Research of the Week
Increasing cholesterol synthesis gene expression restores  the walking ability of mice with multiple sclerosis. Too bad they’ll all keel over from heart attacks, no doubt.
In terms of cancer risk, nicotine inhalers are way safer  than e-cigarettes, e-cigarettes are way safer than tobacco vaporizers, and tobacco vaporizers are way safer than cigarettes.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 205: Jason Leapai and Jason Sakorsi : Host Elle Russ hangs out with Jason and Jason, hosts of The Savage Podcast . The Jasons are big nature-lovers, true outdoorsmen, lifelong martial artists, and committed Primal eaters.
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
What could have been an interesting discussion—should you cook with olive oil or coconut oil?—ends up  a one-sided screed against saturated fat.
For the second straight year, U.S. life expectancy has dropped .
I admire Rahul Verma’s efforts to fight the Westernization of the Indian diet , but he should really read Dr. Ron Sinha’s South Asian Health Solution .
A 63-year-old British man found himself enmeshed in a months-long battle with uncontrollable prostate orgasms  after buying a special butt plug to nurse his infected prostate back to health and taking Cialis to heal a UTI. I’m sure those were the reasons.
An artificial pancreas  that metes out insulin as-needed, even during HIIT.
Knowing back pain’s mostly in the head is often the only way  chronic back pain sufferers can improve.
When to start collecting  social security benefits.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Pretty incredible study result: In treatment-resistant depression, psilocybin increases the amygdala response  to emotional faces, the opposite of what SSRIs do. SSRIs blunt negative emotions; psilocybin (with psychological support) help patients face and work through them.
Blog post that got me thinking: Excessive heavy lifting is unnatural !
Concept I’m pondering: Do schizophrenics have a better  grasp on objective reality?
Podcast I enjoyed: Nina Teicholz on Joe Rogan .
Miscellaneous news I found interesting: Flight crews are exposed  to more radiation than anyone else.
One year ago (Dec 31– Jan 6)
- What Will 2017 Mean For Your Life?  – Well?
- New Year Pitfalls: Where Kick-Start Plans Go Wrong  – Don’t make these mistakes.
Comment of the Week
“Sounds like you have some skin in the game.”
– Nicely done, Nocona .