New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 249

Research of the week

scythians made leather out of the skin of his enemies.

5 liters of alkaline water per day is too much.

Dialysis patients with lower potassium and magnesium levels have higher mortality.

Neanderthals were morning people.

caffeinated gum increases dead weight.

New primary cooking podcasts

Primary Cooking Podcast: Get to know your inner parts with Richard Schwartz, PhD

Primary Health Coach Radio: Judson Brandeis

Media, Schmedia

Genes that improve fertility? lower life expectancy?

Interesting blog posts

Test scores have dropped around the world.

Social notes

Sign up for Keto Month.

Everything else

A shortage of doctors not cause an increase in mortality.

Things I’m doing that interest me

Interesting: Low-Carb Diet May Reduce Gestational Diabetes Risk.

Of course: Opioid abuse disorder linked to lower cognitive function.

Unpopular but true: BMI is still accurate for most people.

We know: Meat and dairy are good..

It could be great: Is AI leading to new mathematical discoveries??

Question what am I doing?

What are you having for Christmas dinner?

Recipe corner

Time capsule

One year ago (Dec 9 – Dec 15)

Comment of the week

“Basic technologies like bicycles, clean wood stoves and even the humble apple corer seem to offer many benefits with fewer drawbacks. The most sophisticated technologies that change the world not only have the most disadvantages but tend to create their own needs. Let’s take cars as an example. Initially they allowed us to get to places faster, but the end result was that the places people needed to go tended to be further apart. Now we can’t live without them.
Some technologies offer the opposite of what they promise. Social media, for example, is supposed to bring us together, but loneliness has become omnipresent in our society. A recent survey reveals that 61 percent of Americans, 3 in 5, describe themselves as lonely. The Plains Indians of the 19th century probably suffered little from loneliness. They lived in tribes of approximately 300 people and the lines between family and community were quite blurred. Basically, the entire tribe was one’s family.
Choose your technologies wisely. I live in Maine where there is plenty of snow. My neighbor’s snow blower needs gas, maintenance, and sometimes it gets stuck or breaks down. My snow shovel has never broken and helps me maintain six-pack abs at 65!”

-Well said.

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About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather of the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His last book is Keto for life, where he discusses how he combines the ketogenic diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is also the author of many other books, including The primordial modelwhich is credited with fueling the growth of the primal/paleo movement in 2009. After spending more than three decades educating people about why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal well-being, Mark launched Primordial Kitchen, a real food company that creates flavorful and delicious kitchen staples made with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prepare delicious meals that fit your lifestyle.

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