Weekly Link Love — Edition 91

Research of the Week

Humans were breeding sled dogs at least as far back as 9500 years ago.

High-carb meals depress postprandial energy expenditure.

Antidepressant effects of ayahuasca may be linked to its anti-inflammatory effects.

Among senior men, low protein intake is deadly.

Taking glucosamine linked to lower mortality.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 435: Jennifer Fulwiler: Host Elle Russ chats with Jennifer Fulwiler, a best-selling author and standup comic.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 70: Laura and Erin chat with JR Burgess, who shares an incredible number of health coaching insights, techniques, and innovations.

Media, Schmedia

How minor are the “minor side effects” of proposed COVID-19 vaccines?

Humans have been in the Americas for far longer than previously suspected, according to new evidence.

Interesting Blog Posts

Why Athenian apartments have stood the test of time.

Where are all the preemies?

Social Notes


Everything Else

New Canadian mask deactivates 99% of coronavirus.

Gut bugs convert type A blood to universal donor blood.

Are kids actually getting more nature these days?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Interesting results: How has the Paleo community changed over the years?

I hope this ends up working: New blood test promises to show cancer 4 years before symptoms appear.

Cool map: Accelerating use of iron across the world.

Interesting line of research: What slows you down when training—pain or effort?

Good news: Exercise fights the coronavirus blues.

Question I’m Asking

What do you think of this video? Should we change our relationship with nature?

Recipe Corner

  • Looking for something to do with all that canned tuna you bought during the pandemic? Make spicy tuna cakes.
  • The meatball knows no national or ethnic boundary.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 18 – Jul 24)

Comment of the Week

“It is indeed warm in Hawaii, but most people here like to avoid the heat as much as those in any other warm region (such as Florida), so it’s not clear that Hawaii’s lower infection rate is largely due to the weather.

While isolation from other states and quarantine rules surely do play a role (though many break quarantine as it’s largely unenforceable), a likely bigger factor is that the vast majority of people in Hawaii consistently wear a face covering and provide distance when around others.

This may be due in part to Hawaii’s culture, where the concept of “family” (?ohana) extends to the entire community and caring about elders and others is fundamental, but I am glad for it nonetheless.”

Mark’s comment illustrates the near-limitless range of potential confounding variables.

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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