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Weekend Link Love – Edition 330

This year’s annual 21-Day Challenge begins tomorrow (Jan. 12-Feb. 1). Get the free app [1] by then to join in. And check out the 21-Day Transformation Program packages [2] available to you.

According to Greatist [3], I’m one of the top 100 most influential health and fitness people. Cool.

Portland and surrounding environs! The Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminar is coming your way [4] on Thursday, January 29.

I was just on the Entrepreneur Fitness podcast, where I talked about living for longevity. Go check it out [5].

Research of the Week

Avocados are special. Even when pitted against another diet with equal amounts of monounsaturated fat, an avocado-a-day-diet lowers LDL and small LDL [6].

Exercising in the sun is better for your circadian rhythm than exercising indoors (PDF [7]).

Prebiotics reduce the waking cortisol response and make subjects less responsivee to negative emotional stimuli [8].

Staying active counteracts aging [9].

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 49: Ask the Primal Doctor — Q&A with Dr. Cate Shanahan [10]: Dr. Cate answers reader questions about DNA-reprogramming short sprints, DNA-damaging seed oils, the dangers of processed food, how the Lakers stay on the right dietary track when on the road, and more.

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 [11] so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

What’s your genetic muscular potential [17]?

An infographic [18] showing the importance of sleep for teen athletes.

Media, Schmedia

Why a “technology shabbat [19]” is a good idea.

Whatever, NY Times [20]. We were writing about and drinking bone broth before it was cool.

Foie gras is back on the menu [21] in California.

US News health experts continue to show [22] how out of touch they are.

Everything Else

Is depression an autoimmune disease [23]?

The newest Tough Mudder obstacle courses will use tear gas [24] in certain sections. What’s next, white phosphorus?

A guide [25] to the nutrients in pasture-raised New Zealand beef and lamb.

This looks cool: Topo [26], an ergonomic mat for standup workstations designed to make you move more, sit less, and vary your stance.

Grains kill, specifically targeting senior citizens [27].

Two men are free climbing (just hands and feet; the rope’s only there to prevent falls to their death) El Capitan in Yosemite, and they’re doing the toughest route possible and live blogging it. Check out these wild photos [28] of their ascent.

Would you take a pill [29] that tricks your body into thinking you’ve just eaten?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 11 – Jan 17)

Comment of the Week

Is the lack of availability of Primal products available for Android, due to the fact that the version names are sugar based snacks?

– Exactly it [34]. We just can’t compromise here.