RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Exposure to common flame retardants may increase the risk  of thyroid cancer.
Maple syrup extract enhances  antibiotic efficacy.
After Tennessee shut down two nuclear plants and coal burning picked up the slack, infant health in the immediate vicinity suffered .
There’s no strong evidence  that smartphones have lasting effects on how we think.
But just having one in the same room  as you impairs your cognitive capacity.
Age isn’t an excuse. You can be 83 and still lift heavy and make gains .
Delaying the release of junk food from vending machines causes consumers to make healthier choices .
Linus Pauling’s smiling in his grave .
A successful reintroduction of the American chestnut would be a boon to wildlife .
Talking to preschoolers about their past and future selves helps them make better choices .
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INTERESTING BLOG POSTS
Is there such a thing as too many polyphenols ?
How and why dolphins throw octopuses around  before eating them.
How deep should you squat? It depends .
Why even non-diabetics should consider wearing  a continuous glucose monitor.
Tree songs .
Rising carbon dioxide is greening the planet .
Without anyone really noticing, the alternative health sphere has revolutionized the way most people eat .
A huge competitive advantage for the Mongols was their meat-and-milk-rich diet .
The first cyborg .
20 badass hikes .
THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN
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Stat that blew my mind: Half of Americans are only responsible  for 3% of health care spending.
Epigenetics study I found fascinating: Harms of blue light at night passed down  to offspring.
Health paradox I’ve often wondered about: The toddler paradox .
Even though I missed April 1st: I’m getting a few of these  for the office.
- If you absolutely must have bread and you’re very low carb, try keto bread ..
- St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but paleo Irish stew  remains a good choice.
One year ago (Apr 9– Apr 15)
- 12 Surprising Things You Can Do With Avocado Oil  – It ain’t just for eatin’.
- Why Breakfast Isn’t the Most Important Meal of the Day (for Everyone)  – Skipping it won’t kill you, and it might help.
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
Make sure you drink it, though. Resist that strange compulsion so many have to shoot it up your colon.
“Well, there goes my weekend…”
– Mike S.