Weekend Link Love – Edition 228

Weekend Link LoveResearch of the Week

Though most of us think of steaming as a gentler cooking method, a recent study found that steamed salmon had more oxidized cholesterol than pan-fried salmon. However, cooking time may have mattered more than method, since steaming took 12 minutes and frying took just 6.

If you’re gonna do sprint intervals/HIIT with short rest periods, make sure you really rest in between each sprint. Active recovery (where you keep moving during your “rest” periods, albeit at a lower intensity) reduced sprint performance when compared to passive recovery (do nothing; just rest). If you take longer rest periods (100+ seconds), how you recover has no effect.

Interesting Blog Posts

Karen De Coster gives us the scoop on Panera Bread’s “Hidden Menu,” which looks suspiciously familiar.

Is schizophrenia an autoimmune disease?

Media, Schmedia

Thanks to input from Dr. Cate Shanahan and plenty of “pasture-fed beef” and “pasture-fed butter,” the Los Angeles Lakers have seemingly gone Primal. Kobe Bryant specifically credits his newfound focus on diet for much of his continued success on the court.

World-famous and internationally-recognized method actor Ashton Kutcher was recently hospitalized for elevated levels of pancreatic enzymes after following a fruitarian diet in preparation for his role as Steve Jobs.

Everything Else

Suffer from Crohn’s? Know someone who does? Interested in promoting alternative health practices (including ancestral diets) for the resolution of chronic digestive problems? Consider contributing a few bucks to WANTED: Crohn’s End, a new documentary about empowered patients looking for answers outside of standard medical practices that just aren’t working for them.

Got some new apparel up in the Primal Blueprint store: an “In Grok We Trust” keychain and a Grok-embroidered polo shirt. Go check ’em out.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 3 – Feb 9)

Comment of the Week

Your mention of McDonalds reminded me of a comedian I once heard. He said that when he was growing up he associated McDonalds with good feelings and would get a warm & happy feeling every time he saw the golden arches. He did not want his children to grow up like this so ever time they drive by he punches them in the arm. NOTE: I’m not advocating child battery!

That’s genius.

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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