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Weekly Link Love — Episode 43

Research of the Week

Endogenous opioids facilitate [1] social closeness.

Researchers identify [2] 14 independent biomarkers of early mortality.

Antibiotics may raise the risk of bowel cancer [3].

The link [4] between air pollution and bipolar disorder.

Rituals help relationships [5].

90 days of keto helps type 2 diabetics [6].

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 367: Dr. Robert Glover [7]: Host Elle Russ welcomes Dr. Robert Glover back to the podcast.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 23 [8]: Our very own Erin Power tells her tale.

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 [9] so you never miss an episode.

Media, Schmedia

The case against [10] using “war on cancer” metaphors.

Parents who malnourished their kid with vegan diet avoid jail time [11].

Interesting Blog Posts

Why African chickens have longer, meatier legs [12] (for now).

“I heard that, up until 5 or 6 years ago, they weren’t even cooking their food [13]…simply eating it raw right where it fell.”

Social Notes

Listen to the Sisson [14] (and do your microworkouts).

My guess [15] on why dogs are so fat and sick.

Everything Else

When ancient hunter-gatherers met ancient farmers, they produced some weird art [16].

Good article [17] about the danger of artificial light with decent recommendations for kids who use devices. I just don’t like how they seem resigned to the trend of kids being glued to these things.

Animal Rebellion activists plan to blockade [18] the UK’s largest wholesale meat market in October.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Tinfoil hats off to the people who warned about this for years: Higher maternal fluoride levels during pregnancy predict lower IQ in boys (but not girls) [19].

Stuff gets older and older: Humans made it to Mongolia much earlier than we thought [20].

Very interesting idea: Did parasites select for increased human variability [21]?

I’m not surprised: After Maryanne Demasi produced two great T.V. specials questioning the conventional wisdom on statins and heart disease, she and her entire time got fired [22].

When one of the most powerful vegans isn’t buying it…: Whole Foods CEO John Mackay questions the health effects of eating plant-based “meats.” [23]

Question I’m Asking

Is the backlash to fake meat fake [24]?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 18 – Aug 24)

Comment of the Week

“Back in the 1950s or so you could order tapeworm pills for weightloss.”

DC [29], that’s the next big Primal Kitchen product: mayo with wriggling, writhing tapeworms.