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Weekend Link Love — Edition 476

Research of the Week

Fasting keeps you and your mitochondria young [1].

Less than two hours of walking each week could extend your life [2].

You can probably get Alzheimer’s through blood transfusions [3].

Why you should schedule your heart surgery for the afternoon [4].

The steady trickle of humans out of Africa into Europe doomed the Neanderthals [5].

Washing produce with baking soda removes most pesticides [6].

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 193: Dr. James DiNicolantonio, Pharm.D [7]: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. James DiNicolantonio about his new book, The Salt Fix [8], which destroys the conventional view on salt and health.

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 [9] so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

Is gout caused by meat or metabolic syndrome [12]?

If you want to solve acid reflux, you can take a drug that sorta works but might also give you stomach cancer [13], or you can lower your carb intake.

Media, Schmedia

New orangutan species [14]? Yes, please.

For better or worse, we’re getting closer and closer to choosing embryos with the “best” genes [15].

Everything Else

Alternative burial methods [16] for the eco-conscious.

The FDA just revoked the claim [17] that soy protein is good for heart health.

Interesting to see how the Bloomberg Agricultural Subindex, which includes soybeans, soybean oil, corn, wheat, and sugar, is trending [18].

This zucchini is the bomb, yo! [19]

“I’d like to make a reservation for Under [20] under Under,” said Tom Under.

Dental stem cell-soaked sponges that grow new teeth [21] may replace fillings.

5 ways people’s diets have changed over the last 50 years, globally [22].

 Things I’m Up to and Interested In

This is why I do it: Jennifer Beamer’s experience with the Primal Health Coach program [23].

Interesting study: What people desire, feel conflicted about, and try to resist in everyday life (PDF [24]).

I can’t even imagine: Sharing a brain with my twin [25] and seeing out of each other’s eyes.

This one surprised me: Mindfulness training fails [26] a critical test.

News I didn’t like (but I’m also not surprised): Non-alcoholic fatty liver is the fastest-growing cause [27] of liver transplants in American young adults.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 5– Nov 11)

Comment of the Week

Roko basilisk, lol!

– If anyone decides to google that, don’t say that Paleo Bon Rurgundy [32] did warn you.