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Weekend Link Love – Edition 425

Research of the Week

Your job may be killing you [1].

Here’s a weird promoter of neuroplasticity I didn’t see coming: allergies [2].

Replacing diet soda with water sped up weight loss [3] in obese women.

The world of virtual eating [4] (both taste and texture) is upon us. Don’t mind the facial electrodes.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 141: Aaron Alexander [5]: Host Elle Russ chats with Aaron Alexander, who wears many hats: personal trainer, connective tissue specialist, Rolfer, licensed manual therapist. If you’re interested in the interplays between mind, body and movement, listen to this podcast.

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 [6] so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

How accurate are those companies [10] that recommend optimal training regimens based on genetic analysis?

Maybe Ancel Keyes didn’t get everything wrong [11].

Media, Schmedia

Earlier this month [12], Soylent had to recall their new food bars because they were making people sick. Now Soylent’s pulling their flagship powder for the same reason [13].

How infections may be the cause of childhood obesity [14], rather than antibiotics.

The NY Times raises questions on GMO claims about yield boosts [15].

Everything Else

In the future, we may be able to turn off the genes [16] responsible for nightmares.

How to handle onions [17].

Higher HDL isn’t necessarily better [18].

More clues for longevity [19]—raw eggs, cookies, remaining independent.

Damn [20].

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Concept I’m playing with: Sleep and wakefulness are not binaries. It’s a spectrum [21].

Product I’m cooking with: This week was the official release of PRIMAL KITCHEN Ranch™ [22]on PrimalBlueprint.com [23]. Thanks to Civilized Caveman [24] for yesterday’s killer ranch recipe [25].

Product I wish I’d thought of: $66 (with $15.50 for shipping) frozen collard greens from Neiman Marcus [26]. Right on time for Thanksgiving!

Articles I’m pondering: “Global chain restaurants are the future of food [27].”

Podcast I enjoyed doing: I got a chance to talk extended longevity with The Optimized Geek [28].

Podcast I can’t wait to listen to: Joe Rogan chats with Wim Hof [29], the Iceman.

Miscellaneous news I enjoyed: DNA testing cleared a dog on death row [30].

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 6 – Nov 12)

Comment of the Week

“Liver: If you’re brave enough, eat it raw as a smoothie. I add coconut milk, a handful of blueberries, and cinnamon to a half pound of liver, and blend. It’s surprisingly delicious, and without the bandaid-y flavor of cooked liver.”

– This liver smoothie recipe from His Dudeness [35] is legit, but I mostly want to highlight the lyrical genius of “bandaid-y.”