I am about halfway through the writing of Primal Endurance, a breakthrough book that will change the way we look at endurance training and competition. The main emphasis is on low-carb and/or ketogenic diets and training strategies. I am looking for Success Stories that exemplify this approach. If you compete in any event and have had success training and racing on a low-carb or ketogenic diet, I would love to hear details and maybe even feature your story in the book. Please submit your story here . Thanks!
Episode #15 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast  is now live. It’s another great reader question roundup.
A new Paleo documentary – “We Love Paleo” – is in production. Donate to the cause  and see the important message disseminated.
Southern California pastured chicken and lamb outfit Primal Pastures wants to implement a low-cost, large-scale method for pastured poultry farming that could eliminate the need for industrial battery farms. To support them, follow the link , click “Like,” and hit “Vote.”
Research of the Week
Dairy fat intake is associated with better insulin sensitivity , less liver fat, and increased glucose tolerance.
A low-carb diet bests a moderate-carb diet  in people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.
Popular joint supplement glucosamine extends lifespan in mice by “mimicking a low-carb diet .”
Snacking increases liver and belly fat  more than eating big meals, even when overall caloric intake is the same.
Interesting Blog Posts
This two year case study  on the effects of minimalist running shoes on arch height, heel alignment, and toe orientation (duck feet) is extremely convincing – particularly the before and after photos.
The effect of circadian rhythm disruption on physical and mental health is confusing and difficult to parse, but it’s still probably best to go lights out at night .
More and more people are using “elimination diets” that look awfully familiar  to uncover and even treat food sensitivities.
The gut biomes of Hadza hunter-gatherers look wildly different  from those of modern Italians. The Hadza show high levels of strains thought to be pathogenic and low levels of strains thought to be beneficial without having any of the associated health problems. Big differences exist between Hadza men and women, too, with the tuber-gathering (and snacking) women showing greater levels of fiber-digesting gut flora.
There may be problems with the Hadza gut study , though, since “the team stored their Hadza stool samples in alcohol, which can seriously affect the proportions of different species found within them.”
There’s a new kind of attention deficit disorder  called “sluggish cognitive tempo,” characterized by “lethargy, daydreaming, and slow mental processing.” Critics are rightly skeptical. It sounds (at first glance) like they’re talking about restless kids who’d rather be moving their bodies and exploring the world than sitting in a chair.
Would you try Korea’s smelliest fish  – rotted skate?
This 13 year-old Mongolian eagle huntress  is pretty awesome.
Now that’s  what I call BPA-free.
This is bound to turn out well .
- If you’ve never had loco moco, make it using this recipe . If you have had loco moco, you know how good it is and should try this recipe anyway.
- Indian cuisine rarely (if ever) calls for pork, but that doesn’t stop this paleo pork vindaloo  from being incredible.
One year ago (Apr 20 – Apr 26)
- How Much Protein Should You Be Eating?  – How much protein do various populations really need?
- 11 Small Wins to Help You Kick Start Your Primal Life  – We say start small with small wins, but what do those really look like?
Comment of the Week
The saying is actually “pore over”–the verb “to pore” means to study or read closely. (In this case, the old ladies are studying the pile.)
So it’s misspelled, but Mark’s usage is correct.
– Actually, the old ladies were figuratively holding metaphorical pitchers full of their ancient wisdom, which was poured over the piles. Ah, who am I kidding? You’re right .