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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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November 12, 2017

Weekend Link Love — Edition 477

By Mark Sisson
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weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Triathletes need beef.

Taking vitamin D could enhance burn healing.

More fish, fewer rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

Cushioned shoes protect against injury only when movements are unexpected and unplanned.

Southern California has the nation’s most stressful commutes.

In teens and young adults (and probably middle-aged adults, seniors, postmenopausal women, sportos, geeks, motor heads, and the rest, too), lipid particle number and size are more predictive biomarkers than traditional lipids.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 194: Thor Conklin: Host Elle Russ chats with Thor Conklin about— what else?—romance.

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

Can ketone supplements boost elite performance? Maybe not.

These 5 bloggers help you crush life, apparently.

Media, Schmedia

Donald Trump really loves McDonald’s hamburgers.

Facebook was made to be addictive, according to its former president.

Christmas music could be bad for your mental health.

Everything Else

Imagine the shrinkage.

How about all four?

Fasting in a bottle? I’m skeptical.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast I just appeared on: The Failure Factor, where I talked about the failure that cost me $1 million, cultivating resilience, and the importance of risk-taking.

Book I’m loving: Chris Kresser’s Unconventional Medicine, where he presents a plan to reverse the dangerous trend of chronic disease. For some special bonus gifts, order the book here.

Interesting test you can administer today: Find out if you’re a supertaster.

This is not how I wanted to see heart disease dethroned as Britain’s #1 killer: Because dementia has overtaken it

Fasting in a bottle? I’m skeptical.

I’m usually skeptical of collectives, but not this one: The Clean Plates Collective, of which I’m a member.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 12–Nov 18)

Comment of the Week

There are a lot of kale adherents. When they hear you were promoting bitter foods and didn’t mention it, I reckon there’s going to be trouble. You should get Google to delist your site temporarily.

– Tell me about it, Ion Freeman. I actually had to go into hiding.

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Shary
Shary
3 months 8 days ago

My family and I got fed up with the commercialism of Christmas years ago. Out of self-defense we have been keeping our Christmases as low-key and old-fashioned as possible by avoiding the stores, the malls, and opting out of Black Friday. We put up a small tree a week or so before Christmas, which is taken down on New Year’s Day–not on Super Bowl Sunday. Christmas should be about family time, good food, and counting one’s blessings–not keeping the merchants afloat

Monikat
Monikat
3 months 8 days ago

If Christmas music bums you out, it’s a wake-up call that your life is not in balance. The holidays don’t have to be hell. Grow a spine, lay down some boundaries with your extended family and order a turkey dinner already.

wildgrok
wildgrok
3 months 8 days ago

wildgrok read the article about the super testers and the IPA connection …
wildgrok did not get the nuances about the taste buds and the IPA brewing …
wildgrok has simple beliefs: IPAs are good, other thing may or may not be good …

Jeb
Jeb
3 months 8 days ago

Way to crush it! Keep up the good work!

NaturalGirl
NaturalGirl
3 months 8 days ago

Good stuff!

Curtis
3 months 7 days ago

God, the amount of Nutty Buddys I put away in my fat years…

tribal
tribal
3 months 7 days ago

I strongly doubt that the “fasting in a bottle”will have the intended effects, as part of forcing your body to produce its own ketones is forcing it to become fat adapted – its a metabolic shift – sort of like steroids are “muscles in a bottle”, they sort of are, but with long term consequences, you totally screw up your metabolism, and in the case of steroids, possibly permanent organ damage.

“No stairway to heaven”

These drinks are directed at the suckers out there.

Cate
Cate
3 months 6 days ago

agreed

James Bond
James Bond
3 months 6 days ago

fasting in a bottle appears twice in the post

Cate
Cate
3 months 6 days ago

haha re the liquid fasting, i interviewed the person in the article last year…hmm is all i can say

His Dudeness
His Dudeness
3 months 6 days ago

My doc looked at my blood lipid info and decided I’m a righteous dude.

Jubi
3 months 6 days ago

Isn’t it amazing the way a lot of us go a “little bit” over the top for the Christmas holiday and get into an unnecessary debt? It would be nice to bring back the true meaning and essence of the reason we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Lord.

Animanarchy
Animanarchy
3 months 4 days ago
Weekend Link Love, my place for free-for-all comments. Finally time for a MDA home-coming. I’ve had a bunch of library bans in my city in a row, one current until next April, but there’s a YMCA youth center where they had internet, lost funding for it or something, then got it back, so I can use super slow internet again here. Better than nothing. There’s some things I want to do here besides catch up on hundreds of posts. Namely, I want to mention some interesting things and correct inaccuracies in previous comments that I remember from over the years.… Read more »
Animanarchy
Animanarchy
3 months 3 days ago

I googled meat-eating in chipmunks after this and apparently it is well documented, also in squirrels. They’ll eat eggs, grubs, baby birds and mice, roadkill.

Awesome primal movie: The Revenant. I recommend seeing it.

Premium Rush is a pretty good movie too, which I find fairly primal due to all the biking and bike stunts. It inspires me, especially last winter when I had a couple bikes in a row with useless/missing/broken brakes so I was doing stuff like bombing down hills through snow and using the bottoms of my shoes as brakes. Woohoo!

Kaitlin
Kaitlin
3 months 3 days ago

Mark, can you please address the utter confusion that is caused by the beef protein supplementation article? I am unable to understand how whey protein did not produce the same results as beef protein, as it is an animal protein. In fact, it performed just as bad as carbohydrates according to the article and that makes no sense to me. I take whey protein myself and now this article is leaving me feeling like it does nothing. Could you please clear up this confusion??

Daniel
Daniel
3 months 3 days ago

Christmas: Celebrating the birth of a man who renounced all material possessions with a mass orgy or material consumption.

Should have called up Wim Hof for the antarctic swim.

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