Weekend Link Love – Edition 342

Weekend Link LoveMeditation for stress relief doesn’t work for me. I’ve tried. Many times. On HuffPost Live, I explain what has worked for me: gratitude.

Research of the Week

People with higher biomarkers for fruit and vegetable intake have a lower risk of diabetes.

High levels of dietary pesticide exposure may reduce semen quality.

Saying “ow” improves pain tolerance.

Both being lonely and feeling lonely are independent predictors of mortality risk.

Xylitol may be overrated for preventing tooth decay.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 61: Abel James: He’s a speaker, a musician, an entrepreneur, a podcaster, an app developer, and a bestselling author. I hang out with Abel to talk about his new book The Wild Diethow Thai food in Thailand differs from Thai food in the US, living (and eating) off the grid, what it was like jamming with Tim McGraw, and much 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 so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

A nice, quick guide to spicing your meals.

Serious Eats concludes what I did years ago: olive oil is perfectly safe to cook with.

Why some food in the supermarket takes so long to go bad.

Leave yourself wanting more.

Sugar’s back.

Media, Schmedia

Red meat: not the enemy (according to the NY Times).

Can Joel Salatin bridge the partisan rift in this country?

Everything Else

An ancient Anglo-Saxon remedy for styes also kills drug-resistant MRSA.

American kids are eating less fast food.

Humans have pretty much always had a wide range of body sizes and shapes.

The color of lettuce determines the speed at which you absorb its antioxidants.

An apple a day doesn’t really keep doctors away (but it might keep them from writing so many prescriptions).

Why space is unhealthy.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 6 –Apr 12)

Comment of the Week

My takeaway: I need to breastfeed more. It’s just so difficult finding a compliant, lactating person to accommodate me. They act like my healthquest is weird.

Yeah! What the heck is their problem?

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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