RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Coffee boosts your workout, even if you drink the stuff all the time.
Farming selected for genetic variants that increase conversion of plant fats into long-chained fats.
New mummy data reveals that ancient Egyptian genetics were more closely related to Middle Eastern and European populations than Central African ones.
Sherpas possess genetic adaptations that increase energy generation in low-oxygen environments.
Giving violent and aggressive boys a multi-micronutrient supplement makes them less violent and aggressive.
In adults with IBS and depression or anxiety, a probiotic may reduce symptoms.
Your brain is protecting you from sick people before “you” are “aware” they’re even sick.
NEW PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PODCASTS
Episode 171: Genevieve Howland: Host Elle Russ chats with Genevieve Howland about natural pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting.
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Interesting Blog Posts
Food: more than just nutrients.
To attract women, men should eat lots of garlic and enough carrots to turn their skin yellow.
The fascinating history of the banana babies.
India is getting wealthier and more diabetic.
Overworked doctors can’t keep up with the literature, so it’s up to you.
Fred Kummerow, one of the first researchers to question the sanity of filling our diets with artificial trans-fats (and a major butter lover/vegetable oil hater), just passed away at the ripe old age of 102.
OJ consumption is down, and it’s hurting Brazilian orange farmers.
Millennials aren’t eating at chain restaurants, and it’s hurting Applebee’s.
Meet Iron Grandpa.
Seafood, now with microplastics.
A new milk-sharing app helps British mothers exchange breastmilk.
I hear Google’s interview process culminates in a 20-rep set of front squats at bodyweight.
THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN
Concept I’m pondering: The stress-reducing effects of fractals.
I’m somehow not surprised: CRISPR likely causes hundreds of unintended mutations.
Article I’m loving: How Adrian Ballinger Summited Everest Without Oxygen.
Japanese news I enjoyed: They need more ninjas.
I’ve always said this: Wasp nests don’t belong in vaginas.
- Cherries, jicama, and mac nuts in a salad? Yep.
- Sour cherry elk meatballs. No elk? Go with beef or lamb.
One year ago (June 4– June 10)
- 14 Ways to Help You Look Primal – How to improve vision.
- Why the Kind of Body Fat You Carry Matters – What does your body fat distribution say about your health?
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
“They’re the only place I can find chicken hearts.”
– Not exactly sure why, but this comment from bill really hit home.