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October 05, 2014

Weekend Link Love – Edition 316

By Mark Sisson
21 Comments

Weekend Link LoveWe keep getting registrations and questions about the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification. Thanks for the interest. It seems like lots of people – understandably – want to know exactly what is in the coursework before they take the plunge. If that’s you, be sure to check out last week’s podcast. It’s two and a half hours and covers the entire course in great detail. Even if you don’t end up taking the Cert, you will learn a ton about Primal living, the 8 Key Concepts and 5 Action Items – so give it a listen either on the blog or in iTunes.

Research of the Week

Meat chickens have really been hitting the bench hard lately.

We’ve lost half the world’s wildlife since 1970.

Stone tool use evolved independently throughout the world.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

How eating liver and kidney used to be patriotic.

The Merrymaker Sisters give their recap of PrimalCon Oxnard. I get the impression they liked it.

Media, Schmedia

Interesting facts embedded within a new NY Times piece on celiac: it’s five times more common than fifty years ago, and just 17% of celiacs know they have it.

A nice (well, not exactly nice) roundup of the effects of excessive sitting on our health.

Everything Else

Here’s a superfood I can get behind.

I wonder if any of these surfing dogs can hang twenty.

Your baby might end up looking like your ex-boyfriend.

An Oglala Lakota chef is serving only pre-colonization foods in his restaurant. Something tells me his food’ll be fairly healthy. Oh, and his restaurant has a great name, too: The Sioux Chef.

Now I can’t wait to see who wins the Virginia Slim Ironman point series!

Not content with engineering individual genes, researchers are preparing to create organisms with entirely new gene clusters.

Eyes can be a window to your health.

When Greg Hindy vowed to unplug from the world for a year, he really meant it.

Even when we starve, our gut bacteria eat.

Recipe Corner

  • You know those people who put hot sauce “on everything” and go through a gallon a week? Here’s a recipe that should save them money.
  • Paleo falafel. But don’t expect your vegetarian friends to eat it.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 5 – Oct 11)

Comment of the Week

What a wheely good way to get tyred out.

– Well done, Stevemid. Well done.

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M
2 years 8 months ago

Wow, the implications of that ‘Even when we starve our gut bacteria eat’ article on Crohn’s is fascinating. Coincidentally, anyone know when the next “traditional” podcast will be? It’s mostly articles lately(which is great, but I did like the old back and forth with Mark or other guests.)

Groktimus Primal
2 years 8 months ago

Synthetic organisms and Little Debbie Ironmans? I guess there is a bright side to mortality.

Dan
Dan
2 years 8 months ago

Children looking like their ex? I was less disturbed after reading this has been observed only in fruit flies. Then, The Guardian gave me this headline: Lab-grown penises ready for testing.

M.C.
M.C.
2 years 8 months ago

Yeah after finding out it was just shown in fruit flies I relaxed a little. That would just gross me out if it were for humans.

If it were true for humans, than only a virgin, or a woman who has always had safe sex where the guy is always using a condom, would be safe to have kids with.

JJ
JJ
2 years 8 months ago

I love that the Sioux Chef is creating modern food that uses native ingredients his ancestors used. I’ve seen others trying to encourage a native way of eating to reduce the diseases that affects Native Americans, and I’ve also noticed its hard to find good recipes that don’t include flour and sugar. Hats off to Chef Sherman!

Jay
Jay
2 years 8 months ago

Um, that article about one’s offspring having multiple donors’ DNA is horrifying.

Wouldn’t that put quite the wrench in heritability studies? Would like to know more about the mechanism in order to extrapolate a bit from fruitfly to human.

Nocona
Nocona
2 years 8 months ago

Another fantastic Link Love. Enjoyed all the articles, especially Greg Hindy being silent for 365 days and totally unplugged. The video is mesmerizing.

Kevin Cowart
Kevin Cowart
2 years 8 months ago

No mention on how South Park slammed CW in this weeks episode?

Fritzy
Fritzy
2 years 8 months ago

“Turn the Pyramid upside down!”

BillC
2 years 8 months ago

“Gluten-free ebola”, the episode is called. I have not seen it.

The Merrymaker Sisters: CE Papas

Liked it??? LOVED IT! Thanks for including us in your link love! <3 <3 <3

Mitch
Mitch
2 years 8 months ago

I liked this bit in the Little Debbie sponsoring Ironman:

“The inaugural Little Debbie Ironman Chattanooga triathlon benefiting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation”

I’m just so glad Little Debbie Cakes are doing their bit to help Crohn’s & Colitis suffers 🙂

Mitch
Mitch
2 years 8 months ago

sufferers 😮

Debbie
Debbie
2 years 8 months ago

Why would you promote a recipe that has sugar in it?

Chris
2 years 8 months ago

It’s sobering that we’ve slaughtered so many species over the past generation … we need to turn things around as a society soon, and fast!

Sheri
Sheri
2 years 8 months ago

Great links today.

I cannot wait to try the recipe for homemade hot sauce. I never even thought of making it myself!

It’s crazy that Ironman is getting sponsored by Little Debbie’s junk food. That’s like marathons getting sponsored by Gatorade (oh wait… that happens too).

And on a more somber note, the decrease in animal numbers is very disturbing. I support the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and hope that those numbers will increase because of their efforts.

SumoFit
2 years 8 months ago

“Huh?!?” quotes from the gene clusters article:

— …the company claims to offer “greater naturalness.”
— “What matters to a gene is sequence, not how you made it.”
— “…you are no longer stuck with what nature has on offer. You can start to create
things.”
— “…it can solve the world’s food problem in a very big way.”

What, exactly, is the world’s “food problem”? There’s plenty of food, but not everyone can afford to buy it.

Kit
Kit
2 years 8 months ago

And possibly some of the wrong food for optimum human consumption?

SumoFit
2 years 8 months ago

That’s a First World problem (or one imposed on Third World nations). We use far too much land for wheat, corn, sugar, potatoes, and dairy.

SumoFit
2 years 8 months ago

…and soy, canola, cotton….most of which are GMO.

Kit
Kit
2 years 8 months ago

Alan Savory and Lierre Keith might agree with you. Some would say that if we were nicer to each other, we could survive on lots of different foods and not much of it, such as the Kitivan theory. Just putting it out there. It won’t happen though.

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