New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 215 | Mark’s Daily Apple


Research of the Week

Blending blackberries and apples has a lower glycemic response than eating whole apples and blackberries, possibly due to the pulverized blackberry seeds.

Persian traders interbred with local East African women beginning in 1000 AD, and modern Swahili people are the result.

The state of food systems worldwide.

Stressed plants scream.

Centenarians possess a uniquely robust immune response that lasts well into old age.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Primal Health Coach Radio: So Much More Than Just Eating Fat with Robin Switzer

Primal Kitchen Podcast: Author Ben Greenfield’s Unconventional Methods for Better Health and a Happy Marriage

Media, Schmedia

Restoring brain’s mitochondria could slow aging and prevent dementia.

Amerindians had the horse much earlier than we thought.

Interesting Blog Posts

An evolutionary explanation for why exercise promotes longevity.

Chris Masterjohn’s most recent self-experiments.

Social Notes


Everything Else

How does metformin work?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Do you agree?: World’s best steak restaurants.

Interesting correlation: Higher ferritin (iron status), more visceral fat.

How could it be?: A drug that reduces LDL and increases HDL increases death rates.

Interesting idea: Dairy increases salt requirements in the context of carnivore?

It’s almost everything: Muscle.

Question I’m Asking

What’s the most important physical attribute to train, in your opinion?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 25 – Mar 31)

Comment of the Week

I increased my protein to at least 100 grams to sometimes up to 150 and I lift heavier weights now. I’m 68 and I’ve definitely increased my muscle mass. Most older women do not eat enough protein. I lifted weights for years with not much progress until I increased protein.

-It can all be so simple. Nice work.


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 three decades researching and 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 Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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