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7 Oct

Weekend Link Love – Edition 210

Research of the Week

“The microbiota of Westerners is significantly reduced in comparison to rural individuals living a similar lifestyle to our Paleolithic forefathers but also to that of other free-living primates such as the chimpanzee.”

In Denmark, a 6-year old boy achieved remission of type 1 diabetes upon following a gluten-free diet.

Interesting Blog Posts

Huh, so it looks like whole eggs aren’t just like smoking for your arteries!

The guys over at Caveman College put up a really nice post on the 10 Primal essentials for your dorm room.

Media, Schmedia

Paleo Lifestyle Magazine interviews pro basketball player Grant Hill, who talks about how a Paleo diet has helped him feel healthier, with greater recovery, than ever.

As if politicians weren’t hypocritical enough. And don’t worry, both sides get to be mad at the contents of this article!

Everything Else

When my friend John Wellbourn (of CrossFit Football fame) asked me to take a look at his new charity, I couldn’t help but donate and join Wade’s Army. Take a look and if you’re touched and have the means, give a few bucks. Neuroblastoma is a nasty cancer that targets almost exclusively young children and babies, and we need to learn more about it to fight it.

Mice don’t just make great pets for kids. They also make great research stand-ins for cancer patients (don’t get too attached, though).

How mobile technology is influencing our brains by challenging their perhaps most important ability: focus.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (October 7 – October 13)

Comment of the Week

Great posts.

I haven’t failed. I’ve identified 10,000 ways this doesn’t work. -Thomas Edison.

– A great quote within a (timely) comment. Thanks, Linda.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. Thanks for posting the link to our Grant Hill interview. He really is a testament to how far a proper diet can take you, especially considering he’s the secon oldest player in the NBA and still playing at an extremely high level!

    Brian wrote on October 7th, 2012
  2. That microbiota article is very interesting, a little science oriented but gets to the core of the paleo idea.

    J wrote on October 7th, 2012
  3. The eggs = cigarettes idea just shows how weak science today can be in attempts to get media attention.

    Wasn’t Microbiota the title of a Kraftwork album, or should be.

    J wrote on October 7th, 2012
  4. Hi,

    I dont understand the egg article. It says that eggs are better. But, then it says something about hard boiling them makes more oxidation?

    Im confused here. so am I supposed to eat them raw. or just cook them differently?

    Chris wrote on October 7th, 2012
    • Cooking them at high heat oxidizes the unsaturated fatty acids in the egg yolks. It’s not normally a huge problem since egg yolk fat is mostly saturated and monounsaturated, but when you have omega-3 enriched eggs or conventional eggs (which could be a bit high in omega-6), you’ll want to keep the heating to a minimum – low and slow rather than hot and fast like hard-boiling or scrambling.

      Jonathan wrote on October 7th, 2012
      • Sweet. I checked on this like twice and there were no responses. but i just thougth to check back now and saw ur reply. Thanks.

        Chris wrote on October 9th, 2012
  5. Excellent reasoning for How I Would Change Gym Class.

    Animanarchy wrote on October 7th, 2012
  6. eggs rule!

    and here’s a link to a page with a great little vid by a group educating about the dangers of cell phones on kids –

    Death Glow, Your Child’s EMF Cell Phone “Aura”

    please don’t let your kid have a cell phone to use as they wish – they will use it and mess up their brains – brain cancer has now surpassed leukemia as the number one cancer killer in children.

    2+2= 4?

    ravi wrote on October 7th, 2012
  7. Just another example of simple and primal solutions being better than modern science and technology. All part of the same underlying story………

    Dr Steve Bell wrote on October 7th, 2012
  8. You’re right, the second article under the Media, Shmedia heading should make just about anyone not among the political elite or working for Monsanto (read, 99.99% of the population) furious. Ticked me off pretty good, anyway 😛

    TokyoJay wrote on October 8th, 2012
  9. “Attempts to recondition these barriers through the use of so called ‘probiotics’, normally applied to the gut, are rarely successful, and sometimes fail, as they are usually applied as adjunctive treatments, e.g. in parallel with heavy pharmaceutical treatment, not rarely consisting in antibiotics and chemotherapy.”

    Is there any evidence of success if probiotics are taken without pharma treatment? I have just spent over $100 on a variety of capsules.


    Aoife wrote on October 8th, 2012
    • You need to get the good bacteria through the stomach – where stomach acid will kill them – and into the intestine. The calcium of yogurt, for example, neutralizes stomach acid for a while; however, if you eat a bunch of other food before or along with it, you slow the gastric emptying, giving the acid time to come back and kill the probiotics. If taking a pill, take it on an empty stomach, and wait a while before eating. Even yogurt would be best first thing in the a.m. for this reason.

      Jeffrey of Troy wrote on October 8th, 2012
  10. Great post! By the way i done a review on dessicated liver on my site have a look!

    adam sharif wrote on October 8th, 2012
  11. The fact that many a good scientist has had his career destroyed for the sin of honesty while charlatans, the obedient mediocre ones, and liars have succeeded makes me beyond ill.

    I hope there’s a bad scientist sh1t list somewhere — the authors of the “eggs = smoking” study deserve a high place of (dis)honor on it.

    Oly wrote on October 9th, 2012
  12. Wow I didn’t know Grant Hill was Paleo! Thats cool I use to root for him on the Pistons back in the day…

    Ed wrote on October 9th, 2012
  13. the sydney morning herald has a marksdailyapple link, not all good, the journo failed..and was scathing…sad really to have missed the whole point of this site…

    ben wrote on October 19th, 2012

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