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Primal Blueprint Law 6: Get Plenty of Sleep

In a world where danger lurked around every corner, your ability to run was a strong indicator of whether you would live long enough to pass your genes down to the next generation. (Note to Nietzsche: That which didn’t kill Grok made him stronger). Avoiding a charging beast to save your life, or surging forward to catch a different beast for dinner, the net effect…

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Primal Blueprint Law 7: Play

Just like in modern times, all work and no play made Grok a dull boy. Hunter-gatherers have always generally worked fewer hours and have had more leisure time than the average 40-hour-plus American worker. Once the day’s catch was complete or the roots, shoots, nuts and berries had been gathered, our ancestors spent hours involved in various forms of social interaction that we might categorize…

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Primal Blueprint Law 8: Get Plenty of Sunlight

"Cavemen" weren’t really men or women who lived their lives in caves all the time. Most of the day, they were in the great outdoors pursuing their various survival tasks. Regular exposure to sun provided lots of vitamin D, an all-important vitamin which they could not easily obtain from food and which their bodies could not manufacture without direct sunlight. Contrary to the“Common Wisdom” dispensed…

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Primal Blueprint Law 9: Avoid Stupid Mistakes

Our ancestors required an acute sense of self-preservation matched with a keen sense of observation. Always scanning, smelling, listening to the surroundings, on the watch for danger, aware of what immediate action needed to be taken, whether it was running from a saber-tooth tiger, dodging a falling rock, eluding a poisonous snake, or just avoiding a careless footfall. Remember that a twisted knee or a…

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Primal Blueprint Law 10: Use Your Brain

Obviously, one of the most important things that separate man from all other animals is his intellectual ability. The rapid increase in the size of our brains over just a few thousand generations is the combined result of a high-fat, high protein diet (see rule #1) and a continued reliance on complex thought – working the brain out just like a muscle. Hunter gatherers all…

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 192

Research of the Week More ultra-processed food, more colorectal cancer. More fasting insulin, higher mortality. Better glucose control, better cognitive function (in adolescent type 1 diabetics). Low-salt diets promote osteoporosis. Omega-3s help older adults gain more muscle strength.

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