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Weekend Link Love — Edition 513

Research of the Week

Swapping out carbs for nuts does wonders [1].

Doctors don’t listen to and often interrupt their patients [2].

Young kids innately malign free riders [3].

Self-esteem peaks at age 60 and doesn’t decline until age 70 [4].

The “obesity paradox” is explained by low-lean mass [5], 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! [6]: 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 [7] so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

Do testosterone-boosters work [8]?

What would happen if we replaced Earth with the same volume of intact blueberries [9]?

Media, Schmedia

The shark [10] was probably deficient in palmitoleic acid.

Pregnancy changes women’s brains, and no one’s warning them [11].

Undeclared soy [12].”

Everything Else

Early hominids were in China at least 2.1 million years ago [13].

Bias is shortchanging the impact [14] of NIH funding.

The march (crawl?) of the designer baby draws nearer [15].

“Richter said it is unlikely the bread…was consumed as a staple [16]…”. Hey, bread had to start somewhere.

“Many Tzotzil believe [17] 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 [18].

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) [19] 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 [20]. Brad’s a real looker, so check out the video as well [21].

Opinion with which I agree: Pills are not the answer [22].

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 [23].”

I endorse her training tactic: First Saudi woman to climb Everest trained [24] 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.” [25]

I thought this was cool: Jennifer Garner drinks Collagen Fuel smoothies [26].

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 [31].