Weekend Link Love – Edition 430

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Research of the Week

Researchers found an actual dinosaur tail with real feathers encased in amber.

Tibetan dogs have wolf genes that enable high-altitude living.

Giving coconut oil to heart disease patients as their staple cooking fat is totally safe.

Researchers recommend more testing of diets with low omega-6/omega-3 ratios for bipolar disorder.

Enjoying exercise might be genetic.

Sprinters have bigger hamstrings.

Does the “food coma” have a physiological purpose?

Mice achieve protection against heart disease and a longer lifespan when they eat spermidine, a compound found in aged cheeses, beans, and, well…

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 146: Dr. Gary Foresman—Breast Health Part 2: Dr. Gary Foresman returns to the podcast to dig even deeper into breast health.

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.

  • A Primal Take on Cannabis
  • How the Grok Narrative Motivates Me

Interesting Blog Posts

The face betrays.

Each hour of lost sleep spikes car crash rates.

Why travel helps you grow.

Media, Schmedia

The difficulty of regulating kombucha.

JFK shoulda gone Primal.

How does a family-owned butcher shop in Ireland survive across the centuries?

Everything Else

A new milk substitute made from cannabis doesn’t get you stoned but might still chill you out.

Bad Santa. Is the jolly one really one to talk?

Better than stevia.

Humans are still evolving, part 27: C-sections change pelvis width.

Congratulations to Sam Poland, winner of this week’s drawing! And thank you to everyone who commented. You’ve all given me lots to consider as I plan for 2017 at Mark’s Daily Apple.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

For a few more days this week, I’m still up for auction at one of my favorite charities, GO Campaign, an organization that improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions.

Podcast I just appeared on: The Earn Your Happy Podcast, where I spoke about shifting your metabolism for optimal energy.

Study that I liked: Just 7 days of “sleeping low” (carb) boosts athletic performance and increases fat loss.

Resource I have to share: The Ultimate Vitamin K2 Resource, from the man who brought the nutrient into widespread consciousness, Chris Masterjohn.

Japanese news that made me smile: Japan is bribing its seniors with ramen to convince them to stop driving. And training its school children to ride unicycles.

Pet I’d get: Chicken with spliced-in dinosaur genes. Just imagine the eggs.

Recipe Corner

  • Braised lamb soupe au pistou. Omit the beans if you like.
  • Jamaican jerk shrimp with purple sweet potatoes will win over just about any skeptic of this Primal stuff.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Dec 11 – Dec 18 )

  • Psychedelics: A New Medical Frontier?
  • Could Gut Bacteria Be to Blame for Your Stubborn Belly Fat?

Comment of the Week

“’CBD gets in the way and blunts some of the effects’

Pun intended?? =D”

– Actually, no! I got lucky with that one, Ruth.

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