Weekly Link Love — Edition 39

Research of the Week

Why marathoners hit the wall.

For women, the smell of a newborn triggers a dopamine rush in brain reward centers.

Resistance training for older adults: a position statement.

Trees keep nearby stumps alive.

Early hominids breast fed as long as six years.

If you eat a standard American diet, nuts may help your nuts.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 359: Daniel J. Siegel MD: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Daniel J. Siegel about the power of mindful awareness.

Episode 360: Dr. Tommy Wood Setting Us Straight on Carnivore, Plant-Based, Testosterone, and the Quantified Self Movement: Host Brad Kearns chats with Dr. Tommy Wood.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 19: Hosts Erin and Laura chat with Michelle Pfenninghaus about the importance of treating your business like a business.

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

Should you take rapamycin?

Vox on keto.

Interesting Blog Posts

How important are social relations for health?

How one man changed his blood lipids by adding in some targeted carbohydrate (while staying ketogenic).

Success Stories

Dean Brennan’s story.

Social Notes

What to do this summer.

Everything Else

The importance of harmony.

Brad Barton is killing it.

The Saudi Crown Prince’s vision of the future (involves robot Blood Sport competitions).

Will exogenous ketones be banned at the Tour de France?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast I recently did: Discussing building a powerful personal brand and becoming a successful entrepreneur at any age with Lewis Howes.

Blog post I enjoyed: The one discussing what we know about Neu5Gc and heart disease in humans.

Article I found relevant: How to prevent and treat heat stroke.

Tick story I found terrible: Ticks successfully kill a cow by exsanguination.

This is a powerful story: The new human story.

Question I’m Asking

How important has social connection been in your life and health?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 21 – Jul 27)

Comment of the Week

“You know, I feel like I’ve heard a lot of sneering about dynamic tension. It’s nice to know those comic book ads from the 70s were right.”

– I attribute a lot of my success in life to the pair of X-ray specs I bought out the back of a Spiderman comic, Ion Freeman (itself a great comic book name).

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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