Weekend Link Love — Edition 473

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Magic mushrooms reset the brains of depressed patients.

Broccoli improves leaky gut.

“High levels of NQ [Neanderthal quotient, or the amount of Neanderthal genetic introgression a person has] tend to correspond to social fear, autistic tendencies, and depressive tendencies.”

Easter Islanders likely reached South America before Europeans.

A nice paper summarizing how and why modern people have lost their metabolic flexibility.

Dietary potassium is a big determinant of arterial stiffness and atherosclerosis.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 190: Lynne McTaggart: Host Elle Russ chats with Lynne McTaggart, one of the most influential figures in the consciousness and spirituality movements.

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.

Interesting Blog Posts

I don’t know about anyone else, but I still consider coffee to be a mystical sacrament.

Roundup is killing soil bacteria.

Media, Schmedia

Beef is looking better than ever.

Everything Else

Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins uses Irish dancing to improve his footwork on the field.

Sorry, vegans: Those lentils you love so much are the engines of social inequality.

Another example of human and dog co-evolution.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Study that doesn’t surprise me: Replacing saturated fat with monounsaturated fat or carbohydrate fails to improve inflammatory or atherosclerotic markers, and in the case of carbohydrate worsens them.

I’m glad: Gene therapy for blindness appears to work well.

An excellent offer that I hope people accept: Erwan Le Corre offers to train and certify all U.S. PE teachers who want to learn the MovNat method. Just imagine the quality of our athletes (and everyone else) in twenty years’ time.

Article I found interesting: What are the evolutionary explanations for female infidelity?

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Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 15 – Oct 21)

Comment of the Week

“The Ministry of Silly Walks strikes again, with the mid-foot, of course.”

– I can’t ignore a Monty Python reference, His Dudeness.

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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