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Weekend Link Love – Edition 143

Posted By Mark Sisson On May 22, 2011 @ 5:00 am In Weekend Link Love | 41 Comments

Did you know Denmark has levied a tax on saturated fat [7], with Finland considering enacting a similar tax? Shameful. The vikings are rolling in their funeral pyres.

The EU is banning certain herbal remedies [8]. I wonder what else is next – and where?

For pro athletes, positive tests are usually bad news. Not Novak Djokovic; the number two tennis player in the world credits much of his success [9] to giving up “bread, pasta, and pizza” after testing positive for gluten sensitivity.

Political scientist James Scott has been delivering a series of lectures on the domestication of man via grain and government [10]. Though Scott’s aren’t available for download yet, hundreds from previous lecture series are available [11].

A study of US college students [12] found that children of Asian immigrants were likely to avoid eating traditional foods – feet, eyes, bones, and faces – out of embarrassment and a desire to fit in.

Food producers overhype and exaggerate [13] their “functional food” products’ health benefits. I can’t say I’m surprised… remember magic yogurt [14]?

Primal gamers and LARPers might consider joining the upcoming beta for City of Epic [15], a new browser-based exercise RPG where doing real-world workouts earns you in-game points and power-ups. Here’s a shorter video [16].

Boing Boing highlights a sweet, stylish stand-up workstation [17].

And finally, how to chop wood [18] without messing around.

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Comment of the Week

I’ve begun telling people, “Alcohol is an even more preferred fuel than glucose. So when are you switching to a beertarian diet?”

– Commenter Dana, from earlier this week [23].

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[2] Primal Blueprint 101: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/?utm_source=mda_wwsgd&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mda_wwsgd_pb_101

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[5] support options: http://primalblueprint.com/categories/Store/Services/?utm_source=mda_wwsgd&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mda_wwsgd_services

[6] supplements: http://primalblueprint.com/categories/Store/Supplements/?utm_source=mda_wwsgd&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mda_wwsgd_supplements

[7] tax on saturated fat: http://www.just-food.com/analysis/denmarks-saturated-fat-tax-provokes-industry-anger_id115300.aspx

[8] banning certain herbal remedies: http://www.naturalnews.com/032389_herbal_remedies_Europe.html

[9] credits much of his success: http://www.10sballs.com/2011/04/26/djokovic-ditches-pizza-to-push-for-top-spot/

[10] domestication of man via grain and government: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/05/tanner-lecture/?sms_ss=email&at_xt=4dc40b5d1e0f10e0,0

[11] are available: http://www.tannerlectures.utah.edu/lectures/atoz.html

[12] study of US college students: http://www.livescience.com/14143-supersized-immigrants.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Livesciencecom+(LiveScience.com+Science+Headline+Feed)

[13] overhype and exaggerate: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/business/15food.html?_r=1

[14] magic yogurt: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/yogurt-mania/

[15] City of Epic: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1171791306/city-of-epic-an-exercise-rpg

[16] shorter video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT9eJfygwg4

[17] sweet, stylish stand-up workstation: http://www.boingboing.net/2011/05/17/standing-desk-jockey.html

[18] chop wood: http://www.wimp.com/chopwood/

[19] roast chicken and sex with your partner: http://www.slate.com/id/2294849

[20] how to cook his famous omelette: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=487iOLwnrsU&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

[21] The Power of Touch: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-power-of-touch/

[22] Smart Spice: Cinnamon: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/health-benefits-cinnamon/

[23] earlier this week: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/a-metabolic-paradigm-shift-fat-carbs-human-body-metabolism/#comments

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