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

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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