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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 201

Research of the Week

Time-restricted eating combined with low-carb dieting is more potent than either alone for reducing visceral fat and metabolic syndrome.

Creatine monohydrate is still the best form of creatine.

Worse air pollution, worse COVID.

How stress increases junk food consumption in the brain.

Athletes may sleep (and perform) better with nighttime protein and carbs.

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 200

Research of the Week

Non-nutritive components of ultra processed foods are likely causes of widespread gut issues.

Omega-6/Omega-3 balance of red blood cells improves atherogenic risk factors.

“Impairing” carbohydrate absorption extends lifespan in mice.

Carnitine intake protects brain development in preterm infants.

Machine learning tries to map individual amino acid intakes to health.

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 199

Research of the Week

Role models matter.

Zinc is helpful against COVID.

Light to moderate alcohol intake is associated with slower aging according to a few different epigenetic models.

The problem of reporting relative rather than absolute effects in studies.

Sleep loss and exercise performance: it’s a bad combo.

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 198

Research of the Week

A personalized strength training program using genetic data is very effective.

Compared to real meat, fake meat doesn’t trigger the same rise in essential amino acids when eaten.

Belly fat and death in Europe.

Low light during the day and bright light at night increases the risk of psychiatric disorders.

Exercise remains the best remedy for Alzheimer’s.

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{CLOSED} Cold Plunge Sweepstakes Celebrating 16 Years of MDA

This sweepstakes offer has expired.

A Primal lifestyle is all about giving your body the inputs it needs to thrive. I intend to stay vibrant, strong, and active well into old age, and I want the same for all of my readers as well. 

Appropriate hormetic stress is one of those crucial inputs. Hormetic stressors are things like exercise, sun exposure, intermittent fasting, and mild caloric exposure. They tell the body, “Hey, life is full of challenges. Better get as strong and nimble as possible so we can face whatever the outside world throws at us!” 

Hot and cold therapy are also hormetic stressors that have become an indispensable part of my routine. They both offer an impressive array of benefits, including improved cardiovascular function and insulin sensitivity, but I appreciate them mostly for the mental boost I get. With cold exposure in particular, I feel a noticeable increase in focus and acuity after a plunge. Nothing beats cold water immersion for the rush you get from making yourself do something that’s difficult in the moment but that feels so good afterward.

I’ve recently stepped up my cold water immersion game with the addition of a Plunge (cold tub) from the company of the same name. This technology allows me to regulate the water temperature to my exact specifications. I like a little cooler in the morning and warmer (but still plenty cold) in the evening. Because it’s at my house, there’s no excuse for not getting it done. 

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Mark’s Daily Apple Sweet 16 Sweepstakes Official Rules

Mark’s Daily Apple Sweet 16 Sweepstakes Official Rules   NO PURCHASE TO ENTER TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MARK’S DAILY APPLE SWEET 16 SWEEPSTAKES (the “Promotion”) starts on October 28th, 2022 at 10am Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on November 8th, 2022 at 11:59pm PT (“Promotion Period”). ELIGIBILITY: Promotion is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age.  Employees of Primal Kitchen (“Sponsor”), and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling or child and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law.  Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. HOW TO ENTER:   To enter this sweepstakes during the Promotion Period, complete the entry form, including completing your name, email address, and opt-in, on the dedicated Sweepstakes Landing Page, here: Limit one (1) entry per person/email/household. All entries must be received between October 28th, 2022 and November 8th, 2022 by 11:59pm PT to be eligible.  Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry method or more than the stated number of entries will void your entry/entries and result in disqualification. RANDOM DRAWING:  One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about November 9, 2022 from among all eligible entries received. Drawing will be administered by Arrowhead. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Administrator’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Promotion.  The potential winner will receive an email from Arrowhead Promotion and Fulfillment Co., Inc., (“Administrator”), to confirm their acceptance of the prize. Potential winner must respond to notification within three (3) calendar days. If the potential winner confirms, he/she will be asked to submit their full name, date of birth, complete mailing address and confirm email address within a time period specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner.  Potential winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release, within seven days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned and signed within the specified time period or if Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within such time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion an alternate may be randomly selected.  If any potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, and such parent or legal guardian will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on winners … Continue reading “Mark’s Daily Apple Sweet 16 Sweepstakes Official Rules”

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