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March 08, 2009

Weekend Link Love – Edition 40

By Mark Sisson

The Grunter, the no-wiper, the bluetooth person. These are just a few of the eccentrics who frequent most gyms. Life Spotlight covers the rudest, most ridiculous, most outlandish, and yet most common gym habits. So read up, and don’t be one of these guys/gals.

Statins. Do we really need another reason not to take them? Sure, why not?: Statins may decrease joy of sex. (thanks, George!)

For the CrossFitters, P90Xers, and Prison Workout enthusiasts, MizFit has a new pushup variation to toss into your strength training mix.

Via FitSugar, find out about Michelle Obama’s secret weapon for fitness. Sounds an awful lot like a burpee…

Food Renegade has a delicious post on making your own sauerkraut. The DIY video features previous MDA guest blogger Sandor Katz.

On the heartwarming side, I’d like to thank reader Matthew who found this BBC article about how a high fat diet gave a girl with epilepsy new hope.

Looking for something both Primal and Vegan? Try the gorilla sandwich. I don’t usually go for packaged foods, but there’s something enthralling and downright bewildering about this one.

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Food Renegade
8 years 5 months ago

What an amazing story from the BBC! This is truly fantastic news, the sort of stuff that can’t help but make you happy. Oh, and thanks for the link love!

(AKA FoodRenegade)

8 years 5 months ago

GREAT bunch of links, Mark.
Id missed that story from the BBC.

thanks for the inclusion…


8 years 5 months ago

No need to rely on the prepackaged gorilla sandwich (and no reason not to create a non-vegan version!). I’ve seen that basic idea elsewhere on paleo eating sites (can’t remember where or I’d give credit where credit is due). This guy has refined it somewhat. Think I may just have to co-opt his design for my own home use (don’t tell the patent office! 🙂

8 years 5 months ago

Great site, Mark!

Gotta ask, though. How do you justify a 15-ingrediant salad? According to Loren Cordain’s research, veggies have a tiny part of everyday hunter/gatherer calories. Makes sense. Veggies are NOT calorically dense; they also offer numererous defenses. Why would our ancestors consume them? Fiber, chemical defenses, and caloric skimpiness would deter regular consumption. Fat, meat, fruit, nuts, and tubers are more likely candidates. Please clarify.

8 years 5 months ago

Just watched the making your own sauerkraut video. Thanks so much for posting the link. I just bought Katz’s book, “The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved” and am really enjoying it. I’d recommend it to anyone.

8 years 5 months ago

Thanks for the Gorilla sandwich link…although I’m not quite sure how people know that a gorilla can bench press 10 times their bodyweight, or 4000 pounds!

8 years 5 months ago

The BBC article was great! I wanted to share a recent article published in the journal of Nutrition & Metabolism (open access) discussing the positive effects of a ketogenic diet on schizophrenia.