Weekend Link Love — Edition 516

Research of the Week

Sugar may alter collagen synthesis in the joints, increasing the risk of osteoarthritis.

Homo erectus: “YOLO!!”

US pollution levels have dropped dramatically.

More religious parents, fewer suicidal thoughts.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 269: Haley Morris: Host Elle Russ chats with Haley Morris, a Primal Health Coach and Life Coach.

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

With big brains came mental illness.

Pets as anti-depressants.

A medical student questions the connection between cholesterol and heart disease. Careful!

Media, Schmedia

As if destroying circadian rhythms wasn’t enough, blue light may also be partially responsible for blindness.

There may have been problems with the Cochrane review of the HPV vaccine.

Everything Else

The speed of death.

The curious link between intelligence and longevity.

Women survive more heart attacks if their doctor is a woman.

LL-37 is an immune peptide we produce in our bodies that seems to block the progression of Alzheimer’s.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Concept I’m pondering: The idea of male stoicism as a sexual strategy.

Study that isn’t quite what it seems: Keto makes the liver more insulin resistant.

What I’m wondering: Is CRISPR working, or is it not?

Announcement I’m pleased to, well, announce: Primal Kitchen® keto-friendly protein bars are coming very soon.

I always love a happy ending: From vegan to successful peddler of sustainable meat bars.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 5 – Aug 11)

Comment of the Week

“I cantankerously disagree with you Mark… curls may be performed in the squat rack under ANY the following conditions…

1. the user is using chain weight as accommodating resistance (this looks really cool)
2. it’s a whole body ballistic movement
3. squats are indeed being performed while curling, and…
4. farmed salmon and skim milk make up your brotein shake

This is an exhaustive list, so don’t even try.”

– I won’t, Liver King.

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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