Some guy named Jerry Tobbs (I might have that wrong) recently explained  why he thinks the campaign to stop America’s obesity crisis keeps failing.
Here’s the winning entry  from last month’s “ethics of meat eating” NY Times essay contest. What do you think?
Don’t eat green bacon  (unless it’s St. Patrick’s day).
Amish farm kids are “remarkably immune” to allergies, a new study  has found. Something tells me Amish moms aren’t slathering their kids with Purell.
We Want Paleo! , a new organization devoted to getting restaurants to start offering Paleo-friendly menu items, needs your help.
Epigenetics rears its lovely-but-potentially-deadly head once again , this time showing the effect of different sleep durations on the expression of genetic influences on body weight in sets of twins.
In a recent study , serum vitamin D levels of 50-60 nmol/liter were associated with the lowest all-cause mortality risk. Not all that surprising, right? But both very low (10 nmol/L) and very high (140 nmol/L) levels were associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality. It’s a classic reverse J curve.
- From the Cavegirl Dish, white wine braised short ribs and mashed coconutty sweet potatoes .
- Crunchy bell pepper tacos  (don’t worry – these aren’t vegetarian).
One year ago (May 13 – May 19)
- Dear Mark: Does the Liver Accumulate Toxins?  – In other words, do you really have to eat liver?
- Grocery Store Seafood: What to Eat and What to Avoid  – We’ve been taught to view most grocery store fish with a skeptic’s eye, but is this justified across the board. Learn which ones to eat and which to avoid.
Comment of the Week
I voted 5+, but to be totally honest all occured this last weekend. 2minutes swordfighting max effort 4 times.
Run away from short barbarian horde (children)(about a minute) then avoid injury as you play dead when they catch up) 7 times. various throwing of javelins and axes and finally dodge four charging horses four times.
What can I say? Roman re-enacting is hard work!