Weekend Link Love – Edition 470


Research of the Week

Prenatal fluoride exposure (albeit higher than occurs in most municipalities whose water receives fluoride treatment) linked to lower offspring IQ.

You’re seasoning your food with plastic.

Fat dogs have fat owners.

High triglycerides and poor glucose control are responsible for most of the risk associated with being overweight or obese.

It’s not just how much total time you sit each day. It’s the length of your sitting bouts.

Whole eggs are better for vitamin D status than vitamin D3 supplements.

Patients without heart disease who took antidepressants experienced greater mortality and more heart attacks.

“Healthy” low-fat “spread” infused with plant sterols has no effect on inflammation or endothelial function in subjects with high cholesterol.

Even breastmilk has a circadian rhythm.

MUFAs, found in olive oil and avocado oil, are important for brain function.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 187: Evan Brand: Host Elle Russ chats with Evan Brand about finding the root causes of depression, fatigue, obesity, and a host of modern afflictions.

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.

Interesting Blog Posts

On “supergenes.”

I know what I’m giving out for Christmas.

Weeds you can eat.

Media, Schmedia

Now that’s branding.

There’s a lot to admire about Tom Brady, but there’s plenty to discard, too.

Everything Else

Not even vegetarian dinosaurs could resist meat.

Macaques hunt shellfish using tools, and they’re so good that they’re threatening shellfish populations.

Neanderthals likely lived in small, genetically-isolated bands.

If you’ve ever wondered about nootropics, this great new 30-minute documentary is a must-see.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast I just appeared on: The Balanced Blonde, where I discussed Primal living, keto eating, and how I built the Primal brand.

Oldie but goody: Woman goes on gluten-free diet, her metabolic syndrome completely resolves.

Racy title aside, I found this article made good points: “The iPhone X proves the Unabomber was right.”

Concept I’m pondering: The trouble with Facebook is that it provides content without context.

I’d love to visit some of these: The 12 oldest wineries in the world.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 24– Sep 30)

Comment of the Week

“Mark, you put ‘get yourself a little butane torch’ immediately after warning ‘you will fart.’ You had to expect our brains to put those two things together in a rather predictable and childish fashion…”

– I was hoping for and expecting it, Rambler.

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Goodbye, Sugar Addiction!


It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here . I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!

My weight gain happened when I was pregnant—I had 2 pregnancies back to back. When my first child was 4 months I was pregnant again, so I didn’t have time to lose the first amount of baby weight I put on. All in all I was 91 pounds heavier.

For years I would yo-yo diet, going on extreme calorie counting diets of
around 700 calories. I would lose loads of weight and once the event was over I would not be able to sustain the low calories and I would pile the weight on plus more.

It got so bad that I stopped taking my kids to school and my husband had to take them! I was fearful of the parents judging me and my weight that I
missed out on so much.

I was depressed, had extreme anxiety, inflammation in my joints, you name it I had it, I was starting to get blurred vision which was worrying as it’s a sign of early onset of diabetes. I was a complete mess but I was still so addicted to sugar.

I was so good at secretly eating and hiding my chocolate and cake wrappers from my husband. I would go to the shops and sneak the sugary treats in the house and then binge eat them in secret. My days revolved around my binges. It got so bad that I would often cry whilst I was bingeing but yet so addicted to the sugar I couldn’t stop!

In my early years I followed a pretty lowish carb diet and held a slim
weight. I had seen Mark’s Daily Apple and I soaked up all the information on how effective a low carb, high fat diet could stop you from craving sugar. I started the diet and I wanted to document my journey on Instagram to keep myself accountable. It’s called @healthy_girl_jen and is quite successful. I put all my time and effort into it and take pictures of my food and also post my transformation pictures.

The low carb diet stopped me from craving the sugar. Months went by and the weight was falling off me. Within 9 months I had lost 84 pounds and by the following year I had lost a total of 91 pounds.

I can’t tell you how much better I felt. I was able to take the kids to
school and go on play dates. My inflammation went, depression, anxiety, blurred vision went. I had the best Christmas ever! I wasn’t insecure, I was able to wear leggings that I had always dreamed to wear!

Thank you very much for all the information you put out there on this low
carb lifestyle! I am living proof that it works! Feel free to follow my  Instagram pageI am

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I have an idea…


You might not realize this from my dearth of blog posts over the past year, but I do miss blogging. I’ve got a few dozen ideas for great posts, in large part reflecting the ever-evolving nature of my understanding of nutrition and health, and a few other tie-in topics such as exercise, sleep, and hormones.
That said, the topics I want to cover aren’t amenable to short posts (or, as Mark Twain or Blaise Pascal might have pointed out—I don’t …

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The Difference Between Male and Female Biomechanics in Strength Training


Men and women deserve the same opportunities in strength training but there are also differences that need to be addressed.

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