Meet Mark

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

Tell Me More
Stay Connected
August 04, 2013

Weekend Link Love – Edition 254

By Mark Sisson
32 Comments

Weekend Link LoveResearch of the Week

Despite health officials being worried about the “increase in meat intake in Asian countries,” a recent study actually found an inverse association between mortality and red meat, fish, and poultry intake.

Forget melatonin supplements, blue blocking goggles, and f.lux – going camping is the best way to normalize your circadian rhythm.

Even though tests of individual chemicals may proclaim them as “safe,” combining “safe” doses of two potential carcinogens – estrogen and arsenic – doubles the cancer risk to prostate cells. This study seems relevant in a world where “we are getting exposed to many chemicals at once,” doesn’t it?

Interesting Blog Posts

Ned Kock explains why he thinks grain-fed beef liver might be even more nutritious than grass-fed beef liver.

Everyone should learn at least a couple helpful tips from this list of 25 food prep techniques.

Media, Schmedia

Famously gluten-free tennis star Novak Djokovic expands on his regimen. Suffice it to say, he’s an interesting dude.

Health experts are recommending the instatement of a new saturated fat tax in New Zealand to curb the dangerous national pastime of consuming grass-fed butter and promote a greater intake of vegetable oil. I’m sure this will go swimmingly.

This success story from a Montreal man made my day.

Everything Else

Does evolution actually punish selfishness?

Even though his adamantium-laced spinal column is nigh indestructible, Hugh Jackman still insists on deadlifting with proper form (and in VFFs, no less).

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 4 – Aug 10)

Comment of the Week

This post bugs me.

– Even though your comment got *crickets* as a response, I liked it.

Subscribe to the Newsletter

If you'd like to add an avatar to all of your comments click here!

Leave a Reply

32 Comments on "Weekend Link Love – Edition 254"

avatar

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Aria
Aria
3 years 1 month ago

…Huh. He makes a good point about the fat in a grain fed liver… but what about the omega 6 to omega 3 ratio? Although I don’t think beef is a good source of omega 3’s anyway. Interesting.

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
3 years 1 month ago

1) Here to here to camping!

2) So Djokovic drinks “pea protein concentrate while UFC fighter Lyoto Machida drinks pee. Machida is Brazilian and gets hit in the head for a living, perhaps Machida’s regimen was lost in translation.

3) Recently an over weight chef applied for a New Zealand visa and was denied because his “health” was viewed as a negative drain to social services.

4) Fun cooking technique list, I learned a few new things. (Your Saturday posts get so little love).

Hooray for Sundays

Sharon T
Sharon T
3 years 1 month ago

I wonder if the apartment manager would frown upon me camping by the man made lake on the grounds.. Hmm.

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
Paleo Bon Rurgundy
3 years 1 month ago

Do it.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows
3 years 1 month ago

Great article by a heart surgeon reiterating what Mark has been sharing with us:
http://myscienceacademy.org/2012/08/19/world-renown-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease/

George
George
3 years 1 month ago
Novak Djokovic was a solid #3 in the world for a few years, but it was generally known that his poor stamina and respiratory problems were holding him back. When he enlisted the services of a holistic thinking scientist (with much initial resistance from his inner circle) who put him on a gluten free diet, the turnaround was short of amazing. In 2011 he had one of the greatest years in the history of tennis, he was undefeated at the half way mark of the season and ended up winning 3 out of the 4 grand slams. The guy is… Read more »
trackback

[…] Daily Apple / Posted on: August 04, 2013Mark’s Daily Apple – Research of the Week Despite health officials being worried about the “increase in […]

Jim Rendek
3 years 1 month ago

Either the government/scientists in New Zealand are full of ignorant asses or they just want an excuse to raise taxes. I’m betting on both! The one thing other than natural beauty the country has going for it is grass-fed beef and they are trying to kill it.

Nocona
Nocona
3 years 1 month ago

When it starts off by saying, “health experts recommend”…I just know it’s gonna be filled with a bunch of caca. Come on New Zealand, don’t stoop to our pathetic level.

Jim Rendek
3 years 1 month ago

Wait until American culture infiltrates New Zealand and there is a a McDonald’s on every corner and cheap carbs for every meal. Then they will see true obesity in all it’s glory.

Debbie
Debbie
3 years 1 month ago

There already is! Punctuated by Subway and KFC, we are well on way to catching up with the states. Unfortunately.

Julie
Julie
3 years 1 month ago

Oh, Jim, I’m sorry to say that McD’s are already on every corner in NZ and cheap carbs are a bit hit in NZ. We’re not No.1 in the world for obesity but we’re pretty close to the US and the gap is closing. It’s not butter making Kiwis fat, its the processed carbs, when will we learn? One primal meal at a time.

trackback

[…] Research of the Week Despite health officials being worried about the “increase in meat intake in Asian countries,” a recent study actually found an inverse association between mortality and red meat, fish, and poultry intake. Forget melatonin supplements, blue blocking goggles, and f.lux – going camping is the best way to normalize … Mark’s Daily Apple […]

Alyssa
3 years 1 month ago

That New Zealand article is horrifying.

Cassandra
Cassandra
3 years 1 month ago

Hugh Jackman

Susan
Susan
3 years 1 month ago

+1 😉

Shary
Shary
3 years 1 month ago

Enjoyed the 25 cooking tips. I loved the tip for quickly separating a head of garlic and peeling the cloves all at once. Sucking up the a raw egg yolk with an empty plastic bottle in order to separate it from the egg white was more of a parlor trick, but interesting just the same. Thanks Mark.

paola
paola
3 years 1 month ago

i’m just discovering the pitfall of mycotoxins in food and that’s what bugs me about the grain fed beef liver. grains have mycotoxins which can be transfered into the meat of the animal. he doesn’t address that at all.

Erin
Erin
3 years 1 month ago

ok so maybe grain fed liver has more vitamins and fat soluble ones at that, but the majority of grain fed animals are not raised humanely. Neither are geese raised for the purpose of producing foie gras. that is something important to consider as well.

PaleoDentist
3 years 1 month ago

I grew up eating grain fed beef liver. yay!

Traveller
Traveller
3 years 1 month ago

Oh heck. I live in New Zealand. 🙁

Julie
Julie
3 years 1 month ago

The New Zealand supermarket top ten: Coca-Cola 1.5l, Wattie’s spaghetti 420g, Coca-Cola 2.25l, QB Nature’s Fresh white toast 700g, Wattie’s baked beans 420g, Dole bobby bananas (850g), Tip Top super soft white toast 700g, Sprite lemonade 1.5l, QB Molenberg original toast 700g, Coke Zero 1.5l – does anyone see butter and cheese in this list? It’s sugar and wheat and pulses. And bananas. Don’t forget your bananas.

Brian
3 years 1 month ago

Eye-witnesses in Asia have also noted many of the youth being a full head taller than their parents’ or grand-parents’ generation.

JP
JP
3 years 1 month ago

Oh yes! I lived here, in Seoul Korea, 10 years ago. The people were shorter and thinner. Today the younger generations are taller, but many of them are heavier; thin American vs waif thin. Sadly, many of youngsters are obese, probably because of the explosion of bakeries and American junk/fast food restaurants. Very sad to see.

Dances with Bacon
Dances with Bacon
3 years 1 month ago

But grass-fed beef liver tastes so much better that grain-fed liver — sweeter, less metallic. Experts can say whatever they want, but my palate is the final arbiter in these matters — I’m sticking with grass-fed liver.

Chris
Chris
3 years 1 month ago

I think there is a trojan or something on the Ned Kock page as I got a dubious Java error saying that my Java has serious bugs and needs to be upgraded. Be careful and don’t click on it!

Sandra from NZ
Sandra from NZ
3 years 1 month ago

I doubt very much that the fat tax will ever get off the ground in NZ. The dairy industry is biggest export earner for the country so no government will want to mess with them!

Barten
3 years 1 month ago

I have been to New Zealand for some time and I must say – comparing to US or Canada – their eating.health habits are still pretty good. We in Canada and US eat way to much of “garbage” food. I have a friend of mine that will actually not eat anything that is not from a can! He will eat only canned or ready-to-heat foods only.
I wonder if fat-tax will ever become reality in NZ.

Ray
Ray
3 years 1 month ago

I wonder what his diet actually looks like. Ok so he doesn’t eat gluten but does he eat rice and other “bad” paleo foods? I would love to see a meal plan for someone like him. Although being as skinny and “ripped” as he is, is not a look I am going for. Hes too thin in my opinion. But then again I am nobody. So theres that

jj
3 years 1 month ago

Dude… no one is ever going to convince me to eat grain fed beef liver. That stuff is NASTY and slimy like leeches, in comparison to grass fed that really just seems like a particularly rich cut of actual meat. Interestingly I don’t have the same reaction to pastured vs. grain fed chicken livers, both are pretty good. But grain fed beef liver is just atrocious & gross.

Elenor
Elenor
3 years 1 month ago
Read a good article on Fukishima, including this: ================ Bananas contain potassium, some portion of potassium is always radioactive, thus bananas contain some radioactivity. This gets into the human body as we digest the lovely fruit (OK, bananas are an herb but still…): Since a typical banana contains about half a gram of potassium, it will have an activity of roughly 15 Bq. [becquerels of radiation] ================ Made me think of the 30 bananas a day guy… Wonder how HE feels about radioactivity?! (My web client, who is a risk communication consultant (Peter M. Sandman) wrote me: “Nice risk comparisons… Read more »
Elenor
Elenor
3 years 1 month ago
wpDiscuz