Weekend Link Love — Edition 485

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Obese or overweight black people with vitamin deficiencies who took 4000 IUs of vitamin D—six times the recommended dose—saw rapid reductions in arterial stiffness.

Some people are immune to CRISPR gene modification.

Acetaldehyde, a toxic metabolite of alcohol, damages the DNA of stem cells.

A genetic predisposition toward greater insulin responses increases the risk of obesity.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 207: Mark Sisson and Robb Wolf: I get together with Robb to answer some listener questions and talk about what we’ve been up to.

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

What’s the evolutionary purpose of gods?

The epigenetic power of postnatal contact. Or, why you should touch, nurse, carry, and wear your babies.

Media, Schmedia

Yet again, the best diets get ranked last in this year’s “Best Diets” list.

People in San Francisco are spending almost $40 for 2.5 gallons of untreated, unfiltered “raw” water.

Everything Else

You might remember the story of Leafy, the little girl who went keto to successfully treat her seizures. Now her parents want to help other families discover the power of food as medicine, and they need your help.

Florida man fills car with frozen iguanas, car warms up, iguanas come back to life and crash the car.

Any Lovecraft fans?

Just imagine this dementia treatment using virtual reality.

Fishing trip.

Here’s why the Chinese are so into drinking hot water.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Food I should eat more of: Mushrooms.

Sure would be nice to have: The gene variant that protects against Alzheimer’s even in the presence of other established genetic risk factors.

Article I’m pondering: The case for thinking of death as a process.

Fact I was surprised (and pleased) to learn: 40% of Hong Kong consists of nature preserves and county parks.

News I didn’t enjoy: Chocolate is set to go extinct in 40 years.

Recipe Corner

  • Go bigos or go home.
  • Make-ahead breakfasts are often the only way people these days can eat in the mornings. This chorizo frittata is a great example.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 7– Jan 13)

Comment of the Week

I’m going to start by using proper grammar to live awesomely.

– You’re doing good so far, George P. Burdell.

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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