Research of the Week
The most distinguishing feature of long COVID is low cortisol.
Even rainwater has “forever chemicals.”
Women on vegetarian diets have a higher risk of hip fractures.
New Primal Kitchen Podcasts
Primal Health Coach Radio: Taren Gesell, You Can Always Reinvent Yourself
How cows dying from polluted river water revealed the existence of forever chemicals.
Interesting Blog Posts
Good example of strict curls.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Interesting theory: Is Alzheimer’s triggered by a virus?
Interesting proposal: In vivo gene editing to increase LDL particle clearance.
Interesting question: Is statin therapy warranted for someone with high LDL on a low-carb diet?
Reminder: Food dyes can be toxic.
Question I’m Asking
How has your trust in institutions fared the last few years?
One year ago (Aug 6 – Aug 12)
Comment of the Week
“In my experience, Mark doesn’t advocate pushing yourself to the point where you need painkillers or multiple days off. In fact, he has spoken at length about avoiding “crushing” yourself in the gym as it doesn’t make evolutionary sense to be non-functional for a period after a workout. . I think the point is to challenge yourself in a way that produces a compensatory response in the body. “Failure” doesn’t have to mean struggling to get every last ugly rep, it can be failure of form, grace, etc. It is a relative term. In other words, don’t leave 10 reps in the tank and expect to make strength or fitness gains. This is different than the approach to microworkouts, which is about increasing movement rather than a particular fitness goal. In any case, it sounds like you’ve found a way that works for you. Cheers!”
-Well said, Brad.