Research of the Week
Time-restricted eating combined with low-carb dieting is more potent than either alone for reducing visceral fat and metabolic syndrome.
Creatine monohydrate is still the best form of creatine.
Worse air pollution, worse COVID.
How stress increases junk food consumption in the brain.
Athletes may sleep (and perform) better with nighttime protein and carbs.
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: The Ever Evolving Coach with Bryce Henson
30-year waitlist for Japanese Kobe beef croquettes.
Octopuses grow their brains in much the same way as vertebrates do.
Interesting Blog Posts
There is growing commercial demand for unvaccinated blood banks.
On protein poisoning.
Does this break my fast?
The link between murder rate and state history.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Interesting concept: The “anti-Promethean backlash.”
Interesting study: Muscle endurance training combined with walking appears to be the best training for older people looking to improve their sleep.
Important nuance: You can gain strength while dieting, but probably not lean mass.
Another interesting study: Listening speaks to our intuition while reading promotes analysis.
Relevant for trained lifters: To make more progress, you might want to lift to failure.
Question I’m Asking
How do you exert mastery over the physical world?
- Roundup of paleo Thanksgiving recipes.
- Gelatinous pumpkin pudding.
One year ago (Nov 12 – Nov 18)
- How to Tell Friends About the Primal Lifestyle—How to do it.
- Maintaining Bone Density as You Age—It’s not just about the muscles.
Comment of the Week
“The best training regimen is the one you will actually follow consistently.
A single, weekly game of beer-league hockey or ultimate frisbee or golf is nowhere near as effective as a Starting Strength NLP (or any other scientifically-grounded program) combined with a weekly game … but the perfect truly is the enemy of the good.
‘Fun’ is a great motivator, but it’s just a subset of ‘passion.’ Passions vary, but every successful exerciser has the passion to do whatever disparate training they choose with adequate depth and consistency.”
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