Weekend Link Love – Edition 214

Research of the Week

The best playground is the one nature provided, new research is suggesting. Amen.

Rats whose grandmothers smoked (er, received a nicotine dose) during their pregnancy were at a higher risk of having asthma, even though their parents did not receive any nicotine. Epigenetics – powerful stuff, eh?

Interesting Blog Posts

Frank Forencich makes the case for “wicked smarts” in a complex world fraught with wicked problems.

The Whole 9 crew talks about a largely unknown, if not uncommon, disorder: stress addiction.

Media, Schmedia

The videos from Ancestral Health Symposium 2012 are beginning to roll out. Be sure to keep checking for new arrivals in the coming weeks.

Gary Taubes recently did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. Though it’s too late to ask questions and receive answers from the man, you can see what others asked and how he answered.

Everything Else

For the past few weeks, Coconut Chocolate Primal Fuel has been out of stock due to high demand. If you were waiting for its return to order, it’s now available. To anyone who ordered in the past few weeks, your shipment is on its way!

Imagine how far along we’d be if we time traveled back to the time of Lucy and dropped off a case of these.

I haven’t read it, but if Stefani Ruper‘s past work on women’s issues is any indication, I’d expect PCOS Unlocked: The Manual to be extremely helpful.

Because regardless of how Primal we may be, we still want to smell nice: Primal Pit Paste.

Recipe Corner

  • Twice-baked roasted butternut squash purée: because roasting and then baking just once simply isn’t sufficient.
  • For a nice change of pace from the usual holiday fare, how about trying some paleo pumpkin chili?

Time Capsule

One year ago (November 4 – November 10)

Email of the Week

Greetings Mark,

Decided to get into the fall spirit with a pumpkin carving. I look forward to spreading the word to curious trick or treaters this year – here’s to hoping my investment of 85% dark chocolate is worth it!


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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