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19 Jul

Weekend Link Love – Edition 7

weekend link loveEvery weekend we bring you some of our favorite health related content from around the net.

But first, check out a piece Mark wrote for Fitness Black Book titled Why We Need Meat.

Almost Vegetarian this week celebrated the FDA’s lifting of the tomato warning by handing us a new info for the once-exiled food.

Conditioning Research profiles a new study suggesting that training at the same time every day can boost performance.

In Denial Health profiles the top five health food myths.

Questions about serving size? HealthAssist shows us some graphic representations.

Marketing Overdose
gives us the glass-half-full news that the U.S. has claimed the top-spot on irresponsible drug promotion (insert golf clap here!)

Hot weather got you scrimping on your warm-up? The Ririan Project will set you straight on why a warm-up is vital for a good (not to mention safe!) workout.

The Sugar Shock Blog pokes fun at a recent study suggesting that sugar actually helps children to concentrate.

ScienceRoll introduces to Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald, the world’s best e-patient, who has documented online his journey to overcome lung cancer.

Matt Metzgar considers whether apes prefer cooked food or un-cooked food.

If you’re in the market to shift your late night workout to an early morning one or want to make a habit of packing the kids a healthy lunch come September, Zen Habits has just the ticket – an easy how-to guide for establishing new habits without burning out.

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. Hi Mark, I really love your site but majorly disagreed with your post over at Fitness Black Book (which is how I originally found this place). I’ve commented downthread, I’m really hoping either you or Rusty respond as your contention that 150 grams of protein daily is required for optimum health seems to contradict a lot of Rusty’s thinking about protein intake which pretty much undercuts your whole post.

    Alvaro wrote on July 19th, 2008
  2. Mark!

    I am reading The China Study and want to hear your opinion on it. If there’s already a post about it floating around, I would really appreciate having the link.

    Cara wrote on July 19th, 2008
  3. Hi Mark,

    Thankyou for including my link. As always, another fantastic round of links to go through. It’s now part of my Sunday morning routine!
    All the best,
    iHealth

    iHealth wrote on July 19th, 2008
  4. Alvaro, you asked about the high amount of protein I espouse. Great question. The idea in a low carb diet is to get plenty of healthy veggies and fruits as the main source of carb/glucose. Then, be sure to cover your basic needs for protein (which is, admittedly, far less than I espouse). But the difference is that we use the extra protein as an additional source of needed calories (when you cut carbs, you cut energy) and as a reserve source of glucose (especially when you cut carbs to under 100 grams a day, as I do some days. We still get most of our energy from fat, but the body can convert the extra protein to glucose through gluconeogenesis (burning fat to do so) without having to resort to tearing down hard-earned muscle tissue as happens frequently in, say, endurance training.

    Mark Sisson wrote on July 20th, 2008
  5. This might be a dumb question, but…can vinegar go bad? I’ve got some really dusty bottles of vinegar in the back of the cupboard!

    dragonmamma wrote on July 22nd, 2008
  6. dragonmama-

    This is from Wikipedia:

    When a bottle of vinegar is opened, mother of vinegar may develop. It is considered harmless and can be removed by filtering. Colloquially collected knowledge recommends an expiration/shelf life of 12-18 months,[27] though no reference explicitly states its toxicity. Various records can be found warning of decomposition of flavoring elements, such as whole leaves, prepared in the vinegar.

    This same question is addressed here as well:

    http://community.cookinglight.com/showthread.php?t=58369

    I hope this helps!

    Aaron wrote on July 22nd, 2008

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