Weekend Link Love — Edition 515

Research of the Week

“Good cholesterol” may not be so good in postmenopausal women.

The path to a man’s heart is through his gut bacteria.

60% of babies born worldwide fail to breastfeed within the first hour, missing a crucial window of nutrition.

Giving doctors a little “nudge” triples statin prescription rates.

Using ultrasound to open the blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s patients could enable delivery of helpful drugs.

We’re doomed. Robots can guilt us out of turning them off.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 267: CJ Hunt: Host Elle Russ chats with CJ Hunt, producer and host of the first ever Paleo documentary, The Perfect Human Diet.

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

Does butter give you fatty liver?

Media, Schmedia

Which states exercise the most (and least)?

Guess I’ll have to shelve the undenatured centipede protein powder Primal Kitchen® was about to unveil.

Everything Else

I dig this Hollywood nutritionist’s smoothie template.

Just do squats.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

10-point plan I agree with: Laird Hamilton’s, for defying your age and supercharging your body.

Quick Q&A I enjoyed: The one I did with Vibram.

Concept I’ve pondered: Why are people willing spend hundreds of dollars on painful, objectively unpleasant obstacle course races?

Nice post from Gary Taubes: “Thoughts on a Black Swan 2: The Hadza and Honey

Miscellaneous news I enjoyed: Crickets are good for your gut.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 29– Aug 4)

Comment of the Week

“Just the other day I was thinking about frozen animals “coming back to life”. I once carried in firewood for the wood stove in the winter with two wasps encased in ice on one or two pieces. I had the fire going after and was on the computer, which was next to the stove, when I felt something on my arm. It was one of the wasps. Then after I got rid of it, I saw the other one crawling around, which I got rid of too (they went from cold to really, really warm). Prior to that experience I was not aware that wasps had the ability to be cryogenically preserved.”

– Interesting, Animanarchy.

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 more than three decades 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 flavorful and delicious kitchen staples crafted with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils, and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prep mouthwatering meals that fit into your lifestyle.

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