Research of the Week
High-protein diet causes remission from pre-diabetes to normal glucose tolerance ; isocaloric high-carbohydrate diet does not.
Fasted morning exercise reduces 24-hour food intake  and increases fat burning.
Natural birth prepares a newborn’s liver to metabolize fats .
Our understanding of ancient human history is still in flux .
Formula spiked with L. reuteri DSM 17938 makes the gut biomes of C-section babies resemble  those of vaginally-born babies.
Converting cropland to intensively-grazed (by evil livestock, no less) pastureland “rapidly” increases soil carbon .
Men who work in the sun get less prostate cancer . Women who work in the sun get none.
How genes can predict  optimal rep range.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 140: Gary Foresman, MD : Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Foresman about general breast health.
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.
- Should You Eat Less Protein? 
- 7 Primal Ways to Bridge the Parent Happiness Gap 
- The Benefits of Caloric Efficiency (and 10 Ways to Achieve It) 
Interesting Blog Posts
Framing healthy eating as “rebellion” makes teens  more likely to do it.
A bookstore in Cairo has a “scream room ” where customers can vent their frustration at life, the universe, and everything.
Australian wine researchers are exploring  ancient Aboriginal fermented beverages.
I’d love to see the nutrient profile of seaweed-fed meat and dairy. 
Can consumer demand for camel milk revitalize  India’s semi-nomadic camel herders?
I know what I’m eating  for lunch today.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Video I’m watching: “Why We Get Sad: How Evolution Makes Sense of Emotional Disorders .”
Product I’m excited about: Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing  is finally real, and it’s spectacular. The team and I have been sucking down the various iterations of this stuff for the better part of a year, and now you can join the fun!
Tweet I’m pondering : “At Netflix, we are competing for our customers’ time, so our competitors include Snapchat, YouTube, sleep, etc.”
Podcast I can’t wait to listen to: Joe Rogan chats with Wim Hof , the Iceman.
Turn of phrase I enjoyed: “Test-marketing new fears .”
- Cantonese crispy chicken thighs . Nom Nom Paleo’s stuff is always great.
- Beet hummus beats hummus .
One year ago (Oct 30 – Nov 5)
- 5 Things You Learn Being a Primal Lifer  – Wisdom only years in the trenches (and, maybe, this blog post) can reveal.
- Stop Saying No, Start Saying Yes!  – Shift your frame of mind.
Comment of the Week
“My amygdala (lizard brain) makes me crave insets. No crickets around my house.”
– There’s one way to avoid insecticides. Thanks, Nocona .