Weekend Link Love – Edition 439

weekend_linklove in-lineRESEARCH OF THE WEEK

This bacteria links arthritis to Crohn’s disease.

Tobacco use may not be healthy, but some methods of consumption are far worse than others.

Male-type brains linked to higher autism risk in females.

Smokers should switch to vaping.

Not smoking, drinking little or no alcohol, avoiding weight gain, and exercising regularly all reduce cancer risk.

Parkinson’s patients should definitely exercise.

Eating more fruit and vegetables for two weeks increased psychological well-being in young adults.

Acute pain makes people choose smaller immediate gains over bigger long-term gains.

Even minor vitamin A deficiencies increase Alzheimer’s pathogenesis.

A1C blood sugar tests may not be as accurate in African Americans.


pb-podcast-banner-142Episode 155: Dr. Gary Foresman—Breast Health Part 3: Dr. Gary Foresman returns to the podcast to dig even deeper into breast health.

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Why are we so weak?

Dubious post on people’s motivations for taking protein powder.

A Q&A about traditional Arctic diets.


Whole Foods is losing market share.

How a change in diet and lifestyle might have saved Tom Brady’s career.


Drones discover massive earthworks hidden in the Amazon.

Breaching whales are basically yelling at each other.

The price of light.

Are exercise non-responders mythical creatures?

We’re all eating our performance fleece.

So happy.

What will autonomous AI mean for religion?

Before the advent of water bottles with smartphone inserts, kids were dying of dehydration en masse.

A former Enron billionaire is waging a war on bad science.


Minneapolis event you shouldn’t miss: Like clean water coming out of your faucet? Me too. Only millions of girls worldwide don’t have that option and instead have to walk for miles just to fetch it. Fit for HER is raising money to get those girls and their families easy access to clean water, so they can devote more time to education. Make time on February 18th to pick up a ticket and head over to 514 Studios for a great—and important—time. PRIMAL KITCHEN™, along with tons of other awesome vendors, will be sponsoring the event.

Article that caught my eye: There’s a new restaurant coming to downtown Culver City.

Review you should read: Dr. Mike Eades’ review of Taubes’ The Case Against Sugar.

I’m sure this’ll fix everything: Coca-Cola, now with added fiber.

Video that made me smile: Man paralyzed through driving regains freedom through diving.


  • A grandmother’s secret: turmeric tea.
  • Easy tahini dip.


One year ago (Feb 12 – Feb 18)


“Lighten up Sisson, you’re way too serious about this subject!”

– You got me, Nocona.

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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