Weekend Link Love – Edition 187

For you safe starch fans (or those who want to learn how to incorporate them in their diets), Sweet Potato Power is a fantastic guide to our favorite tuber.

Aussies – got plans May 12 and 13? You do now. Longtime reader and friend of the blog Suz has assembled leading Paleo and Primal experts from your neck of the globe, including That Paleo Guy Jamie Scott, Dr. Anastasia Boulais, Julianne Taylor, and Dr. Ron Ehrlich, to bring you the first annual Australian Paleo Weekend. Pick up your tickets before they run out. (Kiwis welcome, too).

How vegetable oils replaced animal fats in the American diet.

A recent study suggests that humanity’s meat-eating allowed us to wean earlier and helped make our considerable evolutionary success possible. The study’s author is, of course, quick to iterate that this “says nothing about what we should or should not eat today in order to have a good diet.” Whew! Close call!

Avoiding carcinogens used to be easy. You’d quit smoking, move away from the coal plant, switch out the lead paint and asbestos in your house, stuff like that. But how do you avoid light pollution?

12 experts’ top five desert island exercises, parts one and two.

Maybe don’t drink 8 liters of Coke a day. Just saying.

The candy and the antidote.

Recipe Corner

  • If you’re having trouble getting enough greens in your diet, try them in smoothie form. And who doesn’t love a blog post written by an anthropomorphized smoothie?
  • Sardines with mustard, fennel, and dill. Simple, satisfying, smelly.

Time Capsule

One year ago (April 29 – May 5)

Comment of the Week

That is one happy kitty.

Indeed, Nionvox. Unfortunately, the happy kitty wasn’t available for belly scratches.

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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