Research of the Week
Keto and protein restriction are not quite the same.
The reduction in heart disease associated with light to moderate drinking may be caused by other lifestyle factors that accompany drinking—not the alcohol itself.
More riboflavin, longer telomeres.
Divorce has a much more detrimental effect on children’s educational attainment than parental death.
GlyNAC improves aging biomarkers in humans (and extends lifespan in rodents).
New Primal Kitchen Podcasts
Don’t open these.
Interesting Blog Posts
The creator of Ethereum supports the fight against seed oils.
How long term soy consumption affects monkeys.
This is how you retire.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Interesting podcast: Zach Bitter talks to Akshay Nanavati, who plans on trekking 2700 km through Antarctica on a keto diet.
I’m not surprised: The link between hyper-processed food and type 2 diabetes.
Interesting offer: Cultured “lion meat.”
Great video: Saxophone!
Interesting theory of aging: Hyperfunction.
Question I’m Asking
What would you do if you retired?
One year ago (Mar 26 – Apr 1)
Comment of the Week
“‘Would we be better off—overall—without modern technology?’
The question overlooks the very nature of technology.
Technology is the application of knowledge to suit practical aims. Whether this is via knapping chert into a cutting edge, domesticating animals, or googling a concept on the internet – understanding our environment, and applying that understanding, is a significant part of what it means to be human. Modern technology is nothing but the guided evolution of premodern technology.
A more relevant question is, “are we applying our technology in the best way?” Are we using modern technology to make our efforts more efficient and our existence more fulfilling? Are we applying our knowledge in a manner that makes our lives and our world better?
In the collective sense, we usually are not.”
-Nice reframe, Hate_me.