New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 190

Research of the Week

Hypothyroid predisposes people to severe COVID.

More steps, less death.

Genetic links to economic outcomes.

Medieval friars were riddled with parasites, probably from fertilizing their fields with their own manure.

To allow speech, the human larynx lost complexity compared to other primates’.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Primal Kitchen Podcast: The Link Between Dairy Intolerance and Dairy Genes with Alexandre Family Farm Founders Blake and Stephanie

Primal Health Coach Radio: Amy Lippmann 

Media, Schmedia

Another terrible nutrition study.

The reality of “plant-based protein food”: gallbladder removal, intense stomach pain, ER visits, crickets from the food company.

Interesting Blog Posts

Why yes, we do have perfect condiments.

Antidepressants don’t work for most people.

Social Notes

More than just protein.

Julia knew.

Everything Else

Checking in on California’s new “free breakfast and lunch for all” program.


Biases against keto in Mediterranean diet studies.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Interesting blog post: Improving normal conversations.

Interesting study: In which medical and dental students wear continuous glucose monitors. Plus a video about it.

Interesting question: Is ApoB overrated?

Important: The declining standards of FDA drug approval.

Reminder: Small fish are good to eat.

Question I’m Asking

Have you been eating your seafood?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 13 – Aug 19)

Comment of the Week

“Hello Mark,
I always enjoy reading your Sunday commentary. After reading this past Sunday, I wanted to tell you about my father, He will be competing again next year for the world record bench press at at 80 years of age. Invincible to me, he is a perfect example of someone who does not stop. Gym almost everyday and moving a body that can’t be explained at 80years of age. Let me know if you want to anymore updates! Take care! Btw… he benches just under 300 lbs”


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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