Weekend Link Love – Edition 417

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Vitamin D may reduce asthma attacks.

Nibbling your nuts linked to lower inflammation.

Human brains are particularly blood-thirsty.

Antibiotic prescriptions linked to food allergies in kids. Parents: if you’re faced with giving your kid antibiotics, read this.

The majority of your brain’s structure was inherited from your parents.

Caffeine may keep cognitive decline at bay.

“Leisure-time physical activity,” or play, also protects against cognitive decline.

Among males with a genetic predisposition, exposure to first-trimester ultrasound may increase the severity of autism.

Foam rolling one limb affects the other.

Now appearing in human brains near you: toxic nanoparticles from air pollution.

Minor dehydration impairs cognitive ability.

To improve frailty scores (and other reasons, too), seniors should be eating a bare minimum of 1 g/kg protein.

In obese European-American and African-American women, a low-carb diet improved GERD.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 134: Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly: Two cancer survivors who used ketogenic dieting to beat the disease visit the podcast to chat about their new ketogenic cookbook, how various diet strategies affect cancer, 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

Maybe kids should play with sharp things.

We aren’t perceiving objective reality, and it’s probably for the best.

Media, Schmedia

Our gut bacteria contain microbiomes made up of viruses.

The possible evolutionary role of loneliness.

Good riddance.

Everything Else

Sometimes organic is a scam.

Awesome libraries.

Maldives sinking, Schmaldives schminking: climate change could make coffee go extinct.

Got cats? Make ’em work for their food.

Haven’t these scientists ever watched Them!?

The Chuck Yeager fitness regimen (e-book out soon?).

Recipe Corner

  • A simple, spicy grass-fed beef curry with green beans you make in your slow cooker.
  • Speaking of curries, how about banana skin curry? Why not.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 11 – Sep 17)

Comment of the Week

“Love the new look: cleaner, brighter, bigger and well organized!”

– Thanks, Susan. It’s amazing what a new dress suit can do. Oh, you mean the site? Yeah, I’m digging the new look, too.

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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