Research of the Week
Magic mushrooms reset the brains  of depressed patients.
“High levels of NQ [Neanderthal quotient, or the amount of Neanderthal genetic introgression a person has] tend to correspond  to social fear, autistic tendencies, and depressive tendencies.”
Easter Islanders likely reached South America  before Europeans.
A nice paper  summarizing how and why modern people have lost their metabolic flexibility.
Dietary potassium is a big determinant  of arterial stiffness and atherosclerosis.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 190: Lynne McTaggart : Host Elle Russ chats with Lynne McTaggart, one of the most influential figures in the consciousness and spirituality movements.
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.
- 7 Longevity Biomarkers to Track 
- Enzyme Supplements: Uses, Suggestions, and Alternatives 
- What I’ve Learned From Eating Abroad 
Interesting Blog Posts
I don’t know about anyone else, but I still consider coffee to be a mystical sacrament .
Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins uses Irish dancing  to improve his footwork on the field.
Sorry, vegans: Those lentils you love so much are the engines of social inequality .
Another example  of human and dog co-evolution.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Study that doesn’t surprise me: Replacing saturated fat with monounsaturated fat or carbohydrate fails to improve inflammatory or atherosclerotic markers , and in the case of carbohydrate worsens them.
I’m glad: Gene therapy for blindness appears to work well .
An excellent offer that I hope people accept: Erwan Le Corre offers  to train and certify all U.S. PE teachers who want to learn the MovNat method. Just imagine the quality of our athletes (and everyone else) in twenty years’ time.
Article I found interesting: What are the evolutionary explanations  for female infidelity?
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- Carrot fries  aren’t quite fries, but they’re still good.
- Chicken empanadas  are actually empanadas, and they’re damn good.
One year ago (Oct 15 – Oct 21)
- Can Endurance Training Ever Really Be Primal?  – Yes, but there are several “buts.”
- The Benefits of Caloric Efficiency (and 10 Ways to Achieve It)  – Don’t waste your calories.
Comment of the Week
“The Ministry of Silly Walks strikes again, with the mid-foot, of course.”
– I can’t ignore a Monty Python reference, His Dudeness .