Weekly Link Love — Edition 118

Research of the Week

Lower LDL, higher diabetes risk.

Vitamin D appears effective against Covid deaths.

Host selenium deficiency not only leaves you open to infections, it promotes the mutation of benign viruses into pathogenic ones.

Researchers were able to have conversations with dreamers during REM sleep.

“One hectare of a milpa comprising maize, common beans, and potatoes can provide the annual carbohydrate needs of more than 13 adults, enough protein for nearly 10 adults, and adequate supplies of many vitamins and minerals, according to the study.”

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 470: Diane Forster: Host Elle Russ chats with Diane Forster, a world-renowned expert on blasting through mindset blocks.

Episode 471: Dr Josh Axe: Brad Kearns welcomes Dr. Axe to talk about his new book, Ancient Remedies.

Health Coach Radio: Dr. Al Danenberg discusses managing cancer through immune health.

Media, Schmedia

Cows dying, milk dumped.

Interesting Blog Posts

A good reminder that’s always relevant.

Tyler Cowen’s lessons learned working in a supermarket.

Social Notes

This seems unwise.

Universal healthcare.

Everything Else

GMO Neanderthal brains that fit in your pocket.

What do jobless men do all day?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I am not surprised: Breast milk is good for babies (in this case, babies’ gut barrier function).

Interesting finding: The average person has between 2-4 passions.

Do you agree?: “Work on things that aren’t prestigious” as career advice.

Another take on vitamin D: From Scott Alexander.

Fascinating paper: Discussing the evolutionary and cultural changes resulting when humans had to start hunting and processing smaller game.

Question I’m Asking

Should “rich countries” switch entirely to lab-grown meat?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 12 – Feb 18)

Comment of the Week

“I do the same workout every day. A 4 mile hike in the woods. Then over the course of the day,. 3 sets of pushups, pull-ups, bodyweight squats and lunges. I sleep better this way. Two hard workouts per week always gave me insomnia.”

-Sounds ideal, Peter.

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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