I was on the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast to talk about  some extremely important aspects of a healthy lifestyle (and they don’t include diet).
My appearance on The Chalene Show podcast, where Chalene and I discussed my history and I broke down the Primal Blueprint, is now live. Go give a listen .
I also appeared on the Self Made Entrepreneur podcast with Jason Bax. If you’re interested in how I came to start, run, and grow Primal Nutrition, check it out! 
Research of the Week
I was just thinking we were due for another round of articles telling us how we’ve got this whole evolutionary health  thing totally wrong.
In patients with existing heart disease, saturated fat intake has no relationship  to the risk of heart events or mortality.
Are you vegetarian or vegan? Not for long, according to research .
Maternal caffeine intake may predispose offspring to obesity .
The primary excretory organ for the fat we burn are the lungs .
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 47: Interview with Alessandra Wall – Clinical Psychologist, Life Coach, and Certified CrossFit Trainer : Brock Armstrong (the voice of the blog podcast) interviews Alessandra Wall about her clinical approach to helping patients with emotional eating and professional burnout.
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 Pros and Cons of Comparing Yourself to Others 
- Happy Holidays from Lil’ Grok and the Korgs 
- The Call of the Wild 
- 10 Real-Life Reasons Why the Primal Blueprint Works for Me 
- What’s Behind the Mind-Body Connection? 
Interesting Blog Posts
Unsurprisingly, the media isn’t giving us the full story about statin trials .
In Washington state, parents receiving WIC assistance can no longer use the funds to get whole or 2% milk . Only skim and 1% fat milk are permitted.
CNN covers  the role of diet, supplementation, and lifestyle modification in treating — and perhaps even reversing — early Alzheimer’s disease.
Are midwives safer than doctors? The answer  may (or may not) surprise you.
The former editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and current director of the United Health Group’s chronic disease initiative, Richard Smith, penned a nice op-ed in the BMJ lamenting the “global, uncontrolled experiment” of conventional dietary recommendations (PDF ).
Brown rice is pretty high in arsenic .
The 20 most dangerous hikes in the world , according to Outside Magazine. Anyone do any?
A company is trying to build a vegan milk from scratch  using yeast cultures and cow DNA.
You heard the experts: home cooking makes you fat  and you should rely on microwave dinners and prepackaged snacks!
Lard might be the hot new cosmetic .
The pubic biome may help solve sex crimes .
We work too much, sleep too little, and it’s killing us .
Is the 2 hour marathon  really inevitable?
- Having trouble finding a way to enjoy liver? Try this orange liver sauté .
- Duck fat garlic confit .
One year ago (Dec 21 – Dec 27)
- Dairy Intolerance: What It Is and How to Determine if You Have It – What is dairy intolerance, really?
- How to Recover from Holiday Overindulgence  – You know it’s going to happen (to a lot of you), so what can we do to make it better?
Picture of the Week
Santa Grok does barbell squats using tractor tires instead of weight plates. He’s way better than Santa Claus. (Longtime readers will recognize that happy bearded face. It’s The Unconquerable Dave, aka Papa Grok. If you don’t know him, read this .)