Weekend Link Love – Edition 286

Weekend Link LoveIn case you missed the big news, we released a new book last week: The South Asian Health Solution. Order a copy by Wednesday to get a free gift and a chance to win a one-on-one consultation with author Dr. Ronesh Sinha. Learn all the details here.

Episode #9 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. This time, we’re joined by Steve Levine, a regular guy who’s been doing the ancestral health thing for almost a decade. Steve explains how he incorporates Primal health practices into everyday life – to great effect.

I recently sat down (well, actually we were both standing) with Dave Asprey of the Bulletproof Executive to talk about epigenetics, the gut biome, arthritis, and tons more. Give it a listen!

Research of the Week

Fish oil may be an effective treatment for depression, but it’s the EPA that seems to work the best, while DHA only delays onset of depression.

Why you don’t skip leg day.

Using treadmill desks promotes creativity and increases productivity.

Sprouting garlic contains more antioxidants than regular garlic.

A combination of high red meat intake and weight lifting promotes strength and cognitive gains in seniors. Duh.

The evidence that we need carbohydrates to promote protein muscle synthesis following resistance training simply isn’t there, a new review finds.

Interesting Blog Posts

How much weight are you actually pushing when you do pushups?

Staying paleo when you’re in Korea is actually very doable.

Media, Schmedia

The season of your birth may have had lasting effects on your brain.

Doctors’ number one source for medical information is Wikipedia.

I suppose it’s possible that the spear tip-shaped puncture wound in the vertebrae of a woolly mammoth fossil was a spontaneous, natural occurrence and our ancestors spent their days making snowmen and eating salads, but I doubt it.

The consequences of replacing dietary saturated fat with carbohydrate or omega-6 polyunsaturated fats.

Everything Else

My friend Sami Inkinen felt that kicking ass at Ironman Hawaii on a low carb diet last October just wasn’t challenging enough, so he and his wife Meredith are planning to row across the Pacific! Check out their story here.

Denise Minger offers her take on the latest high-protein diet study scare with Why I’m Not Dismissing the Latest “Animal Protein is Bad” Study (But Not Losing Sleep Over It, Either). Check back tomorrow for mine.

Of course there are anthropologists dedicated to studying the wiping habits of ancient humans.

Why is usage of psychedelics higher among extreme athletes (PDF)?

In case you guys needed another reason not to eat fast food, here are thirty of them.

Music can change the taste of foods.

A woman has invented a way to run 30 lab tests using a single drop of blood for a fraction of the normal price. Amazing.

Stephen Schlepmo introduces you to the exciting sport of speed golf.

Recipe Corner

  • Savory baked… apples? Yes. Go ahead and try it and you’ll have to swallow that scoff.
  • You say you love Indian food, but have you ever tried keema?

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 10 – Mar 16)

Comment of the Week

That’s exactly what I thought, I was thinking Mark was going to tell us to give up injecting and trying a more primal approach to illegal drug taking!

– I realized that as I was writing the title, reconsidered it, but ultimately left it in. Maybe I knew I’d get a good comment of the week out of 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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