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Obesity Is a Brain Disease

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In the U.S., 41.9% of adults are considered obese, with prevalence increasing from significantly in recent decades.1 What’s driving this public health epidemic is the burning question, with a wide range of factors, from ultraprocessed foods and linolei…

Vaccine Debate — Kennedy Jr. vs Dershowitz

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From Dr. Joseph Mercola
Since COVID-19 first entered the scene, exchange of ideas has basically been outlawed. By sharing my views and those from various experts throughout the pandemic on COVID treatments and the experimental COVID ja…

This Type of Cooking Is Linked to Childhood Asthma

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A 2023 study1 of 27 peer-reviewed manuscripts from previous studies links 1 in every 8 cases of asthma in children in the U.S. to air pollution given off by cooking on gas stoves.2 Study authors admit childhood asthma is relatively rare: According to t…

New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 206

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Research of the Week

Boron helps against COVID.

Your fat cells know when you haven’t gotten sunlight. Don’t let them down.

The gut biome regulates motivation for exercise.

Worse indoor air quality, lower test scores.

Mediterranean diets would work great for IBD if it weren’t for all those darn grains!

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: Danika Brysha
Media, Schmedia
Contraband eggs.

Not a great idea.
Interesting Blog Posts
Great piece on Chinese ancestry. Worth subscribing if you aren’t.

Is long COVID caused by micro clots?
Social Notes
Pretty much.

Why is East Asia less happy than you’d expect given their GDP?
Everything Else
Scientists figured out what made Roman concrete so strong.

You can talk to the Bible now.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Great find: A boy and his wolf.

A huge missing piece to the environmental debate: People are underestimating how many herbivores this world once hosted.

Interesting article: The longevity secrets of ant queens.

Important findings: Top discoveries about ancient people from 2022.

Interesting story: When pastoral agriculturalists met Baltic hunter-gatherers.
Question I’m Asking
Are you still able to find eggs? How has it affected your diet?
Recipe Corner

Italian sausage breakfast casserole: Genius.
Stir fried eggplant. Make sure to swap out the “vegetable oil” for something better like avocado oil, and increase the pork.

Time Capsule
One year ago (Jan 21 – Jan 27)

All About the Liver, and How to Support Your Favorite Detoxification Organ—How to keep it going.
How to Stop Drinking Coffee, and Why You Should Consider It—Maybe.

Comment of the Week
“Mark, the government websites state Linoleic acid, LA, is highly oxidative to our LDL portion of cholesterol.
Do you have data to the contrary?

Seed oils have been the scourge of our creation. Atherosclerosis skyrocketed after the creation of Crisco.

Do you have a contrary position?”

-No, I do not.

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Propaganda and Censorship Dominate the Information War

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Google promised to bring us the world, and for decades dished up tens of thousands of results to any given search. It was a clever trap. Get the world’s population hooked on an information monopoly, and then, when the time was ripe, funnel everyone tow…

Combat Arthritis Pain With These Foods

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When used correctly, food is medicine. Put another way, you are what you eat. You can’t get away from the fact that your body requires nutrients to function optimally, and those nutrients come from the food you consume.

The small choices you make ea…

Might Enzymes Help Blood Clotting Associated With COVID-19?

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From Dr. Joseph Mercola
Since COVID-19 first entered the scene, exchange of ideas has basically been outlawed. By sharing my views and those from various experts throughout the pandemic on COVID treatments and the experimental COVID ja…

Loneliness Is an Epidemic

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Loneliness has been at “epidemic” levels for several years now. In a 2018 Cigna insurance health survey1,2,3 of 20,000 Americans aged 18 and older, a whopping 46% reported “sometimes” or “always” feeling lonely. More recent studies cited by El Pais4 in…

Can Chronic Dehydration Age You More Quickly?

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One of the easiest steps you can take to improve your health is to provide your body with optimal hydration in the form of pure water. Researchers1 found that middle-aged people whose serum sodium is higher than normal, indicating dehydration, had an i…

COVID Advances New World Order — The Empire of Billionaires

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From Dr. Joseph Mercola
Since COVID-19 first entered the scene, exchange of ideas has basically been outlawed. By sharing my views and those from various experts throughout the pandemic on COVID treatments and the experimental COVID ja…

How do Potatoes Fit in a Primal Diet?

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Potatoes get a bad rap in many different health and diet communities. The keto and low-carb crowd says they’re too high in carbohydrates and will spike your blood sugar. The paleo guys are against them because they are neolithic foods from the New World that our Paleolithic ancestors had no access to. The autoimmune diet communities eschew them because they have various plant toxins that can cause inflammation and trigger sensitive and vulnerable individuals, and the conventional “healthy diet” people recommend against potatoes because they’re “empty white carbs.” Is this criticism warranted? Is it true that potatoes have no place in a healthy diet, or are potatoes actually healthy? How do potatoes fit into a Primal diet? Let’s dig into the actual evidence. Potatoes are healthier than you think Potatoes are actually healthier than you’ve been led to believe. Think about what a potato is: it’s a repository of nutrients for growing many new potatoes. It’s an egg. And just like eggs are among the most nutrient dense animal foods on earth, the basic potato is one of the most nutrient dense vegetable foods on earth. In a single large baked potato weighing about 10 ounces, plain, you get a broad assortment of vitamins, minerals, protein, and prebiotic fiber. Potatoes are high in vitamins and minerals Here’s the breakdown. Percentages refer to the proportion of the daily recommended intake for each nutrient. 16% of B1 (thiamine) 11% of B2 (riboflavin) 26% of B3 (niacin) 22% of B5 (pantothenic acid) 55% of B6 (pyridoxine) 21% of folate 32% of vitamin C 39% of copper 40% of iron 20% of magnesium 28% of manganese 34% of potassium 10% of zinc 6.6 grams of prebiotic fiber 7.5 grams of protein All that for 278 calories and 56 grams of “net” carbs. Potatoes are rich in potassium Dietary potassium/sodium ratio is a crucial determinant of endothelial function and blood pressure regulation, most likely more important than sodium alone, and there’s decent evidence that potatoes are a great way to improve potassium status. Potassium from potatoes is as bioavailable as potassium from supplements. In fact, adding potatoes to the diet can be more effective at lowering blood pressure than adding an equivalent amount of straight potassium. Potatoes are higher in fiber and lower in carbs than you realize Potatoes have the reputation for being a “refined carbohydrate” that “spikes” your blood sugar. They’re supposed to be very high in carbs. That’s true—potatoes are a rich source of starch. But the starch in potatoes is a little different than other starch sources. Going back to that figure up above, of the 56 grams of carbs in a large baked potato, 11 grams will be resistant starch—a prebiotic substrate that feeds your gut biome, produces butyric acid, and is not digested by your body into glucose. That resistant starch content goes even higher if you refrigerate your cooked potatoes. In addition to resistant starch (which acts like prebiotic fiber), potatoes have a significant amount of fiber. A recent … Continue reading “How do Potatoes Fit in a Primal Diet?”

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Health Care — A Monopoly of Monsters

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As noted by The Hill’s anchor Briahna Joy Gray in the video above, Americans pay twice as much for their health care yet get the worst care of any developed Western nation. And, while other countries guarantee treatment regardless of income, treatment …

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