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What Are Fermented Foods?

Humans are designed to live harmoniously with bugs. I don’t mean mosquitoes and houseflies and bees—although those, too. I mean the microbes that live on and inside us, the ones that help us digest our food, maintain a proper pH, and produce important immune system components, hormones, and neurotransmitters.  Once, we humans would have encountered...

Sat Dec 9, 2023 02:50
New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 248

Research of the Week Forest exposure improves quality of life in cancer patients. Powerlifting improves strength gains throughout almost all life stages, with strength losses of 0.35% per year occurring only after age 69. Outdoor training improves function and quality of life in older adults. High intensity interval training reduces sleep apnea...

Fri Dec 8, 2023 23:50
DRAFT 2023 holiday gift guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to find the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones that will bring genuine smiles to their faces. No pressure, of course.  In all seriousness, many of us are torn between wanting to get great gifts for the people in our lives (gift giving is one of the love languages, after all) and not wanting to buy stuff...

Wed Dec 6, 2023 02:37
New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 247

Research of the Week The biggest explosion in intelligence occurred after the Gorilla line split from the Hominid line. Less testosterone, more arthritis. Obesity and sarcopenia are a lethal combo for fall risk in older adults. Physical activity reduces depressive symptoms in long-term caregivers of ill family members. Older heart disease patients...

Sat Dec 2, 2023 00:58
New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 246

Research of the Week Early time-restricted low-carb eating works in type 2 diabetes. Lithium disrupts locomotor activity in honeybees. Menopausal women who strength train and take vitamin D have better outcomes for sarcopenia. Light pollution prevents turtle hatchlings from finding the ocean. Saying “hello” and “thank you” throughout the day...

Sat Nov 18, 2023 01:23
What Is a Primal Diet?

The Primal Blueprint, and the book of the same name, offers a framework for achieving your personal best health, vitality, and longevity. It is organized into 10 Primal Laws derived from anthropology, sociology, biology, psychology, and common sense. These laws describe the diet, movement, and lifestyle practices that lead to optimal gene expression—the...

Fri Nov 17, 2023 21:43

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