New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 155

Research of the Week

Modeling the effect of a leaky vaccine plus enhanced transmission viral variants.

Palmitic acid on trial again. I suppose I’ll have to address this.

Zinc works against cold and flu.

A little alcohol can curb inflammatory markers.

Everyone deserves full access to research.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Episode 7: Farmlink—How a College Non-Profit Sparked Monumental Community Change: Morgan talks the founders of Farmlink.

Primal Health Coach Institute: Dr. Gabrielle Lyon.

Media, Schmedia

How has Africa escaped (largely) COVID?

Portugal takes work life balance seriously.

Interesting Blog Posts

Does linoleic aid induce obesity?

IV vitamin C works. Why aren’t we using it?

Social Notes


Always look at all-cause mortality.

Everything Else

Virtual reality for back pain.

The FDA sure moves slow.

I can’t imagine a reason why not.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Knew it: The health benefits of grandmas.

Interesting podcast: Andrew Huberman chats with a light and circadian rhythm expert.

Interesting business hack: Giant eggs.

Interesting research: Human evolution sped up the last 3000 years in response to rapid environmental shifts.

Hard to accept: Does parenting have an effect?

Question I’m Asking

Would you try VR for back pain?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 13 – Nov 19)

Comment of the Week

“Whoa the berserker rage essay was fascinating. I’m a long time cop in a fairly violent metropolitan city. I’ve always thought myself to be empathetic in nature but when I look back on some use of forces I was duty bound to do, it baffles me. Like it wasn’t really me doing that. Or I displayed much more strength than I believe I’m capable of in the weightlifting room. Conversely, I have absolutely experienced (on the receiving end) what’s known as “excited delerium.” Cops always know it’s ED when 911 callers mention the person is naked and “he’s growling like a dog.” There’s never enough cops to subdue a man like that. It’s unbelievable the strength they have. Long ago we had no idea what caused them to so often stop breathing after being handcuffed. Awareness is out there now but almost no formal training for cops on how to physically handle before/after contact. Mostly on the job training. Anyways, great article.”

-Interesting comment!

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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