Weekend Link Love – Edition 398

Weekend Link LoveI invited an LA Times reporter out for some Ultimate several Sundays back. Sounds like he had a good time.

Research of the Week

Even folks with genetic predispositions toward depression improve with exercise.

Swiss cheese goes way back.

Childhood obesity is still increasing.

Dark chocolate boosts athletic performance (similar to beets).

Deep voices probably evolved to intimidate other men, not attract women.

Each additional hour of sedentary time is tied to higher coronary calcium scores.

Eating too much fructose can negatively affect gene expression in the brain, but enough DHA reverses it.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

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Episode 117: Michelle Norris: I sit down with the CEO and Managing Event Coordinator of Paleo f(x), Michelle Norris, to chat about the purpose of Paleo f(x), what health practitioners, laypeople, and entrepreneurs can get from it, and how Michelle plans to change the world.

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

“It’s impossible to be a vegan.” A smart kid ponders life, death, and the cyclical nature of everything.

Shroom guru Paul Stamets on the new CRISPR-edited button mushroom.

Are ravens as smart as chimps?

Media, Schmedia

Israel and McDonald’s duke it out.

The push to make California cannabis cultivation more sustainable.

Everything Else

How chronic hookworm infections may have caused the “lazy southerner” stereotype.

Me too, Ted. Me too.

Fitness, video-gamified.

Chris Masterjohn started a podcast.

The hot pepper as revolutionary barometer: “In Sichuan…eating spicy food has come to be regarded as an indication of such personal characteristics as courage, valor, and endurance.” These virtues are arguably just as useful on the toilet the morning after a spicy food binge as they are fighting Japanese imperialism.

Wildlife have taken over the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

A German city is putting traffic lights on the ground because people won’t look up from their phones.

Even if I was onboard with the principles, I refuse to go something called “vego.”

Liquid sheep.

Good dog.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 4 ? May 10)

Comment of the Week

Try walking through a public park full of dog poop. That?s one way to indulge in unpredictability while walking on a natural surface. ????

– Absolutely, Mack.

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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