Have you ditched the Purel yet? Studies show that carpet-bombing your microbial passengers with antibiotic soaps and hand sanitizers is counterproductive and even dangerous, while simple soap works best.
The United States Army banned Vibram Fivefingers (and, if anyone actually has a pair, those Fila knockoffs). To be fair, they do allow other minimalist offerings.
Longtime reader Alex Shalman went strictly Primal and lost a bunch of weight and inches. Check his blog post for detailed stat and food porn.
In pleasantly surprising news, the USDA concluded that grass-fed cows are more environmentally friendly than feedlot cows.
My favorite research of the week: tennis match grunting proven to negatively affect opponent’s performance. Of course, grunting positively affects other types of performance.
Second favorite: better sleep improves athletic performance.
Have you been eating deep-fried wood pulp?
One year ago (July 4 – July 10)
- A Primal Primer: Iodine – An important, yet underrated micronutrient.
- A Visual Guide to Sea Vegetables – Learn about the best sources of iodine.
Comment of the Week
i don’t know, isn’t Glee on then?
- Reader Dasbutch, in the comment section from “Expedition Impossible Team Goes Primal”