Weekly Link Love — Edition 96

Research of the Week

Insulin exemplifies “too much of a good thing.”

Sleep-induced memory consolidation is more pronounced in kids than adults.

Early sewing needles.

In older adults with obesity, a high-fat, low-carb diet burns a ton of visceral fat.

“Activating” your nuts doesn’t improve nutrient bioavailability.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 442: Drew Manning: Host Elle Russ welcomes Drew Manning back to the podcast to discuss his latest Fit2Fat2Forty experiment.

Media, Schmedia

Why has the Brazilian Amazon had such a good go with COVID-19?

One-night stands during a pandemic.

Interesting Blog Posts

Why are dietary guidelines still insisting we eat less saturated fat?

Are we all feeling acedia?

Social Notes

No tie.

I prefer dogs, but I have to hand it to cats on this one.

Everything Else

COVID-19 lockdowns killed pro cyclists’ performance. Indoor training wasn’t enough.

Parents: give your kids more salmon, less poultry.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Chat I really enjoyed: The with Tara Garrison about metabolic flexibility and how low-carb changes everything.

Research I found interesting: New review of the interplay between selenium and COVID-19.

Cool study: Can a carnivore diet provide all essential nutrients?

Sadly I’m not surprised (though I wonder if it’s purely causal): More BPA, higher long-term mortality.

Reminder: A gluten-free diet has the potential to be lower in micronutrients if you don’t base it on whole foods.

Question I’m Asking

What’s your favorite go-to meal right now?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 22 – Aug 28)

Comment of the Week

“I have a B.A. in Interior Design, but no one ever taught me how to design my own life; I had to discover that years later on my own. I would like to see classes in finding your life purpose, goal setting and developing good habits. In other words, classes in personal transformation.”

-Great point, Michael. Ideally, changing schools to adhere more to a child’s nature would allow this ability to develop organically.

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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