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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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Month: October 2017

Weekend Link Love

Research of the Week
Scientists discover a new reason why steak, mackerel, and avocados make you fuller.

Just a single season of high school football alters the structure of the brain. High school football players really need to watch out for head collisions.

25% calorie restriction improves quality of life, including many measures of sexual function, in otherwise healthy non-obese adults, with those losing the most weight seeing the most benefit.

Just like dogs, horses know to ask humans for help with problems they can’t handle themselves.

Cats really do clean themselves by licking, thanks to their velcro-esque tongues.

Ancient Greenlanders armed with small spears and tiny canoes were expert whale hunters, regularly felling 50-ton bowheads.

Probiotics increase polyphenol absorption.

They’ve discovered the gene for uncombable hair.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 145: Dr. Brett Hill: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Brett Hill about his new book, Nourish Without Nagging, which helps parents figure out how to get their kids to eat—and love—healthy food.

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.

My 8 Favorite International Dishes to Expand Your Primal Palate
How to Feed, Train, and Care for Your Cartilage

Interesting Blog Posts
Neanderthals lived in a libertarian wonderland of OTC penicillin.

When “being in the moment” isn’t best policy.

You should re-roast your turkey carcass (and roast chicken carcasses, for that matter) before making stock.

One (evolutionary) psychiatrist’s take on using curcumin/turmeric for depression.
Media, Schmedia
“Intermittent fasting is terrible for athletic performance.”

Some guy gives his three top tips for becoming a fat-burning machine. 
Everything Else
Macaques, you were doing so well.

Who’s ready for a massive escalation of the animal rights movement?

Greek yogurt is problematic, apparently, and promotes marginalization and otherization.

Whole milk drinkin’ kids are slimmer than skim milkers.

Thai soldier performs CPR on tiny drowned puppy.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Podcast I just appeared on: The Earn Your Happy Podcast, where I spoke about shifting your metabolism for optimal energy.

Video I liked: Dr. Emily Deans talks magnesium.

Subculture I had no idea existed: Bitcoin carnivores.

GMO I’d be interested in: Gluten-free wheat. Wonder if the bread quality holds up, since gluten is crucial for texture.

Miscellaneous news I enjoyed: Britain’s new 5-pound note isn’t vegetarian.
Recipe Corner

Best roast potatoes ever.
Breakfast pizza using hashbrowns (or your own leftover potatoes) as the crust.

Time Capsule
One year ago (Dec 4– Dec 10)

Blindspots Even Informed Paleo Enthusiasts Often Have – Are your blinders on?
15 Alternatives to Sitting Meditation – No mantras or yoga mats required.

Comment of the Week
“Very good read about work
And this is a good argument about it
by Bachman Turner Overdrive!”

– Amen, wildgrok.

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