Weekly Link Love — Edition 33

Research of the Week

Distracting yourself to get through unpleasant but important activities doesn’t work.

Cereal is still full of glyphosate.

How estrogen protects bone.

A very low-carb diet is effective and sustainable (over 2 years) for type 2 diabetics.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 348: CJ Hunt: CJ Hunt returns to chat with host Elle Russ about misleading health studies and media headlines.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 15: Laura and Erin talk with Reed Davis, Nutritional Therapist and founder of the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition certification course about the power of lab assessments and the commitment to be the last person his clients need to see in their healing journeys.

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

Russian man discovers a prehistoric wolf’s head half as long as a modern wolf’s body.

The Pentagon considers keto.

Sociologist goes back to school to learn genetics to disprove “nature over nurture,” ends up confirming it.

“Beyond Meat” stock tumbles.

Interesting Blog Posts

The advice people would give to their younger selves.

Testing your own genes creates a genetic profile for your entire family.

Social Notes

Adventures in eFoiling.

Great Twitter thread full of ideas on how to maintain the love of movement in kids (and adults).

Everything Else

2500 years ago in China, cannabis was used in funeral rites.

Chimp meat reportedly being sold in British market stalls.

European officials warn against the damaging effects of light at night.

The Savory Institute responds to claims made by the makers of the Impossible Burger.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Great line in a very interesting article on the attempt to save the Japanese tradition of eco-friendly “minka homes”: “Lie on the ground; you’ll be a different man.”

Race I might come out of retirement for: The Marathon du Médoc.

This doesn’t sound healthy to me: The average person consumes a credit card-worth of plastic each week.

This is cool: Type A blood converted to universal donor blood using bacterial enzymes.

This shouldn’t be happening: Osteopenia is one the rise among younger men.

Question I’m Asking

What advice would you give to your younger (any age) self?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 9– Jun 15)

Comment of the Week

“I cut down from 2 glasses of wine to 1. I also switched from a regular wine glass to a pint glass… but hey, that’s just details.”

– Those are some details, Nibbler.

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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