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Weekend Link Love – Edition 269

We’ve got another Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminar date lined up. Mike DiLandro will holding a 2 1/2 hour presentation in Huntington, NY on Saturday, January 18. You can learn all about the seminar and get your tickets here [1].

Research of the Week

Next time your baby is sick and you can’t sleep from worrying, know that this is a necessary byproduct of an infant immune system purposefully weakened in order to let good gut flora flourish [2]. It’ll pay off in the long run, parents.

They’ve just discovered [3] an extra ligament on the anterior portion of the human knee previously unbeknownst to scientists (except for a 19th century French surgeon who postulated its existence).

Interesting Blog Posts

Here are eight ways to run yourself into the ground (in a good way) using sprints [4]. Exercise caution; these are some serious workouts.

Our kids are missing out on play [5] en masse, and it’s destroying their (and our) creativity, inventiveness, and ability (and desire) to learn.

Media, Schmedia

Are humans natural polymaths [6]? If so, maybe some of that play mentioned in the last article would help us realize our polymathic heritage.

I’m no trans-fat fan, but I believe this move by the FDA [7] sets a dangerous precedent for other vilified nutrients.

Everything Else

This is a cool infographic [8] about the health effects of grains to send around.

Mexican coke is no longer a health tonic [9]: they’re switching out the cane sugar for high fructose corn syrup. 

People are attaching electrodes to their heads, running currents through their brains, and getting marked and measurable benefits to their cognition, depression, and cravings [10].

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 10 – Nov 16)

Comment of the Week


To clear up any confusion, the point of my response was that if you’re losing muscle, you’re walking too much. Anytime you’re using walking as your only exercise and you’re sitting in a large chronic caloric deficit (the guy was down 7k calories a week), you’re going to burn lean mass.

Otherwise, walk all you want.

Just in case [15] anyone was considering hanging up their Vibrams for good.