Research of the Week
Just having your phone in the same room drains your cognitive capacity , even if it’s turned off.
99% of your gut bacteria are a complete mystery .
Researchers used Twitter to discover the geography of happiness .
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 183: Elizabeth Baldwin-Lodge : Host Elle Russ chats with Elizabeth Baldwin-Lodge, an author who found her calling after two failed celebrity marriages were unable to fill the void in her life. Despite having “everything,” she was only able to be truly happy when she figured out how to be happy within.
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Interesting Blog Posts
Why omega-6 seed oils may be the primary cause  of the diseases of civilization.
High-dose B12 supplementation when you don’t really need it  may raise the risk of lung cancer.
“I don’t trust people to take so much control over the future of human nature.” Me neither .
“Whole Paycheck” might stop making sense .
Babylonians did trigonometry . Well, some of them.
Why vertical farms probably won’t work  like proponents think they will.
Cheer yourself up .
All’s clear  for the decisive trial in MDMA for PTSD patients.
As the prospect of human embryo genetic engineering draws closer to reality, some Chinese parents are asking for  alterations to alcohol processing genes that would allow social drinking for business purposes.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
The kind of addiction I can get behind: To learning .
Study that made me go “Hmm”: Humans from the ancient past had a higher load of genomic disease risk than humans from today .
Article I’m pondering: “The day I found out my life was hanging by a thread .”
Kickstarter for awesome cooking equipment I’m excited about (and you should be too): Dr. Michael Eades’ SousVide Supreme Touch+ .
Video I think you’ll dig: What Primal Health Coaches love about the course .
- Breakfast fried rice  (with cauliflower).
- South African hodgepodge stew , with real grass-fed hodgepodge if you can get it.
One year ago (Aug 27– Sep 2)
- 10 Primal-Friendly Tips from Wise People Throughout History  – They really were wise, weren’t they?
- The Genetics of Obesity: Are You Destined to be Fat?  – No, but it might make it harder to avoid.
Comment of the Week
“Thanks for opening up some seriously sexy pillow talk: Hey, baby, let’s clear out some deleterious mutations.”
– Whoa, this is a family-friendly blog, KidPsych .