Research of the Week
“Uninterrupted bouts of sedentary behavior” are strongly associated with lower insulin sensitivity, impaired glucose tolerance, and increased triglyceride levels, according to a new review. Of course, most of the available research was performed on males, not females, and all you’d need to do to mitigate any potential damage is interrupt your sedentary bouts with movement.
Here’s one quick (but grueling) way to interrupt those bouts of sedentism: five all-out 30 second sprints separated by four minute rest periods.
Interesting Blog Posts
The inimitable Dr. BG on migraines, oxytocin, and mind-reading.
What if there was a difference between industrial sodium nitrate and nitrate from celery, spinach, and other vegetables?
“Personally I have been eating them for years, and I cannot stop. I just have this urge to eat them.”
Perhaps I’m biased, but this looks an awful lot like a metaphor for modern man’s first contact with Primal living. And even if you don’t agree, you get to watch some cute ducks flap around in the water.
Sign the petition from the Healthy Paleo Coalition to get Whole Foods to revise its vegan-centric healthy eating program.
The anthropology geek part of me loves that humans have shared the earth (and the bed) with other hominid species, but the fantasy geek in me gets bummed out that we don’t have one of our own living among us today. I mean, we missed out on hobbits!
Forget pastured eggs. I want eggs from chickens raised on tannery byproducts!
One year ago (October 14 – October 20)
- Managing Your Mitochondria – They can be an unruly bunch of misfits, but you had better figure out how to manage your mitochondria.
- Dear Mark: Bad, Supplements, Bad; Simple Mitochondrial Biogenesis; and a Big Day Tomorrow – Learn whether supplements are in fact useless and/or harmful, plus some simple ways to grow new mitochondria.
Comment of the Week
I don’t really like that saying because it’s so easily misused.
Hey, how about a moderate amount of Doritos every day? Or could somebody smoke in moderation? How much is a moderate amount of cocaine?
Hmm, I don’t think so.
- Well said, Jeff.