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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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March 14, 2010

Weekend Link Love

By Mark Sisson

Remember the guy who made the challenge-winning “Bringing Home the Bacon”  video? He’s got a new one. Watch this Primal workout, epic music included.

Fat is a flavor, says science. And me. Yum.

What’s the difference between a fish and a goat? Hunt. Gather. Love talks about the role emotion plays in our food choices.

A new study shows studies are flawed! Read the LA Times piece on how medical studies rarely compare drugs to existing treatments.

Want to know where your milk is from? Find out here.

For the Twitter folks, Primal Chat held a real-time #PrimalChat event last Wednesday. The conversation inspired Insurgo In Apparatus to share his journey to Primal living. More than 140 characters. And worth it.

Before the internet, before Grok, before Homo sapiens, before life, before Earth, there were billions and billions of stars… Carl Sagan fans rejoice, the Cosmos can now be seen on Hulu.

Recipe Corner

  • Here’s a cheese recipe using an….unconventional source of dairy, courtesy of chef Daniel Angerer. Or more accurately, courtesy of Daniel’s wife. (via DietBlog)
  • Fish Tacos. So hot right now. Cosmopolitan Primal Girl makes them tasty and healthy.

Time Capsule

One year ago (March 7 – 13)

  • How to Relieve Sore Muscles – You try out a new exorcise. It feels great. Easy as pie. Then two days later your muscles are sore as hell. It’s called DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness); this post explains why DOMS happens and what you can do about it.
  • Pepper and Salt: Not So Basic After All – Learn the difference between all the colors of peppercorn, and discover a few new “gourmet” salts for finer dining.

Comment of the Week

Just explain eggs in the way my astute kindergartener (who has chickens) did to another student today:

Student 1: You eat the baby chickens in the eggs?
Student 2: No, see there is no rooster. Without the rooster, the hen can’t get married and the eggs don’t have babies in them. The eggs need a daddy rooster to become a chicken.
Student 1: oh!

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7 years 5 months ago

Unreal video! I’m fortunate enough to live in the Pacific Northwest and have now realized I don’t take nearly enough advantage of the beautiful outdoors we’re blessed with up here!

7 years 5 months ago

Love your weekend links! They’re quite fascinating.

And that quote is too adorable.

7 years 5 months ago
Hey everybody! This is my first post on MDA, after reading it fairly often over the last couple of months. I wanted to address the LA Times article about the number of studies that compare existing treatment. One must be very careful in the way you interpret such things. It would be very easy to draw the erroneous conclusion that medicine is ‘doing it wrong’ or some other sensational sort of thing. It seems to me that 32% is actually quite high. One of the main uses of studies is to establish whether a particular product or method is effective-… Read more »
7 years 5 months ago

Love the links today. I especially like the ‘where’s your milk from’ link.

7 years 5 months ago

I love the Primal workout! It reminded me of my brother and I in the woods as kids, playing something we called “Rambo Training” which involved a lot of running, climbing and crawling all over everything. I think it’s time to get back in touch with “Rambo Training”;-)

Scott Grice
7 years 5 months ago

Thanks for the love, Mark.

7 years 5 months ago

Can’t wait to try the fish tacos 🙂

Primal Chat
7 years 5 months ago

Mark –

Was out of town over the weekend. When my home page (MDA) popped up, it was a very pleasant surprise to see both writeups on last week’s Primal Chat on Twitter. Scott’s piece was the icing on the cake and has made me think more than twice about the community you’ve fostered that we now all enjoy. That means the most of all.

Thanks so much.

7 years 5 months ago

Just had a thought…

That video about eating “healthy” while traveling… it literally is almost like a complete joke.

What about Subway? And yes, I know when we think of subway we think of, well, a sub. But, a salad with tons of veggies and chicken breast with some apples and water to drink… why the hell did they not mention that and instead talk about mcdonalds and burger king?

My mother watches the Today Show EVERY SINGLE DAY… I am starting to worry…

7 years 5 months ago

Todd, you are too right about Subway! I think I would have starved on my last trip without their salads.

Also, I think my mom is getting all of her “science” education from Oprah these days. I’m worried too. :/