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Thousands of Deaths and Adverse Reactions Deleted From VAERS

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The U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) was created as an early warning system to identify vaccines that may be triggering a higher than expected number of adverse events. One of its primary objectives is to:1

“Provide a national sa…

New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 178

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Research of the Week

Super high HDL levels linked to cardiac events in people with heart disease.

Regulating “eating cues” can help people lose weight.

Alcohol-related deaths are way up.

Just a small amount of physical activity lowers depression risk.

Nature always works.

Ketones may fight colorectal cancer.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts
Primal Kitchen Podcast Episode 29: Childhood Behavior and Preconception Care with Pediatric Naturopathic Doctor, Ari Calhoun

Primal Health Coach Radio: Amanda Jane Snyder
Media, Schmedia
Environmental toxins and obesity (even intergenerational obesity).

Lettuce is the most common cause of food poisoning.
Interesting Blog Posts
How space changes the brain.

Experts agree that diet can achieve type 2 diabetes remission. Finally!
Social Notes
Indeed.

Context is everything.
Everything Else
Scientists grow plants in lunar soil (on Earth).

Does it really need to be “faster”?
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Interesting finding: Small talk is good, apparently.

Good news: Warming trends have slowed upon reevaluation of the data.

Interesting article: Is an ancient civilization buried under Turkey?

Use this as you will: Fasting appears to make muscle cells more resistant to stress.

One of my favorite foods: Blueberries may protect against midlife dementia.
Question I’m Asking
Do you enjoy small talk?
Recipe Corner

Yes, I’m linking to a mayo-free coleslaw recipe.
Instant Pot sticky spare ribs.

Time Capsule
One year ago (May 14 – May 20)

The Value of Eating What Your Ancestors Ate—Makes perfect sense.
Keto on the Trail: What to Pack for Primal and Keto Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking —What to eat.

Comment of the Week
“To expound on my initial comment, I agree with Mark that I am not optimistic about President Biden involving himself in Americans’ diet and nutrition choices. From what I’ve seen, even his most well-meaning efforts to address legitimate issues tend to only exacerbate them.

In my opinion, this should not be within the purview of the federal government, let alone the executive branch; it should be the concern only of the individual household. The federal/state governments can influence their respective corrections and military meal plans… however, Joe Biden (along with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Joe Rogan, Alexandria Occasio-Cortez, Bill Gates, Robb Wolfe, Mark Sisson, Julia Child, etc.) will never effectively tell me what I can or cannot prepare in my own kitchen.”

-I think we can all agree there, hate_me. Except for Julia Child—I’d listen to her.

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Unexpected Risks From a Scarcity Hardly Anyone Thinks About

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This article was previously published May 20, 2019, and has been updated with new information.

Two years ago, in December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 20 of each year as World Bee Day.1 The resolution was the result of an i…

Government Scientists Secretly Paid Off While Hiding Data

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We’ve long suspected that U.S. government agencies have deep conflicts of interest, and in recent days, we’re finding these conflicts run deeper than most people imagined.

Government officials and employees are personally profiting on the taxpayers…

Meet the Human Battery, a New Source of “Green” Energy

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This story is about something really creepy and disgusting. It is about routinely using people as batteries to power devices.

What comes to my mind is the prospect of an ironic ending to the famous depiction of evolution, the one where the neanderth…

Ask a Health Coach: Seed Oils, Kiddos, and Eating Out

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Hey folks, Board-Certified Health Coach Chloe Maleski is here to answer your questions about seed oils. Whether you’re wondering whether they’re really that bad, trying to avoid them when eating out, or scouting healthier treats for kids, you’ll learn some helpful tips and strategies. Got a question you’d like to ask our health coaches? Leave it below in the comments or over in the Mark’s Daily Apple Facebook group.    Marta asked: “Are seed oils really that bad? Are they okay in moderation? They’re in all the foods my kid likes to eat! Crackers, granola bars, muffins… Not to mention when eating out!” Sigh… I know. Highly refined seed oils are cheap and everywhere. Yes, we find them in the usual suspects: fast food, highly processed food, and most conventional food that comes packaged and ready to eat. They also hide out where less expected, including in foods marketed as “healthy” and at restaurants and hot bars that might otherwise pass as Primal. Unfortunately, the answer to your first question is Yes. Highly refined seed and vegetable oils are That. Bad. Even in moderation, they can be detrimental to health. While some folks are more sensitive to highly refined seed oils than others, they can cause inflammation in pretty much everyone. Chronic, systemic inflammation is a scourge of modern times. It’s implicated in countless minor ailments as well as more serious ones such as heart disease and cancer. It also weakens our general immune system response, since the body is too preoccupied with active, ongoing inflammation to deal properly with exposure to bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to (or can) avoid inflammatory oils entirely—particularly when eating out. Depending on priorities and life circumstances, this may be a great place to lean into the 80/20 principle: “In the context of full and earnest commitment, an overall 80 percent conformity with the 10 Primal Blueprint rules will yield a solidly healthy result.” That’s not a green light for choosing foods containing seed oils 20 percent of the time. Highly processed, inflammatory oils are never healthy, even in moderation. But if you aim to avoid them completely and a little slips by on occasion, overall outcomes will still land on the side of healthy. In other words: do your best, but don’t stress about perfection. Which oils are bad for you anyway? The fact that you’re asking these questions means you’re already on track! Once you know what to look for and find trusty staples, avoiding highly refined, inflammatory oils gets way easier. As a starting place, let’s consider your kid’s favorites. Since crackers, granola bars, and muffins are usually snacks and treats rather than a primary food source, it’s best not to go overboard in any case (whether or not they contain unhealthy oils). That said, sometimes a kid (or adult!) just wants a muffin. In those instances, you’re wise to check the ingredients when purchasing snacks and treats of any sort. Canola oil is an especially … Continue reading “Ask a Health Coach: Seed Oils, Kiddos, and Eating Out”

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What is in a dental lab?

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What is in a dental lab? Put simply a dental laboratory is a location that manufactures and customizes a selection of products designed to improve oral health, hygiene and dental care. Products produced include crowns, bridges, dentures, dental implants and more which are all of course, subject to FDA regulation, they’re then supplied to qualified […]

Don’t Underestimate Your Need for This Critical Nutrient

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This article was previously published February 11, 2019, and has been updated with new information.

A 2019 article1 in Outside magazine highlighted the importance of sensible sun exposure, stating “Current guidelines for sun exposure are unhealthy…

New Food System Will Stop at Nothing to Control You

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The globalist takeover agenda is nothing if not comprehensive. They’re coming at us from every possible angle, and whether we’re talking about biosecurity, finance, housing,1 health care, energy, transportation or food, all the changes we’re now seeing…

The Cognitive Costs of Virtual Communication

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The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated an already shifting trend toward digital communication technology. With millions of employees mandated to work from home, use of the video conference company Zoom increased 30-fold in April 2020, with more than 300 mil…

More Questions on Creatine

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Creatine is an extremely popular supplement with thousands of studies attesting to its effectiveness in humans. It works well in athletes, older people, women, men, teens, vegans and vegetarians, and probably even children. It’s well-tested, safe in normal amounts, and there are very few downsides. But because so many people use it, creatine also generates a lot of questions. Every time I do a post on creatine, I get more queries in my inbox. Does it cause hair loss? How much should you take every day? Is there a good time to take it? Will creatine make you gain weight? And is creatine bad for the kidneys? What about side effects—anything we should worry about? Let’s dig right in and answer those questions. Does creatine cause hair loss? This is a persistent concern, but there’s not much solid research lending credence to it. The majority of the “evidence” lies in an older study where college rugby players took creatine for a few weeks and saw their dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, rise over baseline. (The placebo control group saw no rise in DHT). DHT is a more active or potent form of testosterone that has powerful anabolic effects. It can also bind to hair follicles and cause them to shrink, reducing your ability to support a dense, healthy head of hair. However, the creatine group had lower DHT levels at baseline, so it may be that the creatine was simply correcting lower starting levels. Other studies on creatine and testosterone have failed to find any consistent links between creatine and higher testosterone, free testosterone (from which DHT is produced), or DHT itself. Finally, there are no studies showing that taking creatine causes hair loss. It’s not impossible or even improbable. It simply hasn’t been definitively shown. Anecdotally, some people notice hair loss after starting creatine, but those are the toughest connections to draw without a control group and good methodology. Would they have lost the hair anyway? Were there other factors at play? How much creatine per day? There are two basic strategies people commonly employ. If you want to speed creatine uptake in the muscles, you can do a “loading phase” of 20 grams a day (split up into 4 doses) for a week before dropping down to 3 to 5 grams a day. If you don’t, you can just take 3 to 5 grams a day from the get-go. Both strategies work just fine. If you have a lot of muscle mass—and thus higher creatine storage capacities—or if you burn through a lot of creatine with intense activity, you might benefit from larger daily doses in the 8 to 10 grams range. Once you’ve been taking creatine consistently enough at high enough doses to saturate your muscle stores (20 grams a day for 5 to 7 days, or 3 to 5 grams a day for 28 days, to give two common examples), you can probably get away with “cycling” your creatine. Taking days off, doing lower doses here and there. … Continue reading “More Questions on Creatine”

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These Meds May Ease Pain but Increase Mortality Risk 60%

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This article was previously published July 4, 2019, and has been updated with new information.

Suicide rates are at an all-time high since World War II, and there are several different reasons for this. One of the factors that is often ignored i…

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