New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 201

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

Media, Schmedia

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.

Social Notes

On protein poisoning.

Does this break my fast?

Everything Else

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?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

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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