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The Future of Farming According to Bill Gates

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This article was previously published April 2, 2021, and has been updated with new information.

Tech billionaire Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, may seem a strange fit for the role of America’s top farmer. But he’s been quietly a…

New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 146

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Research of the Week

Each additional hour spent outdoors improves circadian health, mood, neuroticism, and almost everything.

An oregano oil molecule shows promise against COVID.

Hold off on retirement and see your cognitive skills persist.

Kids need trees.

A seed oil-based ketogenic diet is bad for brain volume in young mice.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 519: Barbara Diaz De Leon: Host Elle Russ chats with Barbara Diaz De Leon, a Primal Health Coach who’s passionate about helping women transform their lives as she did hers.

Episode 520: Alicia Luciani: Host Elle Russ chats with Alicia Luciani, a functional health coach who made it back from total and complete burnout and now shows people how to do the same.

Health Coach Radio: Tina McDermott wants you to take control of your life.

Health Coach Radio: Dr. Serena Sterling shows how the body doesn’t lie.
Media, Schmedia
Imagine the marrow.
Interesting Blog Posts
The benefit of uncertainty.

Simplest thing you can do to improve COVID (and all health) outcomes: control blood sugar.

Social Notes
Tucker gets it.

Embrace novelty.
Everything Else
Some ants have jaws infused with zinc and manganese for extra-strong bites.

Stuff just gets older and older.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
It doesn’t take much: Simply being able to see nature through the window improves health.

I love a comeback: Is the carbohydrate insulin theory of obesity actually dead?

Underrated ape: Gibbons.

Interesting podcast: Peter from Hyperlipid on Peak Human discussing whether doctors are giving the absolute worst advice to their patents.

Interesting video: Does dietary mismatch affect us via sleep?
Question I’m Asking
Do you think we should bring back the mammoth? What other animals would you want to bring back?
Recipe Corner

Chicken nuggets you don’t have to feel guilty about.
Sirloin is an underrated cut of meat.

Time Capsule
One year ago (Sep 11 – Sep 17)

The Pandemic’s Toll on Mental Health and Relationships: What Can We Learn?— Well, what?
Why We Should All Be Eating Organ Meats— Why we should.

Comment of the Week
“Interesting that researchers were able to find volunteers for the rectal oxygen delivery study. I guess these brave souls were not afraid of being the butt of their family and friends jokes … and embraced the opportunity as a means to an end.

Animal traits or parts … keeping with the fish theme, having gills so that you could breathe underwater for long periods of time might be cool. The animals I admire most are the large cats (cougars, panthers, leopards etc.), so powerful, graceful, nimble and fast.”

-Very progressive of you, PaleoProgressive.

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Chicken Little’s Puppet Masters — Fear Destroys Freedom

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This article was previously published April 2, 2021, and has been updated with new information.

While COVID-19 can hardly be called a major public health threat anymore, having now reached endemic status (like the seasonal flu), the fearmongerers wh…

Are These Findings the Death Blow for Vaccine Passports?

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While governments around the world are going full steam ahead with plans for vaccine passports, two key things have occurred that blow irreparable holes in the whole argument.

First, more than 15 studies now show the natural immunity you get after …

The Covidian Cult – There’s Reality, and There’s “Reality”

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In The Covidian Cult (Part I) and (Part II) I characterized the so-called “New Normal” as a “global totalitarian ideological movement.” Since I published those essays, more and more people have come to see it for what it is, not “insanity” or “an overr…

Ask a Health Coach: Hunger Cues, Cravings, and Control

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Hi folks! PHCI Coaching and Curriculum Director, Erin Power is here for another round of Ask a Health Coach. Today, she’ll be answering your questions about managing hunger, conquering cravings, and why you shouldn’t have to force healthy eating habits. We love getting your questions, so keep them coming over in our Mark’s Daily Apple Facebook Group or in the comments below.   Miriam asked: “Now that I’m back to the gym I’ve upped my calories to 2000, but I’m always hungry. Carbs are 100g. Protein is 150g. Fat is 111g. Am I doing something wrong?” I have a lot of opinions about calorie counting, macro tracking, and anything that resembles typical, fussy diet culture. I’m not going to lie: it makes my eyes glaze over a bit! It can certainly offer up a realistic snapshot of how your nutrition is/isn’t serving you, but in my practice, I find that it can sometimes do more harm than good. People become so fixated on their calorie intake, their macro split, or the number on the scale, that it robs them of the joy in life, takes up way too much mental energy, and disconnects us from our intuition. Which is too bad, because my guess is you’re doing this to feel better, healthier, and happier. You might be so consumed with searching for the thing you think you should be doing, that you’ve lost sight of what your body actually needs. And it’s no surprise seeing as everything about our culture teaches us to ignore our body’s signals. Feeling tired? Pour another cup of coffee. Drained emotionally? Push yourself anyway. Always hungry? Rack your brain trying to figure out why. I can’t help but feel that this is, at best, impolite and, at worst, a quasi-dysfunctional relationship with our amazing bodies, and their elegant signalling systems. Why Am I Always Hungry? You can make this as complicated as you want, and you can always take a deeper dive into the subject, but in my experience, constant hunger is typically triggered by one of four things. And with a little trial and error it’s quite easy to figure out. Start by asking yourself: Do I feel hungrier when I eat more carbs? Do I feel less hungry when I eat more protein and fat? How are my stress levels and my sleep? Do I just need to eat more food? I realized you’ve already increased your calories, but what if you needed to increase them even more? If you’ve been relatively sedentary for the past 18 months and are now back to crushing it at the gym, your metabolic needs have shifted. And there’s no rulebook that says 2000 calories should be your cap. Also, it’s been proven that certain carbs are responsible for knocking out the neurons responsible for hunger suppression, so that could be a factor — especially if they’re coming in the form of processed health foods. And protein and fat are well documented when it comes to increasing … Continue reading “Ask a Health Coach: Hunger Cues, Cravings, and Control”

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CNN Story That Never Was

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CNN reporter Randi Kaye visited my home unannounced, then tracked me down as I bicycled around my home town in August 2021. Her purpose was to publish a hit piece further labeling me as a “super-spreader of COVID-19 misinformation,”1 based primarily on…

Nasal Irrigation May Help Prevent COVID Hospitalizations

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A recent preprint study1 demonstrated that people who used a normal saline nasal irrigation were 19 times less likely to require hospitalization for treatment of COVID-19 than the national rate of hospitalizations. You may be familiar with nasal irriga…

Vaccine Insider: COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Campaign Must End

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This article was previously published March 27, 2021, and has been updated with new information.
Geert Vanden Bossche, Ph.D., a vaccinology insider and former global director of vaccine programs, including work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundat…

The Benefits of Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds

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As Autumn approaches, your thoughts turn to crunchy leaves underfoot, brisk hikes through brilliant red, orange, and yellow forests, kids in costumes, wool sweaters and scarves, Thanksgiving dinners, and soups simmering away on the stove. Oh, and pumpkins. Pumpkin everything. Pumpkin spice lattes. Jack-o-Lanterns. Pumpkin pie. Decorative pumpkins, culinary pumpkins, that Charlie Brown pumpkin movie. And yet pumpkins as a source of nutrition remain a bit of an after thought. People don’t really think to eat pumpkins unless it’s in pie or spice form. Few are making pumpkin soup, roasting pumpkin seeds, or sautéing pumpkin slices. But recall that pumpkins are an incredibly ancient American food that, as a member of the winter squash family, they formed one of the “Three Sisters” that many Amerindian populations used as staple crops, the other two being beans and corn. Today, I’m going to explain the health benefits of eating pumpkin and its various products, including the flesh, the seeds, and the oil from its seeds. Yes, yes, pumpkin seeds are seeds, and pumpkin seed oil is a seed oil, which we normally try to avoid, but these are not industrial products. A pumpkin seed is obviously full of oil. You press it and oil comes out. No hexane or other industrial solvents required. But I’m getting ahead of myself. More to come on that. What Are the Benefits of Pumpkin? Pumpkin is far lower in carbs and far higher in nutrients than you think. A full cup and a half of pumpkin flesh has just 12.8 grams of digestible carbohydrates and under 70 calories, with around 3 grams of prebiotic fiber that can nourish and feed your healthy gut biome. For that small dose of carbs and calories, you also get: Over 700 mg of potassium (notoriously hard to get in the modern diet) A huge amount of carotenoids 21% of your riboflavin requirements—which we need to metabolize nutrients and generate cellular energy 35% of your copper requirements A nice healthy dose of manganese, vitamin C, vitamin B5, and vitamin E Numerous polyphenols, which provide a hormetic stimulus to our antioxidant system Pumpkin offers a quick and easy way to get loads of nutrients, including ones many low-carb, keto, or otherwise carnivorous eaters have trouble getting, like potassium, manganese, and vitamin C, without incurring a big carb or calorie load. Other winter squashes are just as good, if not even better. A cup and a half of cubed butternut squash flesh: 123 calories 22 grams digestible carbs, 10 grams fiber 18% of daily thiamine, 19% of niacin, 22% of B5, 22% of B6, 15% folate, 52% vitamin C Tons of carotenoids 22% of daily magnesium, 23% of manganese, 22% copper, 19% (873 mg) potassium Polyphenols Very low in carbs for what you get, right? A cup and a half of cubed acorn squash: 170 calories 31 grams of digestible carbs, 13.5 grams of fiber 43% of daily thiamine, 17% of niacin, 31% B5, 35% B6, 15% folate 29% copper, 31% magnesium, 32% … Continue reading “The Benefits of Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds”

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America’s Bioweapon Secrets

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For months, the very mention of the lab-leak hypothesis, which suggests that SARS-CoV-2 leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, would lead to censorship and dismissal.

Academics and public health officials staunchly defended the natural-origin the…

COVID-19 Vaccines Likened to ‘Software Updates’ for Your Body

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This article was previously published March 31, 2021, and has been updated with new information.

I’ve discussed why COVID-19 vaccines are in fact gene therapies and not vaccines in several previous articles. However, despite being a recognized form …

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