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January 31, 2010

Weekend Link Love

By Mark Sisson
15 Comments

Slate digs up some dirt on grass fed beef. Is no cow sacred?!

Cake or fruit cup? Do you have the guts to shoulder your way through this no-brainer? NPR has a fascinating piece on willpower and the war going on in your head.

Remember that awesome rib video from the 30 Day Primal Challenge? Well, Dan and his wife started a blog called Sweat. Give it a read.

Is it just me, or has the NY Times been getting things right recently? This week they dish out six meaningless claims on food labels.

Listen to the hoot of the bamboo flute over at Primal Wisdom.

Here are some useful instructions. (thanks, brian7972, for finding it!)

Recipe Corner

  • Perennial favorite Girl Gone Primal just came out with a recipe index listing dozens of her best eats.
  • The Super Bowl. It’s a national frickin’ holiday. Primal your Super Bowl with these recipes. Not enough? Make these too.  But whatever you do, don’t make this!

Time Capsule

One year ago (January 24 – 30)

  • Meet Grok – The post that formally introduced the little jumping guy with the spear to the modern world. Find out who he is and what he has to do with your health.
  • Primal Comfort Foods – Chicken soup, meatloaf, and butternut squash recipes. Both Mom and Grok approved.

Comment of the Week

“That’s music to my primal Texan ears. Guacamole and hot sauce are like water and oxygen in the south.”

-Doug from Fat Guacamole Devils


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Kathy
Kathy
6 years 7 months ago

Check out the link that is listed just below the food label one (from last August)…

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/17/doctor-forced-out-for-disparaging-donuts/

Karell
Karell
6 years 7 months ago

I was wondering if you’d mention that Slate article. I thought it had some good information to consider, but e.coli isn’t the primary reason I try to eat grass-fed beef, so it didn’t hold a lot of water for me.

magnus84
magnus84
6 years 7 months ago

agreed. When I emailed the link (I’m sure many people did too) I was thinking E.coli wasn’t the main concern for me, but it was a fine reminder that nature is a harsh mistress and not everything is perfect.

Matt
Matt
6 years 7 months ago

Also, when you’re looking at grass fed beef, you’re *probably* looking at food that is developed on a smaller scale than your average CAFO. By virture of that alone, your chances are going to be far less.

Liz
6 years 7 months ago

I really liked that Slate article. I think the biggest takeaway message is that mass production, even of something better for you, is not good. Even more of a reason to buy as local as possible.

Jim Purdy
6 years 7 months ago

“Sweat” looks like an interesting new blog.

Daniel Merk
6 years 7 months ago

Jim, thanks! Great list of 50 sites. Adding that to my list!

jojo
jojo
6 years 7 months ago

I’m really surprised that you’ve posted a recipe calling for “toasted whole grain bread” or “tortilla wedges” for dippers…! What’s up with that?

Also, calling for canned tomatoes is entirely appropriate, considering that it’s the middle of winter. Should have no apologies there – using canned is a far better practice than using imported, crappy-tasting “fresh” tomatoes in February.

Steve
6 years 7 months ago

Hey all,

Here is an interesting link I got from TMuscle online (A bodybuilding site) which has a few almond milk and almond flour recipes to try. Enjoy!

http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_nutrition/food_nazi_nuts_to_you?utm_source=weekly_dose&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tmuscle

Richard Shelmerdine
6 years 7 months ago

That NY Times article is a great one and I absolutely loved the comment of the week. LOL

Michael
6 years 7 months ago

Something from my twitter feed:

“Slow down people. SLATE E. Coli article on grass fed beef incomplete, read on http://bit.ly/SLATE_fullstory

Derek
Derek
6 years 7 months ago

Also saw this interesting article towards the end of last week. Combined with the article on low-carb diets improving blood pressure, WebMD has been a treat to read.

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20100127/barefoot-running-laced-with-health-benefits

Karell
Karell
6 years 7 months ago

PS I liked the Times article but I’m interested that the entire thing is based on a report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, having watched Fathead last night.

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[…] ezek is gyakran túloznak, de ez már szinte vicces. Éppen találtam a New York Times-ban (Mark Sisson oldalán keresztül) egy fantasztikus cikket. Arról szól, hogy a csomagolásokon feltüntettet, a vev?t […]

Logi
Logi
6 years 7 months ago

http://bit.ly/SLATE_fullstory

Please read the EXCELLENT link above in reply to the E. Coli article.

This is exactly what I thought when I read the article! Ok, so grassfed cows have E.coli in their gut, but what conditions increase the likelihood of it getting into food?

Also, the original article DID make a good point about rushing to promote an idea to fit into your personal agenda — in this case, the pro-grass fed beef crowd incorrectly assumed or poorly tested the hypothesis that grass fed cows did not spawn the nasty versions of E. Coli. Oops! They do.

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