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July 29 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 514

By Mark Sisson
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Research of the Week

Replacing some linoleic acid with omega-3s reduces liver fat and oxidative stress.

The long term economic impacts of salt iodization in the United States (were good).

Cornflakes spike glucose (more than you think).

Cat poop parasite may boost entrepreneurialism. I smell a new supplement.

Plastics could be altering male genitalia.

Late dinners increase breast cancer risk. More time between dinner and sleep reduces it.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 265: Jezlan Moyet: Host Elle Russ chats with Jezlan Moyet, the host of the first-ever live-streaming talk show—Good Morning LaLa Land.

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

I wouldn’t necessarily take all these foods camping, but the ones I would are great.

Dom D’Agostino’s first meal of the day (and what it does to his blood markers).

Squeezing through a 7 inch passage to see your ancestors.

Media, Schmedia

Is an antiseptic used in poultry processing making workers sick?

Forgetting to remember.

The power of a good friend (or four).

Everything Else

A worm that’d spent 42,000 years frozen in permafrost just came back to life.

Imagine being the person who eats a 1.5 pound pretzel at the movies or willingly chooses to consume “chopped chicken breast coated with breadcrumbs” and “topped with angel hair pasta in a cream sauce.”

I don’t blame those kids.

In a few years, they’ll ban lunch skipping. Intermittent fasters will be forced to skip dinner instead.

Make sure you really need that antibiotic.

When real life is hard and unfulfilling, video games are an attractive alternative to a growing number of young men.

Mars has a big body of water.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Wearable I’d try: The new noninvasive continuous glucose monitor.

Study that surprised me: In a placebo-controlled trial of fecal transplants in IBS patients, placebo won.

Article I’m pondering: “Yes, You Can Catch Insanity.”

Research I found very interesting: Trends in food avoidance.

Realization I came to a long time ago: We shouldn’t eat what urban raccoons eat (but we do; urban raccoons only eat what we throw out).

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 22– Jul 28)

Comment of the Week

“Though I changed my mind; how ’bout Metabolistopheles?

‘Ah! Now I’ve done the sigmoidoscopy,
All is settled; fiber bulk reigns my entrails.
Yet no leaner than before I stand — nay, tread,
Over insulin’s winding curves and opaque trails.
My crawling underbelly, quenched only by bread,
Fiddles to the tune of my fat’s scarcity swerves.
Or a mocking allele expressed by ravaged chemistry,
Tangled in miserable knots, escapes my bosoms:
Falling down towards Earth by the shortest path.’”

– I love it, Stefan.

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  1. Circumcision negatively affects male genitalia far more than plastics. It is sexual assault. Just say no.

    1. I agree!!!
      It is child abuse. It must be stopped. Who knows how much PTSD infants carry with them for the rest of their loves because of this barbaric practice?

  2. Guess what? If you dig into the nutrition info in the method section, the “cereal and milk” spiking glucose is actually cereal, raisins (30+ grams of sugar per serving) and what is likely nonfat milk (2.5 total fat content in the entire meal).

    I would imagine it’s not primarily the cornflakes spiking blood sugar, but a hefty serving of dried fruit with no added fat to slow down the sugar digestion.

    It’s all in the details with these studies. Purposefully deceptive.

  3. Loved Elle’s interview with Jezlan…really powerful. And cannot wait to try the salmon BLT cobb salad…so many of my favorite things rolled into one!

  4. Wouldn’t “late dinners increase breast cancer risk” be more appropriately summed up as “late dinners are associated with increased breast cancer risk”? I just read the abstract, but I didn’t see where the study established causality. Really interesting study, though! Gotta go get dinner on the table.

  5. There are so many problems associated with late dinners. Indigestion, bad sleep, and now an increased risk of breast cancer. When will we finally realize that early time-restricted feeding (eTRF, a form of intermittent fasting in which your feeding window opens in the morning and closes early in the evening) is the best dietary pattern for most of us?

  6. 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.