Weekend Link Love – Edition 420

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

On the causality—or lack thereof—of the gut biome’s association with obesity.

Going barefoot in the classroom makes kids more enthusiastic about school.

Where you carry your fat affects your risk of heart disease.

The role of mitochondrial hormesis in exercise training.

Strong kids become healthy adults.

Structured exercise reduces disability burden in older people, partially by helping them bounce back from periods of immobility.

Intervals may be more efficient than steady-state cardio, but not if you hate running them.

Scientists may have created a universal flu vaccine.

Morning sickness predicts a reduced risk of miscarriage.

Trampoline training is fun and effective.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 136: Beverly Meyer — Beverly Meyer is an expert on Vitamin K2 with 30 years of experience as a naturopathic practitioner. To learn more than you thought possible about this vital, largely unknown nutrient, listen to Elle and Beverly’s conversation.

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

One wonders how many of these catastrophic “one line” code errors we’re missing.

Do bugs ever feel sad?

Media, Schmedia

Lessons from an unexpected stroke at 26.

A school is replacing detention with meditation.

Ethnic Chinese may have lived (and died) in Roman London.

Everything Else

In light of growing evidence that it doesn’t actually exist, the original “power pose” promoter, researcher, and TED-talker has completely turned on her creation.

Is awe always awesome?

Crows are such jerks. I can’t help but love them.

Sleep deprivation really messes you up.

I hope whoever becomes president bans these scourges, these threats to public safety.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Business: My line of PRIMAL KITCHEN™ avocado dressings was a finalist in New Hope Network’s 2016 NEXTY Awards. Pretty excited about it.

Podcast: I enjoyed Eileen Laird’s chat with Elle Russ on the Phoenix Helix podcast. Worth a listen.

Event: I gave a speech on Primal Endurance principles at the Bulletproof Conference last weekend in Pasadena, CA. Great people. Great fun.

Article: “I Used to Be a Human Being”—Andrew Sullivan, on the toll hyperconnectivity takes.

Fun fact: Roller coasters may help you pass a kidney stone.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 2 – Oct 8)

Comment of the Week

“Well, now you’ve done it. I have to go find something heavy and heave it into the air, then throw my head back and roar. My neighbors already think I’m weird.”

– But we don’t, His Dudeness.

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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