Episode #29 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast  is now live. It’s a continuation of my essay on chronic cardio from last week, which was all about what not to do for cardio. This week, Brad and I discuss all the things you should do when putting together a cardio regimen. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let us know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar!
A team of researchers wants to conduct a study pitting the paleo diet against the diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association. If you’re interested in discovering which diet works best for treating PCOS, please contribute a few bucks  a to the crowdfunding campaign.
Research of the Week
A large review of the evidence by a team of researchers has just concluded that dietary carbohydrate restriction represents the best “first approach” in treating diabetes .
Living near a mobile phone tower was associated with increased genetic damage in a recent study .
Compared to low-fat diets, both low-carb and low-glycemic index diets cause greater postprandial energy expenditure  during maintenance of weight loss.
Interesting Blog Posts
Fruits and vegetables are trying to kill us, and that’s probably why they’re so healthy .
In some cultures, people with schizophrenia usually consider the voices in their head to be benign and even helpful .
The New Yorker recently ran a nice piece  on paleo from a writer whose family spent a week trying the diet. Best part was what the kids learned: “We should eat more liver.”
Runner’s World examines the paleo diet , comes away mostly impressed.
You might have heard about the Brazilian researchers contacting the previously uncontacted Amazonian tribe a week or so ago. Well, now they have the flu .
According to some measures, only twelve truly quiet (free of human sounds) places remain in the United States .
Most of Buzzfeed’s 28 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Bacon Fat  aren’t very Primal, but there are a few notable exceptions (check #21!).
If you’re near Phoenix, Arizona or Houston, Texas, you or someone you know could qualify for a clinical trial examining the efficacy of pig whipworm in autism treatment .
Scientists have unlocked about half of wheat’s genome .
According to the Australian beef industry, pasture-based beef is far less harmful to the environment  than CAFO-based beef.
Former writer for the Colbert Report writes a terribly unfunny piece  that kinda makes fun of ancestral health I guess? Hard to tell.
People with more power perceive the passage of time more slowly (PDF ) and as a result feel less stress than people lower on the totem pole.
- Deli rollups : quick, easy, and kids (whether they have mortgages or still suck their thumbs) will love them.
- This dairy-free avocado cashew dip  is ridiculously good. And it comes from a vegan site!
One year ago (July 27 – Aug 2)
- Dear Mark: How Are You Training These Days?  – In which I break down how I’ve been training as of late.
- Why Eating Insects Makes Sense  – The case for considering entomophagy.
Comment of the Week
Sorry, guys. We installed a new server over the weekend and everything was loading fine, but then it really bogged down yesterday when we sent out the newsletter. We are trying to resolve. It might be an updated plugin not playing nice with WordPress. Very frustrating for me, since I try to always have more capacity than I need. Thanks for hanging in there with me!
– Yes, I chose my own comment  for comment of the week, just in case anyone missed the message and was wondering why MDA has been slow loading this week. Fortunately, things appear to be back to normal!