Just a quick shout out to let you know that for the month of August, you can grab a digital copy of the following books for only $3.99 on Amazon: Death By Food Pyramid , Fruit Belly , and The Primal Prescription .
You may not have a health coach, but you can still benefit from these 5 lessons .
Research of the Week
To counter all that sitting, you might need to train for an hour a day .
Resistant starch pancakes eaten with whey protein increase satiety and fat oxidation .
Early introduction of egg white and peanut to breastfed babies reduces their allergenicity .
Farm dust exposure in childhood might be the key  to asthma prevention.
Is rest really best  after a concussion?
Homes in wealthy neighborhoods have more bugs .
Resistant starch has a stronger effect on blood lipids , while fiber is better at improving glycemic control.
Lauric acid (primary MCT in coconut oil) stimulates ketone production in brain astrocytes .
Metformin users, be aware. B12 deficiency is common in people using metformin, and sometimes it causes peripheral neuropathy .
Danazol, a synthetic male steroid, preserves telomerase  in humans and may reverse aging.
In middle aged women, high-intensity, low-volume swim sprints beat low-intensity, high-volume swimming  for improving insulin sensitivity and glucose control.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 129: Sher Smith : Host Elle Russ hangs out with Sher Smith, a recent success story from Elle’s upcoming Paleo Thyroid Solution . They discuss Sher’s amazing journey from thyroid problems and eating disorders to easy Primal eating, exercising, and living.
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.
- Is Gluten Sensitivity All in Your Head? 
- 10 Ways to Beat the Low-Carb Flu 
- How Language Affects Your Fitness and Weight Loss Practice 
- The Definitive Guide to Coffee 
- Take It Easy, Increase Progress: How to Make Your Training More Primal 
Interesting Blog Posts
The Harvard research group can’t stop attacking butter. Why ?
What does Primal productivity  look like?
Fecal transplants work, but poop pills don’t .
If you’re under 25, Peter Thiel may want your blood .
Leading nutritional scientists call for a new approach  to studying diet and its effect on health: focus on foods in context, not nutrients in isolation.
Now they’re saying  lean protein makes you fat.
Better than pesticides: 1000 ducks .
Better than soy: duck weed .
Never thought I’d read about a “yoga-fueled rampage,” but here we are .
The more we look, the more similar we are to the Neanderthal .
The McMuffin’s got real butter  now.
A chef complains  about home cooks.
Hey, you know what sounds great? An evidence-based policy for sodium intake .
- Flourless herbed potato waffles  (savory, not sweet).
- Simple, basic, perfect, buttery: sole meuniére .
One year ago (Aug 7 – Aug 13)
- Is Conventional Wisdom about GMO Safety Correct?  – My answer might surprise you.
- Why I Paddle Board (and Why You Should Try It)  – It’s how I “meditate,” exercise, and run into neighborhood cetaceans.
Comment of the Week
Should we instead change the name from cockroach milk to Beetlejuice? ?
– Yes , we probably should.