Weekend Link Love – Edition 352

Weekend Link LoveThe Paleo Girl One-Year Anniversary Giveaway ends on June 18. If over $1,700 worth of paleo books, paleo foods, and other paleo goodies interests you, and you have an Instragram account, be sure to enter by then.

Boulder, CO readers! June, 19, I’ll be at the Whole Foods on Pearl Street signing books and handing out Primal Kitchen™ Mayo samples. Come say hello, try a 30-minute CrossFit workout, and taste some delicious mayo.

Research of the Week

Risky outdoor play improves kids’ health. Which would actually make it safe outdoor play, right?

Adding cooked eggs to your raw salad increases the amount of carotenoids you absorb from it.

Regular consumption of phytate reduces the inhibitory effect it normally has on non-heme (plant-derived) iron absorption in women.

Do statins protect against cancer? Quite the opposite, say some.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 71: Laird Hamilton: I hang out with my Malibu neighbor, Laird Hamilton, who’s considered by many to be the greatest big wave surfer of all time (he actually co-invented “tow-out” surfing, where boats take you out to massive waves otherwise unreachable by paddling). We talk about Rolfing, breathing (and its effect on performance), unheated pools, barefooting, jet lag, how Laird eats and trains (and why), plus 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.

Also, be sure to check out and subscribe to the brand new Primal Endurance Podcast.

Weekly sweepstakes: Submit a review for The Primal Blueprint Podcast or The Primal Endurance Podcast on iTunes and submit this form for a chance to win a Primal prize package. One new winner is chosen every week!

Interesting Blog Posts

Why the supposed protective effect statins have against cancer is baseless (and the reverse is likely true).

Have antibiotics caused the massive rise in celiac disease?

Media, Schmedia

Why don’t many indigenous cultures have high rates of back pain despite sitting, bending, and enduring heavy labor? It’s the posture.

Feeling the heat, McDonald’s hires Obama’s former press secretary as PR chief.

Everything Else

Robb Wolf and NordicTrack teamed up to produce an awesome new paleo infographic.

Seven hours a night is pretty much the minimum for health, say sleep experts.

Now that’s a cool dad.

Going by the current definition, a number of sitting behaviors, like playing video games and typing, are considered non-sedentary. Does the definition need updating?

As producers scramble to capitalize on consumers’ growing appetite for indigenous African greens, what makes the vegetables so nutritious (and desired) may be lost.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 16 – Jun 22)

Comment of the Week

Bro, I dig your stuff… but who would want to eat mayo right after a 30 min Crossfit workout?

– What, no one else is doing the mayo whey isolate smoothie post-workout?

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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