Weekly Link Love—Edition 7

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Research of the Week

Some human gut bacteria produce GABA, a “relaxation” neurotransmitter. People with depression tend to have less of the GABA-producing bacteria.

The more fruits and vegetables you eat, the more highly you rate your own cognitive function.

Following a Mediterranean diet is linked to less body fat, lower inflammation, improved glucose metabolism, and higher insulin sensitivity.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 298: Ashleigh Vanhouten: Host Elle Russ chats with Primal Health Coach, writer, and Paleo Magazine Radio host Ashleigh Vanhouten.

Episode 299: Keto Q&A: Host Brad Kearns answers your keto questions.

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

Scientists discover tens of billions of tons of microbes beneath the earth’s crust.

Jimmy Dean sausages, now with extra iron.

Interesting Blog Posts

“Chunking” life experiences speeds up the passage of time.

Relax for a better world.

Social Notes

New BBQ sauces hit the scene.

Malibu’s still got it.

Everything Else

Is this happiness?

The roadblocks on the journey to Mars aren’t just physical or technical.

Who said women shouldn’t lift heavy things?

Imagine the media accolades if this person reduced their insulin requirements by 80% with a vegan diet.

NomNomPaleo’s holiday gift guide.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I wish him luck: CrossFit’s Greg Glassman is amassing an army of doctors.

Finding I found interesting: Neanderthal admixture changed the brains of some Europeans.

Makes sense: Why psychology research focused on Western populations may not apply to populations from other regions.

This is bad: Johnson & Johnson knowingly sold baby powder containing asbestos for decades.

Well, there goes photographic evidence: AIs generate realistic human faces.

Question I’m Asking

Do you think happiness can be reduced to proteins dragging endorphins along brain filaments?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Dec 8 – Dec 14)

Comment of the Week

“The U.S. Marines require a potential recruit to do 3 chin-ups to sign up. They have to turn down a significant number until they can accomplish this. I stopped by a Marine recruitment center in the mall. I’m almost 72 and as a joke I walked in and asked the recruiter if I could see if I would qualify. He laughed and said, “go ahead”. I did 30. The look on his face was priceless.
I got the hell out of there before he recruited me!”

– Nicely done, Skip.

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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