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January 31, 2016

Weekend Link Love – Edition 385

By Mark Sisson
21 Comments

Weekend Link Love

I had a great time on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Give it a listen.

Two cool pieces of Primal Blueprint Publishing news:

  1. A recent paper on hidradenitis suppurativa, the mysterious skin disorder and subject of Tara Grant’s The Hidden Plague: A Field Guide for Surviving and Overcoming Hidradenitis Suppurativa, mentioned Tara’s work on the dietary etiology of HS favorably.
  2. Tara will be speaking about hidradenitis suppurativa at the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in early March.

Congratulations, Tara!

Research of the Week

Vegetarians and omnivores have similar mortality rates.

Putting standing desks in schools reduces time spent sitting, using screens, and even watching TV.

The New England Journal of Medicine explains why it opposes data sharing: “a new class of research person will emerge—people who had nothing to do with the design and execution of the study but use another group’s data for their own ends, possibly stealing from the research productivity planned by the data gatherers, or even use the data to try to disprove what the original investigators had posited.” Nope, wouldn’t want actual science happening!

People who value time over money are happier.

Two years on a paleo diet had a “significant and persistent” positive effect on liver fat.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

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Episode 104: Simon Whitfield: Host Brad Kearns sits down with Simon Whitfield, world-famous Olympic triathlete, and Andrew MacNaughton, one of the greatest triathlon coaches in the world to discuss peak performance, the importance of lifelong learning, why an internal positive narrative is so necessary, the danger of getting too full of oneself, the restorative beauty of standup paddling, and much more.

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

More bad news for statins (and statin-takers).

How “natural geoengineering” through re-introduction of animals and their predators into their respective ecosystems can counter climate change.

Muscle really is the key to healthy aging; just check out those MRI pics!

Media, Schmedia

Katy Bowman’s furniture-free home.

Elite sports teams are experimenting with higher-dose vitamin D supplementation.

Everything Else

A random dog casually placed 7th in a half-marathon without even trying. The dog, “lazy” according to its owner, beat almost everyone else despite taking frequent detours to inspect dead rabbits and sniff other dog butts.

Can viewing your brain in real time treat anxiety and depression?

When life gives you lemons, snowboard through Times Square.

A type of medicinal clay traditionally used by British Columbia’s Heiltsuk First Nation people has potent antibacterial activity against drug-resistant bacteria.

We’re catching way more fish than we think.

How to de-seed a pomegranate with a salad spinner and shuck clams quickly and cleanly.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 2 – Feb 8)

Pic of the Week

Image of the Week

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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Joshua Hansen
Joshua Hansen
7 months 25 days ago

Re: The New England Journal of Medicine.

Whut?

Elizabeth
7 months 25 days ago

Loved the Katy Bowman article. She is so cool! When I have to sit, I sit on the floor as much as
possible. And when I get up I try to do so without using my hands or knees????

Mark Santos
Mark Santos
7 months 25 days ago
Re: Joe Rogan, when you talked about why you think the longevity effect of wine isn’t well established, I think you should’ve cited Prof David Nutt: “”” Physiologically, alcohol’s benefits have never been proven, but the idea that low levels of drinking are protective is a pervasive myth – and a very useful one for the industry. We know that, for a particular group of people (middle-aged men), those who drink small amounts, particularly of red wine, have slightly lower levels of heart disease than those who don’t drink at all. However, this may be because this group has more… Read more »
Paleo Bon Rurgundy
7 months 25 days ago

Mark, you never cease to impress me. You’re this generations Jack LaLanne and I’m stoked you brought your message to another large audience. Rogan is a passionate person and I’m off to listen. (Now if we can get Tom Woods with Joe Rogan…)

Karrington Moudry-Cooper, CNC
Karrington Moudry-Cooper, CNC
7 months 25 days ago

Karrington Moudry-Cooper, CNC wrote on December 17th, 2015:

“Mark, have you ever considered being a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast? I think you’d fit in perfectly, as a lot people in your world have been on there (Robb Wolf, Dave Asprey, Dennis McKenna (brother of Terence), ect…) Plus Joe lives right down the street from you in L.A. (another Hint, Hint..)”

This makes me very happy 🙂

Mark N
Mark N
7 months 24 days ago

Ludivine. LOL. just goes to show ya, slow and easy training wins the race. I had a really good laugh. thank you.

Chris
Chris
7 months 24 days ago
Way to go Tara, Thank you Mark for helping her, and giving her a platform to launch from. Tara’s book helped me immensely with my condition. I had doctors etc. tell me all kinds of nonsense that just made me feel like I was dirty and there was no hope. Not very helpful when you’re sick and depressed. I’m so glad she is educating them to recogize firstly what it is, and secondly how to treat it. If any of you are suffering with this, read her book stat! Many thanks again to Tara for improving the quality of my… Read more »
Cavegirl Cuisine
7 months 24 days ago

Thanks so much for showcasing my Short Rib Hash Benedict ~ ENJOY!!

paul
paul
7 months 24 days ago

Awesome podcast with Joe Rogan, I hope he gives primal a good shot. I was wondering if you could go into more detail about not refilling glycogen in the muscles after working-out to take advantage of gh production. Thanks 🙂

virgil bunyan
virgil bunyan
7 months 24 days ago

Hey Mark loved your appearance on the JRE.
Learnt so much from your audiobooks, your not too sharp on the ears and I sense your passion in most issues of conventional eating vs primal.
What’s the most and recommended grams of carbs you should have in one sitting?
Thankyou for redesigning the way I’m going to live awesome from here on out!

sh
sh
7 months 24 days ago
“The New England Journal of Medicine explains why it opposes data sharing…” No, in fact the editorial linked to comes down in favor of data sharing. The Journal’s piece was a bit clumsily written (and that part about “disprov[ing] what the original investigators had posited” in particular could have been handled better), but here’s a little more context to clear things up: “A second concern held by some is that a new class of research person will emerge — people who had nothing to do with the design and execution of the study but use another group’s data for their… Read more »
bill mccauley
7 months 24 days ago

Mark, I’m dying to know your view on SOYLENT, a new 400 cal ‘meal’ in a jug, that’s meant to provide well rounded nutritious ingredients. Looks like processed, non-primal food to me, with some fancy branding…..?

investigator
investigator
7 months 24 days ago
Long time reader, first time commenter, but wanted to address the data sharing issue discussed in the New England Journal of Medicine. I fully support data sharing requirements, but there is certainly a legitimate argument to the contrary, that does not involve greed. First, different research projects have vastly different durations, but grant cycles are typically all pretty similar. Hiring and promotion committees look at publication records to make decisions, and projects of longer duration generally do not produce the number of publications that these committees appreciate, especially for young investigators. As such, there is already a strong incentive to… Read more »
sh
sh
7 months 23 days ago
Thanks for the thoughtful follow-up on the data sharing issue. As you show, it’s not as clear-cut as MDA’s snarky treatment would suggest. Unfortunately, MDA has badly misrepresented the issue not only in spirit but in fact as well. As I showed above, the article linked to did not even oppose data sharing in the first place. In addition, the Journal published the following a few days after the original article (full reprint below): “the Journal is committed to data sharing in the setting of clinical trials” Given its commitment to truth, health, and science, I hope that MDA will… Read more »
slicer
7 months 23 days ago

Another useless “vegetarians and omnivores mortality” study

…more interesting would be to see them compared to vegans: most vegeterians compansate the lack of meat with diary products and eggs/fish/tofu – another sources of bad proteins and toxins

WiccyG
WiccyG
7 months 23 days ago
Sometimes the Universe just lines things up. I’ve been listening to the Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) since the beginning. Joe is one of my heroes on how to live with passion and purpose. I’ve been dabbling in Primal eating for about a year now, even if I didn’t call it that. I found MDA about 2 months ago and it has quickly become my first stop to “Google” things health related (I just researched seaweed this morning and didn’t need to leave MDA…a wealth of info was had !). Anyway, I was listening to an episode of JRE and he… Read more »
Evan Brand of Not Just Paleo
7 months 22 days ago

Congrats Mark!

Have been waiting for our message to reach his show ever since I worked for him at Onnit.

Cheers!

Dee
Dee
7 months 22 days ago

The statin piece is interesting. Commenter Bob Niland brought up the issue of those with hereditary lipid problems, but I haven’t seen any useful answers there so far. Anyone here care to comment?

I had fairly good results in terms of blood test markers using full flush niacin. But it made me lightheaded and nauseous (besides the flushing), and sometimes resulted in spending up to about 5 hours of my day feeling unwell (due to twice per day dosing). I’d like to hear what other alternatives folks have tried.

Jason
Jason
7 months 21 days ago

I found you through the Joe Rogan Experience. What an outstanding podcast and what an eye opener. I have several of your books including The Primal Blueprint and the 21 Day Challenge books in route as we speak. I look forward to immersing myself in this new data and have high hopes for my future health and well being. Thanks for everything you do.

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