Weekend Link Love – Edition 373

Weekend Link Love

Research of the Week

Early exposure to dogs and farm animals reduces the risk of asthma in pre-school and school-age children.

Urban fruit contained a wider range of micronutrients and fewer heavy metals than retail fruit.

Standing for at least a quarter of the day can reduce your odds of obesity.

A high protein, higher calorie diet improves body composition in resistance trained men and women

Delaying kindergarten by a year may reduce ADHD.

A single meal containing crushed, raw garlic alters immune and cancer gene expression.

Only full-fat dairy is associated with better metabolic health.

Chinese table salt is full of plastic.

In weight loss trials, low-carb diets outperform low-fat diets.

For optimal lung health, be sure to eat your veggies and whale.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 92: Doug McGuff: Doug McGuff is an ER physician and co-author of The Primal Prescription. In this week’s episode, Doug reveals the tips and tricks you can use to minimize your reliance on the healthcare system and still navigate its labyrinthine halls when you need medical care; he discusses the problems inherent to the medical system, including diagnostic false positives (or irrelevant positives), specialist shopping, and drug side effects (which they all have); and he gives you a dozen ways to stay out of the ER.

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 Primal Endurance Podcast.

Weekly sweepstakes: Write 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

How to treat your shrimp right.

Great dinner party hack: one giant steak for everyone.

Media, Schmedia

The regulated regulating the regulators.

Craig Venter wants your genome. Can you resist that face?

Everything Else

Got a few minutes? Take a quick paleo diet survey and help a grad student complete a research project.

London is getting an insect restaurant.

Wolf-coyote-dog hybrids are emerging in North America.

I’d like to visit.

Red meat significantly increases the risk of premature death in cattle. Researchers suspect causality but have yet to identify a mechanism.

New evidence indicates that English hunter-gatherers weren’t trading with farmers for wheat 8,000 years ago.

The earth needs more animal poop.

What pro apple farmers think of people who pick apples for fun.

Calorie counts on fast food menus are nice and all, but they don’t affect how many calories people eat.

Fake allergies create headaches for chefs.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 10 – Nov 16)

Comment of the Week

Meanwhile, nearly 100% contain lips, udders, and sphincters.

Fine by me.

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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