Weekend Link Love – Edition 416

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Flavonoids fight flu.

Hypertrophy in older men depends on the number of capillaries serving their muscles.

Probiotics are probably helpful for type 2 diabetics.

Vaping acutely increases aortic stiffness.

Your dog does understand you (fMRI warning.)

Manipulating the sequence of your food intake (eating protein and fat before carbs) improves glucose control.

Paleo is good for the heart.

If we think our meat was raised humanely, it tastes better.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 133: Dr. Eileen Laird: Dr. Eileen Laird is an expert on autoimmune disease who’s using the paleo diet to cure her own rheumatoid arthritis. She hangs out with Elle Russ to chat about some simple tweaks you can make to your diet, lifestyle, daily routine, and mindset to improve your immune health.

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

An easy weight-loss hack: double your veggies and halve your starch.

Neither industrial grain-based nor industrial animal-based agriculture are sustainable.

Worried? Can’t stop your racing mind? Go for a hike.

How much alcohol should you have?

Media, Schmedia

Obesity rates are actually improving in some states.

I chatted with Outside Online about fasting.

Maybe you can’t just smile your way to happiness.

As rates of opioid overdose skyrocket, the DEA decides to ban the legal alternative with the most potential to curb opioid addiction and abuse.

The Zika virus story gets scarier.

I’m all for eating more collagen, but not like this.

Everything Else

Orange juice and soda sales are down.

VR spiders to treat arachnophobia.

What playgrounds looked like a hundred years ago.

Lucy (our distant hominid ancestor) may have died after falling from a tree.

Or not.

Evolution is ableist.

A new device promises to detect gluten.

Many fruits and vegetables have more protein than you think.

What’d those reindeer ever do to Thor?

Nice tumbling, Gene. So long.

Recipe Corner

  • Caprese salad is timeless.
  • Kale artichoke pistou (think pesto).

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 4 – Sep 10)

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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