Weekly Link Love — Edition 86

Research of the Week

Ancient Irish elite were largely incestuous.

In a recent study, coronavirus shows up on tons of hospital surfaces but with very low viral loads. Present but not transmissible.

Having a younger blood donor is linked to shorter hospital stays.

“Conservation areas” don’t actually conserve anything.

Losing body fat probably improves cancer resistance.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 429: Rob Mack: Host Elle Russ chats with Rob Mack, an expert on the interplay between happiness and success.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 65: Laura and Erin chat with Jacob Glass about finding and following your passion.

Media, Schmedia

The NBA plans on using OURA rings to track symptoms as they restart the season.

Interesting Blog Posts

Powerful links between vitamin D and COVID19 outcomes.

A topic most people don’t consider: What’s the best watering can?

Social Notes

Is this true?

Regarding setbacks.

Everything Else

The psychobiome knows you. Do you know it?

New rules for travel into Cambodia.

Low-dose hydrogen sulfide for life extension?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Important conclusion: “Whole-fat dairy, unprocessed meat, eggs and dark chocolate are SFA-rich foods with a complex matrix that are not associated with increased risk of CVD. The totality of available evidence does not support further limiting the intake of such foods.”

Interesting idea: The universe running its own simulation.

Paper I liked: More caffeine, more glutathione in your red blood cells.

Result I hope we can pursue further: Psychedelic-assisted therapy appears effective, often moreso than traditional therapy.

Dietary Guideline I can get behind: No added sugars for under 2 year olds.

Question I’m Asking

How are you spending Father’s day?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 14 – Jun 20)

Comment of the Week

“When I was reading, I couldn’t help but think ‘It’s got what plants crave.'”

– Ha, Patrice.

About the Author

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.

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  1. Regarding so-called conservation areas – I strongly recommend a documentary called Banking Nature.

    1. Do you have a link? It leads to a lot of different videos when I google it.

  2. Ha! My wife insists on celebrating Father’s Day. I think the plan is to smoke a brisket on the big green egg.

  3. I’m not sure there’s enough evidence from randomised supplementation trials for the level of enthusiasm given to it. Most of the evidence is based on studies that measured 25OHD levels in the blood. This is not good evidence and is likely to be confounded by lifestyle and other factors.
    Serum levels of 25OHD could well be a marker for underlying levels of inflammation, in the same way as cholesterol.

  4. Speaking of Al Capone, he said, “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.”

  5. Thanks for the Father’s Day piece. As I literally sit in my villa in Tuscany this Father’s Day morning, sipping an espresso gazing out over the pool, towards our olive grove, I had to the chance to reflect and agree that things have turned out pretty well. While I still have homework to help with my three daughters (18,16,13), I’m excited to help to prepare them into becoming independent women in these crazy times we live in. Happy Father’s Day!

  6. Great post on the importance of being a father.
    thank you Mark I’m enjoying receiving your wkly insights and you always manage to offer meaningful and great thoughts, and its refreshing.

  7. Happy Father’s Day Mark. You can be so proud of your path, success and legacy you have created. Love and light to you

  8. The best of life.. the opportunity to present experiences and perspectives of life designed by oneself.. Highliting a path of integrity, honor, and Nobel causes. And an awareness of human frailty for their ability to make the best choices and live thru the ones that weren’t the best. Strive for a road less traveled!

  9. A grand Fathers Day to you Mark. I think I speak for a vast global tribe of humans whose lives you have remarkably transformed with the courage, drive & passion It took to more or less turn the world of nutrition upside down. I just gave a copy of Primal Blueprint to another friend you will never know yet he will know you. Add that to todays glory & bask in it.

  10. You are a blessed man. I am very happy for your relationship with your children.

  11. Thanks for your message about being a Father!!! Our grandchildren our grown and have children!!!!!! This year we have 4 more great grandchildren to be born in 2020, 2 boys and a set of twin girls!!! That will make a total of 14 Great Grandchildren!!! We live in Wyoming and it was an awesome place to raise our children!!! Happy Father’s day!!!

  12. Father’s day has always been difficult for me. My father was the first one in my family murdered in a suspicious way which led to my refugee status so many years ago. I never got a chance to know him. I gave my stepfather a chance but he didn’t deserve it.

    On father’s day I think about the fact that almost all my close female relatives escaped from the vicious form of Communism practiced in Romania at that time, but only one father and his young son did.

    Women get the sorrow when politics turns violent and men get most of the torture and death. When the death doesn’t come, they get the alcoholism which is just as good as death. Even in the US, when the politics turns violent, it’s the black boys and men who are killed and the women get the sorrow. Mostly. Of course there are exceptions.

    Men get so much put down today. They’re called racist, aggressive, misogynist, etc. But we don’t stop too look at the end result. The all-cause-mortality effect of all this criticism is that, in all our violent politicking, it’s the men who die or are so damaged emotionally that they kill themselves slowly with drink or worse. We really shouldn’t treat men as if they’re expendable pawns in some game of chess.

    I guess what I’m saying is, this Father’s Day with all that’s going on, even if you think racism concerns, and violence concerns are “soft” consider that whichever side you’re on, it’s the men who will end up in jail, as alcoholics, beaten or or dead. Mainly.

    A fairer world means happier lives and longer lives for Dads. I don’t know what my dad did to trigger his death, I’ll never know. Some bureaucrat somewhere decided he wasn’t part of the solution but part of the problem. And I lost a dad. And a group of at least four men gained a traumatic memory of killing him. And many more men gained the traumatic memory of faking his autopsy.

    And 15 years later it was a senseless killing because Communism fell and it was all moot. Or I’m guessing it was? Since we never found the person or the motive, I don’t know. Because others were also killed that way, I don’t know. Please remember your children and don’t waste yourselves on such nonsense, Dads. In theory those men were dads too, they had lives. Did they have any feelings? Were they numbed by drugs? I actually wonder such things.

    Men are wonderfully courageous, but this sort of thing is a complete waste of their glory.

  13. Father’s Day is the day I realize that my house is just plywood, despite the nice hardwood floors and tile.

    The kids teach me that with their thundering little feet running from the kitchen to my bedroom getting my breakfast in bed ready. I pretend to be asleep until they burst in as proud as roosters. And as loud.

    There are finger painted pictures. I already knew that because I had to hose down the paint off the patio yesterday. And scrub down the sidewalk outside my courtyard, before the home owners association saw the well placed children’s hand prints.

    There is a heartfelt card. One of them thanks me for wrestling with them so much.

    And a HUGE Primal breakfast.

    Randy’s doughnuts. OK, maybe not so Primal. I haven’t eaten doughnuts in eight years… It’s Father’s Day. There is no way I’m not going to eat these. My lifestyle isn’t going to make me rude for the most loving idea my kids had for Father’s Day.

    I’ll get back to being Primal Health Coach Dad the next meal. I’m just going to be DAD scarfing down a doughnut for my kid’s amusement right now.

  14. Unless I’ve gotten the wrong end of the stick, psilocybin is related to the migraine drug class triptans, which may explain why they’re so incredibly expensive and so tightly controlled. It’s really ridiculous the way we treat drugs that have been in basically constant use for thousands of years and now suddenly they’re “controlled.” We call out for personal responsibility and then infantilize people by taking responsibility out of the picture. Meanwhile creating fat profits for drug lords. I consider pharmacos only slightly less blameworthy when they price things like triptans at $50-100 per pill. Check the out of pocket price of Zomig. Last I checked it was the most expensive one.

  15. Mark, Thanks much for sharing so many golden nugettsregardin diet. And exercise and a very happy Father’s Day.

  16. Thanks Mark! Agree on all counts – watching my adult “children” make awesome choices in life is perhaps my greatest joy. This year I was able to introduce my 30-year-old son to a more healthy lifestyle (paleo). He has lost over 80lbs and is happier than I’ve seen him in years. Thanks for starting an important discussion on health and wellness.

  17. Thanks, Mark!
    This is how people become rich. They get a excellent e-mail out on Fathers Day. It is called “Walking the Walk!” For me you show how it is done.

  18. Thank you for this wonderful meditation on fatherhood. You’ve just added to the joy and depth of the day. And your children couldn’t have been in better hands! Much joy to you in your new role.

  19. Quote from coronavirus article appears to disagree with WLL conclusion::
    “Bearing in mind that the viral RNA detected in the hospital setting might have been deposited more than two hours previously, we cannot differentiate whether our inability to culture virus from the samples is explained by the low RNA levels or the length of time since deposition or both. It is also possible that virus was infectious but not culturable in the laboratory”.