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September 27, 2009

Weekend Link Love – Edition 64

By Mark Sisson
15 Comments

Another major sign conventional wisdom is starting to crack: This week The Huffington Post ran a piece on why cholesterol may not be the cause of heart disease. A swing and a hit!

Perennially spot-on with life advice, Zen Habits wants you to do less. Find out why.

Are humans meat eaters or vegetarians? You may already know the answer, but I’d still suggest reading Dr. Eades posts on the subject. Here’s part 1 and part 2.

Move over lap band, there’s a new surgical procedure competing for the gold medal of dumb… The Chugay Tongue Patch uses breakthrough advancements in pain and idiocy to stop people from eating food for 30 days. Via That’s Fit.

Coconut just won’t quit its crusade to make you healthy. Head over to FitSugar where coconut water makes a guest appearance to cure food poisoning.

Fitness Black Book discusses the triumphs and trolls of fitness forums. At the end of the post he mentions a few good ones (wink).

Are they Primal? Who cares, they’re neat. They’re squishy bowls.

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FlyNavyWife
7 years 58 minutes ago

You know, I wish I had known about coconut water and its awesomeness when I was puking my guts up after surgery (side effect of narcotics, ew).
I bet coconut water would’ve been just the thing!

DaveFish
DaveFish
6 years 11 months ago

Glad to see the Huffington Post article though I wasn’t as happy when he mentioned that saturated fat was bad for you. Still its a start.

Andy Meacock
Andy Meacock
6 years 11 months ago

Great link regarding Cholesterol Mark.

Alejandro
Alejandro
6 years 11 months ago
julietx
julietx
6 years 11 months ago

Sounds as if coconut water would help with hangovers-not that I have any experience with that sort of thing, of course.

Andrea
Andrea
6 years 11 months ago

I agree with Dave Fish, it’s a great article other than harping on Saturated Fats. Articles like this crop up every once in a while, something similar ran in Vogue Mag. in 2006 but it’s going to take many more to really make an impact mainstream. The belief that dietary fat and cholesterol causes obesity and heart disease is so ingrained in people’s heads that it is going to take decades to turn it around. Also, huffington post is known to be a bit off-beat and alternative, we need this stuff on fox news!! But yeah, a great start!

Gordie Rogers
6 years 11 months ago

When will the world learn that the fact we can’t get enough B12 for our brains on a strict vegan diet and we have incisors for tearing meat. I’m a proud omnivore! ๐Ÿ™‚

Grok
6 years 11 months ago

Can I link love my personal primal challenge?
http://castlegrok.com/kill-to-eat

Indiscreet
Indiscreet
6 years 11 months ago

Heh, the tongue patch is ridiculous. Just get your tongue pierced! I couldn’t eat solids for two weeks after getting mine done, and lost 4lbs.

Erin Nissen
Erin Nissen
6 years 11 months ago

Mark,

What is the reciepe to your Green Monster drink? I really love your primal posts…we are so fortunate to recieve all of your amazing knowledge.
All the best.

AJP
AJP
6 years 11 months ago

I can’t believe my eyes.
The Huffington Post actually attempts to publish a truthful article minus the sat fat hit.
I guess a broken clock is right twice a day.

Michael Gold
6 years 11 months ago

Hey, Mark, have you — or anyone else here or elsewhere — written about how stupid this article is:

http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2004nl/040100puproteinoverload.htm

Or…well…an objective analysis would be fine, too…

I’d like to pass an analysis on to friends. I know someone who is following this guy’s diet for health reasons (suspected leaky gut). As jacked up as the article is, I don’t see how following McDoug’s diet can be in any way a good thing.

–Michael

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Hortense
Hortense
6 years 11 months ago
I liked the link to Dr. Eades’ two part series on omnivorism, but I’m wondering: does he censor his comments to exclude dissenting opinions? The reason I ask is because I posted a comment that has not been made public (still “awaiting moderation” after 4 days, despite other obvious activity on their website). My comment was a sincere attempt to have a discussion, and was in no way trolling. Maybe I’m spoiled with MDA’s open approach to criticism and dialogue. I’d hate for people in the paleo/primal community to “manufacture assent,” so to speak, by filtering out critical commentary. Anyway,… Read more »
George
George
6 years 11 months ago

Hortense –

I agree about voting against CAFO-raised animals, but I think purchasing humanely raised products are a much stronger vote than abstaining completely. Your purchase increases the demand for such products so more stores will carry them and consequently more people will become aware of them.

In particular, I love to purchase products marked “Certified Humane” by the Humane Farm Animal Care organization. Right now I can only find eggs and bacon locally that are Certified Humane, but by buying those I’m providing the market a nudge toward supplying more.

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