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Weekend Link Love – Edition 451

weekend_linklove in-lineRESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome are likely to have imbalanced gut bacteria.

CRISPR was just used to kill HIV in live animals.

The pill that increases endurance capacity (in mice).

We’re using too much sunscreen.

Marriage tanks testosterone.

College dorms are full of toxic flame retardants.

Cleaning out old cells can revive ailing joints.


pb-podcast-banner-142 Episode 167: Dr. Gary Foresman: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Foresman about a very controversial topic—vaccines. Buckle up.

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Great tips on boosting energy.

When to do a floating snatch deadlift.


Better take your cholesterol-busters!

Humans weren’t the only species to follow the Out-of-Africa model.

Scottish surfer survives 32 hours at sea.


Will these guys break the 2-hour mark?


“The discovery of a “functional food” role for CLA occurred over a decade ago when Pariza and coworkers found that ground beef contained an anticarcinogen factor that consisted of a series of conjugated dienoic isomers of linoleic acid.” (PDF)

Now this is a cool life hack.

Nature’s trying to kill you, edition 77.

Man brings in about 5 grand a month farming other people’s yards.

That’s not confusing at all.


Event you don’t want to miss: Chris Kresser is coming back to London for the Health Icons Lecture Series on July 8 and 9. One day is geared toward the lay public, the other toward health professionals.

Study result that disappointed me: Fecal transplant had no significant effect on IBS.

Article I’m loving: Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer’s.

Important update: Remember Faye Geiss, the 87 year-old Primal powerhouse? She’s 90 now and still beating doctors’ expectations. Scroll down for the update.

More and more I’m convinced time is fluid and subjective (but no less real): The language we speak changes how we perceive time.



One year ago (May 7 – May 13)


I just ate some liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti…

– Sounds great, Barbarian. Beef, chicken, or…?


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6 Healthy Eating Tips for First Trimester Pregnant Mamas

Today’s post is served by good friend to Mark’s Daily Apple, Stephanie Greunke. Stephanie has teamed up with Melissa Hartwig of Whole30® to create the Healthy Mama, Happy Baby program .

Food aversions and nausea plague up to 80% of women during the first trimester of pregnancy, which can be really frustrating for the mama who is trying to eat a healthy, nourishing diet. While there is no one specific cause of food aversions and nausea, some of the proposed factors include increased hormone levels (specifically estrogen, progesterone, and hCG), hypoglycemia, thyroid dysfunction (specifically increased serum free T4 and decreased serum TSH), a woman’s enhance sense of smell, stress, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, and physiological changes of pregnancy such as delayed gastric emptying and constipation.

One of the largest studies to date of pregnant women, the Collaborative Perinatal Project , found nausea and vomiting in pregnancy to be more common in younger women (the incidence is highest among women younger than 20 years old and drops significantly after age 35), women pregnant for the first time (primigravida), women with less than 12 years of education, women with multiple gestation, women carrying female infants, and women who are obese. Also, women whose mothers experienced nausea and vomiting with pregnancy are more likely to experience it.

If your “morning sickness” progresses to severe and persistent vomiting with substantial weight loss, you may be experiencing a condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which is a much more severe form of this common pregnancy concern and requires management and follow-up with your provider. Please, don’t try to tough it out on your own!

At Whole30 Healthy Mama, Happy Baby , we understand that morning sickness can put a halt on your dedicated efforts to eat healthy! The good news is that most women find the worst morning sickness symptoms usually end around 12-16 weeks, and typically nausea is a good sign that the pregnancy is progressing well. Researchers have found that the presence of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is correlated with lower rates of miscarriage. Hopefully, that fact makes you feel just a little better!

So, keep your head up, mama. Today I have six tips to help you eat healthy despite aversions and nausea.

Bring the whole darn grocery store home with you.

This tip comes from Whole30 Headmistress and HMHB co-creator Melissa Hartwig. She experienced lots of food aversions during her pregnancy and used this strategy. That’s why we love Primal Kitchen® products—you can stock your pantry and fridge with them, so you’ll always have flavorful and delicious options to make meals based on what sounds good to you in the moment. The more stocked your fridge and pantry are, the better chances you’ll have that you’ll be able to find something you can stomach. Don’t be afraid to ask your partner or a friend to run out and grab something for you when the mood strikes. You might be at the grocery store a bit more often during this time, but it usually only lasts a few weeks.

Capitalize on what and when

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