Weekend Link Love – Edition 308

Weekend Link Love

This guy’s taken it upon himself to record himself doing each of the Primal Blueprint Workouts of the Week. He’s up to number 7 so far.

Research of the Week

A cool (but also depressing) paper explores all the possible ingredients, additives, and accidental contaminants in our food that could be making us fatter.

The more stressed out you are, the longer it’ll take to recover from your workouts.

Among a cohort of women, aged 25-64 and living in southern Sweden, sun avoidance increased the risk of all-cause mortality.

Neonicotinoids really, really hate bees. In new research, the pesticides inhibited the ability of bee mitochondria to generate energy.

Play builds brains.

Interesting Blog Posts

How to undo the damage to your body caused by sitting.

Gardening makes you happy, especially if you get really dirty.

Media, Schmedia

Lebron James has gone low-carb to slim down. If former teammate Ray Allen had any input on the situation, he’s probably gone Paleo, too. “In Whole Foods, I kill the fruit and vegetables section.”

I’m all for bacon and Crossfit, but this seems unnecessary.

Everything Else

Should hospitals really strive for maximum sterility?

Hardboiled eggs are changing the lives – and health – of rural Rwandan kids. Too bad about all that cholesterol, though.

Denise Minger talks about the failures of the food pyramid and makes some recommendations for correcting them.

Ever think about striking out and living off the land? These people are actually doing it.

Monsanto really will stop at nothing.

How Coca-Cola is responding to the growing awareness among, well, everyone that Coke is terrible for your health.

I’d eat it.

Companies are rebranding bugs to make them cuter and more appealing to squeamish consumers. “Sky prawns” is my favorite.

Recipe Corner

  • If you’re worried about the quality of the bacon you eat, why not just make your own?
  • Sweet potato pancakes, so healthy and nutrient-dense that they absolve you of all potential guilt.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 10 – Aug 16)

Comment of the Week

Instead of passing acquaintances with a wave and a hello I’m going to try and stop and ask, ‘How are you?’ (and listen to the reply!)

-You know, I really like this idea.

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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