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Weekend Link Love – Edition 239

Posted By Mark Sisson On April 21, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Weekend Link Love | 32 Comments

We’ve got a few openings for next month’s Primal Luxury Retreat [7] in Malibu. Sign up for the weekend of your lifetime!

If you happen to be near Houston on May 3 and find yourself getting a little hungry (for food and good convo), consider attending the Primal supper [8] with Mira and Jason Calton, as well as Keith and Michelle Norris of PaleoFX fame.

Research of the Week

Looks like grandmothers were actually crucial for human evolution [9]. But, wait – how could that be if we all used to die at age 30?

A new, highly ironic study (PDF [10]) concludes that “Compared with placebo or control, L-carnitine is associated with a 27% reduction in all-cause mortality, a 65% reduction in VAs, and a 40% reduction in anginal symptoms in patients experiencing an acute myocardial infarction.” See this related article [11] if the irony is lost on you.

The occasional drink during pregnancy may not [12] be that bad. Betty Draper redeemed, apparently. (But that doesn’t mean you should drink while pregnant, of course.)

Interesting Blog Posts

Why we eat whatever’s in front of us [13]. Unless it’s cellulose that has yet to be converted into glucose, of course (see below).

Jeff Leach, of the Human Food Project, gives his take [14] on the red meat scare study from last week, suggesting that the TMAO-producing gut flora profile “appears some how specific to the starch in grains or the dietary fiber in grains.”

Media, Schmedia

The news is bad for us [15], reports the news.

How scientists are looking to convert cellulose into starch to feed the world [16]. Or, “Mmm, wood!”

A look at the world of Russ Kremer [17], who almost became a priest but ultimately chose sustainable pig farming.

Everything Else

No wonder humans seem to have a genetic proclivity toward fear of snakes: zombie rattlesnakes [18].

Lifehacker shows you how to invert your browser’s colors [19] for easier reading at night. What also eases the eyes: sleep.

The gourmet cupcake market is crashing [20]. I’d say this is evidence of people getting clued in to good health, but I wholly expect the personal pie market to soar in response.

Sleep is becoming lucrative [21], but probably not the way you’re thinking.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 21 – Apr 27)

Comment of the Week

Looks so unbelievably wonderful! I hope I can attend one day. But…60F, cold? Sheesh, I would be perpetually drenched in perspiration!

- Okay, okay [26]. We may be a bit spoiled out here. I’ll admit that.


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[9] crucial for human evolution: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/10/new-evidence-that-grandmothers-were-crucial-for-human-evolution/

[10] PDF: http://www.medpagetoday.com/upload/2013/4/12/jmcp_ft88_4_2.pdf

[11] related article: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/does-red-meat-clog-your-arteries-after-all/

[12] may not: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/17/177644483/study-finds-no-harm-in-occasional-drink-during-pregnancy?ft=1&f=139941248

[13] Why we eat whatever’s in front of us: http://lifehacker.com/why-we-eat-whatevers-in-front-of-us-473869866

[14] gives his take: http://humanfoodproject.com/from-meat-to-microbes-to-main-street-is-it-time-to-trade-in-your-george-foreman-grill/

[15] The news is bad for us: http://m.guardiannews.com/media/2013/apr/12/news-is-bad-rolf-dobelli

[16] How scientists are looking to convert cellulose into starch to feed the world: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/04/could-wood-feed-the-world.html?ref=hp#.UW17Kd-qbLI.reddit

[17] Russ Kremer: http://www.salon.com/2013/04/14/meet_russ_kremer_americas_most_famous_sustainable_pork_farmer_partner/

[18] zombie rattlesnakes: http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/10/zombie-snake-attack/

[19] invert your browser’s colors: http://lifehacker.com/5912480/how-to-invert-your-browsers-colors-for-easier-reading-at-night

[20] gourmet cupcake market is crashing: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324345804578425291917117814?mg=reno64-wsj.html?dsk=y

[21] Sleep is becoming lucrative: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidtao/2013/04/14/the-new-business-of-sleep-and-what-it-means-for-every-consumer/

[22] honey mustard Cuban pork burgers: http://paleomg.com/honey-mustard-cuban-pork-burgers/

[23] Paleo plantain beef pie: http://stupideasypaleo.com/2013/04/16/paleo-plantain-beef-pie/

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