Weekly Link Love – Edition 80

Research of the Week

We forage for information in our minds the way we foraged for food as hunter-gatherers.

Full lockdowns don’t seem to have had much effect in Western Europe.

Deep genetic history of the Andes.

Factors most associated with death from COVID-19 in the UK: maleness, old age, uncontrolled diabetes.

More fitness, less dying.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 421: Mark Sisson: Host Elle Russ chats with Mark Sisson, Miami mayo merchant.

Episode 422: Ben Greenfield: Host Brad Kearns chats with Ben Greenfield, biohacker and author of Boundless.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 59: Laura and Erin talk about the advantages of small, simple coaching businesses with Karin Rozell.

Media, Schmedia

Another reason to be suspicious of Beyond Meat and other alternative “meats.”

Interesting Blog Posts

How a thru-hike changes your mind, body, and mitochondria.

How to slow down livestock growth in the event of meat packing plant closures.

Social Notes

Frozen dinners are coming.

Do stuff like this.

Everything Else

One doctor’s thoughts on flattening the curve.

This is true.

Why methane is different from other greenhouse gases.

During heart failure, the heart reduces glucose utilization. Restoring that glucose utilization prolongs and worsens the damage. Too bad there’s nothing else hearts can use for fuel…

Turns out car commuters who now work from home don’t miss the commute at all. Bike commuters stuck at home, however, do.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcasts I loved doing: The one with Brad Kearns over on his Get Over Yourself podcast and the one with Elle Russ on The Primal Blueprint Podcast.

Been wondering the same thing: Why are meat-packing plants coronavirus hotspots?

Study question I found interesting: Were World War 1 helmets better at blast wave protection than modern helmets?

Blog post I found to be important and relevant: Metabolic health in the time of COVID-19.

Podcast I enjoyed: The BBC one where someone actually reveals that livestock are probably carbon neutral.

Question I’m Asking

Are things opening back up where you are?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 3 – May 9)

Comment of the Week

“I’m part of the Berkey cult. Before I bought mine about 5 years ago, I searched YouTube, and there were a whole mess of videos available, many by survivalist/prepper types. Some of them did send water samples to labs, which verified all the info on the Berkey website. I figured if the Berkey filter was good enough for crazy survivalists, it was good enough for me.”

– You make a strong point, Naomi.

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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