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16 Jun

Weekend Link Love

weekend link loveMy good friend Robb Wolf just released a new Paleo Dining Out Guide, and he’s got a special offer just for you guys. When you checkout, enter the code PRIMAL for a $2 discount to bring the total to $5.99. Not bad for a comprehensive guide to staying true and eating well when out and about written by the Wolf man himself, eh?

Research of the Week

Landing on the forefoot when you run (you know, the way people intuitively land when running without shoes) exerts less stress on the knee than landing on the heel (you know, the way most people land when running in shoes), according to a new study.

A few new studies confirm that raw milk is a low-risk food, “contrary to previous, inappropriately-evidenced claims suggesting a high-risk profile.”

Interesting Blog Posts

Greatist made a list of the top 51 Paleo snacks anyone (except maybe vegans) could love.

Brian Tabor extolls and explains the benefits of going kinda slow.

Media, Schmedia

A new study finds it is absolutely impossible to lose weight, it’s never been done, and those who are currently trying should just stop. 

I for one am glad the maximum human lifespan is only around 120 years.

How the processed food industry undermines healthy food culture. I’m not always on board with Michael Pollan, but he definitely gets it right here.

Everything Else

Thank you for all your feedback in Monday’s Dear Readers post. Some of you have me rethinking doing videos. Maybe a podcast is the ticket after all. We’ll see. Stay tuned! Oh, and congrats to commenter Jeff who was randomly selected to win the Primal Fuel prize package.

Interested in improving your movement, mobility, and extensibility but don’t know where to start? PrimalCon presenter Angelo Dela Cruz’s new site – VitaMoves – is now live. Go check it out and get moving.

Aussies, take heed. A new cafe/eatery called Primal Pantry has just opened in Brisbane. Go show your support if you’re ever in the area.

The US Supreme Court just ruled against the patenting of human genes. Is it bad that I’m completely surprised by this development?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 16 – Jun 22)

Comment of the Week

Hypnotic, ain’t it?

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. I want to win Primal Fuel =(. its my favorite!

    Chris wrote on June 16th, 2013
  2. I love The Onion

    tigerchik wrote on June 16th, 2013
  3. So many great links, so little time. Thanks again for all you do here at the Apple.

    Nocona wrote on June 16th, 2013
  4. Regarding the Media Schmedia link about it being impossible to lose weight: That article was a joke, right? Satire? Or did those people just pop up out of a hole in the ground?

    D. M. Mitchell wrote on June 16th, 2013
    • It is satire. That’s The Onion’s specialty. The site is hilarious.

      Richie wrote on June 16th, 2013
    • Yes, theonion.com is a satire website.

      Chris wrote on June 16th, 2013
    • It is the Onion, a newspaper that is nothing but satire.

      Ingvildr wrote on June 16th, 2013
    • If it wasn’t for the Onion, I would have gone insane years ago.

      BillP wrote on June 16th, 2013
  5. The ruling against patenting human genes is probably the only high importance decision the U.S. has gotten right in years. Apparently the lobbyists failed to bribe sufficiently.

    Jim Rendek wrote on June 16th, 2013
    • And it was unanimous! There may be hope for us after all…

      BillP wrote on June 16th, 2013
      • “And it was unanimous!”

        Actually, it was *almost* unanimous. Scalia agreed with the decision, but wrote his own partial dissent in which he could not entirely agree with the majority because he “didn’t understand the science involved.”

        Meanwhile, he had no problem ruling that “creation science” should be taught in science classes awhile back.

        (The man’s a buffoon, masquerading as a “Constitutional Originalist” when it suits the fake belief system his financial backers support. He’s a regular paid speaker on the Tea Party circuit, and his attendance at lobbyist-funded parties in his honor are common DC knowledge.)

        Michael wrote on June 16th, 2013
        • Really, really inappropriate. Primal readers comes from every political persuasion, every religion, etc., and this kind of ugly attack is best left to other sites. I am not a Republican or a a Democrat (and have beefs with both parties) but I have read many of Scalia’s decisions and he is an extremely intelligent, thoughtful man. Using words like “buffoon” and using “Tea Party” the way you do – as a kneejerk buzzword, one which has a media spin, meaning the media never listened (even though the Tea Party had a remarkably lot in common with the Ocuupy people!!) – is just a way to avoid careful thought (and no, I am not a “Tea Party” person either, just someone with a doctorate in philosophy who prefers reasoned thinking over vitriolic rants).

          Really, I wish this kind of personal attack and ugliness could be left to political and other sites. This site is so wonderful for the very reason that we can all come together over our shared joy in having found the Primal life.

          Quinn wrote on June 17th, 2013
    • Ditto, Jim!

      Melissa wrote on June 18th, 2013
  6. PLEASE do videos mark! I’m sure it’s fonna be a great success;)

    Eirik wrote on June 16th, 2013
  7. How much you wanna bet the majority of people reading this have never heard of the onion and will take personal offense because they do not realize it is satire. Reading those people’s comments is even more hilarious than reading the actual article ;)

    Erin wrote on June 16th, 2013
  8. So in 100,000 years, we’re all destined to look like Precious Moments figurines? THIS is truly a good time to be alive.

    Fritzy wrote on June 16th, 2013
  9. I hope in the end you opt to do the videos. I find them much more immersive than podcasts. I don’t understand what the other commenters have against the idea of MDA videos.

    Gillian wrote on June 16th, 2013
    • I’m not opposed to videos when there’s something about the subject matter that lends itself to the format moreso than others, e.g. how-to type stuff. But when possible, I’d much, much rather read than listen or watch. You can skim something written, and if you need to put it aside and do something else, you don’t have to pause it. Also I can read considerably faster than spoken language.

      Jay Gloab wrote on June 17th, 2013
  10. If you decide to do podcasts, please post transcripts like Chris Kresser does with his. It’s a great source of information and accessible to the Deaf Paleo community! :)

    Adrean wrote on June 16th, 2013
  11. Wow, The court ruling is kind of funny since I just finished reading NEXT by Michael Crichton, which is a 2006 novel about gene patenting. What a coincidence that you’d post that the next day.

    Kristina wrote on June 16th, 2013
  12. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/16/ketogenic-diet-benefits.aspx?e_cid=20130616_SNL_Art_1&utm_source=snl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130616

    “A ketogenic diet, which calls for minimizing carbohydrates and replacing them with healthy fats and moderate amounts of high quality protein, can offer hope against cancer, both for prevention and treatment.”

    Dan Manolescu wrote on June 17th, 2013
  13. I’m from Brisbane, Australia. Thanks for the news of Paleo Pantry. The perfect place for me tomorrow!!

    Jennelle wrote on June 17th, 2013
  14. At least go with weekly or bi-weekly videos. Watching someone teach and seeing facial gestures, etc is just so much more engaging.

    On top of that, if you end up doing fitness, cooking, or barefoot topics, then video is an absolute necessity!

    Rusty wrote on June 17th, 2013
  15. What makes the Onion (satire) article about it being impossible to lose weight particularly good is that I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if processed food industry commissioned studies that would seek to find the same results in an effort to maintain their current (huge) customer base.

    ‘You’ve already done messed up and there is nothing you can do about it. So enjoy our foods that are so good, you’ll think they are addictive!”

    C.Rushing wrote on June 17th, 2013
  16. “According to the study, running on a treadmill every morning at 6 a.m. will not help anyone lose weight, and neither will cutting carbohydrates from one’s diet, eating smaller portions throughout the day, doing yoga, or hiring a personal trainer.”

    They got the personal trainer part right, based on what I’ve seen at my local big-box gym.

    Piper A R wrote on June 17th, 2013
  17. The book looks like a deal at the standard price, let alone for $2 off rebate. I particularly can’t wait to read about, “tips on enjoying alcohol without derailing your diet…”

    This book will certainly come in handy for those of us who love to dine out…

    Curtis wrote on June 17th, 2013
  18. On the “51 Paleo Snacks” link, #5 on the list links to a sesame cracker recipe. The recipe doesn’t work. When I looked at it, I really didn’t think it would work, but the comments section had people giving it great reviews. So I tried it, and it failed miserably. Basically, two eggs and two tablespoons of olive oil isn’t enough liquid to make 3 cups of almond flour into dough. I added two more eggs, ALOT more olive oil, and a bit of water just to get it to a doughy consistency, but I still ended up with mediocre crackers.

    Clint Stutts wrote on June 18th, 2013
  19. Happy about the forefront runner foot strike article. When sprinting, I run on my forefront naturally. I’ve often been told I need to employ heel-to-toe foot placement, but it feels awkward and slows me down.

    Melissa wrote on June 18th, 2013
  20. Another vote for a podcast please. As a full-time working mum with no spare time, I love podcasts. You can listen to them in the car or while doing housework. There’s something about video which is just annoying, I can’t put my finger on it exactly but I rarely bother to watch video’s even when friends email them to me specifically.

    Isabella wrote on June 18th, 2013
  21. Thanks for the mention Mark! Primal Pantry is going amazingly well. Be sure to drop in if you’re ever in Oz ;)

    Shan Cooper wrote on June 20th, 2013

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