Research of the Week
The common food additive TBHQ, a synthetic antioxidant used to preserve freshness, appears to impair the immune response to influenza.
Maori people have a greater insulin response to fructose than BMI-matched Europeans.
There’s a new DNA editing tool in town.
Dog owners tend to be more happy than cat owners.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 325: Gary John Bishop: Host Elle Russ chats with Gary John Bishop, personal development coach and author of Unf*ck Yourself and Stop Doing That Sh*t.
Episode 326: Dr. Lindsay Taylor: Host Brad Kearns chats with Dr. Lindsay Taylor about silly six-packs and going by how you feel rather than how you look.
Health Coach Radio Episode 7: Michael Rutherford: Michael Rutherford is a veteran health coach who focuses on an underserved population—truck drivers.
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.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sounds like he’s been reading this blog.
Researchers find a new human species, a tree-climber with curved toes who lived in the Philippines 60 thousand years ago.
Interesting Blog Posts
I had a good time on the Taste Radio podcast, talking about my history as a serial entrepreneur and how it made growing the blog and brand into what they are today possible.
I also had a blast with Aubrey Marcus on his podcast, talking about our shared vision for changing how the world eats and the importance of learning from failure.
Chinese scientists insert human brain genes into monkeys.
It’s possible to get too much vitamin D.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Topic I found interesting: How Alzheimer’s patients usually have more going wrong in the brain than “just” Alzheimer’s, and what it means for treatments.
As someone who has experience with both, I can agree: Exercise makes you happier than money.
I hadn’t thought of this angle: Is work more fun than not working?
Seems likely: Will space colonization be fully automated?
Question I’m Asking
What’s your opinion on the “money vs. exercise for happiness” question?
One year ago (Apr 7 – Apr 13)
- 14 Ways to Make Coffee Healthier – Not that it needs the help…
- How Ancestry Might Inform Your Fat Choices – How your recent ancestry affects what you should cook with.
Comment of the Week
“Now that you mention it in your Sunday with Sisson, I think I’ve always thought of the pushup more as a toe-as-fulcrum rotation rather than an up-and-down activity. I mean, this perspective naturally follows if you are already doing pushups with a ridged plank from head to toes and focus on only moving your arms to raise your body up and lower it back down slowly, as if you were a plank of wood a single person was lifting up and down from the floor while standing at one end of the plank. Visualization and imagery can provide key insights into form and technique.”
– Great description and apt point, Aaron.