Research of the Week
Dietary linoleic acid makes alcohol even worse  for your liver.
The study results  that the sugar industry suppressed—because they showed animal data indicating that sucrose increased cancer risk.
Moderate drinking appears to be protective against all-cause mortality even in Japan , where rates of suboptimal genetic ethanol metabolism are higher.
Exposure to green spaces may improve  children’s ability to pay attention.
High intensity endurance training increases pain tolerance .
Access to legal cannabis reduces reliance on opioids .
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 196: Cindy Lu and Earl Martin : Host Elle Russ chats with husband and wife team Cindy and Earl, master aromatherapists who create essential oil blends, teach workshops, and train others to use essential oils to improve their clients’ lives.
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Interesting Blog Posts
There isn’t much evidence that “finish the antibiotics course” prevents antibiotic resistance or improves outcomes. Nevertheless, the mantra persists .
The sugar industry has been stifling research  into sugar’s effects on health for decades.
A famous (or now infamous?) food scientist has retracted yet another paper , his fourth this year.
Carl Lewis doesn’t think kids should specialize  in specific sports.
People are already using CRISPR to edit their own genes . No one can stop them, so let’s just sit back and hope the inevitable cyberpunk futurescape isn’t completely dystopian.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Charity event I’m participating in: One of my favorite charities is GO Campaign, which improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions. I got “auctioned off” last year and had a blast paddling with the winner. I’m up for grabs again this year ….
Podcast I enjoyed doing: The mindbodygreen Podcast , where I explained exactly how long you need to be keto.
I know what my next supplement will be: Beneficial viruses protect our cells from pathogenic bacterial invaders .
Opinion I agree with: Analog is back  (though digital is here to stay, too).
- Best roasted sweet potatoes , though I don’t think the honey is necessary.
- Pumpkin pie, shmumpkin pie. Try this savory pumpkin soup .
One year ago (Nov 26– Dec 2)
- How to Feed, Train, and Care For Your Cartilage  – Don’t neglect your connective tissue.
- My 8 Favorite International Dishes to Expand Your Primal Palate  – Try your hand and mouth at these recipes.
Comment of the Week
“Did my Black Friday shopping in the forest. It was a great time, just being quiet and listening to the wind in the evergreens, but no suitable deer wandered in range. Next time, I guess.”
– Sounds like a good one, His Dudeness .