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Research of the Week
Coffee is just as hydrating as water, new research confirms.
Recent analysis of frozen mammoth carcasses from over 40,000 years ago reveals ample amounts of subcutaneous and visceral fat, including plenty of saturated fat and omega-3s. Seems not all wild animals our ancestors hunted and ate were lean, starved things after all.
Interesting Blog Posts
Are the relatively meager cardiovascular benefits of statins in the elderly worth the risk of serious side effects?
Dopamine hacking: how breaking up goals into smaller tasks that you can easily complete helps you beat procrastination.
Butter, bacon, and bone broth: a writer spends a week on the Laker’s new diet.
The monkeys at a UK zoo have switched from bananas to vegetables. Since the change, their coats and gut health have improved, and they’ve become more sociable and less aggressive.
Man do I wish I had access to the recipes behind some of these beauties.
Nine ways processed food makes us fat – another strong list from Business Insider.
How a researcher is using cheese made from human armpit, belly button, and foot bacteria to help people become more accepting of our microbial passengers.
Here’s why you need to sleep, guys.
A great talk from a doctor who used dietary modifications to completely eliminate her daughter’s symptoms of autism.
This guy did the no ‘poo thing before it was cool. Plus he smokes a pipe. What a hipster.
Although we aren’t the cyborgs of modern sci-fi (yet), we’ve nonetheless augmented our brains with technology. This appears to be causing atrophy to certain areas of our brain (memory and attention, namely), but does it matter?
- If you’re going to make this Paleo Middle Eastern saffron chicken, be careful where you get your saffron. You wouldn’t want to end up on some FBI watch list.
- I don’t usually go for foodie descriptors like “chili-kissed,” but I can’t deny the allure of something called cocoa chili-kissed cauliflower.
One year ago (Jan 20 – Jan 26)
- Weight Loss: The Emotional Element – You’ve got the physical side of weight loss figured out pretty well, but how do you get past the psychological baggage holding you back?
- Co-Sleeping: How to Do It Safely – In which you learn how to safely share a bed with your baby.
Comment of the Week
In regards to the hunter-gatherer population that experienced tooth decay … In the original article, the authors state that the acorns were possibly consumed raw due to the rarity of charred remains found. Raw acorns increases the tannic and phytic acid load in the diet, which can lead to mineral deficiencies, which can ultimately lead to tooth decay. Most wild food experts will tell you that acorns must be leached and cooked properly in order to remove the anti-nutrients. So to say that sweet acorns lead to tooth decay may be accurate … only if they are not processed in the proper way.