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20 Sep

Weekend Link Love – Edition 63

Get ready for new styles of Vibrams! Birthday Shoes has photos and a zippy video review of the FiveFingers Mocs.

Does juggling qualify as a workout? MizFit says, “YES!”

In case you missed it in the comments section of last week’s conventional wisdom post, Michael Pollan wrote a great Op-Ed piece in the NY Times about the potential lobby war between big agra and insurance companies. And yes, this time insurance companies might actually fight with us.

Need another outlet to satisfy your inner social fitness junky? Check out Passionate Fitness; it’s a bit like Facebook specifically tailored for the health crowd.

Joyful Abode delivers the recipe goods: Pina Colada Pork with Cauliflower Rice.

Add another small crack to the CW stone; The Nutrition Data Blog on grains and how they are just as useless as ever.

For a bit of local flavor, Paleolicious is a cookbook written by a Boston CrossFitter in an effort to raise money for FGB4 – benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project and Athletes for a Cure. Learn some new recipes, philanthropize, and get a tax write-off all in one swoop.

And finally, submitted by reader Aaron, what lies beneath the food pyramid…

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 enjoy Michael Pollan’s Op-Ed piece, however he should have mentioned that big agra’s biggest supporter is the government itself, via the USDA.

    From the USDA website:

    USDA has created a strategic plan to implement its vision. The framework of this plan depends on these key activities: expanding markets for agricultural products and support international economic development, further developing alternative markets for agricultural products and activities,…

    It’s the soy, corn, and wheat “products” that caused the problem in the first place.

    elasee wrote on September 20th, 2009
  2. Thanks so much for the link love.

    Id say Im gonna explore the other links BUT I anticipate being too busy enjoying my ceviche (shrimp).
    loved that recipe.

    MizFit wrote on September 20th, 2009
  3. I’m taking credit for giving you that NutritionData link! 😉

    Bret wrote on September 20th, 2009
  4. Mark,

    Thanks for linking to Passionate Fitness.

    We’re really excited about bringing community and information sharing to a whole new level within the fitness community.

    As far as we know, we’re the only fitness site on the net that offers fully customizable profiles (can even integrate twitter into them!), the ability for anyone to submit articles, forums and more.

    We also love your blog and are hoping that your readers will represent the “primal” segment of the fitness community on the site. 😉


    Rafi Bar-Lev
    Founder and Creator of

    Rafi Bar-Lev from Passionate Fitness wrote on September 20th, 2009
  5. I can’t hardly believe that articale made it on nutritiondata! WOW

    Grok wrote on September 20th, 2009
  6. The war against big agra is so obvious and directly under their nose that it’s a surprised the insurance companies have not seen this sooner.

    In any case, as for the rest of us, let’s leave the health insurance industry to scramble through bureaucracy to figure things out. Meanwhile we’ll keep taking measures for prevention against controllable diseases, and continue to live a life of quality health.

    Ogg the Caveman wrote on September 20th, 2009
  7. Thanks so much for including me in your link love! I hope some people try out the pina colada pork… we loved it!

    FlyNavyWife wrote on September 20th, 2009
  8. Mark — glad you enjoyed the video first look at the Moc! It’s sort of a full circle linking here as you introduced me to VFFs, which ultimately led to a VFF-centric fan blog. Funny how it all works out :) Thanks for the link!

    justin wrote on September 21st, 2009

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