Weekend Link Love – Edition 374

Weekend Link Love

Research of the Week

Leg strength at baseline was the best predictor of cognitive function over ten years in older women. Aware of the huge possibility for confounds, the researchers even used twins to eliminate genetic explanations.

Cooking with vegetable oils is indeed really, really bad for you. I swear I’ve heard that somewhere before.

Exercising before, but not after breakfast increases 24-hour fat oxidation.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 93: Tony Federico: Host Elle Russ sits down with Paleo Fitness Magazine editor Tony Federico. Tony ditched his binge eating and addiction to exercise after reading Loren Cordain’s The Paleo Diet and some book called The Primal Blueprint. Now, he edits the top paleo magazine, trains clients, blogs, writes cookbooks, podcasts, and has just developed a professional development program for coaches called Prime Time Trainer. He’s a busy guy with a lot to say.

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

Why war begets boys.

3D printing promises to change how we look at human evolution.

What’s health?

Media, Schmedia

Obesity’s still rising in the US.

Might be why people are radically changing how they eat en masse.

The French president won’t dine with the Iranian president unless wine is present, and the Iranian president won’t dine with the French president if wine’s at the table.

Everything Else

Can we use stationary bikes to power our homes?

Haggis manufacturers want in on the US market, and they’re willing to remove sheep lung from the recipe to satisfy safety regulation.

The FDA finally recommended upper limits for added sugar intake: 12 teaspoons a day. Don’t get too crazy, there, FDA!

f.lux was available on iOS for a day or two, but Apple yanked it.

The man who invented relaxation.

Can co-housing bring back the village?

While you wait for the Primal challenge to roll around, give this clean eating challenge a shot. Be sure to read it very, very closely.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 17–Nov 23)

Comment of the Week

“I, for one, welcome our new canine overlords”

– Me too.

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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