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July 07, 2013

Weekend Link Love – Edition 250

By Mark Sisson
30 Comments

Weekend Link LoveOn May 20th, a tornado nearly wiped the town of Moore, OK off the map. Enter Lift Up Moore, an event spanning 60+ CrossFit gyms across the nation to raise money to help the rebuilding effort. Check out the official page to learn more and get involved!

Research of the Week

In one recent study, neither dehydration nor electrolyte loss could explain exercise induced muscle cramps.

A low-carb, ad libitum diet beats out a low-cal, low-fat diet in diabetics, according to a recent study. Low-carb eaters had better weight loss and HbA1c.

This is why I live close to the ocean.

Interesting Blog Posts

Dr. Loren Cordain makes a strong rebuttal to the media’s misguided, preliminary contention that a diet of grass seeds characterized the early human diet.

Dr. Emily Deans discusses zoo animals (and zoo humans).

Media, Schmedia

Why kids should drink whole milk, not skim. (Hint: it’s the scary saturated animal fat!)

Should boys (or girls) be penalized for not being able to sit still in school? Is it a problem – or a feature – of childhood?

Everything Else

Is expert wine tasting junk science?

The science and practical usefulness of meditation.

Sorry, Catholics who happen to be celiac: your rice flour wafer is spiritually damaging.

How drug companies hide clinical data, and why this might (hopefully) be changing (to big pharma’s great consternation).

5 crucial brain nutrients you can’t find in plants.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (July 7 – July 13)

Comment of the Week

This isn’t very profound, but a trick taught to me by a writer friend has helped me cut down my computer time quite dramatically. It happens to be very low tech. Turn off your computer. Get a paper and a pen. Put them next to your computer. Every time you think, “I’ll just Google that,” jot it down. Eventually when you allow yourself some computer time, Google away. Not only do you not need to look everything up instantly, it really isn’t good for your brain or your stress or your time management. It’s a step towards taking control, not letting technology control you.

– On the contrary, that was extremely profound.

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Wenchypoo
Wenchypoo
3 years 2 months ago

We eat bison tongue weekly–instead of crocking (as the recipe suggests), we bake it covered for 3 hours at 350.

We’ll never go back to brisket!

BobGeary
BobGeary
3 years 2 months ago

Yay for tongue! It’s the meat that tastes you back!

Naz
3 years 2 months ago

Cheers Mark! That pork loin recipe is one of mine 🙂 Very excited to see it up here! Made my weekend 🙂

Kevin
Kevin
3 years 2 months ago

I’m going to try it.

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Cathi
Cathi
3 years 2 months ago

That quote of the week is indeed profound! I’m trying it……thanks for highlighting it, I missed it the first time.

Suzanne
Suzanne
3 years 2 months ago
I am a practicing Catholic with celiac disease, highly sensitive to gluten. I’m wondering if you clicked over and read the entire article by Msgr. Meridan. Yes, it is true that gluten free hosts (including rice wafers) are invalid for a number of reasons. However, there is an extremely low-gluten host that has been approved by the Vatican. I have taken it many times with no reaction. It is also an option to receive the consecrated wine only, which I also do regularly. Here are the details on the host: The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde Missouri have… Read more »
Jana
Jana
3 years 2 months ago

Sadly, I am allergic to the whole plant of wheat, not just the Gluten, but I can receive the wine if it is offered. If there is someone similar to me who also happens to be an alcoholic, the only option then is a spiritual communion. Alcoholic wine and gluten containing bread (including low-gluten) cannot be substituted with juice or gluten free crackers. It’s part of church law that cannot be changed because Christ used alcohol and used gluten containing bread.

jack
jack
3 years 2 months ago

A good alternative would be to use emmer wheat, the wheat of the Bible. As William Davis says in Wheat Belly, there is no problem with the gluten in it and it raises blood sugar lesser than modern wheat. Spreading the word about emmer will take a long time.

I’m Catholic too. And if I could ever get one of my family members to go Primal I would consider it a true miracle!

Nocona
Nocona
3 years 2 months ago

I’ve always thought wine was very subjective. Drinking with good friends or listening to fine music, and the vino always tastes better. About living close to the ocean…I much prefer living in deserts. Probably anywhere in nature will give you great health benefits.

jake
jake
3 years 2 months ago

good post mark i really enjoyed the benefits of living on the coastline. i get to spend some time on the beach in rhode island cause my friend has a house down there. i always notice im in a much better mood from the time i know im heading down there all the way til a few days after ive returned. i plan on living near the beach when im older for this reason. also liked the brain nutrients and meditation a lot. solid weekend link love right here.

fifer
fifer
3 years 2 months ago

The ocean living thing is interesting – we live about 1/2 a mile from the sea but don’t often get to go down there to look at it. How close do you have to live to get the effects? We certainly get gulls, the sea weather etc. Also what about living by a large lake? Or a sea loch?

Jim Rendek
3 years 2 months ago

These days it’s more about the “whine” experts not the wine experts!

Sharon
Sharon
3 years 2 months ago
There must be something wrong with me. I grew up near the Pacific Ocean and spent much of my youth hanging out with friends on the sand. Even so, I never was a big fan of the ocean and don’t miss it one bit. I don’t like sand stuck to me, Salt water makes me itch, tidal pools are creepy, seaweed stinks, sand can be burning hot, and swimming in the waves scares me. I also do not like boats. Looking at the ocean from a distance, or smelling the salt air if fine but that is about it. One… Read more »
Avery
3 years 2 months ago

I totally understand what you mean! I used to live in maritime Malaysia before I moved to continental Canada and back then, I was LITERALLY 5 minutes walk away from the beaches. Moving here to Alberta, I don’t even give a second thought about beaches at all. Maybe it had to do with the ridiculous amounts of sandflies and mosquitos back there though,.. :O

Owh and the jelly fish threats also don’t help…

Amy
Amy
3 years 2 months ago
The beach is usually a pretty harsh environment for homo sapiens, despite it’s current popularity. Fresh water is hard to find, but the sun has an intensified effect from the glare off of the sand and the water. Quite often there’s a steady wind (also dehydrating.) It’s hard to find large game, although obviously seafood is readily available. Beyond the sand is brackish water that breeds bugs. 🙁 So, no, there’s nothing wrong with you. Also consider that most ocean front property was considered pretty worthless until the advent of modern transportation/tourism. When it was hard to get back and… Read more »
Adrienne
Adrienne
3 years 2 months ago

Re: Time Capsule and Protein — Does anyone else think that RDA of .36 grams/per pound of bodyweight for sedentary people is really low at least within a low carb context? I think the RDA suggestions for protein might be ok in the context of the RDA high carbo diet but not so much for those of us eating low carb. I also think our protein needs vary from day to day and that nobody really knows the “ideal” amount of protein.

brenny
brenny
3 years 2 months ago

The article on meditation is a winner , i’ve dabbled for years and never quite got it , but I really need it just now , thanks for the timely nudge .

Darcie
Darcie
3 years 2 months ago

So, the only reason that whole milk might be better is that it’s more satiating than skim, so the kid will eat one less cookie?

And [Update, July 1, 4:05 p.m.: Ludwig, by email, said 2% milk is “probably a reasonable compromise” between whole and 1% or nonfat milk.

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[…] On May 20th, a tornado nearly wiped the town of Moore, OK off the map. Enter Lift Up Moore, an event spanning 60+ CrossFit gyms across the nation to raise money to help the rebuilding effort. Check out the official page to learn more and get involved! Research of the Week In one recent study, […]… Mark’s Daily Apple […]

James Preston
3 years 2 months ago
Hey guys! (The great Primal Blueprint community) Sorry for slightly are questions on this Blog post, but I figured this is the best place to ask for answers. As I don’t see a community chat or forum? Hope it’s ok. I was introduced to LCHF by Prof Tim Noakes here in South Africa 3 months ago and I LOVE it! I’m 7kgs down and feel healthier than ever. I’ve since been introduced to Mark Sisson’s stuff and want to go Primal in my workout. I’ve always been a gym goer, and try stay fit where possible. Although reading Mark’s PBF… Read more »
James Preston
3 years 2 months ago

Whoops. Sorry for the mistakes and errors in that comment! The opening line is meant to read “arb questions”. Written in a bit of a rush! Sorry,

Sharon
Sharon
3 years 2 months ago

You may have noticed it already but there is a forum. Look at the top of this page, the green strip, the 3rd click from the right.

You seem to want precise answers so I am not the one to answer them. I am much more casual about exercise.

And…..Welcome to the site!

James Preston
3 years 2 months ago

I did see the forum after I said what I said! Silly man. I will paste there is as well. But any answers here are appreciated too. Thanks for the reply Sharon.

Katie
Katie
3 years 2 months ago

How can you be so cruel as to mention amazing blogs right now? The death of google reader is still too fresh!

steve
steve
3 years 2 months ago

Hey sorry i hated the other day. i just had some bad luck with some other alternative health tips. Don’t mind me

ben
ben
3 years 2 months ago

Is drinking whole milk considered paleo? There’s seems to be a connection with whole milk (not skim) and prostate cancer.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22315365
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23256145

LarryB
LarryB
3 years 2 months ago

I’m really glad to see that study which shows a statistically significant difference between LCHF and LF diets (p=0.04, or 96% certain not to be a random result). This helps put some rigor behind the experiences of many T2 diabetics.

Personally, my A1c is down by 25% and well into the normal range without meds. It makes me wonder how compliant the study participants were if they experienced only a .59% reduction.

Kate
Kate
3 years 2 months ago

Thanks for remembering some of us girls have “learning disorders” because we can’t sit still. One day I’ll work out a way not to live in cubeville where I am a disruption to all. 😛

Animanarchy
Animanarchy
3 years 30 days ago

I tried some whole milk yogurt recently. Ingredients: whole milk, bacterial culture. I’m not sure if it was organic but the label looks like it was from a real farm, not a corporate owned commercial one. It was great.

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