Weekend Link Love — Edition 484

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Increasing cholesterol synthesis gene expression restores the walking ability of mice with multiple sclerosis. Too bad they’ll all keel over from heart attacks, no doubt.

In terms of cancer risk, nicotine inhalers are way safer than e-cigarettes, e-cigarettes are way safer than tobacco vaporizers, and tobacco vaporizers are way safer than cigarettes.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 205: Jason Leapai and Jason Sakorsi: Host Elle Russ hangs out with Jason and Jason, hosts of The Savage Podcast. The Jasons are big nature-lovers, true outdoorsmen, lifelong martial artists, and committed Primal eaters.

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

What could have been an interesting discussion—should you cook with olive oil or coconut oil?—ends up a one-sided screed against saturated fat.

For the second straight year, U.S. life expectancy has dropped.

Media, Schmedia

I admire Rahul Verma’s efforts to fight the Westernization of the Indian diet, but he should really read Dr. Ron Sinha’s South Asian Health Solution.

A 63-year-old British man found himself enmeshed in a months-long battle with uncontrollable prostate orgasms after buying a special butt plug to nurse his infected prostate back to health and taking Cialis to heal a UTI. I’m sure those were the reasons.

Everything Else

An artificial pancreas that metes out insulin as-needed, even during HIIT.

Knowing back pain’s mostly in the head is often the only way chronic back pain sufferers can improve.

When to start collecting social security benefits.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Pretty incredible study result: In treatment-resistant depression, psilocybin increases the amygdala response to emotional faces, the opposite of what SSRIs do. SSRIs blunt negative emotions; psilocybin (with psychological support) help patients face and work through them.

Blog post that got me thinking: Excessive heavy lifting is unnatural!

Concept I’m pondering: Do schizophrenics have a better grasp on objective reality?

Podcast I enjoyed: Nina Teicholz on Joe Rogan.

Miscellaneous news I found interesting: Flight crews are exposed to more radiation than anyone else.

Recipe Corner

  • A stir-fry sauce for all instances.
  • Make-your-own charcuterie board.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Dec 31– Jan 6)

Comment of the Week

Sounds like you have some skin in the game.

– Nicely done, Nocona.

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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