Research of the Week
Fasting keeps you and your mitochondria young .
Less than two hours of walking each week could extend your life .
You can probably get Alzheimer’s through blood transfusions .
Why you should schedule your heart surgery for the afternoon .
The steady trickle of humans out of Africa into Europe doomed the Neanderthals .
Washing produce with baking soda removes most pesticides .
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.
- 6 Ways Primal Types Can Observe Halloween 
- How Does the Keto Reset Fit Into the Primal Blueprint? 
Interesting Blog Posts
Is gout caused by meat or metabolic syndrome ?
If you want to solve acid reflux, you can take a drug that sorta works but might also give you stomach cancer , or you can lower your carb intake.
New orangutan species ? Yes, please.
For better or worse, we’re getting closer and closer to choosing embryos with the “best” genes .
Alternative burial methods  for the eco-conscious.
The FDA just revoked the claim  that soy protein is good for heart health.
Interesting to see how the Bloomberg Agricultural Subindex, which includes soybeans, soybean oil, corn, wheat, and sugar, is trending .
“I’d like to make a reservation for Under  under Under,” said Tom Under.
Dental stem cell-soaked sponges that grow new teeth  may replace fillings.
5 ways people’s diets have changed over the last 50 years, globally .
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
This is why I do it: Jennifer Beamer’s experience with the Primal Health Coach program .
Interesting study: What people desire, feel conflicted about, and try to resist in everyday life (PDF ).
I can’t even imagine: Sharing a brain with my twin  and seeing out of each other’s eyes.
This one surprised me: Mindfulness training fails  a critical test.
News I didn’t like (but I’m also not surprised): Non-alcoholic fatty liver is the fastest-growing cause  of liver transplants in American young adults.
- I wouldn’t advise wearing this crown  on your head. At least let the pork cool off first.
- Gingerbread pork stew  is unlike anything you’ve had.
One year ago (Nov 5– Nov 11)
- How to Harness the Self-Enhancement Bias (and Claim a Bigger Life)  – Think and live bigger.
- My 7 Favorite Practices for Engineering the Good Life  – Simple things anyone can do to immediately improve their lives.
Comment of the Week
“Roko basilisk, lol!”
– If anyone decides to google that, don’t say that Paleo Bon Rurgundy  did warn you.