New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week — Edition 121

Hey folks! You may have noticed something a little different this Friday. Weekly Link Love is now our New and Noteworthy series. We’re following the same format that a lot of you have been reading for over a decade now: it’s a collection of interesting reads I found around the Internet over the week. Enjoy!

Research of the Week

“Animal integration is another important tool for managing farms that improve regenerative outcomes. The most regenerative cropping operations observed in this set of studies always integrated livestock (chickens, sheep, or cattle), and these farms also had the greatest biodiversity, soil health, water infiltration rates, and economic metrics.”

Keto may help Covid patients.

Good overview of the health downsides of ingesting foods fried in seed oils.

Both fasting and low-carb reduce liver fat.

Eliminating dairy cows would barely move the climate while having severe impacts on nutrient availability. Pointless and harmful.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 474: Melinda Wittstock: Host Elle Russ chats with Melinda Wittstock, serial entrepreneur and now CEO of Podopolo, a “gamified” podcast network.

Health Coach Radio: Michael Collins talks about the evolutionary wrong turn.

Media, Schmedia

Scientists like virtual meetings.

Interesting Blog Posts

Tyler Cowen on vaccine passports.

Google hopes to disrupt college.


Social Notes

Nice teeth.

Well, how many?

Everything Else

Sunny T.

Learning Ancient Greek may cure dyslexia.

Herzegovinian men get their height from their ancient pre-historic hunter genes.

The Neanderthal genomic region associated with protection against severe Covid.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

This looks bad: Proposed Colorado ballot initiative would criminalize many standard practices small local ranchers use and make meat drastically more expensive.

Cool new service: Own Your Labs.

This is unsurprising: Soil selenium and infection rates.

This is also unsurprising: Vegan diets and bone health.

What low-fat dietary advice triggers in the wild: You end up eating more sugar and more margarine.

Question I’m Asking

What’s your favorite natural fabric to wear?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 5 – Mar 11)

Comment of the Week

“This will sound weirder than “chicken foot broth”. I’m experimenting with mouth taping while I sleep. I just read “Breath” by James Nestor. It’s fascinating! My sleep has improved, my breathing has improved, and my overall health has improved. And BONUS- I no longer wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.”

-Yes, mouth-taping is legit, Lisa. There’s no “weird” here.

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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