Weekend Link Love – Edition 242

Research of the Week

Kids whose parents sucked their pacifiers to clean them ended up with fewer allergies, lower rates of eczema and asthma, and lower levels of a blood marker that indicates the presence of allergies. I figure the squeamish among us can still give the same benefits by sucking it after it’s been cleaned by hand.

Up to 40% of all chronic back pain may be caused by a bacterial infection – and could be cured by antibiotics.

Interesting Blog Posts

What causes elevated LDL particle number? Chris Kresser weighs in.

An Amsterdam woman has pledged to document her attempt to live like a cavewoman for 100 days (except for the blogging, photos, and videos, of course). Here are her rules. They’re pretty strict.

Media, Schmedia

“Among endocrinologists, Brown stands almost alone in believing that endurance athletics can induce early onset of a hormonal imbalance called hypothyroidism.”

In some respects, this heeding-the-health-lessons-of-those-who-came-before-us stuff isn’t so new.

Everything Else

Plants are, like, talking to each other, man.

The secret to one 105 year-old woman’s long life? Bacon.

Why parents might want to just leave their kids alone.

Researches have identified 23 “ultraconserved words,” or words that have remained largely unchanged for 15,000 years. One – “thou” – even has cognates that appear in all seven Euroasiatic language families.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 12 – May 18)

Comment of the Week

“In chickens, L-proline induced amnesia, while D-proline did not.”

I’d like to know just how you can tell whether an animal as stupid as a chicken has amnesia.

– Ha! Fair question.

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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