Research of the Week
Potential mechanisms behind the links between full-fat dairy and health.
Religious belief predicts compassionate love.
A close relative of ketamine treats the most resistant type of depression.
High-dose vitamin D reduces PMS in teen girls. Indirect benefits for teen boys.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 211: Joel Jamieson: Host Brad Kearns chats with Joel Jamieson about what most people get wrong about training, recovery, rest, and energy.
Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.
Interesting Blog Posts
Doctors, coaches, and athletes are finally realizing that female athletes who get enough rest, recovery, and calories to avoid the female athlete triad perform better.
The UK now has a Ministry of Loneliness. This isn’t normal.
A nice overview of how fiber benefits health.
Putin shows the health benefits of certain traditions.
Overlooked thanks to its propensity to degrade over time, the stick played a huge role in human evolution.
The boy who stayed awake for 11 days.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Podcast I’m liking: The Insight, a podcast all about human population genetics, ancient history, ancienter prehistory, and migration.
Video I’m digging: Central African pygmies building a bridge across croc-infested waters.
Area of research I’m eyeing: The interplay between the gut biome and physical performance.
Article I found fascinating: Is general anesthesia general amnesia? How we might consciously experience—but soon forget—surgery.
Great AMA: A pair of CRISPR experts.
- Why do Brussels sprouts have such a bad reputation? Because most people don’t roast them with bacon.
- Eye of round is an inexpensive cut, but it’s fantastic.
One year ago (Jan 21– Jan 27)
- Dear Mark: More of Your Challenge Questions Answered – A nice Q&A.
- Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos – Watch, get hungry, get cooking.
Comment of the Week
“Making stainless steel pans non-stick: Heat up on the stove, like, really, really hot. Put in some oil (I prefer coconut), about a tablespoon and swirl it around till it smokes. Dump out the oil. Turn off heat, and sprinkle kosher salt in the pan, a nice layer on the bottom. Using a handful of paper towels, rub the salt around, including the sides, like you are scouring the pan. Be careful not to burn yourself. After a minute or two, dump out the salt and wipe pan clean, It is no seasoned! You’ll note that the surface seems much smoother and slicker than before.
The key is to then use some fat in an already-heated pan. Like The Frugal Gourmet on PBS used to say, “Cold Oil, Hot Pan, Food Won’t stick.” For scrambled eggs (Mark!) or an omelet, I take a stick of butter and manually rub it all around the pan after it’s heated, to coat it well. Let it heat another moment, you want it hot enough that a water drop will ‘roll’ around. Then put in the eggs. Voila. Scrambled are a piece of cake and if you make an omelet, or fired eggs, they won’t won’t stick.
I clean the pan just with a paper towel, not soapy water (treat it like you would a seasoned cast iron pan) and it will stay non-stick for a good while. I repeat the seasoning process every couple months, depending on use.”
– Great comment, Pcskier.