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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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February 25 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 492

By Mark Sisson
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weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Too much fructose in too short a time (glass of juice, can of soda) overwhelms the gut’s ability to handle it, especially on an empty stomach. Eating it after meals helps.

Science journals with the most prestige are often the least reliable.

Once again, very low carb diets are great for Type 2 diabetes (PDF).

A Primal keto diet is just fine for magnesium levels.

Run to beat stress.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 221: Ken Berry, MD: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Ken Berry, a doc using ketogenic diets to treat chronic disease.

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Interesting Blog Posts

Man, desperate to fix his chronic pain, tries jumping into 52° F water for a quick swim. It works.

Why are our teeth so often crooked?

Media, Schmedia

Neanderthals were doing cave art at least 60,000 years ago, just like us.

Maybe don’t go barefoot in San Francisco.

Everything Else

Pandas are beautiful creatures, but man have they been dealt a terrible hand. Despite eating their 99% bamboo diet for thousands of generations, their guts still aren’t designed for fiber fermentation.

Even the wild animals are less free to roam.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I’ve always wanted to work a The Graduate reference into the blog: “‘I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics. There’s a great future in plastics if you want to increase the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension in middle aged and older men.”

I wish they’d figure this out: Cell phone use may still be a problem. Despite recent studies, it’s unclear whether it is or isn’t.

I disagree: “Yoga pants are bad for women.”

I’m laughing because it’s true: “Smells a Bit Like Eggs.”

I’d rave to this: David Attenborough’s voice.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 25– March 3)

Comment of the Week

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

– Fantastic reference, Caleb Moline. Here’s the vid.

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  1. I think we all really need to hear from David Attenborough on his new found musical fame. I really want him to love it as much as I do. Maybe he’ll host his own rave! One can only hope.

  2. I misread the fried chicken meatballs as fried chicken mothballs. Had to look twice, but I guess it could happen. Moths probably don’t like chicken.

  3. Stop in from “Low Carb” and the shrimp and walnut together does sound good.
    If you fine the time stop in for a cup of coffee

  4. Could burn a few calories to David’s music. Now where did I put those glow sticks?

  5. “Why are our teeth so often crooked?”

    Has anybody compared the mouths of people who were breastfed for a year or more versus those not breastfed or breastfed for only a short time?

  6. Most neighborhoods of San Francisco aren’t as littered with dirty needles as the Tenderloin, where they did the survey in the linked article. When we lived in Berkeley, our family took regular walks in the city (10+ miles to explore different areas) and that was the ONLY neighborhood we wandered into and actually felt unsafe with our kids (aged 9, 11, and 13 at the time.) The rest of the 48 square miles of the city are generally clean and safe.