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Weekly Link Love — Edition 41

Research of the Week

Even without weight loss [1], a high-protein, low-carb diet improves glucose tolerance and lowers liver fat in type 2 diabetics.

As fasting glucose ticks upward, so does pancreatic cancer incidence [2].

Just 12.2% [3] of American adults have optimal (biologically appropriate) metabolic health.

Kids take it all in [4].

Stress interferes [5] with the mother-child bond.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 362: Andre Obradovic [6]: Host Brad Kearns chats with Andre Obradovic about the importance of not being a muppet.

Episode 363: Luis Villasenor and Tyler Cartwright [7]: Host Elle Russ chats with KETOGAINS founders Luis and Tyler.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 21 [8]: Hosts Erin and Laura chat with Todd McCullough about using pain to reflect and progress.

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 [9] so you never miss an episode.

Media, Schmedia

From vegetarians to butchers [10].

More pharmaceutical data shenanigans [11].

Interesting Blog Posts

The core is the healthiest part [12] of the apple. Just make sure it’s organic.

Ten findings that contradict [13] (and appear to disprove) medical wisdom.

Social Notes

Interesting thread [14] on making sourdough with ancient Egyptian yeast.

Everything Else

Is society scapegoating [15] meat, particularly red meat?

Sure, let’s just slap on a robotic tail for “balance [16].” What harm could it do?

Another reason [17] to pay attention to your surroundings when hiking.

“…one Instagramer named Uxía told Publico that her rash was a little bad, yes, but the picture was worth it [18].”

Incentivizing organ donation by giving registered donors priority if they need a new organ increases organ pool but lowers organ quality [19].

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

News I’m pleased to announce: Primal Kitchen® took first place in several categories of Paleo Magazine’s annual “Best of” awards, including Best New Product (our ketchup [20] and mustard [21]), Best Paleo Food Company, and Best Paleo Lifestyle Company. Thanks, everybody!

Podcast I enjoyed: The story of the man who survived incurable brain cancer [22].

Phrase I found clever: “Benevolent pseudo-diabetes [23].”

I’m impressed: 89-year-old Joe Stockinger deadlifts 405 pounds. Twice [24].

I have to add the “correlation is not necessarily causation” caveat: Countries with more butter have happier people [25].

Question I’m Asking

How many unintended physiological consequences would a robotic tail trigger in the human body?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 4– Aug 10)

Comment of the Week

“The parking lot at Target is on a slight hill so I park at the bottom, and then I can ride the shopping cart like a scooter all the way back down to my car. I’m going to be 61 soon.
Joy and delight!”

– That’s the spirit, Jen [30]!