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Weekly Link Love—Edition 15

Research of the Week

Adults sleep better and retain more memories in a bed that rocks [1].

Some human adaptations to extreme environments [2].

A new gene editing technology—CasX—emerges [3].

Post-workout carbohydrate replacement reduces the next-day benefits to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance [4].

Kids with fatty liver improve it by dropping sugar [5].

How a specific ketone body inhibits hypertension [6].

In Americans, intense experiences predict good health. In Japanese, relaxing experiences [7] predict good health.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 309: Jennilyn Griffiths [8]: Host Elle Russ chats with Jennilyn Griffiths about the upcoming FitCon Summit.

Episode 310: Sharon Brown [9]: 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 [10] so you never miss an episode.

Media, Schmedia

Erwan Le Corre on the limitations of the gym [11].

Coca-Cola had (has?) plants in the CDC [12].

Interesting Blog Posts

Dr. Mike Eades takes on [13] the Framingham Heart Study.

Social Notes

My answer [14] to “Is there an optimal diet for each person?”

Isn’t it pretty [15] (plus a contest)?

Everything Else

Imagine taking one of these [16] with a spear.

Aren’t avocados just the best [17]?

Parkinson’s is set to skyrocket [18].

IQ tests for embryos [19].

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 [20].

Photos I loved: The ones of trident-wielding surfers riding Lake Superior waves during the polar vortex [21].

Old article I enjoyed: They Thrive on All-Meat Diet [22] (from Maclean’s in 1929).

Phrase I’m digging: “Inside-bone nutrients [23].”

This makes sense: The wilder the nature, the more benefits [24].

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 [29].