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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
What to Do Before, During, and After a Big Meal

I’m not a fan of overeating. In fact, I think consistent overeating is one of the unhealthiest things a person can do because it places you in a state of constant energy excess. Excess means you can’t handle the food you’re taking in. It means your cells are literally full, your organs are overworked, and hormones aren’t functioning the way they’re...

Tue Nov 14, 2023 02:10
New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 245

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...

Sat Nov 11, 2023 01:11

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