Weekend Link Love — Edition 513

Research of the Week Swapping out carbs for nuts does wonders. Doctors don’t listen to and often interrupt their patients. Young kids innately malign free riders. Self-esteem peaks at age 60 and doesn’t decline until age 70. The “obesity paradox” is explained by low-lean mass, not low-fat mass. “Extra” muscle is healthy, extra body fat is still bad for you. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 263: Tania Teschke: The Liver Show!: Host Brad Kearns chats with Tania Teschke about eating the most nutrient-dense diet possible. Each week, select...

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 512

The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook is getting a big discount, a full day before the rest of Prime Day kicks in: $3.99 for the Kindle book, 20% off the physical book. If you haven’t picked it up yet, you’re missing out. Sale starts at 8:35 a.m. PDT and ends at 2:35 p.m. PDT. Later this afternoon from 4:10 p.m. to 10:10 p.m. PDT, 12-pack PRIMAL KITCHEN® Bars (all flavors) will be discounted 35%, too. Research of the Week Dog food with...

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Autoimmune disease and stress: Is there a link?

A new study has raised the possibility that stress may cause autoimmune disease, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, because it found a higher incidence of autoimmune diseases among people who were previously diagnosed with stress-related disorders. I have patients who heard about this research and are saying, “I knew it!” But before we accept a potential link between stress and autoimmune disease, let’s look at some details of the study and consider how we define the terms “autoimmune disease,” “stress,” and...

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 511

Research of the Week Open workspaces impair collaboration, cause workers to “withdraw” from face-to-face social contact (PDF). Skinny-fat isn’t just a bad look. It presages Alzheimer’s. Speaking of which, melatonin shows promise at staving off Alzheimer’s. Aspirin, too. If you want to be insulin-resistant, use a night light. Yet another study shows the benefits of green spaces, including lower risks of disease and early death, less stress and anxiety, and better sleep. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 259: Dr. Erin Fall Haskell: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr....

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 510

Research of the Week Humans have a Dunbar’s number for “regularly visited places.” Rapamycin counters aging in old rats by triggering autophagy. Movement is great. Mindful movement is even better. Treating Alzheimer’s with CT scans: radiation hormesis. Probiotics are good for old bones. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 257: Monica Reinagel: Host Elle Russ chats with Monica Reinagel, founder of the Nutrition Diva podcast and co-founder of a great new coaching program called Weighless. Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need...

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 509

Research of the Week Medium chain triglycerides increase ketones and brain energy metabolism in Alzheimer’s patients. Got treatment-resistant cluster headaches? Try going keto for three months. Prestige boosts testosterone in men. Creatine improves cognition in healthy people. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 255: James Broderick: Host Elle Russ chats with James Broderick, a rewilding expert who helps Silicon Valley residents ditch their domestication. 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...

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 508

Research of the Week Bigger waists, lower vitamin D. People with severe mental illnesses are more likely than the general population to have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Broccoli sprouts improve symptoms in kids with autism. Gene-editing with CRISPR might cause cancer. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 253: Karen Martel: Host Elle Russ chats with Karen Martel, a certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert who specializes in helping women break weight loss plateaus. Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts....

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 507

Research of the Week Removing your tonsils is associated with more infectious, respiratory, and allergic diseases across your lifetime. Having them removed by a trained professional isn’t much better. Researchers recommend easing up on psilocybin restrictions. Smoking one plant may help addicts stop smoking another. Kids with ADHD or autism are more likely to have food allergies. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 251: Dr. Aaron Grossman: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Aaron Grossman about his mission: helping top performers reach optimal levels of performance. Each week,...

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 506

Research of the Week Spin classes: good for your fitness, bad for your ears. Merging academics with physical activity boosts both without sacrificing either. In older adults, “negative wealth shocks” increase all-cause mortality. A packed schedule kills productivity. Keto-related changes to the gut biome mediate the reduction in seizure activity. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 249: Wendy Myers: Host Elle Russ chats with Wendy Myers about the truth behind detox. Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up...

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Weekend Link Love — Edition 505

Research of the Week Mice with breast cancer who do yoga (there’s a visual) have smaller tumors. Chess grandmasters enjoy longer lives, just like elite athletes. Throwing could be primarily a male adaptation. More and more kids are overusing ADHD drugs. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 247: Dr. Alvin Danenberg: Host Elle Russ chats with Primal Health Coach and dentist Dr. Alvin Danenberg about the interplay between modern technology and ancestral health when treating gum disease. Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal...

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