Weekend Link Love — Edition 513

Research of the Week

Swapping out carbs for nuts does wonders.

Doctors don’t listen to and often interrupt their patients.

Young kids innately malign free riders.

Self-esteem peaks at age 60 and doesn’t decline until age 70.

The “obesity paradox” is explained by low-lean mass, not low-fat mass. “Extra” muscle is healthy, extra body fat is still bad for you.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 263: Tania Teschke: The Liver Show!: Host Brad Kearns chats with Tania Teschke about eating the most nutrient-dense diet possible.

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

Do testosterone-boosters work?

What would happen if we replaced Earth with the same volume of intact blueberries?

Media, Schmedia

The shark was probably deficient in palmitoleic acid.

Pregnancy changes women’s brains, and no one’s warning them.

Undeclared soy.”

Everything Else

Early hominids were in China at least 2.1 million years ago.

Bias is shortchanging the impact of NIH funding.

The march (crawl?) of the designer baby draws nearer.

“Richter said it is unlikely the bread…was consumed as a staple…”. Hey, bread had to start somewhere.

“Many Tzotzil believe carbonated soda has the power to heal the sick. Mikaela Ruiz, 41, a local resident, recalls how soda helped cure her infant daughter, who was weak from vomiting and diarrhea. The ceremony was performed by her diabetic mother, a traditional healer who has performed the soda ceremonies for more than 40 years.”

Good overview of the current unifying theories of psychedelics.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Giveaway you should try to grab: Three lucky people will each get a signed copy of Cristina Curp’s new cookbook, Made Whole, (Enter Here) as well as our entire lineup of Avocado Oils, Dressings, Condiments, and Marinades (unsigned).

Podcast you should listen to: My friend and writing partner Brad Kearns appeared on The Ripple Effect. Brad’s a real looker, so check out the video as well.

Opinion with which I agree: Pills are not the answer.

I’d drop the “may have”: “The introduction of refined carbohydrates in the Alaskan Inland Inuit diet may have led to an increase in dental caries, hypertension, and atherosclerosis.”

I endorse her training tactic: First Saudi woman to climb Everest trained by “walking around with a backpack full of sand.”

I’m saddened but not surprised: The potential DNA damage from CRISPR has been “seriously underestimated.”

I thought this was cool: Jennifer Garner drinks Collagen Fuel smoothies.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 15– Jul 21)

Comment of the Week

“‘Had I a set of breasts from which an infant would be suckling.’
Even so under the shackles of Hypocaloricostopheles, though shalt’nt fasten thy womb lest you risk a pregnant void.

C’mon, Mark.”

– Keep the verse going, Stefan.

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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