Research of the Week
The best playground is the one nature provided, new research  is suggesting. Amen.
Rats whose grandmothers smoked (er, received a nicotine dose) during their pregnancy were at a higher risk of having asthma , even though their parents did not receive any nicotine. Epigenetics – powerful stuff, eh?
Interesting Blog Posts
Frank Forencich makes the case for “wicked smarts ” in a complex world fraught with wicked problems.
The Whole 9 crew talks about a largely unknown, if not uncommon, disorder: stress addiction .
The videos  from Ancestral Health Symposium 2012 are beginning to roll out. Be sure to keep checking for new arrivals in the coming weeks.
Gary Taubes recently did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit . Though it’s too late to ask questions and receive answers from the man, you can see what others asked and how he answered.
For the past few weeks, Coconut Chocolate Primal Fuel  has been out of stock due to high demand. If you were waiting for its return to order, it’s now available. To anyone who ordered in the past few weeks, your shipment is on its way!
I haven’t read it, but if Stefani Ruper‘s past work on women’s issues is any indication, I’d expect PCOS Unlocked: The Manual  to be extremely helpful.
Because regardless of how Primal we may be, we still want to smell nice: Primal Pit Paste .
- Twice-baked roasted butternut squash purée : because roasting and then baking just once simply isn’t sufficient.
- For a nice change of pace from the usual holiday fare, how about trying some paleo pumpkin chili ?
One year ago (November 4 – November 10)
- Gateway Foods: The Slippery Slope of “Just a Bite”  – “This is your brain on brownies. Any questions?” Or, “I learned it from watching you stuff your face with cookies!”
- The Problems with Antibiotics: Antibiotic Resistance  – What’s ironic about the push to treat everything with antibiotics right off the bat is that this can eventually lead to making those antibiotics less useful.
Email of the Week
Decided to get into the fall spirit with a pumpkin carving. I look forward to spreading the word to curious trick or treaters this year – here’s to hoping my investment of 85% dark chocolate is worth it!