Weekend Link Love – Edition 350

Weekend Link LoveMy team and I have just released a new podcast: The Primal Endurance Podcast, on developing a healthy, balanced, primal-aligned approach to endurance training and racing. Leave a review on iTunes by the end of today and get a free copy of my latest eBook on living a barefoot-dominant lifestyle Amazing Feets! Learn all about the new podcast and the free eBook offer here.

The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand is holding its first symposium on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand, and you do not want to miss it. I know I have lot of AUS/NZ readers out there, so buy your tickets today and get out to Queenstown October 23-25.

Tony Federico of Paleo Magazine Radio just did a Paleo f(x) recap episode featuring interviews with 17 presenters from the conference, including yours truly. Go give it a listen!

Research of the Week

Scientists figured out how to reverse aging in human cell lines by altering gene expression. The two genes involved regulate mitochondrial glycine production; glycine-rich bone broth is looking better and better, huh?

A paleo diet improves heart health markers way better than a diet based on traditional “heart-healthy” dietary recommendations.

Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord by just a few minutes may confer neurodevelopmental benefits lasting years.

In diabetics, eggs beat oatmeal for breakfast.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 69: Ted McDonald: Host Elle Russ talks to Ted McDonald, an entrepreneur, a yogi, an endurance athlete, and a personal trainer. Ted is a busy, fascinating, talented dude with a unique perspective on endurance training, yoga (he’s the yoga instructor for the Tour de France BMC team), low-carb eating, and how to make it all work together.

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

It’s not just light. A healthy circadian rhythm depends on regular movement, too.

Native Americans living in the Pacific Northwest were accomplished clam farmers.

Media, Schmedia

How lactase persistence may have given Western Europe an economic edge over the rest of the world.

Pressure from the United States made Europe relax pesticide safety standards.

Eating insects is good for the environment and all, but that’s not enough to get people to eat them.

Everything Else

Healthy fast food made using pastured meats and local produce served up by workers who make living wages? Thryve sounds pretty, pretty good.

An elementary school in San Rafael, CA, wants to outfit every child with a standing desk and serve as pilot program for the rest of the nation. Help them reach their goal.

Dogs can sense emotions, cancer, the past, the future, and “see” their surroundings using their sense of smell. Here’s how it works.

Daily Table, a new grocery store venture run by Trader Joe’s former boss, is set to wage war on food insecurity.

This Bronze Age woman from Denmark had a pretty wild life.

Got $22 and access to Ikea? Then you can build a standing desk.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 2 – Jun 8)

Comment of the Week

Ha! There’s a car at my kids’ school with a magnet that says 0.1. The owner of the car says it really makes some runners mad but I thought it was hilarious.

I like that.

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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  1. Dear Mark,
    What can you tell me about histamine intolerance? How does avoiding high histamine food fit into the Primal Lifestyle? Is there a way to test for histamine intolerance besides an elimination diet?
    Thank you,

    1. Suzanne, here’s a website that provides information regarding tests for histamine intolerance.


      Also, if you check the MDA archives, there are a number of articles relating to histamines, either directly or indirectly.

      I know I am somewhat intolerant of histamines although I’ve never been tested. I do okay if I avoid wine, vinegar, and most fermented, cured, or aged foods, as well as anything else that obviously bothers me. I haven’t found it to be much of a problem in adhering to an 80/20 Primal/Paleo lifestyle.

  2. I am super super excited about that new paleo study. It’s a very well conducted study, they seem to have conducted it with your recommendations in mind, and (surprise surprise) it yielded the same results we’ve been seeing around here for years. Finally something I can show my skeptic friends and family!

  3. So will the reason for Ted’s split with Ronald be in the interview?

    1. It seems theres more to it than that…

      Found this article (from a site that I have never visited). http://180degreehealth.com/glycine-cancer/

      To me the research doesn’t adequately answer the relationship between glycine (by itself vs. glycine-extended gastrin) and various cancers.

      I’ve just started looking into glycine (based off of the above link) so I still have lots of research to do but saying that glycine is found in cancer cells is rather simplistic and seems to imply a causation on your part.

      1. Just read the guys bio (from the link I posted). Looks like he markets glycine supplements so there is potentially a bias in that article.

  4. Mark…
    If you ever feel so inclined I would love to see an article/post on your take on glycine. It seems there is a lot of compelling information on its effects although the scientific jargon in some of the studies can be a bit hard to cut through.

  5. My son wanted a standing desk. One day I came home, and the oak coffee table from the living room was missing. Yeah, he put it on top of a table in his room, and voila! He had a standing desk. He asked me if I minded. Of course not! It’s for a good cause!

  6. I’ve had an IKEA standing desk like this for about 4 years and love it. Originally, I’d seen it on the website “I am not a programmer”, or something similar.

  7. The link under “research” about a paleo diet improving heart health markers won’t work. Is there another one?