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29 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 144

First off, I have some thanking to do. Many thanks to John Durant for organizing the NYC Paleo meetup last week. About 175 enthusiastic people attended the event, and I had a wonderful time sharing my thoughts on the metabolic paradigm shift and meeting everyone that could make it out. I also want to thank all of the Mark’s Daily Apple newsletter subscribers that reviewed Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals this last week. I appreciate your time and support!

When will the murderous Amish dairy cartel finally be brought to justice? Armed raids by federal authorities are a step in the right direction, but I still see their products being brazenly peddled at California markets.

Tom Naughton of Fathead fame explains why the latest meat-causes-cancer study is high-nitrate, ammonia-soaked bologna.

Scientists engineer a cortisol-blocking pill that also reduces the vividness of negative memories. Would you take it?

Mark Cucuzella, MD, sent in a gorgeously shot video on barefoot running style and how best to implement it. The music’s pretty awesome, too.

Whoever wins the Grain Wars, we are the ultimate losers.

Should you parent like a caveman?

Diane Sanfilippo defends bacon’s honor with a powerful treatise. Cured pork belly fans or not, you should read it.

Recipe Corner

  • A “complete dinner” – steak, veggies, grilled artichokes, and lemon butter – from Everyday Paleo.
  • The Food Lovers’ Primal Palate makes beef back ribs, the underrated alternative to beef short ribs.

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 30 – June 5)

Comment of the Week

“Meat glue rhymes with eeeewwww.”

Harry, from the meat glue post.

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. Those beef back ribs look pretty darn good!

    I would not take the cortisol-blocking pill. Even if it does reduce the vividness of negative memories. Memories are memories and I want to remember them all!

    Mark wrote on May 29th, 2011
    • It would have been harder to say no to such a drug while I was still on something “just as nice” and before I discovered Primal/Paleo and started eating and exercising they way I evolved to. A year ago tomorrow, and six months into my new way of eating and moving, I took my last olanzapine tablet (2.5 mg) and never looked back. So now I can say say “Hell No” to this or any other such substance that interferes with my ability to feel things, even things that don’t tickle.

      normann wrote on May 29th, 2011
  2. The barefoot running video you’ve linked is totally inspiring. The exercises to learn to do it look ridiculous, however. In a silly way, not a difficult way.

    B. Knight wrote on May 29th, 2011
  3. That video is the best video I have ever seen on barefoot running. Thanks for linking to it.

    Primal Toad wrote on May 29th, 2011
  4. Ha! You had me going there for a second! I almost felt bad about all the raw dairy products I’ve bought from the Amish over the years. But then, yeah, the sale of it is precisely their crime. Duh. I can be a bit dense at times. 😛

    Peggy The Primal Parent wrote on May 29th, 2011
  5. Wow- thanks for the love!

    Diane @ Balanced Bites wrote on May 29th, 2011
  6. It would be dangerous to block bad memories. Those that can’t remember the past are doomed to repeat it. I think there are better ways to cope with the stress of bad memories and negative emotions associated with them. It’s hard, but you can learn to know what happened without getting hooked into negative emotions.

    As for parenting like a cavewoman: I did it and the results are in thirty years later. It works.

    shannon wrote on May 29th, 2011
  7. Regarding the raids on the Amish, from the article linked:

    “Former Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, took to Twitter recently to blast the raid, calling it a waste of time and resources and mockingly suggesting the FDA would do better to shut down the “many unlicensed lemonade stands” operating around the country.”


    PeterB wrote on May 29th, 2011
  8. I just watched the barefoot running video! Very interesting!!

    Meagan wrote on May 29th, 2011
    • It was very interesting! I’d love to know where all that smooth blacktop is – all we have around here are gravel and stone roads which are not terrible conducive to barefoot running. You can just get by with VFFs though.

      Laurie D. wrote on May 29th, 2011
  9. I hope you were being sarcastic about the raw milk raids. great article by the food renegade.

    sarah wrote on May 29th, 2011
    • I’m sure that he was.

      Nancy wrote on May 30th, 2011
  10. “…cortisol-blocking pill…”

    Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. :-)

    Would I take it? No, but I would give it to my husband…lol.

    Primal Palate wrote on May 29th, 2011
  11. The Grain Wars Forum made me laugh.

    Katzenberg wrote on May 29th, 2011
    • Me too.

      Imadork wrote on May 29th, 2011
  12. Love this barefoot running video. I have been seriously considering vibram five fingers for a while and this pretty much sealed the deal for me. Thanks!

    Justin wrote on May 29th, 2011
  13. One gallon of raw milk yields 1qt. of real milk, 1 qt of live yogurt, 8-10 ozs of farmers cheese and a little real cream for a coffee or two, Geeezz….WHITE GOLD!

    Dasbutch wrote on May 30th, 2011
  14. Comment for a lil like love…

    Paleo Josh wrote on June 2nd, 2011

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