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February 11, 2018

Weekend Link Love — Edition 490

By Mark Sisson
9 Comments

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

A spoonful of sugar makes a battle for immune supremacy go down in the gut.

Scientists can’t confirm that vegetarianism and veganism are safe for kids, even if they supplement.

UV-C light kills the flu virus.

Depressed, anxious, or suicidal people are more likely to use absolutist words like “never” or “always.”

At one month of age, boys and girls already show differences in brain structure.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 217: Kale Brock: Host Elle Russ chats with Kale Brock about his new book on the microbiome.

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

A writer goes carnivorous for two weeks, comes away impressed.

Why the Chinese rarely buy deodorant.

Media, Schmedia

Chile’s trying to beat childhood obesity by restricting food marketing to kids and implementing strict rules for labels.

Ex-Google, -Facebook, and -Apple employees are joining forces to fight back against the damaging effects of smartphones and social media.

Everything Else

Darn kids and their moving pictures.

Will the next big health wearable be a personal air quality tracker?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Contest worth trying to win: Enter to win this MEGA Keto-friendly giveaway (worth $400+) from Feb 5th-12th 2018. Whether you’re starting out on the Keto diet or already a veteran, there is something for everybody!

I like how Finnish entrepreneurs pitch their ideas: While standing waist-deep in frigid Arctic water.

Development I’m applauding: Weight Watchers now considers whole eggs to be a “zero-point food.”

Concept I’m pondering: Is iron overload less of an issue in healthy people?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 11– Feb 17)

Comment of the Week

Interesting day. Stress can be very subjective. As a former police officer, everyone else thought my job was stressful. I thought it was fun. The sitting in the office version was, to me stressful, and so I got a new job.

One other observation: “Leftover wine’? Who has that?!

– 1. Great insight. Exactly, Brad. 2. Ha!

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Valerie
Valerie
3 months 11 days ago

I cliked the first link about sugar. No mention of the immune system in the article.

His Dudeness
His Dudeness
3 months 10 days ago
Have to agree with the quote of the week. I left an office job for one most people would see a sign stressful. I currently work the very early morning shift on the airport getting airplanes in and out of the cargo ramp in a very time-sensitive operation. There constantly are vehicles driving around, planes spinning up propellers and jet engines, de-ice fluid being sprayed, and weights/positions being called down by different people on the radio. All of this happens in all of nature’s fun weather. You have to be alert and situationally-aware at all times. I love it. Compared… Read more »
Kelly
Kelly
3 months 10 days ago

I don’t know Dudeness, your new job seems pretty awesome. When I was 19 I walked onto a farm in Maryland and asked for a job. It was a horse racing farm, and I was the only lady there. It was awesome really. Really really hard and physically demanding, so much so that I used to sleep on the hay bales after I ate my lunch everyday. Wouldn’t trade that experience for the anything.

Ion Freeman
Ion Freeman
3 months 10 days ago

MEGA = Make Earth Great Again

Dane Crosby
3 months 10 days ago

If UV light kills the flu what is everyone getting sick with? has the flu mutated ?

Ross
Ross
3 months 10 days ago
Ross
Ross
3 months 10 days ago

“Our results complement a growing body of work investigating the earliest neurobiological changes associated with development and suggest that asymmetry and sexual dimorphism are present at birth.”

I don’t know why this would be surprising to anyone. But apparently sex differences in the brain and therefore the way the brain functions seem to be marginalised or taboo subjects in many places.

Elizabeth Resnick
3 months 10 days ago

Had to laugh at the quote of the week in regards to wine…does left over wine actually exist? I saw this right after reading the recipe yesterday which sounds amazing, but my first thought was…”where would I find a half cup of red wine?”
And the all meat diet thing was interesting…can’t imagine actually doing it though…love my veggies!

2Rae
2Rae
3 months 9 days ago

I like the idea of “eat only meat” plus some high fat dairy like cheese and cream, plus eggs of course (chicken meat the before picture). Seems as tho my body presently does NOT like vegetation. Looking to solve that here soon, but for now it might make sense just to make my gut happier.

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