Weekend Link Love – Edition 420

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

On the causality—or lack thereof—of the gut biome’s association with obesity.

Going barefoot in the classroom makes kids more enthusiastic about school.

Where you carry your fat affects your risk of heart disease.

The role of mitochondrial hormesis in exercise training.

Strong kids become healthy adults.

Structured exercise reduces disability burden in older people, partially by helping them bounce back from periods of immobility.

Intervals may be more efficient than steady-state cardio, but not if you hate running them.

Scientists may have created a universal flu vaccine.

Morning sickness predicts a reduced risk of miscarriage.

Trampoline training is fun and effective.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 136: Beverly Meyer — Beverly Meyer is an expert on Vitamin K2 with 30 years of experience as a naturopathic practitioner. To learn more than you thought possible about this vital, largely unknown nutrient, listen to Elle and Beverly’s conversation.

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

One wonders how many of these catastrophic “one line” code errors we’re missing.

Do bugs ever feel sad?

Media, Schmedia

Lessons from an unexpected stroke at 26.

A school is replacing detention with meditation.

Ethnic Chinese may have lived (and died) in Roman London.

Everything Else

In light of growing evidence that it doesn’t actually exist, the original “power pose” promoter, researcher, and TED-talker has completely turned on her creation.

Is awe always awesome?

Crows are such jerks. I can’t help but love them.

Sleep deprivation really messes you up.

I hope whoever becomes president bans these scourges, these threats to public safety.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Business: My line of PRIMAL KITCHEN™ avocado dressings was a finalist in New Hope Network’s 2016 NEXTY Awards. Pretty excited about it.

Podcast: I enjoyed Eileen Laird’s chat with Elle Russ on the Phoenix Helix podcast. Worth a listen.

Event: I gave a speech on Primal Endurance principles at the Bulletproof Conference last weekend in Pasadena, CA. Great people. Great fun.

Article: “I Used to Be a Human Being”—Andrew Sullivan, on the toll hyperconnectivity takes.

Fun fact: Roller coasters may help you pass a kidney stone.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 2 – Oct 8)

Comment of the Week

“Well, now you’ve done it. I have to go find something heavy and heave it into the air, then throw my head back and roar. My neighbors already think I’m weird.”

– But we don’t, His Dudeness.

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. Nice that you put something in about a trampoline since I’m about to set one up in the living room so that the rain and cold outside is not relevant until I leave for work.
    Thanks, now to actually get it gong.
    I’ve been suffering from “fight or flight” for about 2 years and am trying to heal my body, reinforce the healing of my adrenal gland and figure out how to block/remove the stressful things I have no control over in my life. UGH!!!! Hopeful that the mini trampoline will help in some way as well as help get rid of the 15 pounds of girth that has decided to come visit and stay longer than I want.
    I like being a woman in her 60’s but some of this stuff isn’t all that fun. Sigh.

  2. If I read the conclusions correctly the authors of the “Causality of small and large intestinal microbiota in weight regulation and insulin resistance” article concluded that leaky gut syndrome is bad.

    Hormesis is an intersting topic, not only exercise but perhaps activities such as sitting in a sauna and / or taking a cold shower are stressors that can result in mitochondrial biogenesis.

  3. It looks to me like that crow had a grudge against the black cat and used the orange cat to beat him up.

  4. Universal flu vaccine? Funny as hell. Lab-confirmed influenza virus is present In roughly 16% of flu-like illnesses. Flu virus has very low transmissibility. The most recent CDC data shows 18 deaths from lab-confirmed influenza-virus-related flu (for the entire year). We live in a sea of microbes. Wholesome food, MDA-approved exercise, social connections, and lots of play are what we need for health at any age.

    1. It seems to be working for Hubby, who’s allergic to eggs, and cannot get the flu shot. He hasn’t been sick (other than minor sinus stuff) for about a decade now. In addition to eating cleanly, he employs the “herd immunity” tactic at work–he reminds all his immediate co-workers to get their flu shots so he isn’t subject to whatever germs they drag in from home.

      As for me, I’ve never had a flu shot, and never had the flu.

      1. Wenchpoo: “Herd immunity” is a concept from natural outbreaks of disease, and states that once a sufficient percentage of the population (50-60%) has had the disease, the outbreak stops. This is why measles, while in continuous circulation in my childhood, only caused outbreaks in a given community every two or three years. This is a concept which has no applicability among the vaccinated. Even Gregory Poland, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic (also works for Merck) admits that measles has become a disease of the vaccinated; the same is true of mumps and whooping cough. Best wishes for Hubby! I, too, have been (completely) sickness free for eleven years, since I stopped eating all factory food. I would advise everyone to avoid the flu shot and all the rest. They do not confer immunity, but merely raise antibody titers. They are contaminated, and most are now made in China. The FDA has thirteen inspectors in China for 4,000 factories (this is from the FDA website).

      2. Wow, as a vaccine injured person, I would never dream of asking anyone else to subject themselves to the shoddy “science” of vaccination for my potential benefit. Though, I’ve never gotten the flu shot or the flu. Someone needs to look into the faulty theory of herd immunity. Also, vaccines are not tested according to the scientifc method with true saline placebos – they use other vaccines as the “control” or “amorphous aluminum hydroxide”, a neurotoxic vaccine component.

        I also have the original paper on which herd immunity is based in my files. You’d be surprised at the ludicrous conclusions they drew about so called herd immunity based on the findings of the original researcher, especially considering the later findings of other scientists of frequent outbreaks of various diseases in highly vaccinated populations.

        Anyone who decides to actually take the time to read these studies should find them quite enlightening: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/mobile/folders/0BzZQJIuS86YFeTREeGFGaEdtclk?usp=sharing

        You’ll especially enjoy the MTHFR folder where there is a study showing a hugely increased vaccine reaction rate of 2-4 times above the general population if you are a MTHFR mutant (which 40-60% of the population is). The scientific community knows this and doesn’t care who gets injured, so long as they can protect their precious vaccination programs.

  5. So much good stuff here! I love bouncing on a trampoline just because it’s fun…if the workout is effective even better. It definitely gives me a nice energy boost. And love the idea of taking shoes off in school. As much as I enjoy wearing a cute pair of shoes, I feel even better when I take them off! Can’t wait to listen to the podcast about vitamin K…something I don’t know much about. I’ve been enjoying listening to the podcasts while taking my dog for a long walk. I walk longer because I get so caught up in what I’m listening to!

  6. “Acknowledgment
    We thank Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom theme park for allowing us to conduct this research on the park’s premises. ”

    Clever excuse for some scientists to get a trip to Disney World!