Weekend Link Love – Edition 461

weekend_linklove in-lineRESEARCH OF THE WEEK

A father’s absence triggers cellular stress in children.

Big new trans-ethnic Alzheimer’s study finds several new genetic variants associated with the disease.

Ketamine saves suicidal teens.

Lung cancer patients undergoing successful treatment experience spontaneous re-pigmentation of gray hair.

Dogs split from a now-extinct group of wolves about 40,000 years ago.

A black tea polyphenol (called mitochondria activation factor) enhances hypertrophy in rodents.


Episode 78: Aarn Farmer: Aarn Farmer used to weigh over 400 pounds with full-blown metabolic syndrome. Two years of low-carbing followed by a ketogenic diet helped him drop 175 pounds and eliminate his metabolic syndrome. This is his story.

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Rock climbing therapy for brain injuries—a fast track toward Zen-like brain states.

If you want to be part of a carnivore study, sign up here.


Soylent: Coming to 7-11. Good thing they have bathrooms.

Nutritional heretic Gary Taubes explains why carboholism makes cutting carbs so difficult for so many.

Obesity experts question statin claims (again).


A 101-year old sprinter who just casually broke the 100m world record for her age group gave a post-race interview, which hinted at the reasons for her robust health: naps, “outside all the time,” three generations of offspring, indifference to the outcome.

Your brain is made of memories.

Beautiful fish swimming off the coast of Northern California.


New book I’m interested in: Crazy-Good Living, from Primal Health Coach and nutritional periodontist Dr. Al Danenberg.

Research I found interesting: Even people with neuroscience backgrounds believe common brain myths.

Older article I’m digging: “WHO Says Meat Causes Cancer?

I always like to see conventional wisdom refuted: Usain Bolt’s weird stride is what makes him run so fast.

News I did not enjoy: The CDC estimates there are more than 100 million Americans with diabetes or prediabetes.



One year ago (Jul 23– Jul 29)


PSA: the people-mover at the airport isn’t for standing in place. It’s there to help you walk faster to the gate that’s a mile away, but must be reached in eight minutes. I feel like the Flash power-walking on those things.

– I do the same thing, HisDudeness.

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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