Episode #7 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast  is now live. In it I discuss the Primal Blueprint fitness paradigm – what it is, how to integrate it. Check it out and let me know what you think.
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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
Among patients with IBS , eating bread, pasta, and crackers made from ancient kamut wheat resulted in lower inflammatory markers and less bloating, fatigue, and stomach pain than eating the same foods made with modern wheat. Is ancient wheat healthy? Or just better than modern wheat?
Regarding ancient/modern wheat, a new research paper emerges (PDF ): “Gluten and wheat intolerance today: are modern wheat strains involved?”
A new study  shows that jazz musicians trading fours use the same neural syntactical circuitry as people engaged in conversation. I imagine Jack Kerouac would agree with this research.
Interesting Blog Posts
Dr. Mike Eades just posted  a fantastically thorough review of Denise Minger’s Death by Food Pyramid.
Lots of bad things happen  to you when you don’t get enough sleep.
Eat lots of plants, sure, but be very careful about going full-on vegetarian or vegan .
According to new research, Internet trolls really are terrible people .
“The glass was painful, but it didn’t do any real damage. With dog mess, I just wipe my feet on grass and then wash them at a tap.” One woman’s experience  not wearing shoes for the past few years in urban Britain.
A new method of testing  can detect gluten in food at concentrations of just 1 ppm.
Are residual traces of the common herbicide Roundup found throughout the food supply the true cause of gluten intolerance and celiac disease (PDF )?
Sad: almost no one likes going to work  (worldwide). What about you?
Are we meant to be sexual omnivores ?
Gout may be an evolutionary tradeoff  for the ability to efficiently turn fructose into fat.
- Have you ever had Ukrainian borscht? You probably should. Now go make some .
- The annoying planning, set-up, and clean-up that a party requires are worth it if you get to eat these paleo party meatballs .
One year ago (Feb 24 – Mar 2)
- The Snowball Effect: How Small Changes Can Have a Big Impact  – Every big idea, movement, paradigm shift starts with a small step forward.
- Co-Feeding: How to Get Your Family Involved with Healthy Food  – A few tips on making food preparation and acquisition a family event.
Comment of the Week
Green bananas are readily available at most gas stations, and speaking of that… most green bananas ARE gas stations. My sons affectionately refer to them as ‘rocket fuel’ in reference to their highly entertaining ability to induce mach 3 level farts. I’d try them out on a weekend before having your first one Monday morning before work and having to hide in the file room all day.
– Not much more to say about this comment . Just going to leave it here.