Friday, March 8, 2019

Weekly Link Love—Edition 19

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Research of the Week

Sperm bottlenecks select the strongest.

In the moment, work isn’t so bad.

Compared to controls, teams made up of CEOs are better at cooperating together in strategic games.

Injectable nanoparticles allow mice to see infra-red.

Neurons repair themselves during sleep.

I bet giant ground sloths were delicious.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 317: Jimmy and Christine Moore: Host Elle Russ chats with Jimmy and Christine Moore about their new book Real Food Keto.

Episode 318: Keto Q&A with Brad Kearns: Host Brad Kearns answers your keto questions.

Health Coach Radio Episode 2: Chris Kelly: Hosts Erin Power and Laura Rupsis chat with Chris Kelly, founder of Nourish Balance Thrive, which uses detailed lab testing to construct personalized action plans for clients.

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.

Media, Schmedia

Bridge player busted for doping.

Interesting Blog Posts

How muscle memory actually works.

Scientists wonder why human breasts are so persistent.

Social Notes

A great opportunity to win some delicious treats.

Did some paddling.

Everything Else

After introducing low-carb to his type 2 diabetic patients in a rural West Virginia hospital and having great success, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella wrote clinical guidelines for other hospitals to follow. Huge news if this catches on.

Fairy tales are way older than you think.

What happened to the hat?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast I enjoyed: Tim Ferriss talks to Michael Pollan about psychedelics. “Don’t take anything your grandmother wouldn’t have encountered at Woodstock.”

I’d wear a coat made of this to keep warm: Cross-section of Emperor penguin.

Article I’m reading: Fiber and Colon Health on a Well-Formulated Ketogenic Diet

Interesting study: Men donate the most to panhandlers when in the company of a woman.

I didn’t think anyone else did this exercise but me: The Tinkerbell.

Question I’m Asking

How do you play?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 3 – Mar 9)

Comment of the Week

“We’ve established that nitrates should come from plants, not chemical plants.”

– Even though I’m not completely sure I agree, that is a very good line, Angelica.

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Autophagy and Coffee

Seems like everyone is raving about the benefits of fasting, especially for autophagy.

(If you don’t know, autophagy is the process by which your body cleans out old, damaged structures and cells to make room for the new, healthy ones.)

While fasting is definitely a useful tool to keep in your health-kit, it’s not the only way to increase the autophagy process. Watch this video to hear more ways to autophagize.



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This Is How We Roll

^^ That Florida Georgia Line song has been on repeat all week over here! B is a pro at rolling to his side and just recently started rolling onto his tummy where he often gets stuck in “turtle mode.” It’s supposedly easier for babies to roll tummy to back, but he doesn’t get that one as much. He is not so fond of being on his tummy! He has started to sleep on his side though, which is cute. I feel so bad for babies who have to sleep on their back 100% of the night. I would HATE that myself!

Breakfast rolled out as a yogurt parfait with layers of full-fat plain yogurt, cantaloupe, banana, coconut, and granola. Alllllll about that crunch.

‘Twas a freezing week here in Virginia. But as I remind myself all the time, it’s MARCH which means winter is allllmost over.

We bundled up for several walks outside to enjoy the sunshine. I’ll take cold sun over warm rain any day. (This is the new version of the JJ Cole Bundleme Birch is in. He was warm and slept for over an hour cozy in there!)

I grew up calling these hats toboggans. I know most of you call them beanies. And toboggans are sleds up north. But some googling led me to believe that we call the hat toboggan because it’s a hat you would wear while riding one. ANYways, I don’t really own any because hats make my head itch, but I borrowed this one from Thomas. Do I look cool?

Sawyer thought I did! I saw me walk by his playground came to say hi! I sent this photo to his mommy who was hard at work and her heart melted.

I thought I was so smart putting my Apple Watch on the outside of my glove so I wouldn’t have to expose skin to check it. My phone kept pinging my whole walk, and I was so confused until I realized that my watch had outsmarted me and thought I wasn’t wearing it because it wasn’t on my skin. Guess I’ll have to go back to moving my coat to peek in on it. Just another reason I can’t wait for short sleeves!

How we roll:

Lunches this week were centered around my favorite curried sweet potato + farro salad from Plenty. So many herbs. So much flavor! Another day Thomas and I had a sandwich date at noon. I love it when he comes home for lunch. We had turkey + cheese and pita chips! And another day I took Roots to Hillary to meet her new baby boy! <3

Mazey got some new soccer cleats! We all start soccer this week. Mazen is on his same team from last fall, Thomas is back on his old co-ed team, and I’m playing women’s league this spring. I can’t wait for my first outdoor game! I’m ready to run.

Mazen made the best DIY trail mix at Wegmans. I’ve been stealing it to have over yogurt and out of hand for snacks. Must be those delicious M&Ms and chocolates that have me hooked!

We made panko pork chops with roasted potatoes and salad for dinner on Sunday night.

And I turned the leftovers into a thrifty salad the next night when we had “clean out the fridge” Monday. (You’ll see the official version of this salad soon!)

Hope there’s a lotta relaxing ahead in your weekend!

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