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Weekend Link Love – Edition 385

I had a great time on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Give it a listen [1].

Two cool pieces of Primal Blueprint Publishing [2] news:

  1. A recent paper [3] on hidradenitis suppurativa, the mysterious skin disorder and subject of Tara Grant’s The Hidden Plague: A Field Guide for Surviving and Overcoming Hidradenitis Suppurativa [4], mentioned Tara’s work on the dietary etiology of HS favorably.
  2. Tara will be speaking about hidradenitis suppurativa at the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in early March [5].

Congratulations, Tara!

Research of the Week

Vegetarians and omnivores have similar mortality rates [6].

Putting standing desks in schools reduces [7] time spent sitting, using screens, and even watching TV.

The New England Journal of Medicine explains [8] why it opposes data sharing: “a new class of research person will emerge—people who had nothing to do with the design and execution of the study but use another group’s data for their own ends, possibly stealing from the research productivity planned by the data gatherers, or even use the data to try to disprove what the original investigators had posited.” Nope, wouldn’t want actual science happening!

People who value time over money [9] are happier.

Two years on a paleo diet had a “significant and persistent [10]” positive effect on liver fat.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 104: Simon Whitfield [11]: Host Brad Kearns sits down with Simon Whitfield, world-famous Olympic triathlete, and Andrew MacNaughton, one of the greatest triathlon coaches in the world to discuss peak performance, the importance of lifelong learning, why an internal positive narrative is so necessary, the danger of getting too full of oneself, the restorative beauty of standup paddling, and much more.

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 [12] so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

More bad news for statins [14] (and statin-takers).

How “natural geoengineering [15]” through re-introduction of animals and their predators into their respective ecosystems can counter climate change.

Muscle really is the key to healthy aging; just check out those MRI pics [16]!

Media, Schmedia

Katy Bowman’s furniture-free home [17].

Elite sports teams are experimenting [18] with higher-dose vitamin D supplementation.

Everything Else

A random dog casually placed 7th in a half-marathon [19] without even trying. The dog, “lazy” according to its owner, beat almost everyone else despite taking frequent detours to inspect dead rabbits and sniff other dog butts.

Can viewing your brain in real time [20] treat anxiety and depression?

When life gives you lemons, snowboard through Times Square [21].

A type of medicinal clay traditionally used by British Columbia’s Heiltsuk First Nation people has potent antibacterial activity against drug-resistant bacteria [22].

We’re catching way more fish [23] than we think.

How to de-seed a pomegranate [24] with a salad spinner and shuck clams quickly and cleanly [25].

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 2 – Feb 8)

Pic of the Week

Comment of the Week

“Hey Dr. Oz, we booked Dr. Peter Attia to talk about the new outlook on saturated fats in the diet!”

“Great job team, he is a wealth of information on the topic. Let’s have him roll a bunch of balls down a stupid ramp to demonstrate the difference between small and large particle LDL! That’s a great use of our time with him!

– Legitimate laughter was had [30].