November 23 2018

Weekly Link Love — Edition 4

By Mark Sisson
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Research of the Week

Your mother’s immune system had some serious negotiating skills.

Researchers laying the groundwork for a meat tax.

The latest NuSi study finds that low-carb diets increase energy expenditure.

Among Chinese seniors living in an elderly community, higher LDL predicts lower rates of dementia.

Eating organic linked to less cancer.

How sleep loss tanks memory.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 290: Holly Perkins: Host Elle Russ chats with strength coach Holly Perkins.

Episode 291: Tania Teschke: Host Brad Kearns chats with Bordeaux Kitchen author Tania Teschke about healthy eating and parenting.

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

Are dog DNA tests ready for prime time?

Ex-Facebook exec testing mini MRIs on animals.

Sociologist goes back to school to learn genetics to disprove “nature over nurture,” ends up confirming it.

Interesting Blog Posts

Both Neanderthals and humans were about equally prone to head injuries.

How Alberta beat the rats.

Social Notes

Men’s Health has good taste in mayo.

And in cookbooks.

Everything Else

And you thought 2018 was bad.

Google pulls the plug on its glucose-monitoring “smart lens” they’d been working on since 2014.

Gut bacteria in our brains.

IQ tests for embryos.

The first time I’ve ever run this deal… Don’t miss the chance to grab a free bottle of Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil with your purchase of a Build-Your-Own 4-Pack of Dressings.

Plus, want free steak?? ButcherBox is running their hottest offer of the year. New members will receive $75 worth of free steaks (2 ribeyes, 2 NY Strips, 2 Filet Mignons) in their first box. Guys, their stuff is unbeatable….

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

GoFundMe I’m happy to share with the Primal audience: Buy Ranch Direct Fire Relief. The good folks at Buy Ranch Direct, a community of family-owned and -operated grass-fed beef ranches in California, lost their warehouse this fall in an electrical fire. They’re in the process of rebuilding, but insurance isn’t covering most of the loss.

Podcast I enjoyed: Freakonomics on open offices.

Article I found interesting: What schizophrenia can teach us about pleasure.

I certainly hope it works (without side effects): Scientists hope to block the molecule that accelerates the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria.

I can’t help but admire the entrepreneurial spirit, I just hope it doesn’t become standard: Air quality is so bad that San Francisco Uber drivers are selling masks to customers.

This is a powerful story: How winning the nation’s “best cheeseburger” caused a Portland burger joint to close down.

Question I’m Asking

With Google stopping development of its glucose-monitoring lens and all the other failures and dubious advancements, tech is realizing that biology’s a hard nut to crack. Do you think technology will ever figure out human biology and vault us into sci-fi territory?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 11– Nov 17)

Comment of the Week

“When you’re a gardener, a home is much more than just a place to keep your stuff. My husband and I are finally enjoying fruit from trees that we planted 5 years ago and have cared for since. In just the past few months alone, we have put in hundreds of hours of work wheelbarrowing woodchips to the backyard in preparation for a permaculture food-forest. I’m in Santa Rosa, CA, where we had the Tubb’s fire raging within a quarter-mile in October 2017. I feel very thankful to still have my home and garden.”

– Glad to hear you made it, Naomi.

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  1. I have Crohn’s Disease and wasn’t diagnosed until my youngest was weaned. It calmed during each pregnancy thanks to the baby-protecting immune suppression.

  2. I find that NuSi study quite interesting. Although I can see that the “low carb” diet macro ratio is not keto, I wonder how it relates to ketosis, being metabolically efficient & whether increased energy expenditure is a good thing…

  3. Do you think there is a market for paleo supermarkets? Not just what is on the shelves, but maybe we could chase vac-packed protein up and down the aisles, dragged on long bits of string. Or anybody who wants fish would have to sit at the freezer, watching a very fast suschi bar belt, and a packet of fish only passes once ever 20 minutes that they have to be awake enough to grab before it passes to the next person in the queue. I wonder if the requirements of concentration and exertion might improve our nutrient absorption and dopamine sensitivity….. There could even be cooperative hunting where your neigbour chases that vac-pack up one aisle while you wait to ambush it. What d’ya reckon?

    1. Sorry if this is too unrelated to this page. I really just wanted to say thanks for the years of common sense wisdom that makes this as close to a home on the web as i might find.

      1. How about trees in store too, with various fruits in, that you’d have to climb and then dextrously fiddle around with to get in your basket?

  4. I started a petition to try to get heirloom apple trees and other edible stuff (like peach, pear, and cherry trees) planted in parks around the area I live in but there’s only seven signatures so far.. What’s wrong with everyone else on my Facebook friends list?!
    I tried to get them to post it on a library page and a health food store page too but no such luck having either of them approve the post. I can understand the health food store people not wanting to support it. It would mean less business for them. I’ve been to that store a bunch of times and they try to rip people off. (Nutrition Plus, Barrie, Ontario). For example I went in with a friend and she asked about vitamin D pills and the guy that runs the place points out the most expensive bottle, I’m pretty sure. I convinced her in front of him that it wasn’t worth it and she should be eating cold water fatty fish instead. He didn’t look too happy. I think he’s also the one who called police on me for picking up a half-can of beer and dumping it out on the edge of the parking lot because I collect empties.