New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 149

Research of the Week

The people who need the vaccine most of all—the metabolically unhealthy—have the lowest antibody response to vaccination.

100% of Spanish breastfeeding women have elevated levels of acrylamide, a toxin caused by heating vegetable oils.

A high-soybean oil diet (sound familiar?) causes colitis in rodents.

Those who secrete the most insulin are more likely to lose more lean mass and less body fat during weight loss.

Breastfeeding on a ketogenic diet imparts high enough ketones in the milk to prevent seizures in the nursing baby.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Episode 1: Mark Sisson and Morgan Zanotti: Morgan and I talk about the Primal Kitchen story.

Health Coach Radio: Dr. Shanté Cofield says the time will pass anyway, so why waste it?

Media, Schmedia

What they don’t mention is that the same data shows that 49% of teen girls are anemic.

Gorilla dies in the arms of the ranger who first rescued her. Storybook ending, bittersweet.


Interesting Blog Posts

Some interesting ways to use potato starch in the kitchen.

Social Notes

Are you putting mayo in your coffee yet?

On breathing less.

Everything Else

An elephant’s memory.

Babies are full of microplastics.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Reminder: Selenium status is one of the best predictors of COVID mortality, and we’re doing nothing about it.

Like for like: Move your body, move your brain.

Interesting study: “COVID-19 vaccination and subsequent dishonest behavior.”

Big if true: Blood pressure drugs appear to offer no mortality benefit to patients aged 18-59 with mild to moderate hypertension.

What have I been saying?: Early screen time predicts myopia.

Question I’m Asking

What’s your most important healthy behavior, the one with the most impact on your life?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 2 – Oct 8)

Comment of the Week

“I need fire to grow, also.

I need that passion that drives whatever I do to be something more than the simple act.

I need that burning desire to hold the woman I love with a jealous embrace.

I need the spark that pushes me to look over the distant horizon or to crest the next wave, and to experience the unknowable world beyond the familiar.

I need the drive to grow and shine and be better today than I was the day before.

I need water and nutrients, just as that sequoia does. Similarly, I need that fire to be more than simply alive.”

-Me too, hate_me.

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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