New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 147


New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 147 1Research of the Week

Swearing makes you stronger.

The aging (and young, for that matter) brain needs social interactions.

Full-fat dairy wins again.

There is very little evidence in favor of “as low as possible” salt intakes, and yet that’s what most health authorities recommend.

Too many omega-6 fats, increased risk of peripheral nerve pain.


New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 521: Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers: Host Elle Russ Dr. Rodgers back to the podcast.

Episode 522: April King: Host Elle Russ chats with April King, founder of Better Than Provisions, a food company providing high quality food that’s also convenient.

Health Coach Radio: Allison Tenney wants you to bet on yourself. I do too.


Media, Schmedia


Lab grown meat is anything but inevitable.

Interesting Blog Posts

Are eggs good or bad for metabolic health?

With antibiotics, less is more.

Social Notes

A rare encounter.

Let your freak flag fly.

Everything Else

The answer is “no.”

Let’s hope this works.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Things get older and older: Evidence of humans in North America 21000 years ago.

This is how you use technology to enhance the ecosystem: 3D printing fake coral for real coral to live on and grow.

Many examples abound: Fit but unhealthy.

Expect more of this: Extreme disruption.

Expect more of this, too: Rising meat prices.

Question I’m Asking

When are the “experts” going to stop talking about the “dairy paradox?” When will they accept that full-fat dairy is simply the healthiest type?

Recipe Corner

  • Italian meat balls without the bread crumbs.
  • Now this is a salad I can get behind.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 18 – Sep 24)

  • Parental Burnout: What to Do if You Feel Overwhelmed as a Parent — Happens to the best of us.
  • Beyond Pumpkin Spice: The Benefits of Cinnamon for Blood Sugar, Infections, and More— Respect the spice.

Comment of the Week

“While I love the idea of bringing back the mammoth (and eating a mammoth steak), I must side against it.

This isn’t like repopulating Yellowstone with timber wolves. Mammoths have been gone for 4,000 years (and closer to 10,000 on the mainland). Their native habitats have changed considerably in that time, and adapted to new regional homeostases. Bringing back the mammoth would not be repopulation, it would be the introduction of an invasive species. It’s more analogous to horses returning to American grazing lands.

Yes, the agendas behind such an initiative are largely noble – whether it is to redirect climate change or simply to advance our understanding of genetics -but there are far too many known and unknown variables. We know that invasive species can quickly upset the delicate balance of an ecosystem, and we don’t know what will happen when we take an already-intelligent and dangerous animal and make it bigger… then hope it will simply act as we want it to.”

-Good point, hate_me.

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