Weekend Link Love – Edition 305

Weekend Link LoveEpisode #28 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live, and it’s an essay by yours truly. If you’ve ever wanted to hear a scathing critique of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night from a postcolonial essentialist-tinged third wave feminist perspective, now’s your chance. Actually, it’s an essay laying out the case against cardio. If you have any questions for future podcasts, please let me know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar!

A new Primal Blueprint Publishing eBook is available for Amazon Kindle: Picture Real Food. With informative handouts about healthy eating that you can download and send to others and drool-worthy recipes from nutrition experts, it’s a great way to introduce your friends and family to your way of eating.

Research of the Week

When you study actual living and breathing runners who’ve switched to barefoot-style running, the results are overwhelmingly positive.

People prefer the taste of meat from chickens raised on grasshoppers and free range forage.

According to the latest meta-analysis, organic produce tends to have more antioxidants, fewer heavy metals, and far less pesticide residue than conventional produce (PDF). I can’t wait to see how they spin this one.

The case for running over pedestrians in GTA: being bad in a video game can make us more morally sensitive in the real world.

Interesting Blog Posts

Why using elastic bands may be holding back your progress toward an unassisted pullup.

How even the hardest-core of the vegans are still eating and killing animals, written by a former vegan who now hunts deer.

Media, Schmedia

The Active Times digs into the benefits of exercising outdoors, with a little help from a familiar voice.

Just the fact that an outfit like Time Magazine is asking whether calorie counting makes sense or not is a huge step forward.

Everything Else

I was recently interviewed for The Legacy Project. Check it out to read my thoughts on personal integrity, professional success, wealth building, and to learn the best advice I’ve ever received.

I visited the Live to 110 podcast and had a great discussion with Wendy Myers, the host and a fellow Malibu resident, about all things Primal.

The human placenta is perhaps the most remarkable “organ” of all, and there’s a lot we don’t know about it.

For some couples, the nuclear family just doesn’t work. People are increasingly forming multi-family households with friends (not family) to save money, reduce their share of the mortgage, and, unwittingly I’d argue, return to a form of ancestral community living that we miss out on.

Sitting at a table for dozens of hours on end isn’t very Primal, but thanks to a unique food truck that follows Primal principles and services the World Series of Poker with food and personal training, top poker players are healthier than ever.

And just like that, you’ve spent the last half hour watching grizzly bears catch salmon out of an Alaska river. Don’t act like you’re not a little bit jealous, either.

Dr. Ron had a great chat with Jimmy Moore the other day about his experience bringing health and wellness to South Asians living in Silicon Valley.

Recipe Corner

  • Nothing like a steaming hot mug of hamburger on a cold wintry day, is there?
  • This recipe proves that throwing together a bunch of random, high quality stuff you like usually turns out well.

Time Capsule

One year ago (July 20 – July 26)

Comment of the Week

I felt a disturbance in The Force. As if many paid off dieticians just grasped their wallets in pain and threw up a little :)

– I’m a helpless sucker for Star Wars references.

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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