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13 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 75

Want it raw? Don your trench coat and shady shades, and beware of the cops when purchasing black market milk. Natural News has the scoop on the shake down of the underground milk market.

School lunch meat vs. Taco Bell meat and the winner is… Taco Bell? USA Today discusses the abysmal health standards of grade school nutrition.

You may have heard of a banana hammock, but I suggest the simpler, more effective banana bag.

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on diet as dogma. Free the Animal says there’s nothing authoritative or dogmatic about Primal living, and he’s right.

Last year Crocs were all the rage at mall kiosks. This year it’s shoes that give you a workout. The NY Times separates the truth from the trash when it comes to butt firming brands like EasyTones and FitFlops. As a side note, I know the old marketing adage “sex sells,” but EasyTone’s ad campaign looks like it was designed by Larry Flint.

Grains aren’t good for you. Nourished Kitchen has published 10 reasons to give them up.

Are your friends ugly? Show them how much prettier they could look with a little plastic surgery. That’s right, there’s a (disgusting) app for that.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (December 6 – 12)

  • Oprah Hits 200 Pounds. Again. – One year ago Oprah discussed her unexpected weight gain. I wonder how she’s doing now?
  • Should I Get a Flu Shot? – It’s been almost a year since the Swine Flu made it’s inglorious debut. The flu shot debate is as topical today as it was back then.

Two years ago

  • Sugarholics – Watch this classic Jack Lalanne video. Good advice has been around for a while. It’s just a matter of listening to the right person!

Comment of the Week

It’s all about correlation vs. causation.

I have good anecdotal evidence suggesting a strong correlation between shopping in Costco and Type 2 diabetes. It can be concluded that, therefore, frequenting the grounds of the store produces a strong sustained insulin spike in its customers.

– SerialSinner on Cell Phone Health Hazard?

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. “dawn” your trench coat? Is that a pun I’m not getting?

    Lots of great links here! Always post them to my facebook page.
    And I kinda sorta really want a banana hammock…

    Anders wrote on December 13th, 2009
    • Fixed! thought it was a joke…it made me read the article twice though :)

      Anders wrote on December 13th, 2009
  2. Any Australians that show up here are going to be really amused by the “banana hammock” reference. Threw me off for a second before I remembered that it means something much different in the States! 😀

    Kara wrote on December 13th, 2009
  3. Kara, I’m pretty sure it means the same thing here. I was surprised by that link myself.

    Kim wrote on December 13th, 2009
  4. For those interested in sous vide, I posted a detailed report on my week of experimental cooking in the Sous Vide Supreme here:

    Diana Hsieh wrote on December 13th, 2009
  5. Kind of surprised that that article didn’t mention the opioid effect of grains. In any case, there’s another reason not to eat them, as if you needed any.

    Icarus wrote on December 13th, 2009
  6. I know it’s tough to be shocked by advertising these days, but I was definitely pretty taken aback the first time I saw one of those Easytone commercials on TV…

    chowza wrote on December 13th, 2009
  7. I think the banana hammock product (which is, indeed, a hammock for storing bananas) is a play on the slang term for Borat-style speedos. Heh.

    Icarus wrote on December 13th, 2009
  8. Woh – they needed to pay a little more attention to the womans reflection in the glass on the Easytone site.

    musajen wrote on December 13th, 2009
  9. Insert “Lipid Leggin” story here when talking about raw milk (amongst other sins!)

    andyinsdca wrote on December 13th, 2009
  10. musajen–
    hahahaha I just noticed that too! Wow, can’t believe they miss that… 😛

    Ika wrote on December 13th, 2009
  11. *I mean to say MISSED, sorry 😉

    Ika wrote on December 13th, 2009

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