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4 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 294

Weekend Link LoveEpisode #17 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. I discuss various aspects of fitness and peak human performance. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let us know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar!

Got leaky gut? Think you might and want to find out? Solving Leaky Gut will help you figure out how to fix your gut, improve digestion, and reduce food sensitivities.

The Reversing Diabetes World Summit starts tomorrow. You can watch the presentations as they unfold live online, free of charge, or you can get the all-access pass to all the content whenever, wherever you want. The early bird discount for the all-access pass ends at midnight tonight. Save $20 by entering promo code “EARLY20″ when you check out.

The Indiegogo campaign for the paleo documentary We Love Paleo has hit its “bare bones” production goals, but the team can still use your help to get the film its widest distribution possible.

Seth Roberts has died, and with him goes an interesting, brilliant man, a fearless self-experimenter and a platform for new and useful ideas. Others have shared their remembrances of Seth here. Honor him by always being curious about everything, even the things you know to be true.

Research of the Week

Kids who ate chicken off the bone were subsequently more aggressive, active, and distrustful of authority than kids who ate chicken breast. Yeah, I don’t know either.

Ice baths work no better for recovery than a warm bath with placebo “recovery oil.”

Neanderthals probably boiled their food.

Roundup-ready soybeans are particularly good at accumulating the herbicide glyphosate.

Interesting Blog Posts

“Saturated fats are good for you. Get over it.” Amen.

Diabetes is going global.

Media, Schmedia

Could the average ancient hunter-gatherer from 7,000 years ago mop the floor with elite athletes of today?

It’s probably for his own good.

Everything Else

Dr. Ron Sinha sat down with That Paleo Show to talk about a culturally-tailored approach to living Primal.

Here’s a woman who cooks exclusively using a coffee maker.

Log your poop with PoopLog.

The case for not cloning Neanderthals from genetic remains.

How to make doctors irrelevant (it involves a Primal way of eating).

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 4 – May 10)

Comment of the Week

“Hey Dr. Oz, we booked Dr. Peter Attia to talk about the new outlook on saturated fats in the diet!”

“Great job team, he is a wealth of information on the topic. Let’s have him roll a bunch of balls down a stupid ramp to demonstrate the difference between small and large particle LDL! That’s a great use of our time with him!”

Legitimate laughter was had.

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. For the “how to make doctors irrelevant” topic – just go ahead and buy doc Wahls’ book, The Wahls Protocol, if you haven’t already!

    Dr. Anthony Gustin wrote on May 4th, 2014
    • Or you could just keep coming to this site! No purchase necessary.

      Wenchypoo wrote on May 4th, 2014
  2. Or be like most guys, self included, and just never go to the doctor.

    Paleo Bon Rurgundy wrote on May 4th, 2014
  3. That Doctor article shouldn’t have been titled that. Doctors will always be needed. We’re just changing the paradigm how the practice

    Justin wrote on May 4th, 2014
  4. Decrying the decline and weakness of the human species is nothing new. In the Iliad Nestor noted that even a badass like Achilles would have been no match for the heroes he knew when he was young. The issue isn’t how we would stack up against a hunter-gatherer from the past any more than it is how well most of us would stack up against an elite athlete today. What’s important is that we all are looking to become our respective bests. If the comparison to hunter-gatherers has any relevance at all, it’s only to serve the point that each of us is probably capable of much, much more than we think. Just be your best and push your limits. Don’t worry where you stack up in the annals of humankind.

    Geoff wrote on May 4th, 2014
  5. Wow, not serving a teen at KFC? Our society really has no freaking clue where to draw it’s lines, aim it’s advertising or make it’s health recommendations at all. I guess all that “Big Money” just makes it all too complicated :)

    Groktimus Primal wrote on May 4th, 2014
  6. OMG! I haven’t followed Seth Roberts and I just spent an hour on his site. I see a lot of reading in my future. Thanks for the link.

    granny gibson wrote on May 4th, 2014
  7. Being a Seth Roberts fan for a long time, can’t believe he is gone.

    What i like most about him is that he always challenge the norm. I love the fact that the questions he pose always make you think that they are. Always explore the possibilities even if you think you know the answers.

    RIP.

    Jeffrey Dibble wrote on May 4th, 2014
  8. If children became more aggressive, maybe they simply return to an appropriate level of aggressiveness?

    (When my wife makes food on the bone, pork chops or a whole chicken, I’ll begin the meal in a civilized fashion, with utensils and elbows off the table. In short order, you’ve got to go to the hands to get everything off the bone. With dirty hands, all of the side-dishes are now in jeopardy, and I just eat everything with my hands, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, whatever. I’ve done terrible things to a whole cooked chicken. Must be disturbing to watch.)

    Bill wrote on May 5th, 2014
    • Aggressive, Active and Distrustful of Authority… Within reason, isn’t this a good thing? I was stunned to read the article and realize that the researchers saw this as a bad thing.

      Their ideal person would be passive, inactive, and easily snowed by any authority figure. It sounds like we (most Americans) have been eating way too much boneless chicken breast!

      Stand up! Be a man! Eat your meat on the bone!

      PhilmontScott wrote on May 8th, 2014
  9. Question about the placebo effect:
    Does thinking that you are eating healthy have more effect than eating healthy on itself?

    Meyns wrote on May 5th, 2014
    • Someone has got to test that hypothesis!

      Selleck wrote on May 5th, 2014
  10. Dont suppose theres a chilblains summet my fingers are killing me

    Paul Brown wrote on May 5th, 2014
  11. *summit lol

    Paul Brown wrote on May 5th, 2014
  12. I can see how the chicken study may have some truth in it. When I think about how I feel when I’m eating chicken off the bone, I feel much more aggressive because I’ve got it in my bare hands and I’m biting and ripping the meat off the bone. When you compare that to cutting up a chicken breast with a knife and eating it with a fork, it’s more “civilized.”

    Benjamin Thomas wrote on May 8th, 2014

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