New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 204

Research of the Week

Less autophagy, more heart disease.

Donating blood might be one way to lessen the risk of Parkinson’s.

Ketones may help chemotherapy patients (again).

Even if aspartame doesn’t increase anxiety in humans as it does in rodents, what do you have to lose by using stevia or monk fruit instead?

The more boosters a person had, the greater their risk of getting COVID.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Primal Kitchen Podcast: The Link Between Dairy Intolerance and Dairy Genes with Alexandre Family Farm Founders Blake and Stephanie

Primal Health Coach Radio: Using Data to Guess Less and Help More with Risa Groux

Media, Schmedia

Strict carnivore now hitting TikTok.

Because the FDA has done so well elsewhere.

Interesting Blog Posts

Better conditions beget more evolved differences between the sexes.

How plant-based diets might worsen menstrual symptoms

Social Notes

Don’t let this be you.

But animal fat is making you fat!”

Everything Else

I’m still blown away by the increase in ultra processed food consumption in this country—from 5{44affb6c5789133b77de981cb308c1480316fee51f5fd5f1575b130f48379a33} of calories to over 60{44affb6c5789133b77de981cb308c1480316fee51f5fd5f1575b130f48379a33}.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Crazy to realize: Always great when a German bank does better research than the USDA.

Concerning: We’re still getting fatter.

An easy law to abuse: CA doctors will soon face censorship of any advice that conflicts with conventional wisdom.

Interesting research: LSD appears to have huge effects on genes and proteins related to neuroplasticity and neurogenesis.

How is this possible?: Big variation in outcomes among people with LDL over 190.

Question I’m Asking

What are you doing for Christmas?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Dec 10 – Dec 23)

Comment of the Week

I launched a Friday Family Fun Night initiative here where every other friday 5-10 dads get together at a gym with their kids and we all just play hard in a free unstructured setting. Dodgeball, tag, nerf battles, tug of war, whatever comes up. It’s glorious.

-Great way to get kids and parents playing from Don.


About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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