Weekend Link Love – Edition 331

Weekend Link LovePortland and surrounding environs! The Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminar is coming your way on Thursday, January 29.

Research of the Week

Checking your email too frequently increases stress (and it doesn’t even really help us work any better).

Good long naps help babies (and, maybe, larger humans) solidify what they’ve just learned. “Those who sleep after learning learn well, those not sleeping don’t learn at all,” as one researcher put it.

When separated from their ringing phones, iPhone users experience increased blood pressure and heart rate, show symptoms of physiological stress, and perform worse on cognitive tasks.

Compared to eating it with a spoon, eating rice with chopsticks lowers the blood glucose response (PDF).

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 50: Mark Interviews Dr. Timothy Noakes: I sit down with a man I’ve long admired, Dr. Tim Noakes. World-renowned sports scientist, purveyor of the famous Central Governor Theory of endurance performance, and author of the endurance training bible The Lore of Running, Tim is now the target of scorn and admonishment from the mainstream medical community for his views on human nutrition.

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

Are we having fun yet? (I am.)

No deaths from vitamins. Absolutely none.” 31 years of data confirm the safety of vitamin supplements.

Media, Schmedia

Joint pain caused by disturbances to the gut? No way, that’s woo-woo pseudoscience!

Jamie Oliver is trying to get UK consumers to buy (and stores to sell) misshapen produce for a reduced price.

Everything Else

If you’ve got an hour to spare, watch this lively presentation by Dr. Michael Holick about the importance of sunlight in human health.

What I wouldn’t give to have a pack of cute, cuddly wolf cubs living in my gut.

Boy, the Japanese and Scandinavians can really turn a phrase.

Hippos are pretty incredible. And they’re far from hippies.

Where in North America the buffalo used to, but, sadly, no longer roam.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 18 – Jan 24)

  • Are Parasites Primal? – Parasites might not be all bad. There’s evidence that they help regulate our immune response.
  • 15 Reasons to Sprint More This Year – Sprinting is a powerful tool that, if used in moderation, can reshape your body, your fitness, and your overall health.

Comment of the Week

Mine is “stay on target… stay on target…”.

– Let’s hope it works better for you than it did for Gold Team during their Death Star trench run.

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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