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October 07 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 524

By Mark Sisson
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Research of the Week

The most plausible explanation for the decline in well-being among youth is increased screen time.

Small gifts lubricate business deals.

Lifting reduces muscle efficiency (a good thing).

Dog intelligence is “not that exceptional.”

Raw meat and bone diets for dogs actually work.

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Episode 280: Cornell Thomas: Host Elle Russ chats with Cornell Thomas, an expert in self-awareness.

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Interesting Blog Posts

Why quick physical activity boosts the brain.

Media, Schmedia

When do women first have kids these days?

He said the actual risk posed by processed meats was “very small” for the individual and more relevant on a population-wide level.”

Everything Else

The high cost of elite athletics.

A new non-invasive continuous glucose monitor.

Hormesis enters the national debate over radiation exposure.

Danish sperm is highly prized.

Now I’m just imagining a cat reading Camus.

Ready for ground cherries?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Quote I can’t fathom: “‘Currently with the evidence [the totality of which has found that full-fat dairy is the healthiest kind] that we have reviewed, we still believe that you should try to limit your saturated fat including fat that this is coming from dairy products,’ commented Jo Ann Carson, PhD, of UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.”

Study that everyone should send to their parents: “Elevated glycemia was the only cardiometabolic risk factor with constantly higher values among dementia cases up to 14 years before diagnosis.”

Maybe this will change some behavior: Dogs get depressed and anxious when owners use the phone too much.

Interesting news: Australian rules football player comes back from injury, credits Wim Hof breathing.

I’m convinced this could make a huge difference in human health if widely implemented: 30 squats for a free train ticket.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 30 – Oct 6)

Comment of the Week

“OK, that did it. I’m going to buy a flea and tick collar now, for while I’m out sprinting in the woods.”

– Please send pictures, Nocona. Another option is to have a friend use protective gloves to apply a dollop of FrontLine to the nape of your neck.

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  1. “Quote I can’t fathom: “‘Currently with the evidence [the totality of which has found that full-fat dairy is the healthiest kind] that we have reviewed, we still believe that you should try to limit your saturated fat including fat that this is coming from dairy products,’ ”

    Hmmph. “Never in doubt, frequently in error.”

  2. Hybrid cultivated Ground Cherries have been available to the gardener for decades under the name Cape Gooseberries.

    1. They are called uchuvas here in South America but dried they are sold as the “superfood” – golden berries. I’m surprised this wasn’t mentioned. It’s already a fairly popular food.

      1. I see ground cherries in my local produce markets as ‘golden berries’ too (Vancouver, Canada). And I’ve grown them them for about 4 years. An heirloom variety, not a hybrid. They’re delicious and good producers already. I can’t see any real need to mess with them.

  3. Russian sqaut thing is great.

    Anyone know if air frying potatoes creates acrylamide to the same degree normal deep frying does?

  4. I’m no techie, but that non-invasive glucose monitor would be cool. I’m very interested in how all the different carbs effect my blood sugar.

  5. Great blog on ” Where I part ways with Popular Keto Movement.” After counting points for years on W.W. I refuse to count anything including ketones. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. Once you know the basics it works. Your approach is right one Mark.

  6. I kind of feel like reading [books] time has been making me too lazy lately. It’s too easy to spend most of a day immersed in a decent book, of which I seem to have a decent supply.
    I used to have cats and they hated the rubber flea collars that my parents tried out on them. I could tell they didn’t like them and defended their animal rights by saying so but I was just the kid, you know, with worthless opinions. ; )
    Eventually they all “lost” their collars. After one came back without one I found it broken in half hanging from a little branch coming off another branch maybe six feet high or so. I figured the cat was smart enough to get the little branch between its neck and the collar and jump to snap it; she was maybe the most intelligent cat I’ve had, easily figured out opening a screen door for example.