RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
If you believe organic or local foods taste better, they will .
Exercise reduces aging  at the cellular level.
Coffee and wine appear to be good  for gut biome diversity.
Meniscus surgery increases the risk  of knee replacement.
Compared to a high-fiber diet, a MUFA-rich diet reduced liver fat and increased liver insulin sensitivity .
Noisy knees could presage  arthritis.
Neither is cheese .
Low dose cannabis reverses  brain aging in mice.
Forcing attendance harms the students it most purports to help (PDF ).
Relationships  between disease, mortality, and protein source.
NEW PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PODCASTS
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.
- Oral Health: What You Eat (and Don’t Eat) Counts 
- Popular Blood Tests—the Facts, Ranges, and Alternatives You Should Know 
- The Language of Microbial Culture: Explaining Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics, and Postbiotics 
- How to Move Through Life With an Edge 
INTERESTING BLOG POSTS
How a “dash of autism ” may have helped spur human evolution.
Extreme sports enthusiasts aren’t actually thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies looking for the the next hit. Their primary motivation  is to feel closer to nature, more self-aware, at peace and even transcendent. They’re chasing—and in many respects attaining—meaning.
Those millennials sure are annoying, but man are they improving the food industry .
France bans  extremely skinny models.
You’ll never guess what happened when this writer  tried to debunk the benefits of ice baths by trying them.
Tai chi vs MMA .
Inside the movement to make cities and suburbs more walkable .
The Incan corded writing system is just fascinating .
Just what we need: a new tick-borne disease  that’s worse than lyme.
Cows are using  glucose monitors.
THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN
Interesting article I’m pondering: The invention of happiness .
Now I’ll have to revise the Primal food pyramid: Boogers are good for your health .
Neanderthal depiction I liked (and found quite unique): This one .
I suppose it’s only fair: Deer eats human .
I was inspired: Wow .
- I’m rarely impressed with turkey burgers, but these green chili turkey burgers  are amazing.
- There is nothing wrong and a whole lot right with these oven-baked ribs .
One year ago (May 14– May 20)
- 6 Reasons to Look Forward to Growing Old  – It’s pretty good over here.
- 12 Essential Tips for Primal Women  – In which I mansplain.
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
“My grandfather ate Crisco sandwiches for lunch as a kid:/ Crisco was invented in 1911. Sugar was a big issue too, Coke, Pepsi have been around forever. Not to mention she and others had plenty of time to consume bad foods through the 50’s (Cheese Whiz invented) 60’s (Lay’s chips founded) , 70’s (when high fructose corn syrup was marketed for consumers) and beyond. We didn’t invent the ‘baddies,’ we just perfected them.”
– Good perspective, TBar ….
Happy Mother’s Day, everybody!