Jordan Reasoner and Steven Wright of SolvingLeakyGut.com and authors of the book Surviving to Thriving are holding the second and final free webinar on how to heal leaky gut this coming Tuesday night, May 13, at 9 pm EDT. Register here  to attend.
The Reversing Diabetes World Summit is on through May 16, so there’s still time to register  and get six days of presentations for free.
Episode #18 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast  is now live. I continue the thread from last week’s discussion of human performance by exploring the realities, controversies, and motivations behind the use of performance enhancing drugs. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let me know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar!
Research of the Week
Kids who play 5-10 hours outdoors each week are more likely  to report having a spiritual connection to nature. Imagine what’d happen if everyone spent most of their time outside.
Average lifespan shot up in Europe  following the Black Death, suggesting that the plague may have been a natural selection event that weeded out the less healthy and selected for the more robust.
Low-dose psilocybin inhibits the processing of negative emotions  like anxiety and fear in the brain, a finding that could have clinical significance for depressed patients with excessive and debilitating processing of these negative emotions.
Experienced meditators can consciously control  their sympathetic nervous system and immune response.
CLA-enriched dairy fat (also known as grass-fed butter in some circles) improves the metabolic profile  of healthy young adults.
Interesting Blog Posts
The doctor who coined the term RICE (rest, ice, compress, elevate) back in the late 70s now recommends  that injuries instead be treated with MCE (move, compress, elevate).
If it was directed to MDA readers, the article  would be called “Everything you know about fat is right.”
The new “eat the whole animal” trend in high-end dining has a problem : many diners just want steak.
Vampire mice  (sorta).
The lunch break is dying  in America.
Pricier food tastes better , or at least we think it does. Is there a difference?
- I’ve always preferred spare ribs to baby back ribs, so I think I’ll try these Hawaiian spare ribs .
- Carrot fries , made in the oven.
One year ago (May 11 – May 17)
- 7 Characteristics Associated with Long Life (and How to Cultivate Them)  – What do the long-lived do, how do they think, and what sets them apart?
- Why It’s Important to Cook Your Own Meals  – There’s more to food than just the nutritional content.
Comment of the Week
I don’t have intestines. Just a sieve.
– That  doesn’t sound very healthy.