Weekend Link Love – Edition 275

Weekend Link LoveWe’ve got new dates for the Primal Blueprint Luxury Retreat: February 6-9. Space is limited, so get on it!

Have you seen the new book? Death by Food Pyramid is now available, and we’ve got a special offer running through Dec. 31.

Research of the Week

Dogs and babies do mix, at least if you’re interested in preventing asthma and allergies. Results may not apply to those owned by silly people who never let their dogs outside.

It looks like sucralose, the artificial sweetener behind Splenda, is anything but inert and harmless, according to a new review from the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health.

Instead of giving statins to everyone over 50 years to protect their heart, you could just prescribe an apple a day and get comparable results without the muscle pain, rhabdo, cognitive decline and diabetes often caused by the drug.

Interesting Blog Posts

How a fat-adapted endurance athlete wearing minimalist shoes broke a long standing ultra-endurance record while eating a mostly Primal, carb-cycling diet.

Birthday Shoes just reviewed the hottest, newest minimalist shoe currently on the market. Luckily, these won’t sell out.

Speaking of apples, they appear to be a highly underrated fruit on the health front.

Media, Schmedia

Meet Fred Kummerow, the hipster nutrition researcher who was warning everyone about the dangers of trans-fats before it was cool. His formerly unpopular stance now widely accepted, he’s now turned his ire toward industrial seed oils.

Drug-resistant bacteria are present on about half of America’s chicken breasts.

A school in Melbourne is now offering a “standing classroom” where students can stand or sit at height-adjustable desks.

Satire or Serious?

Dump your extra virgin olive oil, folks. Corn oil is way, way better for you. Good to hear. There’s nothing quite like drizzling corn oil over fresh baby greens, beets, and goat cheese with lemon juice, or taking a little sip straight from the bottle when no one’s watching just to swirl those corn sterols around and savor the pleasant lack of depth.

Everything Else

How wearing a mushroom burial suit to your grave can reduce the dissemination of all the industrial and commercial pollution you’ve accumulated throughout life into the environment. Watch the video and whatever you do, don’t become a cannibal.

Something tells me this took more than 10,000 steps.

If you’re gonna chop wood, you better do it right. This is how.

Can sunlight exposure and vitamin D deficiency explain the seemingly inevitable triumph of good over evil in The Hobbit? The only glaring omission I noticed was the failure to control for beards and fur.

When it comes to food cravings, sugar content takes precedence over fat content.

Recipe Corner

  • In case you were wondering what to do with the bottle of fish sauce I convinced you to buy, try Thai beef burgers with smashed avocado as a nice easy introduction.
  • I don’t believe I’ve ever had an Indian dish that featured pork. Here’s one: Boti Gosht.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Dec 22 – Dec 28)

Comment of the Week

The nutritional niche research article was fantastic, and free-to-access!

I especially like this part:

“… the high lipid content of brains including macaque and hominins is also a potential driving force for the crushing of skulls and consumption of brain grey and white matter.”

At last, my hobby has been justified by evolutionary science!

– I appreciated that part, too. What’s your favorite, the grey matter or the white matter? I like grey.

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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