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August 12 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 516

By Mark Sisson

Research of the Week

Sugar may alter collagen synthesis in the joints, increasing the risk of osteoarthritis.

Homo erectus: “YOLO!!”

US pollution levels have dropped dramatically.

More religious parents, fewer suicidal thoughts.

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Episode 269: Haley Morris: Host Elle Russ chats with Haley Morris, a Primal Health Coach and Life Coach.

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Interesting Blog Posts

With big brains came mental illness.

Pets as anti-depressants.

A medical student questions the connection between cholesterol and heart disease. Careful!

Media, Schmedia

As if destroying circadian rhythms wasn’t enough, blue light may also be partially responsible for blindness.

There may have been problems with the Cochrane review of the HPV vaccine.

Everything Else

The speed of death.

The curious link between intelligence and longevity.

Women survive more heart attacks if their doctor is a woman.

LL-37 is an immune peptide we produce in our bodies that seems to block the progression of Alzheimer’s.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Concept I’m pondering: The idea of male stoicism as a sexual strategy.

Study that isn’t quite what it seems: Keto makes the liver more insulin resistant.

What I’m wondering: Is CRISPR working, or is it not?

Announcement I’m pleased to, well, announce: Primal Kitchen® keto-friendly protein bars are coming very soon.

I always love a happy ending: From vegan to successful peddler of sustainable meat bars.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 5 – Aug 11)

Comment of the Week

“I cantankerously disagree with you Mark… curls may be performed in the squat rack under ANY the following conditions…

1. the user is using chain weight as accommodating resistance (this looks really cool)
2. it’s a whole body ballistic movement
3. squats are indeed being performed while curling, and…
4. farmed salmon and skim milk make up your brotein shake

This is an exhaustive list, so don’t even try.”

– I won’t, Liver King.

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  1. Gotta disagree. How could they be extinct? I know a lot of Homo Erectus still around today…

  2. Lot’s of interesting links as always. Alzheimer’s research is so important, our health care system may collapse under the weight of the cost and resources required to address this malady. No silver bullets yet or guarantees BUT if everyone would 1. sleep well 2. control stress 3. exercise 4. eat an ancestral diet 5. have strong family ties and / or friendships … I suspect the number of cases would drop dramatically (along with all kinds of other afflictions). I know … I’m preachin’ to the choir.

  3. What I find strange in the vaccine debate is that pro-vaxxers don’t seem to react when evidence of shoddy studies is found. Surely they ought to be upset when a company creates the false impression that there is something to hide with regard to vaccines by using rubbish studies? Why, it’s pure defamation…

    1. Yes, somehow anything that questions the efficacy or safety of vaccines is immediately suspect or simply ignored, even among folks who routine question the safety of other pharmaceuticals.
      It seems like there must be something between 100% believing in the safety of every single vaccine and being “anti vaxx.”

  4. “More religious parents, fewer suicidal thoughts.”

    Um, unless you’re LGBT.

  5. Interesting that all of the click bait headlines in regards to the HF/Keto feeding study neglect to include the author’s hypothesis “These data suggest that the early effects of HFD consumption on EGP may be part of a normal physiological response to increased lipid intake and oxidation, and that systemic insulin resistance results from the addition of dietary glucose to EGP-derived glucose”.