Weekend Link Love – Edition 467

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Fermentable fiber isn’t just good for gut bacteria. It’s also good for intestinal cells.

More coffee, less dying.

A meta-analysis of nine randomized controlled trials found no evidence for the protective effects of whole grains against cardiovascular disease.

Agriculture gave us smaller jaws and weaker bones.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 184: Mark Sisson and Elle Russ: Hosts Elle Russ and yours truly chat about Elle’s thyroid journey.

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 frequent exposure to natural disasters changed Japanese culture and biology.

How to prepare your free range kid for school.

How not to talk to your kids.

Media, Schmedia

The long-term health danger of your city flooding: mold exposure.

The games kids at a New York state elementary school playing during recess must be approved by a committee.

Everything Else

Table manners are quite young.

School stunts development.

Vegan diets: Still not the best for you and the planet.

Meanwhile, in Houston

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Recipe eBook I highly recommend: The one from the Real Food RDs. It’s free when you sign up for their excellent newsletter.

Study I’ll have more to say about: The PURE study.

Article I’m pondering: “How Kids’ Sports Became a $15 Billion Industry.”

Advice anyone can use: How to live a full life.

This is true: If wine could tell a story.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 3– Sep 9)

Comment of the Week

“Before clicking on the link ‘Two Final (and Favorite) Adaptogens: Rhodiola Rosea and Baco…’, I was hoping it was going to say bacon as the second adaptogen.”

– I figured bacon went without saying, Troels Rasmussen.

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. I didn’t see the development of any school
    stunts in that article. Like how did they get
    that car up on the roof of the kindergarten?

  2. School stunts and recess games must be approved … “The War on Boys” waged by the feminist-dominated education system is succeeding quite well. Soon drugging boys won’t be enough and mandatory castration will be expected by the time they start school.

    1. “The goal of submitting game ideas is to give our students a voice and platform to share their creativity and provide a common understanding of the rules for each/new game. …It allows us to take a great idea and share it with all of our students. If students decide that they want to create a different game, it is not only fine, it is encouraged.”

      Typical Liberal political-speak. In the guise of “diversity” and “free expression” you create a bureaucratic system where diversity and free expression are the last things permitted.

      You encourage freedom by getting out of the way. And staying out.

      1. I happen to be one of those liberal political types you seem not to like, and I’m also against too much intervention in kids’ free play. This is how young humans learn to solve interpersonal problems and get along with each other.
        If they’re not about to damage people or property, I say let them do them.

        1. If you understand that a bureaucratic approval process sanctioning how kids play with each other is a form of political indoctrination, then why would you be “one of those liberal political types” I don’t “seem” to like?

          Perhaps if we talked more you’d find you’re not a Liberal after all and that you actually embrace freedom instead of just paying lip service to it, as so many Liberals do.

          1. Freedom through politics is a paradox. Renounce with politics if you embrace freedom.

          2. Well, freedom is a political concept so your position is a contradiction in terms.

            There’s no such thing as freedom in state of nature (or anarchism, wink, wink). Freedom from hunger? From attack by others? From cold, heat, flood? No, none of those freedoms exist in nature. So that’s not the freedom of which we speak.

            Freedom is the freedom to take action within a society of individuals who also seek to take action. To determine the limits of those often in-conflict actions we establish politics to arrive at rights and law. Rights and law have no meaning outside a political system.

            So I’ll stick with politics, but a just a minimal amount, thanks.

  3. Regarding the PURE Study, I hope you won’t jump on the bandwagon and analyze its content correctly…

  4. I think the article on praise is so true and should be required reading for parents of young children. I see the effects of constant praise (not just of character but even of effort) in my teaching. If we constantly tell children “wow, good job, you’re smart, that’s great, you’re so good at this” the meta-message is “It’s unusual to work hard, this is exceptional [that you’re focusing and getting good results]; I didn’t expect that from you so I’m making a really big deal about it” and when the parents feels the need to praise the child every 10 seconds it totally interrupts the flow of actual focus.

    When we treat children as if we expect their focus and hard work, they tend to rise to that quite naturally and they can be (quite happily) absorbed in the task at hand. The satisfaction of work well done, and the resulting conclusion “I can work hard and learn well” follows quite naturally from that.

    1. I agree, Lina, and I’d like to add that there is also a degree of sincerity that comes through with specific compliments as opposed to reflexive comments. As you know, kids are super perceptive and like it when others attend to them thoughtfully (alright, we all enjoy that).

    1. It’s good reading (if disjointed), but 30 is IMO a bit young to be writing this. He would perhaps write an entirely different piece at 60, or 90.

  5. I don’t have access to the agriculture and skull article, but wonder if fire was taken into account. It doesn’t mention it in the article. In my ancient history class, that was given for the shrinkage of human jaw musculature and brow, allowing for prefrontal cortex development.

  6. On the coffee – what would any of you do if you could not drink coffee anymore? Or tea? Or even mate? Any caffeine at all…. I am still working full time, and some parts of my job are dead boring. I am looking for any suggestions of natural stimulants that might help. Ginseng and ginger tea is the best I’ve come up with so far, but it is not enough. Any ideas??

    1. I’m a coffee drinker, but I know of others who have found matcha effective.

  7. Reading about the structured recess at the elementary school and the $15 billion dollar youth sports industry made me want to cry and vomit. What has become of us. And what will become of the 10-year old autograph signing Joey baseball when he doesn’t become a big league all star? Maybe a heroine addict?

  8. Helicopter parents and their horde of lawyers are ruining childhood. I’m glad I live in the upper Midwest, where we’re always a decade behind the coastal states in these things. My kids still have time to grow up before everything is covered in bubble wrap.

  9. Iv started to include some beans (soaked and boiled) to my diet- and trying to eat more vegan protein such as legumes, hemp (but no soy/quorn/tofu etc) but what do you think about this?; https://goldandgreenfoods.com – Im from sweden ad this one ha just been launched and I’d love your input! Also- what do you think about gluten free oats as a part of the diet?

  10. I’m liking the interest in young children and elementary school, but it makes me kind of suspect Mark became a grandfather two to five years ago.

  11. Again with the Vegan’s – why does it seem to be so hand in hand with left wing ideology, which in turn uses pseudo science for many of it assertions.

    They always seem so convinced that what they are doing is best for the planet – because they said so.

    A True story:
    – Al Gore releases report on global warming, pseudo science with skewed and manipulated data (later proven).

    – goes on expedition to north pole to prove he can now canoe to north pole due to ice melt and ends up being frozen in, finding instead that the ice sheets have grown thicker, and much colder.

    – oh hell, the Earth is cooling not heating, better come up with a new term “climate change”, that should cover any type of conceivable weather that ever happens , and keep him making money out of this indefinably.

    – Al Gore’s own house consumes 20 times the electricity of an average house.

  12. “More coffee, less dying.” No… don’t do that, Mark. You know it’s observational. Don’t do what popular media does with those studies….

    1. You’re an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.