July 12 2015

Weekend Link Love – Edition 356

By Mark Sisson

Weekend Link Love

Check out the new trailer for We Love Paleo, the upcoming documentary about ancestral health.

A condensed guide to Dr. Ron Sinha’s South Asian Health Solution: because time is a precious resource these days.

Research of the Week

Type 2 diabetes does a number on the brain.

Hikes improve mental health and may fight depression.

Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 75: Dr. Gary Foresman: Host Elle Russ hangs out with Dr. Gary Foresman, a formerly traditional physician who revolutionized his approach to patient care by incorporating lifestyle, ancestral health, massage, stress management, and other “alternative” therapies into his practice. It’s always interesting to hear from people who walk two worlds — conventional medicine and integrative medicine — and Dr. Foresman is one of the best.

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.

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Interesting Blog Posts

If you’ve got tight hips and/or quads (which you probably do), try the exercises in this VitaMoves video.

How climbing supports shoulder health.

While melatonin can help people re-establish circadian rhythms and combat jetlag, it probably shouldn’t be given to kids.

Media, Schmedia

From the New York Times, is it the gluten, or is it the poor state of our gut health? And Dr. William Davis’s response.

Can’t sleep? Watch this video.

Everything Else

Darryl Edwards has just released Paleo from A to Z, an intuitive paleo lifestyle encyclopedia that manages to be both accessible and in-depth. Check out the trailer and pick up a copy.

The fish kick might be the fastest swim stroke ever.

Could a simple eccentric hamstring exercise prevent the majority of hamstring injuries?

Cats: true carnivores.

Have we built a sickness care system?

Tennis ball meets tennis racquet, in slow motion.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 14 – Jul 20)

Comment of the Week

All right, I’ll pull out the blackstrap molasses, and then the Nair for the hair it’ll put on my chest.
Nair is primal too, right?

– That’s how I do it.

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  1. Mark…You’re a RABID ANTI-DENTITE!!! Next you’ll be saying they need their own schools.

  2. The cat and the cucumber. How many of us have seen something out of the corner of our eye, mistaken it for what it wasn’t, and been startled…or am I the only one? I think the cat turned and saw something that could have been a fat lizard or even a snake. And, of course, it automatically jumped away and turned in the air to land facing this possible threat. Or it could just be a “scaredy-cat”. Or maybe just schizoid.

    1. Well, if you think about it, how many times does a cat see a cucumber on the floor? I know I don’t put mine on the floor, except when I’ve come right home from shopping. Then it’s in a bag and my cat is busy swatting the plastic.

  3. So I wonder if good gut health can help mitigate the risk of Parkinson’s disease?

    The eccentric hamstring exercise looks interesting, if there was some way to safely and comfortably anchor your shins one could perhaps do them solo, although a spotter is clear better.

    As an ex-tennis player the ball compression video was interesting (although I never came even close to hitting a serve 142 MPH). As a side note, disturbing about all those tennis balls going into landfills.

  4. The article referencing gluten intolerance is misleading. It makes the assumption that today’s wheat is the the same wheat grown 10,000 years ago.