September 21 2014

Weekend Link Love – Edition 314

By Mark Sisson
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Weekend Link LoveFor everyone that’s been inquiring, this year’s annual 21-Day Challenge is postponed to January 1. Check back in 2015 to take part in the next challenge. I’ve got some fun stuff planned.

Check out the trailer for a great new movie – Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat. It comes out October 1 and features a who’s who of obesity and nutrition experts.

Pure Food. Pure Training. is a colorful interactive iBook with delicious recipes, videos, functional fitness workouts and tips on how to integrate a Primal lifestyle into your daily life. The author, Romy Dollé, joined us at PrimalCon Tulum and lives with her family in Zurich, Switzerland. I highly recommend checking it out.

Research of the Week

Human facial diversity evolved to make it easier for us to recognize each other.

Why isn’t evolutionary psychology more widely accepted in the scientific community?

Dawn simulation (light exposure during last 30 minutes of habitual sleep) improves alertness and cognitive and physical performance.

Cycling or walking to work – also known as active commuting – improves psychological health.

Obese people who experience rapid, early weight loss are the most likely to stick with a diet and achieve success. Hmm, I wonder which sort of diet produces the rapidest, earliest weight loss.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

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

Dr. Ron Sinha tackles the sordid story of illicit carb trafficking.

According to data that’s mysteriously vanished from the latest version of the European Heart Survey data sets, there is no relationship between saturated fat intake and cardiovascular disease deaths in any European country (there might even be an inverse relationship, if anything).

How Russia’s background as a seed oil producer (dating back to the 1700s) might partially explain the elevated heart disease death rates in former Soviet Union countries.

Media, Schmedia

Which would you choose – CrossFit or yoga?

One guy’s (poorly thought out) issues with the paleo diet.

Everything Else

Sugarcane has caused greater loss of biodiversity on the planet than any other single crop…”

I know where I’m eating for the next seven weeks!

America’s biggest problem is a lack of sleep – and an inability to recognize that it’s actually a problem for us.

A Danish town is experiencing a massive invasion by large, delicious immigrants.

Ancient Egyptians’ got their hair did.

Former vegan Angelina Jolie’s beauty secret? Steak.

Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids use iPhones or iPads.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sept 21 – Sept 27)

Comment of the Week

Women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.

Well done.

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  1. As always, lots of interesting links!

    In my opinion, the most important one is about active commuting. I can tell from my own experiences that cycling or walking to work (and to other places) makes a huge difference to my health AND economy. Highly recommended to leave your car at home!

  2. Thanks for today’s evolutionary psychology and light exposure links, Mark. I’ve read a zillion paleo/primal blog posts over the past few years. Always look forward to Sunday Link Love for a new tidbit or two!

  3. That carb loaded documentary looks interesting to watch. Can’t wait till it comes out.

    And I agree about the link to active commuting. I often walk from the train station to my school (a 30 minute walk) (and back from school to the station, (total of 60 minute walking a day at least)) instead of taking a subway and I think it does benefit. The walk allows me to think about things and sort things out, along with getting some exercise. Plus, I save 2$ by not taking the subway. (Still have to pay for the train though).

    1. Yes. I find the anti-tech bent here is tiresome but the rest of the blog is good.

  4. I recently told a friend, that looks fantastic by the way, that I had an egg in my coffee every morning along with my coconut oil and butter….. he did not believe me…. he, he, he… he will be a convert soon if I have anything to do with it. He drinks a protein shake with who knows what in it, powder of some sort. I’d be ok with it if it was kale and….. whatever other real food items. Saturated fat rocks.
    Oh and by the way, in the oven is yesterday’s lasagna made with celery root noodles. Can’t wait, just about 15 more minutes until go time. Hoping the “non-believer” son is up for it.

  5. Hmm, I wonder which sort of diet produces the rapidest, earliest weight loss.

    That would be the ketogenic diet–high fat, low protein, low carb (and that includes no dairy because of the lactose).

  6. Really enjoyed the argument against Paleo. That was a good laugh. Seriously, his biggest case against it was vegetarians will never have to worry about some nasty super bug that would supposedly be found in organic, 100% grass-fed, “bush meat”? Seriously???

    I’ve been eating my version of egg drop soup (homemade bone broth with a couple of whipped eggs dropped in) for breakfast and a big ass salad for lunch for over two weaks. Very paleo meals and I’ve never felt better and am losing weight like crazy! Down nearly 6 pounds.

    Thanks but I’ll stick to paleo.

    Also, I’ll pass on the crossfit and take yoga. I get plenty of exercise through martial arts and my own workouts at home so I think yoga would benefit me more (recovery and mobility).

  7. Rapid weight loss which worked for me few years ago: Dukan Diet from 98kg to 82 kg in a month and a half.