Research of the Week
Muscle strength predicts  health outcomes in older folks.
Women who are too skinny may risk early menopause .
A daily cold shower is good for  your psychological health.
We intuitively know  how many lay opinions it takes to outweigh an expert’s opinion.
Contrary to previous results, a new study  finds no evidence that women’s preference for facial masculinity changes with their hormonal status.
Type 2 diabetics who restrict carbs and walk after meals see improved glucose tolerance and endothelial function .
Mild cold exposure lowers insulin .
A rosemary polyphenol increases muscle glucose uptake and activates AMPK .
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 192: Mark Sisson and Joe De Sena : I chat with Joe De Sena, creator and founder of the world-famous Spartan Race.
Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here  so you never miss an episode.
Interesting Blog Posts
Is there consciousness after death ?
Recipe writers often lie  about how long it takes to caramelize onions. Why?
Some NBA players are going vegan and vegetarian . Curious to see how it goes for them.
Amazon drones to deliver  statins directly to gaping mouths.
CRISPR 2.0 is here , and it’s apparently better than ever.
Migraines may be a self-defense mechanism  against oxidative stress.
42% of American kids under the age of 8 have tablets .
The US wastes  about 50% of its healthcare spending.
See? Sprinting can save your life .
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Podcast I dug doing: The one with Thor Conklin  where I discussed achieving mental clarity.
Podcast I dug listening to: Krista Tipett interviews  physician Atul Gawande about what makes life worth living (and ending).
Study that didn’t surprise me: Patients who used statins were more likely to develop diabetes over ten years , even after controlling for baseline diabetic markers.
Article I’m reading: “How evolution designed your fear ”
News I did not enjoy: Roundup is showing up in people’s blood .
One year ago (Oct 29 – Nov 4)
- 10 Nutrient Optimizing Tips for the Primal Enthusiast  – Make a nutritious diet even more nutritious.
- Why the Blood-Brain Barrier is So Critical (and How to Maintain It)  – You don’t want leaky brain.
Comment of the Week
“I agree with the wolf in the cartoon, and I react like that regarding other things as well, such as babies in covered strollers. But coudn’t you also direct the ‘The hell is he doing?’ towards the guy doin 5 sprints at the beach with small breaks in between?”
-Got me there, Troels .