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Salt – Its Role In Insulin Sensitivity

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Dietary salt is often viewed as something to avoid, but could eating too little salt actually make metabolic issues worse?

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Benjamin Bikman, PhD is among the world’s foremost scientists on metabolic health and insulin resistance. Dr. Bikman has a PhD in Bioenergetics and a postdoctoral fellowship with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. He currently explores the contrasting roles of insulin and ketones as key drivers of metabolic function. Ben frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals, presents at science meetings, and is internationally recognized as a leading scientist based on his expertise in insulin resistance and metabolic disorders.

Research paper discussed in this presentation: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9589654/​

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Posted by on March 30, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Prehistoric women were successful big-game hunters, challenging beliefs about ancient gender roles

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Original article in Phys.org

very interesting article…JLP

by Vivek Venkataraman,The Conversation

Women were successful big-game hunters, challenging beliefs about ancient gender roles
New evidence suggests that contrary to long-held beliefs, women were also big-game hunters. Credit: Shutterstock

Archeological evidence from Peru has revealedthat some ancient big-game hunters were, in fact, women, challenging what science writer James Gorman wrote was “one of the most widely held tenets about ancient hunters and gatherers—that males hunted and females gathered.”

Man the Hunter” is anarrative of human originsdeveloped by early 20th-century anthropologists armed with their imaginations and a handful of fossils. They viewedhunting—done by men—as the prime driver of human evolution, bestowing upon our early ancestors bipedalism, big brains, tools and a lust for violence. In this narrative, hunting also gave rise to the nuclear family, aswomenwaited at home for men to bring home the meat.

As an anthropologist who studies hunting…

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Posted by on March 25, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

How early humans’ quest for food stoked the flames of evolution

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Original article on theguardian.com

Donna Ferguson

The Banquet of the Monarchs, c1579, by Alonzo Sanchez Coello
The Banquet of the Monarchs, c1579, by Alonzo Sanchez Coello: ‘high food culture’ in the middle ages.Photograph: Album/Alamy

A love of complex smells and flavours gave our ancestors an edge and stopped hangovers

Human evolution and exploration of the world were shaped by a hunger for tasty food – “a quest for deliciousness” – according to two leading academics.

Ancient humans who had the ability to smell and desire more complex aromas, and enjoy food and drink with a sour taste, gained evolutionary advantages over their less-discerning rivals, argue the authors of a new book about the part played by flavour in our development.

Some of the most significant inventions early humans made, such as stone tools and the controlled use of fire, were also partly driven by their pursuit of flavour and a preference for food they considered delicious, according to the new…

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Posted by on March 21, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Extraordinary discovery on slope of Georgia’s Chimney Mountain

Extraordinary discovery on slope of Georgia’s Chimney Mountain

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by Richard L. Thornton, Architect & City Planner

It is unlike any artifact ever found in North America and remains a mystery!

March 18, 2021 – Clarkesville, GA – An Atlanta couple traveled to a remote and mountainous northwest corner of Habersham County, GA to check on their vacation cabin, after a fierce storm rolled through the previous night. The cabin was fine, but they noticed that a strange stone object had been exposed by torrential rains then slid down the steep slope of Chimney Mountain a short distance.

The object was carved from Rhyolite, a dense volcanic stone that is associated with caldera type volcanoes. This stone is quite common in northern Habersham and western Rabun Counties, Georgia. Its identity was confirmed with ultraviolet light, which revealed a dense content of clear silicate crystals, which is typical of rhyolite. The carved stone is approximately 25″ (63.5 cm) tall.

It…

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Posted by on March 19, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Finds in a Spanish cave inspire an artistic take on warm-weather Neandertals

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Original article in science news.org

Paleoartist Gabriela Amorós Seller draws on recent findings to depict ancient Iberian life

Bruce BowerMarch 9, 2021 at 8:00 am

painting of a Neandertal man and child on the Iberian plains
A Neandertal man and child lounge among ancient Iberian plants and animals near Bolomor Cave (about halfway up the hill on the left) in this painting depicting life in eastern Spain around a couple hundred thousand years ago.G. Amorós,Quat. Sci. Reviews, 2021

Here’s a scene guaranteed to melt the popular stereotype of Ice Age Neandertals as spear-wielding mammoth hunters confined to Eurasia’s frigid inner core.

New illustrations show what’s currently known about the environment inhabited periodically by Neandertals in Iberia, or what’s now Spain and Portugal, from at least 350,000 years ago to nearly 100,000 years ago. Paleoartist Gabriela Amorós Seller of the University of Murcia in Spain, used colored pencils to illustrate an idyllic view of a Neandertal man and child…

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Posted by on March 13, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Women in Mycenaean Greece

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Reconstruction of a wall-painting from Thebes. Five women dressed in elaborate, brightly-coloured ruffled skirts, open-fronted tops, and headdresses, walk in a procession, holding offerings such as flowers. Photo: George E. Koronaios, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

The wall-painting shown above, reconstructed from fragments found on the Mycenaean citadel of Thebes and dating from the Late Bronze Age (late second millennium BCE), shows a group of elaborately-dressed women taking part in a ritual procession: each holds an offering – a box, a bunch of flowers – in her hands, presumably to offer to the deity (goddess?) in whose honour this ritual celebration took place. But what do we actually know about the lives of women in Thebes and other parts of Mycenaean Greece – whether the elite who would have taken part in events like the one shown in this painting, or those lower down the social scale? For International Women’s Day

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Posted by on March 8, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

The Secret Of The Skeleton Horn

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This is the recently discovered secret of my family and ancestors. The secret was carved by my 7th great….great-grandfather on a scrimshaw Powder horn and passed down from father to son for 200 years. I am the first son to decode and decipher the secret and prove it (The Skeleton Horn)The scrimshaw powder horn was carved by my great….great-grandfather Chris Jones. The horn was carved with 309 masonic cryptic anagrams & picture puzzles that tell the secret of my family. My great…great- grandfather is George Washington’s only son. Scott F. Wolter of the History Ch. paid for my DNA test to prove it’s true. I am Viking descent Washington-Osborne, 72nd generation to Odin and Thor. Ref. ( The Pedigree And History Of The Washington Family: Derived From Odin, The Founder Of Scandinavia, B.C. 70 (1879) by Albert Welles) Kessinger Publishing’s – Rare Reprints My great….great-grandfather’s real name is Isaac…

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Posted by on March 7, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Well Below Zero With The Wind Chill

Well Below Zero With The Wind Chill

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No one here in New England got much sleep last night I bet with the winds ripping through our towns knocking down not only trees but taking wires for electricity with them. We kept ours though I swear I do not know how. All night this house was slammed by 50 to 60+ MPH winds.

I woke to find one suet cage gone and dishes in my Bluebird feeders missing as well. Seed blown clear out of the feeders that hang up high. The hot tub I run for them was frozen all but the very center, the size of a golf ball they could get fresh water from.

I should have shot a video of our poor trees doing all they could to remain standing. Birds came but were blown sideways and off the limbs of their favorite tree and from the feeders I went out to refill. I…

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Posted by on March 3, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART NINETEEN: TRIUMPH AT BADON

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Unique among the territories of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, Britain succeeded in holding back and even reversing the tide of Germanic conquest for nearly two centuries. This was an age of heroes… It was the Age of Arthur!

This is the Nineteenth-part of our discussion of Britain in the 5th though the mid-6th Century A.D. It is a fascinating period, with the Classical civilization of Greece and Rome giving way to the Germanic “Dark Ages”; the sunset of Celtic-Roman culture in Britain.

(Read Part Eighteen here. Or start from the beginning, with Part One!)

ARTHUR RETURNS SOUTH

Geoffrey of Monmouth states that Arthur was in the north, at Alclud, subduing the “Scots and Picts”. Alclud is obviously Alt Clut, the original name for Dumbarton Rock,  the chief stronghold of Strathclyde. This meshes well with the scenario described here previously, in which…

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Posted by on March 3, 2021 in Uncategorized

 
 
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