Weekly Link Love — Edition 100

Research of the Week

More sugary drinks, less brain volume.

Less zinc in the blood, greater risk of COVID death.

Minorities are more likely to test positive for COVID, a disparity not fully explained by pre-existing conditions.

Some East Asian populations have metabolic adaptations to rice-based diets.

Living with kids lowers the risk of COVID.

Beyond meat, there’s a place where bones crumble.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 448: Tara Youngblood: Host Elle Russ welcomes Tara Youngblood, co-founder and chief science officer at Kryo, makers of chiliPAD.

Primal Health Coach Radio Episode 77: Laura and Erin chat with Jamie Shapiro about unlocking the power of both mind and body.

Media, Schmedia

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey’s take on why people are obese.

Fascinating post on why you shouldn’t judge your posture by how it “feels.”

Interesting Blog Posts

Decent article on omega-6 fats that still ends up toeing the official line.

Ancient history looked a lot like Robert E. Howard envisioned it.

Social Notes


Why I love the beach.

Everything Else

Human migratory history is looking a lot more complex.

Interesting podcast with Dave Feldman on the future of health tech.

Take more awe-full walks.

A “druggable pocket” discovered on the coronavirus.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Just as I always say: Genes are not always your destiny.

Worth a shot: Take action.

This is awesome: Dr. Bronner creates a label for psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Seems like fairly good stats: COVID survival rates by age.

I’m not surprised: Having both intuitive judgers and analytical judgers leads to better outcomes.

Question I’m Asking

What do you think about John Mackey’s take on obesity?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 19 – Sep 25)

Comment of the Week

“Kids so happy. They have an half hour teleconference in the morning, work on their assignments every so often over the course of the day, and really just play a lot. We have to essentially hire a full time governess, but they like it. When they eventually start spending two days a week in person, I expect their satisfaction to drop.”

-Glad to hear, Ion. I also wonder how the “hybrid” approach will work. Worst of both worlds?

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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