Weekend Link Love – Edition 412

weekend_linklove in-lineJust a quick shout out to let you know that for the month of August, you can grab a digital copy of the following books for only $3.99 on Amazon: Death By Food PyramidFruit Belly, and The Primal Prescription.

You may not have a health coach, but you can still benefit from these 5 lessons.

Research of the Week

To counter all that sitting, you might need to train for an hour a day.

Resistant starch pancakes eaten with whey protein increase satiety and fat oxidation.

Early introduction of egg white and peanut to breastfed babies reduces their allergenicity.

Farm dust exposure in childhood might be the key to asthma prevention.

Is rest really best after a concussion?

Homes in wealthy neighborhoods have more bugs.

Resistant starch has a stronger effect on blood lipids, while fiber is better at improving glycemic control.

Lauric acid (primary MCT in coconut oil) stimulates ketone production in brain astrocytes.

Metformin users, be aware. B12 deficiency is common in people using metformin, and sometimes it causes peripheral neuropathy.

Danazol, a synthetic male steroid, preserves telomerase in humans and may reverse aging.

In middle aged women, high-intensity, low-volume swim sprints beat low-intensity, high-volume swimming for improving insulin sensitivity and glucose control.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

pb-podcast-banner-129Episode 129: Sher Smith: Host Elle Russ hangs out with Sher Smith, a recent success story from Elle’s upcoming Paleo Thyroid Solution. They discuss Sher’s amazing journey from thyroid problems and eating disorders to easy Primal eating, exercising, and living.

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

The Harvard research group can’t stop attacking butter. Why?

What does Primal productivity look like?

Fecal transplants work, but poop pills don’t.

Media, Schmedia

If you’re under 25, Peter Thiel may want your blood.

“…three of the Olympic 800m finalists might be intersex athletes.”

Leading nutritional scientists call for a new approach to studying diet and its effect on health: focus on foods in context, not nutrients in isolation.

Now they’re saying lean protein makes you fat.

Everything Else

Better than pesticides: 1000 ducks.

Better than soy: duck weed.

Never thought I’d read about a “yoga-fueled rampage,” but here we are.

The more we look, the more similar we are to the Neanderthal.

The McMuffin’s got real butter now.

A chef complains about home cooks.

Hey, you know what sounds great? An evidence-based policy for sodium intake.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 7 – Aug 13)

Comment of the Week

Should we instead change the name from cockroach milk to Beetlejuice? ?

Yes, we probably should.

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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      1. Yes, he is a wonderful cook, and we are taking great care when it comes to making better meal choices and maintaining good health in general.

  1. I thought working out an hour a day WOULDN’T counter the effects of sitting. Isn’t that what we have been told? So confused…

  2. “A chef complains about home cooks…” Although he makes some good points, this chef’s attitude is obnoxiously arrogant. Most people (who actually know how to cook)prepare their food according to the way they prefer to eat it, whether it happens to be professionally “correct” or not.

  3. Every day, I look in the mirror at my arthritic joint damage and know that THIS is the result of my Neanderthal closeness–not to mention Type O- blood. We traded DNA diversity for arthritis when humans mated with Neanderthals.

  4. Is it just me or there’s a system wide crusade against eating butter and meat?

    It would like to tell Dr Frank Hu that resistance is futile but I mine as well talk to the wall. To bad because the Technion institute (Israel) just concluded a study on the negative effects of consuming soy oil, with regards to Atherosclerotic, heart disease and blood vessels

    Weekend love links rocks (-:

  5. The study on meat and obesity holds the key: If people just quit eating protein, fat, and carbohydrates, world obesity problems would be solved!

  6. Those waffle, tho! My word. I’m making primal chicken and waffles very soon.

  7. Three cheers for the chef! All good advice. I’m a woodworker; he is correct that end grain is best, but it’s going to be very thick, like a cutting surface in a butcher shop. Good idea if you’re whacking great hunks of animals.

  8. I grew up on a farm in the 1970s/80s and still ended up with 2 autoimmune diseases.

    I was a free-range kid — playing outside all day, feeding the animals, playing in the dirt, and swimming in the irrigation ditch.

    …Wait, maybe being immersed in pesticides wasn’t so great after all.

    1. It’s having contracted pin worms as a child that prevents asthma.

  9. Re: McDonalds;

    The change took six months. “You have to be careful with butter,” Ms. Foust said. “We’re really cooking with real ingredients.”

  10. I find it ironic that the blog post about primal productivity promotes a tool at the end that seems very characteristic of the modern information age, with how it intends to make things much more efficient. I would deem it paleo to learn from the experiences and stories that you encounter in nature and culture, with its limitations and natural hightening of concentration without distractions.

  11. Dr Frank Hu is just another pre-paid researcher to find(or make up) proof supporting his claim. Things like butter, red meat, raw dairy will always be vilified. There’s too many associations that agree they’re bad. Certain rich people stand to not only lose money, but influence if the full truth is revealed. I don’t like thinking people purposefully cover up the truth, but this has gone on for too long. If thirty years ago they came out and said we’ve made a mistake, vegetable oils are bad and saturated fat is, overall, neutral in it’s role of heart disease, this would’ve been an honest mistake, but the cover up continues. All major conventional wisdom and vegan enthusiasts are in agreement that saturates fat is BAD, and things will stay like this for a while, whether it’s true or not.