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August 05 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 515

By Mark Sisson
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Research of the Week

“Good cholesterol” may not be so good in postmenopausal women.

The path to a man’s heart is through his gut bacteria.

60% of babies born worldwide fail to breastfeed within the first hour, missing a crucial window of nutrition.

Giving doctors a little “nudge” triples statin prescription rates.

Using ultrasound to open the blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s patients could enable delivery of helpful drugs.

We’re doomed. Robots can guilt us out of turning them off.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 267: CJ Hunt: Host Elle Russ chats with CJ Hunt, producer and host of the first ever Paleo documentary, The Perfect Human Diet.

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

Does butter give you fatty liver?

Media, Schmedia

Which states exercise the most (and least)?

Guess I’ll have to shelve the undenatured centipede protein powder Primal Kitchen® was about to unveil.

Everything Else

I dig this Hollywood nutritionist’s smoothie template.

Just do squats.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

10-point plan I agree with: Laird Hamilton’s, for defying your age and supercharging your body.

Quick Q&A I enjoyed: The one I did with Vibram.

Concept I’ve pondered: Why are people willing spend hundreds of dollars on painful, objectively unpleasant obstacle course races?

Nice post from Gary Taubes: “Thoughts on a Black Swan 2: The Hadza and Honey

Miscellaneous news I enjoyed: Crickets are good for your gut.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 29– Aug 4)

Comment of the Week

“Just the other day I was thinking about frozen animals “coming back to life”. I once carried in firewood for the wood stove in the winter with two wasps encased in ice on one or two pieces. I had the fire going after and was on the computer, which was next to the stove, when I felt something on my arm. It was one of the wasps. Then after I got rid of it, I saw the other one crawling around, which I got rid of too (they went from cold to really, really warm). Prior to that experience I was not aware that wasps had the ability to be cryogenically preserved.”

– Interesting, Animanarchy.

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  1. My estimation of Laird Hamilton just dropped a notch. Has he ever publicly expressed regret for abandoning his first wife and child for another woman? Really disappointed to read that.

  2. If you eat dairy, here’s another smoothie base: a cup of full fat milk and a half cup of cottage cheese (or any 2:1 amount). Then decorate the flavor with fresh fruit, cocoa powder (baker’s cocoa not hot chocolate mix), vanilla, almond butter, spice, or whatever combination strikes your fancy. Stick it all in a cottage cheese carton and whip with a stick blender. I like to make it and put it in the fridge the night before I have to be up and out at the crack of dawn the next morning.

  3. Loved Laird’s ten points, especially the first one…keep driving the car. At the end of the day, it all comes down to mindset. And thanks for the warning about the Brazilian Butt Lift, lol. Guess I’ll just stick to my squats!

  4. Hi Mark, would you be so kind as to translate the butter article please? Thank you.

  5. Cholesterol studies. I just get more and more confused. Does anybody really know anything for sure?

  6. The firmicutes link is confusing…. First ever article I’ve seen that gives them beneficial properties. They’ve been linked to larger waistlines and obesity. Now they’re good?

    So confusing….
    I don’t know what to think.

  7. P.S. The piece or pieces with the wasps were right beside the fire in the split-log basket, which was a factor in thawing the wasps. I wonder if the amount of heat and time has anything to do with them thawing successfully.

  8. I thought the way to a man’s heart was between the fourth and fifth rib, put a twist at the end if you wanna make sure.

  9. The thought of getting butt surgery is crazy to me. Or most surgeries like that. I’ve been tempted to get my skin on my stomach done since I lost alot of weight and have that issue with my stomach skin.

    But stuff like butt lifts or whatever. I would assume that alot of people would do that and not feel any better about themselves which is why people get addicted to plastic surgery, without really dealing with the issue in their mind.

  10. While Gary Taubes makes some good points in the Hadza vs honey post, he still doesn’t have a rebuttal for everything that Stephen Guyunet says in his post. I’d recommend everyone to read Stephen Guyunet’s original fairly comprehensive post before making up your mind on this issue!