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Weekend Link Love – Edition 232

An important article from the Caltons on the deception of food science and what we can do about it [1].

Research of the Week

A week’s worth of bad sleep switches off [2] hundreds of genes vital to protecting us from cancer, obesity, heart disease, and other degenerative diseases.

When you do switch to barefoot running, make sure you make the transition extremely carefully; a new study [3] found that runners who switched over to Vibrams without changing anything about their routine were at a greater risk for foot injuries.

Interesting Blog Posts

Your brain on potato chips [4].

The synthetic diet revolution [5] (the “perfectly balanced” drink is called, of course, soylent).

Media, Schmedia

Men’s Journal talked to me (and several other people you might recognize) about Primal living awhile back, and the piece has just gone live [6].

And yes, you can be vegetarian and still go Primal [7]. It just might be a little harder.

Between homework, busy schedules, and high prices, kids and parents are finding precious little time [8] to eat real food with each other after school and before bed. The fact that kids are subjected to “crunch time” is just sad.

Everything Else

My Raw Brah buddy did a great interview with Ido Portal, mover extraordinaire. Check it out [9] and try not to get inspired…

A lipid researcher with over six decades of experience says that dietary cholesterol is in fact good for your heart [10]as long as it’s not oxidized. Other things to watch out for include frying foods in reused oils, eating lots of polyunsaturated fats, and smoking.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 3 – Mar 9)

Comment of the Week

Buy some paper chef hats. (Cheap on amazon). Give him the option of wearing the hat when he helps. The hook being, if he accepts and wears the hat then he is a chef. Explain that a chef must taste the ingredients and the final dish to make sure it is tasty because that is a chefs job. Plus they can draw/color on the hat too.

Paleo Bon Rurgundy [15] isn’t just funny, folks. He’s got great tips too.