Weekly Link Love—Edition 15

Research of the Week

Adults sleep better and retain more memories in a bed that rocks.

Some human adaptations to extreme environments.

A new gene editing technology—CasX—emerges.

Post-workout carbohydrate replacement reduces the next-day benefits to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance.

Kids with fatty liver improve it by dropping sugar.

How a specific ketone body inhibits hypertension.

In Americans, intense experiences predict good health. In Japanese, relaxing experiences predict good health.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 309: Jennilyn Griffiths: Host Elle Russ chats with Jennilyn Griffiths about the upcoming FitCon Summit.

Episode 310: Sharon Brown: Host Brad Kearns chats with Sharon Brown, the founder and CEO of Bonafide Provisions, which makes the number one selling frozen bone broth in the country.

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.

Media, Schmedia

Erwan Le Corre on the limitations of the gym.

Coca-Cola had (has?) plants in the CDC.

Interesting Blog Posts

Dr. Mike Eades takes on the Framingham Heart Study.

Social Notes

My answer to “Is there an optimal diet for each person?”

Isn’t it pretty (plus a contest)?

Everything Else

Imagine taking one of these with a spear.

Aren’t avocados just the best?

Parkinson’s is set to skyrocket.

IQ tests for embryos.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Argument for GMO skepticism I found compelling: That making precise, controlled changes to microscopic properties can result in imprecise, uncontrolled macroscopic changes to outcome.

Photos I loved: The ones of trident-wielding surfers riding Lake Superior waves during the polar vortex.

Old article I enjoyed: They Thrive on All-Meat Diet (from Maclean’s in 1929).

Phrase I’m digging: “Inside-bone nutrients.”

This makes sense: The wilder the nature, the more benefits.

Question I’m Asking

Where do you prefer to train—in the gym or in the natural world? How do you prefer to train—using varied dynamic real world movements or with weights and machines?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 3 – Feb 9)

Comment of the Week

“Workstation? I’ve been in outside sales for 20 years now. I have a folding keyboard. Short work can be using it on top of my shoulder bag. Or even on top of a payphone that no one will ever use again.”

– I enjoy the image of James Bond clacking away on his laptop on an abandoned payphone, Roger Moore.

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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