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May 04, 2014

Weekend Link Love – Edition 294

By Mark Sisson
15 Comments

Weekend Link LoveEpisode #17 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. I discuss various aspects of fitness and peak human performance. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let us know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar!

Got leaky gut? Think you might and want to find out? Solving Leaky Gut will help you figure out how to fix your gut, improve digestion, and reduce food sensitivities.

The Reversing Diabetes World Summit starts tomorrow. You can watch the presentations as they unfold live online, free of charge, or you can get the all-access pass to all the content whenever, wherever you want. The early bird discount for the all-access pass ends at midnight tonight. Save $20 by entering promo code “EARLY20” when you check out.

The Indiegogo campaign for the paleo documentary We Love Paleo has hit its “bare bones” production goals, but the team can still use your help to get the film its widest distribution possible.

Seth Roberts has died, and with him goes an interesting, brilliant man, a fearless self-experimenter and a platform for new and useful ideas. Others have shared their remembrances of Seth here. Honor him by always being curious about everything, even the things you know to be true.

Research of the Week

Kids who ate chicken off the bone were subsequently more aggressive, active, and distrustful of authority than kids who ate chicken breast. Yeah, I don’t know either.

Ice baths work no better for recovery than a warm bath with placebo “recovery oil.”

Neanderthals probably boiled their food.

Roundup-ready soybeans are particularly good at accumulating the herbicide glyphosate.

Interesting Blog Posts

“Saturated fats are good for you. Get over it.” Amen.

Diabetes is going global.

Media, Schmedia

Could the average ancient hunter-gatherer from 7,000 years ago mop the floor with elite athletes of today?

It’s probably for his own good.

Everything Else

Dr. Ron Sinha sat down with That Paleo Show to talk about a culturally-tailored approach to living Primal.

Here’s a woman who cooks exclusively using a coffee maker.

Log your poop with PoopLog.

The case for not cloning Neanderthals from genetic remains.

How to make doctors irrelevant (it involves a Primal way of eating).

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 4 – May 10)

Comment of the Week

“Hey Dr. Oz, we booked Dr. Peter Attia to talk about the new outlook on saturated fats in the diet!”

“Great job team, he is a wealth of information on the topic. Let’s have him roll a bunch of balls down a stupid ramp to demonstrate the difference between small and large particle LDL! That’s a great use of our time with him!”

Legitimate laughter was had.

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Dr. Anthony Gustin
2 years 4 months ago

For the “how to make doctors irrelevant” topic – just go ahead and buy doc Wahls’ book, The Wahls Protocol, if you haven’t already!

Wenchypoo
Wenchypoo
2 years 4 months ago

Or you could just keep coming to this site! No purchase necessary.

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
2 years 4 months ago

Or be like most guys, self included, and just never go to the doctor.

Justin
2 years 4 months ago

That Doctor article shouldn’t have been titled that. Doctors will always be needed. We’re just changing the paradigm how the practice

Geoff
Geoff
2 years 4 months ago
Decrying the decline and weakness of the human species is nothing new. In the Iliad Nestor noted that even a badass like Achilles would have been no match for the heroes he knew when he was young. The issue isn’t how we would stack up against a hunter-gatherer from the past any more than it is how well most of us would stack up against an elite athlete today. What’s important is that we all are looking to become our respective bests. If the comparison to hunter-gatherers has any relevance at all, it’s only to serve the point that each… Read more »
Groktimus Primal
2 years 4 months ago

Wow, not serving a teen at KFC? Our society really has no freaking clue where to draw it’s lines, aim it’s advertising or make it’s health recommendations at all. I guess all that “Big Money” just makes it all too complicated 🙂

granny gibson
granny gibson
2 years 4 months ago

OMG! I haven’t followed Seth Roberts and I just spent an hour on his site. I see a lot of reading in my future. Thanks for the link.

Jeffrey Dibble
2 years 4 months ago

Being a Seth Roberts fan for a long time, can’t believe he is gone.

What i like most about him is that he always challenge the norm. I love the fact that the questions he pose always make you think that they are. Always explore the possibilities even if you think you know the answers.

RIP.

Bill
Bill
2 years 4 months ago

If children became more aggressive, maybe they simply return to an appropriate level of aggressiveness?

(When my wife makes food on the bone, pork chops or a whole chicken, I’ll begin the meal in a civilized fashion, with utensils and elbows off the table. In short order, you’ve got to go to the hands to get everything off the bone. With dirty hands, all of the side-dishes are now in jeopardy, and I just eat everything with my hands, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, whatever. I’ve done terrible things to a whole cooked chicken. Must be disturbing to watch.)

PhilmontScott
PhilmontScott
2 years 4 months ago

Aggressive, Active and Distrustful of Authority… Within reason, isn’t this a good thing? I was stunned to read the article and realize that the researchers saw this as a bad thing.

Their ideal person would be passive, inactive, and easily snowed by any authority figure. It sounds like we (most Americans) have been eating way too much boneless chicken breast!

Stand up! Be a man! Eat your meat on the bone!

Meyns
Meyns
2 years 4 months ago

Question about the placebo effect:
Does thinking that you are eating healthy have more effect than eating healthy on itself?

Selleck
Selleck
2 years 4 months ago

Someone has got to test that hypothesis!

Paul Brown
Paul Brown
2 years 4 months ago

Dont suppose theres a chilblains summet my fingers are killing me

Paul Brown
Paul Brown
2 years 4 months ago

*summit lol

Benjamin Thomas
2 years 4 months ago

I can see how the chicken study may have some truth in it. When I think about how I feel when I’m eating chicken off the bone, I feel much more aggressive because I’ve got it in my bare hands and I’m biting and ripping the meat off the bone. When you compare that to cutting up a chicken breast with a knife and eating it with a fork, it’s more “civilized.”

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