New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 163

Research of the Week

Healthy forests need elder trees.

Feelings of general fatigue predict death in older adults.

Magnesium is important for immune function.

Living filtration membranes are better at improving water quality than artificial, dead membranes.

Bacteriophages are going to be important going forward.

Vitamin D is still important against COVID.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Primal Kitchen Podcast, Episode 15: Heal and Hack Your Hormones with Health Coach Katie Bressack

Primal Kitchen Podcast, Episode 16: Kanchan Koya’s Spicy Secret to Inspired Health

Primal Health Coach Institute: Laura Krippner

Primal Health Coach Institute: Ean Price Murphy

Media, Schmedia

Let’s hope Denmark succeeds and more follow.

Beautiful photos of polar bears taking over an abandoned weather station.

Interesting Blog Posts

Of Norway, chickens, and DHA.

Recommended coffee gear.

Social Notes

Why Belgium has such great fries.

I have a dream.

Everything Else

People have always played and always will.

Regenerative animal agriculture beats conventional cattle feeding operations.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Stupid move: Vegan Fridays at NY public schools.

Interesting concept: Posture springs.

Thanks a lot: Nice move, Balkan hunter gatherers.

Not surprising: Vitamin D and omega-3s important against autoimmune disease.

Interesting: Are mutations really random?

Question I’m Asking

How’s the new year been so far?

Recipe Corner

  • Japchae: sweet potato (gluten free) glass noodles.
  • Skirt steak is one of the best steaks around. Even better with mango salsa.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 29 – Feb 4)

Comment of the Week

“I don’t catch colds. I haven’t had a cold in at least 15 years, whereas I used to get them 3 or 4 times every winter. Bad ones. Then years ago, an alternative healthcare provider told me, ‘Don’t medicate a cold. Let your immune system do its job without interfering.’
I took his advice. It was miserable at first because I took absolutely nothing, just drank a lot of hot tea with lemon. But I stopped getting sick so frequently. Eventually I stopped catching colds altogether.
There might be more to it than that, but I’m not aware of anything else I do or don’t do. Does anyone else “beat” colds by simply not getting them?”

-Important concept: do nothing.

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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