For this 200th(!) edition of Weekend Link Love I thought I’d try a slightly new format. Instead of a hodgepodge collection of links to start the blog post I’m going to break the links out into sections. Don’t worry. I’ll still be linking to and providing commentary on anything and everything I find interesting, but now you’ll know that THE latest, most important and intriguing research that was released in the last week, and THE blog posts everyone is talking about can be found here. It’s your one stop shop for catching up on what’s going on in the world of ancestral health and fitness published every Sunday. Let me know in the comment board if you prefer this little format change. Thanks, everyone!
Research of the Week
Persistence-hunting, water-carrying, tree-climbing hunter-gatherers don’t actually expend more energy than lazy soda-guzzling Westerners, a new study has found, dispelling the popular notion that losing weight is all about burning calories. (Perhaps it’s the soda?)
Dying potato chips red caused test subjects to eat 50% fewer of them.
Average daily hours of television viewed, separated by country. I could excuse the US’ poor showing if it reflected Louie, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones marathoning, but I doubt that’s the case.
Interesting Blog Posts
One paleo blogger’s successful battle against high cholesterol (and she managed to avoid statins!).
Human ancestors were nearly all vegetarian, a Scientific American blogger says. What do you say? A $50 gift certificate to PrimalBlueprint.com to the commenter with the best response! (As judged by me and the Worker Bees. This contest ends midnight PDT, July 31.)
Bryan (future Primal doctor) and Tracy (former math teacher, newly-minted MovNat trainer) Barksdale were recently featured in The Daily News out of Galveston, Texas, where they’ve been spreading the ancestral love.
This article on “the caveman diet” in The Vancouver Sun is less impressive, but fairly even-handed. I only counted a couple references to eating grubs, bugs, and rodents. And they didn’t even mention loincloths once.
I’ve talked about wheat germ agglutinin before, but this article really lays into the pernicious wheat lectin. Also: “Pandora’s bread box” is coined, which I think is just fantastic.
Thank heavens the Canadian authorities are finally cracking down on illegal frontyard gardens. Think of the children!
- Richard Nikoley’s Fat Bread – it’s not quite like the real thing, but it’s not trying to be.
- Get some beef, some okra, a crock pot? Baby, you got yourself an okra beef stew!
One year ago (July 29 – August 4)
- Are Traditionally Prepared Grains Healthy? – Find out whether all that fermentation, soaking, and sprouting is even worth the effort.
- Smart Spice: Cumin – Everything you need to know about this pungent spice.
Comment of the Week
I love that research medicine is validating and reinforcing my love for Calvinball.
- Amen, T.D. Next, I hope they confirm the existence of sentient stuffed tigers.