Weekly Link Love — Edition 89

Research of the Week

National handgrip score predicts Olympic medal tally.

Got super high cholesterol? Might be the carbs.

An EVOO-based high-fat diet causes a good kind of gut dysbiosis that lowers the risk of colon cancer.

How time has passed for people during the pandemic: for half it sped up, for half it slowed.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 432: Jon Venus: Host Elle Russ chats with fitness expert Jon Venus, former vegan who’s now embracing ancestral omnivory.

Episode 433: Brian Gryn: Host Brad Kearns chats with Brian Gryn about intermittent fasting. read more

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Ask a Health Coach: Sleep, Weight Loss Stalls, and Skipping the Gym

How bad is working and eating late at night? Wondering why you’re not losing weight? And what if you don’t want to go back to the gym? In this week’s edition of Ask a Health Coach, Erin is back to answer more of your questions. Keep them coming in the comments below or over in our Mark’s Daily Apple Facebook Group.

Jacob asked:

“My nighttime habits are the worst. I stay up too late working, then I’m hungry and go looking for a snack at 1 or 2 am. I don’t think I should be working and eating that late, but how bad is it really?” read more

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What Is Monk Fruit Sweetener, and Is It Keto?

what is monk fruit sweetenerWhen you give up sugar, that doesn’t mean you have to give up sweet treats. You can find natural ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking your blood sugar, and that doesn’t mean you have to resort to dangerous artificial sweeteners. Monk fruit is a keto community favorite ingredient to sweeten recipes, but what exactly is it, and where does it come from? Is there any research behind monk fruit? And how do we compare the various formulations next to each other in the supermarket aisle? Let’s break this down. read more

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How to Cook and Eat an Artichoke

how to eat artichokes Artichokes are a mysterious vegetable, and a lot of people are intimidated by them. How do you cook an artichoke? How do you cut into it? What parts do you eat? And how does it taste?

You may have had marinated artichoke hearts that come in a jar, or you’ve noticed little strips of artichoke in your spinach dip. But eating a whole artichoke is a lot different than having prepared hearts.

In this article, I’m going to show you how to prepare and eat an artichoke, along with my favorite dipping sauces. read more

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 86

Research of the Week

Ancient Irish elite were largely incestuous.

In a recent study, coronavirus shows up on tons of hospital surfaces but with very low viral loads. Present but not transmissible.

Having a younger blood donor is linked to shorter hospital stays.

“Conservation areas” don’t actually conserve anything.

Losing body fat probably improves cancer resistance.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 429: Rob Mack: Host Elle Russ chats with Rob Mack, an expert on the interplay between happiness and success. read more

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 85

Research of the Week

Listening to Mozart daily reduces seizure frequency.

A Mediterranean ketogenic diet makes changes to the cerebrospinal fluid profile indicative of a lower risk of cognitive decline.

A low-carb, high-fat diet works for people with type 2 diabetes. Again.

More omega-3s, more strength (in older adults).

Links between personality traits and where a person spends their time.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 428: Jerry Wolf: Host Elle Russ chats with Jerry Wolf, a personal trainer and body worker with over 15 years of experience read more

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Keto Burrito Recipe

keto burrito recipeEveryone loves a good burrito. They’re hearty, filling, and you can stuff them with whatever you’re in the mood to eat. Wrap them up, and they make a convenient and flavorful meal on the go. Can you have burritos when you’re keto, though?

When you’re keeping your carbs low, good burritos can seem out of reach. Traditional flour tortillas send your carb counts through the roof, and inflammatory grains drain you of all of your energy. Other store-bought tortilla options are either just as carby, they have questionable ingredients, or they simply just don’t hold up. read more

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The Complete Magnesium Manual

magnesiumMagnesium is an essential mineral that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. You’d be hard pressed to find any activity in the body that doesn’t use magnesium in some way. It has literally hundreds of functions.

Cellular energy production, protein synthesis, DNA and RNA synthesis, and cell signaling—which controls the secretion of certain hormones, among other things—all depend on magnesium. It plays an important role in ion channels that allow nerves to fire, potassium and sodium to cross cellular membranes, and muscles to contract. Production of ATP, the energy currency of the body, depends on magnesium. Your heart beats rhythmically thanks to magnesium. read more

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Definitive Guide to Carb Timing and Carb Cycling

carb timing carb refeedThe Primal Blueprint is generally considered a low-carb way of eating, especially in contrast to the Standard American Diet and the like. We’re not anti-carb. My Big-Ass Salad is a huge bowl of carbs from vegetables, after all. We’re selective about the sources of our carbs and generally mindful about how many we take in.

Given that, readers always want to know the “right” way to incorporate carbs. Which carb sources? How many? When? How often?

The Primal Blueprint Food Pyramid and Carb Curve provide answers to the first two questions. The latter two… well, those are more complicated. read more

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Weekly Link Love – Edition 83

Research of the Week

Diabetic patients taking metformin had lower coronavirus mortality than diabetic patients not taking it.

Increased cardiovascular disease in African-Americans with Covid-19.”

Unsaturated fat intake and deficiencies in calcium and albumin linked to higher coronavirus mortality.

Financial relationships between the leaders of influential US professional medical associations and industry are extensive…”

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 425: Robert Glazer: Host Elle Russ chats with Robert Glazer, founder and CEO of the global performance marketing agency Acceleration Partners. read more

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