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Q of Month: Paleo-climate & Warming. Ancestral Child Development: The “Nested” Human. Ancestral Environment: Sound of Nature relaxes us. Recipe: Greek Almond-Garlic Dip (Skordalia). Q&A: Glyphosphate (Roundup) Mischiefs; Yogurt GI & Insulin Index (II). Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – part XVII. Hints & Tips: Red Onions Quench Cancer Cells; Mushrooms for Antioxidants. From Forager to Astronaut: Keeping Mars Pioneers Alive – part V. Briefing: Epigenetic Effects – part V – Pollutants. Spreading the Word: Radio Humarian Podcasts; Book Signing; Talk Oxford University.




Paleo-ageing: Healthy Elderly - Young Gut-bugs. Paleo-research: Paleo Diet Studies. Paleo-climate: Out of Africa – Climate Change? Optimal Body Functioning: IQ and Good Health are Genetically Linked. Recipe: Irish Whiskey Cake. Ancestral Biology: Load-bearing for Cartilage. Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – part XVI. Ancestral Behavior: Risk-taking Forager Males. Paleo Climate: Vulnerable Civilizations: -Volcanoes Triggered Revolts, Famines, etc. From Forager to Astronaut: Keeping Mars Pioneers Alive (IV); Greenery for Astronauts; Forests Healthify Amygdala. Briefing: Epigenetic Effects (IV).



Paleo Food Supply: Save the Planet – Eat Kangaroo! Health Policy: Cookery Lessons for UK Fatties.  Ancestral Lifestyle Research: Paleo Diet Reduces Inflammation; Space Travel: Immune Dysfunction. Q&A: Calories in Dietary Fibers. Barmy Headlines: “How soya and almond milk may put health at risk!” When it Started to go Wrong: Jaw-dropping Birth of Farming. Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – part XV. Seasonality of Gut Bugs – part II. From Forager to Astronaut: Keeping Mars Pioneers Alive (III). Briefing: Epigenetic Effects – Part III. Spreading the Word: Humarian Radio Interview; USA 2018 Book Signing.



Food Security: Sustainable Ocean Food for All. Ancestral Gut Health: Seasonality of Gut Bugs. Our Sunlit Heritage: Chrono-nutrition and Sun-Skin Repair. Questions: Prickly Pear. Barmy Headlines: Cities Older than we Thought! Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – part XIV. From Forager to Astronaut: Keeping Mars Pioneers Alive – part II. Epigenetic Effects – part II. Supplements, Sunshine Deficiency, High Fat Diet. From the Journals: Plant Hormones – the New Micronutrients. We Practise what we Preach: Geoff Lung Function Test. Spreading the Word: Radio Interview: Humarian; Judging UK Paleo Awards - Report



Human Nature: Sleeping Patterns – Age Changes. From Forager to Astronaut: Keeping Mars Pioneers Alive (I). From Nature to Human Zoo: Zoo Monkeys get Human Gut Bugs. Human Behavior: Grandparent Sentinels; Night Owls – ‘Fast-Life’ Histories; Polygyny Triggered Viking Raids? Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – part XIII. Viewpoint: Peer-review Science Tainted. From the Journals: Most People lack Vitamin D – Sunscreen to Blame; “Five-a-Day” Good, “Ten-a-Day” Better. Briefing: Epigenetic Effects – part I. Spreading the Word: Radio Interview – Dr Shawn Benzinger; UK Paleo Awards 2017 - Judging Paleo Products.


JULY 2017

Q of Month: Need to put on Weight. Human Behavior: Co-sleeping with Children. Evolutionary Lifestyle: Golf Fights Cancer. Q&A: Green Plantain OK? Hints: Waist Height Ratio beats BMI. Human Behavior: Muscled Men more Militant. Intermittent Fasting Revisited. Humbug Watch: NASA calls ‘BS’ on Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest GOOP product. Letters: re: ‘Are Liberals Physically Weak?’ Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – part XII. From the Journals: Magnesium nixes Depression. Spreading the Word: Judge for UK Paleo Competition.


JUNE 2017

Primal Social Connectedness: Ageing Productively in a State of Nature. Reality Check: Life Expectancy Increase Slows. Human Condition: Over-structured Lives. Q&A: Tuna Varieties. From the Journals: Omega-3 seals Leaky Blood-Brain Barrier; Fish Oil, Alzheimer’s & Cognition; Child Obesity – Adult Sickness; Evolution of Menopause; Breast Milk Seeds Infant Gut Microbiome; Milk Increases Fractures, Inflammation and Death. Ancestral Psycho-sociology: Are Liberals Physically Weak? Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – part X.. Spreading the Word: Radio Interview with Josh Lane.


MAY 2017

Q of Month: Gwyneth’s Raw Food Diet Fatal? Human Climate History: Comet Strike starts Mini-Ice-age. Curiosities: Is Obesity Genetic? Depends on your Political Affiliation. Spreading the Word: Paleo in a Nutshell is here. Questions: Osteoporosis and Vitamin K. From the Journals: Walking Triggers Brain Waves; Amazon Indians – Healthy Arteries. Human Behavior: Group Tolerance Linked to Perception of Fairness & Harm; Wide-eyed – Sexual Interest; .Does FGC Control Female Sexuality? Generational Epigenetics: Autism – Mum’s Mom Smoking. Constructing Paleo Lifestyle: Forager Mobility Measurement; Climate always Changes – Live with it! Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – part X


APRIL 2017

Q of Month: First Humans in America. Recipe: All Banana Cake. Spreading the Word: Paleo in a Nutshell is here! Quote: Life  Strait-jacket – Break Free! Hints & Tips: Step-count on Prescription? Q&A: Practising Paleo-Veganism; Eating before Exercising. Health Policy: Healthier Diet would Reduce Greenhouse Gases. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – What to Believe? Media Hype, Journal Hype. Generational Epigenetics: Cocaine Users Father Dopey Sons. Unintended Consequences: Probiotics have Perverse Effects. Globalization – New Cause of Death. Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – part IX .


MARCH 2017

Human Behavior: Men’s Cross-cultural Breast Preferences. Buyer Beware: Females – Thin Lips out, Pouts in. Hints: Lifestyle Sabotage by Entourage. From the Journals: Motherhood Sickness Suggests Embryo Quality; Viking Revenge Murder – Lessons; Men’s Good Diet Attracts Women; The Crowded Life is a ‘Slow’ Life. One More Thing to Worry About: Titanium Nanoparticles Attack Small Gut. Healthcare Jungle: BigPharma Rigs Drug Dosing. Human Behavior Follow-up: Volcano Selects Personalities. Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – Part IX. Spreading the Word: Bond Paleo Video Clip; Paleo in a Nutshell here.



Health Policy: Most of the World’s People are ‘Overfat’; Healthy Urban Living Reconnects with Nature. Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut – Part VIII. From the Journals: Interval Training Slows Cell Ageing; Sitting Ages Cell Telomeres. Human Ancestry: Inuit Genetic Adaptation. Human Psyche: Playfulness Releases Stress. Quote: Fast Food Deadlier than the Crazed Zealot. Spreading the Word. Our 104-year-old still Going Strong. Events: Paleo Society Meeting, March 28th 2017



Health Policy: USA Spends Double on Health Care for Less Reward. Human Cognition: New Moms’ Brains Shrink. Opinion:  Eating Paleo – Benefits vs Costs.  From the Journals: A Handful of Nuts Nixes many Diseases. Health Policy: USA Subsidizes Big Food and Poor Health. Q&A: Xmas – Turkey vs Wild Boar; Status of Miso Paste. From the Journals: Splenda in Kids’ Blood. Human Psyche: We Favor Our Own Group. Ancestral Health: Our Living Gut VII: Gut Bugs and Behavior, Mood, Brain. Hints: Food Combining Revisited. The Word – Feedback. Spreading the Word: Events


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