Research of the Week
GMO soybean oil (made to have less PUFA and more MUFA) causes less obesity  than conventional soybean oil
12 weeks of keto improve  cognitive function, eating behavior, physical performance, and metabolic health in obese people.
Older adults are still capable of growing new neurons , except if they have Alzheimer’s.
More inflammation, more impulsivity .
Want to bulk up your pet mouse’s colon tumors? Give him American cola , not Mexican.
A combo of EGCG and ferulic acid reverses cognitive deficits  in mice with Alzheimer’s.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 322: Dr. Robert Glover : Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Robert Glover, author of No More Mr. Nice Guy.
Health Coach Radio Episode 5: Ste Lane : Hosts Laura Rupsis and Erin Power chat with Ste Lane, a Primal health coach highlighting the importance and vitality of mindset in the pursuit of health and fitness.
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The plaintiffs in an ongoing trial against Monsanto allege  that the agrochemical company planted a mole in an independent lab to fake safety data for Roundup.
Interesting Blog Posts
How the timing of your training  affects circadian rhythm.
These forest monks  have it figured out.
Another “vegan” Youtuber got caught eating animal foods. You’ll never guess what happened  next.
In last week’s SWS, I mentioned a product Kickstarter for Thin Ice, a wearable cold vest that claims to trigger thermogenesis. I want to make clear that I wasn’t recommending it, just expressing interest in the concept. I have no connection to the brand and no clue if the product actually does what it claims.
Look for a coffee-related giveaway this coming Monday on the blog. Has nothing to do with April Fool’s. (I never joke about coffee.)
Why are we “still waiting ” for a male birth control pill? Maybe because the only viable one they’re trying to push lowers (an already historically low) testosterone.
Workism isn’t working .
Shmita , the ancient Jewish practice of agriculture.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
We can do epidemiology, too: A new study  on carb consumption and heart disease finds that “strong and probably causal” links between coronary heart disease and glycemic load/index “exist within populations.”
Concept I found interesting: Sex differences in pain sensations .
This is worrisome: A “sex recession .”
I’m intrigued: “In order to reveal how ‘peculiar a creature we are,’ Stewart-Williams offers  an alien scientist’s perspective on modern human civilization, studying us as we would study animals in the wild.”
I’d send my kids here (if I had anymore of the right age): The first USDA-certified organic high school  where learning to farm is a graduation requirement.
Question I’m Asking
Men: Would you take a birth control pill that lowers testosterone? Women: Would you want your men to take a birth control that lowers testosterone? And I guess this follows, too…how do you feel about women’s birth control pills’ effect on your own hormonal picture?
- Get that daikon radish you randomly bought but didn’t know to do with and make some Chinese beef stew .
- Salmon cakes with garlic chive aioli .
One year ago (Mar 24– Mar 30)
- Thrift Meats That Can Match Expensive Cuts (and How to Cook Them) – Save on cost, not on taste.
- 5 Studies I’d Like to See – Wouldn’t it be nice?
Comment of the Week
“‘Physiological Functions and Metabolism of Endogenous Ethanol and Acetaldehyde in the Reindeer’ is a bit of light reading that pairs well with a smokey single malt from Islay on a cold winter night.”
– I’m waiting for someone to bottle endogenous reindeer moonshine, Aaron .