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28 Feb

Weekend Link Love – Edition 389

Weekend Link LovePRIMAL KITCHEN™ Dark Chocolate Almond Bars are now available. They’re delicious. They’re healthful. And you can get a free 6-Pack of them from Thrive Market while supplies last. No joke.

My buddy and co-author Brad Kearns recently appeared on KCRA Sacramento to talk about Primal Endurance and fat-burning versus sugar-burning.

Research of the Week

The human equivalent of 17-18 eggs per day cures diabetic rats.

Not all drops of blood are identical.

A mix of interval and traditional endurance training boosts strength and size gains from strength training.

According to a new RCT, AlphaBrain (Joe Rogan’s nootropic) works.

Drinking coffee before a workout increases work capacity more than taking an equivalent dose of caffeine.

Yes, strength training still works for both men and women.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

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Episode 108: Dave Dollé: Host Brad Kearns sits down with Fruit Belly co-author Dave Dollé to discuss his current projects, his extensive background, how he manages to run two training facilities, and his tactics for keeping clients motivated.

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.

Interesting Blog Posts

How to protect your mitochondria from oxidative damage? Eat more MUFA and less linoleic acid.

A long, good read about how ancient genetic data gives us a new way to explore the past.

More problems with that “paleo diet fattening for diabetics” study.

Media, Schmedia

On love’s brutal, beautiful origins.

Everything Else

My buddy Todd Kuslikis has recently launched a new site called RallyAll that conducts group training classes over the web. If you want the community and accountability of a group workout setting from the comfort of your own home, give it a shot.

Ever want to grow sprouts, microgreens, and mushrooms on your kitchen counter? Consider giving a few bucks to this guy’s Indie GoGo campaign.

I like to think I’d do the same.

Babies are more capable than we think.

How to make a pocket grill.

The only way to stop an Asian giant hornet from beheading all your colony-mates is to smother it with love.

Peter Gray on self-directed learning.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 2 – Mar 8)

Comment of the Week

You know what makes me angry? Conventional Wisdom. But I’ll follow your tips and not get too angry about it. Because that’ll give me high blood pressure (aka poorer health) and CW would still be sticking it to me! Hahaha.

– It’s a vicious cycle indeed.

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 frequently eat soup for breakfast, particularly in the wintertime. Very nutritious and comforting. I usually have homemade beef or chicken stock on hand. It’s pretty easy to heat the stock (or broth) and add a variety of veggies, fresh herbs, sliced mushrooms, or leftover meat. You can also add raw, shaved beef and let it cook in the hot broth, pho-style.

    Shary wrote on February 28th, 2016
  2. It warms my heart to know that coffee continues to reap benefits. I’ll drink to that!

    Jeff Pickett wrote on February 28th, 2016
  3. AlphaBrain is an excellent supplement; I’ve been taking it close to three years now. I’m glad to see that more and more studies and validating this product, because I can sure tell the difference!

    Karrington Moudry-Cooper, CNC wrote on February 28th, 2016
  4. Why is it so hard for humans to believe other animals experience emotions? Why wouldn’t they? Just because they don’t buy Hallmark cards and write love songs does not mean other animals don’t have that capacity.

    KariVery wrote on February 28th, 2016
  5. Coffee, eggs and bone broth ‘the perfect breakfast’!!!Thanks Mark

    paul wrote on February 28th, 2016
  6. As far as the study on the origins of love is concerned: I find it interesting that they discuss a lot about Primates and Chimps in relation to infanticide, but make no mention of Bonobos. Considering that Bonobos rarely, if at all, commit infanticide, It kind of throws a monkey wrench (pun intended) in their overall theory. Interesting read though…

    Karrington Moudry-Cooper, CNC wrote on February 28th, 2016
    • The article had this to say about bonobos:

      “Other species found different solutions, which is why not all primates are monogamous. For instance, chimps and bonobos minimise the risk of infanticide by being highly promiscuous. The males do not kill babies because they do not know which are theirs.”

      Anonymous wrote on February 28th, 2016
      • Thanks, I didn’t even catch that the first go around. It looks like they included the Monkey Wrench :)

        Karrington Moudry-Cooper, CNC wrote on February 29th, 2016
  7. Indeed, I too would like to think I would help a drowning companion instead of going for the chocolate. A very close call…

    Noconago wrote on February 28th, 2016
  8. I’d also have to opt for saving the drowning friend first – it’d be too hard for me to have to try to swim with my mouth stuffed full of chocolate———

    PrimalGrandma wrote on February 28th, 2016
  9. Breakfast soup? And the first one listed was summer squash soup with canned salmon and asparagus. Uh, I think I’ll stick with eggs, thanks.

    WrenX wrote on February 28th, 2016
  10. “A mix of interval and traditional endurance training boosts strength and size gains from strength training.”
    So what you’re saying is that mixing up the kinds of movement you do is more beneficial than just sticking to one type?
    Well who’d have thought? Oh wait yeah right.

    Malin wrote on February 28th, 2016
  11. While I love the idea of babies learning by observing and being allowed to attempt tasks that people typically think they’re too young to do… watching that baby walk around with that giant knife made me super nervous!!!

    Amber wrote on February 29th, 2016
  12. I’ve been eating at least 12 eggs a day (sometimes up to 18) for a few years now and my health is great. It’s always funny when people tell me I’m basically killing myself, even though I’m in better shape than they are… I wonder if the rats in that study face the same levels of peer pressure and criticism…

    Colin wrote on March 4th, 2016

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