Episode #6 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. In it I discuss the reality of the calories in, calories out concept. Check it out and let me know what you think.
If you’re convenient to Newark, Delaware, don’t miss the Primal Blueprint Seminar coming to your area on Feb. 27.
Research of the Week
Both biking for an hour and shivering for 10-15 minutes release the same amount of irisin, a hormone that turns white fat into metabolically-stimulating brown fat.
Steeping green tea for 15 minutes at 90 ºC extracts the most flavonoids. That would be a pretty bitter brew, and I wonder if that would be too many flavonoids and exceed the hormetic threshold.
Interesting Blog Posts
No text is necessary to show what’s wrong with the modern diet. These 11 graphs are plenty.
This blog post from the ever on-point Frank Forencich is the most mind-rending, consciousness-shattering, paradigm-shifting piece you will read all year.
The man who tried to warn us about sugar - and had his career destroyed in the process.
NPR reports on the “full-fat milk paradox.” I think we need to reassess our use of the word “paradox” when they seem to pop up every other day.
A long and sobering read from the New Yorker on a Berkeley scientist’s fight against agro-chemical companies. This certainly makes me even more suspicious of industry-funded research.
The new UK cholesterol guidelines seek to put people at a low risk of heart disease on statins. Sure, why not? Makes perfect sense.
Midwest corn farmers are beginning to switch admittedly small portions of their crops over to fruits and vegetables, where there “is vastly more money to be made.” I suspect this trend will continue.
Looks like those insignificant inconsequential muscles in our feet are actually good for something after all.
The rise of caveman-style dining is apparently upon us.
Here are a bunch of photos of Russian people squatting.
This kid gets it.
PrimalCon isn’t coming to South Africa anytime soon. You could do way worse than this retreat if you’re local to SA, though.
A new book on entomophagy recently came out, and it looks pretty interesting.
This split keyboard might be a nice adjunct to a standing or walking workstation.
The good things fasting did to this guy’s body.
- Easy to make and more delicious than it has any right to be, I give you Paleo crockpot chili.
- From a blog that couldn’t be called anything but Jamaican It Paleo comes a recipe for beef liver, Jamaican style.
One year ago (Feb 17 – Feb 23)
- 12 Healthy Ways to End the Day – All good things come to an end. Here are 12 ways to make it even gooder.
- Top 10 Favorite Herbs and Spices – The Caltons give their top 10 healthiest (and tastiest) herbs and spices.
Comment of the Week
I believe being forgetful is natures way of exercising the old people. Go upstairs. Why am I here? Go back down stairs. Ah, I remember. Go back upstairs. Come to think of it, maybe I get in more than 10 flights in per day.
- I kind of want to hug this comment.