Weekly Link Love – Edition 76

Research of the Week

An IL-6 inhibitor shows benefit in slowing down the coronavirus cytokine storm.

Researchers laying the groundwork for a meat tax.

Mice “pre-loaded” with corn oil experience an “extended course of lung injury” after being exposed to endotoxin.

Peter Attia (and colleagues) wonders if we’re missing a readily available treatment option.

How the lockdowns are affecting the earth’s seismic activity.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 416: Debbie Mirza: Host Elle Russ chats with Debbie Mirza, an expert on covert narcissists.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 54: Laura and Erin chat with Darren Cash, who brings an analytical mind to his health coaching.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 55: Laura and Erin chat with Robert Notter, who wants you to understand that your thoughts create your life.

Media, Schmedia

Coronavirus may “reactivate” down the line.

Researchers sifted through sewage to determine that Massachusetts could actually have upwards of 100,000 coronavirus cases.

Interesting Blog Posts

What’s the deal with our dental issues?

What we can learn about metabolic syndrome from the current situation.

Social Notes

How to stay occupied.

Everything Else

The FDA approves direct oxygenation of the blood for coronavirus patients.

A new antibody tests gives results in 10 to 15 minutes.

Olive tree map.

The beginnings of an accent.

The loss of taste and sense of smell are early symptoms of coronavirus.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Video I found interesting: Could nitric oxide be used to fight the disease?

Question I found interesting: Could statins worsen coronavirus outcomes?

Stat that makes me wonder: Back in January, Wisconsin serious flu rates were up 3x the previous year.

This would be good to know: A new study examines how early coronavirus got to California.

This is a powerful story I’d never heard: The Calusa, who ruled South Florida for hundreds of years without ever farming—just fishing.

Question I’m Asking

How many of you had or knew someone who had a really bad cold or flu-like illness late last year and early this year?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 5– Apr 11)

Comment of the Week

“Uncanny valley: I live in an ultra-progressive city with one of the highest rates of vegetarianism in the country. And yet, when the coronavirus panic-buying on groceries began, the meat counters and frozen meat sections were empty, and the Beyond and Morningstar “products” were plentiful. That plant-based diet is really catching on …”

– I’ve noticed the same thing, Margaret.

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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