Weekly Link Love – Edition 81

Research of the Week

The current estimate of 67-72% of the world’s population having excess body fat may need to be revised upward.

More body fat, worse memory.

Combining fasting with vitamin C may help beat hard to fight cancers.

Metformin: good for autophagy and mitochondria.

Sugary drinks linked to heart disease. But how? Soda has no saturated fat.

Fewer women, more artists.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 423: Gary E Foresman, MD: Host Elle Russ chats with Gary Foresman for the fourth time.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 60: Laura and Erin talk with Dr. Jaime Seeman about female hormones.

Media, Schmedia

Good. I hope it continues.

Interesting Blog Posts

The new normal?

Social Notes

Wouldn’t it be nice if baby food advice still looked like this?

Everything Else

Canola oil lowers LDL. Okay, so?

Interesting liquid keto diet study in the works.

Looks like those of European ancestry are genetically susceptible to a specific subtype of the coronavirus.

Covering up is sexier.

Farming like a Roman.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Paper I found interesting in how ridiculous its conclusion was: The one that says protein makes you fat and sick.

Food I wouldn’t eat: Lab-grown celebrity salami.

Interesting study: Low-carb, high-fat athletes have glucose intolerance that isn’t pathological.

Sad to see: Indian study finds that a shocking number of children have fatty liver.

Podcast I enjoyed: Tim Noakes on The Primalosophy Podcast.

Question I’m Asking

Like hell I will. What about you?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 10 – May 16)

Comment of the Week

“Well, that’s a good question. I work with severely mentally ill people, I am now a supervisor so I am not on the “front lines” any longer. It is a challenging field with low pay (for awhile my daughter’s hazard pay at Starbucks equaled what I was getting paid as a case manager with a degree). It is emotionally draining as you attempt to help others with MAJOR problems that are repetitive and not take them on, we see people we have worked with for years die (whether from medical reasons, overdose, drugs, or murder) and have to move forward. I know we have always been the forgotten front lines because most people see mental illness as a blight on society but lately that is even more clear. My car managers pickup people in the community who are in the middle of a pyschiatric crisis and don’t know if they have been exposed, discharge from hospitals and transport home (whether they have been exposed or not, de escalate them and keep them in the room with us, again not knowing if they are exposed or not. We are the forgotten front lines.

But have I heard from anyone anything negative? No, because for some reason or other we have something inside us thay wants to attempt to ensure the most vulnerable are cared for…why? I have no $%^#% idea sometimes because we mainly get treated bad and get blamed for everything that goes wrong. But then…you have the few people who tell you ‘thank you for just being there, you make a difference ‘…and that is why we go forward”

– Thank you for just being there, Jasmine. You make a difference.


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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