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27 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 380

Weekend Link LoveResearch of the Week

The genetic link between physical activity and health.

Scientists can determine how many cats, dogs, men, and women live in a household by analyzing the bacteria content of its dust.

Obesity may be worse than a lack of fitness.

Nine in ten cancers may be caused by lifestyle or environment (as opposed to genes).

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 99: Katy Bowman: Host Brad Kearns sits down with renowned biomechanist Katy Bowman to chat about healthy human movement patterns, the perils of excessive exercise, why exercise can’t replace movement, and why the Don’t Just Sit There movement is gaining so much traction.

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.

Also, be sure to check out and subscribe to the Primal Endurance Podcast.

Interesting Blog Posts

Chipotle’s E. coli crisis.

Arnold’s Christmas challenge to everyone.

Media, Schmedia

Cycling desks: coming to a university library near you.

US News and World Reports covers the no-poo movement and urges us to eat butter and curb sugar over the holidays. What did Bob Dylan say about the times again?

Everything Else

Is your hipster chocolate a total scam?

The planet isn’t getting enough nutritious animal poop.

The current best basketball player in the world just signed a three year endorsement deal with a water filtration system.

What happens when a coastal people become landlocked?

Should you sleep with your pet?

How to avoid being overwhelmed by email.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Dec 29 – Jan 4)

Comment of the Week

So Mark, you are not holding back the Primal movement are you? :)


– I certainly hope not, HealthyGuy!

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. Added another “curry” to my like list.

    Paleo Bon Rurgundy wrote on December 27th, 2015
  2. It doesn’t matter if I WANT to sleep with my pet… if I tried to keep the little prat out of my room my sleep quality would be zero from her scratching and whining. 😀

    Wildrose wrote on December 27th, 2015
  3. What I want to know is can they tell how many cockatoos are living in my house and whether it’s a good idea to sleep with one. (I can answer the second: No. Even though if they had their way they’d do it.)

    Diane wrote on December 27th, 2015
  4. Raaka Chocolate is another bean-to-bar chocolate maker that makes chocolate in Brooklyn without roasting. Their Bourbon Cask Aged 82% is single origin, delicious and has Good Food award to prove it!

    They also make a cane sugar free bar sweetened with Yacon (prebiotic!) for a totally whole food based chocolate. It has a nice bold, fruity/rooty flavor. Like oatmeal raisin cookies dough before you add sugar.

    Michael wrote on December 27th, 2015
  5. I never did “GET” Chipotle’s food, always left a bad taste in my mouth. Give me Baja Fresh if I have to do fast mexican.

    Noconago wrote on December 27th, 2015
  6. “Is your hipster chocolate a total scam?”

    Interesting article, even though I’m not a connoisseur of chocolate and usually prefer other flavors. With apologies to the chocoholics out there, I see chocolate as just another excuse to consume sugar since it’s completely inedible without it. Do people really pay $10 to $12 a bar for that stuff?

    Shary wrote on December 28th, 2015

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