Research of the Week
A few potential drivers  of brain aging.
“People who consumed a diet emphasising fruit, vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, dairy products and meat had the lowest risks of cardiovascular disease and early death.” This quote was so good  I even left the terrible British English spelling of “emphasizing” intact.
Cave bear DNA found  in modern brown bears. Also, cave bears were mostly vegetarian.
Psychiatric diseases are a potentially unavoidable byproduct  of our large, complex brains.
Mushrooms are excellent prebiotics. 
Episode 275: Dr. Mona Morstein : Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Mora Morstein, a naturopathic physician who specializes in integrative approaches to diabetes.
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Interesting Blog Posts
How will modern medicine’s promise to find cures and stop disease before it starts square with the fact  that it makes all its money off wealthy, unhealthy, pill-popping patients?
Both stress and recovery are essential to a long, well-lived life .
How to make friends .
Be careful where you source your sushi, especially  if you’re over 70 with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and end-stage kidney disease.
Lierre Keith drops an interesting tidbit  in this podcast: All the big-name vegans secretly eat salmon.
What 150 billion hours of FitBit data reveal about human health .
British and French scallop catchers try to out-mussel  each other.
The FDA approves  magic mushrooms for depression.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
I can’t wait to find out: Last year, she barely missed the world record. This year, she’ll try again, this time on ketones . Will Vittoria Bussi break the one-hour cycling record?
Older concept I’m pondering: The rise of “sleep coaches ” for professional athletes.
Article I’m reading: Why modern medicine is a major threat to public health .
Question I’m pondering: Should we allow performance-enhancing drugs? 
- It’s somewhat of an indulgence, but this chocolate protein ice cream  is fantastic.
- This Golden Glow smoothie  would be even better with Primal Kitchen collagen (but I’m biased).
One year ago (Aug 26– Sep 1)
- How to Find Mental Strength When Dealing with Illness and Injury – Don’t let your mortal coil get you down.
- 2 Final (and Favorite) Adaptogens: Rhodiola Rosea and Bacopa Monnieri  – No, these aren’t underrated Italian directors from the 70s.
Comment of the Week
“I use a far infra red Matt. The generic name is bio mat. It makes me sweat, it’s like a poor man’s sauna.”
– This Matt fella sounds like he has super powers. Think he’d do a guest post, Ned ?