New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 156

Research of the Week

Asexual identifying people tend to invest less in both romantic and platonic relationships.

Grazing is good for the soil and biodiversity (again).

Exercising as you enter a fast can help you hit ketosis faster.

Whether you went to college can predict (but not cause) long term brain health and function.

Your circadian rhythm affects energy balance.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Episode 8: Mark Sisson Holiday Q&A

Episode 9: Bar Malik: The former NBA Director of Performance discusses his new optimized sports drink, Barcode.

Primal Health Coach Institute: Dr. Shamini Jain on why we are our best healers.

Media, Schmedia

I’m not so sure on psychedelic telemedicine.

Giant mammoths in the ocean. The world and its past are far stranger than you could ever realize.

Interesting Blog Posts

Inositol can really help women with PCOS.

Males aren’t supposed to be this infertile, folks.

Social Notes

Now that’s an open letter: one imploring a region in India to start providing eggs to children in poverty.

Nature is beautiful but dangerous.

Everything Else

These bees got straight As in school.

Don’t do this (with yours or anyone else’s).

We still don’t know how fish schools work, or why.

Points for effort.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Interesting: Prozac helps against COVID.

New study: “These data suggest that, in contrast to the typical pattern of dyslipidemia, greater LDLc elevation on a CRD tends to occur in the context of low cardiometabolic risk.”

Well-deserved: The backlash against “plant-based” foods.

Overrated: Plants as carbon sinks.

Underrated: Soil as carbon sink.

Question I’m Asking

What is your dream charity?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 27 – Dec 3a)

Comment of the Week

“Regarding growth issues. Males may need much more zinc to grow to their full potential. Eating zinc-rich foods like liver might not be enough. First there is type-II zinc deficiencies, which can be caused by something as insidious as delayed hypersensitivities to foods, or spores or mycotoxins in the air breathed while sleeping. Second, males who discover the joys of masturbation can lose zinc in ejaculate. Another observation by a colleague was that “catch-up growth” frequently occurred when a zinc insufficiency was corrected. One boy grew six inches in less than a year. So maybe a trial of zinc for a month would be worth it? Maybe medical monitoring of copper status during the month for optimizing safety?”

-One of many great comments.

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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