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July 15 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 512

By Mark Sisson
13 Comments

The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook is getting a big discount, a full day before the rest of Prime Day kicks in: $3.99 for the Kindle book, 20% off the physical book. If you haven’t picked it up yet, you’re missing out. Sale starts at 8:35 a.m. PDT and ends at 2:35 p.m. PDT. Later this afternoon from 4:10 p.m. to 10:10 p.m. PDT, 12-pack PRIMAL KITCHEN® Bars (all flavors) will be discounted 35%, too.

Research of the Week

Dog food with legumes tied to heart disease.

Advanced glycation end products have no relationship to inflammation or obesity in healthy teens.

Air pollution may be responsible for a lot of diabetes.

The more cushioned the running shoe, the harder the impact.

Smiley scientists achieve more.

Having a black doctor reduces black cardiovascular mortality.

Wearing a tie cuts brain circulation.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 261: Tania Teschke: The Book Launch: Host Elle Russ chats with Tania Teschke about the journey to get her latest and greatest book—The Bordeaux Kitchen—published and launched.

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

Finger strength tips from a Spanish climber.

Foggy brain? Blame adenosine (and consider coffee).

Media, Schmedia

Human prehistory is far more complicated than we ever imagined.

The US trade war with China may hit soy hard.

It’s the lifestyle, not the calories.

Everything Else

In case herring ice cream isn’t enough for you, they’ve also got raw herring ice cream.

The mayor of Lancaster, CA read that necktie paper too.

Otzi the Iceman had goat fat, deer meat, ferns, and ancient wheat in his belly when he died.

The world is far more urban than we thought.

Would you try this?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I feel like I’ve seen this study a dozen times, but I’m still happy to welcome it: Full-fat dairy appears to be healthy.

N=1 experiment I enjoyed: The great Vitamin K2 experiment.

Glad to see this misconception targeted: Plenty of people lived to an old age in ancient times.

Amazing new medical technique: Injecting new mitochondria revives dying organs.

Great op-ed with whose op I agree: It’s the carbs, not the fat.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 8– Jul 14)

Comment of the Week

“Please tell me you were joking when you wrote ‘everyday staple foods like whale blubber and Angle fish liver.’?”

– I’m not sure what you’re implying, Jenny. I just took a trip to Costco and now have half a ton of bowhead whale blubber hanging in my curing room and a few boxes of canned angle fish liver (was on sale) in my pantry. About half the folks in checkout had the same in their carts.

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  1. The mitochondria link. Wow…. That’s some seriously awesome stuff. The implications….

  2. How do you get the Kindle book price…? I’m not seeing it when I click the link. I would like to get the Keto Reset Cookbook. Thanks.

  3. Ref:

    “Would you try this?”

    Noooooooo
    (I am still trying to recover my breath after watching the video)

  4. I think it’s wonderful that there is a movement to make wearing a tie for men at work optional because of health concerns. But, I must say, Mark, I am very disappointed when you don’t give the same consideration to women who are expected to wear bras to work.

    I have commented before about the dangers of constant bra wearing for women and am pretty sure our Paleo sisters did not wear them and I wonder what the rates of breast cancer were for Paleo women. It is well documented that wearing bras can contribute to breast cancer, but women are still expected to wear them and if they don’t, they are ostracized or worse. I have asked you to do a post on this in the past, but after seven years of following your blog (it is actually my screen saver) I have yet to see it.

    I thought you might be more enlightened, but once again patriarchy rules.

    1. I agree that no one should be wearing a bra ever but you are not asking really nicely. Mark has made many many posts on issues that affect only women.

      1. Hi Coco,

        I have asked repeatedly about this to no response. I don’t feel my post was rude, I was simply making an observation that one article comes out about the dangers of necktie wearing, when there are decades of study about the dangers of wearing bras, and Mark jumps all over the necktie and all I hear about bras are crickets.

        Why are you trying to quiet my voice?

        1. I don’t think she was trying to quiet your voice, only point out your request for a post on this (even if you’ve requested in past) could’ve come across in a more polite way. 🙂

        2. I don’t want to quiet your voice because I think you are right that we should talk more about it. The thing is maybe you think you are not rude but I think you are rude and I always get the feeling that if we want to be heard, it’s always a good bet to be polite and not rude.

    2. Ha! At least there are no studies at the moment that correlate bra wearing to decreased brain circulation. It explains a lot about our current political quandaries. All those ties and so little thinking. It’s all starting to make sense.

      Not that you should show up naked, but I’m sure if he were to have his own restaurant, the sign would likely not say “Shoes and shirts required.” Bras would likely be optional too. You might have to climb a tree to get there though.

  5. But their is a very good reason for ties at work. Cutting the circulation to the brain preferentially shuts down the frontal cortex, thus reducing scruples. This is good for business.

    I remember that it was much easier to lie when wearing a tie.

  6. It would be fun to see a lot of people’s faces if Trump inadvertently makes the population healthier…

    1. If anything, crashing soybean prices would yield *more* soy inthe local food supply.

    2. If anything, lower soy prices would lead to them being used more in local food supplies.