New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 150

Research of the Week

Higher free PUFA in the blood, lower cognitive function.

London’s Black Cabbies have enlarged hippocampuses.

Low protein intakes make nighttime light exposure even more detrimental.

Essential oils show promise for improving mental health.

Those who laugh the most talking to a stranger enjoy the conversation least.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Episode 2: Personalize Your Diet with Microbiome Expert Dr. Tim Spector: Morgan talks to Dr. Tim Spector.

Health Coach Radio: Annie Schuessler thinks that perfectionism doesn’t lead to excellence, but rather to waiting.


Media, Schmedia

I think we can all relate.

FDA putting the clamps on salt intake.

Interesting Blog Posts

Yes, this is true.

Average guy vs 100 mph fastball.

Social Notes

My absolute non-negotiable.

It’s quite simple.

Everything Else

The mysterious Irish sweathouse.

Reminder that America is big.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

This slipped under the radar: The COVID spike protein bears remarkable resemblance to the human protein hepcidin, which regulates iron metabolism.

Interesting changes coming: Health care workers are quitting in droves.

Common finding: “Finally, the rate of all-cause mortality had started to diverge in favor of placebo after 2 years of follow-up.”

Interesting video: What is fat for?

Wait for it: My guess is this “cholesterol game-changer” will end up increasing mortality.

Question I’m Asking

Would you support a mandate for regular exercise?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 9 – Oct 15)

Comment of the Week

“I read “Sometimes a Great Notion” in the 70’s, promptly suspended college and worked in the woods for almost 2 years. Got a job with a small outfit in Happy Camp, CA and when they expanded, I worked with them hooking logs to the bottom of helicopters. The experience was transformational. The hard work ethic has kept me thriving all these years.”

-Fiction can be powerful!

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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