For Episode 34 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast, we hung out with Dr. Cate Shanahan to discuss the shortcomings of traditional family practice medical care, the research indicating that most heart attack victims have normal cholesterol levels, and which blood tests are absolutely essential for monitoring health.
Research of the Week
Although lowering the brightness and holding the device at least a foot from your face can “reduce” the impact of smartphone usage on melatonin and sleep, the impact is not zero.
National Geographic posted a decent article on ancestral diets with a few of the typical “red meat will give you cancer and heart disease” canards. Gorgeous photos, though.
If you can, give a bit to help support something that’s increasingly rare and precious in this world: an all-grass dairy farm producing delicious butter, buttermilk, and ricotta cheese.
A nice essay on the importance of free play for kids, including a short “how-to” guide for hesitant parents.
And now for the previous entry’s mirror opposite: an Australian school has banned cartwheels, handstands, and any other “gymnastic move” (does that include somersaults, an essential tool in any respectable kid’s arsenal?).
James Nestor makes a very strong case for free diving in natural bodies of water (even if it’s just to get your face briefly wet).
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.