The Primal Way Digest – 18 December 2016
Welcome to another edition of The Primal Way Digest, bringing you the latest science, articles, videos, podcasts and anything else related to health, performance and optimizing your life!
Hello Primal Tribe, welcome to another edition of The Primal Way Digest. To open up this week is a fantastic interactive article from Scientific American on the effects of physical inactivity . Whenever someone questions why exercise is important, this is a great resource to send them to! Following that is the most detailed and thorough guide to Vitamin K ever written! Thanks to Chris Masterjohn and his team for putting this amazing piece together . Vitamin K is often overlooked yet a vital component to many aspects of our health. This is a must read. You can also listen to his podcast which covers some of the topics of the article. Kicking off the nerding out section is a bit on stress. Everyone reacts to stress differently, and a large paper from the journal Neurobiology of Stress covers what exactly develops resilience to stress within the brain . Learning to adapt and overcome stress is a fundamental aspect of living in the modern day. In continuing with the topic of stress, I’ve also included a systematic review on the effects of mindfulness meditation which has been shown to not only have great stress reducing effects but also mediate the immune system . In the video section, and totally by coincidence, I’ve also put a video I watched this week on how to overcome rejection, thus promoting resilience to stressful situations . Getting back to some nutrition, check out the recent paper on the ketogenic diet for physical and cognitive performance. Ketosis is being studied extensively now and many of the top performers in the world are following this very closely – worth looking into! Plus plenty more articles for you as usual.
This section is for those that enjoy (and have access to) the nitty gritty sciency stuff
What I’m Reading
Things I’m Trying Out
Myself and many in the ancestral health sphere have been preaching about the nutrient density of liver, but let’s face it – it’s not the most appetizing. So, I’ve been looking at trying desiccated liver capsules to try and compensate for my low intakes of organ meats. Here are 2 high quality brands I’ve found in the US and in Australia.
Quote of the Week
“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong”