Weekend Link Love — Edition 522

Research of the Week

Researchers discover the neuron circuit that directly connects the brain to the gut.

Antidepressants work way better if the patient exhibits elevated inflammatory markers.

MDMA shows promise against social anxiety in autistic adults.

Reduced cardiovascular mortality, increased all-cause mortality.

Higher maternal gluten intake during pregnancy, increased risk of type 1 diabetes in offspring.

Sandalwood smell compound increases hair growth in human follicles.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 278: Angela Mavridis: Host Elle Russ chats with Angela Mavridis about the healing power of whole foods and what her company—TRIBALI—is doing to bring them to dinner tables.

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

Maybe the government should just stop giving diet advice altogether.

Media, Schmedia

I appreciate hospitals trying to improve the palatability, presentation, and taste of their food, but I wish they’d stop maligning salt, fat, and meat.

D’aww, antibiotic resistant bacterial infections have never been so cute.

Everything Else

An intermittent fasting triathlete went to an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant during his eating window, slammed down 100 plates of sushi, and got banned.

The godfather of human population genetics has died. Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was 96.


The brain and the known universe share many surprising similarities.

Americans are eating more fake meat and milk than ever before.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast I just appeared on: Brad Kearns’ new one, Get Over Yourself. It’s the “Ultimate Mark Sisson Interview.”

Although I already mentioned this last week: Just imagine the hugs.

Event I can’t believe I missed: canolaPALOOZA.

Trips I’d take: To these places that have undergone “rewilding.”

Seems like an important development: John Hancock is quitting traditional life insurance and focusing entirely on interactive insurance that uses health data from wearables and smartphones.

Recipe Corner

  • Keema matar, a spiced, spicy South Asian beef dish.
  • Nice smoothie recipe, though I’d ditch the honey and swap in our Vanilla Collagen. Do the workout, too.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 16 – Sep 22)

Comment of the Week

“I’d swear I saw an otter the other day wearing a FitBit and looking at it while deciding to eat two more oysters.”

– I stand corrected, Nocona.

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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