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26 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 123

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas. Is it a tradition in your family for someone to recite “Twas the Night Before Christmas?” Let’s just hope that someone wasn’t Werner Herzog. And now, on to something related to health…

For those of you who keep emailing me about the blood type diet, Primal Wisdom has an extensive post on the science and error that brought about the blood type diet movement.

Want to do a handstand? Al Kavadlo will teach you how. And then re-learn to hopscotch from MizFit.

For fans of Tim Ferriss and his 4-Hour Workweek, Zen Habits hosts a half hour interview with Tim, discussing his new book, The 4-Hour Body.

Speaking of interviews, I chatted with Whole9 this week.

Maybe (just maybe!) fat isn’t so bad after all, says the LA Times.

Where do kids get their antibiotics these days? Actual and legitimate news source The Onion has the scoop.

You thought Five Fingers were minimalist? Gizmodo brings us Footstickers.

And finally, should you eat pop tarts? This guy has the answer (so does this guy).

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (December 19 – 25)

  • The Value of Lab Values – A year ago I tested my body fat percentage. It came back as 17%. If you’ve seen the pictures of me at the top of the blog, you might find that number suspect. I sure did. This post covers the accuracy and legitimacy of test numbers (blood tests, BF% tests, Rorschach tests. Okay, not Rorschach tests, but everything else).
  • 11 Tips for Kitcen Efficiency – Cube your food, freeze your food, buy a crock pot. These cooking hacks will free up your time without fattening up your belly.

Comment of the Week

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– ephemeral10jf from Food Porn (Hot delicious pictures that get you excited)

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. I like the footsticker idea. There is a similar product for dog pads to keep them from slipping on certain surfaces.

    Paleohund wrote on December 26th, 2010
  2. Enjoyed your interview at the Whole Nine. It was also great to find out about the Evolutionary health seminar at UCLA which you’ll be attending.
    Great info, and I’m thinking about going there since I’m in the healthcare field and am interested in bridging my talents more towards this science.

    Clint White wrote on December 26th, 2010
  3. Thanks for the link for more uses for Coconut flour!! Yeah for Primal substitutes to our food loves.

    Joanne (MamahoodMyWay) wrote on December 26th, 2010
  4. What is the plugin you use at the top of the post in the box for sharing?

    Dean Ouellette wrote on December 26th, 2010
  5. Here is CrossFit DV’s rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas! Hope you enjoy it :)

    Corina wrote on December 27th, 2010
  6. Hey Mark,
    Your blog is fantastic and inspirational. I know I can count on you for relevant science articles and great paleo recipes.

    Loved your Whole 9 interview as well.


    Cara wrote on December 27th, 2010
  7. BWAHAHAHAHA!!! I’d seen some of that guy’s other “Werner” readings (Madeline, Where’s Waldo, etc.) but I just wish I’d seen this one before Christmas! :)

    Larry wrote on December 27th, 2010
    • And the inclusion of Krampus was the cherry on top!

      Larry wrote on December 27th, 2010
  8. That Epic meal was…EPIC! Fun to watch and it made me even more committed to stay away from disgusting fatty foods this holiday season.

    don mcgrath wrote on November 27th, 2011

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