Weekend Link Love – Edition 421

weekend_linklove in-lineI talked at length about lessons learned in my endurance career on the Tri Swim Coach Podcast.


80% of Chinese clinical trials use falsified data.

Copper doorknobs fight infections.

Dogs and humans share genes for socializing (and social disorders).

Older women who consume more than 261 mg caffeine per day (2-3 cups of coffee, 5-6 cups of tea) have a lower risk of dementia.

A new study spanning 42 European countries finds no association between saturated fat and cardiovascular disease, the lowest risk among those eating the most fat and animal protein, and the highest risk among those eating the most refined carbs. Huh.

Bees just made the endangered species list for the first time ever. Congratulations!

People with a history of acne have longer telomeres.



Episode 137: Brant Cortright: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Brant Cortright, author of The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life, about how we can and why we should take steps to build new brain cells.

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.


Aging might not be inevitable. Or maybe it is.

Do statins really work?

Tom Naughton thinks the statin evangelists will lose.


Why big brained animals have big yawns.

Theranos is pulling out of the blood test game.


Ancient myths contain truths about the history of human migration.

South African poachers contend with sky-diving anti-poacher dogs.

Placenta Fitbits.

A mix of good intentions and sneaky marketing has produced an overmedicated population.

The next generation of bike helmets will have airbags.

A Zika vaccine is in the works.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Business buzz of the week: I’m excited to announce that The Paleo Primer: A Second Helping is now available for purchase. To celebrate, I thought I’d throw in a couple bonuses when you snag a copy.

The podcast that caught my attention most: Dennis McKenna (ethnopharmacologist and brother to deceased psychedelic bard Terence) visited Robb Wolf’s podcast for a chat about psychedelics and society.

A quote I found worth pondering: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”—Upton Sinclair.

The article that most piqued my interest: “The Harsh, Hidden Lessons of Tree School”—Trees are screaming pretty much all the time. You just can’t hear it.

My favorite fun fact of the week: Front squats for basketball players, hip thrusts for footballers.



One year ago (Oct 9 – Oct 15)


This articles make sense; eat multiple sources of protein similar to the way one would eat a variety of veggies. I just have to find where to buy tiger penis…

– I know a guy, Kyle.

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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