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Weekend Link Love — Edition 522

Research of the Week

Researchers discover the neuron circuit [1] that directly connects the brain to the gut.

Antidepressants work way better if the patient exhibits elevated inflammatory markers [2].

MDMA shows promise against social anxiety [3] in autistic adults.

Reduced cardiovascular mortality, increased all-cause mortality [4].

Higher maternal gluten intake during pregnancy, increased risk of type 1 diabetes in offspring [5].

Sandalwood smell compound increases hair growth [6] in human follicles.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 278: Angela Mavridis [7]: 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.

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Interesting Blog Posts

Maybe the government should just stop giving [9] diet advice altogether.

Media, Schmedia

I appreciate hospitals trying to improve [10] 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 [11].

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 [12].

The godfather of human population genetics has died [13]. Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was 96.

Why? [14]

The brain and the known universe share many surprising similarities [15].

Americans are eating more fake meat and milk [16] 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 [17].”

Although I already mentioned this last week: Just imagine the hugs [18].

Event I can’t believe I missed: canolaPALOOZA [19].

Trips I’d take: To these places [20] that have undergone “rewilding.”

Seems like an important development: John Hancock is quitting traditional life insurance [21] and focusing entirely on interactive insurance that uses health data from wearables and smartphones.

Recipe Corner

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 [25].