Weekend Link Love – Edition 295

Weekend Link LoveJordan Reasoner and Steven Wright of SolvingLeakyGut.com ?and authors of the book Surviving to Thriving are holding the second and final free webinar on how to heal leaky gut this coming Tuesday night, May 13, at 9 pm EDT. Register here to attend.

The Reversing Diabetes World Summit is on through May 16, so there’s still time to register and get six days of presentations for free.

Episode #18 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. I continue the thread from last week’s discussion of human performance by exploring the realities, controversies, and motivations behind the use of performance enhancing drugs. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let me know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar!

Research of the Week

Kids who play 5-10 hours outdoors each week are more likely to report having a spiritual connection to nature. Imagine what’d happen if everyone spent most of their time outside.

Average lifespan shot up in Europe following the Black Death, suggesting that the plague may have been a natural selection event that weeded out the less healthy and selected for the more robust.

Low-dose psilocybin inhibits the processing of negative emotions like anxiety and fear in the brain, a finding that could have clinical significance for depressed patients with excessive and debilitating processing of these negative emotions.

Experienced meditators can consciously control their sympathetic nervous system and immune response.

CLA-enriched dairy fat (also known as grass-fed butter in some circles) improves the metabolic profile of healthy young adults.

Interesting Blog Posts

The doctor who coined the term RICE (rest, ice, compress, elevate) back in the late 70s now recommends that injuries instead be treated with MCE (move, compress, elevate).

Why red meat might appear to be unhealthy in studies.

Why fear of saturated fat is so hard to shake.

Media, Schmedia

If it was directed to MDA readers, the article would be called “Everything you know about fat is right.”

The new “eat the whole animal” trend in high-end dining has a problem: many diners just want steak.

Everything Else

Vampire mice (sorta).

Should women be taking so many statins?

The lunch break is dying in America.

Pricier food tastes better, or at least we think it does. Is there a difference?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 11 – May 17)

Comment of the Week

I don’t have intestines. Just a sieve.

– That doesn’t sound very healthy.

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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