Research of the Week
Swapping out carbs for nuts does wonders .
Doctors don’t listen to and often interrupt their patients .
The “obesity paradox” is explained by low-lean mass , not low-fat mass. “Extra” muscle is healthy, extra body fat is still bad for you.
Episode 263: Tania Teschke: The Liver Show! : Host Brad Kearns chats with Tania Teschke about eating the most nutrient-dense diet possible.
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Interesting Blog Posts
What would happen if we replaced Earth with the same volume of intact blueberries ?
The shark  was probably deficient in palmitoleic acid.
Pregnancy changes women’s brains, and no one’s warning them .
“Undeclared soy .”
Early hominids were in China at least 2.1 million years ago .
Bias is shortchanging the impact  of NIH funding.
“Richter said it is unlikely the bread…was consumed as a staple …”. Hey, bread had to start somewhere.
“Many Tzotzil believe  carbonated soda has the power to heal the sick. Mikaela Ruiz, 41, a local resident, recalls how soda helped cure her infant daughter, who was weak from vomiting and diarrhea. The ceremony was performed by her diabetic mother, a traditional healer who has performed the soda ceremonies for more than 40 years.”
Good overview of the current unifying theories of psychedelics .
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Giveaway you should try to grab: Three lucky people will each get a signed copy of Cristina Curp’s new cookbook, Made Whole, (Enter Here)  as well as our entire lineup of Avocado Oils, Dressings, Condiments, and Marinades (unsigned).
Opinion with which I agree: Pills are not the answer .
I endorse her training tactic: First Saudi woman to climb Everest trained  by “walking around with a backpack full of sand.”
I’m saddened but not surprised: The potential DNA damage from CRISPR has been “seriously underestimated.” 
I thought this was cool: Jennifer Garner drinks Collagen Fuel smoothies .
- A refreshing smashed cucumber and carrot salad .
- Ain’t keto, but it’s good: lemon berry chia parfait  (with some cultural commentary).
One year ago (Jul 15– Jul 21)
- CrossFit’s Criticisms: How Do I Keep Energy Levels High on Primal?  – Can Primal cope with CrossFit’s energy demands?
- The Definitive Guide to Children’s Nutrition  – What should kids eat?
Comment of the Week
“‘Had I a set of breasts from which an infant would be suckling.’
Even so under the shackles of Hypocaloricostopheles, though shalt’nt fasten thy womb lest you risk a pregnant void.
– Keep the verse going, Stefan .