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MARCH 2024

Human Mentality: Psychedelics in Perspective.  Recipe: Spinach Bake with pine nuts and currants. News Short: Brain Microbiome and Alzheimer’s. Evolutionary Behavior: Childcare in a state of nature. Frontiers of Human Behavior: EHBEA Conference update; (Networking, Catering, Resources). News Shorts: Forest Bathing good for teens; Resistant Starch, Weight Loss & Change in gut bugs; Did Dementia exist in ancient Greece and Rome?



Book Review V: The Evolved Nest – Dr Darcia Narvaez. Human Behavior: Enforcing Social Norms – Bystander support crucial. Our Food Supply: Egg production types. Misleading Headline Watch: “Parasitic worms ward off obesity & Diabetes. Hints: Exercise alone for best results. News Shorts: Happiness doesn’t cost much; Ancient Peru forager plant diet; Males born to obese moms have health issues as adults; Omega-3 oils slow deadly pulmonary fibrosis; Obesity deadlier than thought; Prostate cancer – Exercise helps.



Book Review (IV): The Evolved Nest. Cultural Co-evolution: Honeyguide Birds’ calls are Culture Dependent. Briefing: Ketogenic Diets Revisited. Hints: Reduce Portion Sizes! News Shorts: Emulsifier/CVD link; Keto Diet helps Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD); Diabetes at 30, early Death; Palm Oil Interferes with Memory; Chronic Constipation – Cognitive Decline; Daily Step Count and Dementia; Blueberries for Heart Health; Omega-3 fatty acids for Lung Health; Med Diet reduces Cognitive Decline in older People; Fruit & Vegetable Bacteria improve Gut Bugs.



Book Review (part III): The Evolved Nest by Dr Darcia Narvaez. News Short: Centenarian Personality. Recipe: Chocolate Chip Panettone. News Shorts: Palm Oil Replacement; Physical Activity at 10 improves brain from age 10 to 14; Brain is ‘rewired’ during pregnancy; Good Lifestyle cuts Depression; Mediterranean ‘Way of Life’; Depression and Ultra-processed Foods. Spreading the Word: Radio Interview with Martie Whittekin.



Evolutionary Support Web: The Evolved Nest Review (II). Jungle Lore: 95% of species ran more from humans than lions. Physical Activity: Exercise Debate. Worthy Idiots: The more sunscreen the more melanoma. News Shorts: Climbing Stairs cuts CVD; Pancreatic Cancer linked to high Insulin levels; Meat Substitute ‘Mycoprotein healthier than Red Meat; Cheese – not all bad? Climate Fluctuation: Expansion of Farming in the Northern Wilderness; Improvement in Bordeaux Wines. Messages: Richard Housewright. Spreading the Word: Radio interviews with Martie Whittekin. Laughter is the best Medicine: Leo Tolstoy.



Jungle Lore: ‘The Evolved Nest’ Review (I). Physical Activity: Hill Hiking Report. Viewpoint: Organizing Society for an Industrialized World (XI). Q&A: Paleo Perfection – or ‘Good Enough’? News Shorts: Milk – labelling wars; Men don’t see Domestic Tasks like Women do. Ancestral Anthropology: The Last Hunter-gatherers. News Shorts: New Breast-milk Component discovered for Cognition; Vigorous Housework cuts CVD; Shrimp shells boost Immune System; Large Breasts inhibit Physical Activity. Spreading the Word: Radio Interview with Marty Whittekin.


Did you know? Sea levels were higher 6,000 years ago. Coming Soon: The Evolved Nest review. Our Genetic Heritage: Mother’s Diet can Protect Grandchildren’s Brain Health; Genes mostly decide Educational Attainment. News Shorts: Sugary Soft Drinks increase liver disease; Sedentary kids risk heart damage in in young adulthood; Gluten inflames the brain; Mom’s diet in Pregnancy boosts baby’s neurodevelopment; Antioxidants Feed Tumors. Spreading the Word: Radio Interview with Martie Whittekin; Staying Healthy and Active by living the way Nature intended. Viewpoint: Organizing society for an industrialized world (X).



Human Behavior: Ambiguities of Gender a modern Phenomenon? Question: Bone Broth Revisited. Human Behavior: Gendered Play in Forager Kids. Q&A: Controlling Cholesterol Levels; Over-hydration/Thirst Reflex. News Shorts: Napping slows brain shrinkage; More on Xylitol. Message: Centenarian Eileen. Viewpoint: Organizing Society for an Industrialized World (X).


JULY 2023

Evolutionary Society: Managing population stress. Myth Busting: Over-hydration – yet another death. Instrumenting Paleo: Monitoring Glucose Continuously. Q&A: Organics – Eggs, Rapeseed oil. News Shorts: Dementia – lack of green leafy vegetables; Junk food diet disrupts sleep; massive cost of obesity; Grandmothers spoil daughter’s children more than son’s. Evolutionary Psyche: Garden view beats Brick wall view for surgery recovery. Research: One day in #BondPaleo, part IX. Message: Male Bonding. Viewpoint: Organizing Society for an Industrialized world (part IX). Spreading the Word: Private Lectures.


JUNE 2023

Research: One Day in #BondPaleo – VIII. Briefing: Quenching Chronic Inflammation. Evolutionary Beverages: Is Alcohol Paleo? Q&A: Are we overly medicated? Ranking of Fruits; Salt in hot weather. News Shorts: Inflammation, not Cholesterol Important in Heart Attacks. Message: James Vakos. Viewpoint: Organizing Society for an Industrialised world (VIII). Spreading the Word.


MAY 2023

Research: One day in #BondPaleo VII. Evolutionary Behavior: What Drives Females’ Dildo Preferences? Hints: Longer Mealtimes for Kids’ Fruit & Vegetable Intake. News Short: Epilepsy/Gut Bugs/ Keto Diet link. Q&A: WHO advises against Non-sugar Sweeteners. News Shorts: Hadza Diverse Gut-bugs; Mental Health – Exercise better than Medicine; Great Apes – Mind-altering activity. Spreading the Word: Malocclusion & Poor Impulse Control. Message: Richard Housewright. Viewpoint: Organizing Society for an Industrialised World VII.

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