Mice on a gluten-free diet developed far less spontaneous type 1 diabetes than mice on a gluten-containing diet. These differences in T1D incidence were reflected in the gut microbiome. Adding gluten into the gluten-free diet changed the microbiome and eliminated the protection against diabetes. In mice, at least, gluten appears to increase the risk of type 1 diabetes, a risk controlled by changes to the gut flora.
Nuts may have their share of omega-6 fats, but a recent study shows that their consumption is associated with a rather significant reduction in mortality. Cautionary note: do not assume that nuts confer immortality.
The “Indigenous Games” in Brazil is an alternative to the World Cup/Olympics that prides itself on celebration rather than competition. I like healthy competition myself, but this looks pretty cool. Who’s up for a xikunahity match at the next PrimalCon?
A Canadian family was recently fined $10 by an elementary school for failing to provide grains in their child’s lunchbox. Luckily, the neglected child’s meager, unbalanced meal of meat, potatoes, carrots, oranges, and milk was enhanced by the addition of Ritz crackers by school staffers.
According to the Atlantic, apple cores are a myth. I’m not so sure. I definitely detect a difference in taste and texture between the “core” and the rest of the apple. What about you?
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.