New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 193

Research of the Week

There appears to be no increased risk of type 2 diabetes with saturated fat consumption. For certain saturated fats, there may even be a negative (protective) association.

Animal foods enhance absorption of plant micronutrients.

Eating breakfast and skipping dinner increases fat oxidation.

Psilocybin beats SSRIs for reducing rumination.

Another study finds that vitamin D supplementation is associated with a lower risk of COVID mortality, particularly in D-deficient and those at higher latitudes.

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: If You’re Not Showing Up, Someone Else Will with Libby Rothschild

Media, Schmedia

China is loving beef.

Is original antigenic sin going to be an issue this fall?

Interesting Blog Posts

Mental health and keto.

Why did the printing revolution occur in Europe and not Asia (which had print first)?

Social Notes

Short sighted.

Sound on.

Everything Else

I can confirm that the country is falling apart as a result: mustard shortage in France.

Great news.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Interesting new tool: Enter a medication and find out what nutrient deficiencies it causes.

Everything is connected: Social isolation and fibrinogen levels.

Not a big surprise: Plant-based meat analogues aren’t analogues at all, don’t digest very well.

Good “news”: Natural immunity with early Covid variants works against later ones and does not trigger original antigenic sin.

Nice way of thinking about it: Genetics as a window of opportunity.

Question I’m Asking

Do you take any medication? Has your lifestyle and diet allowed you to reduce those?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 3 – Sep 10)

Comment of the Week

“Hey Mark,

Just read your latest SWS…”How to Put the Work in Everyday.”

…A month ago, I dropped alcohol cold turkey (or should I say Wild Turkey?). This is after a couple of decades of drinking too much too often. And it has been ridiculously easy. I’ve done a number of vids about that on my YT channel: How To Make It Easy.

Anyway, the point of this and how it relates to your SWS is that the most profound thing about the cessation is a passion and motivation for work. It’s so good/”bad” that I’m up every damn morning between 4-5am. Just chomping at the bit to get a bit closer to those goals, evaluate plan and execution, etc. No alarm clock. I just wake up, start thinking of the exciting prospects, and the covers are thrown off!

This morning was 04.45 and at 06.00 I said to myself, ‘go make a couple of videos in 2 locations.’ By 06.15 I was shooting at Rawai Beach in Phuket, Thailand. That was about the 4 weeks of no booze. Then I hopped on the motorbike, rode the 5 mins up to Promthep Cape, the southernmost tip of Phuket, and shot another one about ridiculous politics in the US.

Stopped for a coffee on the way back, then got some gas for the motorbike, then hit the hardware store for something I need, then hit a convenience store for bottled water.

So by 07.30 when I arrived back at my place, I’d already achieved more than in an average day boozed up.

Cheers, man.


Richard drops alcohol, sees great benefits.

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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