Weekend Link Love – Edition 396

Weekend Link Love I was on Lewis Howes’ The School of Greatness podcast and had a great time chatting about Primal living, training, and entrepreneurship. Give it a listen.

Research of the Week

40 years ago, a landmark study seemed to show that lowering cholesterol by replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat reduced heart disease. Today, hidden data now revealed shows the opposite: that replacing butter with vegetable oil lowered cholesterol and increased heart disease.

Heartbreak is real.

Some people are completely healthy despite carrying genes that are supposed to saddle them with crippling diseases.

When doctors go on strike, mortality drops.

Due to immune mismatches, human women probably couldn’t carry Neanderthal hybrid males to term.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 115: Matt Whitmore and Keris Marsden: Host Brad Kearns chats with Matt and Keris about their new book Fitter Food, Second Helping, the role of fat, carbs, and ketones in training, how fitness nutrition has changed in recent years, 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 so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

Are we the only intelligent animals on earth? (Warning: you’ll want to tickle a chimp toddler after reading this.)

Urban raccoons are getting really smart. “Uber for dumpsters” next?

Media, Schmedia

This is your brain on (psychedelic) drugs.

“The sustained contraction of the margarine market” is hurting Unilever.

Never mind about that “PUFA worse for heart disease” study I mentioned earlier. Mustachioed observationalist Walter Willett says the new analysis of the old data is just “an interesting historical footnote” that is “irrelevant to current dietary recommendations.”

Everything Else

How little we know.

Cephalopods just wanna be free, man.

Michelle Tam (of Nom Nom Paleo) on umami.

The plane that might alleviate jet lag.

A cool new FitBit feature tracks “steps per hour.”

How the healthiest old guy on the planet stays so healthy and supports his world-record sprint performances: “I avoid sugar and eat lots of meat, especially fat. I’ve been on a fat trip lately. Fat! Piles of fat.”

Hey, how about that! 45% carb diets are apparently low-carb, according to South African authorities.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 20 – Apr 26)

Comment of the Week

Why do people with smaller waists like to keep their houses colder?

– Well done, Aaron.

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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