Weekly Link Love — Episode 52

Research of the Week

In an Iranian study, fast food—but not sugary beverages and salty snacks—is strongly associated with liver enzyme elevation.

Neanderthals used tar to bind arrow heads to shafts.

Overweight people tend to accumulate fat in their lungs as well, raising asthma risk.

Pro footballers (soccer players) have an elevated risk of neurodegenerative disease.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 383: Janie A. Bowthorpe: Host Elle Russ chats with thyroid patient advocate and author Janie A. Bowthorpe M.Ed.

Episode 384: 10 Awesome New Fitness Trends: Host Brad Kearns takes you through 10 exciting new fitness trends.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 31: Laura and Erin chat with Carmen Hunter, who specializes in helping clients break through their comfort zones.

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

Grandma does CrossFit.

Could a 5-hour workday work?

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

Interesting Blog Posts

It’s a shame that we even need things like “adult recess.”

Physicians are burnt out.

Social Notes

You’ll never guess what happened to diabetes incidence after Mauritius swapped out palm oil for soybean oil.

Is Oslo planning on banning meat in school lunches—even those brought from home?

Tis the season.

Everything Else

Kellogg’s will no longer market sugary cereals as “healthy.”

Review of “Game Changers.”

Why there’s no “one size fits all” diet.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

As I’ve always said: Whole food sources of omega-6 fats are different from seed oils.

Article I found interesting: Should we ban headers?

I certainly hope it works (without side effects): New and improved CRISPR.

I dig it: Why Trevor Hofbauer races using his intuition rather than a watch.

We knew this long ago: Potatoes are as good as energy gels.

Question I’m Asking

What has been the biggest negative change to hit humans in the last 100-150 years? What has been the biggest positive change?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 19 – Oct 25)

Comment of the Week

“‘Do you think technology will ever figure out human biology and vault us into sci-fi territory?’


– Succinctly said, Darren.

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 more than three decades 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 flavorful and delicious kitchen staples crafted with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils, and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prep mouthwatering meals that fit into your lifestyle.

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