July 10 2016

Weekend Link Love – Edition 408

By Mark Sisson
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Weekend Link Love

Research of the Week

Omega-6 fats hinder incorporation of omega-3s into red blood cells. Saturated fats augment it.

Performing “light physical activity” while working or studying increases productivity, mood, and focus.

Receiving real-time bite-count feedback throughout a meal reduces overall food intake.

Researchers just discovered a fatal flaw in fMRI software that invalidates almost every brain imaging study ever done.

Texting on your phone provokes a novel rhythm in your brain waves.

Some gut bugs eat GABA.

New (and Old) Primal Blueprint Podcasts

bethany hamilton

Episode 106: Bethany Hamilton — This episode from the archives features an inspiring discussing between host Elle Russ and surfing champion Bethany Hamilton. Despite losing her arm to a 14-foot tiger shark at age 13, Bethany was back in the water a month after and took home her first national surfing title a little over a year later. Get yourself a daily dose of inspiration and give this episode a listen.

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

We’re all tired of hearing how much better the French are at eating, but these are some decent rules.

Bee bread.

Media, Schmedia

The future of zoos is wild.

In physical culture, what’s old is new again.

Everything Else

Maybe black really doesn’t crack. Black don’t crack, retains more water, prevents microbial incursions with a lower surface pH, and forms a more cohesive barrier against environmental toxins.

This dog can sniff out antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals.

Man punches bear (and wins).

The Vatican’s full of winos.

Before your next deadlift session, listen to the Icelandic soccer team’s Viking war chant.

Glacier reflections.

The bears of Brook Falls, Alaska, are loving the salmon run. Watch them transport large amounts of EPA and DHA to their red blood cells on live video.

Stone-age shamans had elaborate funerals.

Recipe Corner

  • Take that baby octopus home, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a little mirin, some doenjang. Baby, you’ve got a Korean octopus stew going!
  • The Greeks are best known for their lamb, but their pork tenderloin ain’t too shabby.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 10 – Jul 16)

Comment of the Week

“How about a combination of adventurous tasks? Spelunking while eating ghost pepper-marinated gizzards and yodeling? If that doesn’t bring forth new perspectival horizons, I don’t know what will.

– Agreed. That is a legitimate example of adventure, Alex.

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  1. “Omega-6 fats hinder incorporation of omega-3s into red blood cells. Saturated fats augment it.”
    –Ah, now I see why the Kitavan’s are cockoo for coconuts!

  2. The part about the French diet makes me think I shouldn’t have attempted this PB diet, which mostly failed (lifestyle part of PB has been great though!), I should have stuck with the common sense healthy traditional French diet we have here (I am French), the article is relatively accurate, we do eat a lot like this in my family

  3. Super interesting link about fMRIs. Much of the work I do is diagnostic, but it involves observation, testing, history review, talking, and scratching my head in confusion. I occasionally get kids who have been “assessed” with an MRI for ADHD, etc. Nothing worse to me than something that appears very sciency, but is in fact fallacious. Parents buy into it because they’re desperate for an answer. I had a kid come in recently who was assessed with “fire ADHD.” Knew within a minute that he was on the spectrum, and sure didn’t need a brain scan.

  4. I like the story of Canuck punching the bear and winning, a testament to our ancestors fighting back and surviving so they could pass those wonderful Grok genes on to us.