Research of the Week
People who live with the most green space nearby (trees, grass, parks, etc) have the lowest levels of salivary cortisol, a marker of stress.
Chocolate with high cacao-content appears to be an effective sunblock when eaten.
New evidence suggests that part of what made human beings possible (and helped our ancestors diverge from the chimp line of ancestry) was the evolution of our transcription factor binding sites – the places where genes are turned on and off. In other words, humans are extremely flexible and adaptable because our genes are extremely flexible and adaptable.
Interesting Blog Posts
How mood – and maybe depression – is a function of how connected we are (or aren’t) to other people. I certainly hope so, because you can’t put a patent on relationships the way you can with Prozac.
Our emotional state can affect our taste for – and awareness of – fat in food.
How junk food can end obesity. Or, another apologist for the processed food industry rears his head.
“The attitude out there is that grass-fed is for the crazies.” Luckily, an increasing number of ranchers, including a favorite of mine – Prescott Frost – are working to change that “cultural kind of fear-mongering,” and it appears to be working.
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I assure you, I had nothing to do with this.
- No longer does your baby bok choy have to come dripping and sweating from the steam bath. Now, you can simply grill it.
- If you make that bok choy recipe, maybe serve it alongside this ginger chicken with broccoli recipe. It’s like the stuff from PF Chang’s, only without the soybean oil swimming pool.
One year ago (Jun 23 – Jun 29)
- Why Did My Cholesterol Go Up After Going Primal? – Some people report elevated cholesterol readings upon going Primal. Why might this be?
- Dear Mark: Personalizing the Primal Blueprint – Several dozen ways you can personalize your Primal Blueprint experience.