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1 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 272

weekend link loveOur very own Tara Grant recently appeared on two different podcasts to discuss her new book, The Hidden Plague, as well as general autoimmunity, skin conditions, Primal sex, and orgasmic meditation. Check her out on Not Just Paleo and PaleoRunner.

I’ve got a WellnessFX webcast coming up on Tuesday, December 10, where I’ll be explaining how to manage chronic pain and achieve your ideal body composition through simple lifestyle tweaks. Register for the webcast and get a chance to win a copy of The Primal Blueprint and a free WellnessFX Performance Package (a $699 value).

Research of the Week

How our posture affects our brains, our hormones, and our physiologies.

Reducing your daily step count has unfavorable metabolic consequences, even if you’re healthy.

Interesting Blog Posts

10 things one mother wants her daughter to know about working out. Good list, applies to sons as well.

Gratitude is great and all, but Frank Forencich is all about radical amazement. You probably should try it out, too.

Media, Schmedia

I recently sat down with Jack over at Tasting Britain to discuss a wide range of topics including the direction of the Primal movement, the use of entheogens throughout human history, which dwarf from the Hobbit I could beat up, my rock duet with zombie Jim Morrison, and my biggest inspirations in life.

Some hospitals are trying out yogurt to help prevent serious infections like C. diff from taking hold, and they’re getting good results.

Everything Else

In case you weren’t aware, MDA has a Pinterest account. Here are some of the Primal Holiday Recipes we recently pinned. Check it out and get inspired (and hungry).

New study.

You can stop gum disease, according to one ancestrally-minded dentist.

7 things you (probably) had no idea the world was running low on. Sardines, wine, chocolate, bacon? This is a frightening list.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Dec 1 – Dec 7)

Comment of the Week

In Southern California, they start shivering at anything below room temperature. icon wink

- Ha. Touché!

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 wonder if our ancestors nagged their children about their posture…..nagging can’t just be a modern thing……

    Maybeme wrote on December 1st, 2013
  2. I’d like to say RIP to Paul Walker, a great actor and wonderful person.
    He was said to be a fan of the paleo diet too.

    PrimeTime wrote on December 1st, 2013
    • I still can’t believe it’s really true. When I saw the first little blip of the announcement, I just cringed and wept. RIP young man. Only 40! You just never know…

      Darlene, San Francisco, CA wrote on December 1st, 2013
  3. All the more reason to milk your own goats and cure your own bacon (you can’t get real bacon outside of small, artisan butcher shops anyways).

    Brandon Enos wrote on December 1st, 2013
  4. I loved the “New study” link… to xkcd.com. The comics are good but I really liked his discussion of a lethal dose of neutrinos on his “What If?” page.

    D. M. Mitchell wrote on December 1st, 2013
  5. We definitely need to find a better way to deal with food and health care. Profit cannot remain king in these areas or society will pay far too dearly and I do believe that free markets are generally best.

    Groktimus Primal wrote on December 1st, 2013
    • Oooooh profit is eeeeviiiiilll. So you believe scarcity can be eliminated?

      Richie wrote on December 1st, 2013
      • That’s a very odd comment considering the original poster said “and I do believe that free markets are generally best”.

        Piper A R wrote on December 3rd, 2013
  6. One thought on the 100+degree incline ideal for your back???the picture shows a backward lean of the upper half to achieve it…but what if you held the upper half upright and made the angle by sloping your lower half…was realizing that it felt good for the back to sit boosted up on a meditation cushion, though I don’t know the angle it seems to be a possible alternate way of approaching the concept?

    Emil wrote on December 1st, 2013
  7. I don’t believe I will ever forget the smell of C Diff poops. So glad a surgeon is taking the reigns at that hospital. Its about damn time hospitals start thinking pro actively when it comes to infection prevention. Hopefully others will follow suite.

    Erin wrote on December 1st, 2013
  8. Love the 10 things article. There’s all the reasons why we live fit + healthy. Thanks for Shaing.

    The merrymaker sisters wrote on December 1st, 2013
    • Loved the list as well! Number 10 especially. My nephew loves “working out” with my husband (at 5 years old), and going with me to the box. At such a young age, he is already making healthy choices, led by example.

      Lindsey wrote on December 1st, 2013
  9. Re: “radical amazement,” let’s give credit where credit is due:

    “Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement.”
    ~Buddha

    By my watch, that idea is a few thousand years earlier than credited, give or take.

    And indeed words to live by!

    Andrew wrote on December 2nd, 2013
  10. I live close to Mount Vernon (George Washington’s house). When I was there, the colonial volunteers were demonstrating how to make/process chocolate. Back when GW lived there, they bought a form of processed cocoa beans and then finished processing it and turning it into chocolate (the slaves, that is). They used it for sipping chocolate, which they drank for breakfast. It was so expensive, however, that only adults drank it. What did the children drink for breakfast? Ale! (no joke)

    Kim wrote on December 2nd, 2013
  11. I am an RN with twenty five years experience as a floor nurse. I think it should be mandatory for yougurt or probiotics to be prescribed with antibiotics! i have been preaching this to my docs and patients for decades! Spread the word and we can save God knows how much $$ and suffering caused by antibiotics!

    Gmo wrote on December 2nd, 2013
  12. As a man who has been practicing orgasmic meditation for six months, I appreciate that Tara Grant discussed the topic on the podcast, and that Mark linked it. Tara did a great job of communicating the experience of the practice (including why a man would want to participate in a sexuality practice that focuses on the female experience) and the benefits of orgasmic meditation. In the time I’ve been practicing, I’ve experienced great personal growth as well as better interpersonal relationships.

    Piper A R wrote on December 3rd, 2013

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