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January 03, 2016

Weekend Link Love – Edition 381

By Mark Sisson

Weekend Link LovePRIMAL KITCHEN™ Salad Dressings have landed! Get a free bottle of my new Greek Vinaigrette from Thrive Market while supplies last.

Research of the Week

Mindfulness meditation increases activation of brain areas linked to focus and reduces activation of areas linked to mind wandering.

Low-dose ketamine is effective against depression.

Watching yourself eat junk food could dissuade you from eating it ever again.

Fish oil may convince fat cells to burn, not store, fat.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 100: Cindy Barbieri: Host Elle Russ hangs with Cindy Barbieri, a talented paleo cook who’s managed to crack the code of Primal-friendly Italian food. If you miss some of your old Italian favorites, this episode is for you.

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

How dogs age.

A beginner’s guide to FODMAPs.

How, specifically, does the body fall apart?

Media, Schmedia

In Copenhagen, “cars cost 57 cents per kilometer while bikes come in at 9 cents per kilometer.”

Yet another danger of hyperconnectedness.

Big Pharma to target gut microbes.

Frequent business travel is bad for health (and marriage, and happiness).

Everything Else

Apple spurs further innovation.

The new Airbus carbon fiber plane uses special cabin LED lights to entrain passengers’ circadian rhythms and combat jet lag before it hits.

A spoonful of butter works much better, in my experience.

A big idea, for sure, but haven’t I heard this somewhere before?

Which food producers are giving their animals antibiotics?

The fine, delicious line between burnt and burned.

There’s a cool evolutionary health symposium coming to UC San Francisco February 27 featuring folks like Chris Kresser, Chris Masterjohn, Robb Wolf, Michelle Tam (of Nom Nom Paleo), and Stephan Guyenet. Tickets are available now.

MMA officials have proposed new regulations to reduce extreme (and dangerous) weight cutting.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 5 – Jan 11)

Comment of the Week

Added another “curry” to my like list.

– Me too, Paleo Bon Rurgundy, though I find the meat a bit stringy.

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1 year 7 months ago

If anybody is looking to get started with meditation, there are two apps that I have found helpful – check out Calm or Headspace. Both have free versions.

Groktimus Primal
1 year 7 months ago

Apparently I read ahead regarding which body parts fail first.

Helen Edgeworth
1 year 7 months ago

Thank you so much for linking to my parody song! 😀

1 year 7 months ago

I liked it so much, I shared it to facebook.

Helen Edgeworth
1 year 7 months ago

Thank you!

1 year 7 months ago

Thank you for linking to my blog post on ‘which part of the human body wears out’! The funny thing is that I casually checked my stats on my blog and I thought my website got hacked or something from all this flow of viewers :))

1 year 7 months ago

Mma dealing with dehydration finally! The whole cutting weight is not healthy and not as beneficial as they think. I know of a amateur boxer who never bothered with it, even wearing jeans and t-shirt at weigh in. He won most fights , did not have to deal with dehydration, and felt good before fights. They should weigh in 15 mins before fight, that way they are at their real weight. Thanks Mark:-)

1 year 7 months ago

“Big Pharma to target gut microbes.”

What could possibly go wrong with that? 🙂

Olivia Lively
1 year 7 months ago

Wow, such brilliant information, thank you! The consumer report on meat and antibiotics is very informative. Bit worried about ‘carbon fibre’ planes, but the idea of changing their lighting helps with jetlag just shows the impact artificial light is having on us.

And a great article on FODMAPS, more people should be aware of. Also loving the ‘doggie’ post and their photos. Wonderful!

1 year 7 months ago

Regarding the drug for heart health, it’s a very interesting article and good to see the big companies are starting to understand the microbiome. BUT… right in the article it says that the compound they want to produce as a drug to help with heart disease is found in red wine, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar, so why not just eat more of these–which have for a while been recommended for heart health. Hmmmm….. (perhaps the answer to why the Meditteranean diet is so healthy.)