RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Anti-smoking ads that use nostalgia are more effective than  ads that use shame.
For people with the rarest and most severe form of epilepsy, keto might be the best option .
Fasting regenerates the pancreas  in diabetic mice.
Lullaby as the first salvo  in the great child-parent war.
Your testes didn’t borrow much  from the Neanderthals.
Diverse gut microbiomes improve  cancer immunotherapy efficacy.
Auditory and visual distractions make runners hit the ground with more force .
Prebiotics improve sleep, especially after stressful periods .
NEW PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PODCASTS
Episode 158: Cindy Lu and Earl Martin : Host Elle Russ chats with the husband and wife duo who founded Malibu Essential Oils and provide the most honest, actionable aromatherapy advice around.
INTERESTING BLOG POSTS
Terry Crews does IF .
If you’re not cleaning your hands with a zebra’s stomach contents and eating baboon colon sashimi, your gut health is garbage .
Consumer demand for organic food rises .
Porn kills .
I made the Greatist’s top 100 most influential people in health and fitness .
Someone’s made a video game  based on Thoreau’s Walden.
A new documentary  on the psychiatric effects of psilocybin.
“Yeah, but have you ever worked out… on weed ?”
Pools have a lot of pee. Hot tubs have even more .
THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN
Deal you shouldn’t miss: Buy a Whole 30 Primal Kitchen kit  between now and March 8, noon PST (use coupon code FREERANCH17 at checkout) to get a free bottle of PRIMAL KITCHEN® Ranch.
Public appearance I’m making: If you’re going to ExpoWest  next weekend, come by the PRIMAL KITCHEN® booth (H1013) at noon on 3/11 to chat with me and Melissa Hartwig of Whole30® fame.
ICYMI: In case you missed my Facebook Live chat last week, here’s the video .
Image that made me chuckle: This one  (yes, plants are still important).
No pressure: New smart condom  that tracks your performance.
- Sometimes you just want some classic chicken salad .
- Pickled carrot soup with bacon  is an unconventional three-way marriage between salty, sweet, and acidic.
One year ago (Mar 5– Mar 11)
- Minimalist Living: Is It Primal?  – Do the two lifestyles coalesce?
- Should You Be Getting More B Vitamins?  – How to tell if you need more of the essential nutrients.
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
“My favorite birthday was my 70th one. I always thought 70 was old. I was elated to find out that wasn’t even close to being true. At almost 73, I’m still wondering when or if I will ‘get old’. Right now it looks a long way off.”
– Beautiful, Penny .