedicates himself to finding solutions for his faltering health.

Crossing the Finish Line

Addicted to endorphins and the thrill of competition, Mark finishes 4th in the IRONMAN World Championship. After a few years, Mark kicks off a career consulting and leading the International Triathlon Union’s anti-doping program. He is instrumental in bringing triathlon to the Olympic Games.

Flourishing Family

Mark marries his beautiful fiancé, Carrie, and they have their first daughter, Devyn. Mark’s son, Kyle, is born later in LA. Mark continues to make health, wellness and everyday enjoyment of life his mission.

A Brand Is Born

Mark begins blogging about nutrition, fitness, and ancestral health content on Mark's Daily Apple. With a growing audience becoming engrossed in the unconventional content Mark publishes, his audience demands a collection of his insights. Mark self-publishes The Primal Blueprint, which becomes a best-selling manifesto.

Primal Kitchen Flourishes

Expanding on Mark’s mission to make clean eating easy and exciting, Primal Kitchen® launches the #1 selling mayo on Amazon. In 2018, the brand joins Kraft Heinz’s Springboard platform and continues to develop high quality, real-food products. The partnership provides an unrivaled opportunity to reach millions more consumers who seek products like ours.

Pioneering Ancestral health

Mark's Daily Apple

Mark founded Mark’s Daily Apple in 2006 to fulfill his personal mission: to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by critically reexamining everything we've assumed to be true about health and wellness.

He was one of the first bloggers to write prolifically about the Paleo/ancestral health movement. Today, Mark’s Daily Apple continues to be a leading voice in ancestral health and the hub of the Primal Blueprint community.

Best selling author

The Primal Blueprint

After years of research, self-experimentation, and disseminating his findings, Mark pioneered the Primal Blueprint—a roadmap for how to eat, move, and live in order to thrive in a modern world.

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Changing How the World Eats

Mark Sisson started Primal Kitchen with a simple mission: to change the way the world eats. Our life and our overall wellness are defined by the thousands of choices we make for ourselves and for our families every day, and choosing real food and investing in your health can lead to a more empowered you.

Primal Kitchen condiments and sauces are made with high-quality ingredients that make mealtime easy and delicious, so you can get the most out of life.


The Keto Reset Diet

“Sisson masterfully delivers a comprehensive guide . . . to finally achieve success as it relates to health and weight loss.”—David Perlmutter, M.D., author of Grain Brain

With The Keto Reset Diet, you can eat to total satisfaction by enjoying rich, high-satiety foods, and even weather occasional slip-ups.

Join our founders

The Primal Kitchen Podcast

Every week, founders Mark Sisson and Morgan Buehler are sitting down with the biggest names in the health, wellness, and personal growth space.

Mark joins Guy Raz

How Mark Built Primal Kitchen

"He succeeded partly because he drew lessons from his previous failures and accomplishments - as a marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and coach, frozen yogurt proprietor, sports supplement founder, TV show host, and Paleo book author. But Mark’s biggest business came at an age when most people contemplate retirement." - HIBT

Tune In

The School of Greatness Podcast

Mark joins Lewis Howes on his podcast, The School of Greatness, and talks about how you can train your body to burn fat and enjoy life.