New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 214

Research of the Week

High cord levels of unmetabolized folic acid (from fortification and synthetic vitamins) is a strong risk factor for autism.

Preliminary results with a new cancer drug are very positive.

Why the combo of fat and sweet is so potent.

High HDL protects against LDL oxidation.

Ancient ancestors consumed dairy from many different species.

Reminder to sit less and lift more.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Primal Health Coach Radio: Clark Lagemann

Primal Kitchen Podcast: Author Ben Greenfield’s Unconventional Methods for Better Health and a Happy Marriage

Media, Schmedia

Oxford City Council bans meat.

COVID made new billionaires.

Interesting Blog Posts

The Broken Science Initiative.

Are wearables even accurate?

Social Notes

Been swimming more.

Everything Else

Turns out that animal foods are perfectly healthy.

The centrality of the nose.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Great case study: Resolution of rheumatoid arthritis using a Paleolithic ketogenic diet.

Interesting video: What did ancient people eat?

Another nice video: How sweet fatty junk food rewires the brain.

New DNA study: Beethoven’s DNA.

Fascinating: What happens when you eat only fast food beef patties for a month?

Question I’m Asking

Do you think there are physiological or metabolic differences between eating a meal alone and eating the same meal with friends and family?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 18 – Mar 24)

Comment of the Week

“Thanks, Mark for your comments re swimming.

I hope you don’t mind if I share a personal story?

My teenage years were spent in Germany and Germany, I might add, has the best indoor and outdoor pools in the world. While in high school there in the 1980’s, every Friday, our last two periods were devoted to mandatory swimming where the instructor would teach us proper swimming techniques the first hour and allow for a free play after that. My passion for swimming was born and I have not stopped swimming since. I love it! Like you said, swimming is not just about cardio but also about strength training & has many, many cognitive benefits, too. I swim 4 times a week- 45 -60 minutes.

Thanks again.”

-Beautiful!

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 more than three decades 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 flavorful and delicious kitchen staples crafted with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils, and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prep mouthwatering meals that fit into your lifestyle.

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