New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 217

Research of the Week

Unintended effects of “child neglect” laws.

Mosquitoes love light pollution.

The Indo European expansion may have used ships, not just horses.

Why did duelers in the South use inaccurate weapons?

During energy restriction, both moderate and high volume lifting can preserve lean mass. Just lift!

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Primal Health Coach Radio: Dallas Travers

Primal Kitchen Podcast: Peak Performance Through a Primal Lens with Brad Kearns

Media, Schmedia

Is ice cream (a little) good for you?

Can anything stop the feral hog invasion of Texas?

Interesting Blog Posts


Good deep fryers.

Social Notes

Setbacks are smaller than they appear.

Everything Else

The genetic timeline of the human brain and cognition.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Tradition always wins when it comes to food: Korean clay fermentation pots make better kimchi than modern steel or plastic ones.

Good transhumanism: Wearing fish skin to heal severe burns.

This is very bad: Ozempic, the new weight loss drug, causes a LOT of lean mass loss.

Fascinating: The founding crops of early agriculture were far more diverse than previously thought.

Interesting: Metabolic syndrome severity test.

Question I’m Asking

How’d you score on the above test?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 8 – Apr 14)

Comment of the Week

Methane suppressants for cows to curb climate change.

Hmm… Would it stop farting in humans? It could be the blockbuster pill of the decade. Imagine teenagers beating a path to your door with $15 each for a pack of pills to stop farting before a big date night. Early retirement for whoever markets that. Dumber stuff has made people rich.

-Not a bad idea..

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.

If you'd like to add an avatar to all of your comments click here!