New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 138

Research of the Week

Older dancers have superior gait and balance. Great way for seniors to “train.”

Having elevated blood sugar levels “reprogram” your stem cells to increase your risk of atherosclerosis.

A piece of chocolate for breakfast is better for fighting jet lag than the same piece of chocolate at night.

Muscle relaxants don’t work that well and confer a risk of side effects.

Animal protein beats plant protein.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 507: Marc Allen: Host Elle Russ chats with Marc Allen, renowned author, speaker, composer, and publisher.

Health Coach Radio: Tania Shah demystifies legal issues for health coaches.

Media, Schmedia

Soda consumption in Chiapas.

Drug ODs spiked during the pandemic lockdowns.

Interesting Blog Posts

The story of the fish stick.

Social Notes

I want to cook on this.

Everything Else

It might be better to eat protein for breakfast.

Dogs with a genetic mutation show what thiamine deficiency can do.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Cool anti-stress technique: The “double-sigh.”

Interesting older paper: Could Ancient Rome’s plunging birth rate be explained by too many hot baths?

Guess it depends on where you’re starting: Waking up an hour early linked to lower depression risk.

Interesting study: Cocoa for better vision.

New podcast: Featuring Gary Taubes.

Question I’m Asking

Even though I tend to prefer low-tech options, this brain implant that allows you to turn thoughts into text could be very useful—not just for disabled people but for writers. Imagine walking through the forest “writing” as you go. I would be wary, however, of installing anything in my brain, particularly some bluetooth/wifi-enabled device. Would you use something like this?

Recipe Corner

  • Mojo chicken gives you your mojo.
  • You don’t have to eat legumes, nor does everyone have to fear them. And chickpeas are probably one of the better ones.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 10 – Jul 16)

Comment of the Week

“One of the great travesties of modern America is the fact that we can no longer eat ruminant brain.

Every time I get a white-tail, I would love nothing more than to fry up that grey matter and serve it with a nice Chianti (not a big fan of fava beans). Yet, the dangers of mad cow far outweigh the benefits of eating brain. According to my own personal calculus, at least.

I settle for backstrap in a venison bordelaise.”

-Really is a shame, but that’s a good compromise.

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 more than three decades 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 flavorful and delicious kitchen staples crafted with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils, and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prep mouthwatering meals that fit into your lifestyle.

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