Weekend Link Love – Edition 329

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Research of the Week

Kids who ate chicken off the bone were subsequently more aggressive, active, and distrustful of authority than kids who ate chicken breast. Yeah, I don’t know either.

An obesity gene only became an obesity gene in people born after 1942.

“Optimized meat products higher in omega-3” reduce body fat more than “optimized” products lower in overall fat. So, grass-fed beef.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 48: World Speedgolf Champion Rob Hogan: Brad chats with Rob Hogan, the fastest golfer in the world, about bonking, good carbs, and the difficulty of training for this uniquely demanding sport.

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

Is social withdrawal the real first line of immune defense for introverts?

Tips for a healthy, active home life.

A condensed history of cholesterol research.

Media, Schmedia

Consider turning down the thermostat. Year round warmth could be making some of us fat.

The Economist investigates why we (think we?) are so busy all the time.

Everything Else

The rise of the super-short workout.

The truth behind the organic egg industry (or, why pastured eggs are still the best choice).

Pagan animism, morning headstands on musk ox hides, and walking the path of love and intent: the rime of a Danish mariner preparing to die (7 minute short film).

Send this video to the people who wonder why you wear orange goggles at night and value sleep so much.

Australians: check out The Paleo Way, a new TV show about, well, you can guess what.

Ex-vegan Big Loser trainer Bob Harper is now fully paleo and gushed about it in a recent interview.

An Australian pro football club has gone paleo.

According to the former editor of the BMJ, cancer is the best way to die.

Genetic modification may allow the return of the American chestnut, a tree that once covered 25% of eastern US forests and provided ample (and delicious) food for people and wildlife until the introduction of Asian chestnut blight wiped them out. What say you?

Recipe Corner

  • Seared scallops are one of those foods that are ruined by imprecise cooking. They’re expensive, too, so you’d better do them perfectly.
  • It’s crab season. Go make some crab cakes.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 4 – Jan 10)

Comment of the Week

If I’m thinking white crystalline substances that cause hypertension, sugar and salt aren’t the only things that spring to mind.

– Hmm, now what could you possibly be referring to?

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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