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Weekend Link Love – Edition 277

Todd Dosenberry’s put together another insane special offer [1]. It’s an $887 package that includes 52 eBooks, 23 discounts (including one for PrimalBlueprint.com [2]) and more. It’s just 39 bucks. The offer expires on Jan. 6, 11:59 PM EST, so act fast if you’re interested.

Research of the Week

According to new research [3], a genetic variant associated with a greater risk of type 2 diabetes comes from Neanderthals.

It was recently reported that resveratrol inhibits the benefits of exercise in older people, but those results have just been refuted [4].

Interesting Blog Posts

Did Anderson Silva break his leg because of an undiagnosed vitamin D deficiency [5]? Interesting hypothesis, but there’s no real evidence.

File this under “Avoid stupid mistakes”: dialing a cell phone is the most dangerous thing you can do while driving [6].

Media, Schmedia

Costco’s magazine, Costco Connection, is running a really well-done piece [7] on Primal/paleo eating.

The World Health Organization is planning to cut its sugar recommendations in half [8] to no more than 5% of your daily calories. I’m just surprised they were recommending 10%, which is higher than I was expecting.

Everything Else

It seems other animals of high intelligence also enjoy altered states of consciousness; dolphins “deliberately get high [9]” on puffer fish toxins, employing a “chew chew pass” protocol.

Aeon Magazine thinks we should be excited about the eventual “optimization” of sleep by science [10], suggesting that our need for around 8 hours a night is the “greatest mistake the evolutionary process ever made.” I’m not so sure. Even if it were possible to cut sleep and maintain our mental edge, there’s a lot more to sleep than just alertness. And would that really translate into more free time, or just longer workdays?

How Primal has your day been? How Primal was it yesterday? Did you get good sleep, some sun, eat well, and lift something heavy? How about last week? Primal Days [11], the new habit tracker app for iPhone and iPad, helps you keep tabs on your Primalness by tracking your Primal/paleo activities by day, week, and month. Developed by an MDA reader, you can download it today for free [12].

If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out Cereal Killers [13]a movie with the tagline “Let fat be thy medicine.”

Nom Nom Paleo’s new cookbook is fantastic, if you haven’t given it a look. Go grab a copy [14].

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 5 – Jan 12)

Comment of the Week

Do you mean me? If so, I contend that though I fire off lots of my thoughts amusing myself and in an attempt to amuse others that may not be applicable to your primal life, I have certainly contributed to this blog and I am about as primal as pond scum. I’ve eaten roadkill raw, as well as living things for example.

I love Animanarchy [19] so, so much.