Weekly Link Love – Edition 71

Research of the Week

Ketosis improves brain network stability in younger adults.

Egg consumption linked to improved cardiovascular health in Asian populations.

More fish oil, better sperm—and more of it.

More recess, less ADHD.

There never was.

Low-carb seems safe, and possibly beneficial, for men with prostate cancer.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Primal Blueprint podcast

Episode 407: Meik Wiking: Host Elle Russ chats with Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute.

Primal Blueprint podcast

Episode 408: Dr. Michael Platt on Adrenaline Dominance: Host Brad Kearns chats with Dr. Michael Platt, an expert on adrenaline dominance.

Primal Health Coach Institute Podcast

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 50: Laura and Erin chat with Brian Sanders, who just wants you to think big.

Media, Schmedia

The United States Dietary Guidelines panel is set to consider changes to its saturated fat recommendations.

The broad acceptance of psychedelics as psychotherapy tools faces a big hurdle.

Interesting Blog Posts

An interesting take on the coronavirus.

Social Notes


Immune support is always important.

Everything Else

What’s it like to swim under the Antarctic ice sheet (besides cold)?

Did you know you can use bones for campfires?

Scientists try using eyedrop-bound CRISPR tech to cure blindness.

Careful throwing dry ice in an indoor pool.

I mean, I get the move to insects as human food, but it will never replace actual butter.

Things I’m Up to and Interested in

Not sure how to think about this: Half of all Australian boys report using protein supplements.

Study I had a slightly different conclusion on: How about skipping both fries and soda?

I doubt this will work: Impossible Foods seeks to undercut the price of “conventional ground beef.”

I’m always reminded how much research is on “our side”: Even meals high in “native” and un-oxidized omega-6 fatty-acids increase circulating levels of endothelial microparticles.

Podcast I enjoyed doing: The one with Dr. Steven Gundry.

Question I’m Asking

Would you ever try CRISPR? What would it take for you to give it a try?

Recipe Corner

  • Asian chicken thighs from Nom Nom Paleo. For all the concern over excess linoleic acid, I still can’t resist a crispy chicken thigh.
  • Meat-free sukuma wiki (but feel free to add meat, it’s even better).

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 1–Mar 7)

Comment of the Week

“Unless you’re looking to create your own Fight Club, a suggestion to go along with gazing uncomfortably at a stranger is to smile, nod or say ‘top of the morning!’ in a very strong Irish accent. Staring them down may not be in your best interest… well, unless a ‘mad dog’ moment is your desired ‘discomfort’.”

– Good point, Brandon.

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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  1. Good lord. What healthy person would have signed up to be part of that sugar and fries study? Is there any positive outcome from that?

  2. The coronavirus article is pretty interesting. Ironically, panic and fear suppresses our immune systems. If everyone ate healthy, got moderate amounts of exercise, slept well, controlled stress (and I know there are folks throughout the US and the world where circumstances make this challenging, we have many people struggling to just survive and I’m soberly mindful of that) the death rate of those who contract the virus would of course be under the 3.4% figure the WHO estimates. I believe the majority of folks who succumb to the CV are elderly. Throw in as a bonus (again, if you are in a position to do so) taking antioxidents and immune-enhancing supplements and doing several sauna sessions per week, and I think your chances of not getting a life-threatening case are pretty decent. No guarantees of course, just my rambling thoughts on the subject. All the best to everyone. 🙂

  3. RE Omega 6 article – looks like cream (CR) isn’t a whole lot healthier:
    “Triglycerides in the plasma S(f) greater than 400 fraction increased significantly (P < .001) after the meals, with a significantly (P < .05) larger increase after the CR meal”

    1. I’m interested in the reason the elderly die and not the young is it we are taking better care of our young, is it diet, kids get even cold going and survive but the eldery don’t. I think thus is where more data is needed to understand human physiology more.

  4. in regards to this: Immune support is always important.

    the link features an omega 3 capsule product. Aren’t omega 3 PUFAs immunosupressive?

  5. The covid psychology article lost my interest when it started comparing statistics from a nascent escalating epidemic to a full-cycle of seasonal influenza. This is one of the most common logical fallacies currently doing social media rounds. The concern is not how many people have had and have died from covid19, but how many might get infected and might die. However I do agree some of the current actions seem to be overreactions and some people are going way overboard. But only history will tell us if the reaction was balanced, over the top, or not enough.

  6. Just look at the WHO website, and the current update tells you exactly how bad it is. The Psychology Today interpretation is painfully wrong.

  7. Loved your places of pondering in the Sunday email, Mark! Regarding fermented milk, I drank it from a communal vessel inside a ger (yurt) while travelling through Mongolia years back. Definitely unlike anything else I’ve experienced!

  8. The coronavirus article seems an impressive case of willful ignorance for a man with phd after his name. As experts have been at pains to emphasize the imperative to slow the spread is because it will rapidly and completely overwhelm our medical system. Basically, very ill people will go essentially untreated, the virus will rage throughout our hospitals which are full of especially vulnerable people, and countless senior living facilities of all kinds will become scenes of shocking carnage, at least by standards moderns are accustom to. I think a reasonable people can conclude this is a scenario worth trying to head off.