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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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Weekend Link Love – Edition 440


Turns out that humans display a ton of biological and psychological diversity.

Dogs know when you’re being selfish, and they don’t like it.

Baltic hunter-gatherers developed agriculture without outside influence.

Using alcohol to sleep isn’t such a good idea.

Salmonella may have killed the Aztec empire.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 439


This bacteria links arthritis to Crohn’s disease.

Tobacco use may not be healthy, but some methods of consumption are far worse than others.

Male-type brains linked to higher autism risk in females.

Smokers should switch to vaping.

Not smoking, drinking little or no alcohol, avoiding weight gain, and exercising regularly all reduce cancer risk.

Parkinson’s patients should definitely exercise.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 438


Folks need more vitamin E.

Getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy doesn’t seem to reduce autism risk in your offspring.

We sleep to forget.

Dogs lose weight on low-carb diets, too.

Over 700 genes determine height.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 437


300 cups of coffee is excessive.

More dietary protein, less breast cancer recurrence.

Banking extra sleep before sleep deprivation improves physical performance.

As agriculture spread, dog amylase genes changed to enable more starch consumption. Or was the causation flipped, with farro-hungry Fidos forcing owners to adopt agriculture with sad dog eyes?

Grazing can speed up aging.

But honey, it’s science!”

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 436


True psychopaths aren’t all that bright.

The evolution of short sleep duration in humans may have left us vulnerable to Alzheimer’s.

The link between the gut and hypertension.

Farmed salmon is losing omega-3s.


Episode 152: Dr. Cate Shanahan Part 2: Dr. Cate and host Brad Kearns continue the conversation from last week.

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.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 435


There’s strong evidence that eating foods high in flavonoids can stave off death.

Vitamin B12 toothpaste improves B12 status in vegans. Another option is to put raw beef liver in your socks while you sleep.

Humans were in North America at least 24,000 years ago.

Eating Brazil nuts and drinking green tea improves biomarkers related to colorectal cancer.

Alcohol makes it harder for mice to forget scary memories (imagine what it does for PTSD patients).

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 433


Leg pressing improves balance more than squatting (though both are effective).

Creatine emerges as a novel treatment for Crohn’s disease.

Endurance training trains the brain.

Inuit cold tolerance may have come from the Denisovans.

Broccoli could head off depression.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 432

Research of the Week

The Great Lakes get dumped with 1000 metric tons of plastic each year.

Birds living in variable environments have bigger brains.

Sprint triathletes who switched over to a low-volume, high-intensity running program improved their triathlon performance by increasing muscle power.

Most depressed people never seek help.

Vitamin D helps people with cystic fibrosis.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 431

Research of the Week

Researchers reverse aging in mice and human cells. I’d take an immortal pet mouse. Why not?

Flickering light could help Alzheimer’s patients.

Spanish tapas, circa 1.2 million years ago.

Eccentric training (lowering the weight) increases flexibility by decreasing muscle stiffness and increasing tendon stiffness.

Resistance training in a low-oxygen environment enhances strength gains.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 430

Research of the Week

Researchers found an actual dinosaur tail with real feathers encased in amber.

Tibetan dogs have wolf genes that enable high-altitude living.

Giving coconut oil to heart disease patients as their staple cooking fat is totally safe.

Researchers recommend more testing of diets with low omega-6/omega-3 ratios for bipolar disorder.

Enjoying exercise might be genetic.

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