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May 25, 2014

Weekend Link Love – Edition 297

By Mark Sisson
19 Comments

Weekend Link LoveEpisode #20 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. I get back into the flow of answering reader questions with a bunch of fitness-related queries. If you have any questions of your own, or perhaps some ideas for future podcasts, please let me know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar!

Research of the Week

Yet another potential disruptor of the intestinal microbiome looms: disordered sleep.

Vinegar is a surprisingly healthy food.

The form of vitamin E found in canola, corn, and soybean oil may increase the risk of developing asthma and decrease lung function.

Interesting Blog Posts

Declining biodiversity in the environment isn’t just bad for the plants, animals, and microbes that get cut. Since humans derive physiological benefits from observing nature’s diversity, it could also destroy our mental health. Imagine the horror of wild, savage nature replaced by one long, unbroken, perfectly manicured front lawn.

The dolphins and orcas at Seaworld aren’t the only mammals that have to worry about diseases of captivity.

Media, Schmedia

Treadmill desks get virtual ink in Forbes.

A pretty decent article from the Huffington Post: nine habits of people with a healthy relationship to exercise.

Everything Else

Remember that Australian two-part series discussing the downsides of statins and the misguided attack on cholesterol from awhile back? ABC Australia is pulling it.

How skipping soap and rubbing bacteria all over your body can keep you clean.

A parasite that forces its host to dig its own grave.

Beautiful photos of a dwindling population of sea nomads.

A nice way to protect your frying oil from oxidative damage.

How gluten might affect child development.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 25 – May 31)

Comment of the Week

I’m so depressed. I’ve known for a while that I feel better without alcohol and that I should just stop drinking it. But, Marks 2-glass-per-night-habit was enough to justify keeping it in my life. Now what?

– I’ll tweet whenever I have a glass so you know you’re in the clear.

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19 Comments on "Weekend Link Love – Edition 297"

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Jeff
Jeff
2 years 6 months ago

I love dirt!

2Rae
2Rae
2 years 6 months ago

Am I the only one who feels like rolling in the dirt now? 😛
Plus, I have the song refrain in my head now “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.”

Storm
Storm
2 years 6 months ago

simon and garfunkel ?

Animanarchy
Animanarchy
2 years 6 months ago

That’s stuck in my head all the thyme.

Harry Mossman
2 years 6 months ago

There seems to be a lot of valuable info but I am sort of struggling to digest (no pun intended) them. Marinade in rosemary, olive oil and vinegar, I guess.

Harry Mossman
2 years 6 months ago

*digest it not them

Laura
2 years 6 months ago

I love that you linked to katysays.com. I have been devouring her blog and videos the last month and it has improved my life significantly. I am such a fan. 🙂

Kiran
Kiran
2 years 6 months ago

And my boss wants me to shower, rolloing in the dirt just isn’t good enough… some people.

George
George
2 years 6 months ago

Disgusting that ABC Australia pulled the series pointing to the dangers of statins. This world seems to be ruled by mega-corporations. I’m not anti-free enterprise, but suppression of information because it may impact an industry’s bottom line is criminal IMO. So many other examples of this kind of censorship as well as disinformation pushed out to the public can be cited..

Storm
Storm
2 years 6 months ago

Yes, It seems theat the “Ministry of Truth” has decided that these shows shalt “never have existed”. Australia has always taken statins, there has never been any evidence or report ever going against this, this is the way it has always been.

“If you want a pictue of the future, imagine a boot stomping statins into a human face forever and ever”.

.. if only I could get a copy of Goldsteins book on the truth of Statin’s, I can’t let them know though – I’m sure they are watching.

Storm
Storm
2 years 6 months ago

“There were … whispered stories of a terrible book, a compendium of all the heresies, of which Sisson was the author and which circulated clandestinely here and there. It was a book without a title. People referred to it, if at all, simply as The Primal Blueprint” – lol – sorry, I just had to say it.

Erica
2 years 6 months ago

I tried to get on the apple cider vinegar bandwagon … my stomach did not want me to join that party.

Shary
Shary
2 years 6 months ago

I tried it too and never felt it did much for me, although there are people who swear by it.

Abijah L.
Abijah L.
2 years 6 months ago

Hard on your tooth enamel too.

Shary
Shary
2 years 6 months ago

I don’t roll in the dirt, although I ate my share of it as a kid–literally, sometimes with a spoon. My mom didn’t like it, but I will have to say my GI tract worked better in those days. What I like now is Dr. Ohhira’s soap. It’s natural, gentle, contains probiotics, and my skin loves it. Not trying to sound like an infomercial here, but It works as well for my nonspecific itchiness as the prescription ointment I have.

Usha Rajagopal MD
2 years 6 months ago

Oh it’s lovely!!!

Michele
2 years 6 months ago

The huff post article pretty much summed up everything I’ve learned for myself related to exercise in the past year. I definitely did not always have a healthy attitude toward it, (especially related to the exercise to eat, calories in calories out) and that alone can really mess up ones entire approach to exercise. Once I straightened out my approach the other parts fell into place much more easily (REST!) and I was able to create real goals and see my performance improve.

Sheri
Sheri
2 years 6 months ago

The asparagus recipe looks delicious….

BUT did you see the recipe link on that page for Chocolate Fudge Skillet Cake?? Oh my! That sounds so good!

Katerina
Katerina
2 years 6 months ago

Unfortunately, in the meatloaf recipe from the Real Healthy Recipes blog there’s a link to a “natural” ketchup with no HFCS but WITH …agave nectar, aka, fructose.

By the way, I loved the national geographic article about the parasitic conopids, life is exciting!

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