September 06 2015

Weekend Link Love – Edition 364

By Mark Sisson

Weekend Link Love

Research of the Week

All dogs appear to have descended from ancient European wolves.

A myopia gene causes nearsightedness in kids, but only if they stay indoors reading or doing “nearwork” and avoid playing outside.

Statins cause muscle damage by disrupting our mitochondria.

Roundup: the incredible new weight loss hack!

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 83: Katy Bowman and Mark Sisson: Katy and I hang out and talk about our new joint project, Don’t Just Sit There, a comprehensive multimedia guide to overcoming the prolonged sedentary periods that characterize modern life and threaten the function of our genes and tissues. You’ll learn why standing workstations aren’t often enough, how modern ergonomics creates its own set of problems, and what you can do to stay active while working in the office.

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

Chris Masterjohn weighs in on the fermented cod liver oil controversy.

Yep, breast milk is pretty incredible.

Your tendons on cake (and how to improve the situation).

Media, Schmedia

An alternate approach to counting calories.

The trouble with most diet advice (and diet studies).

How we’re affecting the pasta industry.

Everything Else

The origins of origin myths.

Here’s what to do with all that zucchini you grew but can’t eat fast enough.

The sock that hopes to replace shoes.

Putin and Medvedev working out in complete and utter silence. I can’t look away.

The man with the perfect poop.

I would love to go to viking school.

Coming soon: insect oil?

Speaking of Roundup, British wheat farmers “are doing a similar thing by spraying weeds but they’re also spraying the wheat itself and they’re doing this in order to kill it and make it easier to harvest. That’s how it gets into the food and that’s the use of glyphosate that we’re calling for a ban on.”

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 8 – Sep 14)

Comment of the Week

The only Primal approved Cliff bar is using the edge of a cliff as a pullup bar.

– I like that.

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  1. Screw freezing all that zucchini. Clean it, throw it in a jar, add a little salt water, cover it and let it ferment for a week or so. It’ll taste better than nasty de-frosted veggies, the fermentation process will make it healthier, and if you can the zucchini properly it should last at least as long as your frozen zucchini will (with the added benefit of not crowding up your freezer and driving up your electric bill).

    1. Satins can give rise to unpleasant side effects in the form of muscle weakness, pain and cramps, without any sign of damage to the tissue. These side effects can impair quality of life and often cause patients to stop taking the drugs.

      Sad truth about statins! ????

  2. To the man with the perfect poop…his poop is his bread and butter!

    1. and also a life saver for some folks — my Mother died of a C. diff infection in 2012 (supposedly 14,000 die of it per year but the death rate is a lot higher than that). I had to watch her die in the hospital because the medical people in charge did not acknowledge fecal transplants as a valid medical protocol/treatment. All they could do was pump her up with the antibiotics that were” approved” at the time – which obviously did not work. Google all this stuff for a real eye-opener.

  3. “Your tendons on cake” is an excellent article. More explanation of how comprehensive the damage can be from a high carb diet.

  4. Wow I am sold in the Viking school!
    Need to get me an ax to start practicing ax throwing
    No problem if I die in the training, the Walkiries will be waiting for me!

  5. And I am in for the socks!
    I remember I started using the Injinji socks before I got my first vibrams (they were too expensive at the time)

  6. Those FYF socks look really interesting. Might have to add a pair to my Christmas wish list.