Research of the Week
Rats fed a diet high in omega-6 fats – linoleic acid, to be exact – showed elevated levels of endogenous endocannabinoids, prompting overeating and the development of obesity. Corn oil-induced munchies? (PDF )
It appears that early hominids weren’t just desperate scavengers  picking at bones and fighting over marrow after all.
Interesting Blog Posts
Ever wonder about inexpensive alternatives to minimalist shoes like Vibrams? J. Stanton did, and wrote all about it .
Chris Highcock explores  the latest study suggesting that moderate exercise is better for fat loss than excessive exercise.
Hey, that workout looks a little familiar , doesn’t it?
Should you go Paleo?  (Yes.)
“Lessons of 107 Birthdays: Don’t Exercise, Avoid Medicine and Never Look Back .” Oh, and having centenarian genes might help, too.
I recently contributed one of my own “Little Life Experiments” to this great free e-book project. Check out  what I discovered, as well as what fourteen other experts learned by running their own experiments. You might just learn something that will change your life.
They say a cataclysmic bacon shortage is just around the corner . I say this is a good opportunity to find yourself a pastured pork provider that doesn’t rely on corn and soy for feed.
Bravado aside, I can’t help but be a little concerned .
Finally, someone’s come up with a good use for soy .
- With crab season fast approaching, it’s nice to have a recipe on hand beyond “steam, add butter.” Crab and squash bisque  fits the bill, I think.
- You say potato gratin, I say tomato fennel gratin .
One year ago (September 31 – October 6)
- Primal Blueprint Fitness: Primal Workouts in a Modern City  – The winning entry from last year’s workout challenge.
- Tuna Tataki with Gazpacho  – The winning entry from last year’s recipe challenge. Go ahead – I dare you to try to not like Nacho.
Comment of the Week
“Steam is hot…. It’s steam.” Truer words have never been uttered.
-Knowledge is being dropped here , folks.