Research of the Week
Gene drives—genetic engineering that the recipients pass along to all their offspring—now work in mammals.
Researchers fix Alzheimer’s in mice by targeting epigenetics.
Skipping dinner three times a work helps overweight women drop body fat.
During the age of great migration, Scandinavians with an individualist streak were more likely to move to the U.S. than Scandinavians with a collectivist streak.
Turns out that every single gene is probably important for every single cell.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 306: Logan Schwartz: Host Elle Russ chats with movement coach Logan Schwartz about strength, performance, movement, and mobility.
Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.
Interesting Blog Posts
Asking patients to draw their illness.
Ten wellness leaders (including yours truly) gave their opinion on the best snack to curb cravings.
Paleo Magazine’s annual “Best of” contest is on, and it’s time to vote for your favorite [enter paleo-themed thing here]. There are some good selections in the Best Paleo Cookbook, New Product, Food Company, Lifestyle Company, Nut-Based Bar, and Paleo-Related Story sections.
Big data changed the way basketball is played in the NBA, and Carmelo Anthony is its most notable victim.
Seed sovereignty for small farmers and local varieties passes in the U.N.
Did a planet crashing into Earth seed us with the ingredients for life?
Horrible bullying from this elephant. Toxic.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
I’d play this: Boardgame about the conflict between Viking settlers, Inuit settlers, and native Greenland Tunit peoples.
Article I found interesting: After getting a taste of freedom abroad, kids who move back to the U.S struggle with overparenting.
Something I always considered but never followed up with: Homeschooled kids tend to be better-educated and more tolerant, and homeschooling is on the rise.
Deal I’m happy to share: Trying to prep for the Big Game? Want something everyone will love, Primal or not? Just really, really love wings? Sign up for a membership at Butcher Box and get three pounds of organic chicken wings added free to every order for life. Get your orders in by 1/28 to ensure your wings arrive in time for the game.
I’m reminded of an oft-forgotten Primal Law: Avoid Stupid Mistakes.
Question I’m Asking
What do you think of homeschooling? Tried it, experienced it, for it, against it?
- Not sure why meatloaf has a bad rep. Stuff is awesome.
- I could do a potato diet if they looked like this.
One year ago (Jan 20 – Jan 26)
- The Role of Supplementation in Keto: What’s Uniquely Useful – What you might be missing.
- Grok Didn’t Take Supplements, So Why Should I? – Why supplements make sense on a Primal eating plan.
Comment of the Week
I assume your referencing the article regarding a supposed link between skipping breakfast and increased risk of diabetes due to how absurd it is?
Just checking, because otherwise my whole fasted morning routine from the last few years now seems that it could be my undoing.
– I’d love to respond in full, Josh, but sadly I skipped breakfast and now I’m in an ambulance headed to emergency.