Weekly Link Love – Edition 78

Research of the Week

New study says exercise may prevent severe respiratory complications of COVID-19.

About 50% of food sold in Britain is ultra-processed. In France, it’s around 14%.

“The majority of studies, and especially the higher quality studies, showed that those who avoided meat consumption had significantly higher rates or risk of depression, anxiety, and/or self-harm behaviors.” From a new paper on meat and mental health.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 419: Helen Marshall: Host Elle Russ chats with Helen Marshall, a Primal Health Coach and founder of the grain-free line of foods called Primal Alternative.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 57: Laura and Erin chat with Drew Manning, who understands the importance of empathy when coaching.

Media, Schmedia

Coronavirus is hitting the meat industry hard.

Coffee is healthy unless it’s not.

Interesting Blog Posts

On the carbon footprint of various foods.

How risky is outdoor transmission of the coronavirus, asks the amusement park industry.

Social Notes

My favorite movies.

Everything Else

The more meat the better.

Superspreading happens “wherever and whenever people are up in each other’s faces, laughing, shouting, cheering, sobbing, singing, greeting, and praying.”

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Important new paper: “From barefoot hunter gathering to shod pavement pounding. Where to from here? A narrative review.”

Question I’m asking: So it’s not the meat and dairy causing all the pollution?

Another question I’m asking: Are seed oils even worse than trans-fats?

Interesting discussion: On fat:protein ratios in carnivore diets.

I’ve seen this stuff somewhere before…: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey starts his day with meditation, salt water with lemon juice, ice baths, sauna sessions, hour long walks, short but intense workouts.

Question I’m Asking

How has your diet changed (if at all) the last month?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 19– Apr 25)

Comment of the Week

“The link titled “Outdoor transmission of coronavirus is very rare, according to new research.” is misleading if you don’t review the linked article carefully. This research only studied infection points for 3 or more. Thus we can only conclude that “Outdoor transmission to 3 or more at once” is very rare, according to this research.
It would be premature to conclude that since group transmission hardly occurs outdoors that you or I have little chance of infection outdoors. The data is not present in that study (there may be others) to draw such a conclusion and doing so before we know might be dangerous.”

– That’s a fair point, Steve. I think outdoor transmission will be much rarer—group or otherwise—especially with increased sun and humidity, but you are right that the link doesn’t account for single 1-to-1 transmissions.

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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