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17 Jan

Weekend Link Love – Edition 80

Primal is spreading. If you haven’t already seen it, the New York Times ran a piece on modern cavemen in the big city. You’ll probably recognize a few of the people they interviewed.

Zen Habits included me in his recent post about health bloggers’ favorite blogs. Even for the hardcore Primal fans, there may be a few blogs you haven’t heard of.

If you haven’t read Good Calories Bad Calories yet, I’d suggest heading over to Higher Thoughts where you can read extensive notes on the entire book.

Barefooters gain the upper foot after more research comes out on the ineffectiveness of high tech running shoes.

Here’s a great comic strip illustrating the science news cycle. Funny, true, and sad.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One Year Ago (January 10 – 16)

Comment of the Week

1/4 c coconut milk
a little water
1/4 c pumpkin
1/2 banana
1 egg
1t. vanilla

Jan’s bonus smoothie recipe from 5 Sweet and Savory Primal Shakes


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. Wow. They hardly could’ve chosen 3 better-looking people in that NYT article to represent Primal/Paleo. Love it.

    Bret M. wrote on January 17th, 2010
  2. Loved the Science News Cycle comic. I laughed. I cried. I’ve been there. Rats are rational. They’re little furry white humans, haven’t you heard?

    Aaron Blaisdell wrote on January 17th, 2010
  3. Mark,

    I read the article about the barefooters.

    I was wondering whether you had any links/books/recommended sources of intel related to the way people walk in their everyday life.

    For my part, I know I can walk pretty fast on a regular basis. I mean that “without” much effort, I walk at 8km/h. That’s my everyday pace, when I go to work, when I stride through the corridors of the subway, etc.

    However, having experienced some minor knee injuries in gymnastics a few years ago, I had to “rethink” my walking : I had to learn to use consciously my hips and my abdominal muscles to “ease” the landing of every step I took.

    (I guess that’s enough talking for now… I’d be glad to share, if anyone wants to read on.)

    Thanks :)

    Franek wrote on January 17th, 2010
  4. Great links… esp the one against techie-trainers. I keep fwd-ing barefoot links, I hope the message is being received.

    The news cycle only caused me to go “hulk smash” an empty can. A twelve-pack later, quite calm again… in developing news, Obama provides cans for all.

    wd wrote on January 17th, 2010
  5. WooHoo the NYT!!!!, sorry lol I get exited every time I see primal/low carb getting some good media xD

    Mary wrote on January 17th, 2010
  6. That article left a smile on my face. I’m definitely the carnivore dude.

    But, I have to ask.

    NO INTEREST?

    Martin wrote on January 17th, 2010
  7. I LOVE Tabata intervals. I’m starting doing them in March every day to really whip my body back into shape. It’s a great feeling to totally exhaust one area of my body each day and it comes back stronger. Cheers!

    Richard Shelmerdine wrote on January 18th, 2010
  8. Regarding the almond mayonnaise: Agave nectar? Surely, you don’t think that’s a primal food, Mark?

    You’d be hard-pressed to find recipes at that website that do NOT contain agave nectar.

    Astrogirl wrote on January 18th, 2010
    • Yeah, agave is high in fructose. Switch it out for something else.

      Mark Sisson wrote on January 18th, 2010
  9. Was anyone able to find the article in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation? If so, please post the article name so I can find it.

    The NY Times article said “this month” there was a study in that journal but I did not find the article in January or December. I could have overlooked the study because I’m not familiar with all the jargon.

    Kate wrote on January 18th, 2010
    • It wasn’t NY Times it was the Telegraph article on bare foot running.

      Kate wrote on January 18th, 2010
  10. Regarding the barefoot article, I thought it was almost impossible to get rid of plantar fasciitis, but I did it.

    Because of this website.

    I’ve been Primal since late August, and my feet are fine for the first time in years. I’m having the other benefits of the Grok lifestyle too, but the foot improvement has really surprised me.

    Thanks, Mark!

    julietx wrote on January 18th, 2010
  11. Ich möchte Ihnen für diese Hinweise danken. Sie sind sehr nützlich.

    pomoc prawna wrote on December 29th, 2011

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