Weekend Link Love — Edition 479

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Dietary linoleic acid makes alcohol even worse for your liver.

The study results that the sugar industry suppressed—because they showed animal data indicating that sucrose increased cancer risk.

Moderate drinking appears to be protective against all-cause mortality even in Japan, where rates of suboptimal genetic ethanol metabolism are higher.

Exposure to green spaces may improve children’s ability to pay attention.

High intensity endurance training increases pain tolerance.

Access to legal cannabis reduces reliance on opioids.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 196: Cindy Lu and Earl Martin: Host Elle Russ chats with husband and wife team Cindy and Earl, master aromatherapists who create essential oil blends, teach workshops, and train others to use essential oils to improve their clients’ lives.

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

There isn’t much evidence that “finish the antibiotics course” prevents antibiotic resistance or improves outcomes. Nevertheless, the mantra persists.

Media, Schmedia

The sugar industry has been stifling research into sugar’s effects on health for decades.

A famous (or now infamous?) food scientist has retracted yet another paper, his fourth this year.

Everything Else

Carl Lewis doesn’t think kids should specialize in specific sports.

People are already using CRISPR to edit their own genes. No one can stop them, so let’s just sit back and hope the inevitable cyberpunk futurescape isn’t completely dystopian.

Are introverts selling themselves short?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Giveaway I’m excited to, well, give away: The Primal Kitchen® Instant Pot giveaway. Go through Facebook or Instagram for your chance to win.

Charity event I’m participating in: One of my favorite charities is GO Campaign, which improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions. I got “auctioned off” last year and had a blast paddling with the winner. I’m up for grabs again this year….

Podcast I enjoyed doing: The mindbodygreen Podcast, where I explained exactly how long you need to be keto.

I know what my next supplement will be: Beneficial viruses protect our cells from pathogenic bacterial invaders.

Opinion I agree with: Analog is back (though digital is here to stay, too).

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 26– Dec 2)

Comment of the Week

“Did my Black Friday shopping in the forest. It was a great time, just being quiet and listening to the wind in the evergreens, but no suitable deer wandered in range. Next time, I guess.”

– Sounds like a good one, 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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