Research of the Week
Preliminary evidence shows that restricting calories prunes weak
gut cells, thereby
improving overall gut permeability.
Prediabetes (shockingly common)
too late to lift and make gains.
alters the genetic profile of sperm cells.
Melanie Avalon: Host Elle Russ chats with Melanie Avalon, an
actress and author of What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great
with Paleo-Style Meals and Intermittent Fasting (and some
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Mark, what’s your take on this study (https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article-abstract/108/6/1264/5239906)?
Do whole grains reduce liver fat after all?
This is a sneaky one.
They pitted refined grains against whole grains. Eating 98 grams
of refined wheat each day led to a 49% increase in liver fat over
12 weeks, while eating 98 grams of whole wheat “prevented a
substantial increase in liver fat.” What’s that saying,
exactly? Did the whole grains prevent all increases in liver fat,
or just substantial increases?
As it turns out, the whole wheat also increased liver fat,
albeit “only” by 11%. That the whole wheat mitigated the
catastrophic rise precipitated by the same portion of refined
grains is something, I guess. Or you could just not eat any wheat
And 98 grams of anything isn’t much. That’s a couple of
slices of bread. Be careful!
I agree with
this cancer researcher.
How far will you go, citizen?
Interesting Blog Posts
How customer service reps for DNA analysis companies
end up playing therapist to customers shocked by results.
How the carnivore diet
contest to win our three new sauces: Steak Sauce, Classic BBQ
Sauce, and Golden BBQ Sauce.
Extinct red wolf DNA
appears in wild canines living on Texas island.
Don’t do it,
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Speculation I found interesting: Carnivore Mikhaila
Peterson’s cholesterol will rise as she gets healthier.
Article I found interesting: “Iron
is the new cholesterol.”
In case anyone has forgotten, here’s a reminder:
The case against salt remains weak.
Blog post I’m reading:
Can Ketogenic Diets Work for Bodybuilding or Athletics?
Question I’m Asking
I recently read a quote—“It is incorrect to believe that top
athletes suffer great sacrifices to achieve their goals. Often,
they don’t see what they do as sacrificial at all. They like
Do you agree with this regarding top athletes and top performers
in other fields?
cowboy chili, perfect thing to make out on the range. Just
bring an extra long extension cord.
nut-free snickerdoodles (hey, it’s the holidays).
One year ago (Dec 16 – Dec 22)
Kitchen Tips for Primal Holiday Entertaining – How to have a
Grok’s Favorite Things: 14 Gifts for Yourself (or Other Primal
Types in Your Life)– A few more ideas for the last minute
Comment of the Week
“Focusing on neurotransmitters when it comes to happiness is
the same trap we’ve been falling in for decades: Treating
symptoms instead of the cause.”
– Nice and succinct, Colin.