New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 212
Research of the Week
Chili pepper consumption linked to more gastric cancer in North America, Africa, and Asia but less gastric cancer in South America and Europe.
It appears as if nitrate-free salami is viable and safe.
How the proposed “healthy diet for the world” falls short.
More yogurt, longer life.
Caffeine works even if you’re habituated to it.
New Primal Kitchen Podcasts
Primal Health Coach Radio: Getting Legal Peace of Mind with Maria Spear Ollis
Primal Kitchen Podcast: Food as Medicine
Vice covers carnivore.
Guess it’s about that time again.
Interesting Blog Posts
How might insulin resistance cause obesity?
Evidence against ice age civilizations.
My take on the erythritol study.
Nitrates for power output.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Totally expected: Elite soccer players who share rooms play worse than those who sleep alone.
Interesting thread: On LDL and inflammation.
Not surprised: Crickets have a lot of protein but do not satiate like beef.
Reminder: Tomatoes are internal sunscreen.
He’s just like me: Prince Louis wants to play in the garden every day.
Question I’m Asking
Do you have more sun resistance since going Primal?
- Vietnamese lemongrass chicken with fish sauce dipping sauce.
One year ago (Mar 4 – Mar 10)
- 6 Surprising Signs of Perimenopause and Menopause—What to watch for.
- Embracing the Heat—How and why to do it.
Comment of the Week
“I wonder if the massive demand for students in the STEM fields has led to a decrease in academic rigor. More students means more research, which leaves colleges with relatively fewer/less-qualified reviewers to oversee and troubleshoot.
Plus, there is little short-term incentive for universities to chase away paying students. Long-term, allowing sub-par students to succeed only hurts the sciences – but academia today is very compartmentalized and ethics is about as far from STEM as any discipline can be.
I’m not suggesting that STEM professionals are any less ethical than anyone else; just that ethics have become a legal checklist rather than true moral principles. There are, no doubt, truly ethical professionals out there who remain uncompromising in their standards; I just worry they’re the academic equivalent of the northern white rhino – old and infertile, just waiting to see which is the last of a once-proud breed.”
-Wouldn’t be the first time.
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