Weekend Link Love – Edition 426

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Mainlining garlic for cold season? Have an apple over salad for the sake of those around you.

Dim light in the room when you sleep impairs cognitive performance the next day.

Doctors are over-diagnosing breast cancer.

An extra hour of sleep increases wages by over 1% in the short term and 5% in the long term.

Better pupils have bigger pupils.

Interrupting your sitting with frequent standing breaks increases mental alertness, reduces fatigue, and inhibits food cravings.

More sun, less sadness.

If you want to lower postprandial blood glucose, better to take a walk after you eat than at random throughout the day.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 142: Paul Greive: Host Elle Russ chats with rancher Paul Greive, who tells you how to navigate the tricky world of grass-fed labeling and explains what it’s like to raise grass-fed cattle in Southern California.

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

Here’s what they’re feeding diabetic patients in one Canadian hospital.

Media, Schmedia

People are embracing low-carb vegetable versions of pasta, rice, and other starchy carb foods.

Scientists insist that the microbiome will be a big player in personalized medicine.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Content I’m browsing: The slides from Dennis Mckenna’s recent presentation in Prague.

Product I’m both curious about and horrified by: VR food.

Podcast I enjoyed: One Primal Health Coach grad (Dr. Brian Peterson) interviewing another (Jasmine Cabrera) on the Unleash Your Gene-ius podcast.

Interview I gave: “Secrets of a Paleo Aficionado” with Focal Upright.

Clip I’m watching: The great escape.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 13 – Nov 19)

Comment of the Week

This is definitely not the post to introduce the new girlfriend sporting a few extra pounds to the benefits of the paleo lifestyle

– Maybe not, Jack Lea Mason.

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. Re the great escape: Where is this hellhole so I can make sure I never visit?

  2. Thanks for the Dennis McKenna link.

    Snakes don’t bother me, but yikes, “the great escape” was mind boggling.

  3. Not surprised about this one:

    “Here’s what they’re feeding diabetic patients in one Canadian hospital.”

    No need to go to Canada. Here in the US just ask any diabetic what the Dr ordered and you will see something similar

  4. My uncle was in the hospital recovering from not having taken his insulin for many days. When I went to pick him up at discharge they were giving him a turkey sandwich as a snack between meals.

    1. much better than what I see around here
      And the funny thing is that the dr prescribing the awful diets had in his bookshelf the Grain Brain by Perlmutter!

  5. huff … huff.. huff… (labored breathing, calling my pranayama skills)

    I am recovering from the great escape

  6. Cannot wait to try the gingersnap recipe…I actually have the ingredients on hand, and I am totally in agreement that the soft, chewy version is the way to go. Looking forward to listening to Elle’s latest podcast, since the whole beef labeling thing can get really confusing. And funny about the cognitive impairment when sleeping with dim light. Just wrote a post on sleep…I’m a huge fan of the orange goggles before bed (since I can’t/won’t part with my devices) and a sleep mask to block out any light while I sleep. I truly wake up more refreshed when I use the sleep mask. It’s amazing that something that simple makes a difference.

    1. I can’t sleep in total darkness and I definitely wouldn’t be able to fall sleep with anything on my face. I need the spatial orientation of a tiny bit of night glow filtering in through the windows. It isn’t enough to be able to make out any objects in the room, but it’s enough to keep me from feeling like I’m floating in a black void. I guess we’re all different when it comes to what works best.

  7. The curried cream of broccoli soup sounds really good. I would use butter and heavy cream instead of coconut products since I don’t like the flavor of coconut. I’m curious to try the soup with apple and curry powder. We have an Instant Pot that makes a great pot of soup. I usually make it enough in advance to let the pressure reduce naturally instead of using the vent. (It takes about 20 minutes.) You can fill the pot a little fuller that way.

  8. Our forum here is in shambles, most users can rarely even connect to it. I can’t modify my signature or post images. Please, go back to a previous version or somehow keep this community alive.

    1. I’m rarely able to get into the Forum…has been 3 days now. Was able to get back in for a couple of days last week, but before that it was down for days. Very frustrating!

      1. I can rarely even get onto this comment board other than to reply to someone else’s comment. The “I’m not a robot” box doesn’t always display for me and you cannot post a comment without it.