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5 Oct

Weekend Link Love – Edition 18

Need some cocktail party fodder? A Hearty Life shared 10 Hearty Facts about (you guessed it) hearts.

Conditioning Research
reviews a recent journal that touches on how obesity and inflammation are related.

Diet Blog examines the differences between a diet and a “diet cult” (hint: it’s all about the results and the way you feel!)

Still struggling with that to-do list? Dumb Little Man won’t tell you how to get your tasks done, but he (or in this case, she) will teach you how to make the list itself more effective.

Dr. Mirkin assesses the environmental risk factors for cancer and tells you what to do to limit your exposure.

Can “executive physicals” actually be harmful to your health? Kevin M.D. gets to the bottom of it.

Hunter-Gathering profiles hawthorn, and all the delicious things you can make with their leaves and berries.

Already counting down to Halloween, Parent Dish profiles the best (and all-time worst) of the Halloween loot for your little monster.

That’s Fit profiles Grace Somatomorphic Technique, a mixture of yoga, pilates and capoeira using equipment.

Charlotte at The Great Fitness Experiment blogs about her experience with Kettlebell training (and even shares some results!)

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. Great links Mark! I just focused my column on non-sugar treats for trick-or-treaters. As a parent who does not want a load of sugar coming home with my kids, I really appreciate the creative ideas that can be used for Halloween.

    Amy Dungan wrote on October 5th, 2008
  2. Interesting article over at ParentDish. I thought it was going to be about how bad halloween candy is for the seedlings but it is rather the opposite, I think! Are you guys going to do a “healthy halloween for the seedlings” post? Please do, because I’d love to hear the Primal take on it!!

    PS> Thanks, as always, for the link lovage. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    charlotte wrote on October 5th, 2008
  3. When reading the environmental risk factors for cancer (Dr. Mirkin’s blog), I can’t help but wonder how the grilling and charring of food factors into the whole primal blueprint?

    The Dr. states that eating charred food increases cancer risk, but my assumption would be that man has been grilling food for sometime and so why wouldn’t we have evolved to better digest such common carcinogens?

    Is the danger of eating charred food overstated?


    Jim Jones wrote on October 5th, 2008
  4. Thanks, Amy. I’m glad you enjoyed them.

    charlotte – Great idea. I’ll put it in my writing list. Expect it as we approach Halloween.

    Jim Jones – Great questions. I’ve addressed them in past posts. Check these out:

    Mark Sisson wrote on October 6th, 2008

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