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25 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 297

weekend link love2Episode #20 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. I get back into the flow of answering reader questions with a bunch of fitness-related queries. If you have any questions of your own, or perhaps some ideas for future podcasts, please let me know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar!

Research of the Week

Yet another potential disruptor of the intestinal microbiome looms: disordered sleep.

Vinegar is a surprisingly healthy food.

The form of vitamin E found in canola, corn, and soybean oil may increase the risk of developing asthma and decrease lung function.

Interesting Blog Posts

Declining biodiversity in the environment isn’t just bad for the plants, animals, and microbes that get cut. Since humans derive physiological benefits from observing nature’s diversity, it could also destroy our mental health. Imagine the horror of wild, savage nature replaced by one long, unbroken, perfectly manicured front lawn.

The dolphins and orcas at Seaworld aren’t the only mammals that have to worry about diseases of captivity.

Media, Schmedia

Treadmill desks get virtual ink in Forbes.

A pretty decent article from the Huffington Post: nine habits of people with a healthy relationship to exercise.

Everything Else

Remember that Australian two-part series discussing the downsides of statins and the misguided attack on cholesterol from awhile back? ABC Australia is pulling it.

How skipping soap and rubbing bacteria all over your body can keep you clean.

A parasite that forces its host to dig its own grave.

Beautiful photos of a dwindling population of sea nomads.

A nice way to protect your frying oil from oxidative damage.

How gluten might affect child development.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (May 25 – May 31)

Comment of the Week

I’m so depressed. I’ve known for a while that I feel better without alcohol and that I should just stop drinking it. But, Marks 2-glass-per-night-habit was enough to justify keeping it in my life. Now what?

– I’ll tweet whenever I have a glass so you know you’re in the clear.

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 love dirt!

    Jeff wrote on May 25th, 2014
  2. Am I the only one who feels like rolling in the dirt now? :-P
    Plus, I have the song refrain in my head now “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.”

    2Rae wrote on May 25th, 2014
    • simon and garfunkel ?

      Storm wrote on May 26th, 2014
    • That’s stuck in my head all the thyme.

      Animanarchy wrote on June 1st, 2014
  3. There seems to be a lot of valuable info but I am sort of struggling to digest (no pun intended) them. Marinade in rosemary, olive oil and vinegar, I guess.

    Harry Mossman wrote on May 25th, 2014
  4. I love that you linked to katysays.com. I have been devouring her blog and videos the last month and it has improved my life significantly. I am such a fan. :)

    Laura wrote on May 25th, 2014
  5. And my boss wants me to shower, rolloing in the dirt just isn’t good enough… some people.

    Kiran wrote on May 25th, 2014
  6. Disgusting that ABC Australia pulled the series pointing to the dangers of statins. This world seems to be ruled by mega-corporations. I’m not anti-free enterprise, but suppression of information because it may impact an industry’s bottom line is criminal IMO. So many other examples of this kind of censorship as well as disinformation pushed out to the public can be cited..

    George wrote on May 25th, 2014
    • Yes, It seems theat the “Ministry of Truth” has decided that these shows shalt “never have existed”. Australia has always taken statins, there has never been any evidence or report ever going against this, this is the way it has always been.

      “If you want a pictue of the future, imagine a boot stomping statins into a human face forever and ever”.

      .. if only I could get a copy of Goldsteins book on the truth of Statin’s, I can’t let them know though – I’m sure they are watching.

      Storm wrote on May 25th, 2014
    • “There were … whispered stories of a terrible book, a compendium of all the heresies, of which Sisson was the author and which circulated clandestinely here and there. It was a book without a title. People referred to it, if at all, simply as The Primal Blueprint” – lol – sorry, I just had to say it.

      Storm wrote on May 25th, 2014
  7. I tried to get on the apple cider vinegar bandwagon … my stomach did not want me to join that party.

    Erica wrote on May 25th, 2014
    • I tried it too and never felt it did much for me, although there are people who swear by it.

      Shary wrote on May 25th, 2014
    • Hard on your tooth enamel too.

      Abijah L. wrote on May 25th, 2014
  8. I don’t roll in the dirt, although I ate my share of it as a kid–literally, sometimes with a spoon. My mom didn’t like it, but I will have to say my GI tract worked better in those days. What I like now is Dr. Ohhira’s soap. It’s natural, gentle, contains probiotics, and my skin loves it. Not trying to sound like an infomercial here, but It works as well for my nonspecific itchiness as the prescription ointment I have.

    Shary wrote on May 25th, 2014
  9. Oh it’s lovely!!!

    Usha Rajagopal MD wrote on May 26th, 2014
  10. The huff post article pretty much summed up everything I’ve learned for myself related to exercise in the past year. I definitely did not always have a healthy attitude toward it, (especially related to the exercise to eat, calories in calories out) and that alone can really mess up ones entire approach to exercise. Once I straightened out my approach the other parts fell into place much more easily (REST!) and I was able to create real goals and see my performance improve.

    Michele wrote on May 26th, 2014
  11. The asparagus recipe looks delicious….

    BUT did you see the recipe link on that page for Chocolate Fudge Skillet Cake?? Oh my! That sounds so good!

    Sheri wrote on May 26th, 2014
  12. Unfortunately, in the meatloaf recipe from the Real Healthy Recipes blog there’s a link to a “natural” ketchup with no HFCS but WITH …agave nectar, aka, fructose.

    By the way, I loved the national geographic article about the parasitic conopids, life is exciting!

    Katerina wrote on May 27th, 2014

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