New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 207

Research of the Week

No clear evidence that masks help against or prevent infection from respiratory illnesses.

Archaeologists unearth a giant 7-foot sword along with an enormous burial site fit for a … giant?

Status has deep roots.

Insulin and peripheral neuropathy.

The influence of kids on their parents.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Primal Health Coach Radio: Jackie Fletcher

Media, Schmedia

Interesting thoughts on diet and the cause of obesity.

Nice talk on sleep, ketosis, and satiety.

Interesting Blog Posts

The canine model of artificial general intelligence.

How Steph Curry practices.

Social Notes

Gifted kids end up with less alcoholism, less divorce, and overall better “outcomes” except for more suicide.

Wagyu and contrast.

Everything Else

Impressive lions who ruled their region with an iron paw.

Young guys think they’re smarter than same age women, while older women think they’re smarter than same age men.

Everything is circadian.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Great thread: Problems with “satiety per calorie.”

Awkward: More beef, less depression.

Interesting article: Early Alaskan warfare was brutal.

Important findings: Neanderthals probably ate a LOT of elephant.

Also important: Neanderthals were genetically resistant to pee and sweat odors.

Question I’m Asking

How have your kids influenced or changed you?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jan 28 – Feb 3)

Comment of the Week

“Eggs are still pretty easy to find here but a curious thing has happened. The price of local, pastured eggs has not gone up much at all – 0-50 cents a dozen. But low quality factory eggs have skyrocketed. Eggs from the local factory farms are pushing 8 bucks a dozen while organic/pastured eggs are the $6 – $6.50 they have been the last several years. Not sure how to explain this. Maybe the more responsible producers are not having the disease issues that factory farms are seeing. Not affecting my near-daily egg consumption at all, especially since a couple of our ducks started laying due to the freakishly warm winter this year.

-Good point, Jerry. You may be right.

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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