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February 18 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 491

By Mark Sisson
21 Comments

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Eating “ultra-processed foods” linked to cancer.

Studying outdoors is more motivational, and therefore more effective.

A brain implant that increases memory.

Weight gain triggers changes in hundreds of genes.

Patients who stopped taking statins fared no worse (and may have even fared better) than those who continued.

Awe breeds humility.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 219: Adam and Vanessa Lambert: Host Elle Russ chats with the dynamic personal training and coaching duo, Adam and Vanessa Lambert.

Keto Episode 220: Avoiding an OCD Approach to Keto: Keto shouldn’t be needlessly regimented and analytical. Brad Kearns explains how and why to cultivate your intuition.

Interesting Blog Posts

For more neural entropy, drink coffee.

What are the toughest winter sports? Curling, for one.

Media, Schmedia

There aren’t enough Army recruits able to throw a grenade.

Some reasons human birth is so hard.

Everything Else

Accidental lactose intolerance.

Impressive long-term planning (and revenge hopefully served cold).

Chopping cruciferous vegetables 90 minutes before cooking increases the sulforaphane content of the dish.

Scotland was serious about their porridge.

Neanderthals forged tools in fire.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I’m impressed: Polish cow escapes slaughterhouse fate, breaks a man’s arm in the getaway, swims to island, attacks anyone who comes near, will die a natural death.

I was so optimistic until midway through the second paragraph: The Great Muffin Makeover.

This is awesome: A 4-year college dedicated to traditional trades using traditional tools.

I’ve been cooking like this for years now: Chopping food using your mouth.

Article I contributed to: 30 easy keto recipes.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 18 – Feb 24)

Comment of the Week

How much do you think Mark liked writing, ‘really coat those nuts?’

– Let’s say I didn’t dislike writing it, paleofam321.

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  1. Let’s hope the example of the hero cow inpires the Spaniards to add this simple rule:
    if the bull kills the “torero” let him keep his life as a reward
    The current practice is to send another until the bull is killed

  2. I have been reading too much SciFi in my life
    The first thing that came to mind when reading about the brain implant for memory was the book “Terminal Man” by Michael Crichton

  3. There’s another term for long fasts. It’s called “starvation.” For most people IF isn’t a case of longer is better. There’s definitely a point of diminishing returns.

  4. The four year college with the traditional tools seems great, but I wish it had classes that weren’t so euro-centric. Japanese carpentry, for instance, would be a great addition to their curriculum, and they could also benefit from adding woodworking classes that could lead into furniture making and things of that nature. It’s a small school so hopefully as they grow they will think about adding classes like that for their students.

    1. I was thinking, why not just join the Amish for a few years and learn even more.

  5. Am I the only one finding a lot of treasure this week?
    I like to work with my hands and this is really inspiring:
    “This is awesome: A 4-year college dedicated to traditional trades using traditional tools.”
    I could retire now (I am sixty six) and I would really consider this degree. I imagine myself forging a real katana, or working many hours forging a tibetan bell …

  6. I was most impressed by the oatmeal directions that said: “Stir sunwise.”

    1. Yep. Quite a ritual for cooking what I’ve always privately considered horse feed. I try not to be too judgmental. A lot of people swear by their a.m. bowl of oats, a few family members included.

  7. Re “Awe breeds humility”–Consider this song written in 1885 (excerpted for space):

    O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
    Consider all the works Thy hand hath made.
    I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
    Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
    […]
    Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
    And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

  8. I live just outside of Charleston SC and this is the first I have heard of this school.

    1. A link in the time capsule post on fasting is broken. Can you relinquish to it? “A recent report on 6 autoimmune case studies sounds quite promising.”

  9. Where was the ACBA when I was 18 and had no idea what I wanted to do? I was stuck at a desk job for a decade after college and miserable. Working outdoors with my hands seems to suit me a lot better.

  10. I’m curious as to how much sulfuraphane would remain in chopped broccoli after 24 hours of refrigeration.

    Also, how much sulfuraphane did Dana Carvey create on SNL by singing about chopping broccoli?