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1 Nov

Weekend Link Love – Edition 69

Hope you filled your pillow case to the brim because the days of meats and veggies are over. Follow Paul Rudnick’s plan and just eat candy. Via The New York Times. (L.A. Lakers’ Lamar Odom does it too)

Fitness Spotlight explains how a modern lifestyle leads to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Are you a chicken necker? Conditioning Research helps you improve your chin up.

Halloween is over, but Zombies are still on the loose and they want to eat your brains (a Primal food). Pick up a bat and head for the emergency exit, it’s time for the Zombie Attack Preparedness workout from The Clothes Make the Girl.

Are you a person who dreams of falling or a person who dreams of flying?  Cranky Fitness lets you choose with a guide to Lucid Dreaming.

Scarier than H1N1 is hypotrichosis, or short eyelash syndrome. Brook Shields has teamed up with Latisse to offer a prescriptive medication for people suffering from this horrible affliction. Little do they know there’s a new competitor on the market: Lashisse.

Primal Recipe Corner

  • Joyful Abode has a grand slam series on Primal Party foods. Here’s part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5!
  • Beware of the Meat Hand! Not Martha makes meat loaf creepier than ever. Substitute mashed cauliflower for the mashed potatoes to keep this one Primal.
  • Watch Le Gourmet TV‘s wonderful pan seared pork chops with roasted squash and apples video. Just use olive oil instead of canola oil!

Time Capsule: The best posts this week two years ago.

  • Lavender: 10 Natural Health Benefits and Healing Uses – Lavender is a great scent, but it also works as a flavor in recipes, and as a protective salve.
  • Glyconutrients: A Sweet Scam – Worse than useless, sugar is sold as a health supplement. The article is entertaining, but even more entertaining is the “researcher” who writes a thesis-length essay in the comment board about how incorrect I am and how wonderful glyconutrients actually are. I’m sure the researcher was in no way associated with any glyconutrient companies (wink, wink).

And finally, spider dog.

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. The kids and I passed out cheese.
    My neighbors thought I would get egged for sure…but guess what, my little trick or treaters loved it! No eggs on my house – and no double standard for this holiday.
    My kids actualy have more fun staying home and passing out treats and scaring people than they ever have trick or treating.
    Live Well

    Jenn wrote on November 1st, 2009
  2. …something went wrong, post vanished…

    Just wanted to say I made Meat Hand! Pictures in forum under thread “what-should-i-make-for-dinner”

    And Z.A.P. looks awesome 😀

    NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote on November 1st, 2009
  3. Thanks for the link to our Pan Seared Pork Chop Recipe. For the video and a downloadable PDF recipe card, please visit our main website:

    Recipe Videos wrote on November 1st, 2009
  4. Hey Mark, everyone, I’m sure a lot of you have seen this but:

    An Op-Ed in the NYTimes called “The Carnivore’s Dilemma,” dispelling some of the myths of the environmental impact of eating meat vs. the claim by many that vegetarians are saving the environment (especially if you are taking care to know where your meat is coming from and how the animals were raised)…

    Would help some people feel better about eating meat I’m sure, as well as a little moral defense against those who claim eating meat is killing the environment.

    Shazkar wrote on November 1st, 2009
  5. Maybe we SHOULD just eat candy….
    I’m confused now, nothing in utrition is true.

    JE Gonzalez wrote on November 1st, 2009
  6. One thing not listed as a cause of vitamin deficiencies on that link is birth control pills. They definitely do also.

    Grace wrote on November 2nd, 2009
  7. Thanks for the link love, Mark! My personal zombie attack preparedness training went well this weekend… y’all can sleep soundly 😉

    Melissa Joulwan wrote on November 2nd, 2009
  8. Be careful using lavender and tea tree oil as they have been shown to decrease testosterone and promote gynecomastia (breast tissue) in men. Here’s a link to a study about it in NEJM.

    SD_Mikey wrote on November 3rd, 2009
  9. bediaices wrote on January 4th, 2010

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