That “extra” hour of sleep might make all the difference in the world. Compared to getting six and a half hours of sleep, getting seven and a half hours downregulates the genes responsible for stress, inflammation, and the immune response (and you can’t make up for all the sleep you missed during the week by oversleeping on the weekend, unfortunately).
Interesting Blog Posts
As I understand it, most other parts of the country experience cold weather during winter. If you’re looking for a nice cold weather minimalist shoe or boot option, take a look at this list.
Meet Tippi Degre, daughter to two French nature photographers and best friend to an elderly elephant. For her first ten years, she was raised entirely in the wild. Nice childhood, huh?
Look what happens when you cart a class of urban-living kids out to nature to explore, climb things, get their hands dirty, and eat raw prawns plucked straight from the sea: they don’t just discover an entirely new physical environment, they discover skills, talents, and an enthusiasm for learning they never knew they had. Who knew?
Chris Kaman and Robert Sacre recently teamed up to purchase an entire grass-fed cow for their personal consumption. Maybe there’s hope for the Lakers after all.
This piece by the NY Times artfully illustrates both why you want to eat Nacho Doritos and why you don’t.
“There was something weird about the burgers being sold in cafeterias this year”: they were made entirely of beef. School officials, of course, had to switch back to the processed, additive-laden patties because the real ones weren’t being eaten.
Don’t drive and use a phone. Don’t walk and text. Don’t cook and text. We multitask ourselves into other people’s lanes, through stop signs, into walls, and into many other less lethal mishaps all the time. That breaks Primal Rule 8: Avoid Trauma. For everybody’s sake, pull over to Shazam that song. It isn’t worth rear-ending somebody because you can’t decide if its Tears for Fears or Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark.
– Well said, Rhonda the Red. You describe an extremely basic danger of excessive connectedness, perhaps the most important one of all. Also, the correct answer is Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, of course.
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.