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10 Jan

Weekend Link Love – Edition 382

Weekend Link Love

Help make Mark’s Daily Apple and @primalkitchenfoods shine! Consider nominating us for Paleo Magazine’s Best of 2015 list!

If you could spare just a few moments, here are the categories the Worker Bees and I would like to be nominated for:

Best Blog (General Health/Wellness): Mark’s Daily Apple
Best Podcast (General Health/Wellness): The Primal Blueprint Podcast
Best Paleo Company (Food Related): PRIMAL KITCHEN™
Best New Packaged Product: PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Mayo
Best Thing to Always Have in Your Fridge: PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Mayo
Best Online Program: The Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
Best Book (Fitness Oriented): Primal Endurance
Best Book (General Health/Wellness): Fruit Belly
Best New eBook: The Primal Blueprint Definitive Guide to Troubleshooting Weight Loss
Best New Podcast: Primal Endurance Podcast
Health Hero of the Year: Mark Sisson
Best Paleo Supplement: Primal Probiotics

The nomination period ends today, January 10th, so copy/paste away! And thank you in advance for your votes. It’s very much appreciated.

Follow Primal Blueprint Publishing on Instagram and enter to win one of the 16 giveaways taking place daily from Jan 1-16 in the “16 in ’16 Giveaway!” Prizes include Primal Blueprint Publishing books, Primal Blueprint supplements, and Primal Kitchen products.

The Primal Blueprint audiobook is on sale ($4.95) until 11:59 PM PST tonight at Audible. If you’re an Audible member (or want to become one), check it out!

Research of the Week

For people with advanced illness, quitting statins may be a safe way to save money and improve quality of life.

Wearing blue lenses increases muscular endurance.

The insulin resistance and altered glucose homeostasis seen in shift workers may be caused by disordered light/dark cycles, not sleep deprivation alone.

“It isn’t that callings help you, so much that ignoring a calling hurts you.”

Only total and full-fat dairy intakes are linked to improved cardiometabolic health.

Fasting mice inhibited their acquisition of new fears and reduced anxiety from existing ones.

Heart failure patients are typically placed on low-salt diets, and it may be killing them.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 101: Martin Keen, CEO of Focal Upright Furniture: Host Brad Kearns chats with Martin Keen, CEO of the best functional furniture company in the world. All of Martin’s furniture is designed to optimize human health, performance, and structural soundness. In this podcast, you’ll learn about Focal Upright Furniture‘s office setup (no chairs!), the specific negative effects extended sitting has on our physiology, and how forced sitting may be a way to domesticate otherwise unruly humans.

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

Six seconds is all it takes.

An old Klamath Indian origin story about the creation of Oregon’s Crater Lake got it right.

Saturated fat is bad (if you ignore the raw data).

Old but good advice for anyone looking to declutter their way to abundance for the new year.

Media, Schmedia

The man who quantified himself before it was cool.

Despite a few improvements (eggs/cholesterol non-relationship, no soda for diabetics), the latest USDA dietary guidelines peddles primarily abject nonsense.

How the liver shuts down your sweet tooth.

Bread sales down in Britain.

Everything Else

Common junk foods, deconstructed.

A good overview of the problems with nutrition science, epidemiology, food frequency questionnaires, and calorie counting.

Hardy with a short growing season, millet was the perfect gateway grain for pre-agricultural Asian nomads.

Breathe into this device and find out how much fat you’re burning.

Tom Brady’s got a crazy diet. In other words, it’s a healthy one.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 12 – Jan 18)

Pic of the Week

Photo credit: HealthNation

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. I’ll go vote for you today, Mark. It is my pleasure to be able to give back something of value to you, who has helped me so much over the last two years.

    Monikat wrote on January 10th, 2016
  2. Voted for you today at Paleo Magazine. It’s the least I can do for all the wonderful powerful guidance you have given. You are a health beacon!

    maidel wrote on January 10th, 2016
  3. Cast my votes today and was happy to do it. Your Blog, Podcasts, advice and all you do and offer through your company is much appreciated Mark! Thanks!

    Pop wrote on January 10th, 2016
  4. Food isn’t complicated, products are.

    Jen wrote on January 10th, 2016
  5. I love that Asian Crack Slaw recipe!

    Amber wrote on January 11th, 2016
  6. The deconstructed junk food link reminded me of:

    Brian wrote on January 11th, 2016
  7. Your blog is one of the best sources of information for all things Paleo and more! So well researched. Happy to put some votes in, more people should be aware of it. I always recommend looking at this site. Good, to see you highlighting it as well, so we can ‘give back’ with our votes. Thanks Mark!

    Olivia Lively wrote on January 11th, 2016
  8. I guess you had to be fast because the link says they’re no longer accepting submissions. In any case, thanks for all you’ve done, Mark. I’ve recommended MDA to a lot of people over the last few years because, IMO, this is by far the best all-around health and weight loss site out there. One person (who lost 50+ pounds) told me that Primal/Paleo worked way better than the diet her doctor had her on.

    Shary wrote on January 11th, 2016
  9. Interesting. Just today, I finished reading Meng’s book on Mindfulness meditation and now I click on your link a there’s this guy again. Isn’t that law of attraction in work or what?

    kravinec wrote on January 22nd, 2016

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