October 14 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 525

By Mark Sisson
9 Comments

Research of the Week

Introducing treadmill workstations to an office resulted in a smaller than expected but still significant increase in total walking time.

Going into a soccer match with mild dehydration causes a big spike in cortisol after the game.

Microscopic flowers of titanium dioxide degrade BPA.

Falling in love has a massive effect on immune gene expression.

Virtual reality can increase exercise tolerance and intensity.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 282: Dr. Michael Ruscio: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Michael Ruscio, a Bay Area specialist in autoimmune, digestive, and thyroid disorders.

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

How ketones aid arteries.

Thanks to genetic testing, “everyone will be potentially identifiable“—even those who never get tested.

Media, Schmedia

Will smaller pizzas stop obesity?

The sad state of nutrition science.

Everything Else

Should you be in bed?

I wonder if robot bees will have stingers.

Something tells me turning up the AC and ditching the free coffee wouldn’t go over very well in the office, no matter how valid the research.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Great news: The American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes both officially approve of low-carb diets.

Phrase I’m digging: “Big Pasta.”

Historical quirk I’ve always loved: The Chinese obsession with mangos during the Cultural Revolution.

Essay I enjoyed: How low-ish carb makes sustainable dieting as easy as breathing.

I’m seeing a lot of “causal” language that I don’t think is warranted (and I’m no fan of sugar): Too much sugar “makes children more violent and more likely to get drunk or smoke.”

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 7 – Oct 13)

Comment of the Week

“Never saw the point of Zero. If I record that I started fasting at 20:00 and ended it at 12:00, Zero calculates that I have fasted for 16 hours.

The same way that my brain does it.”

– Ha, Britalliano. I feel about the same, but I’ve talked to a number of people who really find it helps.

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  1. Speaking of “Big Pasta”, why in the world would anyone by Barilla pasta or any domestic brand of pasta anyway?! If I want pasta I will at least take the time to search out a good, organic, imported Italian brand that tastes good, if nothing else. Americans are amazingly lazy sometimes.

    1. Or make your own noodles. Lots of grainfree alternatives like chestnut and buckwheat flour. I have been experimenting with collagen powder and adding more egg yolks for better texture. Fresh anything is better than boxed anything.

    2. Perhaps because not everyone has the budget for imported Italian pasta?

      1. Reply to Margaret: actually, the pasta I was referring to is only $2.99 for a very dense package, one pound at least, and I think well worth the price. True, that is more than the cheap stuff, but how much is our health worth? Also, as Jack wrote, other alternatives like buckwheat can be quite good.

    3. Because if I’m buying pasta, I’m probably trying to pinch a penny or two. Fancy import is counterproductive, and you still just have a regular noodle with a different name on the box.

      1. To DC: except that it is much better, not “fancy” just better. Don’t see how its counterproductive. It simply is made with non-gmo wheat and not at all expensive. Wheat that isn’t treated with roundup has to be better. The taste tells the story. Mark has even mentioned in past posts how his trips abroad, and eating wheat products there, seem to have a different effect on him.