Chef Rachel Albert, Healthy Cooking Coach and dear personal friend, has been battling stage IV metastatic breast cancer for three years. She has one small spot left to clear up, but her treatment has hit her pretty hard financially and she’s asking for your help . If you can spare anything, it would mean a lot to her and to me.
Dropped by the Dr. Oz show recently to represent for the paleo movement. The episode aired last Friday, a preview of which can be viewed here . Let me know what you think in the comment board.
In case you missed the big announcement, Primal Mayo is coming soon! Check out the announcement post  and be sure to enter to win a jar from the very first batch.
Ever wonder what you’re made of? Starting tomorrow and going through Friday the 19th, Ben Greenfield is putting on REV Yourself, a free online conference where Ben and 25 health and performance experts (including yours truly) help you discover and realize your ultimate performance potential. Everything goes live tomorrow, so sign up today !
I hung out with James Maskell of the Evolution of Medicine podcast to talk about hidden genetic switches, the microbiome, and why doctors need to be part of our movement. Give it a listen .
Research of the Week
A randomized controlled trial in elderly Korean adults found that drinking soy milk from a can caused increases in urinary BPA and blood pressure  that were not seen in those drinking soy milk from a glass bottle.
Prenatal exposure to two common phthalates was linked to a big drop in child IQ at age 7 .
Reducing the number of continuous hours a medical resident could work caused no additional patient deaths or hospital readmissions .
When organic farmers implement “agroecological practices like intercropping and crop rotations,” the yield differences between organic and conventional agriculture all but disappear .
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 46: Interview with Ronda Collier: How Heart Rate Variability Can Help You Manage Stress  – Brad Kearns sits down with Ronda Collier, CEO of Sweetwater Health, makers of the Sweetbeat Life, which is my favorite heart rate variability monitoring app on iOS. Brock Armstrong, the voice of the MDA blog podcasts and ambassador for Sweetbeat, also joins the party. HRV just might be the most powerful biomarker available for assessing stress, recovery, and overall health, and today’s podcast will tell you everything you need to know about monitoring it.
Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here  so you never miss an episode.
- The Quest for a Healthy Primal Mayonnaise 
- 9 Worthy Alternatives to the Back Squat 
- Examining the Concept of Self-Care 
Interesting Blog Posts
Instead of issuing dire warnings against the use of ketogenic diets in brain cancer patients, perhaps we should be warning against not trying them .
If your doctor writes you a prescription for exercise , does that mean your insurance company pays for your squat rack?
A Colorado elementary school district is giving its students outdoor “Vitamin D breaks .”
The ability to detoxify and digest alcohol-containing fermenting forest fruits may have played a key role in our evolution .
Want to learn how to integrate Allan Savory’s holistic methods into your own land and livestock management? There’s an online certification for that .
Coca-Cola is making milk ?
This’ll cheer you up .
- If you can’t go to Hawaii to escape winter weather, at least you can make this Hawaiian pork roast .
- Forget lettuce wraps. It’s all about swiss chard wraps (with tuna salad ).
One year ago (Dec 14– Dec 20)
- 10 Common Arguments Against Dairy Consumption Explored  – Does the case against dairy hold up to scrutiny?
- A Primal Take on the Holidays: Surviving or Thriving?  – Rather than think of the holidays as a bitter struggle to keep our heads above water, perhaps we should embrace it.
Comment of the Week
The highest risk alternative is doing the diddly squat.
– Well done .