Weekly Link Love—Edition 8

Weekly Link Love—Edition 8

Research of the Week

Preliminary evidence shows that restricting calories prunes weak
gut cells, thereby
improving overall gut permeability
.

Prediabetes (shockingly common)
impairs fertility
.

It’s never
too late
to lift and make gains.


Great apes are great problem solvers
.


GMO houseplants remove air-borne toxins
.

THC
alters
the genetic profile of sperm cells.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 300:
Melanie Avalon
: Host Elle Russ chats with Melanie Avalon, an
actress and author of What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great
with Paleo-Style Meals and Intermittent Fasting (and some
wine).

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.

Reader Question

Mark, what’s your take on this study (https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article-abstract/108/6/1264/5239906)?
Do whole grains reduce liver fat after all?

This is a sneaky one.

They pitted refined grains against whole grains. Eating 98 grams
of refined wheat each day led to a 49% increase in liver fat over
12 weeks, while eating 98 grams of whole wheat “prevented a
substantial increase in liver fat.” What’s that saying,
exactly? Did the whole grains prevent all increases in liver fat,
or just substantial increases?

As it turns out, the whole wheat also increased liver fat,
albeit “only” by 11%. That the whole wheat mitigated the
catastrophic rise precipitated by the same portion of refined
grains is something, I guess. Or you could just not eat any wheat
at all.

And 98 grams of anything isn’t much. That’s a couple of
slices of bread. Be careful!

Media, Schmedia

I can
relate
.

I agree with
this cancer researcher
.


How far will you go
, citizen?

Interesting Blog Posts

How customer service reps for DNA analysis companies
end up playing therapist
to customers shocked by results.

An
extremely important post
by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, who was
recently removed from Wikipedia for questioning the cholesterol
orthodoxy. Is Fathead
next
?

How the carnivore diet
might work
.

Social Notes

Enter this
contest
to win our three new sauces: Steak Sauce, Classic BBQ
Sauce, and Golden BBQ Sauce.

Everything Else

Extinct red wolf DNA
appears
in wild canines living on Texas island.


The kids are all right.

Don’t do it,
Harry
.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Speculation I found interesting: Carnivore Mikhaila
Peterson’s cholesterol will rise as she gets healthier
.

Article I found interesting: “Iron
is the new cholesterol
.”

Paper I enjoyed:
The mundanity of excellence: an ethnographic report on
stratification and Olympic swimmers
.

In case anyone has forgotten, here’s a reminder:
The case against salt remains weak
.

Blog post I’m reading:
Can Ketogenic Diets Work for Bodybuilding or Athletics?

Question I’m Asking

I recently read a quote—“It is incorrect to believe that top
athletes suffer great sacrifices to achieve their goals. Often,
they don’t see what they do as sacrificial at all. They like
it.”

Do you agree with this regarding top athletes and top performers
in other fields?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Dec 16 – Dec 22)

Comment of the Week

“Focusing on neurotransmitters when it comes to happiness is
the same trap we’ve been falling in for decades: Treating
symptoms instead of the cause.”

– Nice and succinct, Colin.

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Link Love—Edition 8
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