Research of the Week
In the healthy elderly, daily aspirin use failed to
improve disability-free survival while increasing the risk of
Prenatal exposure to PFCS, found in teflon cooking surfaces and
plastics used in food packaging,
may reduce penis size and fertility.
Adding powdered mustard seed to your cooked broccoli increases the
amount of sulforaphane you absorb.
Whether healthy adults eat high- or low-protein diets
has no effect on their kidney function.
12% of American adults are metabolically healthy.
Every McDonald’s touchscreen researchers tested
had feces on it.
Maureen Vincenty: Host Elle Russ chats with health coach
Episode 297: Brad’s Keto Tips, Health Mindset, and Reaching Your
Goals: Host Brad Kearns talks about his most recent keto
happenings and personal developments.
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The Chinese scientist who edited human embryos
appears to be missing.
Harvard plans to start
Sorry, PETA. On behalf of the gluten-intolerant community, the
only acceptable replacement for “bringing
home the bacon” is “bringing home the bagels made with a
blend of millet, rice flour, and xanthan gum.”
Mark, thoughts on the new study “Hunter-gatherers as models in
Very interesting. I’ll discuss it briefly today, and maybe
later on go into it more in depth.
It hits most of the points I’ve been discussing for years.
Daily activity level is high (over 100 minutes per day of
moderate to vigorous activity), energy expenditure is no higher
than modern people. So they’re moving around a lot at a
slow/moderate pace, but they aren’t chasing “calorie burn.”
It’s the daily, frequent movement you do that matters most, not
the number of calories you burn in order to “earn” that trove
of mongongo nuts or slab of honeycomb.
Calorie density low, micronutrient density high. This is the
opposite of the modern Western diet, which is high in calories and
low in micronutrients.
Carbohydrate content varies, but is always accompanied by high
fiber intake. These guys are eating over 100 grams of fiber, much
of it prebiotic substrate for their gut bacteria, a day on the
Normal lifespan (60-70+ years), assuming they survive childhood
and young adulthood. They’re not “dropping dead at 30” en
masse. Most deaths caused by infection or trauma—two things
modern medicine is great at treating.
There’s much more, but that’s a good overview for now.
Interesting Blog Posts
Deleted from Wikipedia for
questioning the narrative.
Blood-delivering drone service
expands across Africa.
One season of football
changes the brain scans of young players.
British doctors will
soon be prescribing singing, dance, music, and art lessons.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Podcast I enjoyed doing: The Primal Example Podcast, where I
chatted with Joe about the Kraft acquisition.
Study I found interesting: How
hunger (for food) and curiosity (for knowledge) occur in the same
Question to ponder:
Does DNA make us who we are?
Not a bad idea:
Restaurant where kids eat free if parents don’t use their
I’m impressed: Type 1 diabetic
completes 1008 km non-stop bike race.
Question I’m Asking
Does DNA indeed make us who we are? Where does free will fit
into it all?
- This is a big day: paleo
- Always great to make a big pan of food for the week ahead. This
time, try sheet pan
Spanish chicken and potatoes.
One year ago (Dec 1– Dec 7)
The Modern Hijacking of Dopamine: Supernormal vs Ancestral
Stimuli – What are you getting off to?
Sleep Breathing– How to breathe easy at night.
Comment of the Week
“It has a well-deserved nickname of ‘MetFartin’.”
MetFartin‘ is what my buddies and I would do back in high
school on weekend trips down to NYC. Hit the museums, find a
particularly stuffy group of art enthusiasts, and, well….
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