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Episode #5 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast  is now live. In it I discuss the role of supplementation in a healthy Primal lifestyle. Check it out and let me know what you think.
If you’re convenient to Newark, Delaware, don’t miss the Primal Blueprint Seminar  coming to your area on Feb. 27.
Research of the Week
Regular physical activity “obliterates” some of the deleterious metabolic effects  of a high caloric intake.
Turns out sick people do have a certain smell  about them.
Third hand smoke, “that rich, burnt oatmeal smell emanating from grandpa’s sweater,” is also dangerous .
Fragmented sleep weakens immunity  and promotes (or at least allows) tumor growth in mice.
If you’re looking for a mass gain protocol for your liver, low-carb ain’t it .
If you are going to use a protein supplement, better that you pick the most efficient at building or maintaining muscle mass . That’s why I use whey protein isolate in Primal Fuel .
Interesting Blog Posts
A potential toolkit for lowering the risk of cancer , as explained by Peter Attia by way of Tim Ferriss, boils down to reducing the amount of glucose hanging around in your body either by lowering your intake, improving your ability to clear it, or both.
There’s at least one cancer pathology professor  who would agree with Peter and Tim’s toolkit.
Yet another good reason to question the validity of observational diet studies: food frequency questionnaires aren’t very accurate .
Seth Roberts gives a very interesting explanation  of why the same dose of the same drug can be deadly or benign in the same person, depending on a simple change of venue.
Got a problem with wheat? It may not just be the gluten .
Do we need GMO wheat ?
While it’s nice that the media’s reporting on a study showing an association between sugar consumption and mortality , we should be fair and admit that it was merely an observational study that cannot prove causation.
The Dietitians for Professional Integrity – “advocacy group co-founded by 14 dietitians that advocates for the Academy [of Nutrition and Dietetics] to cut its ties to its Big Food partners and sponsors” – recently released their scathing report  on the influence the processed food industry holds over the presentations at the nation’s largest nutrition conference.
A building’s architecture helps determine  the species of bacteria that live there.
Now that’s what I call a good use  for sugar.
My bad .
If we’re serious about preventing cancer, avoiding all that vegetable oil and using animal adipose tissue instead might be a good move , too.
In downtown Miami, archaeologists are unearthing an ancient Tequesta Indian town  that dates back to at least 2000 years ago.
The sex of the child, as well as the mother’s economic status, determines the fat content of her breast milk .
Uzbekistan plans on using genetic testing to find future Olympians  among the nation’s children.
- Want to try out some gently cooked dishes? Try the venison ragout  from The Nourished Caveman. Comes with confessions from a conflicted soul, too, which are always nice.
- Paleo beet hummus  looks fantastic. That color, man.
One year ago (Feb 10 – Feb 16)
- 13 Healthy Ways to Begin the Day  – Since most of us are subject to the laws of temporal existence, knowing thirteen different healthy ways to start our day should help out.
- 5 Things People Assume About Me That Are Wrong  – I didn’t think I was that much of an enigma, but people are still getting a few things about me really, really wrong.
Comment of the Week
Cook it with a flashlight
– That’s definitely gentle .