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Weekend Link Love – Edition 246

Posted By Mark Sisson On June 9, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Weekend Link Love | 39 Comments

Before the usual links, some Primal Blueprint Publishing news. First, check this [7] out. The Primal Connection just won the Eric Hoffer award for best self-published book in 2013 [8]!

Second, the recipe for Paleo Pizza from Primal Cravings just got first place in the PaleoNonPaleo Great Paleo Pizza Smackdown [9].

And finally, for those of you who’ve picked up a copy of Primal Cravings, please consider writing a review on Amazon [10]. Eternal gratitude is yours from me and the Keatleys. Thanks in advance!

Research of the Week

In case you needed another reason to have that glass of red wine, a new study [11] suggests that it can help prevent kidney stones.

New isotope studies [12] confirm that right around the time our human ancestors began growing bigger brains they either switched to a diet made up of lots of grass and cellulose, or lots of grass and cellulose-eating ruminants. Guess which one Discover Magazine went with. Guess which one I think is more realistic (and supportive of said bigger brains).

Interesting Blog Posts

How a New Zealand triathlete rendered his formerly severe osteoarthritis nearly nonexistent [13] with a paleo diet rich in bone broth.

Why fire makes us human [14].

Science-based Medicine takes on coconut oil [15]. What do you think of their take?

Media, Schmedia

PopSci “unearths” 8 ridiculous, commonly-held views of nutrition [16]. Prepare yourself for a serious bout of deja-vu.

Boy, we’re really ruffling some feathers, aren’t we? Yet another “debunking [17]” of ancestral health rears its head (and gets summarily shot down in the comment section).

Everything Else

Have a Paleo heart? Mike O’Brien doesn’t at the moment, but he desperately needs – and deserves – one. Consider donating a buck or ten to his fund [18] so that he can afford the heart transplant he needs.

Your brain on coffee [19].

Monsanto is giving up on marketing GMO crops in Europe [20], at least for the time being.

Recipe Corner

  • The weather may be warming up, but I’d never turn down a plate of Caribbean oxtail stew [21].
  • Hey, you, Primal eater who’s vowed to “get more adventurous” and try more seafood. Go on and make some squid adobo [22].

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 9 – Jun 15)

Comment of the Week

I knew listening to loud overbearing Conventional Wisdom could make you go deaf (and dumb)!

Amen [25]!


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[8] Eric Hoffer award for best self-published book in 2013: http://www.hofferaward.com/HAbookwinners.html#self

[9] PaleoNonPaleo Great Paleo Pizza Smackdown: http://paleononpaleo.com/paleo-pizza/

[10] writing a review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/0984755195/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&showViewpoints=1&tag=marsdaiapp07-20

[11] study: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/05/study-another-reason-for-daily-wine/276148/

[12] New isotope studies: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2013/06/03/even-our-ancestors-never-really-ate-the-paleo-diet/#.UbEr8fZ36zd

[13] rendered his formerly severe osteoarthritis nearly nonexistent: http://paleozonenutrition.com/2012/03/16/triathletes-paleo-diet-with-bone-broth-dramatically-reduces-osteoarthritis-pain/

[14] Why fire makes us human: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Why-Fire-Makes-Us-Human-208349501.html?device=iphone

[15] takes on coconut oil: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/coconut-oil/

[16] commonly-held views of nutrition: http://www.popsci.com/node/74033/edit

[17] debunking: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-paleo-diet-half-baked-how-hunter-gatherer-really-eat&posted=1

[18] donating a buck or ten to his fund: http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/reviews/do-you-have-a-paleo-heart/

[19] Your brain on coffee: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/this-is-your-brain-on-coffee/?smid=tw-share

[20] giving up on marketing GMO crops in Europe: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/31/europe-monsanto-gmo-crops_n_3367284.html

[21] Caribbean oxtail stew: http://stupideasypaleo.com/2013/06/05/crock-pot-caribbean-oxtails/

[22] squid adobo: http://sweetpotatobun.com/2013/05/24/adobo-pusit-filipino-style-squid/

[23] How to Work Outside (Even if You’re a Desk Jockey): http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-work-outside-even-if-youre-a-desk-jockey/

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