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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.



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



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.



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.



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.



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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