Sunday, June 19, 2016

Weekend Link Love – Edition 405

Weekend Link Love

Well, looks like we swept Paleo Magazine’s Best of 2015 contest. Thanks to everyone who cast their vote! We took home awards for the following:

Best Blog (Health): Mark’s Daily Apple

Best Blog (Fitness): Mark’s Daily Apple

Best New Packaged Product: PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Mayo

Health Hero of the Year: Mark Sisson

Best New Idea: Primal Kitchen Restaurants

Abel James teamed up with Quarterly to put a paleo/Primal-friendly Summer Survival pack together, complete with PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Dark Chocolate Almond bars. Check it out.

Research of the Week

Thicker shakes increase “perceived fullness” over thinner shakes.

Mouth guards make you stronger, faster, and overall better.

30 minutes of blue light exposure improves reaction times, even after the light’s removed.

Creatine reduces optimal rest time for lifters.

Female nurses who drink a lot of coffee have longer telomeres.

In 60+ year olds, those with higher LDL cholesterol live longer.

Air pollution linked to mental illness in kids.

Antibiotics may disrupt the establishment of healthy gut bacteria in breastfeeding infants.

Dietary fiber seems to protect the gut from outside excursions.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 53: Mark Sisson and Brad Kearns — Podcast host and friend Brad Kearns stopped by my house in Malibu to catch up on all our recent happenings. If you didn’t attend Paleo f(x), I talk about my keynote address based on Primal Endurance principles and share my take on where I think the primal/paleo movement is headed. We talk stress, wine, cooling mattresses, and more. If you’d like, you can catch a video of our discussion here.

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.

Interesting Blog Posts

Whether you’re a coach or a client, we can all learn something from this.

Should insomnia patients spend less time in bed?

Why 5Ks are better than marathons.

He looks way better (and happier/healthier/fitter) now.

Why the claims that seed oils are safe and healthy don’t hold up to scrutiny.

Media, Schmedia

Africa’s getting fatter.

I’m into cultured butter, but this is a little ridiculous.

90 year-old British woman credits her health and longevity to cutting carbs.

Everything Else

I’ve incorporated some of these concepts into my training and have seen big dividends. If you’re not performing 500 pound sled drags on the stationary bike with a resistance band around your Adam’s apple, what are you even doing?

The AspireAssist is a thin tube running from your stomach to an external port that removes food before you can digest it. This isn’t a premise from a dystopian sci-fi short story. It’s what the FDA just approved.

How frogs get down.

Timing is everything.

The All Blacks are cutting sugar.

For most Americans, the Milky Way is just a mediocre candy bar.

Is banning plastic bags really better for the environment?

The changing attitude toward fitness is a positive one, I think.

Breakfast’s reputation as the most important meal of the day might originate not from scientific research but a misreading of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 22 – Jun 28)

Comment of the Week

The salad guide is wrong. Avocados should be in every salad.

– I agree with this, Diane.

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