Weekend Link Love – Edition 457

weekend_linklove in-lineRESEARCH OF THE WEEK

High cholesterol, lower Parkinson’s risk.

Cities are evolutionary hotspots.

19-year-olds are as sedentary as 60-year-olds.

Bariatric surgery creates an entirely new microbiome.

Many surgeries rely on the placebo effect.

Fried potato consumption raises mortality risk. Is it the potatoes, the frying, or the oil?



New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 173: Tero Isokaupilla: Host Elle Russ chats with Tero Isokaupilla, founder of Four Sigmatic and evangelist for medicinal mushrooms.

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 the top Ultimate Frisbee athlete in America eats, trains, and lives.

Media, Schmedia

Between Rafe Kelley and Katy Bowman, the Pacific Northwest’s movement scene is quite strong.

Maine woman drowns rabid raccoon with her bare hands. Way to represent my home state.

Everything Else

7%’s not that bad.

“His parents didn’t think his condition was serious.”

Hugh Jackman sure does enjoy dancing.

The case for waiting to bathe newborns.

A man, his sword, and his dog.

Reason #1027 not to eat fast food.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Father’s Day giveaway contest you should jump on: The Primal Kitchen® Father-Daughter package, including signed copies of both my and Devyn’s new cookbooks, plus our full line of dressings, oils, and condiments.

New discovery I found fascinating: How memories form.

News I decided to misrepresent: Brazil is creating tilapia-human hybrids.

Important to read before you go swimming this summer: How much pee is in that pool?

I assume this happens daily in Brazil: Man drops groceries.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 18 – June 24)

Comment of the Week

“‘Man can’t live on bacon alone.’

The most horrific words ever spoken. ?”

– I know, Ontario. A few of my workers caught wind and tried prying my fingers off the keyboard. I almost wish they’d succeeded. So it goes.

And Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

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. The bacon deviled egg salad looks terrific. A great shortcut: Rather than chopping the egg whites separately, put the whole peeled eggs into a bowl and chop them up with a pastry cutter. The yolks will fall out on their own and get mashed up in the process.

    1. Fun fact – I didn’t know a pastry cutter was for anything other than chopping eggs (or that it was called a pastry cutter) until I did a 4-H cooking project to make pie in 1984. It was always used for egg salad at my house.

    2. You make me want to invest in a pastry cutter! Do you have other uses for it?

  2. You know, you’re right, 7 percent really isn’t that bad. Always going to be idiots in the world. 🙂

  3. The bariatric microbiome link goes to the story about the rabid raccoon.

  4. I just finished “The Biology of Belief” by Dr. Bruce Lipton (was a challenging read but fascinating and was well worth getting to the conclusion) and I’m now reading “You Are the Placebo” by Dr. Joe Dispenza. I’m changing my opinion about “the power of the mind” being an exaggerated, flaky new age concept, if anything I think we underestimate the power of the mind to literally bio-engineer the results we want. Couple that with making sure we have the right epigenetics environment (diet, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, using green cleaning supplies, fresh air, sunshine etc etc) and we have the power I think to more often than not overcome negative genetic predispositions.

  5. Added to “Things I Never Needed To Know” – how much pee surrounds me in the pool. Ewwwww…….

  6. Heads up: The link to the bariatric story actually links to the raccoon story.

  7. Alternatively, between zero and seven percent of US adults enjoy giving snarky answers to survey questions from strangers.
    You should have seen the results of the anonymous drug/alcohol/sexual activity surveys we took in high school. Man, it’s a wonder we lived this long.

    1. He did – in 2008. Search the site for “Definitive Guide to Fats” and it should give you all the ammo you need.

      “Coconut oil is as bad as butter and beef fat…” In other words, not at all! 😉

    2. And they’re missing the point. As Mark has discussed and Chris Kresser discusses on his website, it’s not the LDL number that is the problem, it’s the LDL Particle number that we need to be aware of.

  8. I’m a proud member of the seven percent of Americans who get a kick out of messing with the people who make up dumb surveys.