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Research of the Week
In a recent small trial  in patients with major depressive disorder, curcumin, a constituent of turmeric root, was just as effective as Prozac at improving the depression rating scale.
Why we like talking about ourselves (even if no one else is around): it triggers reward centers in the brain .
Interesting Blog Posts
The physiological nitty gritty  behind how we learn new skills.
The truth  behind (some) transformation photos.
How a ketogenic diet helped a previously mute three year-old girl begin to speak .
Our friend Abel James over at Fat-Burning Man has recently released a paleo recipe app for the iPhone/iPad. It was the #6 app in the world this week – ahead of Angry Birds! Check it out here  on his blog, and here  on iTunes.
The recent revelations that the cows behind Kerrygold butter may get a little supplementary feed, a little bit of which may contain GMOs has apparently caused a host of people to swear it off forever . What do you think?
I’d pay good money for this salad  to be served in a vegan restaurant.
- When you make Kenyan braised collard greens and ground beef , the trick is keeping that vibrant color of the greens. If you don’t, it’ll still taste good, but it won’t be as pretty.
- Pork belly carnitas : an absolutely genius idea that I wish I’d thought of earlier.
One year ago (July 28 – Aug 3)
- Dear Mark: Should I Increase Carb Intake for Weight Loss?  – Why it might make sense to add carbs to spur weight loss, for certain people under certain parameters.
- When Listening to Your Body Doesn’t Work  – We’d like to believe the messages and signals our bodies send us, because it’d be pretty easy to stay healthy. Unfortunately, the body is not always a reliable narrator.
Comment of the Week
haha, when reading through this article that was the first thing that came to mind, you beat me to it.
“The only permanent rule in Calvinball is that you can never play it the same way twice!”
– Absolutely perfect