Weekend Link Love – Edition 144

First off, I have some thanking to do. Many thanks to John Durant for organizing the NYC Paleo meetup last week. About 175 enthusiastic people attended the event, and I had a wonderful time sharing my thoughts on the metabolic paradigm shift and meeting everyone that could make it out. I also want to thank all of the Mark’s Daily Apple newsletter subscribers that reviewed Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals this last week. I appreciate your time and support!

When will the murderous Amish dairy cartel finally be brought to justice? Armed raids by federal authorities are a step in the right direction, but I still see their products being brazenly peddled at California markets.

Tom Naughton of Fathead fame explains why the latest meat-causes-cancer study is high-nitrate, ammonia-soaked bologna.

Scientists engineer a cortisol-blocking pill that also reduces the vividness of negative memories. Would you take it?

Mark Cucuzella, MD, sent in a gorgeously shot video on barefoot running style and how best to implement it. The music’s pretty awesome, too.

Whoever wins the Grain Wars, we are the ultimate losers.

Should you parent like a caveman?

Diane Sanfilippo defends bacon’s honor with a powerful treatise. Cured pork belly fans or not, you should read it.

Recipe Corner

  • A “complete dinner” – steak, veggies, grilled artichokes, and lemon butter – from Everyday Paleo.
  • The Food Lovers’ Primal Palate makes beef back ribs, the underrated alternative to beef short ribs.

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 30 – June 5)

Comment of the Week

“Meat glue rhymes with eeeewwww.”

Harry, from the meat glue post.

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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  1. Those beef back ribs look pretty darn good!

    I would not take the cortisol-blocking pill. Even if it does reduce the vividness of negative memories. Memories are memories and I want to remember them all!

    1. It would have been harder to say no to such a drug while I was still on something “just as nice” and before I discovered Primal/Paleo and started eating and exercising they way I evolved to. A year ago tomorrow, and six months into my new way of eating and moving, I took my last olanzapine tablet (2.5 mg) and never looked back. So now I can say say “Hell No” to this or any other such substance that interferes with my ability to feel things, even things that don’t tickle.

  2. The barefoot running video you’ve linked is totally inspiring. The exercises to learn to do it look ridiculous, however. In a silly way, not a difficult way.

  3. Ha! You had me going there for a second! I almost felt bad about all the raw dairy products I’ve bought from the Amish over the years. But then, yeah, the sale of it is precisely their crime. Duh. I can be a bit dense at times. 😛

  4. It would be dangerous to block bad memories. Those that can’t remember the past are doomed to repeat it. I think there are better ways to cope with the stress of bad memories and negative emotions associated with them. It’s hard, but you can learn to know what happened without getting hooked into negative emotions.

    As for parenting like a cavewoman: I did it and the results are in thirty years later. It works.

    1. For our soldiers, whom we are honoring on Memorial Day, many would greatly benefit from a bad memory drug. They would love to just get on with life, and step back into the living.

      1. I can agree to this. My boss’s son has PTSD from Afghanistan and he is really struggling to get past it. Maybe something like this would help.

        1. there are drug free methods of distancing yourself from bad memories or removing the negative feelings associated with the memory without actually removing the memory. One method is EMDR https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_movement_desensitization_and_reprocessing
          which I can say from experience is very helpful in dealing with PTSD
          and the second method, sometimes called tapping, and you can do this one yourself



          Tapping is also good for dealing with chronic pain and mental/emotional blocks.

  5. Regarding the raids on the Amish, from the article linked:

    “Former Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, took to Twitter recently to blast the raid, calling it a waste of time and resources and mockingly suggesting the FDA would do better to shut down the “many unlicensed lemonade stands” operating around the country.”


    1. It was very interesting! I’d love to know where all that smooth blacktop is – all we have around here are gravel and stone roads which are not terrible conducive to barefoot running. You can just get by with VFFs though.

  6. I hope you were being sarcastic about the raw milk raids. great article by the food renegade.

  7. “…cortisol-blocking pill…”

    Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. 🙂

    Would I take it? No, but I would give it to my husband…lol.

  8. Love this barefoot running video. I have been seriously considering vibram five fingers for a while and this pretty much sealed the deal for me. Thanks!

  9. One gallon of raw milk yields 1qt. of real milk, 1 qt of live yogurt, 8-10 ozs of farmers cheese and a little real cream for a coffee or two, Geeezz….WHITE GOLD!