Research of the Week
Your mother’s immune system had some serious  negotiating skills.
Researchers laying the groundwork  for a meat tax.
The latest NuSi study finds that low-carb diets increase energy expenditure .
Among Chinese seniors living in an elderly community, higher LDL predicts lower rates of dementia .
Eating organic linked  to less cancer.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 290: Holly Perkins : Host Elle Russ chats with strength coach Holly Perkins.
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.
Are dog DNA tests ready for prime time ?
Ex-Facebook exec testing mini MRIs  on animals.
Sociologist goes back to school to learn genetics to disprove “nature over nurture,” ends up confirming it .
Interesting Blog Posts
Both Neanderthals and humans were about equally prone  to head injuries.
Men’s Health has good taste  in mayo.
And in cookbooks .
And you thought  2018 was bad.
Google pulls the plug  on its glucose-monitoring “smart lens” they’d been working on since 2014.
IQ tests for embryos .
The first time I’ve ever run this deal… Don’t miss the chance to grab a free bottle of Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil  with your purchase of a Build-Your-Own 4-Pack of Dressings.
Plus, want free steak?? ButcherBox is running their hottest offer of the year. New members will receive $75 worth of free steaks  (2 ribeyes, 2 NY Strips, 2 Filet Mignons) in their first box. Guys, their stuff is unbeatable….
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
GoFundMe I’m happy to share with the Primal audience: Buy Ranch Direct Fire Relief . The good folks at Buy Ranch Direct, a community of family-owned and -operated grass-fed beef ranches in California, lost their warehouse this fall in an electrical fire. They’re in the process of rebuilding, but insurance isn’t covering most of the loss.
Podcast I enjoyed: Freakonomics on open offices .
Article I found interesting: What schizophrenia can teach us about pleasure .
I certainly hope it works (without side effects): Scientists hope to block the molecule  that accelerates the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria.
I can’t help but admire the entrepreneurial spirit, I just hope it doesn’t become standard: Air quality is so bad that San Francisco Uber drivers are selling masks  to customers.
This is a powerful story: How winning the nation’s “best cheeseburger” caused  a Portland burger joint to close down.
Question I’m Asking
With Google stopping development of its glucose-monitoring lens and all the other failures and dubious advancements, tech is realizing that biology’s a hard nut to crack. Do you think technology will ever figure out human biology and vault us into sci-fi territory?
- Move over, butter coffee. It’s all about kaffeost: cheese coffee .
- Baked kale chips  from Nom Nom Paleo.
One year ago (Nov 11– Nov 17)
- 12 Health Podcasts I’m Enjoying Lately  – What are you listening to?
- Does Carb Cycling Work? It Depends – How to make it work.
Comment of the Week
“When you’re a gardener, a home is much more than just a place to keep your stuff. My husband and I are finally enjoying fruit from trees that we planted 5 years ago and have cared for since. In just the past few months alone, we have put in hundreds of hours of work wheelbarrowing woodchips to the backyard in preparation for a permaculture food-forest. I’m in Santa Rosa, CA, where we had the Tubb’s fire raging within a quarter-mile in October 2017. I feel very thankful to still have my home and garden.”
– Glad to hear you made it, Naomi .