Weekend Link Love – Edition 455

weekend_linklove in-lineRESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Coffee boosts your workout, even if you drink the stuff all the time.

Farming selected for genetic variants that increase conversion of plant fats into long-chained fats.

New mummy data reveals that ancient Egyptian genetics were more closely related to Middle Eastern and European populations than Central African ones.

Sherpas possess genetic adaptations that increase energy generation in low-oxygen environments.

Giving violent and aggressive boys a multi-micronutrient supplement makes them less violent and aggressive.

In adults with IBS and depression or anxiety, a probiotic may reduce symptoms.

Your brain is protecting you from sick people before “you” are “aware” they’re even sick.



Episode 171: Genevieve Howland: Host Elle Russ chats with Genevieve Howland about natural pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting.

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Interesting Blog Posts

Food: more than just nutrients.

To attract women, men should eat lots of garlic and enough carrots to turn their skin yellow.

The fascinating history of the banana babies.


India is getting wealthier and more diabetic.

Overworked doctors can’t keep up with the literature, so it’s up to you.


Fred Kummerow, one of the first researchers to question the sanity of filling our diets with artificial trans-fats (and a major butter lover/vegetable oil hater), just passed away at the ripe old age of 102.

OJ consumption is down, and it’s hurting Brazilian orange farmers.

Millennials aren’t eating at chain restaurants, and it’s hurting Applebee’s.

Meet Iron Grandpa.

Cows have been eating Skittles.

Seafood, now with microplastics.

A new milk-sharing app helps British mothers exchange breastmilk.

I hear Google’s interview process culminates in a 20-rep set of front squats at bodyweight.


Concept I’m pondering: The stress-reducing effects of fractals.

I’m somehow not surprised: CRISPR likely causes hundreds of unintended mutations.

Article I’m loving: How Adrian Ballinger Summited Everest Without Oxygen.

Japanese news I enjoyed: They need more ninjas.

I’ve always said this: Wasp nests don’t belong in vaginas.



One year ago (June 4– June 10)


They’re the only place I can find chicken hearts.

– Not exactly sure why, but this comment from bill really hit home.

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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