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March 31, 2013

Weekend Link Love – Edition 236

By Mark Sisson
16 Comments

Weekend Link LoveLast-minute tickets for PrimalCon Oxnard 2013 (April 11-14) are now available due to some cancellations. Space is limited. Order your tickets today before spots run out!

Tickets for PrimalCon Austin 2013 are also available. Join us June 6-9 for an event you’ll never forget.

Thank you for sharing your excitement for upcoming Primal Blueprint books and your ideas for new titles last week. The randomly selected winner of the prize package giveaway is Susy Fry.

Research of the Week

Transfer of “lean” gut flora into the sterile guts of obese mice triggered rapid fat loss in a recent study.

They were far from human subjects, but fruit flies fed an organic diet enjoyed better health outcomes than fruit flies fed a non-organic diet.

Interesting Blog Posts

How one Primal kid fought back against MyPlate and came up with his own – far superior, in my opinion – version.

Seth Roberts recently explored earwax transplantations.

Media, Schmedia

Logan LaPlante knows what he wants to be when he grows up: happy. What about you?

Gwyneth Paltrow may get a lot of flak for deciding not to feed her kids empty carbs, but not everyone agrees with the criticism.

Everything Else

No one can fully digest gluten,” said the Mayo Clinic doc.

Our ability to truly connect with other human beings is a physiological entity that must be trained and maintained or else wither into dystrophy, like muscle. Does excessive smartphone usage trigger empathy detraining?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Mar 31 – Apr 6)

Comment of the Week

This post is starting to sound like some bizarre game of foodie one-upmanship:

“The most exotic thing I’VE ever had was manatee muzzle sauteed in badger bile!”

“Oh, is that anything like camel colon smothered in snake snot?”

– For what it’s worth, camel colon is high in butyrate and snake snot is a rich source of DHA.

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Steffo
Steffo
3 years 8 months ago

The article about smartphones its very intriguing for the future social worker here who think empathy is imperative to our work

mlou
3 years 8 months ago

About 10 years ago I said to my Dad, “I have to stop trying to be GREAT, and start trying to be HAPPY” – he said, only try to be happy, because you don’t get to decide whether you are great, that’s for other people to do, when you’re dead.
I’m finally actually listening to those words. My Dad would finally be proud!

mlou
3 years 8 months ago

That makes it sound like I’ve dissapointed my father – not so. He just wanted me to stress less 🙂

BillP
BillP
3 years 8 months ago

+1!

jack
jack
3 years 8 months ago

Our ability to relate with other people can atrophy…

So true. So much of our emotions get poured into internet comments, it can become hard to talk to friends in person.

Jane Ritchie
3 years 8 months ago

Nice to see a Celeb setting the right example. Hopefully other mums will follow suit!

biskitball
3 years 8 months ago

I agree that Gwyneth Paltrow has a point and, technically, it is possible to survive without consuming any carbs at all, including the starchy ones. But (at the risk of stirring up furious controversy) unrefined starchy carbohydrates have been eaten for thousands of years without issue. Cellulose isn’t the problem, it’s something else.

Nocona
Nocona
3 years 8 months ago

That one article on earwax transplantation made me want to WAX poetic…

fifer
fifer
3 years 8 months ago

Ah, Joanna Blythman (the author of the Guardian piece on Paltrow’s children) – her book was one of the first things I ever read about food, when I was a student. All about real food, the scandals of factory farming and industrial production etc. Don’t even remember what it was called!

George
George
3 years 8 months ago

Logan LaPlante appears to be a remarkable young man. “Hacking your education” and the eight keys to happiness can be applied to so many aspects of life.

Bill C
Bill C
3 years 8 months ago

I can hardly wait to see the microbiome research 10 years down the road. It’s already clear that the bacteria in and on us are closely connected to just about everything. (not surprising, as they outnumber our human cells literally ten to one, though they weigh about half a pound) It’s hugely exciting, but there’s not enough out yet for a non-biology, non-nutrition focused undergrad project.

biskitball
3 years 8 months ago

Neuroscientist, Dr. Mattson,found that intermittent fasting can induce neurogenesis – but so can smoking marijuana. Is it safe to conclude that a relatively new concept is a good idea because it appears to have some beneficial effects?

GC
GC
3 years 8 months ago

obesity related landmark study (Ach Phys Rev Int Lect. 2013:4;1)

summary of this, including details about new treatments, is available at

http://www.gp-update.co.uk/Latest-Updates/Obesity-Landmark-study

Joanne
3 years 8 months ago

Yay!!! Thanks for sharing M’s Primal Plate!!! Hope all the little Grok’s out there have fun coloring and sharing it at their schools!!!

Animanarchy
Animanarchy
3 years 7 months ago

This is intense. “Hallway swimming”. It looks like an amazing workout.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi8jx7KWCCU

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