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Weekend Link Love – Edition 209

Posted By Mark Sisson On September 30, 2012 @ 8:00 am In Weekend Link Love | 24 Comments

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 [7])

It appears that early hominids weren’t just desperate scavengers [8] 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 [9].

Chris Highcock explores [10] the latest study suggesting that moderate exercise is better for fat loss than excessive exercise.

Media, Schmedia

Hey, that workout looks a little familiar [11], doesn’t it?

Should you go Paleo? [12] (Yes.)

Lessons of 107 Birthdays: Don’t Exercise, Avoid Medicine and Never Look Back [13].” Oh, and having centenarian genes might help, too.

Everything Else

I recently contributed one of my own “Little Life Experiments” to this great free e-book project. Check out [14] 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 [15]. 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 [16].

Finally, someone’s come up with a good use for soy [17].

Recipe Corner

  • With crab season fast approaching, it’s nice to have a recipe on hand beyond “steam, add butter.” Crab and squash bisque [18] fits the bill, I think.
  • You say potato gratin, I say tomato fennel gratin [19].

Time Capsule

One year ago (September 31 – October 6)

Comment of the Week

“Steam is hot…. It’s steam.” Truer words have never been uttered.

-Knowledge is being dropped here [22], folks.

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[7] PDF: http://www.nature.com/oby/journal/v20/n10/pdf/oby201238a.pdf

[8] weren’t just desperate scavengers: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/23/discovery-humans-hunted-for-meat-1-6-million-years-earlier-than-previously-thought/

[9] wrote all about it: http://www.gnolls.org/3208/the-cheap-minimal-shoe-cheap-barefoot-shoe-review-roundup/

[10] explores: http://conditioningresearch.blogspot.com/2012/09/too-much-exercise-may-not-be-good-thing.html

[11] workout looks a little familiar: http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/5-ways-blast-fat-15-minutes-less-140400114.html

[12] Should you go Paleo?: http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/caveman-paleo-diet

[13] Lessons of 107 Birthdays: Don’t Exercise, Avoid Medicine and Never Look Back: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/lessons-of-107-birthdays-dont-exercise-avoid-medicine-and-never-look-back/

[14] Check out: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/more-tests/little-tests/

[15] cataclysmic bacon shortage is just around the corner: http://gawker.com/5946156/the-end-is-nigh-britains-national-pig-association-says-unavoidable-global-bacon-shortage-on-its-way

[16] be a little concerned: http://i.imgur.com/0qEt2.jpg

[17] good use for soy: http://www.moderncat.net/2008/12/08/close-to-naturenow-organic-soybean-cat-litter/

[18] Crab and squash bisque: http://www.janssushibar.com/index.php/squash-crab-bisque/

[19] tomato fennel gratin: http://gourmandeinthekitchen.com/2012/tomato-fennel-gratin-recipe/

[20] Primal Blueprint Fitness: Primal Workouts in a Modern City: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-fitness-primal-workouts-in-a-modern-city/

[21] Tuna Tataki with Gazpacho: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/tuna-tataki-with-gazpacho/#axzz27jh4LdQl

[22] here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/contest-poll-2012-primal-blueprint-recipe-videos/#comments

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