Sunday, October 22, 2017

Weekend Link Love — Edition 474

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Men who receive blood donations from ever-pregnant women (women who have been pregnant at least once, not women who are perpetually with child) are at a higher risk of dying.

Human faeces contain appreciable quantities of vitamin B12 or vitamin B12-like material presumably produced by bacteria in the colon, but this is unavailable to the non-coprophagic individual.”

Cannabis users are more creative than non-users (though the cannabis probably isn’t a causal factor).

Stress and junk food have similar effects on (mouse) gut bacteria.

Healthy oldsters maintain the gut biomes of 30-year-olds.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 191: Dr. Steven Gundry: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Steven Gundry, an accomplished surgeon whose current mission is to help patients avoid the operating table.

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

The death of lipid research.

It turns out that Americans have been following dietary guidelines.

Media, Schmedia

How the Middle East is showing male infertility to be a medical problem, not a masculinity problem.

Obesity among American adults is at an all-time high. C’mon, people.

Colorado teens are too heavy to make the military.

Everything Else

At least this squirrel won’t be depressed for the foreseeable future.

Stonehengers loved their honey-fed pork and cheese.

Richard Dawkins explores the evolutionary purpose of religion.

Easy on the raw kale.

Inconvenient facts about animal agriculture.

Why cryonics might make sense.

Where the olive trees grow.

Farming: inevitable and miserable.

An anarchist wants people to make their own meds.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Event I think you’ll love: Chris Kresser is hosting a Rally to End Chronic Disease event and book launch party to support his upcoming title, Unconventional Medicine, in Berkeley, CA on November 6.

Primal Kitchen® is partnering for a Beauty Bundle Giveaway. You have until Sunday (October 22nd) to enter and win Primal Kitchen products, two cartons of Pique Tea, two jars and one stick of PiperWai’s All Natural Deodorant, and a corchicle to keep your iced tea cold and frosty!

Fossil find that surprised me: The one that could rewrite human history.

I would do this workout and be fairly content for life, if pressed: The minimalist’s strength workout.

My thoughts exactly: The hell is he doing?

I’m excited to announce: Collagen Fuel is back in stock!

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 22– Oct 28)

Comment of the Week

Could it be possible we will be offering up to the world a generation of metabolically ‘near-perfect’ humans?

– Actually, Ontario, I’m planning to raise an army of optimized humans with perfect metabolic flexibility. The whole keto thing is meant to make them so efficient at burning body fat that I barely have to feed them or maintain a supply chain when they’re on campaign.


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THIS is the Banana Bread You Need to Make Next

Happy Sunday, friends! If you have some brown bananas laying around, I have just the recipe for you!

As you might remember, no food goes to waste in our house, so when we had two very sad bananas, dying a slow death, in our fruit bowl, I knew exactly how to save their lives: banana bread! Mal and Quinn both lovvvveee banana bread, but not the “healthy” kind that I usually bake with almond flour, ground flax, chia seeds, coconut oil, yada yada. They like their banana bread, straight-up, no funny stuff, so that’s exactly what I gave them!

And I know there are thousands of banana bread recipes on the internet, but THIS is the one you should try next. It’s soft and chewy, sweet and delicious, and I’m pretty sure it’s the best banana bread I’ve ever made. I hope you and your family love it as much as we do!


  • 2 ripe medium-large bananas
  • 2.5 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Be sure to mash up and blend bananas. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or coat with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan, spread evenly with a spatula, and then bake for 40-45 minutes or until top is lightly browned and bread is cooked all the way through. Allow to cool slightly before slicing and serving.

8 servings

Macros: P 3 C 34 F 5

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