Research of the Week
Postprandial insulin response just might be  the best early predictor of diabetes and heart disease risk.
The average prehistoric woman had stronger arms than today’s average elite woman rower .
It doesn’t matter if you’re healthy. Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages still isn’t good for your vascular function .
Artificial light at night is a novel risk factor  for cancer morbidity and metabolic disorders.
Carb restriction paired with interval training is still the best treatment  for metabolic dysfunction.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 197: Jacques DeVore : I chat with Jacques DeVore, top strength and conditioning coach, about his revolutionary new book and program for cyclists. Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists  shows cyclists how to increase speed and athletic longevity in half the training time.
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Interesting Blog Posts
Merely thinking you exercise less than your peers—even if it isn’t true —is bad for your longevity.
If you take biotin, know that it can throw off the results of certain lab tests .
Uptown and downtown New York City rats are diverging  into different species.
Sprucing up, refining, and retelling your family story can improve your family’s future .
In case you were wondering what to do with all those empty Primal Kitchen mayo jars …
Graphene-fed spiders spin webs that rival the strength of kevlar .
Prehistoric global warming probably made this all possible  by melting the glaciers and flushing nutrients into the ocean, kickstarting the development of complex organic life.
If free will exists, modern media is an assault on it .
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Article I enjoyed: Modern sports as proxy for war between tribes .
I gotta say, I’m disappointed: The remains of 9 yetis turn out to be  the remains of 8 bears and a dog.
Concept I’m pondering: What Western parents don’t teach their children .
Harvey Weinstein would agree: “It seems downright silly and certainly maladaptive for an animal to have sex with a plant .”
I’d certainly prefer it over vainly struggling on life support: LSD for the terminally ill .
- Pot roast in the Instant Pot  is about as instant as it gets.
- Everyone loves spinach artichoke dip. Here’s how to do it Primal .
One year ago (Dec 3– Dec 9)
- A Primal Take on Cannabis  – My take on toking.
- How the Grok Narrative Motivates Me  – The importance of story in shaping our experience of the world.
Comment of the Week
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