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February 03, 2013

Weekend Link Love – Edition 228

By Mark Sisson
35 Comments

Weekend Link LoveResearch of the Week

Though most of us think of steaming as a gentler cooking method, a recent study found that steamed salmon had more oxidized cholesterol than pan-fried salmon. However, cooking time may have mattered more than method, since steaming took 12 minutes and frying took just 6.

If you’re gonna do sprint intervals/HIIT with short rest periods, make sure you really rest in between each sprint. Active recovery (where you keep moving during your “rest” periods, albeit at a lower intensity) reduced sprint performance when compared to passive recovery (do nothing; just rest). If you take longer rest periods (100+ seconds), how you recover has no effect.

Interesting Blog Posts

Karen De Coster gives us the scoop on Panera Bread’s “Hidden Menu,” which looks suspiciously familiar.

Is schizophrenia an autoimmune disease?

Media, Schmedia

Thanks to input from Dr. Cate Shanahan and plenty of “pasture-fed beef” and “pasture-fed butter,” the Los Angeles Lakers have seemingly gone Primal. Kobe Bryant specifically credits his newfound focus on diet for much of his continued success on the court.

World-famous and internationally-recognized method actor Ashton Kutcher was recently hospitalized for elevated levels of pancreatic enzymes after following a fruitarian diet in preparation for his role as Steve Jobs.

Everything Else

Suffer from Crohn’s? Know someone who does? Interested in promoting alternative health practices (including ancestral diets) for the resolution of chronic digestive problems? Consider contributing a few bucks to WANTED: Crohn’s End, a new documentary about empowered patients looking for answers outside of standard medical practices that just aren’t working for them.

Got some new apparel up in the Primal Blueprint store: an “In Grok We Trust” keychain and a Grok-embroidered polo shirt. Go check ’em out.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 3 – Feb 9)

Comment of the Week

Your mention of McDonalds reminded me of a comedian I once heard. He said that when he was growing up he associated McDonalds with good feelings and would get a warm & happy feeling every time he saw the golden arches. He did not want his children to grow up like this so ever time they drive by he punches them in the arm. NOTE: I’m not advocating child battery!

That’s genius.

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Jack
Jack
3 years 10 months ago

From Conan O’brian’s monologue this week (from memory, may not be exact):

“The vast majority of food poisoning occurs in green leafy vegetables, according to a report.
“So the American people have absolutely nothing to worry about.”

Reid B. Kimball
3 years 10 months ago

Thanks for the link love to my documentary! <3

Alyssa
3 years 10 months ago

That documentary looks awesome! As someone who has struggled with ulcerative colitis, I’m donating for sure. If this can help patients feel empowered and embrace alternative methods, that would be incredible.

Reid B. Kimball
3 years 10 months ago

Thanks for the support! 🙂

Cheddar Bob
Cheddar Bob
3 years 10 months ago

I dislike Kobe but I definitely respect his toughness and preparedness. He’s willing to do whatever it takes…even if that means trying a diet that CW says is crazy.

Paleo Bon Rurgundy
3 years 10 months ago

Kutcher is nailing the part.

Piper A R
Piper A R
3 years 10 months ago

SNAP!

bjjcaveman
3 years 10 months ago

Interesting to read the abstract on the effects of passive recovery vs active recovery. My coaches have always preached active recovery… now I have data to support what my body wants me to do while resting between sets… sitting on my ass and not moving a muscle!

While I’m glad that Kobe’s benefiting from changes in his diet…. the Lakers are still wayyyyy under 500 and need a prayer to get into the play offs.

Is there anything in the primal diet that will promote more passing, unselfish basketball, and better more consistent defense? Would kale work?

jrVegantoPrimal
3 years 10 months ago

i think more mma coaches are discovering that passive recovery is much better, especially during competition. In a normal mma match, you have 1 minute to recover in between rounds. to decrease your heart rate the most and recover the fastest, you should definitely sit and breath deep and slow. I hate watching some of these guys that stand in between rounds thinking that it makes them seem tougher and shows that they are in great shape. Just sit, relax, breathe, and recover.

Animanarchy
3 years 10 months ago

There’s a good chance. I enjoy organic kefirhich shold cushion your joints. =

Shamra
3 years 10 months ago

Good to know about the HIIT! I’ve been experimenting with my rest periods and have noticed that true rest between intervals resulted in much more effective sprints. It’s good to hear that what I’ve been experiencing has actually been scientifically confirmed!

zen
zen
3 years 10 months ago

Kutcher’s data is correlative , I wouldn’t use it as anything but that.

Nocona
Nocona
3 years 10 months ago

Autoimmune disease and all sorts of health problems possibly linked to diet? I keep seeing all these mass murders and mental health issues all across the U.S. and I keep saying that it is linked to a horrible diet filled with bad carbs, conventionally raised meats and fast food, along with kids staying up all night playing video games and sleeping all day. This messes with their natural rythms. I think we are raising generations of sociopaths. I must add that I am an optimist at heart, but I hope things change for the better soon.

~JackieVB
~JackieVB
3 years 10 months ago

That site: Eating for Idiots (see Barbacoa Tacos on Jicama Shells) looks like it has some pretty amazing recipes. Always good to find another source for Primal recipes!

Brendan
3 years 10 months ago

hidden menu??? weird. I don’t get it!

Cameron
Cameron
3 years 10 months ago
Down here in Australia, the physically demanding sport we have is Australian Rules football. I have noticed in recent years a change when the midfielders come off the field for a rest. A few years ago, the players used to come off after a period of intense running and would walk along the boundary line to keep the legs moving. In the last few seasons, the players seem to come off the ground after this intense running and just sit down on the bench. They only sit for a short time because interchanges happen very regularly but the 30 seconds… Read more »
Elaine
Elaine
3 years 10 months ago
I was reading this article while eating lunch at Panera. I looked online and their “hidden menu” looks really good! I’m trying it next week for sure. as far as passive recovery, I play hockey – we go out for a 1 minute shift, skate our butts off and come back to sit on the bench. after a minute (when the next line is ready to come off the ice), i’m ready to go back. I like when there’s only 2 lines. When we have 3 lines, there’s too much rest time and I’m no longer warm. It doesn’t help… Read more »
Gabriele
3 years 10 months ago

Mark,

when you are you going to produce Grok’s socks?

I need primal socks! 😉

Erin
Erin
3 years 10 months ago

Would those be like the cuffs of stirrup pants?

alexandra
3 years 10 months ago

Yes! to primal socks please!

Ed
Ed
3 years 10 months ago

Ah, so that’s what Kobe beef means.

NicoleK
NicoleK
3 years 10 months ago

Thank you! Thank you!
Panera’s “Hidden Menu” might actually allow me to join my co-workers for lunch! High protein too…I checked out the nutritional info and they are solid. LOVE THIS! I’m anticipating the excitement when I ask, under my breath, to order from the “hidden menu”

katieCHI
katieCHI
3 years 10 months ago

I tried the Hidden Menu last week! Wanted the egg/steak bowl, but they stop serving the ‘breakfast’ items after 10:30 or so. Had the steak wraps instead. Was definitely primal, though whoever made it must have thought it was a salad and piled everything on top of the lettuce. I had to dig a little to get them out to do the ‘wrap’ part. It was pretty delicious and the guy taking my order seemed excited to have someone order it.

Jeff
Jeff
3 years 10 months ago

Had that steak wrap today. Excellant! You do not get a side with it like the other meals, but pretty much limited to the apple.

Tracy Ellis
Tracy Ellis
3 years 10 months ago

Do the results of this study suggest that slow cooking may not be so “gentle” either, as obviously this is a VERY long cooking time? Is fast and furious better?

ion freeman
ion freeman
3 years 10 months ago

If that polo came in tall sizes, I might buy two. Who wears regular length shirts anymore?

Prairie Sunflower
Prairie Sunflower
3 years 10 months ago

Thanks for the link on the Panera hidden menu. Panera is right next door to my office so I eat there all of the time.

I tried the chicken hummus bowl (I know, but it was a small amount of chickpeas). It was very good.

It will be wonderful to order without having to pick out the croutons, etc.

Diane
Diane
3 years 10 months ago

I’ve never heard of Panera before, but next time I’m somewhere where they have one, I will suggest it and definitely get something off the hidden menu. That stuff looked so good I might make something like that for dinner at home sometime.

john huegel
john huegel
3 years 10 months ago

Panera’s hidden menu sounds like fun. I’ll have to try it soon.

Still not sure if it beats In-N-Out Burger’s hidden menu. Double-Double, Animal Style, Carb Style is a heck of a treat!

Caitlyn Wang
3 years 10 months ago

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Tony Mach
3 years 10 months ago

I recently stumbled across this study:
Triolo et al 2002 “Humoral and cell mediated immune response to cow’s milk proteins in Behçet’s disease.”

For what it’s worth, they had a few controls with Crohn’s, and it seems to me from the data that eggs might be involved in Crohn’s.

Grok might not have eaten daily chicken eggs…

Jeff D
Jeff D
3 years 10 months ago

I find it amazing to think that Job’s diet might have killed him, given that he died of pancreatic cancer.

Howard Wilner
2 years 7 months ago

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