New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week — Edition 123

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

Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 without infection is enough to generate protective T-cell memory.

Dim light increases West Nile Virus exposure in chickens.

Some early Native Americans were coppersmiths.

Cows should eat a little seaweed every day.

The Southern European Atlantic diet traditional to North Western Spain and Northern Portugal is linked to reduced all-cause mortality. Who knew traditional diets were healthy?

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 477: Wade Lightheart and Matt Gallant: Host Elle Russ chats with Wade and Matt about magnesium and digestion.

Episode 478: Mark Sisson: Host Brad Kearns chats with yours truly about some recent developments in my thinking on diet, fitness, and business.

Health Coach Radio: Parker Stevenson wants you to track the health of your business.

Media, Schmedia

Some “experts” think we should dye meat blue to curb our “insatiable” demand for animal protein.

uBiome founders charged with fraud.

Interesting Blog Posts

The cyclical nature of health and diet.

Don’t let negativity linger.

Social Notes

You love to see it.

Don’t forget to meander.

Everything Else

Adulteration of elderberry products is a big issue.

Dietary carbs and energy expenditure.

Can antibiotic-resistant microbes thrive on microplastics?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

More unintended consequences: Average person gained 1.5 pounds per month during lockdown.

Important reminder: Why eating too much impairs thinking.

This will surprise some (but not me): Smaller farms have increased yields and more biodiversity than larger farms.

This is interesting: How musical training affects the adult brain.

Very cool: A map of Alexander the Great’s empire.

Question I’m Asking

How has your weight changed over the last year?

Recipe Corner

  • Sheet pan recipes are great and highly efficient, including this sheet pan chicken stir fry.
  • Skirt steaks are underrated. You have to cut them the right way or else they’re tough, but man is it rewarding.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 20 – Mar 26)

Comment of the Week

“Mark, I think what you said was:

‘If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life that he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.’
Henry David Thoreau”

-Exactly, jeff!

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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