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January 22, 2017

Weekend Link Love – Edition 436

By Mark Sisson
16 Comments

weekend_linklove in-lineRESEARCH OF THE WEEK

True psychopaths aren’t all that bright.

The evolution of short sleep duration in humans may have left us vulnerable to Alzheimer’s.

The link between the gut and hypertension.

Farmed salmon is losing omega-3s.

NEW PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PODCASTS
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Episode 152: Dr. Cate Shanahan Part 2: Dr. Cate and host Brad Kearns continue the conversation from last week.

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

Are you spending the fitness you’ve accrued?

The case for sous vide ping pong balls.

Turmeric and fish go awfully well together.

Does a ketogenic diet increase the risk of malignant melanoma? It depends on what kind of fat you use to make your ketones.

MEDIA, SCHMEDIA

The potato industry sets its sights on the ancestral health community. Haven’t they read our posts on resistant starch?

EVERYTHING ELSE

These jets don’t lag.

Stephan Guyenet responds to Gary Taubes regarding sugar and the U.S. government’s role in the obesity crisis. Then an engineer named Vicente responds to him.

What Neanderthal ancestry means for us.

New weight loss hack: salmon sashimi.

Will tech finally conquer health care?

How Iceland curbed teen substance abuse.

THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN

Upcoming online summit where I’m presenting: The Autoimmune Revolution Summit. If you have any interest in learning to treat autoimmune conditions with lifestyle and dietary practices, sign up today for the free event.

Contests with upcoming deadlines: Make a Primal Blueprint Recipe Video (Jan. 22 at midnight PDT), Grokpose for $1000 (Jan. 22 at midnight PDT), What’s in Your Primal Kitchen? (Jan. 22 at midnight PDT), Share Your Success Story (Jan. 22 at midnight PDT). 

Video I can’t describe any better: Man destroys yellowjacket nest with bare hands.

Interview I did: Discussing the books that most impacted (and impact) my life with The Reading Lists.

Proof the future is now: In-vitro fetuses growing better in the presence of techno music.

Concept I found fascinating: Sex as biological communication.

RECIPE CORNER

TIME CAPSULE

One year ago (Jan 22-Jan 28)

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Thank you for the suggestions which “freak the neighbors out.” The courage and willingness to do this are (I say very sincerely) maybe the biggest foundation stone to getting healthy. Thanks again

– I completely agree, Cynthia Weitzman. I’d even extend that to “doing anything meaningful.” Without being willing to look silly or frighten others’ sensibilities, you’ll miss out on too much.

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barry
barry
8 months 2 days ago
I find the psychopath article particularly interesting. Only reason is because when I was seventeen I was sent for mental evaluation (it’s standard procedure when a adolescent gets in trouble) and I actually passed the PCLR. 32 out of 40, clinically speaking I am a sociopath, or well, anti-social personality disorder. I don’t think sociopath is an actual diagnosis. At any rate though I don’t feel like one, I had some sketchy perhaps red flag moments as a teen, but I think most teens whether psychos or not have their adventurous moments. But I don’t have run ins with the… Read more »
Shary
Shary
8 months 2 days ago
I got a bit of a laugh out of that article. In reading it, I immediately got a mental picture of an advertisement: “Psychopaths wanted for testing. Inquire within.” Actually, where DO they find this 1 percent of the population, and what is the likelihood that their test results won’t be valid enough to construct an accurate profile? Barry, you sound fairly normal to me. Results of psychological tests have always been notoriously black and white, when in fact the human mind is a thousand shades of gray. In general, I tend to consider that entire profession something to steer… Read more »
HealthyHombre
HealthyHombre
8 months 1 day ago

Barry my wife likes to say “everyone is normal until you get to know them!” 😉

Elizabeth Resnick
8 months 2 days ago
I found the ketogenic diet/melanoma article interesting. Hopefully no one is actually consuming vegetable shortening anymore! I do think when you are emphasizing fats in your diet it is so important to make sure they are the highest quality possible. I have never tried going keto, but I definitely get the majority of my calories from fat, so I make sure it’s the best it can be. Just had some salmon topped with dijon mustard and Primal Kitchen Mayo, and brocolli roasted with lots of EVOO. Added an extra dollop of the mayo on top for good measure. Soooo good… Read more »
Suji
8 months 1 day ago

Sounds like you need to write another book Mark: A Journey to an Awesome Life 🙂 Great interview!

Kathy
Kathy
8 months 1 day ago
Your recipe is a great reminder to put duck on the grocery list. Duck soup with an egg in it – yum! But the recipe format reminds me that I don’t see much in paleo cooking advice on old fashioned soup. This recipe calls for duck breast, some bone broth, and some duck fat, all separate and expensive. Bone broth recipes call for stewing up bones and some veggies and then throwing out the veggies to drink the broth. Don’t we do the ancestral thing of taking soup bones with meat on, or a whole duck, or the remains of… Read more »
Shary
Shary
8 months 1 day ago

Kathy, your comment is spot-on. In my book, old-fashioned, made-from-scratch soup is the true essence of Paleo cooking. It shouldn’t be wasteful or rely on store-bought shortcuts. The problem is that many people out there don’t know how to make good soup from scratch, although it’s about the easiest thing in the world. I think one of the hidden benefits of going Paleo is that it does bring back the ancestral way of cooking for those of us willing to put in the little bit of extra effort.

2Rae
2Rae
8 months 22 hours ago

Or a bit of planning. I’m so strapped for time that I have to PLAN everything and then think about it all day so when I got home I don’t sit down, I just keep moving until it’s done. Sitting down, well, it seems to remove all the reasons and motivations, ahahahahaha, rest it good but I plan for it later….

Jack
Jack
8 months 1 day ago

Thanks for the book list (I’m a Brad Thor fan too). I have found that since I went high-fat-low-carb and the brain fog cleared my I’m reading more than ever before. And still nothing beats a book for improving your knowledge (sorry internet).

HealthyHombre
HealthyHombre
8 months 1 day ago
I’m in my 60’s and started taking a low dosage of melatonin a few months ago and it seems to help (maybe placebo effect, can’t be for sure) my quality of sleep. As you age your body (along with most everything else LOL) produces less melatonin. I’m going to purchase my next bottle as a time release formula. There are studies out there indicating that it has many benefits including delaying AD. I think you should start with lower doses as you are dealing with a substance that is related to hormone production. It is a favorite supplement for aging… Read more »
wildgrok
wildgrok
8 months 1 day ago

Hi same here. Started recently with a 3mg (or mcg?) pill, found it very very effective so that I am taking now half of it. It really helps me with the sleep and also helps the wife (who is a worse case of bad sleep)

Matiss
Matiss
8 months 1 day ago
Hey, just thought you guys may find this interesting. Been researching magnesium for a while now. Here are ALL the studies I could find on it’s performance enhancing benefits: 1) Magnesium enhances physical performance: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24015935 – increased performance in volleyball players: ‘Significant decreases in lactate production and significant increases (of up to 3 cm) in countermovement jump and countermovement jump with arm swing values were detected in the experimental group following magnesium supplementation, but not in the control group at T1. It is concluded that magnesium supplementation improved alactic anaerobic metabolism, even though the players were not magnesium-deficient.’ In volleyball,… Read more »
wildgrok
wildgrok
8 months 1 day ago

Wow thanks for this, I am Evernoting this page
My two cents on this: tried the glycinate, can’t stand the taste
I am good with citrate, cheap to buy in bulk in the big web store
And for convenience I also buy (same place) the 250mg pills that are a combination of oxide and citrate
And about the SULFATE, epsom salt:
I got this from a comment on this site: prepare some in a bottle, use it as a mini-bath after workouts, while traveling, at a break at work. I just used it today after my workout

Paul
Paul
8 months 21 hours ago

Boy Iceland sure sounds good although I don’t like being cold! Lol

Shary
Shary
8 months 3 hours ago

You’re confusing Iceland with Greenland. Iceland doesn’t usually get all that cold. I was there once in December. It was a bit snowy but no colder than a lot of places in the US in the winter (a low of around 24 degrees F when we were there). On the plus side, the seafood is terrific and there’s a hopping night life for those who are interested. Almost everyone speaks English there. It’s an interesting place to visit.

Nocona
Nocona
8 months 16 hours ago

Great stuff this week. The video of the geezers climbing and the whole Taubes/Guyenet back and forth were fantastic. Thanks !

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