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Weekend Link Love – Edition 290

Next week, I’m speaking at Paleo f(x), along with other paleo/Primal luminaries like Robb Wolf, Chris Kresser, the Hartwigs, Nora Gedgaudas, and dozens more. I’ve got three talks scheduled – two on the 11th and one on the 12th – and you can buy separate tickets to each day, or a full three-day pass. If you can’t make the event, you can stream it [1], live, on your computer or mobile device. Hope to see you there!

Episode #13 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast [2] is now live. Our very own Brad Kearns gives the lowdown on attaining peak performance levels without destroying your health.

Research of the Week

People who get most of their exposure to bright light in the morning have lower body weights [3] than people who get most of their light at night.

According to a recent study [4], folks who eat seven servings of produce a day are the least likely to die, regardless of age. It’s an observational study, so the usual caveats apply.

In pregnant, diabetic, non-obese mice, a gluten-free diet reduces inflammation and risk of diabetes [5] in their offspring.

Some of the health benefits of fish oil pills may be mediated by changes to the gut biome [6].

CDC sodium guidelines are “excessively and unrealistically low,” according to a new study [7].

Interesting Blog Posts

How many of the 100 hardest body weight exercises of all time [8] are you doing?

This is a good tip [9] for doing anything on a consistent basis. Minimum effective dose, anyone?

Media, Schmedia

More and more kids are going on juice cleanses [10], with some juice programs being aimed at 2 year old kids. Babies, basically. I’m sure nothing untoward will come of this trend.

NPR entertains the case [11] for adding some fat back into your diet. How gracious.

A more scholarly response [12] to the “protein will kill you” study from a few weeks back.

Everything Else

Stefani Ruper just released her long-awaited woman’s health book: Sexy by Nature [13]. It’s geared toward any woman interested in “radiant health, life-long sex appeal, and soaring confidence.” Go grab a copy for the lady in your life (even if that’s you!).

The evolutionary function of laughter [14].

A Virginia beer brewer recently brewed beer using yeast found on a 40 million year-old whale fossil [15].

According to some researchers, antibiotics have turned our guts from gardens into battlefields [16]. We should go back to gardening.

This is stupid [17], but I still laughed.

A new diabetes wonder drug [18] makes you piss out sugar, lose weight, increase LDL cholesterol, and get more urinary tract infections. Sounds great! (Wait, aren’t all those things symptoms of untreated type 1 diabetes?)

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 7 – Apr 13)

Comment of the Week

First: When we work on blueprints we find a flat surface to spread them out and work standing over them. It’s a good way to spend more time standing.

Then, the reply:

Sound like a Primal way to work on Blueprints.

Sorry, couldn’t resist…

– That was terrible. Just awful. But I still loved it. Keep up the good work [23].