Weekend Link Love – Edition 463

weekend_linklove in-lineRESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Reducing sugar intake may be the key to reducing health care costs.

In a mouse model of Alzheimer’s, capsaicin (spicy component of hot peppers) improves cognitive function and reduces synapse loss.

Neanderthal genetic introgression may have shaped the modern human brain.

There’s a big link between substance abuse and sleep loss in adolescents.

Lutein, found in spinach, eggs, kale, and avocado (among others), may counter aging’s effect on the brain.

A new technique promises to remove 99% of BPA from water in half an hour.

Humans have been manipulating forest ecologies for at least 45,000 years.

Even sedentary seniors benefit from HIIT.


Episode 180: Elle Russ and Brad Kearns, Part 1: Hosts Elle Russ and Brad Kearns chat about the long-awaited release of the Primal Endurance Online Mastery Course.

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.


If we really want to compress morbidity and increase healthy longevity, we need to focus on the fundamentals of the aging process.

How Bret McClellan used the Primal Health Coach cert to launch and maintain a successful health coach business with his wife.


The war on salt is entirely misguided.

Soybean oil is officially heart-healthy!


A message to vegans from a vegan.

The existence of biology may be a fluke of physics, according to a new hypothesis.

What do our microbiomes say about us?

Psilocybin helps people reconnect with the world, not escape it.


How I know we’re doing good things: Elizabeth Resnick explains how the Primal Health Coach certification has ignited her passion, fueled her knowledge, and enhanced her business.

Sometimes I feel like we’re living in a Philip K. Dick novel: Professional cuddling on the rise.

I actually think this could reduce healthcare costs: DIY pharmaceuticals.

I tend to agree: A fast mile is more impressive (and realistic) than a slow marathon.

I need a new sponge: So do you, probably.



One year ago (Aug 6– Aug 12)


“I’d like to hop in for a visit just to knock out a few chin ups on marks famous pergola.”

– I smell a contest, tribal.

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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