Weekly Link Love — Edition 4

Research of the Week

Your mother’s immune system had some serious negotiating skills.

Researchers laying the groundwork for a meat tax.

The latest NuSi study finds that low-carb diets increase energy expenditure.

Among Chinese seniors living in an elderly community, higher LDL predicts lower rates of dementia.

Eating organic linked to less cancer.

How sleep loss tanks memory.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 290: Holly Perkins: Host Elle Russ chats with strength coach Holly Perkins.

Episode 291: Tania Teschke: Host Brad Kearns chats with Bordeaux Kitchen author Tania Teschke about healthy eating and parenting.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

Media, Schmedia

Are dog DNA tests ready for prime time?

Ex-Facebook exec testing mini MRIs on animals.

Sociologist goes back to school to learn genetics to disprove “nature over nurture,” ends up confirming it.

Interesting Blog Posts

Both Neanderthals and humans were about equally prone to head injuries.

How Alberta beat the rats.

Social Notes

Men’s Health has good taste in mayo.

And in cookbooks.

Everything Else

And you thought 2018 was bad.

Google pulls the plug on its glucose-monitoring “smart lens” they’d been working on since 2014.

Gut bacteria in our brains.

IQ tests for embryos.

The first time I’ve ever run this deal… Don’t miss the chance to grab a free bottle of Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil with your purchase of a Build-Your-Own 4-Pack of Dressings.

Plus, want free steak?? ButcherBox is running their hottest offer of the year. New members will receive $75 worth of free steaks (2 ribeyes, 2 NY Strips, 2 Filet Mignons) in their first box. Guys, their stuff is unbeatable….

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

GoFundMe I’m happy to share with the Primal audience: Buy Ranch Direct Fire Relief. The good folks at Buy Ranch Direct, a community of family-owned and -operated grass-fed beef ranches in California, lost their warehouse this fall in an electrical fire. They’re in the process of rebuilding, but insurance isn’t covering most of the loss.

Podcast I enjoyed: Freakonomics on open offices.

Article I found interesting: What schizophrenia can teach us about pleasure.

I certainly hope it works (without side effects): Scientists hope to block the molecule that accelerates the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria.

I can’t help but admire the entrepreneurial spirit, I just hope it doesn’t become standard: Air quality is so bad that San Francisco Uber drivers are selling masks to customers.

This is a powerful story: How winning the nation’s “best cheeseburger” caused a Portland burger joint to close down.

Question I’m Asking

With Google stopping development of its glucose-monitoring lens and all the other failures and dubious advancements, tech is realizing that biology’s a hard nut to crack. Do you think technology will ever figure out human biology and vault us into sci-fi territory?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 11– Nov 17)

Comment of the Week

“When you’re a gardener, a home is much more than just a place to keep your stuff. My husband and I are finally enjoying fruit from trees that we planted 5 years ago and have cared for since. In just the past few months alone, we have put in hundreds of hours of work wheelbarrowing woodchips to the backyard in preparation for a permaculture food-forest. I’m in Santa Rosa, CA, where we had the Tubb’s fire raging within a quarter-mile in October 2017. I feel very thankful to still have my home and garden.”

– Glad to hear you made it, 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 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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