Research of the Week
Leg strength at baseline was the best predictor  of cognitive function over ten years in older women. Aware of the huge possibility for confounds, the researchers even used twins to eliminate genetic explanations.
Cooking with vegetable oils is indeed really, really bad for you . I swear I’ve heard that somewhere before.
Exercising before, but not after breakfast increases  24-hour fat oxidation.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 93: Tony Federico : Host Elle Russ sits down with Paleo Fitness Magazine editor Tony Federico. Tony ditched his binge eating and addiction to exercise after reading Loren Cordain’s The Paleo Diet and some book called The Primal Blueprint . Now, he edits the top paleo magazine, trains clients, blogs, writes cookbooks, podcasts, and has just developed a professional development program for coaches called Prime Time Trainer. He’s a busy guy with a lot to say.
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.
- Blindspots Even Informed Paleo Enthusiasts Often Have 
- 15 Alternatives to Sitting Meditation 
- Stop Saying No, Start Saying Yes! 
Also, be sure to check out and subscribe to the Primal Endurance Podcast .
Weekly sweepstakes: Write a review for The Primal Blueprint Podcast  or The Primal Endurance Podcast  on iTunes and submit this form  for a chance to win a Primal prize package. One new winner is chosen every week!
Interesting Blog Posts
Why war begets boys .
3D printing promises  to change how we look at human evolution.
What’s health ?
Obesity’s still rising  in the US.
Might be why  people are radically changing how they eat en masse.
The French president won’t dine  with the Iranian president unless wine is present, and the Iranian president won’t dine with the French president if wine’s at the table.
Haggis manufacturers want in on the US market, and they’re willing to remove sheep lung from the recipe  to satisfy safety regulation.
The FDA finally recommended  upper limits for added sugar intake: 12 teaspoons a day. Don’t get too crazy, there, FDA!
f.lux was available on iOS for a day or two, but Apple yanked it .
While you wait for the Primal challenge to roll around, give this clean eating challenge  a shot. Be sure to read it very, very closely.
One year ago (Nov 17–Nov 23)
- How to Support Healthy Skin Bacteria  – It’s there. What are you going to do about it?
- 8 Strategies for Cultivating a Vitality Mindset  – Get your mindset right.
Comment of the Week
“I, for one, welcome our new canine overlords”
– Me too .