Weekend Link Love – Edition 318

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Research of the Week

Eating disorders may have a gut bacterial origin.

Biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are yet again associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Is Ebola more virulent in selenium-deficient people (an old PDF)?

Even in surgery, the placebo effect exist.

A “Paleothitic-type diet” has favorable effects on the metabolic syndrome (PDF), including weight loss despite “efforts to keep bodyweight stable.”

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode #38: Ask the Primal Doctor – Q&A with Dr. Cate Shanahan – Dr. Shanahan covers a wide variety of topics, including hormone replacement therapy (for men and women), hot flashes, pharmaceutical treatment of mild hypertension, and a little-known predictor of longevity and healthspan.

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

Pediatric medicine’s damaging oversight: sleep.

Before you use buttered coffee in place of a meal, heed these warnings.

This might be why resistant starch gives (most) people such wild dreams.

Dr. Briffa’s thoughts on walking versus running. I mostly concur.

No, vegetable oil fatty acids are not essential – as long as you’re eating seafood or taking DHA supplements.

How cooking, cooling, and cooking starches again reduces their glycemic impact more than just cooking and cooling them.

Media, Schmedia

BBC science journalist questions the conventional wisdom regarding saturated fat. He’s still a little leery of it, but it’s a fair piece.

Outside Magazine covers the growing trend of high-fat diets among endurance athletes.

Everything Else

Kids don’t just need to move. They need to spin, roll, flip upside down, and fall down on daily basis.

A very moving video and spoken-word piece about the effect technology has on our social lives.

The NY Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire takes red wine baths after games.

If you feel like reaching for that second (or third) cup of coffee, go right ahead. That’s probably just your genes helping you reach your optimal caffeine dosage.

A new two-legged chair makes sitting a “bearable discomfort” that’s healthier than the traditional way.

If only it were a bald eagle instead of a hawk.


Recipe Corner

  • Rest assured, weeknight shredded pork tacos with spicy pear salsa are also good on the weekends.
  • East meets west (and then takes a weeks-long briny bath together): kimchi kraut.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 19 – Oct 25)

Comment of the Week

“I’m not normally into literary works, but this post was interesting, Mark. And for some reason once I reached the end of reading the Beethoven section, I realized I had read it as Beeth-oven a la ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.’”

Wait. That’s not how you pronounce it?

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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