Research of the Week
Two years of 15% calorie restriction slowed metabolism and reduced oxidative stress in older adults.
Food allergy linked to nature and nurture.
Creating art—even if you aren’t great at it—lowers stress.
Chronic nicotinamide riboside supplementation increases NAD+ (an important anti-aging marker) while being well-tolerated.
Mindfulness meditation lowers blood pressure via gene expression (if you do it).
A five-day break from Facebook reduces stress but also life satisfaction. I think they’re just doing the whole “life satisfaction” thing wrong.
How some early life factors associate with resting heart rate later in life.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 233: Arriane Alexander: Host Elle Russ chats with Arriane Alexander about the potential benefits of putting yourself out there in video form on social media.
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.
Interesting Blog Posts
One guy’s experience with extreme endurance training on ultra-low-carb.
When a 100 year-old running champion offers training advice, you listen.
How some companies are making their office environments more paleo friendly.
Medication-resistant gonorrhea has arrived.
How brain scarring (from concussive blasts) may be causing PTSD in vets.
Let’s just hope these orangutans don’t discover opium poppies.
Human dietary evolution in central Germany.
Don’t develop subclinical magnesium deficiency, folks.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Podcast I found interesting: “This is Your Brain on Sex” via the On Being Podcast.
I knew I loved blueberries for a reason: Polyphenols target sirtuin 6, an important anti-aging pathway, with the anthocyanidins found in blueberries and purple potatoes being the most potent.
An older article I enjoyed: “From Diabetes to Athlete’s Foot, Our Bodies are Maladapted to Modern Life”
Story I found interesting: How the Indians came to be.
I’m not surprised: There may be a link between antibiotic and acid-suppressive usage during infancy and later allergies.
One year ago (Apr 1– Apr 7)
Comment of the Week
“If I tell people that I toss my kids holiday candy, it’s seen as some kind of affront to the American tradition. I get the “All things in moderation” lecture. Then I feel guilty for not participating and then run out to find more natural substitutes for all the junk that gets thrown at them, which leads to paleo pancakes, muffins, dark chocolate Easter bunnies and other slippery slope foods that are filled with starches and a month worth of nuts.”
– Jennifer L., I remember those days well. Both the kids, I’m happy to say, turned out just fine, despite going without all those chocolate folkloric icons.