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19 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 147

I’m coming to Austin next week for a PAST seminar, and there are still a few spots remaining. Get in while you can! June 25, a Saturday.

A study finds that simply thinking you’re eating an indulgent, high-calorie meal leads to greater satiety and faster drops in ghrelin (the hormone that provokes hunger), even if you’re actually eating a lower-calorie meal. Hmm, maybe there’s something to this hedonism thing…

Nonstop Awesomeness asked me and 57 other “creative, positive, and productive dynamos” how we build momentum in our personal and professional lives.

Japanese scientists have successfully synthesized meat from human fecal matter, using protein extracted from the resident bacteria. It’s about time!

Life expectancy appears to be falling for American women in some regions of the country. Are obesity and smoking to blame? Poor health care? Or is it also the migration of elderly people healthy enough to move throwing off the averages?

A low-carb, high-protein diet proves effective against tumor growth and cancer incidence. But don’t you dare try such a diet without guidance from your doctor and plenty of Lipitor.

The real reason why so many drugs list headaches as a side effect.

Speaking of coffee, a (future) Primal, MD takes a comprehensive, evidence-based look at coffee’s effect on a wide range of health parameters. Great, great article.

Meet Bacon Ipsum, a pork-based lorem ipsum generator.

Recipe Corner

  • The Primal Palate steams some crabs and celebrates its anniversary.
  • This isn’t something you want to make a habit, but once in a blue moon there’s nothing wrong with a decadent, dense treat like Just Geoff’s chocolate drops.

Time Capsule

One year ago (June 13 – June 19)

Comment of the Week

“So teaching my crotch to talk was useless? BAH! Valuable time down the drain.”

– Comment from Nion, who could probably salvage time and effort doing private shows.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. meat made from poop is the solution to the feeding the world??? are they out of their minds??

    Burn wrote on June 19th, 2011
    • Soylent Green!!!….it’s people!

      Dasbutch wrote on June 19th, 2011
      • poop-le

        cTo wrote on June 19th, 2011
      • More like Soylent Brown

        Christos wrote on June 20th, 2011
    • Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, even from Mark. The Japanese fecal meat story is a hoax.

      noel wrote on June 25th, 2011
  2. “I take 15-20 minutes aside earlier in the day and have a conversation with my wife in a quiet place. We update each other on the plans for the day and share concerns and whatever deeper thoughts are surfacing. This connection helps ground us for the rest of the day in everything else we do.” – Mark Sisson. That’s beautiful Mark!

    That coffee article seems like a fantastic read. Too much for now but it just got bookmarked!

    Primal Toad wrote on June 19th, 2011
  3. ” people are saying the ‘meat’ tastes…”

    GTFO ! People actually volunteered to EAT shit?

    Right when I thought nothing could get any worse with our food supply.

    Primal Palate wrote on June 19th, 2011
    • It’s a whole new awkwardly literal meaning when you say I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast.


      Stephanie wrote on June 19th, 2011
  4. Perhaps they can call the “meat” from human fecal matter Soylent Green.

    Dave Fish wrote on June 19th, 2011
    • That would be a perfect name for the “grass-fed” variety. Probably still wouldn’t have a very good Omega-3:6 ratio.

      Jason wrote on June 19th, 2011
      • It could have a better Omega 3:6 ratio than cod livers in olive oil, be all singing, all dancing and makes you a cup of coffee in the morning just as you wake up – But I don’t even think a coca-cola-esque type marketing budget is going to move a product called “shit-burger”, not unless it’s the other definition of the word “move” and you’ve being consuming copious amounts of suspicious mind altering mushrooms.

        Nick K wrote on June 19th, 2011
    • Finally science has come up with a way to make cannibalism the preferred option for distopian futures.

      “Sure, we have to eat granny, but at least we don’t have to eat poopmeat.”

      PeterB wrote on June 19th, 2011
    • I prefer “Soylent Brown.”


      fritzy wrote on June 19th, 2011
  5. I’m going to try and think about high calories meals while eating light and see if it works, but I will not try meat from fecal matter… ewwww!

    bleu wrote on June 19th, 2011
  6. Fecal Food? Holy shit, Batman!

    Phocion Timon wrote on June 19th, 2011
  7. Sadly I won’t be able to try that doo doo meat, seeing as it is 25% carbs… (dry heave).

    Dave wrote on June 19th, 2011
  8. This isn’t related to the article. I just wanted to share a couple things. 1) I caught and cooked some crayfish yesterday and they were pretty good. If there’s crayfish in your area, I suggest you give it a go. They like to hide under rocks. I found mine by overturning rocks in shallow water along a lakeside, mostly larger flat rocks. When startled they swim quite fast but in a straight line and they head for nearby rocks.
    2) Thanks Mark and the community for enlightening me (and others) about grains. I had to go to jail a couple times recently (undeservingly.. innocent victim of the system kind of thing) and though I have no diseases I told the police in the station and the guards and nurses in the jail that I had celiac’s disease and as a result I was given less grains to eat. The food still kind of sucked and included a lot of white rice but it was better than eating pasta and bread nonstop. I just wish I didn’t eat the rice cakes they gave me in place of bread because I read here on MDA after that they are scientifically proven to be inedible.

    Tim wrote on June 19th, 2011
  9. The nastiness the Japanese scientists are engaging in reminds me of a plotline from a Michael Crichton book I read ages ago. (Congo, perhaps?) Real life reminding you of Michael Crichton is never good!

    Love the coffee article. I had no idea there was so much to say! And I love the high limit (in my opinion) he is allowing for us coffee lovers!

    Anne wrote on June 19th, 2011
  10. Extracting the protein for sewage mud is an excellent idea I’m sure there is lots of useful things it can be used for , but don’t make people eat that shit.
    One year latter , New Bodybuilding supplement Made from Japanese poop bacteria, WHeyst protein Isolate. not available in chocolate.

    Alex wrote on June 19th, 2011
    • +1 for real food. Goddang you never know what’s in your…

      j wrote on June 19th, 2011
  11. Nonstop Awesomeness!! Thanks for that link!

    I couldn’t agree with you more about sharing 10-20 minutes in the morning discussing the day with your wife. That’s great! We have our cup of coffee in bed chatting about the day, and we finish our day recapping. So important to our lives!

    Dennis wrote on June 19th, 2011
  12. Coffee article was outstanding! Thanks for posting the link. Bookmarked.

    Kyle wrote on June 19th, 2011
  13. MARK: I really hope you are going to take advantage of something Texans are great at while you’re in Austin – barbecue. I was just there, and if you’ve never had Texas brisket, you are REALLY missing out. Talk about primal heaven.

    And for some delicious tacos, head to Torchy’s and sample their Democrat or Crossroads taco (I asked to replace the corn tortilla with lettuce). SO good.

    Take a stroll (or sprint) around Lady Bird Lake, or rent a canoe and get on the lake, or go for a swim in Barton Springs.

    And if you have even more time, at less than an hour’s drive (or maybe half a day on a bike?) is beautiful Hamilton Pool (a natural wonder).

    Hope your time in Austin is fabulous!

    Melle wrote on June 19th, 2011
    • I’ll take you out to Salt Lick while you’re here, Mark.

      Stephanie wrote on June 19th, 2011
  14. OMG.. I feel sick just reading the title of that poop link.

    Great article about coffee.

    Kara wrote on June 19th, 2011
  15. Well, now we can eat “ass-fed beef”.

    garymar wrote on June 19th, 2011
    • LOL !

      Primal Palate wrote on June 20th, 2011
  16. japanese scientists did not invent meat created from feces.
    That honor goes to a scottish inventor named Ronald McDonald and his two research assistants, the Hamburgler and Grimace.

    fitmom wrote on June 19th, 2011
  17. I bet that tastes like crap.

    Allbeef Patty wrote on June 19th, 2011
  18. Wow. And I thought eating grains was a crappy diet…

    Stevemidd wrote on June 19th, 2011
  19. I think I threw up in my mouth a little.

    Earthspirit wrote on June 19th, 2011
  20. i’ll stick with the chocolate drops, thank you.

    Dasbutch wrote on June 19th, 2011
  21. have fun in Austin, daddy Grok. when ya coming to Tampa?

    Dasbutch wrote on June 19th, 2011
  22. No love for Father’s day?

    ken wrote on June 19th, 2011
  23. “They hope to price it the same as actual meat,” eh? This means there’s no way in hell they are going to label it, you know.

    More reasons to buy organic since, for now anyway, U.S. organic means no sewage sludge was used.

    They should have made it out of bull-scat, then they could still call it grass-fed.

    Chipin wrote on June 19th, 2011
    • Oh wait….There’s soy protein and red food coloring in it?

      Not primal, no problem.

      Chipin wrote on June 19th, 2011
    • And on top of it people pay a monthly bill for sewage, no?
      So, we are paying to have our shit disposed, then pay again to eat it…ironic.

      Primal Palate wrote on June 20th, 2011
  24. The Japanese scientists name is Mitsuyuki – possible pronounciation – Meat So Yucky. Also in the video the refridgerator door is labeled “$hit burger”. This has got to be a hoax.

    Harold wrote on June 19th, 2011
  25. As a melanoma survivor, I was encouraged by the article on low-carb/high-protein diets and cancer. For me there are no promises but I’ll do anything that may increase my chances of staying cancer-free – bring on the bacon! =)

    Dawn wrote on June 19th, 2011
  26. I only see 5 (of the supposedly 9) chocolate drops on that plate…

    Stephanie wrote on June 19th, 2011
  27. The poop burger contains a great deal of soy–so the poop may actually be the healthiest ingredient in the whole thing.

    fritzy wrote on June 19th, 2011
  28. omg, I saw the video on facebook about the poop burger… its true what they said about it: “the main problem is the psychological thinking”…. they wont get to convince most people to ‘eat shit’… literally lol… I wonder if the people in the video knew what they were actually eating.

    Pinky Tan wrote on June 20th, 2011
  29. TOTALLY using bacon ipsum to populate my blank pages. Let’s see if the clients notice 😉

    Lauren wrote on June 20th, 2011
  30. Totally a hoax…but a funny one!!

    Angie wrote on June 20th, 2011

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