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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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November 30 2018

Weekly Link Love—Edition 5

By Mark Sisson
10 Comments

Research of the Week

AI can predict heart disease risk from studying an eyeball.

Periodic reminder that bacon protects rats against colon cancer.

100 examples of cognitive decline reversal using diet and lifestyle.

Family dinners work.

Drawing helps memorization more than writing.

Humans may not have killed off the African megafauna after all.

Same-race teachers may help student achievement.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 292: Laura Rupsis and Erin Power: Host Elle Russ chats with Laura and Erin about The Primal Health Coach Program.

Episode 293: Longcuts to a Longer Life, Part 1: You know about shortcuts and hacks. Host Brad Kearns talks about “longcuts,” lifestyle shifts that may take more time but offer longer-lasting benefits.

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.

Media, Schmedia

Man killed by (mostly) uncontacted North Sentinel island tribe he tried to contact.

Tokyo cafe to use robots controlled by remote employees with severe disabilities.

Interesting Blog Posts

Always get a second opinion. And never ignore your gut feeling.

How the modern diet may have initiated an extinction-level event in our guts.

Social Notes

I went on the Wellness Mama podcast to chat about keto, fasting for women and some Instant Pot tips.

Whoever could have imagined that Mark Sisson’s food brand would make a vegan gift list? Or that one of my recipes would be dubbed the “perfect” post-Thanksgiving vegetarian meal?

Everything Else

I’ll eat my hat if this works out.

The North Sentinelese tribe that killed the missionary has a history of forcefully resisting contact dating back to the time when a Brit kidnapped some adults and kids, let the adults die, and dropped the kids back off several weeks later.

Problem solved, folks! Just block sunlight. I’m sure there won’t be any untoward side effects.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Study I’m reading: Vitamin K2 contents of cheeses and other foods.

Article I found interesting: A Vaccine for Depression?

I like the honesty: Ethical vegetarian admits that “the environment” isn’t a valid reason to give up meat.

Another study I’m reading: “A time to fast.

I’m impressed: Great photo editing.

Question I’m Asking

Would a “vaccine for everything”—one proven to safely inoculate all of us from any mental or physical health condition or disease—have any negative second- or third-order effects on society as a whole? Or would it be an unqualified boon?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 24– Nov 30)

Comment of the Week

“Funny! yesterday I was saying to my daughter that I was trying to be like if Francis Mallmann and Mark Sisson had a baby. Living with Mallmann”s lifestyle, but ripped as Sisson!.”

– I’d love to see a Mallmann/Sisson amalgam, Rafael, although I don’t know how realistic a baby would be. I’m a big fan of Mallmann, but not like that.

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  1. When my son was small I would have him draw his notes. He still likes to do that even now that he is 16, however, he does get sidetracked more adding more to the picture that’s outside the “note” area but at least he has good recall. I wish his teachers would be OK with the “note” plus the picture….. maybe they will come around when they see it works better.

  2. “A bacon-based diet appears to protect against carcinogenesis, perhaps because bacon contains 5% NaCl and increased the rats’ water intake.”

    The problems we get into from regarding salt as hedonistic indulgence rather than an essential nutrient!

  3. Such a shame, the sharp, sweet prequel to Ratatouille ‘Caponata’ flopped too.

  4. Thank you for posting the books for 2018 link. Was this purely coincidental or because I asked about it in yesterday’s comments?

  5. Love this new Link Love on Fridays.

    Congrats with the Heinz deal! Good for you.

  6. Are there any adverse side effects to Metformin? It was mentioned in the fasting study.

  7. Your hat sounds tastier than that vegan cotton protein stuff.