Research of the Week
Martial arts training reduces aggression in kids and teens.
Men and women respond differently—on average—to competitive challenges.
Eating more than the RDA in protein is good for bone health.
Eating at regular times of the day improves circadian skin resistance to UV damage.
Diabetes is bad for heart health, even if you manage your blood sugar.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 182: Ben Greenfield: Host Elle Russ chats with Ben Greenfield, a walking lab experiment who also does triathlons, writes books, coaches, and gives talks. He’s a real trove of information and insight.
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.
- CrossFit Training: How to Support Overall Wellness and Longevity with Primal
- Is There a Problem with Weight Loss Culture?
- Adaptogens: Maca Root, Sea Buckthorn Oil, and Schisandra
Interesting Blog Posts
Sex isn’t just about reproduction—or pleasure. It also clears out deleterious mutations.
The science behind the latest vegan screed on Netflix is lacking.
Cooks who care about (and often serve) food “waste.”
Animals really like to roam.
We’ve got “emotional intelligence” all wrong.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Podcast I just appeared on: The Aubrey Marcus Podcast, where I talked about curing hangovers, doing keto the right way, and shying away from biohacking.
Study I found interesting (but not surprising): How exercise can help you learn a new language.
Article I’m pondering: “We are nowhere close to the limits of physical performance.”
Quote that struck me: “The Chinese word for eugenics, yousheng, is used explicitly as a positive…”
I found this incredibly powerful: Running giraffes.
One year ago (Aug 20– Aug 26)
- How Caring Less Can Help You Accomplish More – Sounds counterintuitive, but it’s true.
- Should You Wear a Fitness Tracker? – It depends.
Comment of the Week
“That bit about polyester underwear damaging dspermatogenesis in dogs was an eye-opener!”
– Yep, Timothy. Back when Buddha (my old lab) was still around, his thongs were exclusively made of merino wool.