Friday, November 29, 2019

Weekly Link Love — Edition 57

Research of the Week

Eating peanuts before one year of age may protect against peanut allergy.

High levels of de novo lipogenesis-derived fatty acids linked to heart disease.

Oyster farming is environmentally congruent.

Fat cats.

Given ad libitum access to food, dogs prioritize fat and protein over carbs.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 391: Martin Silva: Host Elle Russ chats with Martin Silva, a coach who’s been training and body sculpting since age 13 and today helps people discover their health, fitness, and optimal body composition.

Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 36: Laura and Erin chat with Niraj Naik about using breathwork to restore and strengthen your default state.

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

Why are younger Americans dying?

Should obese people hibernate through winter?

Interesting Blog Posts

The case for Epicureanism.

How controlled burns might beat back tick infestations.

Social Notes

This is athleticism.

Why Thanksgiving is the most Primal holiday.

Everything Else

Paleolithic hunters in Mexico lured mammoths into traps.

Ancient foragers in Puerto Rico barbecued clams.

This is athleticism.

A classic video from Kelly Starrett: Conquering the load order error in the deadlift.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Exclusive interview I did: With Dave Asprey. Just order a copy of his book and submit the receipt for access.

They’re just now realizing this?: Prevention of cavities is more effective than treating cavities.

Marathon variety I can get behind: The one where you run one mile every hour.

I’m not surprised: Adhering to indigenous cultural traditions helps indigenous children’s outcomes.

This is a powerful story: 82-year-old female bodybuilder beats up home invader.

Question I’m Asking

Why aren’t you giving up coffee in favor of sunning your perineum?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 23– Nov 29)

Comment of the Week

“It’s absolutely a combination. It takes individual action, but it also takes creating an environment. I hear you on the cookies. For most of my life I couldn’t resist eating sugar. What worked was keeping it out of the house. If it wasn’t there, I couldn’t eat it. Testing my willpower by having it in the house never worked. Changing my environment so that sugar wasn’t easily available is what did the trick.

And that’s what I’m suggesting as the environmental strategy for society at large. Make it more expensive. Make it harder to find. Make it socially unacceptable. It may be that addicted individuals can’t or won’t quit. But there will be fewer new ones to start. We didn’t rely on individual willpower to reduce smoking — and we had 350 years of experience to show that didn’t work — but changing the environment has worked pretty well.”

– The problem is that the people with the (dubious) power to change society from the top down don’t believe in our solutions, Mark E. Field.

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Kath’s Favorite Things

Instead of making a gift guide of things I am coveting this Black Friday, I thought I’d make a list of my favorite things, Oprah style! This is a list of things that I love and use on nearly a daily basis OR things that I have and would make a great gift. A bonus section for the kids at the end!

Gifts For Home

Sonos – A Sonos with Alexa speaker (or three) would make a really great dude gift! Thomas really wanted them and I resisted for SO LONG. I said they were too expensive and we didn’t listen to music enough. Well it was a catch 22 because we listen to music a lot more since getting them. We have three total – two downstairs and one upstairs. And we’re adding one for the porch when it’s time. We have the Alexa enabled one, which has been SO nice for our main floor. Yes it’s a little annoying to have to use the Sonos app, but once you have your favorites starred and whatever subscription you have (we have an Apple Music monthly subscription) they work so well.

Winc – aka how I do wine. Love this wine club! It would make a great gift. They have everything from classics to funny bottles to cans of rose and sparkling. Get $22 off with my link!

Yeti MugThis mug is not tippy, dishwasher safe, keeps coffee super warm. Couldn’t live without it! A great gift for a coffee lover.

Alexa plugs – We have five of these plugs in our house and they are SO convenient! All of our main lights are voice controlled so when we walk in a room we can say “Alexa lights on” and they all turn on. Since we don’t have overhead lights in those rooms and have 2-3 lamps, it’s so much better than turning them all on by hand, especially since I have a baby in my arms a lot of the time!

The Candle LabThese candles are awesome and I have one on each floor of my house. Great for gifting, and they have gift cards too. Favorite scents: First Snow, Bamboo, Wasabi.

Dyson – I know I mention this cordless vacuum a few times a year, but it’s always on my favorite things list because I use it so often. The Animal Absolute is by far better than the V6 I used to have. You get what you pay for! I love that it has both hardwood and carpet attachments. I don’t own a regular corded vacuum!

Personal ArtBruna Mebs has done paintings of Mazen, my parents’ house, and Gus. They make such beautiful, personal gifts!

Airpods – Airpods have exceeded expectations. Why did I wait so long to get them? Because I didn’t know how seamlessly they integrate with my Apple products. You can just pull one out to pause or put them in and they magically sync. Everyone who loves Apple should have them! I have this little case to keep them from getting lost.

Gifts To Wear

Colorful Koala LeggingsThese are my new favorite everyday leggings. They are thick and compressiony, yet totally flex for wearing under tunics or dresses. The 7/8 are the perfect length for my legs, and the pocket is the BEST – especially if I’m wearing a top without a pocket.

Lulu Define Zip Pocket JacketThis jacket (and variations of it) are my staple to wear to the gym. The zip pockets hold my phone, Airpods, and keys. The having a zipper down the front (instead of a pullover) means it’s easy to take on and off at the beginning and end of each workout.

Athleta joggers – I thought leggings were the Most Comfortable Clothing Ever – until I found these joggers! The pockets + the style give them an edge. LIVE in mine!

Mandarin Violet – Wearing this hand cream and body butter all the time! It’s also in the lip gloss vault. I really hope they continue the scent out of holiday and into the everyday lines! This tinted balm follows me around at all times (when there isn’t a Butterscotch Jellie in there!). The untinted version lives on my night stand and I put it on at bedtime each night. PS. Everything Beautycounter is 15% off with free shipping until Sunday!! 

Rothy’s – You’ve probably seen Rothy’s all over now. Perhaps you have a pair or two. I bought them early on and they’re the only shoes I’ve gotten compliments on in airports! I have the rounded toe in gray and the point in a bright blue. While I love all the details and patterns they have come out with, what I really want next are classic black in the rounded toe. I prefer the round to the point because I have wide feet. They can get a little stinky, but I came up with a good cleaning routine that I do twice a year or so. Get $20 off with my link!

Lou + Gray pants – The softest, coziest lounge pants ever made. I wear them first thing in the mornings (since I sleep in PJ shorts) and in the evenings after taking off my “daytime” clothes.

Allbirds Runners – I bought these on a whim and am SO GLAD I did. The reason I love them so much is because you truly don’t have to wear socks with them. They are as soft as socks and as comfortable as tennis shoes. I love that I don’t have to tie them each time I put them on either – just slip on over the bare foot and out the door. I haven’t washed mine yet, but I will probably need to soon, and I’m so glad that’s an option! Love that the company is a B corp!

Apple Watch – Honorable mention shout out to my watch because it’s literally a part of my body and I can’t imagine life without it. It keeps me efficient with my inbox (because I can archive on a whim), working out hard, organized with lists and reminders, and in touch via text.

Gifts For Kids

Fit Watch – Mazen loves his Garmin Vivofit watch. So much so that we’re getting him the Verizon Gizmo for Christmas. The Vivofit can track steps, chores, time, timers, date. He loves it. The Gizmo adds simple text and calls from a speed dial list. Now that he can read, I can’t wait to text him!

Baby Shark Book – Nona bought this book for Birch’s birthday and he LOVES it! If you have a baby in your life, this book is a fun gift. The songs might drive some parents crazy, but we all love singing them together. They’re super catchy. Naturally the Christmas themed track is the best 🙂

What are you shopping for today?

On my Black Friday / Cyber Monday watch list:

  • An Away Suitcase
  • A snowsuit for Birch
  • A family portrait canvas deal
  • Pants/joggers for Mazen
  • Men’s Lululemon deals for Thomas (shhhh!)

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Black Friday Deal Round Up – 2019

Annmarie Skincare 

Who they are: 
Organic, natural skincare products—perfect to nourish your dry winter skin or give as a stocking stuffer! 

What they’re offering: 
7-day sample kit for $10 (a $40 value)—plus FREE shipping! It includes Aloe Herb Cleanser, Kaolin Micro Exfoliant, Anti-Aging Serum, Anti-Aging Facial Oil, plus three more all natural skincare products. 

Click here to get your sample kit 

 

Beekeeper’s Naturals

Who they are:
Beekeeper’s Naturals offers the most sustainable, nourishing, and high quality wellness products for you and your family—obsessively tested and straight from the Beehive!

What they’re offering: 
Take 30% Off the entire site! No code needed. The Beekeeper team was super excited to tell me just one week before Black Friday that they’d decided to officially make this their BIGGEST sale of the year. 

Click here to stock your medicine cabinet with naturally clean & effective remedies  

 

Butcher Box: 

Who they are: 
ButcherBox is a meat subscription company that distributes high quality meat you can trust; 100% grass-fed and pasture raised beef, free-range organic chicken, heritage breed pork, and wild caught Alaskan salmon directly to your door.

What they’re offering: 
The Ultimate Steak Sampler!! Hook yourself up with 2 Ribeyes, 2 NY Strips, 2 Filet Mignons all FREE in your first box.

Just so you know, this is very time limited and will end when supplies run out! They told me that last year they ran out on Sunday so swoop yours before Cyber Monday hits. 

Click here to get your free meat 

 

Chilipad 

Who they are: 
You know how important sleep is. Especially during this busy, stressful, and maybe not quite as healthy time of year… Chilipad helps optimize your sleep. Chili actively manages the body’s temperature to deliver magical deep sleep from 55-110°F. 

What they’re offering: 
25% off of chiliPAD with code: Wolf25
20% off of OOLER with code: Wolf20

Click here to learn more and get your discount on better sleep 

 

Doc Parsley’s Sleep Remedy

Who they are: 
Sleep Remedy is a tried-and-true, all natural formula with life changing benefits that aims to give you the best sleep possible.

What they’re offering: 
Get a FREE month of Sleep Remedy! You can get your 30 days of free, restful sleep one of two ways:

  1. Purchase a three-month subscription bundle (can mix/match flavors capsules, 90-day delivery schedule). One box is free the first month.
  2. Or buy two single orders, and receive a physical gift card to start a subscription with the first month free. 

PLUS, every order receives a discount code for Swannies blue blockers. 

Click here to get your best sleep ever

 

Dry Farm Wines 

Who they are:
Holidays shouldn’t be a time for guilt or sacrifice. They’re a time for love and celebration! Alcohol can be a vibrant part of this celebration, but you have to drink the right stuff…

Dry Farm curates wines are sugar-free, organic, lower in alcohol, lower in sulfites, free of chemicals and additives, and sustainably grown. These are the perfect wines to enjoy over the holidays and to share with your family!

What they’re offering: 
Black Friday Box: Get a one-time Sampler Selection—one red, one white, one rosĂ©, and one sparkling. This is the first time they’re ever offered a sampler box!

Click here to stock up on wine for the holidays

Cyber Monday: This isn’t live until Monday so mark your calendar! Get a one-time Member box (our usual red, white, or mixed selection) at Member pricing. 

Click here to get special wine member pricing 

 

Four Sigmatic

Who they are: 
A wellness company that wants to share the benefits of the most nutrient dense ingredients with the world. Their innovative recipes combine these truly super foods with daily staples like coffee, cacao, and skincare to help you fit elevated wellness in throughout the day.

What they’re offering: 
From Friday November 29th thru Monday December 2 Save up to 50% on your favorite Four Sigmatic products. PLUS save an additional 15% with code REBEL. 

Click here to shroom to health

 

Kettle & Fire: 

Who they are:
Kettle & Fire’s sippable bone broths and soups are made with 100% grass fed AND finished beef bones and organic pasture raised chicken bones. They are shelf stable so they ship easily (and FREE!). 

What they’re offering: 
Site wide sale, up to 30% off! Sale is live from 11/25-12/02 only

Click here to stock up on these tasty broths 

 

Paleovalley:

Who they are:
Paleovalley provides only the highest-quality, organic, whole-food based snacks and supplements. Each product is carefully crafted to prioritize nutrient density so that every dietary choice and every added ingredient is a powerful opportunity to love and care for oneself. 

What they’re offering: 
Get up to 25% OFF + Free Shipping + 2 Free Gifts* (*Free Gift Options: 1 Bottle of Turmeric, Essential C, or Apple Cider Vinegar Complex)
This deal begins 11/27/19 and ends 12/3/19 at midnight PST

Click here to get your Paleovalley deal now

 

Perfect Keto

Who they are:
Perfect Keto crafts the cleanest low-carb snacks and supplements + the best recipes and information, so you can keto with confidence.

What they’re offering: 
Black Friday Deal: Up to 55% off Perfect Keto! Build your own Perfect Keto Bundle for up to 55% off EVERYTHING in the Perfect Keto store. Mix and match to your heart’s content — the more you buy, the more you save.

  • 20% off one item
  • 30% off two
  • 40% off three
  • 50% off five
  • 55% off the bundle of the day
  •  
Click here to get your keto deals now 

 

Serenity Kids:

Who they are:
Super nutrient-dense baby food–Serenity Kids makes low sugar baby food using only ethically sourced meats, organic savory veggies, and healthy fats. 

What they’re offering: They are currently offering 30% off (up to six cases)! Valid from Friday, Nov 29 – Monday, Dec 2 

Just use my code ROBB30 at checkout. 

Click here to shop Serenity Kids deal 

 

Thrive Market 

Who they are:
Thrive Market is an online membership-based market on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone.

What they’re offering: 
From Friday to Sunday, Thrive Market is giving you 30% off of 2,000 products. 

Click here to shop Thrive now

 

zivaONLINE Meditation Course

Who they are:
This meditation course changed my life (and Nicki’s). During the course, you’ll learn how to practice The 3 M’s: Mindfulness, Meditation and Manifesting, plus the science and philosophy behind each. Once you learn The Ziva Technique, you’ll be a self-sufficient meditator with the ability to use these powerful tools on your own FOR LIFE; no apps, finger cymbals or drop-ins required!

What they’re offering:
15% off zivaONLINE with code Robb15 

Click here to learn more about zivaONLINE now 


If you’ve already experienced the gift that is Ziva, give the gift to someone else… simply
click here, hit enroll now, scroll to the bottom where it says “Buying as a gift? Click here to check out now” and you will see the gift order form.

 

Full transparency: I make a small commission if you purchase using a link or coupon code listed. But I only talk about and promote companies that I FULLY trust and back. I try everything, and we use it all at home! The products are well tested, well designed and made by great people. My hope is that I can help you navigate the overwhelming amount of things for sale on the interwebz. Don’t waste your precious time, energy, or sanity researching, finding the best deals, comparing and contrasting…we’ve done it for you. 



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