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Weekend Link Love – Edition 399

Host Brad Kearns celebrated the 50th episode of the Primal Endurance Podcast [1] by bringing video into the mix [2]. More to come.

Elle Russ, author of the upcoming book, The Paleo Thyroid Solution [3], chats with Abel James [4].

Research of the Week

A third of all antibiotic prescriptions are totally unnecessary [5].

Medical error is the third biggest killer [6] in the US.

Faster metabolic rates made [7] our big brains possible.

Genes aren’t everything: active twins are leaner [8] than their sedentary twins.

Biggest Loser contestants really, really struggle with weight maintenance [9].

Longer rest periods may be better [10] for muscle protein synthesis.

In women with PCOS, grazing beats three meals [11].

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 118: Brad Kearns and Elle Russ [12]: Hosts Brad Kearns and Elle Russ discuss a variety of topics, drawing on reader comments and questions. How does genetic makeup interact with carb metabolism? Is testosterone sensitive to the demands placed on the body? What are Elle’s tips for writers? Find out all that and 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 [13] so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

An ultimatum from the Dietary Guidelines chairwoman Barbara Millen got Nina Teicholz kicked off [15] the National Food Policy Conference panel.

We’re losing [16] our Neanderthal genes.

Southern California vegan restauranteurs turn out to be murderers [17] who enslave animals on their farm and keep freezers full of cow flesh.

Media, Schmedia

The rise and fall of Theranos [18], the company that promised to track every biomarker worth tracking with a single drop of fingertip blood.

Dr. Aseem Malhotra thinks the benefits of statins [19] have been greatly exaggerated. Another good piece [20] from him: “When I go to my local curry restaurant, I always ask the waiter to make sure my chicken jalfrezi, spinach curry and lentil daal is cooked in ghee, not vegetable oil.”

The world (and many lucrative endorsements [21]) of Dr. David Katz.

Everything Else

The vast difference [22] between what foodies (say they) cook and what actual home cooks cook.

Beware the trash panda [23].

Walt Whitman would have fit in nicely [24] around these parts.

Art in the fall [25].

Nature is brutal and beautiful [26].

Hershey’s entering [27] the meat bar business.

More “human safaris,” this time in Peru [28].

Why butter’s back [29].

Adorable, delicious [30].

Ugly fruit is better for you [31].

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 11 – May 17)

Comment of the Week

He is Vego! You are like buzzing of flies to him.

– Excellent comment. In case you don’t know what His Dudeness [36] was referring to, watch this [37].