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November 20 2016

Weekend Link Love – Edition 427

By Mark Sisson
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Wall sits reduce hypertension.

Resveratrol could replace sulfites in wine-making.

Teens who stay up late have less self-regulation.

Blood from human teens rejuvenates aging mice.

Brawn develops brain.

The link between produce consumption and better cognitive function is mediated by physical activity.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

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Episode 143: Jimmy Moore: Host Elle Russ chats with prolific low-carb author, podcaster, and evangelist Jimmy Moore.

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

How much meat and protein are we actually eating?

Are you on a hunger-free diet?

Media, Schmedia

The hits keep coming for Theranos.

According to the new statin guidelines, everyone over 40 is at imminent risk for a deadly heart attack. Luckily, there’s a wonder drug for that!

Everything Else

Vegans are focusing their activist ire on a true titan of industrial animal cruelty: a primitive skills expert who teaches a class on humane slaughter.

Data miners plumbed a global database of recipes for correlations between different cuisines and health, finding a “clear correlation between obesity and cuisines that are dominated by sugar and carbohydrate.”

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Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Concept I’m playing with: Free will (or lack thereof).

Movement that impressed me: This casual side lever pull.

Articles I’m pondering: “Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart” by George Monbiot.

Announcement I’m pleased to, well, announce: The new edition of The Primal Blueprint!

Science development I’m : Scientists are growing tiny lungs, hearts, and other tissues from stem cells to study complex human diseases, track gene function, and build the next generation of realistic action figures.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 20 – Nov 26)

Comment of the Week

“Everything the light touches is our kingdom…”

– You got that right, ericle2. (From Mark’s Daily Apple on Instagram)

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  1. Casual Side Lever Pull … I really need to up my workout routine, at my current level I will attain that proficiency when I am 184 years old (I am ok, I have 120 years to get to it)

    1. Kudos for good intentions, wildgrok. I couldn’t have done this when I was 20, I definitely can’t do it now, and I know I won’t be able to do it in 120 years.

  2. Quibble on your wording on the first item: Wall sits lowered resting blood pressure in normotensive males; therefore, saying “wall sits reduce hypertension” is just plain wrong.

    I also wish you’d start adding “in men” to your link descriptors, since the vast majority of studies you link to don’t include female subjects. This is a blind spot of yours.

  3. It’s scary that the medical community continues to push hard on statins despite strong evidence that there is little to no benefit (and potentially huge risks that outweigh any benefit) for healthy people. Will this be the next low-fat epidemic that doesn’t get exposed for decades? I hope not, but the money obviously runs deep.

    1. As if things weren’t bad enough, there is a trial uinderway now for a cholesterol shot. So far, they’ve found that combining the shot (every 90 days to 6 mionths) with a pill statin drops LDL by 60%. Next up: a cholesterol “vaccine” that will eliminate LDL altogether, and people will be dropping like flies!

  4. I really wish I hadn’t read the article about the vegan nut jobs attacking that poor woman. It made me very, very angry.

    1. It’s odd that you don’t see nearly as many instances (I can’t even think of one) where primal/paleo people launch an all-out threat/bullying campaign against regular folks doing their jobs. Maybe it’s the lack of fat-soluble vitamins and EFAs.

    2. This is happening in my town; Asheville, NC. Meredith Leigh’s work was criticized harshly in a letter to the editor of our free weekly publication, Mountain Xpress. by the president of United Poultry Concerns. Meredith wrote a very thoughtful, considerate letter in response. You can find it online at moutainx.com. It seems to me that many vegans think they have found the answer to the human struggle to live a life involves no harm to other living beings. And wouldn’t it be nice if it were truly possible. So they put their blinders on and oppose any info that threatens to enter their consciousness that reveals the truth that there is no avoiding death to sustain life. I look at working at the reduction of suffering as being what is most important. Like dealing with corporate factory farming.

    3. Agreed! I have to say though that I find it laughable in that they choose to threaten a mother and her infant, but seem strangely absent from protesting the well armed Bundy ranchers or others that they might perceive as a bit more hostile. Bunch of hypocrites that should be protesting factory farms instead!

    4. Agreed, but you can cherry pick negative articles about any group of people. Love Mark, he is in my top two of health resources and much respect for all he does, but if there is a article out there portraying vegans in a negative light he will find it. The vast majority of people I know who are vegan are really laid back and non-judgmental. There certainly are some vegan naz1s out there, but vegans also get attacked by mainstream society and on this blog by some folks.

      1. You’re fortunate. All real life Vegans I have met constantly proselytize and demean anyone else. They’re just not nice people. It’s always an air of superiority and attack on anything they don’t believe. But Mark and myself also live in Vegan Capital (Los Angeles). That could be why he does seek these things out (not that it’s totally fair either) as he’s often attacked and maligned by them as well.

        I personally just hate the constant anthropomorphic view of all animals (Disney-fication) or espousing on how we can all live on tofu and feel better than ever. I don’t care if people don’t want to eat animal products, but I am sick of people who throw temper tantrums when they can’t order food that aligns with their beliefs, when no one gives a rat’s a** about my genuine food allergies. Hard to empathize with the ones I’ve met…

  5. The choice of the term neoliberalism seemed odd and random to me. One could have just as easily inserted technology in the headline.

  6. 1) Stains are as close to a real Satanic Spawn as reality will allow.

    2) Re humane animal slaughter: Vegans are unhealthy dictators.

    3) There can be free will inside a deterministic setting (and a biological basis for said. Read Dan Dennet.)

    4) Young women have always drowned in mental distress. They are just doing it a different way. The real measure is whether young men are committing more suicides.

    1. “Vegans are unhealthy dictators.”

      Nathan, I rest my case.

  7. On a vertical pole, that casual side lever pull is called an Iron X. I’ve never made it to that level but pole fitness is my favorite way to incorporate play and body weight exercise into my day.