Research of the Week
Statins linked to diabetes, again .
A ketogenic diet helps  relapsing MS patients lower fatigue, reduce depression, and lose weight.
Indigenous Australians traded pottery with Papua New Guineans  for thousands of years.
A fatty liver epidemic  in young people is bad news and simply shouldn’t be happening (but is).
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 328: Dr. Loren Cordain : Host Elle Russ chats with the creator of the original Paleo Diet, Dr. Loren Cordain PhD.
Episode 329: Dr. Lindsay Taylor : Host Brad Kearns chats with Dr. Lindsay Taylor, PhD and co-author of the Keto Passport.
Health Coach Radio Episode 8: Kama Trudgen : Kama Trudgen runs health retreats for the indigenous Yolngu people of Northeast Arnhem Land, Australia, helping them reclaim health using traditional diets and lifestyle practices.
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.
Not grazing on junk all day long is “starving ,” apparently.
Irish soil contains microbes  that fight drug-resistant bacteria.
Interesting Blog Posts
Ancient animal urine could reveal the history  of animal agriculture.
A sandwich with pickles instead of bread ? Sure, why not.
Enter now  to win a Cuisinart Airfryer, $200 in Primal Kitchen loot, and a $100 gift card to PrimalKitchen.com.
My quick, effective road workout  when I’m traveling light without gym access.
This seems like a good use of GMO technology : blight-resistant American chestnut.
Google pulls the plug  on its glucose-monitoring “smart lens” they’d been working on since 2014.
Raw eggs in milk, carrots, steak, lamb chops, liver, and the odd ice cream sundae: Marilyn Monroe’s diet .
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Virtual health summit you should attend: Habits to Thrive , a 7-day summit hosted by Deanna Wilcox, Anya Perry, and 17 other Primal Health Coaches.
Study I found interesting: Drug and alcohol use and life satisfaction .
Positive side effect I’m hoping develops: Scientists are mad that T-rex bones are going for millions on eBay  rather than remain in the public trust. But what if high prices and private sales spur more finds and more discoveries?
I think there are better ways to lose weight: Than swallowing 3-dimensional cellulose matrix tabs  that expand in your stomach and take up space.
I can’t think of a better way to gain weight: “…eating behaviors of modern consumers may be guided by a predominant goal to attain the subjective experience of complete fullness .”
Question I’m Asking
Some high-end coffee places are banning milk, sugar, and cream , arguing that the extra additions detract from the true coffee experience. What do you think of food establishments with draconian policies like that—snobs or real artisans?
One year ago (Apr 14– Apr 20)
- A Day in the Life of Keto  – What does a day look like?
- The Roots of Depression: How Much Does Modern Culture Have to Do With It? – And if so, what can we do?
Comment of the Week
“What about a half scoop of metagenics thermaphaseprotein detox powder in water? Will this break my fast?”
– Depends which ThermaPhase tier you’ve reached. Tier 2 and below you’d better go a quarter scoop if you want to maintain the fast. Tier 3 ThermaPhase or higher actually extracts calories from you.