Weekly Link Love – Edition 74

Research of the Week

Even medical students touch their face dozens of times each hour, almost 50% of the time a mucous membrane.

A clinical trial is underway looking at the effect of chloroquine on coronavirus.

A neutrophil:lymphocyte ratio indicative of insulin resistance predicts severe illness in COVID-19 cases.

ACE inhibitors and coronavirus.

Dairy appears to promote better bone mineralization in post-menopausal women.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 413: Karen Martel: Host Elle Russ chats with Karen Martel, expert on women’s health and weight loss.

Episode 414: Listener Q&A: Host Brad Kearns answers your questions.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 53: Laura and Erin chat with Mitch Webb about the importance of establishing a strong why.

Media, Schmedia

A new coronavirus model predicts far fewer deaths. Hopefully this is accurate.

NY doctors are using IV vitamin C for coronavirus patients.

Interesting Blog Posts

Is the USDA using the latest science to determine the healthiest diet?

Human ingenuity always wins.

New editorial from Fauci on coronavirus. Seems like improved news.

Social Notes

I chuckled.

The Italian response to quarantine is to be admired.

Everything Else

Masks work.

Even scuba masks.

Pollution plummets.

The origin of hand-washing.

What happens if you break quarantine in Punjab.

Nature versus nurture versus… noise?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Story I enjoyed: Regular folks are making masks with sewing machines.

Stat I found interesting: About half of NYC’s coronavirus cases are under 45 years of age; 9% of that group is hospitalized.

Video I enjoyed: How Grant Schofield and his family stay sane during lockdown.

How I’m saying hello: Jocko’s heart hammer.

More silver lining: The return of victory gardens.

Question I’m Asking

What long-term effects will the coronavirus have on the world?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 22– Mar 28)

Comment of the Week

“Hollow body rocks are more fun to do if you pretend you’re a banana that’s rocking back and forth. We had to to them all the time in crossfit and the only way I could get through them is to say in my head “I”m a rockin’ banana!” That may just be me though. ?
In related mind games, it’s much easier to do a row sprint if you imagine a crocodile chasing you behind your rowboat.”

– I like that, starmice. Better make sure it’s a green banana to reduce absorbable glucose, though.

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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