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May 17, 2015

Weekend Link Love – Edition 348

By Mark Sisson
17 Comments

Weekend Link LoveIf any Primal Blueprint Podcast listeners would be so kind, please fill out this survey when you have a chance. Thanks!

Research of the Week

Converting cropland to pastureland with grazing livestock sequesters carbon at a much higher rate than previously thought, new research has found. It also doesn’t hurt that it produces delicious animals.

New research has discovered a three-way link between childhood antibiotics, changes to the gut bacteria, and diseases later in life.

Certain physiologies” just lose less weight when restricting the same number of calories as other people.

Same goes for exercise. Some people just respond better to training than others.

A nice breakdown of sex-specific differences in fat and sugar metabolism.

Vitamin D toxicity is extremely rare in people who take vitamin D supplements (PDF).

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 67: Al Danenberg: Host Elle Russ hangs out with Dr. Danenberg, a longtime periodontist and recent Primal Blueprint Expert, to discuss his health journey and how ancestral health informs his practice.

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

A closer look at the potential mechanisms behind the statin-diabetes connection.

The case for daily naps (old but good).

Artificial light is a drug.

Media, Schmedia

Why trail runners should ditch their coaches and just get dogs.

Consumers prefer vegetarian-fed chickens, even though the birds are natural omnivores who love eating small (and large, if the opportunity presents itself) animals.

Harvard engineering students have made smoking the perfect brisket more science than art.

Everything Else

How (and why you should want) to raise a wild child.

What’s the most important training element, in one doctor’s view? Sleep.

We’re pooping out so much metformin into the water system that male fish are turning female.

McDonald’s is adding kale to the breakfast menu.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 18 – May 24)

Comment of the Week

Mark, that’s disgusting. “or a paper towel laid on top of a mesh trainer”
I’ve been made to drink beer out of my trainer, but never yogurt.

Lol ????

Consider it. Remember, there once was a day that liver sounded disgusting.

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Wenchypoo
Wenchypoo
2 years 10 days ago

Regarding the study on gender and metabolism, I’d like to know if the same results also apply to post-pausal people as well as those still producing estrogen and testosterone. Mainly, do post-menopausal women revert to man-style metabolisms?

Livi
2 years 10 days ago

Got to love a case for naps! I’m in full support!

Dr. Dana Leigh Lyons
2 years 9 days ago

I especially appreciate the article on Dr. Parsley’s talk and blog about sleep.

So often, inadequate sleep is a critical “missing link” when patients are doing all “the right things” in terms of eating yet can’t quite reach their desired destination in terms of health, wellness, body and/or mental-emotional goals.

Not getting enough good sleep can seem to work alright for a while…but over time and especially with age, it takes a major toll on all aspects of health and vitality. Really can’t be emphasized enough.

Zach
2 years 7 days ago

Sleep is the only thing I dislike about traveling. Blacking out my buddy’s living room while I crash on the couch is very time consuming…

Granny Gibson
Granny Gibson
2 years 9 days ago

Naps. Yes! It may have been written a while ago, but it was the most thorough presentation I’ve ever read on that topic.

Clay
Clay
2 years 9 days ago
The “chickens are not vegetarians” article was spot on. I know a woman who does animal rescue. One time she had a garage full of chickens. She’d collect the eggs, boil them, then feed them back to the chickens. They devoured them. If a chicken dies, the others will gobble him up.Chickens love bugs. Lucky for me I know a secret personal hobbie farm where I get pastured chicken and duck eggs (sometime even turkey eggs) for $5 a dozen and fresh raw goat cheese made that day for $5 a block. Naturally I can’t tell anyone the location because… Read more »
Curtis
Curtis
2 years 8 days ago

Lucky! I hope to be my own secret personal hobbie farm one day.

Zach
2 years 7 days ago

Hah they’re $2/doz down the trees from my house in MD!

Lyn
Lyn
2 years 9 days ago

That gum podcast was very interesting. I have been brushing coconut oil into my gums a couple of times a week, and have noticed that the tartar has been slower to appear than normal between visits to the periodontist. My pockets have been slowly improving. Interesting to hear this sort of idea supported by a periodontist.

Coco
Coco
2 years 9 days ago

Wow! Thanks a lot, without your comment I would have missed it! Now I need to figure out why all my teeth problems came back when I never cheated on my diet, sigh.

Granny Gibson
Granny Gibson
2 years 8 days ago

I’ve been oil pulling most days for a few months now. If there is any plaque on my teeth it is very soft and easy to remove. I use coconut oil but olive oil works as well. I didn’t mention it to my hygienist (you know how they will roll their eyes) until she exclaimed over the absence of plaque. 😉

Curtis
Curtis
2 years 8 days ago

Ha! Stupid McDonald’s. The chicken article was great. I see eggs at the farmers markets here in San Diego advertised as “veggie-fed,” and I just shake my head. Even before I learned that “pastured” eggs are best, I knew a chicken should be raised a vegetarian.

Can’t wait to buy one of those Harvard smokers.

Curtis
Curtis
2 years 8 days ago

SHOULDN’T* be raised vegetarian!

Cassandra
Cassandra
2 years 8 days ago

Chickens will eat anything that doesn’t eat them first!! My “girls” have cleaned my land of all ticks, fleas, mice and even young snakes. Unfortunately, if given a chance they will also clean out my garden of veggies, leaving me with nothing left to eat but chicken.

Pauline
2 years 8 days ago
Ditch the running coach and get a dog? This was so funny and so true. If you’ve ever had a dog that you’ve taken out for a run in the bush or down to a big lonely beach, you’ll know how true this is. Drinks from muddy puddles, no problems. Scarfing up something dead off the beach, no problems. Having a nice roll in something that has been dead for a week, no problems. Mmmm! doggy Chanel. Not so good when you have to get them home in the car though. Leaping into a creek for a paddle and drink… Read more »
Traceyb
Traceyb
2 years 7 days ago

I kept chickens for a while, and I am here to tell you that mine LOVED meat scraps from the kitchen. People are always horrified when I say I would toss the remains of a rotisserie chicken into the pen… cleaned to the bone in seconds

I actually used it to train them (as much as one can train a chicken)… if the girls were hiding in the neighbors begonias I’d just call, “Snacks!” and wave a leftover leg or something, and they’d come running…

b2curious
1 year 11 months ago

You should google Bob Bailey Chicken Camps. It is impressive what he can teach chickens, and teach people to teach chickens. His chicken camps are required before anyone takes his dog training classes. But, man, are his camps expensive!

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