RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
This bacteria  links arthritis to Crohn’s disease.
Tobacco use may not be healthy, but some methods of consumption are far worse than others .
Male-type brains linked  to higher autism risk in females.
Not smoking, drinking little or no alcohol, avoiding weight gain, and exercising regularly all reduce cancer risk .
Parkinson’s patients should definitely exercise .
Eating more fruit and vegetables for two weeks increased psychological well-being  in young adults.
Acute pain makes people choose  smaller immediate gains over bigger long-term gains.
Even minor vitamin A deficiencies increase  Alzheimer’s pathogenesis.
A1C blood sugar tests may not be as accurate  in African Americans.
NEW PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PODCASTS
Episode 155: Dr. Gary Foresman—Breast Health Part 3 : Dr. Gary Foresman returns to the podcast to dig even deeper into 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.
- Humor for Health: What Modern Science and Our Evolutionary Story Tell Us About Lightening Up 
- The Problem with Self-Improvement Culture (and What to Do about It) 
INTERESTING BLOG POSTS
Why are we so weak ?
Dubious post on people’s motivations for taking protein powder .
How a change in diet and lifestyle might have saved  Tom Brady’s career.
Drones discover  massive earthworks hidden in the Amazon.
Breaching whales are basically yelling  at each other.
The price of light .
Are exercise non-responders mythical creatures ?
So happy .
Before the advent of water bottles with smartphone inserts , kids were dying of dehydration en masse.
A former Enron billionaire is waging a war on bad science .
THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN
Minneapolis event you shouldn’t miss: Like clean water coming out of your faucet? Me too. Only millions of girls worldwide don’t have that option and instead have to walk for miles just to fetch it. Fit for HER is raising money to get those girls and their families easy access to clean water, so they can devote more time to education. Make time on February 18th to pick up a ticket and head over to 514 Studios  for a great—and important—time. PRIMAL KITCHEN™, along with tons of other awesome vendors, will be sponsoring the event.
Article that caught my eye: There’s a new restaurant  coming to downtown Culver City.
I’m sure this’ll fix everything: Coca-Cola, now with added fiber .
Video that made me smile: Man paralyzed through driving regains freedom  through diving.
One year ago (Feb 12 – Feb 18)
- How I’d Change Grade School  – Kids deserve better.
- 8 Ways Going Primal Can Help the Environment  – Primal eating gets a bad rap from environmentalists, but there are actually benefits.
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
“Lighten up Sisson, you’re way too serious about this subject!”
– You got me, Nocona .