Paleo Girl author Leslie Klenke has a big giveaway going on, wherein you have a chance to win copies of Paleo Girl, Primal Fuel, gift certificates to PrimalBlueprint.com and a few other prize items. It ends on July 17. Check it out.
Research of the Week
Just a square or two of 75% dark chocolate a day was enough to improve vascular function in healthy individuals.
To animals with faster metabolisms, time appears to pass more slowly. Maybe that’s why my dog was really pushing to see the high-frame rate version of The Hobbit.
C-sections have epigenetic effects on babies’ DNA via an interesting pathway: hormesis. Though c-sections are less stressful for the fetus than vaginal births, early life stress is crucial for activating fetal defense mechanisms that prepare the baby for life outside the womb.
Interesting Blog Posts
Corn flakes may be certified gluten-free, but they still contain a creepy legacy of sexual repression and anti-masturbation indoctrination.
A conventional cardiologist takes a skeptical look at statins.
Is natural bodybuilding a form of (reversible) castration?
I like Vice’s take on the prospect of calorie-counting appliances.
Don’t forget to register for the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium, coming to Berkeley, CA this August 7-9. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this year, but that shouldn’t stop you.
Take a dog to your next job interview.
It’s becoming pretty clear that pesticides are affecting bees. This time, it’s impairing their ability to forage (and thus pollinate).
Is the universe at risk of a vitamin D deficiency? (Probably not, but I couldn’t resist. Besides, everyone knows the universe supplements with D3.)
- I bet you could serve this grilled beef heart with lemon and cracked pepper marinade without anyone freaking out.
- Simple, elegant, perfect: prawn skewers and black mint pesto.
One year ago (July 13 – July 19)
- 5 Chemicals in Cosmetics You Should Avoid – You might not want to be slathering your body in these ingredients, just to be safe.
- Dear Mark: Food Combining – Is your tendency to eat a mango with your steak killing you? Find out!
Comment of the Week
Genetic testing of the so called yeti fur yielded nothing out of the ordinary…
OH WAIT. Except for the probable previously unknown himalayan bear species with at least some genetic input from a long-extinct set of polar bears. As in, a large predatory mammal species in a populated area that remains undescribed by modern science.
– Yup. It was still a pretty big deal.