April 01 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 497

By Mark Sisson
10 Comments

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Eating home cooking reduces phthalate exposure.

Having a life purpose reduces the impact of income on life satisfaction.

Structured music lessons improve academic performance.

Global antibiotic use is up 65% since 2000.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 231: Lauren Lobley: Host Elle Russ chats with Lauren Lobley, who stepped out of the gluten-laced world of the pastry chef to become a gluten-free chef.

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Interesting Blog Posts

Regarding (non-aspirin) NSAIDs and heart attacks.

Media, Schmedia

What if scientists did science?

Venison tastes extra good with a generous dusting of smugness.

Everything Else

Why forests are so, quite literally, awesome.

Does this new organ exist in other mammals and, if so, is it edible?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Better than “dog ate my homework”: “Mom, my class schedule is misaligned with my circadian rhythm!”

I’d wear one: A tooth sensor that tracks exactly what you eat.

Interesting concept to ponder: Is a combination of rising carbon dioxide and degenerating topsoil contributing to an increase in the carb:mineral ratio of our produce and, thus, obesity?

I don’t blame them: Some archaeologists feel threatened by the emerging field of ancient DNA.

Movie you should support: CJ Hunt is raising funds for a new feature length film, The Perfect Human Diet 2: Dispelling the Lies. This promises to be a critical counter to the constant stream of films parroting the opposite view—that animal foods are unhealthy and toxic, killing us and the planet—which has become accepted truth, despite being incorrect. Very important work being done here.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 25– Mar 31)

Comment of the Week

LOL. Wife actually makes amazing bone soups… dries the knuckle bones in the oven and scoops out fragments of the epiphysis / spongy bone to top our kimchi-avocado salads. These parts are a kin to croutons but way, way better in taste and nutrition. I call these “bone crumbs” and I’ve been trying to convince her to sell a line… in that case, she would ship!

– I’d love to spend a weekend at the Liver King B&B.

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  1. Wow no wonder that cream is so good, she adds Magic Mushroom Powder to it! Jokes aside it looks great but since I tolerate (and love!) dairy I would just use good ol’ cream instead of the sweetening coconut cream, or even better : Crème Fraiche with all its probiotics.

    Loved the vegan protest story some tend to be great at making themselves ridiculous but I dont blame them its likely the lack of Omega 3 that shrivels their brain function. My favorite ever is Matt Groenings vegan lion in Futurama, still laughing that one.

    1. Wow sorry no clue what happened with the formatting here! Looks like I tapped into the matrix!

  2. Definitely trying the sheet pan shrimp recipe, since that is pretty much how I cook. Just throw stuff on a baking sheet, season, and pop in the oven. And loved the forest piece. I’ve been feeling really drawn to hike and explore lately. Reading that inspired me even more.

    1. I’ve oven-baked shrimp for years. I first saw it done on Ina Garten’s cooking show, “The Barefoot Contessa.” Much easier than other methods. I prefer to use thawed shrimp instead of frozen. Set the oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle with a little EVOO and season lightly. It only takes about 6 minutes for the thawed shrimp to become pink and opaque, so you do need to pay attention.

  3. Re: the minerals in top soil blog. This is what I’ve been saying for years and why I take a multimineral every day, despite eating my fair share and more of greens and veggies. Unless you grow and eat all your veggies and can amend the soil with minerals, our vegetables are much lower in minerals than we know.

  4. The article on loss of topsoil nutrients leading to obesity made me think of the other articles I’ve read on organic/regenerative farming. As nutrients go down in soil, humans increasingly don’t get the nutrients. Chronic low-level nutrient deficiencies develop and today we’re seeing the result. As Weston A. Price found, with each generation it gets worst.

  5. “I’d wear one: A tooth sensor that tracks exactly what you eat.”
    Reminds me, after reading about how it’s supposedly mysterious that smell receptors are found in the intestines, that my theory for said smell receptors is so that portions of your intestines know what foods they’re dealing with. I can’t really think of any other reason.

  6. Shock absorber one reminds me of getting my face rearranged and feeling that the chipmunk/panda semblance it turned into was all squishy and spongy after. (I admit I haven’t always won, far from it sometimes, and would like to add that I usually avoid violence if possible, but in that particular case I was attacked while very vulnerable and I was angry so I went back a couple days later (not practically passed out inebriated that second time) and gouged my assailant’s eye with my thumb – just enough to dominate and cause pain, so I’ll consider it an overall victory).