Weekend Link Love – Edition 457

weekend_linklove in-lineRESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Seasonality may have driven the development of agriculture.

Even seated upper body activity suffices to break up sedentary time.

Old Japanese women who eat the most protein and high-antioxidant foods are the least frail.

Low-carb diets work well at getting type 2 diabetics off their meds, even left to their own devices with only occasional assistance from remote clinicians.

CrossFit is no more dangerous—and may even be safer—than comparable types of training.

Coffee boosts ketones.

Ketones fight gout.



Episode #174: Amy Berger: Host Elle Russ chats with Amy Berger, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner,  specializing in and practicing low-carb diet therapy for a variety of conditions. She’s also the author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline, which she and Elle discuss in depth. Great episode.

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.


What might have caused the great leaps of technological innovation in the paleolithic?

A different take on work-life balance.


Don’t let your kids “drink.”

The Qatari camels break the Saudi blockade.


A nice little refresher: 61 names for sugar.

Orcas vs fishermen (guess who’s winning).

Where things fell apart.

Skin all the way.

Cats are only barely domesticated.


Podcast I appeared on/contest they’re offering: Wellness Force, where I spoke about Primal living in the modern world, the power of intuition, the myth of “good” and “bad” genes, and much more. They’re offering a great chance to win $200 in Primal Kitchen® goodies. 

An article I enjoyed: The one where Gary Taubes skewers the AHA.

New development I’m following with great interest: Poop doping for cyclists.

Terrible news: Tick-borne meat allergy is spreading.

Try not to smile: Gorilla in a kiddie pool dances to “Maniac.”

Loving Primal Health Coach Lisa Brown’s story. (Interested in learning more? Check out the free ebook, “How to Become a Health Coach.”)



One year ago (Jun 25 – Jul 1)


I’m a proud member of the seven percent of Americans who get a kick out of messing with the people who make up dumb surveys.

– Ha! You’re probably right, Nick.

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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  1. We have had red meat allergy here in Sydney Australia over the past few years and different ticks to the one studied in the US. So it’s not particular to the Lone Star tick.

  2. Sixty-one names for sugar? Wow, who knew. I could have come up with maybe a dozen names if pressed. Cook from scratch and you won’t need to memorize all those names in order to avoid them. Also, there’s a big difference between naturally occurring sugars (such as in whole fresh fruit) and manmade or “derived” sugars. Many nutritionists and at least one well-known health guru lump them all into one category, but health-wise that just isn’t the case.

  3. I completely agree with leaving the skin on fruit and veg! I never peel my apples, carrots, aubergine, courgettes, etc. Although I do draw the line at bananas… 😉

    1. I agree, Jenna. I don’t peel much either. (In American English an aubergine is an eggplant and courgettes are zucchini squash, for those who didn’t know.)

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone peel eggplants or zucchinis before cooking. Wouldn’t that turn them into bland-looking mush without the skin to hold their shape?

  5. I am really interested but the arm ergometry study because I very often can’t walk. But when I google it, I only find arm cycles. Is that what it means?