New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 139

Research of the Week

While processed meat intake was linked to worse cognitive health, unprocessed meat intake was linked to better cognitive health (although they didn’t emphasize that last part in the conclusion).

Babies born with higher levels of oxidized LDL in their cord blood have poorer pancreatic beta cell function.

For learning to read, handwriting is more effective than watching videos or typing.

Kefir is great for glycemic control.

Eating a diet high in fermented food increases microbial diversity in your gut and lowers inflammatory markers.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 508: Logan Ury: Host Elle Russ chats with Logan Ury, behavioral scientist turned dating coach.

Episode 509: Lifestyle Tips for Testosterone Optimization, Part 1: Brad Kearns tells you how to improve your hormonal health.

Health Coach Radio: Ashleigh VanHouten thinks life is too short to wear a suit every day.

Media, Schmedia

South Korea banning high-BPM gym music to prevent the spread of COVID.

Every city should have urban sheep.

Interesting Blog Posts

Lipid thoughts.

Social Notes


Weather drones.

Everything Else

The future is stranger than you can imagine.

“Bird brain” no longer an insult.

HDL protects against lipopolysaccharide damage.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Incredible assertion: Should we be assuming all health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise?

Interesting letter: Did a recent study hide the harmful effects of a low-fat diet?

Makes sense: Living near or in the woods is good for kids’ mental health.

I’ve always known this: Beavers make everything better.

Seems like a worthy cause: Stop the eviction of 80,000 Maasai.

Question I’m Asking

Are you traveling this summer?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 17 – Jul 23)

Comment of the Week

“I like to batch cook and then freeze until needed. Proteins grow histamines as they age and freezing greatly slows this growth. It’s easy to defrost in the microwave.”

Good tip especially for people sensitive to histamines.

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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