Weekend Link Love – Edition 332

Weekend Link LovePortland and surrounding environs! The Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminar is almost at your doorstep. Come join us on Thursday, January 29.

Due to popular demand, blog posts will now be going up at 5 AM Pacific Standard Time.

If you’re at all interested in the way diet and lifestyle can impact your risk of Alzheimer’s (and dementia in general), you’ll want to kick in some support – or at least help spread the word — for BREAD HEAD, an upcoming documentary investigating the promising science of Alzheimer’s prevention.

I was recently honored to be featured in my own local paper, the Malibu Chronicle.

Research of the Week

Wild chimps talk about favorite fruits and the best trees to get them.

Salt intake is not associated with overall mortality or risk of heart disease and heart failure.

Being sedentary is more likely to kill you than being obese.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 51: Interview With NY Times Bestselling Author Ashley Merryman, Part 1: Host Brad Kearns hangs out with Ashley Merryman to discuss the truth about competition, plus how we may be raising — and praising — our kids all wrong. Ashley will be speaking at PrimalCon this year, so be sure to check her out.

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

If self-reported food intake data is unreliable, what good is the research using it to make conclusions?

Americans (especially the overweight and obese ones) are likely to have inadequate intakes of several important micronutrients, including magnesium, calcium, vitamins A, C, D, and E, plus choline, fiber, and potassium.

Why Yoni Freedhoff left The Obesity Society.

Three medical uses of bacon.

Media, Schmedia

Kids these days are willing to pay more money for premium health food.

The lead author of the “iPads are bad for sleep” study had an interview on PRI’s Science Friday. Go listen.

Everything Else

Statins may be giving people a false sense of security.

How modern technology sells us the fantasy of multitasking, and why we’re really just fooling ourselves (and becoming less efficient).

Designer babies are coming, scientists say, and we should probably have the debate soon.

“I’ll die before I admit the standing-desk guy at work is right.”

Chipotle recently pulled pork from a third of its stores after quality standards violations from one of its major pork suppliers surfaced.

The story of fraud in a paleo/CrossFit study.

While “eat real food” and other Pollan-esque platitudes are nice, they’re probably not enough for most people to lose weight.

Medical clowns are able to ease pediatric patients’ pain, probably by paralyzing them with sheer mortal terror.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 25 – Feb 1)

Comment of the Week

I also suffer from PRSS (Primal Resistant Spouse Syndrome). It’s nice to know I’m not alone.

PRSS is a scourge.

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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