Research of the Week
Researchers find 120,000-year old evidence of starchy tuber consumption.
General intelligence in orangutans.
Ravens feel bad when their friends feel bad.
Two things that recent research suggests is good for multiple sclerosis patients: red meat and keto.
Habitual coffee consumption may reduce all-cause mortality by improving resting heart rate.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 344: Endurance: Brad’s Tough Guy Warning: Host Brad gives a warning to all you tough guys out there about proper recovery and its effect on testosterone.
Episode 345: Gary Foresman, MD: Host Elle Russ chats with Gary Foresman about using low dose naltrexone to treat autoimmune disorders.
Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 13: Erin and Laura sit down with triathlon influencer, Taren Gesell, to talk about his successful business transition and his belief in the power of action steps.
Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.
The mainstream is beginning to admit that ultraprocessed foods are terrible for us.
Overinvested “bully parents” are ruining youth sports.
Interesting Blog Posts
Why methane is different.
Why Americans use so much air-conditioning (and why it’s probably better for the environment than heating).
I agree with this list of best low-carb, keto-friendly snacks.
How I do cold brew.
ButcherBox is offering up a super grill deal to kick off summer. Get a $59 array of their amazing New York Strip Steaks, Baby Back Ribs, and Ground Beef totally free with your first box order.
College kids aren’t checking out books from the library anymore.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Article I’m reading: Walt Whitman on What Makes Life Worth Living.
Thing I’d love to try someday: Free-diving with sleeping whales.
Concept I’m mulling over: The complicated role of testosterone in development, competition, and human reproductive behavior.
I agree: Teens should start businesses.
Chapter I’m reading: “Design Flaws.”
Question I’m Asking
With Google stopping development of its glucose-monitoring lens and all the other failures and dubious advancements, tech is realizing that biology’s a hard nut to crack. Do you think technology will ever figure out human biology and vault us into sci-fi territory?
One year ago (May 26 – Jun 1)
Comment of the Week
“Regarding adoptions of ‘easy wins’ discussed in your Sunday with Sisson letter — I think it mostly comes down to habits. It’s difficult to establish a new habit. Even an easy one, such as daily push ups takes effort to establish. Also, and here’s what’s often not appreciated, our current habits usually kick in automatically and interfere with the development of a new one. What’s the solution? The most effective way to establish a new habit is to remove yourself from your typical situation. Why? Because our habits are triggered by the cues in our environment. Change the environment, even by moving your morning routine or ritual from one room of your home to another, can remove these powerful triggers and allow you to more easily focus on your new habit.”
– Great thoughts from Aaron Blaisdell.
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