Weekly Link Love — Edition 117

Research of the Week

Stories persuade more than facts.

Numeracy at age 4 predicts future math mastery.

Runner’s high depends on cannabinoids, not opioids.

Living near a street lamp may increase the risk of thyroid cancer. Rather specific, isn’t it?

Date seed tea increases T.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 469: Ben Ivey: Host Elle Russ chats with Ben Ivey about The Entrepreneur Lifestyle.

Health Coach Radio: Michelle Mansueto talks about finding your voice at the table.

Media, Schmedia

Is China building a gene-edited race of hyperintelligent soldiers?

Much baby food, even organic stuff, contains high levels of heavy metals.

Interesting Blog Posts

When and where did modern humans originate? The answer isn’t so simple.

Does creatine reduce the amount of sleep you need?

Social Notes

Reminder: Brad Kearns and I are premiering our new video at 10 AM Pacific today. We’ll also be there available to chat.

What they’ve gotten wrong.

Everything Else

Scientists analyze ancient Neanderthal poop.

Environmental exposures early in life and risk of obesity.


Calf: the second heart?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I am not surprised: “Evolutionary history” has an effect on the risk of disease.

Interesting idea: Unfermented pasteurized milk drives aging, fermented milk reduces it.

Famous last words: “Breaking the link between animals and meat is a solution to this problem.”

Important result: Teens living in high sound environments have worse sleep.

Fascinating argument: Not all hunter-gatherers were nomadic.

Question I’m Asking

Who’s lining up to eat this monstrosity?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 5 – Feb 11)

Comment of the Week

“With an Irish mother and a Greek father that leaves me between milk and baklava….”

-Could be worse, Eelbrood.

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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