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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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September 10, 2017

Weekend Link Love – Edition 468

By Mark Sisson

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

You’re probably drinking plastic.

HIIT works in overweight/obese sedentary adults of both sexes with a good chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

A new study just identified hundreds of new genes linked to intelligence.

Visualization increases performance.

Neural networks can predict your sexual orientation from your facial appearance.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 185: Diana Keuilian: Host Elle Russ chats with Diana Keuilian, best-selling author of the awesome The Recipe Hacker and Recipe Hacker ConfidentialIf you’re interested in making comfort food without the gluten, soy, grains, sugar, and dairy, this podcast is for you.

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

Holland sure is good at growing green stuff.

An incredible story about the deadly (really) search for the newest hominid discovery.

Media, Schmedia

Mick Jagger’s gone keto.

Dr. Vinay Prasad is about to make a whole lot of experts really, really angry.

Everything Else

The lives of Australian crocodile hunters.

The FDA acknowledges giving peanuts to at-risk infants reduces peanut allergy.

Move over, gluten-free water. Free-range tree-grown nuts have arrived.

This is a new low: Faking cancer patients to sell more prescriptions of a new drug.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Learning how Primal Health Coaches are changing their own lives with the program.

News that made me happy: After suffering seizures up to 100 times a day, a boy starts taking cannabis oil and has none for 300 days.

Study that answers the question we’ve all been wondering: Oral caffeine is more effective than anal caffeine.

Article I couldn’t put down: The story of silphium, lost Greco-Roman wonder herb.

I’ve been living a lie: Keto is incredibly effective but unfortunately impossible to follow.

I can’t recall ever feeling impressed, envious, revulsed, saddened, and in awe at the same time: Rising surf star dies riding Hurricane Irma’s waves.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 10 – Sep 16)

Comment of the Week

I’m liking the interest in young children and elementary school, but it makes me kind of suspect Mark became a grandfather two to five years ago.

– Ha! Not that I’m aware of, Ion Freeman. It’s a combination of all the requests we’ve gotten from readers and all the new parents on my staff.

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14 days 3 hours ago

Interesting story about sylphium. I suspect the Romans had their fad foods just as we do, credited with being able to fix anything and everything. I also suspect it’s still out there growing in various parts of the world, but it may have gotten hybridized by nature into something quite different than what it once was.

14 days 11 minutes ago

Great discussion! I am looking forward to trying some of these recipes. Growing up my mom always took time to make healthy options for our meals. So grateful for that. As well as time for exercise and natural grooming. I am planning on having children of my own and hope to give them the insight to a healthy lifestyle as well.

Sonja Stendera
Sonja Stendera
13 days 14 hours ago
Fake cancer patient: I am disgusted by the fact that nowadays all indutries (food, pharmacy etc.) try to rip people off, to betray large-scale just to get that shitty money…The fake cancer patient study is just another example of how low people sink nowadays trying to fool other people. Keto: sugar is a drug and every addict have trouble to let go…but people do not want to give up sweet and that is one excuse of people who try keto and feels that it does not work, they are just weak. the carb industry does not want keto to work… Read more »
Ed in ketosis
Ed in ketosis
13 days 3 hours ago

Wait, my grass-fed ribeyes, sautéed kale, roasted asparagus and caramelized onions are unpalatable? I guess I’m heading to Burger King, then.

His Dudeness
His Dudeness
13 days 34 minutes ago

Who knew bacon cheeseburgers with a sunny-side-up egg were unpalatable? Next, they’ll tell me my roasted pork belly and creamy cauliflower mash don’t taste good either. Ignorance is bliss.

His Dudeness
His Dudeness
13 days 21 minutes ago

Not the least bit surprising that the ketosis article got it wrong. It’s easy to sustain (for me, anyway), doesn’t feel restrictive, and the only things I supplement are D3 and K2. The trainer in the article didn’t maintain it long enough to see the benefits for athletic performance either.

9 days 40 minutes ago
It was so cool to read about the agriculture in Holland as my husband and I are in the midst of a month long cycling trip in the country! We have passed many of the greenhouse operations mentioned in the article and have been enjoying some fabulous ‘ready made’ salads complete with dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, cooked chicken, chopped peppers, a variety of lettuces and arugula or spinach…yesterday we had a Niçoise salad with green beans, cooked diced potato, tuna, etc. Sometimes I add an avocado or onions and always Virgin olive oil. It seems they are available in every… Read more »