Weekend Link Love – Edition 304

Weekend Link LovePaleo Girl author Leslie Klenke has a big giveaway going on, wherein you have a chance to win copies of Paleo Girl, Primal Fuel, gift certificates to PrimalBlueprint.com and a few other prize items. It ends on July 17. Check it out.

Research of the Week

Just a square or two of 75% dark chocolate a day was enough to improve vascular function in healthy individuals.

Almonds improve endurance exercise performance.

To animals with faster metabolisms, time appears to pass more slowly. Maybe that’s why my dog was really pushing to see the high-frame rate version of The Hobbit.

Interrupted sleep may be as bad for you as no sleep.

C-sections have epigenetic effects on babies’ DNA via an interesting pathway: hormesis. Though c-sections are less stressful for the fetus than vaginal births, early life stress is crucial for activating fetal defense mechanisms that prepare the baby for life outside the womb.

Interesting Blog Posts

Corn flakes may be certified gluten-free, but they still contain a creepy legacy of sexual repression and anti-masturbation indoctrination.

A conventional cardiologist takes a skeptical look at statins.

Is natural bodybuilding a form of (reversible) castration?

Media, Schmedia

I like Vice’s take on the prospect of calorie-counting appliances.

Everything Else

Don’t forget to register for the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium, coming to Berkeley, CA this August 7-9. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this year, but that shouldn’t stop you.

Take a dog to your next job interview.

It’s becoming pretty clear that pesticides are affecting bees. This time, it’s impairing their ability to forage (and thus pollinate).

Is the universe at risk of a vitamin D deficiency? (Probably not, but I couldn’t resist. Besides, everyone knows the universe supplements with D3.)

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (July 13 – July 19)

Comment of the Week

Genetic testing of the so called yeti fur yielded nothing out of the ordinary…
OH WAIT. Except for the probable previously unknown himalayan bear species with at least some genetic input from a long-extinct set of polar bears. As in, a large predatory mammal species in a populated area that remains undescribed by modern science.

– Yup. It was still a pretty big deal.

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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