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Weekend Link Love — Edition 492

Research of the Week

Too much fructose in too short a time (glass of juice, can of soda) overwhelms the gut’s ability to handle it, especially on an empty stomach [1]. Eating it after meals helps.

Science journals with the most prestige are often the least reliable [2].

Once again, very low carb diets are great for Type 2 diabetes (PDF [3]).

A Primal keto diet is just fine [4] for magnesium levels.

Run to beat stress [5].

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 221: Ken Berry, MD [6]: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Ken Berry, a doc using ketogenic diets to treat chronic disease.

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 [7] so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

Man, desperate to fix his chronic pain, tries jumping into 52° F water for a quick swim. It works [8].

Why are our teeth so often crooked [9]?

Media, Schmedia

Neanderthals were doing cave art [10] at least 60,000 years ago, just like us.

Maybe don’t go barefoot in San Francisco [11].

Everything Else

Pandas are beautiful creatures, but man have they been dealt a terrible hand. Despite eating their 99% bamboo diet for thousands of generations, their guts still aren’t designed for fiber fermentation [12].

Even the wild animals are less free to roam [13].

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I’ve always wanted to work a The Graduate reference into the blog: “‘I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics [14]. There’s a great future in plastics if you want to increase the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension in middle aged and older men.”

I wish they’d figure this out: Cell phone use may still be a problem. Despite recent studies, it’s unclear [15] whether it is or isn’t.

I disagree: “Yoga pants are bad for women [16].”

I’m laughing because it’s true: “Smells a Bit Like Eggs [17].”

I’d rave to this: David Attenborough’s voice [18].

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 25– March 3)

Comment of the Week

Also, how much sulfuraphane did Dana Carvey create on SNL by singing about chopping broccoli?

– Fantastic reference, Caleb Moline [23]. Here’s the vid [24].