New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 149
Research of the Week
The people who need the vaccine most of all—the metabolically unhealthy—have the lowest antibody response to vaccination.
100% of Spanish breastfeeding women have elevated levels of acrylamide, a toxin caused by heating vegetable oils.
A high-soybean oil diet (sound familiar?) causes colitis in rodents.
Those who secrete the most insulin are more likely to lose more lean mass and less body fat during weight loss.
Breastfeeding on a ketogenic diet imparts high enough ketones in the milk to prevent seizures in the nursing baby.
New Primal Kitchen Podcasts
Episode 1: Mark Sisson and Morgan Zanotti: Morgan and I talk about the Primal Kitchen story.
Health Coach Radio: Dr. Shanté Cofield says the time will pass anyway, so why waste it?
What they don’t mention is that the same data shows that 49% of teen girls are anemic.
Gorilla dies in the arms of the ranger who first rescued her. Storybook ending, bittersweet.
Interesting Blog Posts
Some interesting ways to use potato starch in the kitchen.
Are you putting mayo in your coffee yet?
On breathing less.
An elephant’s memory.
Babies are full of microplastics.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Reminder: Selenium status is one of the best predictors of COVID mortality, and we’re doing nothing about it.
Like for like: Move your body, move your brain.
Interesting study: “COVID-19 vaccination and subsequent dishonest behavior.”
Big if true: Blood pressure drugs appear to offer no mortality benefit to patients aged 18-59 with mild to moderate hypertension.
What have I been saying?: Early screen time predicts myopia.
Question I’m Asking
What’s your most important healthy behavior, the one with the most impact on your life?
- Shrimp and avocado salad: and you thought salads were boring or nutrient-poor.
- Basic guac is best guac.
One year ago (Oct 2 – Oct 8)
- How to Eat Meat and Still Reduce Your Environmental Impact— It’s very possible.
- How to Foster Healthy Body Image in Children— How to do it.
Comment of the Week
“I need fire to grow, also.
I need that passion that drives whatever I do to be something more than the simple act.
I need that burning desire to hold the woman I love with a jealous embrace.
I need the spark that pushes me to look over the distant horizon or to crest the next wave, and to experience the unknowable world beyond the familiar.
I need the drive to grow and shine and be better today than I was the day before.
I need water and nutrients, just as that sequoia does. Similarly, I need that fire to be more than simply alive.”
-Me too, hate_me.
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