Weekend Link Love – Edition 419
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Research of the Week
30 grams of freeze-dried wild blueberries provides big cognitive boosts to 7-10 year olds, 15 grams less so.
Your fitness tracker probably won’t actually help you lose much weight.
The effect of cold showers on health and productivity.
Don’t let your genetics dissuade you from exercising and eating well.
A review of vitamin D and cancer finds “there exist over 15 types of cancer for which UVB exposure and/or 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations have been found associated with reduced risk.”
Cultures historically exposed to large variations in rainfall (a proxy for agricultural risk) tend to be more collectivist, asserts a new paper.
New evidence of human-controlled fire in the early paleolithic: burnt mammal bones from a 780k-980k years-old Spanish dig site.
Scientists witness genes age (and find that eating less food slows the process).
Fasting for up to 72 hours is “safe and feasible” for cancer patients undergoing plantium-based chemotherapy.
In Singapore Chinese men and women, elevated liver enzymes predict type 2 diabetes risk.
Escaped farmed salmon are getting it on with wild salmon.
The BMJ’s editor calls for an independent review of statins.
New (and Old) Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 84: Gabrielle Reece: Check out this episode from the archives. Elle Russ sits down with Gabby Reece, legendary Olympic volleyball champion. The two talk diet, pesticide use in Hawaii, raising children, ballistic training, and more.
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.
- Where Do Legumes Belong in the Primal Eating Plan?
- How to Snack Responsibly in the New World of Health Food Marketing
- How to Accept Your Body After Significant Weight Loss
- CRISPR: What Does Gene-Editing Mean for the Future of Primal Living?
Interesting Blog Posts
How to use resistance bands (and why you shouldn’t sneer at them).
Bad science: a matter of when, not if.
How current in vitro fertilization technology already allows prospective parents to assess each embryo’s genetic makeup before choosing.
The Telegraph discovers the wonders of high-fat cheese.
Outside Online covers the high-fat diet for athletes.
Swap ants for humans and you’ve got yourself a decent premise for a YA sci-fi series.
What’s the point of even living?
The UN General Assembly is meeting to discuss superbugs.
Why you should consider eccentric isometric training.
Danish archaeologists unearth evidence of an ancient goof.
Chicago just opened an adult playground.
One year ago (Sep 25 – Oct 1)
- 9 Ways to Restart Your Primal Lifestyle – Everyone falls down. Here’s how to get back up.
- Foodborne Illness Wrap-Up: The Role of Your Health and Your Food’s Health – The conclusion.
Comment of the Week
Gluten free apples are all the rage here!
– Man, I’ve been looking everywhere for those.
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