Weekend Link Love – Edition 341

Weekend Link LoveResearch of the Week

Older really can mean wiser, depending on which cognitive ability you’re studying.

Bad sleep kills sexual desire in women. Extra sleep makes sex more likely and increases genital arousal.

Too much homework is an independent predictor of obesity in children.

Vitamin D seems to keep low-grade prostate cancer from getting too aggressive.

A brisk walk can curb snack cravings and reduce stress-eating.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 60: Brad Pilon: Host Brock Armstrong hangs out with one of the foremost experts on intermittent fasting. In this podcast, you’ll learn how to fast responsibly, what you can do to avoid “hangriness,” how women and men respond differently to fasting, which style of fasting is right for you, and much more. Brad’s a really sharp dude.

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

Dr. Eades rouses from slumber to strike down the latest garbage from Dean Ornish.

Fatigue can boost creativity.

The (misguided?) war on raw milk.

Media, Schmedia

Monsanto shill claims glyphosate is safe to drink, balks when the interviewer produces a jug of it. “I’m not an idiot.” You sure about that?

Shailene Woodley on why she eats clay (and paleo).

Everything Else

Scientists “discover” resistant starch in cooked and cooled rice.

The WHO’s cancer agency recently concluded that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans” (PDF).

Antibiotics use in meat is only getting worse.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is eating bugs, albeit ones prepared by top chefs.

The best way to cook a frozen steak (without thawing it first).

A New York school has stopped giving homework so kids can play instead.

San Diego’s suing Monsanto for polluting its bay.

IV glucose as a “pick-me-up” doesn’t seem like the best idea.

Our forests are getting more fragmented.

Recipe Corner

  • The last time you had fried green plantains this good, the generalísimo’s men were pounding at your door and you were fumbling a goodbye to sweet, simple Maria. Maria, who arranged for your ride out of town past the checkpoint in the back of a mule cart. Maria, who taught you how to salsa and make moros y cristianos. Maria, who carried your child and cried when you left, scattering tears into the humid black of the Havana night.
  • Paleo cumin cauliflower rice, for the next time you make anything vaguely Indian/North African/Mid Eastern.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 30 – Apr 5)

Comment of the Week

Wouldn’t “Rectal Bezoars” make a great name for a punk band, though?

– Oh, absolutely it would.

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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