Inline_Mark_SpeakingPaleo f(x), my favorite holistic health and fitness event in the world, returns to Austin, TX, April 27-29th! Yup, that’s right around the corner! In case you missed it the last 6 years, Paleo f(x) is the ultimate Who’s Who gathering of the ancestral health movement—as well as the best Primal party you’ll ever go to hands down.

I’ll be one of the speakers in several Mastermind Panels, including “State of the Paleo Union” and “The Smart Art of Endurance Training,” and I’ll be giving a talk on “The Evolution and Future of Ancestral Health Coaching.” Our very own Elle Russ, host of the Primal Blueprint Podcast, will also be speaking about her continuing research and experience with The Paleo Thyroid Solution. And my friends, coauthors, and fellow keto aficionados, Brad Kearns and Lindsay Taylor, will be there doing Q&A and other activities (be sure to check out their Keto Happy Hour), as will our Primal Health Coach and Primal Kitchen teams.

You’ll also be getting deep inside the brains of other world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, physicians, scientists, athletes, health entrepreneurs, fitness professionals, biohackers, and more. Robb Wolf will be joining me, along with Chris Kresser, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, Ben Greenfield, Sarah Fragoso, John Durant, and dozens upon dozens more. You can register for the event and see a full list of speakers here.

I had such a great time rubbing elbows with thousands of like-minded Primal/Paleo enthusiasts at last year’s Paleo f(x). The Palmer Events Center featured all the biggest companies in the ancestral health sphere along with over 30 expert speakers. Overall, there wasn’t a dull moment, an empty belly, or a lack of enthusiasm among the pop-up community of Primal/Paleo attendees.

2018 promises to be even more of a thrill. The event features:

  • Keynotes: Be empowered and inspired by the thought leaders of the wellness movement at the keynote stage talks. (You’ll find me in this crew.)
  • Workshops: Work live with coaches and fitness experts at the small group expo floor workshops. Master your squat, conquer your kettlebell swing, or have fun at a “Primal Playout.”
  • Cooking Demos: Learn new mouth-watering Paleo recipes, up close and personal with your favorite bestselling cookbook authors and foodie bloggers.
  • Paleo On-Ramp: The special beginner-friendly stage has “Paleo 101” level talks that gently introduce you to real food and optimal living.
  • Health Expo: Discover an array of health-conscious, paleo-friendly companies and sample delicious foods on the expo floor.
  • Book Signings: Meet all your favorite authors and speakers at book signing meet and greets.
  • Networking: Connect with entrepreneurs, creatives, and other passionate “builders” in the Paleo f(x) networking lounge. Includes special guided networking sessions for bloggers, fitness professionals, and health practitioners. If mingling isn’t your thing, Paleo f(x) also offers special guided networking sessions. You’ll be matched with 8-12 other attendees who share your similar interests, so there’s no way you’ll leave without making personal and lasting relationships with your paleo/Primal tribe.
  • Special Events: Celebrate the community and join us for the Saturday Night Charity Festival.

I’ll also be walking the ground floor for the entire event, so it’s a great chance for us to meet. Or catch me at my talk, when I’ll discuss the Primal importance of finding an avocation that excites you. I’ll share a bit about my own long and circuitous path to building my Primal businesses and offer some insight into how to discover hidden opportunities that can change your life.

Paleo f(x) takes place at the Palmer Event Center, a premier space in downtown Austin, adjacent to the city’s best food, music, and culture. Last year our Primal presence filled the streets, pervading every corner of Austin for the weekend.

This event is just around the corner (and tickets traditionally sell out), so be sure to register today!

Check out the website to learn more about why you won’t want to miss this opportunity.

Want To Virtually Attend?

And if you won’t be able to make it to Austin, no worries. The Keynote Stage will be livestreamed, and you can virtually attend by registering for the livestream option.  You’ll also have access to a private Facebook group of other Livestream attendees. Want to purchase recordings of the livestream events? You have that option, too.

Whether you attend virtually or in-person, you’ll discover:

  • Little Known Biohacks to Radically Improve Your Health
  • 10 Ways to Look Look Good Naked & Live a Long, Limitless LIfe
  • How to Uncover Your Hidden Food Intolerances & Lower Your Sugar Impact for Better Focus, Energy & Fat Loss
  • The Last 4 Doctors You’ll Ever Need
  • Metabolic Flexibility: The Rosetta Stone of the Macronutrient Wars
  • How to Leverage Lifestyle Choices for Brain Health
  • How to End Chronic Disease
  • Dirty Genes
  • Origins of the Imagination: Speculations of the Antiquity of Consciousness

Plus,you can watch mastermind panel discussions on alternative medicine, caring and feeding a healthy gut microbiome, and health entrepreneurship!

Get your livestream ticket now.

OR

Get your ticket to attend in person.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Giving experiences as gifts rather than things fosters better relationships.

Caffeine causes brain entropy (thankfully).

A new blood test might identify Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear.

Consistent meditation training may lead to enduring improvements in sustained focus and response inhibition.

Sitting might not be great for your brain, either.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 235: Paul Robinson: Host Elle Russ chats with Paul Robinson, a fellow thyroid patient and author of Recovering with T3.

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

The unparalleled efficiency of the human brain may be one of the biggest hurdles for AI researchers.

Cell-to-cell, we’re only about 43% human.

Media, Schmedia

Why one man kayaked across the Atlantic not once, not twice, but three times.

Antidepressants are hard to quit.

Everything Else

Calling it now: We’ll be taking probiotic viruses in the next ten years.

Guess who’s coming to your next oyster dinner?

Keep smartphones out of the bedroom.

If you want to try morning journaling, these are some good prompts to get you started.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Something I’ll try next time I go cycling: Wayfinding.

Conspiracy theory no more: Goldman Sachs wonders in research report whether “curing patients [is] a sustainable business model.”

This is why I hate hot air dryers in public restrooms: “These results indicate that many kinds of bacteria, including potential pathogens and spores, can be deposited on hands exposed to bathroom hand dryers and that spores could be dispersed throughout buildings and deposited on hands by hand dryers.”

Sounds like an interesting idea: “Killing ourselves to live longer.”

Article that got me thinking: “Becoming a Man.”

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 8– Apr 14)

Comment of the Week

I usually don’t pay attention to fads, but this one seems worthy of digging further!

– Walked right into that. Nice one, Mister_Root.

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Remember how you guys voted on those leggings with pockets we designed? And how much we loved you for weighing in and helping us make that super hard decision? Well, the results are in … and the sale IS ON from today until April 25. Here is your winner: Geo Ombré! Ladies, we are simply obsessed with these. OBSESSED. (And not only because they are FBG exclusives and so, from now on if you see someone rocking them, you’ll know she’s one of your peeps.) Besides the amazingness of having a pocket on your leggings (that’ll fit your phone and your keys …

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inline ancestral documentaries.jpegMost people learn about ancestral health through books and blogs, which makes sense—Primal folks tend to be big readers, and the complexity and depth and constant evolution of the knowledge almost requires the written word for proper transmission. But a well-produced, beautiful film with great content has a unique effect on viewers. The combination of video and audio are more convincing than prose to our lizard brains, making documentaries a great vehicle for the introduction of a radically new idea. Skilled creators in the paleo space have taken note, producing some excellent ancestral health documentaries.

Doesn’t hurt that we’re right, of course.

And though “ancestral health documentary” is definitely a sub-genre that’s on the smaller side, trends are emerging. Earlier documentaries were celebrations and explorations of (and introductions to) the relatively young lifestyle, intended for individuals hoping to gain control of their own health. Future documentaries are looking at the bigger picture—how ancestral health can help the entire world and the natural environment get healthier. In today’s post, I’ll go through some of the standouts, explain what they offer, look to some upcoming movies, and track the trends.

Fathead

Pigeonholed by critics as a satirical response to Supersize Me, Fathead begins by disproving the other film’s tendency to infantilize the public and lay the entirety of the blame for the obesity epidemic at the feet of fast food conglomerates. But the real meat of Fathead lies in the second half, when director Tom Naughton skewers the Lipid Hypothesis and low-fat orthodoxy, drawing on interviews with experts like Dr. Mike Eades and running a personal experiment where he loses weight eating nothing but fast food.

Even though it’s not a “paleo” or Primal documentary, it’s a great entry point for beginners to the whole low-carb/high-fat way of eating, especially those skeptical of the scientific underpinnings.

Perfect Human Diet

This was the first explicitly paleo film, and it was groundbreaking. Director CJ Hunt lays out the rationale for the paleo diet, going from archaeological digs to human genome labs to Dr. Loren Cordain using a football field to give one of the better paleo analogies I’ve heard on a football field.

Perfect Human Diet is still the best introduction of these concepts I’ve seen on the big screen.

Cereal Killers

Tim Noakes, the South African professor under constant fire for his heretical views on health and nutrition, guides Donal O’Neill through a month-long low-carb, high-fat, wheat-free, sugar-free, whole foods-based diet to prevent the diabetes and heart disease his genetic history had seemingly ordained for him. I don’t want to give the end away, but the diet doesn’t kill him, doesn’t give him heart disease or diabetes and, in fact, makes him healthier and more resistant to both.

And man, how about that title? “Cereal Killers” is perfect.

The Big Fat Fix

Donal O’Neill’s followup to Cereal Killers enlists the help of Dr. Aseem Malhotra, the British cardiologist who made waves several years ago when he came out against refined carbs and vegetable oils. The two travel to Pioppi, Italy—where Ancel Keys discovered a long-lived, healthy population and created the modern notion of the Mediterranean diet to explain it—and find the good doctor may have misinterpreted or overlooked some factors. It’s much higher in fat, for one. Two, there’s way more to the Mediterranean lifestyle than diet.

In The Big Fat Fix, Malhotra and O’Neill dig deeper than Keys, uncovering and exploring all the hidden secrets of the Mediterranean lifestyle, like community, stress, sleep, sun, movement, and, yes, diet.

We Love Paleo

Millions of people love paleo. To people who follow the lifestyle, the reasons why are obvious. There are many millions more who either haven’t heard of paleo or have some bastardized version of it involving loincloths and luddism in mind. Those are the people who need to hear from people (like me) who love paleo why paleo is so lovable. We Love Paleo (Amazon Prime link, free for members) is precisely that, offering a host of practitioners, chefs, trainers, and other experts explaining why they’re paleo, what it did for them, and what it could do for you.

In the coming months and years, more excellent documentaries will likely come down the pike. I know of at least three upcoming films I’m looking forward to…. 

Perfect Human Diet 2: Dispelling the Lies

Just about every month, it seems like your vegan friend sends you the trailer to some new screed railing against the evils of meat, saturated fat, and animal agriculture. They’ve got the wind at their backs. They’re winning. Most people take their claims as common sense. “Oh, of course meat’s bad for the environment. Doesn’t a cow fart a ton of methane every day and require 100 pounds of grain to produce a pound of meat or something like that?” They won’t win, though. Not if ancestral documentary pioneer CJ Hunt and his upcoming documentary have anything to say about it.

If you want to help nudge Dispelling the Lies past its funding goal and enjoy the trailer, go here.

We Love Paleo 2

Even more people love paleo this time around, including me. I make a longer appearance in this one. But that’s not the only reason the movie is being made.

Instead of just telling everyone why paleo will make you healthier, happier, and more productive, WLP2 also explains why animal agriculture doesn’t have to destroy the environment and is probably quite crucial for its continued existence.

Bread Head

Max Lugavere, author of the fantastic (and NY Times bestselling) Genius Foods, is producing a documentary on Alzheimer’s prevention called Bread Head. He immersed himself in the topic for the same reason I got involved in ancestral health and fitness way back in the day: to scratch an itch and address a personal need. Lugavere’s itch was his mom developing cognitive symptoms at age 59 despite no family history of the disease. Perplexed and understandably worried about his own future, Lugavere talked to the leading experts in the field and began to uncover a potential solution to the scourge.

Is Alzheimer’s disease a kind of “type 3 diabetes” of the brain? Could the decisions we make as 20-year-olds in the checkout line have ramifications for our cognitive function 30 years down the line? Check out the teaser trailer, donate to the crowdfunding campaign, and find out!

Kale vs. Cow: The Case for Better Meat

Diana Rodgers is a dietician, organic farmer, and now filmmaker whose upcoming Kale vs. Cow: The Case for Better Meat will represent a huge salvo against the misguided and frankly wrong idea that animal agriculture cannot coexist with a healthy environment. Not only is environmentally-friendly animal agriculture possible to achieve, this movie will argue that we can’t have a healthy environment at all without animals—especially the most vilified ones of all, cattle—in our food system. They’re actually necessary. You just have to do it right.

If you can, watch the trailer and donate a few bucks to help them reach their funding goal.

Are you noticing a trend?

Earlier documentaries were personal and prescriptive, offering a set of dietary guidelines that upended what many people thought was the right way to eat, train, and live. And it worked—paleo has captured the hearts, minds, mouths, and digestive tracts of millions. But many remain resistant, either swayed by the authoritative power of conventional wisdom about the health and environmental effects of animal foods, or unwilling to give that weird fad diet a try. The opposition isn’t letting up, either, releasing cinematic diatribe after cinematic diatribe that only buttress the conventional stance.

These upcoming documentaries are taking the fight to the opposition. They’re facing down the big challenges, the major criticisms and claims that, if taken to their logical conclusion, threaten our access to healthy animal foods. Nothing is more important than that.

Did I miss any? What are your favorite paleo/Primal/ancestral-friendly documentaries?

Thanks for reading, everyone. Take care and be well!

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Two years of 15% calorie restriction slowed metabolism and reduced oxidative stress in older adults.

Food allergy linked to nature and nurture.

Creating art—even if you aren’t great at it—lowers stress.

Chronic nicotinamide riboside supplementation increases NAD+ (an important anti-aging marker) while being well-tolerated.

Mindfulness meditation lowers blood pressure via gene expression (if you do it).

A five-day break from Facebook reduces stress but also life satisfaction. I think they’re just doing the whole “life satisfaction” thing wrong.

How some early life factors associate with resting heart rate later in life.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 233: Arriane Alexander: Host Elle Russ chats with Arriane Alexander about the potential benefits of putting yourself out there in video form on social media.

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Interesting Blog Posts

One guy’s experience with extreme endurance training on ultra-low-carb.

When a 100 year-old running champion offers training advice, you listen.

Media, Schmedia

How some companies are making their office environments more paleo friendly.

Medication-resistant gonorrhea has arrived.

How brain scarring (from concussive blasts) may be causing PTSD in vets.

Everything Else

Let’s just hope these orangutans don’t discover opium poppies.

Human dietary evolution in central Germany.

Don’t develop subclinical magnesium deficiency, folks.

Beautiful sneeze.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast I found interesting: “This is Your Brain on Sex” via the On Being Podcast.

I knew I loved blueberries for a reason: Polyphenols target sirtuin 6, an important anti-aging pathway, with the anthocyanidins found in blueberries and purple potatoes being the most potent.

An older article I enjoyed: “From Diabetes to Athlete’s Foot, Our Bodies are Maladapted to Modern Life

Story I found interesting: How the Indians came to be.

I’m not surprised: There may be a link between antibiotic and acid-suppressive usage during infancy and later allergies.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 1– Apr 7)

Comment of the Week

“If I tell people that I toss my kids holiday candy, it’s seen as some kind of affront to the American tradition. I get the “All things in moderation” lecture. Then I feel guilty for not participating and then run out to find more natural substitutes for all the junk that gets thrown at them, which leads to paleo pancakes, muffins, dark chocolate Easter bunnies and other slippery slope foods that are filled with starches and a month worth of nuts.”

Jennifer L., I remember those days well. Both the kids, I’m happy to say, turned out just fine, despite going without all those chocolate folkloric icons.

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Intext_Panel Photo Paleo f(x)Hey folks, I just wanted to offer a quick reminder: this is the LAST week that you can save up to 25% off Premier or VIP tickets to Paleo f(x)™ 2018!

And now you can get 35% off with the code: MDA35

===> CLICK HERE to get your tickets now and save!

Why you should attend Paleo f(x)™…

1. It’s an amazing place to immerse and empower yourself.

Discover something new or deepen your knowledge. There will be dozens of experts speaking about the latest in epigentics, biohacking, Keto, AIP, nootropics, blood testing, strength conditioning, sleep, stress and much more.

2. It’s an amazing place to connect with your tribe.

It’s said that you become like the five people you spend the most time with. The amazing tribe that attends Paleo f(x)™ are among the most uplifting, inspiring, and health-minded people on the planet. If you’re trying to up your health game, this is the perfect place to do it.

You’ll have plenty of time to connect with old friends and make new ones as you bond at the Paleo f(x)™ tribe gatherings and paleo parties!

3. Paleo f(x)™ is an amazing place to do business networking, too.

If you’re in the health space, Paleo f(x)™ gives you an incredible opportunity to meet some of the best and brightest minds in ancestral health. You never know who you’ll meet. You could find your next idea, joint venture partner, or even business partner!

Ready to take your health—and your whole life—to the next level?

We can’t wait to meet you in Austin in April!

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weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Eating home cooking reduces phthalate exposure.

Having a life purpose reduces the impact of income on life satisfaction.

Structured music lessons improve academic performance.

Global antibiotic use is up 65% since 2000.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 231: Lauren Lobley: Host Elle Russ chats with Lauren Lobley, who stepped out of the gluten-laced world of the pastry chef to become a gluten-free chef.

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Interesting Blog Posts

Regarding (non-aspirin) NSAIDs and heart attacks.

Media, Schmedia

What if scientists did science?

Venison tastes extra good with a generous dusting of smugness.

Everything Else

Why forests are so, quite literally, awesome.

Does this new organ exist in other mammals and, if so, is it edible?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Better than “dog ate my homework”: “Mom, my class schedule is misaligned with my circadian rhythm!”

I’d wear one: A tooth sensor that tracks exactly what you eat.

Interesting concept to ponder: Is a combination of rising carbon dioxide and degenerating topsoil contributing to an increase in the carb:mineral ratio of our produce and, thus, obesity?

I don’t blame them: Some archaeologists feel threatened by the emerging field of ancient DNA.

Movie you should support: CJ Hunt is raising funds for a new feature length film, The Perfect Human Diet 2: Dispelling the Lies. This promises to be a critical counter to the constant stream of films parroting the opposite view—that animal foods are unhealthy and toxic, killing us and the planet—which has become accepted truth, despite being incorrect. Very important work being done here.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 25– Mar 31)

Comment of the Week

LOL. Wife actually makes amazing bone soups… dries the knuckle bones in the oven and scoops out fragments of the epiphysis / spongy bone to top our kimchi-avocado salads. These parts are a kin to croutons but way, way better in taste and nutrition. I call these “bone crumbs” and I’ve been trying to convince her to sell a line… in that case, she would ship!

– I’d love to spend a weekend at the Liver King B&B.

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Caucasian business hand holding megaphone with drawn empty speech bubbleChange is in the air.

As the rest of the country engages in the same old partisan bickering about how best to rearrange the Titanic’s deck chairs, we have a chance to redirect course and avoid the iceberg. The USDA is considering some major changes to its dietary recommendations, and they’ve put out a call for comments from the public—an unprecedented request. Even better, they’ve requested comments on specific nutritional topics that they’re presumably interested in amending for the upcoming 2020 guidelines, including the safety and efficacy of low-carbohydrate diets and the current maximum recommended intake of saturated fats.

If you’re wondering why you should care whether an overbearing governmental agency thinks you should eat saturated fat or eat fewer carbs, it’s not you I’m thinking about. I’m thinking about the people who don’t know better, who assume what they read in doctor’s office pamphlets is the unvarnished truth.

The USDA dietary guidelines are designed for professionals who administer and recommend diets to their patients. They’re used to develop federal food programs and health policies. State and local governments, schools, businesses, charities, and dozens of other organizations with the power to shape the food and food-related information we consume all use USDA dietary guidelines as, well, guidelines.

You may have a good grasp on the science of food and the diet that works for you—but millions of people do not. Millions rely on the experts and the medical professionals and bureaucrats to make their decisions for them. If those authorities are operating with bad information, what do you think happens?

The obesity epidemic happens. The type 2 diabetes epidemic happens. Low-fat chocolate milk in the lunch line happens. Statins for toddlers happens. Fat acceptance (not the same as self-acceptance) happens. An exploding mobility scooter market happens.

This isn’t a magic fix. This information—the right stuff, the helpful stuff I and other folks in the community have been doling out for years—is readily available, and not everyone wants to listen or buy in. That isn’t going to transform just because the USDA changes their tune. And the tune isn’t going to change dramatically no matter what happens. You won’t see the USDA recommending bone marrow and keto anytime soon. But it will start shifting things in the right direction. And it’ll expose a large number of people who’d never heard anything but the official line about low-carb diets and saturated fat to a radically new position that could really improve their health and make eating both more enjoyable and more effective.

And there’s an even bigger reason to get involved and submit a comment: Vegetarian activists and passionate defenders of the status quo (yes, they exist) are out in full force submitting comments arguing against low-carb diets and the relaxation of limits on saturated fat consumption. They already wield a home court advantage—everyone “knows” vegetarians are healthier and holier—so we need to push back.

***But you only have until THIS Friday, March 30, to submit your comment.

Most of the other luminaries in the ancestral health community are also asking their readers and followers to participate. This has the chance to be a big wave of influence, provided everyone willing and able follows through and makes a comment.

Nina Teicholz and Dr. Sarah Hallberg, who are spearheading this effort, have provided some excellent suggestions for the content of your comments, including relevant scientific references. Copy and paste what they wrote if you prefer, or write your own.

Just get it done. Let’s make a change.

Thanks for reading and commenting, folks. You know what would be cool? Sketch out what you’ll write to the USDA in the comment section down below, then submit it as a document for consideration. That way everyone gets inspired to submit.

Take care.

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weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Hunger blunts chronic pain.

Chronic inflammation impairs tastebud renewal.

Certain phytonutrients, vitamins, and NAC may increase the effectiveness of treatments for psychosis.

5:2 “fasting diets” (eat normally for five days, eat almost nothing for two) beat low-calorie diets.

Dogs on a diet high in protein and fat recover more quickly after joint injuries than dogs on a high-carb kibble.

Keeping your hands busy keeps you happy.

Teachers tend to see playfulness in boys as more disruptive and pathological.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 229: Daniel Thomas Hind: Host Elle Russ chats with Daniel Thomas Hind, who uses mindset, psychology, and habit forming to help his clients and readers effect real change in their diets and lives.

Interesting Blog Posts

Hate beets but want the performance-enhancing effects? Try sunlight.

Retinol content of animal livers has been increasing, probably due to synthetic vitamin A in animal feed.

Media, Schmedia

Electrical current-induced happiness: too much of a good thing?

Why pancreatic cancer is on the rise.

Everything Else

Caffeine usually makes people faster, but not everyone.

The spiritual essence of depression.

Utah signs the first “free range kid” bill into law.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Podcast episode that touched me: The Drink, in which a couple of guys (one of whom has a fantastic first name) talk about avoiding bad habits and how some person named Mark Sisson saved his life.

Interview I dug: The one with Pedro Carrera Bastos about the lessons of traditional diets (and dieters).

I wonder if toxicity of cleaning products used would affect this: Cleaning at home or on the job associated with degrading lung function.

I’m not sure I agree: “It’s time to make human-chimp hybrids.”

A big reason why I moved to Miami: To walk more.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 18– Mar 24)

Comment of the Week

On that note, my husband is a professional entertainer and he had a gig several years ago where he was blowing up and twisting animal balloons for a six hour stretch 2 days running. He generally uses a pump, I don’t remember what it was about the gig that precluded that. Anyway, he still refers to it as the weekend he shit a brown dwarf star.

This just proves Carl Sagan right, Missy: We truly are made of star stuff.

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