Research of the Week
Intense exercise slows  Parkinson’s progression.
Blood pressure naturally and linearly decreases in the twilight years, with the steepest decreases seen in dementia, heart failure, late-life weight loss, and hypertension.
A diet high in monounsaturated fat reduces liver fat and increases insulin sensitivity .
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 201: Anthony G. Jay, PhD : Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Anthony G. Jay about his new book, Estrogeneration . It’s all about how estrogenic compounds in our environment are making us sick, fat, and infertile. Great name, too.
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Interesting Blog Posts
You know, a walk can be very filling .
Assuming we gain the ability to fine-tune our mood with technology, what’s the best way to go about it and minimize side effects ?
Los Angeles shelter dogs might go vegan , as if their lives aren’t already tough enough.
Are people really injuring themselves  opening avocados?
Come for the Freedom Trail, stay for the obese squirrels .
Vegan screeds shop simplistic yet misleading messages (“live kindly “) and get financial backing from huge celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio. Movies that push ancestral health approaches are more nuanced and rely on crowdfunding. Kale vs. Cow  makes the case for sustainable meat, and it needs your help.
There’s a suicide epidemic  among America’s farmers.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Concept that intrigued me: The “Polymeal .”
Video I’m pondering: Did religion trigger agriculture ?
Didn’t know they had it in them: Orca jumps 15 feet out of the water  despite weighing 8 tons.
I’m not surprised: A new study suggests  that lifestyle modifications could prevent 40% of cancer deaths.
- One of my favorite Indian dishes, chicken korma , paleo-style..
- Good dessert, good gift for others: dark chocolate pecan bark with sea salt .
One year ago (Dec 17– Dec 23)
- Can You Retrain Your Taste?  – How the picky might become less so.
- 8 Primal Things to Appreciate About the Winter Season  – Sure, it’s cold. Yeah, it’s wet and/or snowy. But there’s a lot to love.
Comment of the Week
“Mark, I object to your jeremiad on porn including the salacious comment: ‘Hard things are what make us humans’!!
(No, I’m not serious.)”
– That must have been hard to come up with, Matt .