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Weekly Link Love—Edition 12

Research of the Week

Maternal choline supplementation reduces the impact of Alzheimer’s disease [1] across generations (in rodents).

Subtitles are better than dubbing for learning a new language [2].

Computers (and, though not named in the title, smartphones) can really mess up your neck and shoulders [3] if you’re not careful.

Infant circumcision could increase [4] the risk of sudden infant death.

If you’ve ever skipped breakfast, you’re probably already dead of diabetes [5].

Body paint: an alternative to DEET [6]?

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 304: Dr. Dominic D’Agostino [7]: Host Elle Russ chats with doctor and keto expert Dominic D’Agostino.

Episode 305: Dr. Anthony Gustin [8]: Host Brad Kearns chats with Dr. Gustin, of Perfect Keto fame.

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 [9] so you never miss an episode.

Question From Readers

Hey, Mark, what do you think about the motives behind the new global diet guidelines? Are these guys really sincere or is it something else?

I’ve been discussing the oncoming war against meat for several months, and we’ve all seen it brewing for years. These EAT-Lancet dietary guidelines mark the first major offensive. Don’t expect this to slow down, or for the powers-that-be who want you to eat less meat and buy more plant products to give up. Meat isn’t very profitable. That’s what it comes down to. Not the climate. Not the “health risks.” Profit.

If I’m feeling extra suspicious, I might even consider that the lust of profit may be even deeper, and that they’re banking on an increase in the rate of chronic diseases related to diet—diseases that require ongoing prescriptions and lifelong medical care.

Media, Schmedia

The new evidence-based global dietary guidelines [10] allow 7 grams (yes, GRAMS) of red meat each day. I’ve already blown through my yearly allowance in the past week.

Sunscreen: The new margarine [11]?

Interesting Blog Posts

So, is grain fiber truly the staff upon which all life rests [12]?

20 reasons (at least) why the new dietary guidelines are wrong [13].

Social Notes

Out for a paddle [14].

Everything Else

“Hey plebs, how about you guys limit yourselves to a slice of bacon every three days so I can fly around on my private jet guilt-free [15]?”

Nomadic Mongolians were quite healthy [16].

The observation deck at the Tokyo fish market is now open to the public [17].

Nothing much going on, just a potential solar sail from an alien spacecraft [18].

Something to shoot for [19].

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast I enjoyed: Johann Hari on Tangentially Speaking discussing the real cause of addiction [20].

Image I found interesting: All the companies participating in the committee to push this low/no-meat global diet [21].

Sales figure I found illuminating: Self-improvement books related to mental health are now outselling [22] diet and fitness self-improvement books.

Reddit comment you should read: In which the author compares [23] the macronutrient ratios of the EAT-Lancet guidelines and the classic obesogenic rodent diet and finds them identical.

Article everyone needs to read: When things are going great, think about how they can go very wrong [24].

Question I’m Asking

Where do you see this “war on meat” leading? How far do you see it going?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 13 – Jan 19)

Comment of the Week

“Best cancer theory EVER. Exclamation point in the title got me intrigued, but they had me with the ribbons in fig. 4. You just can’t falsify that sh*t.

This is peak PubMed.”

– Indeed, DBW [29].