New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week — Edition 128

Research of the Week

In women, taking vitamins, probiotics, vitamin D, and omega-3s seems to reduce the risk of COVID infections.

Women who use combined oral contraceptives tend to have higher levels of oxidative stress and CRP.

What were the genetics of early Bronze Age Greeks?

Human laughter may have evolved from apes panting during play.

Livestock have always enriched grasslands.

A recent review of the evidence finds that the introduction of ivermectin reduces COVID morbidity.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 487: Brad Kearns: Host Elle Russ chats with our other host Brad Kearns about the new book he and I wrote together, Two Meals a Day.

Episode 488: Luke Tyburski: Host Brad Kearns chats with Luke Tyburski, former pro soccer player turned extreme endurance athlete turned mental health coach.

Health Coach Radio: Erin and Laura chat with Mario Tomic about his journey to success.

Media, Schmedia

Dumped DDT off the coast of Los Angeles.

Interesting Blog Posts

Let’s not.

Both Korean college students and Tsimane foragers have similar resting metabolic rates, high starch diets, and high-saturated fat body fat.

Social Notes

Young Scorsese had talent.

To squat is to be human.

Everything Else

Good luck with that.

Don’t mess around with concussions.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I’m all for this if it works: Robot weeder that uses lasers to kill weeds.

This is mastery (and a great story): How Andre Agassi learned to read Boris Becker’s serves.

Sometimes I see the appeal: Italian man living alone on an island off Sardinia is leaving after 32 years.

Is it time?: To end outdoor mask mandates.

Interesting article: Is drinking actually healthy?

Question I’m Asking

Would you live alone on an island?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 24 – Apr 30)

Comment of the Week

Your timing is impeccable. This week the performance period (week 14) of training for IRON MAN CDA began. Saturday ended with me in the back of an ambulance after a long bike/run day. I passed out, hit my head on the flagstones and was out cold for several minutes. Several tests indicate I have a low blood pressure condition following strenuous endurance activity. I had my pity party and I am now looking for my next adventure. I have several IM’s and I love Triathlon with a outward brain expansion in the absence of constraining chewing muscles bound to the sagittal crests) … made us who we are today.”

-Sorry to hear, Lima Whiskey. All the best.

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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