Research of the Week
High blood pressure makes the coronavirus more dangerous.
How maternal obesity affects the offspring.
In women with PCOS, those going low-carb have better insulin sensitivity.
Homo erectus was probably really good at persistence hunting without water.
Dietary salt mitigates the damaging metabolic effects of a high-rice diet in rodents.
Low-calorie keto is safe for obese patients with mild kidney failure who want to lose weight.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 385: The Primal Endurance Revolution: Host Brad Kearns and I chat about how Primal Endurance principles have changed the endurance game—and how they can revolutionize your health and performance.
Episode 386: Catharine Arnston: Host Elle Russ chats with Catharine Arnston, CEO and founder of ENERGYbits—a company making nutrient-dense algae tablets.
Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 51: Laura and Erin chat with Brad Kearns about the long-term and sustainable benefits of the keto diet.
Plant-based activist group sues California for failing to list processed meat as a carcinogen.
Interesting Blog Posts
What’s it like to have a “mild” case of the novel coronavirus?
Natalie Grasso’s Primal Health Coach success story: “it helped me get out of my own way.”
The fatality rate may be overestimated.
When analyzing the “healthiness” of a food, consumers are more likely to worry about sugar than other components like saturated fat or salt. Next up: seed oils!
This is funny.
Things I’m Up to and Interested in
Improvement in efficiency I found amazing: Using different grazing methods to go from each cow needing 250 acres to each cow needing just 20 in the desert of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Argument I found counterintuitive at first: How the coronavirus may have saved Chinese lives.
Article I found interesting: Why are children (seemingly) spared?
Twitter thread I found helpful: Reassuring facts about the coronavirus.
Old research I haven’t seen addressed much: Animal studies show that taking antipyretics (fever-reducers) during influenza increases mortality. Are fevers adaptive?
Question I’m Asking
You probably noticed a lot of coronavirus content today. Sorry about that. There wasn’t a whole lot else to share. Pretty much everyone and everything was focused on that singular topic.
Next week I’ll be doing a Dear Mark. Do you have any questions related to the coronavirus? I’m quite limited in what I can answer with any amount of expertise, but I can certainly offer my perspective.
One year ago (Mar 8–Mar 14)
- Ultimate Guide to Non-Dairy Milks – All about “milk.”
- What’s the “Pegan Diet” (and How Does it Compare to Primal?)– Well, what is it?
Comment of the Week
“The coronavirus article seems an impressive case of willful ignorance for a man with PhD after his name. Experts have been at pains to emphasize the imperative to slow the spread because it will rapidly and completely overwhelm our medical system. Basically, very ill people will go essentially untreated, the virus will rage throughout our hospitals, which are full of especially vulnerable people, and countless senior living facilities of all kinds will become scenes of shocking carnage, at least by standards moderns are accustom to. I think a reasonable people can conclude this is a scenario worth trying to head off.”
– Good point, DBW.
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