Reaction video channel I’m enjoying: Reactistan. Highlights include rural Pakistani villagers trying donuts and Mexican food for the first time. “This is so sweet. But who knows what it’s made of.” Agreed, my friend.
“Mark asks: ‘what is the point of all these observational studies?’
The point is for researchers to do something. I don’t say that in a cynical way, just in an observational way (har-har). Someone needs to write a thesis, then have a career, etc. The sheer quantity of these studies says more about how many people pursue this career path relative to the fruits of their labor, and less about what high-quality research looks like.
They do have some* potential for good. If we ever find that there’s some weird link between covid and broccoli, (or trans fats and heart disease), it will maybe be inspired by these datasets.”
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.