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Weekend Link Love – Edition 342

Meditation for stress relief doesn’t work for me. I’ve tried. Many times. On HuffPost Live, I explain what has worked for me [1]: gratitude.

Research of the Week

People with higher biomarkers for fruit and vegetable intake have a lower risk of diabetes [2].

High levels of dietary pesticide exposure may reduce [3] semen quality.

Saying “ow” improves pain tolerance [4].

Both being lonely and feeling lonely are independent predictors [5] of mortality risk.

Xylitol may be overrated [6] for preventing tooth decay.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 61: Abel James [7]: 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 Diet [8]how 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 [9] so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

A nice, quick guide [15] to spicing your meals.

Serious Eats concludes what I did [16] years ago: olive oil is perfectly safe to cook with [17].

Why some food in the supermarket takes so long [18] to go bad.

Leave yourself wanting more [19].

Sugar’s back [20].

Media, Schmedia

Red meat: not the enemy [21] (according to the NY Times).

Can Joel Salatin bridge the partisan rift [22] in this country?

Everything Else

An ancient Anglo-Saxon remedy for styes also kills [23] drug-resistant MRSA.

American kids are eating less fast food [24].

Humans have pretty much always [25] had a wide range of body sizes and shapes.

The color of lettuce determines [26] the speed at which you absorb its antioxidants.

An apple a day doesn’t really keep doctors away [27] (but it might keep them from writing so many prescriptions).

Why space is unhealthy [28].

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 [33]! What the heck is their problem?