Weekly Link Love—Edition 6

Weekly Link Love—Edition 6

Research of the Week

In the healthy elderly, daily aspirin use failed to
disability-free survival while increasing the risk of

Prenatal exposure to PFCS, found in teflon cooking surfaces and
plastics used in food packaging,
may reduce penis size and fertility

Adding powdered mustard seed to your cooked broccoli increases the
amount of sulforaphane you absorb

Whether healthy adults eat high- or low-protein diets
has no effect on their kidney function

12% of American adults
are metabolically healthy.

Every McDonald’s touchscreen researchers tested
had feces on it

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 296:
Maureen Vincenty
: Host Elle Russ chats with health coach
Maureen Vincenty.

Episode 297: Brad’s Keto Tips, Health Mindset, and Reaching Your
: Host Brad Kearns talks about his most recent keto
happenings and personal developments.

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Media, Schmedia

The Chinese scientist who edited human embryos
appears to be missing

Harvard plans to start
gene-editing sperm

Sorry, PETA. On behalf of the gluten-intolerant community, the
only acceptable replacement for “bringing
home the bacon
” is “bringing home the bagels made with a
blend of millet, rice flour, and xanthan gum.”

Reader Question

Mark, thoughts on the new study “Hunter-gatherers as models in
public health.”


Very interesting. I’ll discuss it briefly today, and maybe
later on go into it more in depth.

It hits most of the points I’ve been discussing for years.

Daily activity level is high (over 100 minutes per day of
moderate to vigorous activity), energy expenditure is no higher
than modern people. So they’re moving around a lot at a
slow/moderate pace, but they aren’t chasing “calorie burn.”
It’s the daily, frequent movement you do that matters most, not
the number of calories you burn in order to “earn” that trove
of mongongo nuts or slab of honeycomb.

Calorie density low, micronutrient density high. This is the
opposite of the modern Western diet, which is high in calories and
low in micronutrients.

Carbohydrate content varies, but is always accompanied by high
fiber intake. These guys are eating over 100 grams of fiber, much
of it prebiotic substrate for their gut bacteria, a day on the

Normal lifespan (60-70+ years), assuming they survive childhood
and young adulthood. They’re not “dropping dead at 30” en
masse. Most deaths caused by infection or trauma—two things
modern medicine is great at treating.

There’s much more, but that’s a good overview for now.

Interesting Blog Posts

Deleted from Wikipedia for
questioning the narrative

Everything Else

Blood-delivering drone service
expands across Africa

Modeling the harms, risks, and benefits of various statins for
different populations

food, from food

One season of football
changes the brain scans
of young players.

British doctors will
soon be prescribing
singing, dance, music, and art lessons.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast I enjoyed doing: The Primal Example Podcast, where I

chatted with Joe about the Kraft acquisition

Study I found interesting: How
hunger (for food) and curiosity (for knowledge) occur in the same
brain region

Question to ponder:
Does DNA make us who we are?

Not a bad idea:
Restaurant where kids eat free if parents don’t use their

I’m impressed: Type 1 diabetic
1008 km non-stop bike race.

Question I’m Asking

Does DNA indeed make us who we are? Where does free will fit
into it all?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Dec 1– Dec 7)

Comment of the Week

“It has a well-deserved nickname of ‘MetFartin’.”

‘ is what my buddies and I would do back in high
school on weekend trips down to NYC. Hit the museums, find a
particularly stuffy group of art enthusiasts, and, well….

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Love—Edition 6
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