Research of the Week
Obese or overweight black people with vitamin deficiencies who took 4000 IUs of vitamin D—six times the recommended dose—saw rapid reductions in arterial stiffness .
Some people are immune  to CRISPR gene modification.
Acetaldehyde, a toxic metabolite of alcohol, damages the DNA of stem cells .
A genetic predisposition toward greater insulin responses increases the risk of obesity .
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 207: Mark Sisson and Robb Wolf : I get together with Robb to answer some listener questions and talk about what we’ve been up to.
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Interesting Blog Posts
What’s the evolutionary purpose  of gods?
The epigenetic power of postnatal contact . Or, why you should touch, nurse, carry, and wear your babies.
Yet again, the best diets get ranked last  in this year’s “Best Diets” list.
People in San Francisco are spending  almost $40 for 2.5 gallons of untreated, unfiltered “raw” water.
You might remember the story of Leafy , the little girl who went keto to successfully treat her seizures. Now her parents want to help other families discover the power of food as medicine, and they need your help .
Florida man fills car with frozen iguanas , car warms up, iguanas come back to life and crash the car.
Any Lovecraft fans ?
Just imagine this dementia treatment  using virtual reality.
Fishing trip .
Here’s  why the Chinese are so into drinking hot water.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Food I should eat more of: Mushrooms .
Sure would be nice to have: The gene variant  that protects against Alzheimer’s even in the presence of other established genetic risk factors.
Article I’m pondering: The case for thinking of death as a process .
Fact I was surprised (and pleased) to learn: 40% of Hong Kong consists  of nature preserves and county parks.
News I didn’t enjoy: Chocolate is set to go extinct  in 40 years.
- Go bigos  or go home.
- Make-ahead breakfasts are often the only way people these days can eat in the mornings. This chorizo frittata  is a great example.
One year ago (Jan 7– Jan 13)
- Primal Transition 101: Insider Kitchen Tips  – They make all the difference.
- 41 Action Items and Individual Experiments for Success in 2017  – Did you try any of these?
Comment of the Week
“I’m going to start by using proper grammar to live awesomely.”
– You’re doing good so far, George P. Burdell .