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1 Apr

Weekend Link Love – Edition 184

This article smells (but tastes delicious!).

Autism diagnoses in the US are higher than ever, a new study shows.

Next time your prepubescent son has to go number 1, give him a glass jar filled with pastured eggs and watch the yuan roll in.

This diapered tot boulders better than you. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get so cocky that he ends up climbing the ramparts of Winterfell only to discover an incestuous tryst between the queen and her brother, who then pushes the kid off for a five story drop and lower body paralysis. Because in the real world, there are no three-eyed crows to lead you to your destiny.

A collection of visual representations of the serving sizes of various fruits and vegetables.

How’s this for a healthy addiction?

Hey, you: stand up.

But I was led to believe that cows hate being outside, shun dietary graminoids, and vastly prefer the solace and seclusion of a barn with a trough full of corn, soybeans, gummy bears, and delicious plastic pellets. Guess I was wrong.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (March 26 – April )

Comment of the Week

MTHFR gene…

… is most expressed in Samuel L Jackson.

– I think we can all agree that oxide deserves a hearty round of applause.

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. Assuming the urine soaked eggs are an April Fools day trick? Wonder how many people fell for it

    Jessie wrote on April 1st, 2012
    • Nope, it’s a real thing, read about it several days ago. Not trying that one.

      SpyderInFlames wrote on April 1st, 2012
  2. That baby is Amazing!!!! Wow!! His little calves are so strong!

    Kari wrote on April 1st, 2012
    • The other “calves” were great too! Happy cows! we all got a great belly laugh out of that one.

      Kari wrote on April 1st, 2012
    • I want my kid to be like that. Can’t imagine letting a child that young climb so high, though. A fall from that height, even with pads, can’t be good at such a young age, what with physical development and all.

      TokyoJarrett wrote on April 1st, 2012
  3. Love the climbing toddler. The coffee poster, on the other hand – conflict of interest.

    AlyieCat wrote on April 1st, 2012
  4. But you’ve gotta love a frisky cow

    Sian wrote on April 1st, 2012
  5. Is it just me, or does it seem like there’s a new trend: “People who do X are gonna DIE”? First it was eating red meat, now it’s sitting down for long periods of time … Not that I’m a fan of being sedentary, but I wonder if there might be some confounders in this study, too? Doh. It’s just absurd.

    Loved the cow video. Cow fighting (not bullfighting) is a long-standing Swiss tradition. In the spring, the toughest cows fight each other to see who’s the “queen of the herd” before they head up to the Alpine pastures for the summer.

    Gydle wrote on April 1st, 2012
  6. That’s a lot of coffee to reduce your chances of getting cancer, diabetes, etc.

    NOT drinking coffee isn’t going to increase your chances…

    Looks like cows love the outdoors just as much as us and, well, every other living thing on Earth!

    Primal Toad wrote on April 1st, 2012
    • 1 cup typically means 8 oz. Most coffee you would order somewhere is going to be 12/16/20 oz etc. 3-4 cups isn’t that much for someone that drinks it twice a day.

      6 might be excessive. But there are other….”primal” activities that have been linked to reducing prostate cancer anyway.

      chris wrote on April 1st, 2012
      • Since discovering Dave Asprey’s bulletproof coffee the only reason I drink coffee now is for the BUTTER (and the coconut oil), but now I’m addicted to butter!

        cancerclasses wrote on April 1st, 2012
      • I’ve always been confused about this… I know 8 oz. is one cup, but most coffee makers consider 5 oz. to be a cup. So which are they referring to in the article?

        Burn wrote on April 1st, 2012
        • Hey thanks for posting a link to my coffee info graphic just thought I should help clear up the “how many cups” debate… The stats I worked off are 1 cup of coffee. Because coffee can be made in so many different ways it will differ on where you live. E.g in the USA people drink mostly pour over/ drip filter coffee so a cup will be around 6-8 oz (depending on the coffee strength, beans etc. ) for people in Australia we usually drink espresso which is around 30ml / 1oz for a shot ( same amount of coffee as In a drip/filter equivalent) so a ‘cup’ for us is only 1 oz. so all depends on the brew method and what you like to drink! Maybe I’ll amend the info graphic to help clear it up… but the best way is to have the freshest beans as possible and ground just before consumed. from my recent visit to the USA I can recommend buying from Stumptown, Blue bottle, Intelligensia, Four barrel and Gimme coffee all depending on where you live! I’m happy to answer any other questions you may have. I’ll be at a cafe all day :)

          Aron wrote on April 1st, 2012
    • I agree, Todd. I like a cup of black coffee in the morning with my eggs, but 3 or more and I’m guessing the caffeine consumed will start affecting sleep quality in a lot of folks (including me). To me good quality sleep is essential for keeping one’s overall health and mental well-being, so I’ll stick with my one cup.

      But hey, for those that aren’t sensitive to caffeine, why not.

      TokyoJarrett wrote on April 1st, 2012
      • Ah, forgot to mention the big cup of black coffee before a workout involving heavy lifting. Definitely makes a difference in my performance :-)

        TokyoJarrett wrote on April 1st, 2012
      • Hey Jarrett! Looks like you have started a blog!

        And oh how I miss Hawaii!

        Primal Toad wrote on April 2nd, 2012
  7. Ahh, another Game of Thrones fan! Hubby and I have been watching the DVDs over and over.

    (Have you listened to the commentaries? Poor Dany didn’t really get to eat a raw horse heart; it was made out of the same stuff as gummy bears, with some raw pasta thrown in to represent the arteries. She says that the almost-barfing scene was not acting.)

    dragonmamma wrote on April 1st, 2012
  8. I love the Game of Thrones reference.

    Duane wrote on April 1st, 2012
    • Lol, yea that game of thrones reference caught me off guard too. I guess you just never know who is a fan. Although it shouldn’t be too surprising as I could easily see any avid reader to be a fan.

      But the most surprising thing to me was the bit about autism. One in 54 boys? Wow, I had been seeing a commercial recently talking about 1 in 112(something like that) children are affected by it. and I thought that was alarmingly high.

      Mrfuzzybear wrote on April 2nd, 2012
  9. GOT reference!!! Love it. Especially since you clearly read the books with your reference. The show did a very good job representing the books so far.

    Stephanie wrote on April 1st, 2012
  10. Did anyone else want to get those cows a sports bra? 😉

    Karen P. wrote on April 1st, 2012
    • +1

      PrimalGrandma wrote on April 1st, 2012
  11. Chad wrote on April 1st, 2012
  12. Well, his dad clearly put those stuffed animals up there to give him incentive; put dark chocolate and bacon on the wall and I’m climbing like a champ too.

    Jeffrey of Troy wrote on April 1st, 2012
  13. Aha, happy cows are into earthing!

    Any mom of a free range nearly two year old will tell you they are freakishly strong for their size. Most are adept climbers as well. One of mine started before she was a year old, but on bookshelves. She’s shimmy up a door frame like a kid climbing a coconut tree, too. Gave my little heart quite the jolt first time I saw it.

    Mamachibi wrote on April 1st, 2012
  14. One serving of fruit and veg is about a cup. That’s what I’ve always done.

    And OMG, those cows are so cute!

    gilliebean wrote on April 1st, 2012
  15. Ooo! I think I know how I’m dying our Easter eggs next week!

    KevinT wrote on April 1st, 2012
  16. LOVE the ‘Game of Thrones’ reference!!! =D

    Siren wrote on April 1st, 2012
  17. The GoT reference made me giggle through my tea, thanks Mark 😛

    Nionvox wrote on April 1st, 2012

    your dancing cows reminded me of cows listing to jazz!

    Katie wrote on April 1st, 2012
  19. Game of thrones tonight woo

    Jake wrote on April 1st, 2012
  20. WHAT? Mark, are you a genuine ASOIAF fan, or do you just have HBO? Either way, consider me tickled.

    Christine wrote on April 1st, 2012
    • Hey, some of us first heard of the books when we saw the ads for the show, and then devoured them months before the show actually aired, thank you very much. :)

      “genuine” indeed. Harrumph.

      Uncephalized wrote on April 1st, 2012
  21. Recently I came across these cows on crack:

    Rob wrote on April 1st, 2012
  22. GOT reference. Not at all expected. Thoroughly appreciated and garnered odd looks from the roommate when I busted out laughing. Which is a horrible reaction, if you think about it.

    And the cow video just made me miss down home on the farm…Oh, bovines.

    L.S. Engler wrote on April 1st, 2012
  23. Another promising coffee study (And yes, I know we haven’t seen the full article. And I’d rather drink the stuff, than eat unroasted beans.):

    Alex wrote on April 1st, 2012
  24. Mmm….bacon. Read a bit about making bacon at home and very tempted to do it sometime. Looking at ordering a pastured raised (or wood raised, acorn fed if I can find it) pig sometime this summer.

    Anyone know of a way to get the bacon-y flavor without the nitrates?

    Brent wrote on April 1st, 2012
  25. This is off topic – however, I was wondering if any females had any issues with weight gain in the beginning while going primal ?

    Veronica wrote on April 1st, 2012
    • there is a thread on the forum about primal weight gain in women. its too long to recount here,you should read it.

      HopelessDreamer wrote on April 2nd, 2012
    • I went primal about a month ago. I have gained a couple of pounds but I definitely feel a difference with how my clothes are fitting (looser). I can see changes in the mirror, just not on the scale yet and I’m okay with that. I think that’s the way it’s supposed to be at this point. Hopefully, some weight loss will occur too, with a little more time.

      Liz wrote on April 2nd, 2012
    • Well actually YES. I was eating low grain anyway when I began more strict primal, and while I have about 12 lbs to lose, I have actualy gained several pounds so far, and obviously I am not at all happy about that….. I don’t understand it actually – eating better, eating less, skipping a few meals, and zero fat loss so far. Frustrated indeed.

      Wendy wrote on April 2nd, 2012
  26. There was a GREAT piece on 60 minutes tonight about sugar and High fructose corn syrup and how they are linked to cancer and cardiovascular disease.

    Gayle wrote on April 1st, 2012
  27. Loving the Game of Thrones reference! Cannot believe the urine eggs. Wow, just wow.

    Raclbaby2000 wrote on April 1st, 2012
  28. That’s it, I’m installing a climbing wall in my living room.

    Aurelia wrote on April 1st, 2012
    • +1

      Then when people call to ask you what you’re up to, you can wear your bluetooth and tell ’em, “Climbing the walls, man. Climbing the walls.”

      Joy Beer wrote on April 2nd, 2012
  29. The statistics on sitting present a real challenge. My job requires that I drive 70 hours per week, but no more than 11 hours a day. I do stop to walk myself and the dog a couple of times a day. Someone needs to invent a way to drive without sitting.

    TruckerLady wrote on April 1st, 2012
  30. Coffee addiction: seems like my 3-4 espressos a day in the office make me hungry. Now trying to do without them, will see. Jan

    Jan Rendek wrote on April 2nd, 2012
  31. Even without three eyed crows, we can still become dire wolves in our lucid dreams… right?

    Primal Texas wrote on April 2nd, 2012
  32. Off topic, but why do I think this is something Grok would say : “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and are more useful in general” – Mark Rippetoe

    David wrote on April 2nd, 2012
  33. I came here to comment namely because of the awesome Game of Thrones/ASOIAF reference. Thanks for combining two things I love!

    Madam von Sassypants wrote on April 2nd, 2012
  34. This has been my favorite Weekend Link Love so far: bouldering baby, dancing cows, and Game of Thrones reference. Great post.

    Also, I have been telling my parents that my 20 month old is very adept at climbing, and tries to follow her big brother up the boudlering walls at our local Climbing Place.That video has inspired me to foster her love of climbing rather than discourage it, albeit only in the appropriate venue. 😉

    Allison wrote on April 2nd, 2012
  35. FYI, just saw the same link to the bouldering baby elsewhere that indicated SHE was a 22-month old girl.

    Heather wrote on April 2nd, 2012
  36. Another recent interesting article on the impact of chemicals on obesity from a prominent researcher. Via Boston University.

    gettingstarted wrote on April 5th, 2012
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    Hot news in Vietnam wrote on April 7th, 2012

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