Weekend Link Love – Edition 368

Weekend Link Love

Research of the Week

Self-control saps memory juice.

When it comes to the U.S. Clean Air Act and Safe Water Act, “compared with private firms, governments violate these laws significantly more frequently and are less likely to be penalized for violations.”

Low volume, high intensity loading might be able to regenerate degenerated discs in the back.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 87: Brad Kearns and Mark Sisson: Brad and I chat about longevity, peak performance, how to balance the two, whether achieving that balance is even possible, the future of endurance athletics and CrossFit, the challenge of having a young guy’s competitive intensity inside a 62-year-old’s body, and much more. You don’t want to miss this one. It was a lot of fun.

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Interesting Blog Posts

Sure, giving everyone low-calorie leaves instead of meat will definitely solve world hunger.

Sweat-shaming is apparently a thing now.

Media, Schmedia

NBA players will soon start using wearable tech to track fatigue and predict injuries.

Americans eat all day long.

Australian TV investigates interval training.

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, saturated fat is no longer the real enemy.

Is the science behind the US dietary guidelines actually scientific?

Everything Else

Need a good knife? Go ahead and pledge $55 to this Kickstarter. I got a sample from them, and it’s the best knife I’ve ever used.

George Costanza’s napping desk is finally a reality, thanks to a Greek design firm.

Crows pay close attention to (and learn from) other crows’ deaths.

A company is coating non-caloric nanoparticles in sucrose to create a new sugar substitute.

Most Finnish kindergarteners are illiterate by design.

People are embracing full-fat foods. We’re winning.

Jeremy Bentham’s prison cooking (incarceration not required).

It’s like Yelp, but for people. Sweet fancy Moses.

I would be surprised if Portland, Brooklyn, and SF didn’t have luxury backyard chicken daycare.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 6 – Oct 12)

Comment of the Week

Neat, will email this to my yogi friends who are cyclically bloated.

– Living in Malibu, I’ve got more than a few of these.

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. Regarding the lumbar disc regeneration research, what exactly is meant by low volume, high intensity loading, and what are the specific exercises or stretches that would bring about this healing? Is practicing yoga regularly( 1x wk) sufficient, or does there need to be something more?

    1. I would like to know too. My spine is rubbish. I am drinking more bone broth and signed up for Gokhale classes but anything else I could do would be welcome. We also take D, K & magnesium of course.

      1. Today, I got the heaviest dumbbells I could do 5 lifts max and went to the lat pull down machine, which I set as heavy as I could handle. I alternated lifts and pull downs. Don’t know if this is close to right or not.

    2. Will someone, anyone knowledgeable in this area, please answer my question? Thank you.

    3. They’re referring to what the rest of us call ‘strength training’.
      The best place to learn about low volume, high intensity loading is StartingStrength.com.
      “The Starting Strength System makes use of the body’s most basic movement patterns utilized over the longest effective range of motion and loaded progressively, to force the adaptations necessary for increased strength.”

      1. Thank you so much Erok, I really appreciate this information. Thanks for taking the time.

        1. My pleasure. Both my wife and I have used this method to great success. She’s had disc degeneration problems in the past, and this has helped her more than anything else. I try to get the word out whenever I can.

  2. Sweat shaming? So actually working hard is frowned upon? Got to have ‘do not care what you think so keep it shut’ attitude nowadays. Sweating is invigorating! Finnish kindergarten is awesome! Learning to be human is pretty cool.

  3. I sweat like a pig when I work out. Not ashamed at all. A guy even complimented me on it once — he said it was a sign of good hydration. 😉

  4. Sweat shaming? If anyone made fun of me for sweating. I’d laugh in there face and tell them to go F*** themselves.

  5. re: A company is coating non-caloric nanoparticles in sucrose to create a new sugar substitute.

    Not just sucrose – all the simple saccharides.

    And what DouxMatok are coating is cellulose or silica (sand) nanoparticles. That the proposed substrates are presently GRAS does not mean they are wise to consume.

    No word on whether the real sugar coating results in disruptive insulin responses, leading to hunger, or addictive behavior typical of real sugar.

    The range of products they expect this to be used in, such as pastries, shows that they are utterly clueless about the real hazards of modern food-like substances. In most commercial baked goods, the list is usually quite long, and sugar is often not even the #1 problem.

  6. Sweat shaming is not a thing! There are plenty of images out there of women with sexual suggestive beads of sweat doing workouts in sexy, tight-fitting clothing. Or dancing and getting sweaty in sexy, tight-fitting clothing. Or barbecuing a meaty sandwich and getting sweaty in sexy, tight-fitting clothing. Sometimes I think these bloggers are really reaching.

  7. Thank you so much for including my recipe for Butternut Squash Breakfast Sausage! 🙂

  8. From the sweat shaming article: “Maybe I’m just hypersensitive.”

    That could have been the whole article.

    Lots of people would benefit greatly by caring a lot less about what strangers think about them.

    1. I remember a former supervisor advising me to ‘give less fu*ks’ about what someone else thought of me….best advice I ever got. I sweat, you sweat, we all sweat. Deal with it. Just be courteous and wipe down the equipment after you sweat it up.

    2. I didn’t like the article.
      Sweat shaming in a hot yoga class is ridiculous. Why is it a hot room then?
      But the Starbucks scenario put my dander up a little. No one deserves to be shamed, but at what point do we remember that a little consideration goes a long way? And that goes for the sweating workout woman as well. Sweat at the gym, on a run through the neighborhood, in the park, etc. Then take a shower before heading out to the store, coffee shop, or bank. I, for one, am tired of watching everyone go about their business in their workout wear, sweating or not.

  9. Who has a problem with women sweating, especially hard-workout sweating?

    Some people will probably envy her sweaty I’ve-just-worked-out-look.

  10. It’s good to see organizations like the Heart and Stroke foundation of Canada changing their position on saturated fats.

  11. After I encounter a sweaty badass workout woman I log on to my Peeple app and rate her.

  12. Sweat shaming? I often swing by the supermarket on my way home from the gym all kind of wet and sweaty. I get a few looks but no comments as I don’t have much body or bad feet smell. Call it genes but I don’t know why I don’t smell after exercising or in hot weather and it’s not by using a deodorant on me or my feet, I’ve been like this my whole life. My ex husband had to put his runners and shoes outside after taking them off, the smell was soooooo bad. Charcoal insoles helped a lot.
    A male friend of mine who never used deodorant used to cycle about 10k or so, get up a good sweat and then go into the local cafe for a latte, he could clear the shop in about 20 seconds flat, his BO was so bad. He used to think it was funny, I didn’t get the joke but he did give in when he was threatened with being banned from his favourite coffee shop after chasing the paying customers away.
    I don’t know, maybe it’s the BO that’s bothering people not the sweat.

  13. I’m so happy this marshmallow-experiment couldn’t effect me any longer – I’m no longer a sugar addict. This is no edible stuff to me any more 🙂 I experience a lot of energy for new thoughts now that my thinking doesn’t circle around sugar any longer.

  14. Thank you for the article about Finnish kindergarten. I teach kinders here in CA; the changes in our curriculum have been overwhelming. Luckily, I’m still able to sneak in a good amount of play while learning, and I feel my students do wonderfully on those standards I can teach with a game. I’ll be sharing your article at work!