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Weekend Link Love – Edition 206

Research of the Week

So a meta-analysis [7] of around 240 studies just concluded that organic probably offers little nutritional benefit over conventional, leading to numerous “I told you so” quips and smug articles proclaiming organic to be a huge scam. But who ever thought organic was about increasing vitamin content? What about the other results of the study – the fact that conventional food tends to have upwards of 180 times more pesticide residue than organic food – that were mostly ignored by the media?

As told [8] on a recent blog post from Suppversity, pre-workout baking soda allowed trainees to squeeze out 22 extra lower body reps.

Interesting Blog Posts

Who’s up for a toxoplasma love party [9]? I’ll bring the infected rats and cat poop.

Anastacia from PrimalMedEd recently wrote a nice post addressing all the evidence “for” and against the saturated-fat-will-clog-your-arteries-and-murder-small-children hypothesis. Go check it out [10], or pass it along to anyone who subscribes to the aforementioned nonsense.

Media, Schmedia

“‘Published’ and ‘true’ are not synonyms,” claims Science Exchange, a new company that seeks to test the accuracy of published studies [11] by attempting to reproduce their results.

P.K. Subban, a pro hockey player, follows a pretty Primal way of eating [12]: “pretty much meat and vegetables, healthy fats” with a few yams thrown in for good measure. Oh, yeah, and there’s also the whole cow that he eats every summer.

Everything Else

Just what we need: more soybean oil-drenched battery farmed chicken in wheat [13]!

I really like how these guys [14] describe epigenetics. Food is information (to our cells, to our genes) about our environment.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (September 9 – September 16)

Comment of the Week

This is definitely an article for me. I’ll be sure to read it later.

– Well done, Moshen [19]. I was expecting (and received) a deluge of similar comments, but the simplicity of yours really worked. I wonder, though – did you ever end up reading?