Weekly Link Love — Edition 32

Research of the Week

Modern hunter-gatherers probably don’t live in particularly marginalized areas, at least compared to other subsistence groups.

Since 2008, diabetes incidence in the US has actually gone down (apparently driven mostly by non-Hispanic whites).

Bipolar disorder increases the risk of Parkinson’s.

DIY skills are dropping.

Even the liver’s circadian rhythm responds to light at night. So does the insulin sensitivity of your muscle tissue.

Mortality benefits leveled off at 7500 steps per day in older women.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 346: Endurance: Dude Spellings: Host Brad Kearns chats with the best name ever about his Primal Endurance journey.

Episode 347: Steven Gundry M.D.: Host Elle Russ chats with Steven Gundry about his new book, The Longevity Paradox.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 14: Erin and Laura sit down with Elle Russ to discuss the power of vulnerability as well as the permanent injury that changed her career trajectory and broadened her perspective on life and health.

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

Famous Finnish vegan blogger and cookbook author has turned to burgers, admitting her diet ruined her health and triggered early menopause.

Why dreary meetings are so dreary.

Interesting Blog Posts

It pays to play.

Stressed out and anxious humans have stressed out and anxious dogs.

Social Notes

I recently appeared on the Armchair Nutritionist (great name) podcast.

Everything Else

Huge swarm of ladybugs shows up on radar.

Exercise helps teens sleep more efficiently.

The Genghis Khan of macadamias.

At this point, who hasn’t gotten it on with ancient hominids?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I expect a lot more of this kind of thing: Those CRISPR babies from last year might have an increased mortality risk.

I’m not surprised: Intense experiences that we view positively—like a bungee jump—acutely improve cognition.

Figuring out this could be the key to everything: Children begin to lose the intrinsic motivation to exercise by age 9.

Nuance is everything: Vitamin D supplements don’t seem to decrease cancer incidence, but they may reduce cancer mortality.

This is a powerful video: Early lumberjacks felling giant redwoods.

Question I’m Asking

What’s the best way to keep kids from losing their intrinsic motivation to exercise? How do we keep movement for movement’s sake?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (June 2 – June 8)

Comment of the Week

“1/2 inch thick ain’t a steak, that’s a slice of sandwich meat!”

– Ha, PK!

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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