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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 19, 2017

Weekend Link Love — Edition 478

By Mark Sisson
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weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Cold water plunges work better than cryotherapy.

In Kenya, kids who are habitually barefoot have healthier feet and lower rates of lower limb injury than habitually shod kids.

Epileptic babies who go keto get better gut biomes.                         .

Yoga pairs well with a low-FODMAP diet against IBS.

Ancient humans really liked their rice.

Climate change coincided with the shift to agriculture in Europe.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 195: Chris Kresser: I chat with Chris Kresser about his new book on the modern health epidemic facing the world today: chronic disease. Chris has some great ideas for fighting it.

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 to use L-serine to phase shift your circadian rhythm.

If you have treatment-resistant depression, try folate.

Media, Schmedia

Another 30 million customers, coming right up!

A digital pill that tracks when you take it.

Everything Else

Not even zombie Lennon performing “Imagine” on repeat could save us if the entire world went vegan.

In the earliest images of dogs yet discovered, they’re wearing leashes.

Research scientists are trying to figure out how a false study managed to get 400 citations.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Giveaway I’m excited to, well, give away: The Primal Kitchen® Instant Pot giveaway. Go through Facebook or Instagram for your chance to win.

I had a great time talking keto, oils, and Ultimate with the Thrive Market folks (and answering reader questions) this week on Facebook Live.

I’m sure they’ve finally nailed manmade fats this time: Bring on the Creamelt 600 LS!

I bought a whole case of these to hand out to friends and family for the big day: Stovetop Stuffing elastic-waist pants.

 It bears repeating: Sleep is still really, really important for brain health.

Maybe poor bioavailability is the point: Curcumin improves gut barrier function.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 19– Nov 25)

Comment of the Week

One day I decided to have a feast of various meats cooked on a shovel head over the fire and when I got full I stopped cooking some chicken that was just cooked on the outside. It ended up on the ground somehow; I think I accidentally knocked over the shovel head after leaving it with the chicken on it sitting on a couple tree branches. My camp was frequented by wildlife looking for food (for example I pretty much had an ongoing war with a family of raccoons – ended up finding one trapped in a dumpster and taking advantage of its helplessness to hit it with some rocks after I got sick of them trying to bluff me out of my camp, sneak up on me, surround me, steal my food etc.) and a chipmunk came over to the chicken and started eating it, clawing through the outside with both “hands” and going for the raw stuff underneath.

– Glad to have you back, Animanarchy.

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2Rae
2Rae
3 months 2 days ago

I agree, nice to see Animanarchy back in the comments!

Animanarchy
Animanarchy
2 months 29 days ago
Ah look at that timing. I scroll down to say something and 2Rae’s comment is first on the list. Hello there, brought a smile to my face. It’s nice to have some internet access back and in other personal good news, I was out on a stupid (falsified, embellished) criminal charge of “cause disturbance” for like half a year and thought I might have had to set a trial date but I went to court yesterday and it got dropped so I’ve got no charges, for now at least. It’s probably just a matter of time before I’m a victim… Read more »
Shary
Shary
3 months 2 days ago

I think I’ll pass on the Creamelt and stick with what Mother Nature has to offer.

Off-topic, I just finished Chris Kresser’s book, “Unconventional Medicine” (recommended by Mark) and really hope his ideas catch on. Functional medicine as per his ADAPT framework should be the norm, not just something that’s out there but only available in a handful of places.

Ion Freeman
Ion Freeman
3 months 2 days ago

The abstract doesn’t say what the cryotherapy placebo might have been, just that it was as effective as the interventions. I’m guessing it was dumping a cooler full of ice water on the marathoner’s head

jacob
jacob
3 months 2 days ago

I can vouch for that pork belly recipe.

HealthyHombre
HealthyHombre
3 months 2 days ago
1) Sleep … I used to think exercise and diet were the most important aspects to good health, now I believe it is your circadian rhythm and approach to dealing with stress 2) Problems if everyone went vegan … in my mind that’s a false dilemma. The SAD is a FAR bigger problem than worrying about the hypothetical what if 100% of the population was vegan rather than the current .05 percent. 3) Curcumin … maybe poor bioavailability is the point … sorry, I don’t get the point. By definition not being bioavailable mean the substance is not having much… Read more »
Coccinelle
Coccinelle
3 months 2 days ago

What I understand is that it’s helping the gut barrier… in the gut, which is technically outside our body. So even if you don’t digest it fully, it still pass through your gut.

What I’m curious about is the dosage.

2Rae
2Rae
3 months 1 day ago

I agree with your first point. My health has suffered every time I was unable to sleep due to stress. Ugh, I guess it’s a work in progress at this point.

Tuba
Tuba
3 months 2 days ago

Doctors have been wrong about diet and nutrition for over 60 years. And now (without any influence of profit) they have got blood pressure all figured out and half of us need help. Read my fingers: NO… THANK… YOU…

Elizabeth Resnick
3 months 2 days ago

Have to agree with Healthy Hombre on the whole vegan thing. While I don’t think vegan is very sustainable for most people in the long term, a vegan who is eating mindfully could do much better then someone following the SAD. And loved Mark’s interview with Chris Kresser…always look forward to a new podcast!

Peter...
Peter...
3 months 2 days ago
Ad a farmer who raises both crops and (predominantly – grain is a useful supplement at times) grass-fed livestock, I want to point out that eliminating livestock would not mean that the grains formerly fed to stock would be available for humans. 1. Plant biology means that if we grow a single species,, year after year, the diseases that affect that species and the weeds that compete with it, build up and reduce yield. It is necessary to rotate through a number of species in order to maintain crop health and yield, and some of the best options are not… Read more »
Peter...
Peter...
3 months 2 days ago

As a hunter, I like to point out that when the Greek soldier and statesman, Xenophon , advised young men to take up hunting if they wished to be more perfect in all things, the word that he used for “hunting”, literally meant “to lead out dogs”

Jeff
Jeff
3 months 2 days ago

The climate article is tough reading but gives some idea of the true complexity of climate change. These processes should never be depicted as anything simple. And it is clear that warming has good effects for humans, and cooling has bad ones (ie crop failures). During the long Paleolithic ice age it was likely difficult to impossible to raise crops in most areas, until the warming that characterized the Neolithic.

Jenny
Jenny
3 months 1 day ago
Thank you Dr. Kresser. I have been a med surg floor nurse for over 28 years. Now, I often have 5 diabetic patients. Folks, that means checking blood sugars for each meal. Yes, sometimes over 25 blood sugars I monitor in one shift! I try to encourage a lower carb diet then the “diabetic diet” food trays arrive with way too much carb including fruit juice! Don’t get me started on GI issues, achholism or drug addiction. I try to plant a seed for patients to make better choices in the future. One thing we can all do is start… Read more »
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