New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 178

Research of the Week

Super high HDL levels linked to cardiac events in people with heart disease.

Regulating “eating cues” can help people lose weight.

Alcohol-related deaths are way up.

Just a small amount of physical activity lowers depression risk.

Nature always works.

Ketones may fight colorectal cancer.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Primal Kitchen Podcast Episode 29: Childhood Behavior and Preconception Care with Pediatric Naturopathic Doctor, Ari Calhoun

Primal Health Coach Radio: Amanda Jane Snyder

Media, Schmedia

Environmental toxins and obesity (even intergenerational obesity).

Lettuce is the most common cause of food poisoning.

Interesting Blog Posts

How space changes the brain.

Experts agree that diet can achieve type 2 diabetes remission. Finally!

Social Notes


Context is everything.

Everything Else

Scientists grow plants in lunar soil (on Earth).

Does it really need to be “faster”?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Interesting finding: Small talk is good, apparently.

Good news: Warming trends have slowed upon reevaluation of the data.

Interesting article: Is an ancient civilization buried under Turkey?

Use this as you will: Fasting appears to make muscle cells more resistant to stress.

One of my favorite foods: Blueberries may protect against midlife dementia.

Question I’m Asking

Do you enjoy small talk?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 14 – May 20)

Comment of the Week

“To expound on my initial comment, I agree with Mark that I am not optimistic about President Biden involving himself in Americans’ diet and nutrition choices. From what I’ve seen, even his most well-meaning efforts to address legitimate issues tend to only exacerbate them.

In my opinion, this should not be within the purview of the federal government, let alone the executive branch; it should be the concern only of the individual household. The federal/state governments can influence their respective corrections and military meal plans… however, Joe Biden (along with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Joe Rogan, Alexandria Occasio-Cortez, Bill Gates, Robb Wolfe, Mark Sisson, Julia Child, etc.) will never effectively tell me what I can or cannot prepare in my own kitchen.”

-I think we can all agree there, hate_me. Except for Julia Child—I’d listen to her.

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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