Weekend Link Love – Edition 381

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Research of the Week

Mindfulness meditation increases activation of brain areas linked to focus and reduces activation of areas linked to mind wandering.

Low-dose ketamine is effective against depression.

Watching yourself eat junk food could dissuade you from eating it ever again.

Fish oil may convince fat cells to burn, not store, fat.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 100: Cindy Barbieri: Host Elle Russ hangs with Cindy Barbieri, a talented paleo cook who’s managed to crack the code of Primal-friendly Italian food. If you miss some of your old Italian favorites, this episode is for you.

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.

Interesting Blog Posts

How dogs age.

A beginner’s guide to FODMAPs.

How, specifically, does the body fall apart?

Media, Schmedia

In Copenhagen, “cars cost 57 cents per kilometer while bikes come in at 9 cents per kilometer.”

Yet another danger of hyperconnectedness.

Big Pharma to target gut microbes.

Frequent business travel is bad for health (and marriage, and happiness).

Everything Else

Apple spurs further innovation.

The new Airbus carbon fiber plane uses special cabin LED lights to entrain passengers’ circadian rhythms and combat jet lag before it hits.

A spoonful of butter works much better, in my experience.

A big idea, for sure, but haven’t I heard this somewhere before?

Which food producers are giving their animals antibiotics?

The fine, delicious line between burnt and burned.

There’s a cool evolutionary health symposium coming to UC San Francisco February 27 featuring folks like Chris Kresser, Chris Masterjohn, Robb Wolf, Michelle Tam (of Nom Nom Paleo), and Stephan Guyenet. Tickets are available now.

MMA officials have proposed new regulations to reduce extreme (and dangerous) weight cutting.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 5 – Jan 11)

Comment of the Week

Added another “curry” to my like list.

– Me too, Paleo Bon Rurgundy, though I find the meat a bit stringy.

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 more than three decades 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 flavorful and delicious kitchen staples crafted with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils, and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prep mouthwatering meals that fit into your lifestyle.

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