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.
High intensity interval training reduces sleep apnea severity.
Blood flow restriction training with a wide cuff improves lower body explosive power.
New Primal Kitchen Podcasts
Primal Kitchen Podcast: Get to Know Your Inner Parts with Richard Schwartz, PhD
Primal Health Coach Radio: Aleks Salkin
Hunter-gatherers built complex forts 8000 years ago.
Whole embryo genome sequencing coming soon.
Interesting Blog Posts
Sarcopenic? More intensity in the weight room helps.
Beets for cognitive function (memory capacity, frontal skills).
Korean basketball players are starting to bank their free throws.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Interesting: Cat ownership and schizophrenia.
Small study but powerful effect: Lion’s mane mushroom supplement improves cognitive performance and reduces stress in young adults.
Cool paper: Arguing that kids need to be strength training.
Amazing: Whales have vowels and diphthongs.
Question I’m Asking
What do you have planned for the holidays?
One year ago (Nov 2 – Dec 8)
Comment of the Week
“My schizophrenic partner feels like “a freak in the streets” everytime he exits our apartment, a triumphant and difficult event I now refer to as a “prison break.” We won’t be going on a hut-to-hut adventure in the Rockies anytime soon. But yesterday we went out for coffee together and he actually enjoyed being out in public with his milky americano. Afterwards, he suggested a short walk. Hallelujah! Our physical challenge of the week will likely look tame by Primal standards but we’re going, we’re going for sure.”
-Keep up the good work.