Weekend Link Love – Edition 448

weekend_linklove in-lineRESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Chronic sleep deprivation batters bone formation.

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages as they grow makes mice more aggressive.

After telling no lies and being completely honest in every conversation for three days, people discovered that “being honest is far more pleasurable, leads to greater levels of social connection, and does less relational harm than” expected.

Food smells better when you’re sleep-deprived.

If you’ve got metabolic syndrome, better eat your avocados.

Cannibalism was more ritual than nutritional. We’re too hard to catch and too stringy.

How stevia controls blood sugar.

Paleolithic hunter-gatherers were amateur dentists.

Kids who spend time in places where people have smoked have nicotine on their hands and in their saliva.

Calorie reduction as you age has favorable epigenetic effects.

Central-Eastern Europe was full of giant hunters who specialized in killing mammoths and, eventually, dunking basketballs.



Episode 164: Devyn Sisson and Kyle Sisson: Host Elle Russ chats with my kids, Devyn and Kyle, about what it was like growing up in the Sisson household.

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Fecal transplants (from young to old) may increase longevity.

Talk about a success story.

A shoe blogger discovers the advanced technology attached to his ankles.

Evolution is bigoted against the aged.


Penzeys Spices scion dishes on the futility of salt grinders and other juicy spice trade gossip.

Could a virus trigger celiac disease?

Diabetes is even worse than we thought.


Apple’s working on a non-invasive way to track blood sugar levels.

Would you swim in this pool?

Horse versus alligator.

Researchers can now identify trace remnants of organic poisons from archaeological dig sites.

Dinosaur-faced chicken? Sure, let’s go with it.

Even meaningless rituals are probably good for us.


Excellent news from New Zealand: New Zealand just appointed Professor Grant Schofield, noted low-carb, high-fat proponent, to be its Ministry of Education’s first Chief Education Health and Nutrition Advisor.

Study that may explain why I’m still a fan of fruit: Eating fresh fruit is associated with a lower incidence of diabetes than not eating fresh fruit.

An excuse I’ve made a few times myself: Blame the dog.

Podcast I enjoyed: How Trauma Lodges in the Body (episode of On Being with Krista Tippett).

Miscellaneous news I enjoyed: Unilever is getting out of the margarine game.



One year ago (Apr 16– Apr 22)


“Healthy white adults with borderline hepatitis…” hmmm, not exactly what I would label as healthy, but then again, I’m no scientist. Haha

– I had the same reaction, Sara.

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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