RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Statins don’t help older adults, and they may even lead to higher mortality .
A 3-egg-a-day, low-carb diet helps older adults  lose visceral fat, improve metabolic health, lower triglycerides, and raise HDL.
Fennel is great for post-menopausal women (PDF ).
Physical strength predicts  political leaning in men.
Eating more salt causes you  to preserve water and drink less.
There’s no substitute for sunlight .
Add black pepper  to the list of spices that reduce high-heat carcinogen formation in meat.
Gut bacteria imbalance linked  to systemic sclerosis.
Psilocybin mushrooms deemed  the world’s safest recreational drug.
NEW PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PODCASTS
Episode 170: Sarah Ballantyne, PhD : I chat with Sarah Ballantyne, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Approach , The Paleo Approach Cookbook  and The Healing Kitchen , and creator of the online program Go To Bed .
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.
INTERESTING BLOG POSTS
Are nature documentaries fake ?
Why “Homo prospectus ” might be more accurate.
Steven Hamley introduces  his new paper on saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and heart disease.
Why the war on red meat is misleading .
A Tarahumara woman won a 50km race wearing sandals .
Walking and creativity go hand in hand .
Well, they are called sea lions .
New photo technology captures  the moment of conception.
Good dog .
THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN
Announcement I’m proud to make: PRIMAL KITCHEN®  wins the Best Paleo Company (food) award in Paleo Magazine.
Development I’m happy to see: Lab-grown blood stem cells .
Concept I’m pondering: Spiderwebs as extensions of the spider’s mind .
Animation I dug: The 50 million-year evolution of the whale .
Terrible (and I really like avocado): This latte .
- Instant Pot ground beef chili , another winner from NomNomPaleo.
- For those high-carb refeeds, potato pancakes .
One year ago (May 28– June 3)
- The Health Paradox Paradox  – The paradoxes that aren’t.
- 17 Activities for Primal Family Bonding  – Have fun, deepen connections, make memories.
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
“Next step – asking health insurance to cover massage so I can get a serotonin boost regularly ?”
– I hear ya, Nicole . There are lots of things health insurance should cover but doesn’t.