Research of the Week
Eating peanuts before one year of age may protect against peanut allergy.
High levels of de novo lipogenesis-derived fatty acids linked to heart disease.
Given ad libitum access to food, dogs prioritize fat and protein over carbs.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 391: Martin Silva: Host Elle Russ chats with Martin Silva, a coach who’s been training and body sculpting since age 13 and today helps people discover their health, fitness, and optimal body composition.
Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 36: Laura and Erin chat with Niraj Naik about using breathwork to restore and strengthen your default state.
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.
Interesting Blog Posts
How controlled burns might beat back tick infestations.
This is athleticism.
Paleolithic hunters in Mexico lured mammoths into traps.
Ancient foragers in Puerto Rico barbecued clams.
This is athleticism.
A classic video from Kelly Starrett: Conquering the load order error in the deadlift.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
They’re just now realizing this?: Prevention of cavities is more effective than treating cavities.
Marathon variety I can get behind: The one where you run one mile every hour.
I’m not surprised: Adhering to indigenous cultural traditions helps indigenous children’s outcomes.
This is a powerful story: 82-year-old female bodybuilder beats up home invader.
Question I’m Asking
Why aren’t you giving up coffee in favor of sunning your perineum?
- Crispy roast potatoes: if you’re going to eat potatoes, make them as crispy as can be.
- Low-carb (relatively) sweet potato pumpkin pie.
One year ago (Nov 23– Nov 29)
- An Amazing Development for the Primal Movement – The big news from a year ago.
- Why an “Ab Routine” Isn’t Necessary (and What I Do Instead)– My paddling habit.
Comment of the Week
“It’s absolutely a combination. It takes individual action, but it also takes creating an environment. I hear you on the cookies. For most of my life I couldn’t resist eating sugar. What worked was keeping it out of the house. If it wasn’t there, I couldn’t eat it. Testing my willpower by having it in the house never worked. Changing my environment so that sugar wasn’t easily available is what did the trick.
And that’s what I’m suggesting as the environmental strategy for society at large. Make it more expensive. Make it harder to find. Make it socially unacceptable. It may be that addicted individuals can’t or won’t quit. But there will be fewer new ones to start. We didn’t rely on individual willpower to reduce smoking — and we had 350 years of experience to show that didn’t work — but changing the environment has worked pretty well.”
– The problem is that the people with the (dubious) power to change society from the top down don’t believe in our solutions, Mark E. Field.
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