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January 26, 2014

Weekend Link Love – Edition 280

By Mark Sisson
26 Comments

Weekend Link LovePALEOCON is here! Have you registered yet? It’s got 25+ awesome interviews with the top Paleo experts (myself included), behind the scenes at Paleo restaurants, and much more – check it out here.

Primal Blueprint Podcast news:

Research of the Week

A new open-access review explains how manipulating carbohydrate and/or calorie intake can make radiation therapy more effective against tumors.

Got European, Asian, African ancestry? Better hope your gut flora do, too. A recent study finds that H. pylori may only be a pathogen if it did not co-evolve with its host.

Whadya know: converting 10-20% of cropland to prairie grassland can actually reduce erosion and runoff by 90-95%. Sounds familiar, right?

Interesting Blog Posts

When it comes to premies, a mother’s touch has beneficial effects ten years down the line.

Are the hypothyroid-like symptoms people report on low carb due to low carb or low calorie?

Are we underestimating the energetic cost of exercises like pullups, pushups, and squats? Seems we are – by about 50%.

Media, Schmedia

The many stages of eating paleo.

Medicine or mass murder? I guess some mistakes were made. What else have they gotten wrong?

Butter wins.

Everything Else

Check out Denise Minger on the Underground Wellness and Prairie Public podcasts.

I’m all for eating more gelatin and reducing your sugar intake, but… wow.

Everyone knows how that one song can catapult you back in time to past memories. Watch it happen here in a patient with severe Alzheimer’s.

Do the brains of elderly people only slow down because they’re processing so much knowledge and wisdom – data, essentially?

Sign up for the En*theos Conference, a series of 22 talks on health, diet, and lifestyle optimization, including one I did with Jonathan Bailor on calorie counting and Primal eating (check out his new book while you’re at it).

This seems like a decent enough training program, but I mostly just liked its name: broga.

The microbial communities living in hunter-gatherer guts look very differently from ours.

Consider tossing a couple bucks toward this documentary about the real ancestral Hawaiian diet.

I’m a big fan of Blade Runner, but I don’t necessarily want to live in that world.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 27 – Feb 2)

Comment of the Week

Despite being a Sacramento Kings fan, I no longer hate the Lakers and even Kobe.

– Man, after what the Lakers and Kobe have done to you guys, I’m impressed!

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Paleo Bon Rurgundy
2 years 8 months ago

As a die hard Celtics fan I strongly dislike Kobe and The Lakers l but respect them. (He says approvingly while his weekly bone broth simmers)

Cat@thingsmybellylikes
2 years 8 months ago

Thanks for the link love Mark & team! Not to mention all the other interesting stuff that’s keeping me on my computer this sunny afternoon, rather than outside soaking up the Vitamin D. Oops, primal living fail.

Groktimus Primal
2 years 8 months ago

The Primal Podcast Lives! Many thanks!

2Rae
2Rae
2 years 8 months ago

Mmmmmm, I like the looks of the bobotie. I think I shall make that this week sometime. I will replace the raisins with dried cranberries because that’s what I have. However, I need to get off this chair and start “the pork turns into carnitas” trick I learned here at MDA.

dragonmamma
dragonmamma
2 years 8 months ago

A month ago I suggested a stand-up computer station to my supervisor. Seemed appropriate, since it’s the office in the fitness center at the YMCA. She agreed with me, and the idea got implemented yesterday. Just don’t tell my co-workers it was my idea; many of them like to veg out on the computer; yes, even at the gym.

Graham
Graham
2 years 8 months ago

Hah. Especially at the gym…

Grokesque
Grokesque
2 years 8 months ago

Great links as always – I’ll try the boboties this week and keep eating butter! About the broga, Ryan Giggs, Welsh footie player at Man Utd credits his enduring career to yoga. Me and hubby lol’ d at the gummy bear reviews – scary!

Diane
Diane
2 years 8 months ago

Oh my god that was my experience of the sugar-free gummi bears, too.

Annakay
Annakay
2 years 8 months ago

The Amazon reviews of the Haribo gummy sweets are hilarious. I haven’t laughed so much for a long time.

Colleen
Colleen
2 years 8 months ago

Particularly good love links-I laughed over the gummi bears, teared up at the Alzheimer’s & music, outraged over the medicine/murder & enjoyed many others. My brain just got a workout-thanks!

Tamara (New Orleans)
2 years 8 months ago

The Paleocon rocks! It’s a great way to get your mind straight again. I won’t be trying those gummi bears anytime soon. Yuck!

Nocona
Nocona
2 years 8 months ago

Another wonderful Weekend Link Love.

AnaBanana
AnaBanana
2 years 8 months ago

I loved this post. The gummy bear article made me laugh out loud and the alhzheimers video was wonderful. Thanks, Mark!

SumoFit
2 years 8 months ago

The ancestral Hawaiian diet link was interesting, although it doesn’t make me want to run out and rustle up some poi. I hope they succeed with their kickstarter.

paleocrushmom
2 years 8 months ago

When researchers with big financial ties to drug companies conduct studies which results become guidelines, beware. The jury is still out. Curious about peer review.

bjjcaveman
2 years 8 months ago

Just wanted to say good job on the podcast. Keep ’em coming!

Siobhan
Siobhan
2 years 8 months ago

Best Love Link ever! Thanks!

Paleo-curious
2 years 8 months ago

When my MIL was in an elder care facility, my BIL would visit, play his ukelele & sing old standards. It was beautiful to see the reactions of the residents– they did often get quite livened up & seemed much happier. The iPod idea is brilliant!

Brian Stanton
Brian Stanton
2 years 8 months ago
The two links to gut health are thought provoking…and interconnected. Here’s another link to Jeff Leach’s study: http://humanfoodproject.com/going-feral-one-year-journey-acquire-healthiest-gut-microbiome-world-heard/ Basically, he’s trying a bunch of possible diets to see what happens to his microbiota. Jeff has already determined that a short period of dietary change can shift his gut flora dramatically. His experiment with the Hazda hunter gatherers is focused on the concept that gut bacteria is dependent on WHO you live with, not just WHAT you eat.. After reading the study on ancestral H-Pylori…my thought was…what if Jeff’s shifting gut flora doesn’t match with his ancestry? The ancestral mismatch could… Read more »
Erin
Erin
2 years 8 months ago

LOVED the alzheimer’s and music link. thank you so much for sharing!

Jade
Jade
2 years 8 months ago

I also loved the alzheimer/music story. I found it fascinating!

Why is it that we can’t remember things we learned in school but at that same time in our lives, we listened to music…and can now remember the lyrics of hundreds and hundreds of songs from back then?

Music is absorbed differently and stays with us.

Christine
Christine
2 years 8 months ago

I had a French teacher who noticed that we always remembered the words to songs, so she taught us French through music. We had to sing all the French verb tables & numbers etc! I think it did help us to learn French, as we all did quite well in it.

MarielleGO
MarielleGO
2 years 8 months ago

Oh gods, I love the Stages of Paleo eating!!! They are so funny…

Martin
Martin
2 years 8 months ago

>> Are the hypothyroid-like symptoms people report on low carb due to low carb or low calorie?

Phinney has been talking about this for long time. I doubt, that the current Paleo (template) leaders would start discussing it seriously.

Captain Competition
2 years 8 months ago

Went back and read the ‘Workplace’ post. Great suggestions, I really gotta sell my boss on the afternoon naps.

Allison
Allison
2 years 7 months ago

Thank you for the link about radiation therapy. I am currently following a similar diet and really appreciate any resources- they’re pretty uncommon.

Readers of MDA might have enjoyed the look on the hospital nutritionist’s face when I told her I aim to get 75-85% of my calories as fat.

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