Weekend Link Love – Edition 307

Weekend Link LoveEpisode #30 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. I read another essay, this time an excerpt from The Primal Connection about the pursuit of Primal thrills – safe (but not too safe), exciting, healthy ways to sate that very human desire for adventure. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let us know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar!

The Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminar is coming to you, West Bloomfield! If you live in Michigan and want to learn more about Primally transforming your life, come join us Thursday, August 7, at 7 PM.

Research of the Week

Former elite athletes are more likely to have osteoarthritis than members of the general population.

As long as you maintain the intensity, varying the exercises you do seems to improve strength development more than sticking with the same movements.

Extra virgin olive oil doesn’t just increase HDL. It increases the quality and protective function of your HDL.

Having lots of skeletal muscle – and using it – upregulates the human “longevity protein.”

Chimps prefer African and Indian rhythms to western or Japanese music, perhaps because the latter remind them of “chimpanzee dominance displays [which] commonly incorporate repeated rhythmic sounds such as stomping, clapping and banging objects.”

Interesting Blog Posts

What your workout choice might say about your social class.

This dentist gets it. Do you?

Media, Schmedia

The American Society for Nutrition, supposedly the home of “the best of nutrition research,” is full of processed food apologists.

Too much medical intervention may not just be useless and costly, it could actually be making us sicker.

Everything Else

The guys from Gibbon Slacklines brought their unique mode of play to the favelas of Brazil and shot a gorgeous video of the reactions. Slacklining might not replace soccer anytime soon, but they really seemed to dig it.

Poop is really important. It’s also kinda funny, but how (and what) we poop tells us a lot about the state of our health. Here’s a free downloadable poster with helpful graphics to teach you and your kids what your poop’s trying to tell you.

If you’re going to run, five minutes a day is enough to show benefits. Hour long slogs are unnecessary.

A paleo pre-teen from 100,000 years ago who suffered severe blunt head trauma and brain damage as a young kid lived to 12 or 13 and was loved enough to receive good care and a ritualized burial. So much for our ancestors being mindless savages.

It’s not like you guys were lining up for Walmart ice cream sandwiches anyway, but this should put you off them even more.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 3 – Aug 9)

Comment of the Week

haaaaaaaaaash broooooooooowns….

– I’m unclear what this comment had to do with the subject at hand, but I support and agree with it nonetheless.

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 more than three decades 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 flavorful and delicious kitchen staples crafted with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils, and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prep mouthwatering meals that fit into your lifestyle.

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