New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 245

By Mark Sisson


Published on November 10, 2023

Research of the Week

Melatonin improves platelet aggregation (clumping) in healthy individuals, less so in type 2 diabetics.

Long term spaceflight induces depression and cognitive impairment in astronauts.

Black seed oil appears to protect against Tylenol intoxication of the liver.

Collagen improves endurance running performance.

High triglycerides and blood glucose, lower cognitive function.

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Media, Schmedia

Cells or food?

Interesting Blog Posts

Human height in prehistoric Europe.

Social Notes

No excuses.

Everything Else

Calcium supplements may increase the risk of cramping in older women; magnesium lotion helps fix the issue.

Despite strong chronic sun exposure, there is no skin cancer among the Wayuu people.

Inflammation beats LDL for predictive power.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Reminder: Seed oil metabolites are linked to almost every disease.

Be careful: May your optimism be realistic.

Interesting: Money does make happiness easier to achieve.

Food wins: Oysters correct anemia.

Every time: After a stroke, magnesium protects against mortality.

Question I’m Asking

What makes you happy?

Recipe Corner

  • Paleo tonkatsu.
  • Keto cassoulet.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 4 – Nov 10)

  • Winter Camping 101—How to do it.
  • Ask a Health Coach: How Do I Feel More Confident?—How?

Comment of the Week

“Leptin, schleptin. My biggest bouts of ‘overfeeding’ have occured around the family dinnertable during all-out holiday meals. The benefits have less to do with weight gain or loss, more to do with community and fun. Blood sugar surges aside, I’ll never regret second slices of my mom’s apple pie.

-I think it’s both!

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About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending more than three decades educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates flavorful and delicious kitchen staples crafted with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils, and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prep mouthwatering meals that fit into your lifestyle.

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