Weekly Link Love – Edition 79

Research of the Week

Latitude (or vitamin D supplementation/intake) predicts coronavirus mortality.

The fats found in old Neolithic pottery shards from Europe.

Of the thousands of CA state prisoners who tested positive for coronavirus, 96% had no symptoms. Among infected Boston homeless, 87.8% had no symptoms.

Low HDL predicts the progression from mild to severe coronavirus infection.

Why we often assume economic interactions are zero-sum.

Ancient Europeans dined on caviar.

Candy goggles.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 420: Lisa Bilyeu: Host Elle Russ chats with Lisa Bilyeu, co-founder of both Impact Theory and Quest Nutrition.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 58: Laura and Erin talk carnivore with Dr. Kevin Stock.

Media, Schmedia

Coronaviruses “reinfections” may just be false positives.

Heart disease is the most common co-morbidity in hospitalized coronavirus patients in Britain (smoking was not a risk factor).

Interesting Blog Posts

Nice guide to coconut products. I second the coconut butter endorsement.

The death of old Europe.

Social Notes

Quick little microworkout.

Go outside.

Everything Else

Why you should forest bathe.

The “miracle” of seed oils.

Are quarantined kids at risk for weight gain? (It certainly won’t help)

Cow poop produces less greenhouse gas then previously reported.

Huh, it’s almost like we can learn from traditional societies.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Study I liked: Taking ketones, caffeine, and amino acids before a workout improves performance, whether you’re keto-adapted or keto-naive.

Article I found interesting: “Life Has to Go On.”

Prediction I’m making: Tele-health is here to stay.

Anti-coconut study with a huge glaring caveat: “Some people believe that unrefined coconut oil’s polyphenols improve inflammation and glucose homeostasis. But the researchers weren’t able to assess this because most of the trials didn’t report the type of coconut oil used.”

Wyoming bill I hope becomes law: The one that allows ranchers to sell direct to consumers.

Question I’m Asking

What’s your daily routine?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 26 – May 2)

Comment of the Week

“Sleep hygiene doesn’t necessarily mean sleeping in a cold, pitch-black bedroom. That doesn’t work for everyone. Total darkness makes me feel disoriented, like I’m floating in a vacuum. I’m more comfortable with enough night glow coming into the room to give it a bit of vague definition. I also need it to be warm enough in the room that I don’t require a lot of blankets or quilts. I wear warm slippers in the evening about three-fourths of the year. That’s because I’ll never get to sleep if I go to bed with cold feet. Conversely, I’ve read that you should be almost uncomfortably cool in order to sleep well. Um, no thanks. I need to be warm without being weighted down by a lot of covers.

These are just some of the things that work for me, although they’re contrary to what sleep experts suggest. Since good sleep is crucial, we should all take the time to figure out what works best for each of us instead of just accepting the word of sleep experts as being gospel.”

– Good comment, Skeezix.

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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