Weekend Link Love – Edition 310

Weekend Link LoveI did a few podcasts recently. First, I talked about the basics of Primal living on the Low Carb Paleo Show. I also chatted with Sam Feltham of Smash the Fat and Chris Martenson of the Peak Prosperity podcast about the primacy of diet in determining our health and genetic destiny.

Research of the Week

Long term (5 year) ketosis has no negative effect on bone density and body composition in adults with GLUT-1 deficiency.

Those fMRI studies should be taken with a grain of salt. Active neurons don’t always show increased blood flow.

Yep, extra virgin olive oil is still really good for you. A new study finds that it increases antioxidant levels in healthy humans.

Eight weeks of hatha yoga improves memory and quick thinking.

Interesting Blog Posts

We are puppets whose masters demand unmodified potato starch as tribute.

Yes, the previous link was satire.

A man recounts his 30 days spent eating Soylent, the liquid “superfood.”

The evolutionary context of ketosis in humans.

Media, Schmedia

Look at all the polysyllabic ingredients in these natural foods.

NBA players are really getting serious about their food (and cutting unnecessary carbs in the off-season).

The ten sexiest TED talks.

This guy didn’t fare as well on his liquid diet as the guy I mentioned above.

Everything Else

The recently passed, arguably greatest squash player to ever live learned to play the sport in bare feet.

Snails are paleo.

I’m not sure what this means for the politics of Primal Blueprinters.

Select Whole Foods locations are beginning to roll out rabbit meat, and rabbit activists (yep, those exist) are up in arms.

Now let’s try this for the human zoo.

Is it bad that I find this dystopian vision of the future slightly believable?

Recipe Corner

  • Simple to make but impressive to those who weren’t there for the preparation: lamb boulettes.
  • It’s fig season, so go grab some kale, some walnuts, some prosciutto and make kale salad with figs, walnuts, and prosciutto.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 24 ? Aug 30)

Comment of the Week


I had a big one too. One day a woman at the park commented on his portly size and asked, ?What size diapers does he wear?? I replied, ?He does not wear diapers, he wears Petite Depends.?

Excellent response to a nosey interloper.

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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