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Weekly Link Love — Edition 50

Research of the Week

Overtrained athletes aren’t as good [1] at delaying gratification.

Dogs are more effective [2] than statins.

PUFAs linked to skin cancer, saturated fats neutral, MUFA protective [3].

Zebra stripes ward off biting flies, even when you paint them on cows [4].

Dreams about social media are rare, but they’re more common [5] in the neurotic and extraverted.

A lower omega-6:omega-3 ratio is better for liver health [6] in the context of alcohol injury.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 380: Arriane Alexander [7]: Host Elle Russ chats with actor and business coach Arriane Alexander.

Episode 381: Fitness Philosophy, Being Patient, Getting Back in Shape, and Carb/Fasting Strategies [8]: Host Brad Kearns covers a wide range of topics.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 29 [9]: Laura and Erin chat with JJ Virgin.

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

Six Thai elephants give their lives [11] trying to save each other from drowning.

According to the London mayor’s new food rules, bacon and butter are junk food [12].

Interesting Blog Posts

Why we plumb the depths [13].

Social Notes

Commit to congruence [14].

Everything Else

What they’re aiming to impose across the entire world [15].

Vox on the beef study [16].

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I’m not surprised: A brief diet intervention (other than the 3 servings of whole grains, everything else looked quite solid) reduced depression symptoms in young adults [17] with depressive symptoms and habitually poor dietary intake.

Now that’s what I call BPA-free: Prehistoric humans used bones as “cans” to store marrow [18].

I couldn’t help but notice: This planet has a long history of hosting vast numbers of ruminants [19].

I’ll visit, but I won’t live there if this goes through: The cities committed to fully converting to a “planetary health diet” by 2030 [20].

As long as it doesn’t turn out like the Aztec Empire with pyramids of human skulls: Integrating psychedelics with society [21].

Question I’m Asking

What do you think about Singapore’s ban on sugary drink ads [22]?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 5 – Oct 11)

Comment of the Week

“I love that sort of thing. I spent a long train ride sitting next to a blind man. It was fascinating and I often think of him and hope he’s doing all right.”

– Beautiful, Angelica [27]. I have similar experiences.