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8 Aug

Weekend Link Love

First off, congratulations to FlyNavyWife. The veteran Grokstar and Joyful Abode blogger is now also a proud mom! Welcome Anneliese Claire to the world.

Eat smart. Eat meat smart. Listen to NPR‘s wonderful piece on how a meat-based diet made us smarter. Let the vegetarians and raw foodies weep.

Coke is in troubled waters, troubled vitamin waters. More specifically, they are being sued for making unwarranted health claims about the product. And Coke’s defense (seriously, not making this up): “no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage.”

Milk and water… what went wrong, America? Free the Animal found a hilarious stand-up set by comedian Lewis Black on the current problem with milk and water. Fair warning, Black drops more F-Bombs than Joe Biden at a health care bill approval rally.

Want to talk numbers? Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger. gets right down to business with a side-by-side carb comparison of grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. This post really makes a clean and simple argument against the grain and for the veggie.

And finally, Ross Training posts some good old advice from Rocky.

Recipe Corner

  • Leave it to Wilderness Childe to boldly go where no chef has gone before. This week she stuffs milkweed pods. And if those don’t fill you up, make meat cake for dessert.
  • Ready for some pork-in-pork action? Try HealthBent‘s Cuban tenderloin.

Time Capsule

Two year ago (August 1 – 7)

  • 10 Questions with MizFit from MizFitOnline – MizFit has been blogging fitness and blogging well for several years now. This is my interview with her from way back in the day (2008). And in case you’re wondering, that giant-headed caricature of me used to be the banner-head for the blog.
  • What’s Wrong With the Zone Diet? – Ratios, calculations, that sounds fun, right? This post explains why “The Zone” ultimately fails.

Comment of the Week

be careful with the IV drip idea. A friend of mine is a paramedic and swore by this as a perfect hangover cure. Until that is he fell asleep on one particular ‘refuelling’, knocked over the drip onto the floor and awoke with a even more raging hangover and a pint of his own blood back filled into the IV bag..

-Matt from Hangover Hacks You Can Hang Your Hat On

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. coke’s goal is to have a coke product with in reach of every person in america. vitaminwater was bought out by them. it was ADVERTISED as a health product.

    but, i’m with you, if it NEEDS advertising, don’t buy it.

    jennifer wrote on August 8th, 2010
  2. While they did market it as ‘healthy’ I think it is up to the consumer to educate themselves and look at the labels. Most people would (should) know that 30g of sugar isn’t healthy, even if it has 100% of your daily recommendation of vitamin C.

    Athena wrote on August 8th, 2010
    • Disagree, while it is good if the consumer educates themselves in order to make wise choices, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to be honest. Should we read labels and research yes. Should we be able to trust the ‘health’ community? Absolutly, we can’t right now but public interest groups like this one are helping to make it that way.

      Mike wrote on August 10th, 2010
  3. Vitamins? Good for me. Water? Good for me. All lowercase letters and superfluous punctuation? I’m sold! Throw a case of that shiz in my cart, brah: I’m gettin healthy!

    Mindless Consumer wrote on August 8th, 2010
  4. re: the article comparing grains, legumes, fruits & vegs.

    in your face grain-based!

    just kidding, they don’t listen. Have to figure it out for themselves. I will share it anyway…

    peggy wrote on August 8th, 2010
  5. oh and a big congrats to the new mommy :)

    peggy wrote on August 8th, 2010
  6. Awesome interview over at Lew Rockwell dot com Mark!

    Chris wrote on August 8th, 2010
  7. Oh noes! Coke is making unwarranted health claims! Does CSPI really need to force the government to protect people from being too lazy or indifferent to read government mandated nutrition labels? If we are going to sue someone why don’t we start with the USDA and the Dietary Guidelines Committee? And we could sue CSPI itself for forcing McDonalds to replace beef tallow with veggie trans fat.

    Sean wrote on August 8th, 2010
    • Hey, I’m all for that!

      Katt wrote on August 8th, 2010
  8. Also, congrats to FlyNavyWife!

    Katt wrote on August 8th, 2010
  9. My 10 year old step-daughter just told me today that her mom and step-daddy told her that rice gives her energy for cheerleading, and she asked me if that’s true. At first I explained that that it’s true, it does give you energy (I couldn’t say your mommy lied to you! haha) but I told her that rice makes you SUPER tired after your big energy burst and that vegetables and fats give you more sustainable energy. I then saw the article on “numbers” and showed her how other carbohydrates, like her favorite sweet potato, broccoli, and strawberries have so much more protein, how many more vitamins they have, and especially what bigger portions you can eat of them for the same amount of calories!

    She seemed pretty won over :)

    Julia wrote on August 8th, 2010
  10. LOVE the Rocky quote. That was an inspiring movie for us old-timers!

    JenCat wrote on August 8th, 2010
  11. I just made a meatcake for my 19th birthday and it was about the most fabulous birthday cake I have ever had. Creamy, buttery mashed cauliflower icing with caramelized onion “sprinkles” on top of two grassfed meatloaf cakes with a filling of tomato balsamic sauce and mounds of caramelized onions and finished off with 19 bacon “candles”. It looked so tasty I forgot to take a picture of it until I had eaten half of it!
    My mom shares a birthday with my twin brother and myself and I have to say I used to feel a bit left out when they are cutting into their own special birthday cakes but now I can have my cake and eat it too.

    Ben wrote on August 8th, 2010
    • My 19 year old son would LOVE that.

      Dave, RN wrote on August 9th, 2010
  12. Just posted and re-posted the Lewis Black bit…He makes me laugh…and the people who know that I dont do the “fake” beverages, and I do not drink much water either, and I dont drink milk, and I don’t “force” my kids to drink it either, should find it, and the links entertaining…
    P.S> congrats FlyNavyWife! God Bless!

    Julie Aguiar wrote on August 8th, 2010
  13. Wild! My daughters’ middle names are Annelise and Claire. Bizarre!

    ScottMGS wrote on August 8th, 2010
    • whoa ok that is weird.
      We have good taste though, don’t we? :)

      Joyful Abode wrote on August 9th, 2010
  14. Congrats to Emily – that little girl is pretty lucky to have parents who know the secrets to long lasting healthy and happy living!

    Coke is a joke. I hate them. Corporations care about one thing and one thing only: the bottom line.

    Great article on comparing the grains, legumes, veggies, fruits and sugar – the fiber content. I am saving that one and will refer back to it often.

    Primal Toad wrote on August 9th, 2010
  15. I wonder how come Wrangham has chosen to be a vegetarian, given his hypothesis re; cooking and omnivory.

    Gisela wrote on August 9th, 2010
  16. Thanks so much for welcoming FlyNavyBaby. :) I’m so excited to raise my little Grokling in the Primal way.

    Joyful Abode wrote on August 9th, 2010
  17. The Soda Companies also have a contract with the aluminum and copper industry taking some of their toxic wastes for ‘sale’ in exchange for a discount on the cans.
    Those toxic wastes go into all the drinks (as Water) and are called Fluoride!

    No joke.

    On top of it all aluminum enhances the absorption of the toxic fluoride.

    67 billion dollars (if I remember right) are made every year by the alu/copper industry selling toxic waste material to the Soda and Toothpaste companies alone.

    Suvetar wrote on August 10th, 2010

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