New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 135

Research of the Week

Extraversion is linked to more happiness than being agreeable.

More testosterone, views more discordant with the majority.

Barefoot walking is easier on the knees in people with osteoarthritis.

For lowering uric acid, a high protein diet beats a high unsaturated fat or high carb diet.

Low-carb diets reduce LDL particle number and increase particle size.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 499: Chairidee Smith: Host Elle Russ chats with Chairidee Smith, advocate for women’s business and personal power.

Episode 500: Listener Q&A: Host Brad Kearns answers your questions.

Episode 501: CJ Hunt: CJ Hunt returns to the podcast for a third time.

Episode 502: Dr. Jennifer Etnier: Dr. Etnier talks about the mental benefits of physical activity and how to teach kids the right way.

Health Coach Radio: Erin and Laura chat with Victoria Field and Dr. Angela Poff about metabolic therapies.

Health Coach Radio: Jamie Sabat on co-creating your own universe.

Media, Schmedia

Social distancing may have impaired our immune systems.

Interesting Blog Posts

The deep history of one of the world’s oldest vegetables.

Pointed shoes brought bunions to medieval Europe.

Social Notes


Everything Else

An obesity researcher’s account of personal attacks from other researchers. Pretty shameful.

The world’s oldest known (and still used to this day) bird nest.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Like for like: Eating sage may make you into a sage.

Interesting research: A glimpse at Neanderthal family structure.

Great example of massaging the data to get what you want: Raw data shows that high levels of linoleic acid in the serum are linked to hypertension; then you “adjust” for a bunch of variables and suddenly high linoleic acid protects against hypertension. But what’s really changed?

Unintended consequences: Having a cold protects against COVID infection.

Incredible: The story of a wolf.

Question I’m Asking

Would you eat like an Icelander?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 19 – Jun 25)

Comment of the Week

“I quit drinking, years ago, by choice. At first, it felt weird to be around other people that were drinking–would they be judging me, think I’m self-righteous, etc. It didn’t take long to realize that no one really cared one way or the other. I was typically thinking only about myself, as were the others. Quitting is no big deal when you realize this.”

-I noticed the same thing when I abstained from alcohol for a long period some years ago, Randy.

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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