Weekend Link Love – Edition 339

Weekend Link LoveChef Rachel Albert passed away last Saturday. We’ll all miss her dearly.

The 2015 Diabetes Summit doesn’t kick off until March 23, but my presentation – The Primal Solution for Type 2 Diabetes – is already available. You can register here to watch it.

The team at Thrive Market saw my Top 50 Essential Paleo Pantry Foods article last week, and offered to create a really handy gallery page that contains most of the paleo food items in the list. Saves a lot of clicking. Take a look.

I’m an investor in and advisor to a brand new bike company called Brilliant. They’ve got a really unique concept and value proposition, and they’re just about to go live to the world. Exciting times. To mark the occasion they’re giving a bike away to one lucky winner. Enter to win here.

Research of the Week

Removing fructose from obese kids’ diets for ten days cuts their liver fat and lowers de novo lipogenesis (you know, that thing that supposedly only happens in mice?).

Expensive fake drugs are more effective than cheaper fake drugs.

At least 130,000 years ago — well before the arrival of modern humans — Croatian Neandertals were making eagle claw jewelry.

Did widespread execution of criminals during the Middle Ages select for genetic pacification in modern Europe (PDF)?

“Increased intestinal permeability after gliadin exposure occurs in all individuals.”

The use of classical psychedelics was associated with lower risks of psychological distress and suicide in a recent survey.

Not just diabetes: statin use also linked to Parkinson’s.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 58: Eli Rhode: Eli Rhode is a Primal Blueprint Certified coach, yoga instructor, aesthetician, and former vegetarian with an incredible story of personal transformation. Learn how going Primal changed her life and revolutionized her work.

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

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans committee may have exonerated dietary cholesterol in their latest report, but what exactly do they still have against saturated fat?

Author Neal Stephenson used a treadmill desk for 416 days, then wrote about it.

How you can — and why you should — play catch with yourself.

Habitat as tissue.

Maybe insulin does play a role in weight gain after all: Peter from Hyperlipid shows how an insulin analog lowers appetite and weight gain by preventing insulin from reaching the brain.

Media, Schmedia

How the sugar industry shaped dental research.

Publication of a Paleo cookbook for babies is being held up over health concerns.

The happiest pigs on earth, or at least in Germany, eat muesli.

Everything Else

Watch this 95 year-old man run 200 meters in record time. It’s one of the more beautiful videos I’ve seen.

Your DNA is garbage, bro.

Drinking some (but not too much) alcohol makes your face more attractive.

Humans didn’t need monotheism to develop complex societies.

Do you do the poo? The ultimate guide to natural hair care.

Wyomingers (is that right?)! It’s now legal to buy food directly from your neighbor.

We use more genes from our fathers.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 16– Mar 22)

Comment of the Week

“Procrastinate” is an active verb. So even while I’m procrastinating, I’m still doing something…

– Hey, that’s not bad.

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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