Episode #14 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. It’s all about sleep: why it’s so important, how to get enough, how body composition depends on it, and much more.
Research of the Week
My good friend and the co-founder of the Ancestral Health Society, Aaron Blaisdell, has authored a paper suggesting that a high-carb, refined junk food diet can make you lazy and less motivated.
The composition of the human gut biome changes with the seasons.
Whenever indigenous people came into contact with colonizers, the groups that survived “suffered extensive mortality.”
Gamers have more thickness in the areas of the brain associated with working memory, planning, visual attention, and voluntary eye movement.
Interesting Blog Posts
Why open access science journals are leading us inevitably to the next Great Depression.
How “busy” are you, really?
Rich in nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus, pasteurized urine is an excellent fertilizer.
This is a fairly standard “vitamin D is important” media piece, but one factoid concerning sunlight and multiple sclerosis stood out: after Iranian “women were compelled by law to wear the veil outdoors together with clothing covering most of the body… the incidence of MS in Iran increased more than eight fold.”
Sweden tests the waters with a six-hour workday.
The president of Botswana has banned hunting nationwide in an attempt to curb poachers. For the hunting-and-gathering Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, this means their livelihood is now illegal.
Consciousness may be a state of matter.
- Splurge on some nice, big, juicy scallops, because the Meyer lemon pan sauce you make using the juice they give off is worth it alone.
- Next time you’re making meatballs, why not throw in a kidney or two and make hidden kidney meatballs?
One year ago (Apr 13 – Apr 19)
- 10 Psychological Hurdles Keeping You From Losing Weight (and How to Overcome Them) – If you’re not losing the weight like you want, perhaps it’s something other than the calories or the hormones.
- How Small Wins Can Lead to Big Success – Start small. It’s often the only way.
Comment of the Week
I love what you do and this post; but you missed one…
Environment: Malibu, a coastal enclave community of Hollywood execs and retired professional athletes. 72 degrees and sunny year-round, but subject to occasional mudslide or brushfire.
What they eat: Grassfed beef & organs, line caught fish from the sea. Organic greens & produce from local farmers including some berries. Plenty of avocado, coconut & mac nuts. Occasional yam, rice (only with raw fish) and potato (in a pinch).
Numbers: 50% Fat, 30% protein, 20% carb. The species is generally regarded as the most healthy and fit on the planet, maintains optimal body mass with ease and has achieved balance of heart, soul, body and mind.
– Ha! Of course! How could I have skipped them?