Weekend Link Love – Edition 343

Weekend Link LoveWe’re starting another round of The 21-Day Transformation Challenge on the Vimify app, Monday, April 13th! Whether you’re new to the program, you want to recommit, or you just need a challenge, now’s the time!

Research of the Week

In type 2 diabetics, a high-egg diet had no adverse effect on cardiovascular risk factors, and it improved satiety.

Night owls are more likely to have metabolic syndrome than morning people.

Muscle mass: the best predictor of all-cause mortality risk in older men. Body fat? Doesn’t matter so much.

While their counterparts to the south relented, Northern European hunter-gatherers strongly resisted the spread of farming.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 62: Listener Questions and Answers with Mark Sisson: First, Brad and I sit down to catch up on the latest news from Primal Blueprint headquarters, including the successful launch of the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification program and Primal Kitchen Mayo, plus the upcoming releases from Primal Kitchen and Primal Blueprint Publishing. Then, we go through reader questions and cover a range of topics including insulin resistance on a low-carb diet, the best time to take supplements, why cold water plunges help, weight gain and metabolic slowdown in winter, the dangers of endless snacking, and 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

No, not all diets fail.

Do you still have to brush and floss if you’re paleo?

Why babies need meat.

I didn’t think I’d ever hear the phrase “a strength and conditioning Cormac McCarthy,” but I’m sure glad I did.

Media, Schmedia

An interesting interview with Dr. Alessio Fasano, the celiac/leaky gut/autoimmune disease expert.

A Colorado startup is using mushrooms to make gluten-free wheat.

Is dieting antithetical to feminism?

Everything Else

New research confirms the veracity of a 30,000 year-old Aboriginal legend, preserved solely through the oral tradition, about the origin of palm trees in Australia.

Staple foods in many countries are contaminated with aflatoxin, and it could be affecting children’s growth.

More kids (this time, in Marin County) are getting standing desks at school. The revolution continues apace.

April Fools has passed, but this is still pretty funny.

Lovely set of teeth you’ve got there, 2-million-year-old Homo habilis from Kenya.

Sea shells are way more gorgeous than we’ve been led to believe.

Gluten-free art.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 13 – Apr 19)

Comment of the Week

“Something weird is happening, and I want it to be happening to me” -Zaphod

One of my favorite quotes from a Douglas Adams book. Experiences are absolutely more valuable than things (although consumer electronics are a close second). Even if that experience sucks at the time, it will eventually be of more value to you than your awesome collection of Fast and Furious movies on Blu-Ray.

– Anyone who quotes Zaphod Beeblebrox gets Comment of the Week.

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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