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Weekend Link Love – Edition 390

Mark Hyman is giving a pair of talks—Kickstart Your Health [1] (for laypeople) and Addressing the Root Cause of Disease [2] (for health practitioners)—in London early next month. Get your tickets now!

Also, sign up [3] to check out my talk with friend and host of the Primal Blueprint Podcast [4], Brad Kearns. We have a long chat about some key topics featured in Primal Endurance [5].

Research of the Week

Four days living in “Stone Age” conditions [6] reduced body fat, body weight, visceral fat, fasting glucose, fasting insulin, and insulin resistance in 13 human volunteers.

According to a new systematic review [7], intermittent fasting works for weight loss.

Antioxidant supplementation countered [8] pro-inflammatory effects of an inflammatory diet.

Ancestors of Australian aborigines and South Asians diverted over 50 thousand years ago [9].

The composition of the gut microbiome measures [10] how closely hunter-gatherer groups adhere to traditional subsistence patterns.

Mindfulness and better glucose control go hand in hand [11].

We find [12] that users in states with higher birth rates search for more information about pregnancy, while those in states with lower birth rates search for more information about cats.”

Happy music makes the world brighter [13].

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 109: Dr. Peter Osborne [14]: Host Elle Russ hangs out with Dr. Osborne, author of No Grain, No Pain, doctor of chiropractic medicine, and clinical director of Origins Healthcare Center in Sugar Land, Texas. Dr. Osborne is an expert on the maladies caused by grain consumption, and today’s episode is chock full of all the messy, gritty details.

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 [15] so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

Do statins really prevent dementia [18]?

Tracking your physical activity might make it less enjoyable [19].

Walking as a practice [20].

Media, Schmedia

Why everyone needs to go barefoot more often [21].

“On the east coast, North Koreans cook clams on a sheet of metal. On the west coast,they pour petrol over them and set them on fire. Then they put more petrol on and keep going until they think it’s done… The clams stink and taste of petrol, and you sometimes get one that was partly sealed, with un-burned petrol still inside.” What with latest oil prices, I’m thinking we crank out a North Korea-inspired new Primal Kitchen dressing flavor [22].

Everything Else

OpenBiome [23] is banking healthy poop and running studies to discover more uses for fecal transplants.

Why we have kneecaps [24].

Neanderthals might have used [25] manganese dioxide to start fires.

According to the USDA, most families can probably afford eating far more fruits and vegetables than they currently eat (PDF [26]).

Building a clay tiled roof hut [27] using only primitive tools and materials.

Microdosing LSD [28].

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 9– Mar 15)

Comment of the Week

I’d also have to opt for saving the drowning friend first – it’d be too hard for me to have to try to swim with my mouth stuffed full of chocolate

– That’s my take as well, PrimalGrandma [33]. You’d also risk diluting the chocolate with swallowed water, which would be a real tragedy.