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13 Oct

Weekend Link Love – Edition 265

Weekend Link LovePrimal Toad is up to his old antics, offering yet another massive health ebook bundle. Buy Harvest Your Health for just $37 and get 71 health and wellness ebooks from 65 different authors.

Research of the Week

Despite the cynical naysayers, research into non-celiac gluten sensitivity marches onward.

It turns out the last 40 years of federal research into nutrition has been fatally flawed. You don’t say?

That “extra” hour of sleep might make all the difference in the world. Compared to getting six and a half hours of sleep, getting seven and a half hours downregulates the genes responsible for stress, inflammation, and the immune response (and you can’t make up for all the sleep you missed during the week by oversleeping on the weekend, unfortunately).

Interesting Blog Posts

As I understand it, most other parts of the country experience cold weather during winter. If you’re looking for a nice cold weather minimalist shoe or boot option, take a look at this list.

Meet Tippi Degre, daughter to two French nature photographers and best friend to an elderly elephant. For her first ten years, she was raised entirely in the wild. Nice childhood, huh?

Look what happens when you cart a class of urban-living kids out to nature to explore, climb things, get their hands dirty, and eat raw prawns plucked straight from the sea: they don’t just discover an entirely new physical environment, they discover skills, talents, and an enthusiasm for learning they never knew they had. Who knew?

Media, Schmedia

Chris Kaman and Robert Sacre recently teamed up to purchase an entire grass-fed cow for their personal consumption. Maybe there’s hope for the Lakers after all.

This piece by the NY Times artfully illustrates both why you want to eat Nacho Doritos and why you don’t.

Everything Else

“There was something weird about the burgers being sold in cafeterias this year”: they were made entirely of beef. School officials, of course, had to switch back to the processed, additive-laden patties because the real ones weren’t being eaten.

The Paleo Primer authors Matt Whitmore and Keris Marsden recently appeared on the Not Just Paleo podcast. Go give it a listen.

Calling all Primal doctors: Get listed on today for free, and save 10% on a featured membership when you use coupon code mda10.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 13 – Oct 19)

Comment of the Week

Don’t drive and use a phone. Don’t walk and text. Don’t cook and text. We multitask ourselves into other people’s lanes, through stop signs, into walls, and into many other less lethal mishaps all the time. That breaks Primal Rule 8: Avoid Trauma. For everybody’s sake, pull over to Shazam that song. It isn’t worth rear-ending somebody because you can’t decide if its Tears for Fears or Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark.

– Well said, Rhonda the Red. You describe an extremely basic danger of excessive connectedness, perhaps the most important one of all. Also, the correct answer is Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, of course.

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. Wow, that Doritos article was a little bothersome. I mean, I knew that many processed foods have been created by food scientists, but just seeing the rundown of every aspect of one particular product, and why it is that specific way makes me feel a little weird. The food scientists have deceived people’s brains into thinking they are eating real food when they are eating something like Doritos. And the company making and selling Doritos doesn’t care in the slightest that what they are selling to consumers barely qualifies as food. They just want you to like their product, compulsively eat the product, and go back for more. Don’t be deceived! Even “natural” food brands and products do it. Eat real food. Make your own snacks! Sweet potato chips with bacon fat and sea salt/seasonings give that intense orange color that’s pleasing to the eye, the fat mouth-feel that we love, and that savory flavor that makes us enjoy the food even more. :-)

    Stephanie Paris wrote on October 13th, 2013
    • OTOH, we have yet another NYTimes writer who seems to believe fat is bad.

      Michael wrote on October 13th, 2013
    • I could easily eat myself into obesity (again) with sweet potato chips/fries cooked in coconut oil and topped with garlic salt! At least there is nutrition involved. :)

      Ed wrote on October 13th, 2013
    • Made myself Sweet Potato, Parsnip & Carrot chips (we call them crisps here in the UK), deep fried in pork lard last night – a little sea salt – Awesome!

      WelshGrok wrote on October 14th, 2013
  2. Another awesome Link Love. I can’t wait for what Tippi Degre has to say when she gets a bit older. Growing up in the San Fernando valley in the 50’s and 60’s and then looking at Tippi in the wild, almost had me in tears.

    Nocona wrote on October 13th, 2013
  3. Thanks for the green tea jelly recipe. Will test promptly and then have something nice to bring to next years Jello Art Show.

    Kathleen wrote on October 13th, 2013
  4. Yay for studies that tell the truth!!!

    Debbie wrote on October 13th, 2013
  5. Wow! I loved those photos of Tippi Degre.

    D. M. Mitchell wrote on October 13th, 2013
  6. Why are all the boots so ugly? Okay, the Otz aren’t too bad, but the rest? Ugh. Fortunately it doesn’t snow much here so I’m fine in sneakers most of the time.

    Sandy wrote on October 13th, 2013
  7. Dehydrated bone broth sounds awesome. How much of the beneficial nutrients/compounds get destroyed in the excessive heating and drying process though?

    Dr. Anthony Gustin wrote on October 13th, 2013
  8. Seems like when companies take things out of a product, they double the price. Take all of the structure out of a shoe and make it ugly, it now costs at least $150.

    Harry Mossman wrote on October 13th, 2013
    • :)

      AmyHere wrote on October 14th, 2013
  9. Anybody else notice that Kashi doesn’t talk about fiber in their commercials anymore? Now its protein. Makes me wonder if their marketing department avidly reads Marks Daily Apple and Robb Wolf’s site to stay ahead of the game. Next they will be advertising how it is good for your gut flora haha

    Jake wrote on October 13th, 2013
  10. I love the pictures of Tippi. But if you read the only text, she is now 22 years old. What is the rest of her story? Was she able to live in the modern world? What is she doing now?

    Debi wrote on October 13th, 2013
    • (from Wikipedia:) Tippi later moved with her parents to Madagascar and then to France, where she became a celebrity. A book of her adventures was published and translated in several languages. She also set up a website, and returned to Africa to make six nature documentaries for the Discovery Channel.
      In Paris, Tippi attended a local state school for the first two years, but was then homeschooled because she was found to have little in common with the other children in Paris. She is now studying cinema at la Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris.
      Also, she looks absolutely stunning! Not that that’s relevant, hehe 😀

      Tricia wrote on October 14th, 2013
  11. Next to biscuits (cookies), getting enough sleep is my nemesis!

    WelshGrok wrote on October 14th, 2013
  12. So, in a school full of teachers, no one managed to explain to kids why their different-looking real beef patties are actually *normal* or enlighten them on the practices (pink slime, ammonia washing, a thousand cows mixed into one sausage/burger/wiener) used to produce their beloved evenly-coloured overprocessed foodlike product?

    Half my mind is stunned, the other half remembers Jamie Olivers failed* pink slime chicken nugget demonstration…
    * failed in the US, in the UK it did the trick.

    Feather wrote on October 14th, 2013
  13. Amazing what kids get interested in if you remove them from an environment with video games, televisions and iPads for a few hours.

    Captain Competition wrote on October 14th, 2013
    • This is a good point. My kiddo unfortunately gets stuck in the house all day watching TV and playing games while I am at work. I always get him out of the house when I come home to do something outside.

      I take him hiking and bring with me “good” clean snacks instead of the canned goods.

      JC wrote on October 14th, 2013
  14. About the comment of the week: working in the ER I’d say that at least half of the trauma patients that come in are preventable.

    Matt wrote on October 14th, 2013
  15. Thanks for the link to my podcast MDA!

    I am excited to receive and review the Paleo Primer on my show.


    Evan Brand wrote on October 14th, 2013

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