Weekend Link Love – Edition 367

Weekend Link Love

I want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who submitted an essay for the Primal Blueprint Scholarship. Between my staff and I, we read every single submission (and there were LOTS of submissions). The sincerity, passion, and strength in each and every essay makes me proud to be part of this community, and thankful to those that read what I write here at Mark’s Daily Apple. And, of course, I’d like to give a big congratulations to our three scholarship winners: Lana, Buck and Tanja. We’re all thrilled to have you on board the growing community of Primal Blueprint Certified Experts! Thanks again, everyone. I hope to see many of you in the program soon. Grok on!

Research of the Week

Drinking ketones sustained athletic performance while reducing muscle glycogen utilization.

A Lactobacillus rhamnosus probiotic supplement helped allergic infants overcome dairy protein allergy by shifting the composition of their biomes and increasing butyrate production.

If you’re going to sit, fidget. It could counteract some of the damage.

Rosacea might be an adaptive response to low UV environments.

Breast sex is Primal.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 86: Bill Grundler: Host Brad Kearns joins Bill Grundler, a CrossFit legend, retired firefighter, and owner of CrossFit Inferno out of San Luis Obispo, for a chat about competition, injuries (and how they can be a blessing in disguise), being a Masters CrossFit athlete and competitor, his experience taking the PB Expert Cert, and what may be in store for the future of CrossFit.

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.

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Interesting Blog Posts

Sitting: it’s bad for kids, too.

Speaking of which, could standing desks solve the childhood obesity epidemic?

A thorough rebuttal of some of the points made and references used in the “paleo starch” paper from last month.

How dairy and coconut fat protect against type 2 diabetes.

Media, Schmedia

Thanks to Craig Venter’s new company, whole exome tests may soon be available for just $250.

Of the autopsies performed on 91 former NFL players, 87 revealed chronic brain disease.

Everything Else

Every person emits a unique bacterial aura.

Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of ambush hunting by humans in the Kenyan Rift.

Look at this cocky motor protein strut along cytoskeletal filament.

If you’ve got one, you can use your 3-D printer to make your own replicas of the new Homo naledi fossils. The data is free to access.

Neanderthals were avid bird-catchers. Why?

Early Americans were eating salmon at least 11,500 years ago. Better have been wild!

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 29 – Oct 5)

Comment of the Week

Is butter a bribe?

Great show.

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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