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2019 In Review: My Favorite Events, Experiments and Trends

2019 was a big year here.

I’ll start with the obvious. I sold Primal Kitchen® to Kraft Heinz back at the start. And though some of you expressed doubt and skepticism (totally understandable), I’m happy to report that things are going great. The brand and its products are still as high quality as ever while appearing in more stores than ever before. In fact, they’re getting even better. It’s been great to offer more varieties and flavors of the products people enjoy, and with the increased power of Kraft Heinz we’re able to get the best manufacturing facilities (for instance, we’ve secured use of a facility that does not process wheat—a real rarity in the industry).

What else?

As always, I tried a bunch of stuff. Did some experimentation…

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 60

Research of the Week
Analysis of Stone Age chewing gum reveals the DNA of a hunter-gatherer woman from ancient Denmark; duck and hazelnut remnants from her last meal were also detected.

Once again, insulin resistance is linked to Alzheimer’s.

Going vegan for a month drops B12, iodine, zinc, and riboflavin status. Good luck with all that.

Living in space presents health quandaries for humans, like “reversed blood flow.”

Neanderthal guts carried many of the same species as we do.

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Guest Post: Elle Russ On Her New Book Confident As F***

Today’s guest post is written by Elle Russ. Many of you know her as host of the Primal Blueprint Podcast. She’s also the author of Primal Blueprint Publishing’s popular The Paleo Thyroid Solution and a brand new book – Confident As Fu*k (foreword by yours truly). She’s been a great colleague and good friend over the years, and I’m happy to share her post today. To learn more about Elle, you can visit her website, ElleRuss.com.

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Keto For Life Giveaway

Good morning, everyone!

I’ve got a success story coming up later today, but this morning I’m thrilled to share that I’m giving away 10 copies of Keto For Life. Whether you’ve been thinking about a copy for yourself or one for a friend or family member who would be interested, register by tomorrow night 12/17/19 midnight Eastern Standard Time to be entered to win! 

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 59

Research of the Week
Blocking fatty acid oxidation when fatty acids are elevated turns out to be a terrible idea.

Evidence for optimism.

More potassium in the diet, more IGF-1 in the muscles.

It’s unclear if surgery is effective for rotator cuffs.

Ketones improve cognition in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 58

Research of the Week
Time-restricted eating improves body composition, weight loss, blood lipids, blood pressure, and sleep quality in patients on statins.

Social media abstinence fails to produce improvements in psychological well-being.

Using springy bamboo poles makes it easier to carry more than your bodyweight.

The more you run each week, the lower your omega-3 index. Runners, eat your fatty fish.

Stressed out plants squeal.

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