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March 20, 2016

Weekend Link Love – Edition 392

By Mark Sisson
21 Comments

Weekend Link LovePrimal Kitchen Mayo is back in stock. Finally! We’ve had too many choking deaths attributed to consumption of dry tuna.

Research of the Week

Collagen isotope analysis reveals that Neanderthals were total vegetarians, except for all that meat they ate.

Kids in the ICU recover quicker when they fast.

A new finger prick test for celiac is quite accurate.

Walking is hard.

Kids without younger siblings are more likely to become obese.

A research lab realized it had a bunch of oxytocin studies that were never published because their results contradicted the “oxytocin as love hormone” hypothesis.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

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Episode 111: Mark Interviews Melissa Hartwig: I chat with my friend, Melissa Hartwig, co-creator of the Whole30 movement. Our lively discussion covers the Whole 30 program, alcohol’s place in a healthy lifestyle, feeding kids, paleo sweets, the future of Whole 30, 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

The nature of canine intelligence.

The case for preheating your slow cooker.

Media, Schmedia

Why some cry and some don’t.

Thai Buddhism is really growing.

Everything Else

What high heels do.

Can you pass this flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination test?

Keith Norris, co-founder of PaleoFX, talks about psychedelics, community, and finding a life path.

Keep the Faith.”

Iberian storks are addicted to junk food.

Duh.

Babies know they don’t know.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 23 – Mar 29)

Comment of the Week

Inconceivable!!

– I actually do think it means what you think it means, Neal.

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Paleo Bon Rurgundy
6 months 4 days ago

Heh, love the monk pun. A higher soy diet does not aid the cause. Perhaps it is my Hollywood childhood memory bias compounded with absolutely no research on my own to confirm, but aren’t monks suppose to train in martial arts just in case they are attacked? Being a pacifist, much like following the libertarian non-aggression principle, does not mean one cannot use force and violence to defend and protect one’s life or property when aggressed upon.

2Rae
2Rae
6 months 4 days ago
Reminds me of watching a few videos of women on security cameras. Shows a man trying to take their purse, she’s hanging on to it and then you can see it in her body when it turns from surprise into “Oh NO YOU DIDN’T” and then she turns into the attack mode and throws the guy to the ground, the purse on the ground, he’s getting all that rage. I was attacked and ended up, much to my surprise, running after the guy and if I would have caught him who knows what I would have done. I try to… Read more »
HealthyHombre
HealthyHombre
6 months 4 days ago

I believe … and I’m an expert because I watched every episode of the “King Fu” TV series … you are thinking about the Chinese Shaolin Monks PBR. 🙂

Susan
Susan
6 months 3 days ago

What kind of Buddhists are these, Otto?

Dylan
Dylan
6 months 2 days ago
Historically certain Buddhist sects/monasteries are associated with martial arts and battles, but in a strict philosophical sense Buddhism advocates extreme nonviolence. See for example this excerpt from the Diamond Sutra, in which the Buddha explains that it is good to be enlightened because otherwise you might get angry at someone for killing you. “When the Rajah of Kalinga mutilated my body, I was at that time free from the idea of an ego-entity, a personality, a being, and a separated individuality. Wherefore? Because then when my limbs were cut away piece by piece, had I been bound by the distinctions… Read more »
Shary
Shary
6 months 4 days ago

In the words of Pete Egoscue (author of “Pain Free”), “High heels are a good-looking bad idea.” Unfortunately, too many women still view spike heels and pointed toes as a fashion necessity. Even worse, some employers require them as part of their dress code. They’re the modern, Western version of Chinese women who, years ago, tottered about on deliberately stunted feet.

Ziva
Ziva
6 months 3 days ago

A client of mine wore high, spiked heels her entire life as per her jobs dress code. After decades of this, she messed up her foot bad enough that she lost the ability to walk at all for months; and it took over a year to walk normally again.
Then there are women like me who couldn’t (and wouldn’t) walk in spiked heels if my life depended on it!

barry
barry
6 months 4 days ago
Has anyone ever disputed that there was plant foods in Neanderthal’s diet? I’m actually surprised it was only a 80/20 ratio. Anyone following a true paleoish or primalish diet would be eating a substantial amount of greens. Even atkins, doctor Robert Atkins ate a large amount of leafy greens everyday, so much for those people who criticized his diet as “lacking vegetables”. At any rate I would think depending on geographical region there could actually be higher amounts of plant foods in paleo man’s diet, say 70/30 or even 60/40. 80/20 sounds like something you’d see in the Inuit’s diet,… Read more »
Jack
Jack
6 months 4 days ago

80% meat means a combination of protein and fat. Inuit diet is more like 80% fat and almost 100% from animal sources from what I’ve read. And from my experience in the last six years of low carb, one can eat a lot of vegetables and still be less than a hundred calories.

SuzU
SuzU
6 months 3 days ago
Oh yes, there have been claims that Neanderthals didn’t eat plant foods and followed a carnivorous diet. For example: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2000-06-13/news/0006130269_1_erik-trinkaus-anthropologist-at-washington-university-bones-show Of course, all that was shown by that particular study was that a particular group of Neanderthals at a particular intersection of time and space appeared to live on a plant-free diet. With the more sensitive and accurate tools available today, a re-analysis of those bones and teeth might reveal a very different picture. It’s as problematic to say Neanderthals were as it is to say Modern humans are…neither group is monolithic and homogenous either synchronically or diachronically. Climate also… Read more »
eatsleepswim
eatsleepswim
6 months 4 days ago

Flexibility, strength, balance test link is not working. I’m looking forward to trying it.

pdiddy
pdiddy
6 months 4 days ago

ditto

eatsleepswim
eatsleepswim
6 months 2 days ago

The website is still not working but I found the test here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaZECZtw014

Jack
Jack
6 months 4 days ago

“Neanderthals diet: 80% meat, 20% vegetables”

I love that headline.

Ziva
Ziva
6 months 4 days ago
Interesting article on the intelligence of dogs. I’ve seen sheep farmers test border collie puppies on sheep as early as 2-3 months old. One in particular brought a litter out at about 10 weeks old, and the puppies showed very little interest and were distracted by the environment. He said he’d try them again in about a month and would know for sure. 4 weeks later he brought the same pups out, placed them in a pen with the sheep, and the immediate reaction of about 90% of the puppies was crouching and staring, A few of them moved toward… Read more »
bubbajank
bubbajank
6 months 4 days ago

Forget the slow cooker. Get an Instant Pot. I bet Mark would do well if he put out a Primal book on Primal Instant Pot Recipes.

Natalie
Natalie
6 months 4 days ago

Interesting article about the kiddos recovering better without food. I always used to decline food when I was sick, still do. Except for moms homemade chicken stock when I was starting to feel better. Sleep and rest was all my body ever wanted when not feeling well. I notice that that’s what most animals do too…my dog for example. Since going primal, I never (knock on wood) get sick any more. My family hates me for it. They’ll all be at home dying with the flu and Ill be out hiking all day!

Greg
6 months 4 days ago

Don’t you just love revisionism? It used to be that conservatives would play fast and loose with the truth, but it turns out that those on the other side of political spectrum are just as guilty a lot of the time. As always, great line up of links: I didn’t get to them before now, but it will make for great reading as this week goes along.

Lovisa Karlsson
6 months 3 days ago

      I am personal trainer in the Sweden. I have read your blog it is very amazing. I will use all these steps to guide my trainees.

coyotefish
coyotefish
6 months 2 days ago

Link to the YouTube for the flexibility, strength, etc… test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaZECZtw014

James Bond
James Bond
5 months 30 days ago

23andme says “An estimated 2.8% of your DNA is from Neanderthals.”
Should I care what Neanderthals ate?

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