Research of the Week
strong links between disrupted circadian rhythm, bipolar
disorder, and suicide.
bred with other hominid groups to gain cold tolerance.
Prenatal phthalate exposure
linked to early childhood language delays.
is also the last study of its kind.
288: Ali Miller RD, LD, CDE: Host Elle Russ chats with Ali
Miller about the power of food to impact anxiety and mental
289: Dr. Cate Shanahan: Host Brad Kearns chats with Dr. Cate
Shanahan, who dispels many of the myths surrounding keto and
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A study that claimed low-carb dieting was terrible for heart
been retracted due to concerns with data integrity and conflict
Hustle porn—the fetishization of extremely long working
hours—is a grave danger,
according to Reddit’s founder.
Reader Question of the Week
Regarding fasted workouts, Chim Richalds asked:
What about for someone who isn’t fat adapted? I take a fairly
liberal primal approach which is high in all 3 macros, am I likely
to still see the benefits?
Yes, you will see the benefits.
Fasted workouts (and fasts in general) are going to be more
difficult to initiate for the average person eating higher-carb. It
may be hard to decide to train in a fasted state and actually stick
with it. But I’d argue they might even be more important, the
more carbs you typically eat.
Fasted workouts supercharge the fat-burner within all of us.
I’ve always said that everyone should spend time in a ketogenic
state from time to time, even if they’re eating a high carb diet.
The best way for a high-carb dieter to reach ketosis is through the
occasional (or regular) fasted workout.
Fat oxidation goes up.
Glycogen drops (from utilization). You can’t help but turn to
fat for energy.
Mitochondrial function improves. You may even start building new
mitochondria that are better at burning fat.
Metabolic flexibility increases. This is the phenomenon of that
athlete everyone knows who can eat whatever and still look and feel
great. High enough activity levels bestow a superhuman metabolic
Interesting Blog Posts
Genes have a limited effect on
How neutral is evolution, really?
A meat tax
may be coming.
Ithaca becomes the world’s
first official “Free Range Kids Town.”
The first Native Americans
spread out over North and South America incredibly quickly.
I’ll take “gym
obsession” over total lack of regard for one’s health,
athleticism, and body composition.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Any parent or teacher knows this: Smartphones are
more reinforcing than food.
I keep saying:
It’s never too late to start lifting heavy things.
Concept I’m pondering: Ecological
Another concept I’m pondering: The arts as
shadow health service.
Development I welcome:
The medical apostates who want to utilize the placebo effect as
powerful first line treatment.
Question I’m Asking
Do you think a meat tax is coming? What would be the
One year ago (Nov 4– Nov 10)
Insulin-Illness Connection – Don’t make this
Paleo Apps – Make your screen time worth something.
Comment of the Week
“I’m 45, but identify as a 25 year old. haha. I’m going to
stick with this for a while and see what happens.”
– Amen, Scout.