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OCTOBER 2018

Fake News Headlines: “Low-carb diet linked to early death”. Book Review part 1: Blueprint by Robert Plomin. Resources: Yuletide Gift Ideas; Rich Christmas Cake. Recipe: Apricot Bliss Balls. Q&A: Is Maca an Aphrodisiac? From the Labs: New Sunshine Effect on Brain; Gluten in Pregnancy linked to Diabetes Type 1 in Offspring; Dietary reduces Brain Inflammation; Probiotics Upset Colon Health. Evolutionary Behavior: Forager Sharing. Viewpoint: Nature rolling back Nurture. Plaudits: Diane Lewis; Margot Woodman. Spreading the Word: YouTube Videos – Population Studies; Mouth Flora not all bad.

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

Letter: Ageing Muscles – Hard to Build, Easy to Lose. Scientific Credibility: Population Studies - Finding the specks of Gold in the Mass of Dross. Insight: Gut-bugs are a Hormone Factory.  Ancestral Diet: Cricket Meal Helps Gut Health. Hints: Salmon Species – Fish-oil Content; Beware Restaurant Muzak; Infant Allergy Triggers. From the Labs: Mushrooms control Glucose; Calorie Restriction Nixes Degenerative Diseases; Egg Choline Builds Baby Brains. Viewpoint: Paleo-conforming Physical Activity. Food Security: Weed-killer in Granola, Crackers. Spreading the Word: YouTube Videos

 

AUGUST 2018

Our Roots in Nature: Green-space Deficit Disorders. Ancestral Physical Activity: Run to Stay Young. Recipe: Damson Plum Tart. Human Social Dynamics: Attractiveness – Women’s/Men’s Engagement Ring Strategies.  Q&A: Paleo Halts Cognitive Decline; Coconut Oil – Poison? News Shorts: Antioxidant Deficit link to Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD); Sunlight, not Vitamin D, Protects Brain Health; Hand Designed for Bone-breaking. Ancestral Hard Wiring: Men/Women Navigate Differently. Hints & Tips: Salmon & Tuna Fish Oil Review.

 

JULY 2018

Health Policy: Young Cooks Fare best Later; Plus-size Normalization Risks. Scientific Integrity:  “Climate Scientists are Giving Science a bad Name”. Ancestral Environment: Hygiene & Mental Disorders. Physician’s Corner: Cretan Bread OK? News Shorts: Adult Male Testosterone Depends on Childhood Environment; Leg Exercise vital for Brain Health. Universal Human Behavior:  Six Types of Disgust. Team Sports have Ancient Roots; Social Bonding and Soccer Violence. Human Social Dynamics: Out-group & Anti-social Behavior; Tyranny of the Minorities – Social Change Tipping Point.

 

JUNE 2018

Ancestral Eating Patterns: Eggs not linked to CVD. Human Behavior: Psychopathic East & West Coast. Question: What is the Fish Oil DPA? Hints: Flavonol-rich Cocoa Products. Briefing: Mediterranean Diet: Fact & Fiction. Q&A: Turmeric and Alzheimers; Autoimmune Pancreatitis. From the Labs: “Extreme” Diet nixes Diabetes II; Low Carb Diet Nixes Diabetes I. Human Behavior: Enforcing Social Norms. Spreading the Word: Lecture Availability.

 

MAY 2018

Ancestral Lifestyle: Forager vs Modern Light Exposure. Afterword: Causes of Death and ‘Old Age’. Quote: Anthony Bourdain: “Pale, doughy masses…” From the Labs: Dark Chocolate Calms Stress and Inflammation. Back to our Roots: Nixing “Nature Deficit Disorder”. Q&A: Gallstones. Briefing: Potato Plant Poisons – Lectins. From the Labs: Raw Fruit & Veg for Brain Health. Viewpoint: Old Timers’ Story-telling. Health Policy: Epidemic of Diagnoses; More Big Pharma, Quicker Death; Youthful Sun Reduces MS.

 

APRIL 2018

Spreading the Word: #BondBriefing 20th Anniversary. Savanna Psyche: Self-employed Better Adjusted. What we don’t know: 99% Microbes Unknown to Science. Celebrating a Life: Farewell: 105-year-old Edith. Savanna Brainpower: Dim Light makes us Dumber. Q&A: Konjac Root (Elephant Yam). From the Labs: Sucralose Inflames Crohn’s; Skin Microbiome Battles Cancer. Ancestral Psyche: Maximum Group Size for Comfort. Achieving Natural Lifespan: Army Discipline Helps. Proof of Pudding: Ideal Omega-3 to Omega-6 Blood Ratio. Spreading the Word: Lectures; Paleo Products Judging. Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut XXI – Holocaust by Antibiotic.

 

MARCH 2018

Ancestral DNA: Pre-Brits – Blue-eyed, Dark Skin. Q of Month: Lectin Cure-all – or Snake-oil? How to be Human: Old-timers Story-telling. Q&A: Mayan Corn-grinders had bad backs; Erythritol Source Nit-picking; Baby Spacing. From the Labs: How Sat-fat Damages Cells; Pea, Bean & Wheat Lectins – a Factor in Parkinson’s? Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – part XX – Fecal Transplants. Quote: Food Better than Supplements. Breaking News: Palm Oil Depression. Ancestral Child Development: The ‘Nested’ Human – part IV. Spread the Word: Lectures (Bastyr); Book Signing (Anaheim); Acknowledgements: Lewis & Brigman.

 

FEBRUARY 2018

Q of Month: Are all Nightshades Deadly? Ancestral Health: Paleo Diet Good for Fat Women. Buyer Beware: GMO Gluten-free Wheat. The Human Journey: First Farming Women – Bones Stronger than Elite Rowers. Fake News: Paleo Calumny. Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – part XIX. From the Labs: Salt a Factor in Dementia. When to put Baby on Solids. Fish Oils best Fight Cancers. Briefing: Epigenetic Effects – part VIII. Letter: Childhood Social Life. Ancestral Child Development: The “Nested” Human – part III. Hints & Tips: Sunbeds Ok after all. Siren Songs: Maca Root Update. Events: Talk at Oxford University.

 

JANUARY 2018

Human Origins: Out of Africa – Again & Again. Letter of the Month: Stanimir Ivanov on Hunter-gatherer Socializing. Successful Ageing: Italian Centenarian Secrets. Q&A: Natural Sleeping Positions. Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – part XVIII – Gut-worm Helpers. Hints: Erectile Dysfunction - CVD Flag; Muscle Building - Whole Egg Best. Briefing: Epigenetic Effects – part VI – Absence of Feeling Hungry. Health Policy: The Costs of Sickness. Ancestral Child Development: The “Nested” Human – part II. Celebration of a Life: Dr Svetlana Rubakovic. Events: Book Signing – Expo West, CA; Public Talk: Oxford University.  

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