Weekend Link Love – Edition 296

Weekend Link LoveEpisode #19 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live and it features a very special guest: Steve Wright, the leaky gut guy. If you have leaky gut – or think you might – and want to fix it, this podcast is for you.

Speaking of Steve, his excellent Solving Leaky Gut will help you figure out how to fix your gut, improve digestion, and reduce food sensitivities. The deal ends on the 19th (that’s tomorrow), so act fast!

Research of the Week

But I thought a calorie was a calorie was a calorie.

We might not remember things that happened to us as babies because the birth of new brain cells literally erases the memories.

33% of the supposedly non-toxic ingredients in personal care products “significantly affected the potency of human sperm cells” in a new study. Something to think about when you’re slathering up your nether regions.

Amazing crow science that has nothing to do with health or nutrition but remains relevant to this site because wonder is Primal: New Caledonian crows understand water displacement about as well as a 7-year old child.

Roundup-ready soybeans are particularly good at accumulating the herbicide glyphosate.

Interesting Blog Posts

The secret to getting the perfectly peeled hard boiled egg.

It turns out that the California Dietetic Association’s annual convention is catered (and sponsored) by McDonald’s.

A nice take on that protein overfeeding study by Dr. Bill Lagakos.

Media, Schmedia

By now, you’ve probably heard about the Vibram Fivefingers settlement. If you have a pair, are you seeking redress? This guy isn’t. Neither am I.

A new documentary called “Fed Up” asks if all calories are indeed treated equally by the body.

Everything Else

Thomas Edison, a “staunch opponent of sleep,” was kind of crazy.

Sifting through the wheat and chaff of gluten cross-reactivity claims.

The mud pits used in Tough Mudder races might contain more than just mud.

This pic of a single drop of seawater magnified 25 times is just incredible.

Recipe Corner

  • Even if you don’t actually make this dish of poached eggs in a spicy red meat sauce, it’s oddly soothing to say the word “shakshouka.”
  • Don’t ask what “mulligatawny” means. Just make the stew and eat it.

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 18 – May 24)

Comment of the Week

Also, I know that Mark is friends with Tony Horton. Perhaps Mark can chime in with a comment on where he feels Tony might rate on the “nearly human-like humanoid partner” scale…

No comment, Michael!

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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