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

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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  1. The biblioburros was cute. I immediately though it was going to be called “burro a book”, but that pun would be meaningless in Spanish.

  2. Any chance the RSS feed issues will be worked through soon?

    I didn’t get updates beginning from when the new design premiered, then got a blast of 10 yesterday, then no update today.

    I look forward to Sunday so I came looking for it today, but hope it will reliably show up in my Newsify app again soon.

  3. “The majority of your brain’s structure was inherited from your parents.”
    I unno bout that 1…. at least regarding a facsimile of their psyches. Maybe I got some recessive alleles in a decent combo.
    Since some of my earliest memories and especially after I hit five years old or so I’ve been aware that in many aspects I am cognitively superior to my parents – more reasonable and clever, for example. heh. I think they may suffer (especially on the maternal side) from heavy metal poisoning or something else/ other stuff environmentally that’s detrimental.

    1. Hey, awesome.
      I have to get used to the new site layout still; I haven’t been on MDA much in a while.
      These new pics with Mark stretching, though, vibe with me. Is there a little more [subliminal] emphasis on flexibility? Has Mark improved his training? I think so. Luminescent, the worthy mortal is.
      I’ve been pressed for time lately while using computers (homeless, depending on the library) because I am far behind on this site especially and some others due to all the time I spent in jail for insane “reasons” in the last couple years…
      but after reading the tendon post I was determined to mention that in my infallible self-educated opinion flexibility is as important for your tendons as anything else – you should be stretchy as well as spry, springy, and taut like a tiger!
      Works ok for me. I practically don’t work out gym-wise these days at all. Just barely. Maybe it would benefit me if I did more “reps” for their own gains’ sake.. but even so I’ve been served well enough by my active lifestyle, getting exercise through tasks meant to cause fun for me as the purpose, and regularly adding stretching into my everyday movements.

  4. Please change gray font color to black! Otherwise, love the new look!