Weekend Link Love – Edition 282

Weekend Link LoveAll Primal Apparel (except for the new Primal Blueprint beanie) is 50% off for a limited time. Just add the apparel to your cart to see the discount.

Episode #5 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. In it I discuss the role of supplementation in a healthy Primal lifestyle. Check it out and let me know what you think.

If you’re convenient to Newark, Delaware, don’t miss the Primal Blueprint Seminar coming to your area on Feb. 27.

Research of the Week

Regular physical activity “obliterates” some of the deleterious metabolic effects of a high caloric intake.

Turns out sick people do have a certain smell about them.

Third hand smoke, “that rich, burnt oatmeal smell emanating from grandpa’s sweater,” is also dangerous.

Fragmented sleep weakens immunity and promotes (or at least allows) tumor growth in mice.

Statins may be contraindicated in patients with heart failure.

If you’re looking for a mass gain protocol for your liver, low-carb ain’t it.

If you are going to use a protein supplement, better that you pick the most efficient at building or maintaining muscle mass. That’s why I use whey protein isolate in Primal Fuel.

Interesting Blog Posts

A potential toolkit for lowering the risk of cancer, as explained by Peter Attia by way of Tim Ferriss, boils down to reducing the amount of glucose hanging around in your body either by lowering your intake, improving your ability to clear it, or both.

There’s at least one cancer pathology professor who would agree with Peter and Tim’s toolkit.

Yet another good reason to question the validity of observational diet studies: food frequency questionnaires aren’t very accurate.

Seth Roberts gives a very interesting explanation of why the same dose of the same drug can be deadly or benign in the same person, depending on a simple change of venue.

How to be paleo in New York City.

Media, Schmedia

Got a problem with wheat? It may not just be the gluten.

Do we need GMO wheat?

While it’s nice that the media’s reporting on a study showing an association between sugar consumption and mortality, we should be fair and admit that it was merely an observational study that cannot prove causation.

Everything Else

The Dietitians for Professional Integrity – “advocacy group co-founded by 14 dietitians that advocates for the Academy [of Nutrition and Dietetics] to cut its ties to its Big Food partners and sponsors” – recently released their scathing report on the influence the processed food industry holds over the presentations at the nation’s largest nutrition conference.

A building’s architecture helps determine the species of bacteria that live there.

Now that’s what I call a good use for sugar.

My bad.

If we’re serious about preventing cancer, avoiding all that vegetable oil and using animal adipose tissue instead might be a good move, too.

In downtown Miami, archaeologists are unearthing an ancient Tequesta Indian town that dates back to at least 2000 years ago.

The sex of the child, as well as the mother’s economic status, determines the fat content of her breast milk.

Uzbekistan plans on using genetic testing to find future Olympians among the nation’s children.

Recipe Corner

  • Want to try out some gently cooked dishes? Try the venison ragout from The Nourished Caveman. Comes with confessions from a conflicted soul, too, which are always nice.
  • Paleo beet hummus looks fantastic. That color, man.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 10 – Feb 16)

Comment of the Week

Cook it with a flashlight

That’s definitely gentle.

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 more than three decades 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 flavorful and delicious kitchen staples crafted with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils, and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prep mouthwatering meals that fit into your lifestyle.

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