Weekend Link Love – Edition 314

Weekend Link LoveFor everyone that’s been inquiring, this year’s annual 21-Day Challenge is postponed to January 1. Check back in 2015 to take part in the next challenge. I’ve got some fun stuff planned.

Check out the trailer for a great new movie – Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat. It comes out October 1 and features a who’s who of obesity and nutrition experts.

Pure Food. Pure Training. is a colorful interactive iBook with delicious recipes, videos, functional fitness workouts and tips on how to integrate a Primal lifestyle into your daily life. The author, Romy Dollé, joined us at PrimalCon Tulum and lives with her family in Zurich, Switzerland. I highly recommend checking it out.

Research of the Week

Human facial diversity evolved to make it easier for us to recognize each other.

Why isn’t evolutionary psychology more widely accepted in the scientific community?

Dawn simulation (light exposure during last 30 minutes of habitual sleep) improves alertness and cognitive and physical performance.

Cycling or walking to work – also known as active commuting – improves psychological health.

Obese people who experience rapid, early weight loss are the most likely to stick with a diet and achieve success. Hmm, I wonder which sort of diet produces the rapidest, earliest weight loss.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

Dr. Ron Sinha tackles the sordid story of illicit carb trafficking.

According to data that’s mysteriously vanished from the latest version of the European Heart Survey data sets, there is no relationship between saturated fat intake and cardiovascular disease deaths in any European country (there might even be an inverse relationship, if anything).

How Russia’s background as a seed oil producer (dating back to the 1700s) might partially explain the elevated heart disease death rates in former Soviet Union countries.

Media, Schmedia

Which would you choose – CrossFit or yoga?

One guy’s (poorly thought out) issues with the paleo diet.

Everything Else

Sugarcane has caused greater loss of biodiversity on the planet than any other single crop…”

I know where I’m eating for the next seven weeks!

America’s biggest problem is a lack of sleep – and an inability to recognize that it’s actually a problem for us.

A Danish town is experiencing a massive invasion by large, delicious immigrants.

Ancient Egyptians’ got their hair did.

Former vegan Angelina Jolie’s beauty secret? Steak.

Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids use iPhones or iPads.

Recipe Corner

  • Anthocyanins and astaxanthin come together when you make blueberry glazed salmon.
  • Stuffing food into food is great: stuffed squash.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sept 21 – Sept 27)

Comment of the Week

Women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.

Well done.

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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