RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
Seasonality may have driven  the development of agriculture.
Even seated upper body activity suffices to break up sedentary time .
Old Japanese women who eat the most protein and high-antioxidant foods are the least frail .
Low-carb diets work well at getting type 2 diabetics off their meds, even left to their own devices with only occasional assistance from remote clinicians .
CrossFit is no more dangerous—and may even be safer—than comparable types of training .
Ketones fight gout .
NEW PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PODCASTS
Episode #174: Amy Berger : Host Elle Russ chats with Amy Berger, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, specializing in and practicing low-carb diet therapy for a variety of conditions. She’s also the author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline , which she and Elle discuss in depth. Great episode.
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- Adaptogen Effects: Asian and American Ginseng 
- Is Keto for Everyone?—Cautions, Caveats, and Contraindications 
- My 16 Favorite Fat Sources 
INTERESTING BLOG POSTS
What might have caused the great leaps  of technological innovation in the paleolithic?
A different take  on work-life balance.
Don’t let your kids “drink .”
The Qatari camels break  the Saudi blockade.
A nice little refresher: 61 names for sugar .
Orcas vs fishermen  (guess who’s winning).
Where things fell apart .
Skin  all the way.
THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN
Podcast I appeared on/contest they’re offering: Wellness Force , where I spoke about Primal living in the modern world, the power of intuition, the myth of “good” and “bad” genes, and much more. They’re offering a great chance to win $200 in Primal Kitchen® goodies.
An article I enjoyed: The one where Gary Taubes skewers the AHA .
New development I’m following with great interest: Poop doping for cyclists .
Terrible news: Tick-borne meat allergy is spreading .
Try not to smile: Gorilla in a kiddie pool dances to “Maniac .”
- Paleo fried chicken meatballs with collard greens . I’d go to KFC if they had these.
- Like mango? Your answer is irrelevant to whether you like mangú , or Dominican mashed plantains.
One year ago (Jun 25 – Jul 1)
- 10 Reasons You Should Be Eating More Monounsaturated Fat  – You getting enough?
- Why Exercise Actually Does Matter for Weight Loss  – Not for the reasons most people expect.
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
“I’m a proud member of the seven percent of Americans who get a kick out of messing with the people who make up dumb surveys.”
– Ha! You’re probably right, Nick .