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Weekend Link Love – Edition 299

I am an investor in an exciting new gym in West Los Angeles called Sirens and Titans. I will be giving a talk there on performance and ideal body composition on Sunday, June 22. It’s limited to 60 participants. I’ll give my talk and then it will be followed immediately by a HIIT workout that anyone can do…on the VersaClimber. Learn more here [1] and get your tickets here [2].

The South Asian Health Solution, the first book to provide an ancestral health-based wellness plan culturally tailored for those of South Asian ancestry, can now be had in audiobook format [3]. Listen at your leisure!

Leslie Klenke’s Paleo Girl is due for official release on June 10th. Leslie recently hung out [4] with Sam Feltham of Smash the Fat fame to talk about her book, a sort of “junior version” of The Primal Blueprint designed for teen girls. If you know someone who fits that description, they need this book. Check back here on MDA on the 10th for more details and giveaways.

Episode #22 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast [5] is now live, and I’m answering reader questions. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let us know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar!

Research of the Week

Blue light exposure at night increases hunger [6], induces insulin resistance, and keeps you awake.

Note takers who use laptops tend to transcribe lectures verbatim and subsequently perform worse [7] than pen-and-paper users on tests about the material.

So it turns out that Hadza hunter gatherers do expend more energy [8] than sedentary Westerners.

Added sugar from liquids [9], but not solids, is associated with insulin resistance and disrupted glucose homeostasis in kids.

A single night of sleep deprivation blunts the normal morning decrease [10] of a pro-Alzheimer’s brain protein.

Interesting Blog Posts

Higher potency statins are linked to higher incidences of diabetes. Another winner [11] from Dr. Briffa.

Applying evolutionary principles to gardening [12].

Media, Schmedia

A NY Times columnist visits Colorado to sample the local fare and bites off more than she can chew [13].

Monsanto isn’t very pleased [14] with Vermont’s new GMO label law.

Another doctor questions [15] the “statins for all” orthodoxy. I’m sure he’ll be savaged for it in the coming days.

Everything Else

President Obama works out [16] in a Polish hotel gym. Nice to see he avoided the Smith Machine.

Dr. Aaron Blaisdell (a good friend of mine) sat down [17] at the Not Just Paleo podcast to talk about chimp strength, the effect of stress on the brain, and happiness.

Turns out that everyone loves the running wheel [18].

What and how much do people eat around the world? Photographic evidence [19].

Washington DC is feeding the homeless [20] by culling deer and serving them up.

Whales sure do know how to play [21].

Dogs, too. This video [22] might represent the purest vision of unbridled joy.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (June 8 – June 14)

Comment of the Week

I remember eating milky ways in my back yard…

I’m pretty sure that’s not what Nocona had in mind… [27]