Research of the Week
Women who exercise before breakfast burn more fat throughout the day.
Taking alpha-linolenic acid (ALA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in flax and canola oil) prevents exercise-induced metabolic improvements in obese rats.
LSD promotes freudian slips.
Vitamin K2 supplementation may support weight loss.
Both gluten/casein-free diets and modified Atkins keto diets improve autistic symptoms in children.
A low meat intake during pregnancy may increase the offspring’s risk of substance abuse.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
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Interesting Blog Posts
Big Data is making baseball a big bore.
The stone tools that weren’t.
As KFC expands across Ghana, so do the inhabitants’ waistlines.
Three Americans just received the Nobel Prize in Physiology for their work on circadian clock responses to light and darkness.
Tim Noakes on why you should eat more meat to save the environment.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Thrills of my week: Being on Good Morning America to share about The Keto Reset Diet and watching it hit #1 on Amazon. I am humbled and so grateful for the support of this community, which has been an incredible seedbed for this—and all my Primal projects.
Interview I enjoyed: The one I did with Chris Armstrong at Re-Find Health about what and where I eat.
Stat I found alarming: Only 1 in 10 Americans loves to cook.
I’ve never seen a study retracted for this reason: The co-authors couldn’t agree on whose name would go first.
I think the man in this video exaggerates the technique but the point is well-made: How people walked before hard-soled shoes hit the scene.
Phenomenon I find fascinating: When the Silicon Valley engineers who helped create the “attention economy” fear they’ve set us on course for a smartphone dystopia.
One year ago (Oct 8 – Oct 14)
Comment of the Week
“I’m all for learning but I would never eat a broad. Or a gent. Bugs yes, people no. Sorry, Mark, that’s where I draw the line with meat.”
– You’re missing out, TomB-D (is that Tom Bombadil?).
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