Weekend Link Love — Edition 502

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Someone was butchering rhinoceros in the Philippines 700,000 years ago.

A study finds that Koreans tend to prefer harder rice and Americans prefer softer rice. It’d be interesting to gauge the nature/nurture influence by looking at the preferences of Korean-Americans and biracial children of Korean and American parents.

Compared to those raised in rural settings with animals around, young healthy adults raised in urban settings without animals exhibit an exaggerated immune response to social stress and take longer to quell to resultant inflammation.

Among a group of 104 patients admitted to a mental health facility in the UK, just 8.7% were vitamin D-sufficient.

Type 2 diabetics who went keto for a year enjoyed lower inflammation, higher HDL, fewer small-dense LDL particles, and an improved HDL:triglyceride ratio.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 241: Max Lugavere: Max is an expert on the interplay between nutrition and cognitive 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 so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

Carnivore Shawn Baker explores his “elevated” blood sugar numbers.

Sugar, not salt, is a likely cause of kidney stones.

Media, Schmedia

An incredibly rare form of eye cancer strikes two groups in two states.

Wrestler faces.

Everything Else

Have you seen a worse attempt at intermittent fasting?

Roundup is in just about every food.

The dystopian sci-fi future we’ve all read about is slowly unfolding before our very eyes.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Article I’m pondering: Is depression a physical illness?

Reality we’ll have to grapple with in the near future: Lab-grown meat is getting cheap enough to make economic sense.

I’m always impressed when I read about this stuff: Why medieval antibiotics worked (and still work).

I can notice a difference among peers who train and don’t: Aging brain correlates with aging brawn.

I think I know one reason why obesity was so rare in China: “Prior to the last decade, there was essentially no snacking in China except for hot water or green tea.”

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 29 – May 5)

Comment of the Week

I’m trying to imagine what a hyperbolic chamber would look and sound like.
I think you meant “hyperbaric “. ?

– Stop exaggerating, 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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