Weekend Link Love – Edition 372

Weekend Link Love

Research of the Week

Replacing fructose with starch helps obese kids improve metabolic health.

Traditional societies have more positive views on aging than modern societies.

Melatonin before bed improves circadian rhythm and sleep efficiency in strength athletes.

Good dates.

Your genes got rhythm.

By second grade, kids who had taken academic pre-K classes were performing worse in school than kids who hadn’t.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 91: Robert Murphy: Host Brad Kearns sits down with Robert Murphy, economist and co-author of the just-released The Primal Prescriptionto discuss the current dysfunctional state of the US healthcare system, how it might be fixed, and how we can (and often should) opt-out entirely.

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Interesting Blog Posts

23andMe lays out their new services.

One blogger’s take on the fructose children’s study mentioned above.

Media, Schmedia

Is Silicon Valley bad for your health?

South Korean women are embracing fitness.

2% of hot dogs in a recent study contained human DNA. Why this might not matter.

Everything Else

These 10,000 year-old frozen cave lion cubs, amazingly, still look pretty cuddly.

Chimpanzee drumming. Check out that roar at about 1:20 in.

Though I’m not sure it qualifies as a bonafide “food craze,” putting butter on sushi sounds delicious.

This new desk lets you lie down on the job.

How the wild Atlantic salmon was decimated and Alaska has remained a viable wild salmon fishery for so long.

On Black Friday (November 27), REI is closing its stores and paying its employees to get outside.

This is one of the better applications of genetic engineering I’ve seen.

The American Academy of Pediatrics now says iPads and smartphones are appropriate for developing toddlers.

Recipe Corner

  • Make pepper crusted skirt steak with grain-free tortillas for breakfast.
  • Paleo browned butter sea scallop pasta with sage, Brussels sprouts, and crispy prosciutto is a delicious mouthful.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 3 – Nov 9)

Comment of the Week

A whole head of garlic? I bet viruses aren’t the only thing you’re warding off after that concoction, Mark. ????

– Ha! You’re probably right.

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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