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February 07, 2010

Weekend Link Love

By Mark Sisson

The hunter-gatherer lifestyle made the Colbert Report. Gaining traction in the mainstream!

If you’re a regular, you may have seen grass fed beefsters US Wellness pop up in the MDA forum (or occasionally as an MDA prize). They recently came under attack by a blogger making claims of GMOs in their beef. I highly suggest reading Cheeseslave‘s incredibly thorough investigation into the matter and ultimate defense of US Wellness.

Via the Washington Post, the FDA wrote letters of concern over Camel’s dissolvable mint and coffee flavored tobacco strips. Hold on a sec. Camel is making tobacco candy?!?! And I was just being cheeky with the whole Marlboro Health Packs thing.

Thank you, Pay Now Live Later, for mentioning some truly disgusting pharmaceutical news happening right now.

Primal blogger Life Isn’t Over writes about his recent successful stats. Well done, sir.

Another Primal blogger, The Iron Disciple, goes Primal and packs on the muscle.

Six Until Me is a smacking good diabetes blog, and it was recently nominated for a medGadget award. Give the blog a read, and then give the blog a vote if you like it!

If you’re looking for a laugh, check out megacorp Unilever’s (don’t they make shampoo?) petty attempt to make “soft spreads” sound okay. I can’t believe they actually photoshopped flowers growing out of the I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-butter spread. (thanks for the find, Matt!)

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (January 31 – February 6)

  • Real Primal: Hunting for Dinner – A reader shares his experience shopping at a grocery store called “The Great Outdoors” and paying for his food with bullets. Okay, that was a bit silly. It’s a post about hunting; health and ethics.
  • Eating Habits and Memory Function – Some eat to remember, others eat to forget.

Comment of the Week

When I was in elementary school, the school cafeteria used to offer a discount of 75 cents on lunch when you got milk. That isn’t to say the milk was cheap, it means that it cost more to buy lunch without milk than with it.

While the jury is certainly out on milk, the point remains that schools are teeming with illogical policies that do not have childrens’ best interests in mind.

I staged my first protest over that milk policy (and won – not bad for 3rd grade). But saving 75 cents just meant I could buy a candy bar. Oh unintended consequences.

Dave from this post.

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Stephen Hubbard
7 years 6 months ago

Wow, that is a GREAT interview on the Colbert Report! Remarkably to the point and easy to understand. I thought Colbert was gonna rip on the idea of a “Exercise Retreat” but he let it go and allowed John to fully present Primalism. This was the thing that finally got my roommate to understand where Im coming from when I wont buy bread.

Who is this guy and why did he get the interview and not Mark?

7 years 6 months ago

I believe John Durant was one of the people interviewed for the recent New York Times article on modern day cavemen. I’m guessing that exposure caught Colbert’s attention.

Tara tootie
7 years 6 months ago

I cant believe its not butter
brummel and brown
country crock


7 years 6 months ago

Couple days back I saw the Colbert Report link on MovNat website. As I understood John Durant has recently attended the MovNat seminar.

7 years 6 months ago

Hey Mark, have you seen this? Just wondering what your thoughts are on this.

7 years 6 months ago
Richard Shelmerdine
7 years 6 months ago

congratulations on the colbert Report part. Amazing stuff Mark.

1 year 2 months ago

Great list of links. Reading through the all now 🙂