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May 16, 2010

Weekend Link Love

By Mark Sisson
21 Comments

Primal Toad conquers the PrimalCon Primal Blueprint Fitness Challenge in a 3-part video series.

Don Matesz of Primal Wisdom provides a nice summary of a 2009 clinical study. The gist? A “practically paleo” diet “has similar metabolic effects to caloric restriction, without the restriction.” Who’d’ve thunk it?

Have a Droid? The Android Guys review the Mark’s Daily Apple droid app. And don’t worry iPhone folks, an MDA iPhone app is in the works!

Food allergies are like a**holes. Everyone has one… Or do they? Food allergies, not the… you know what I mean. NY Times reports on the doubts cast on food allergy claims.

Precision Nutrition provides a solid argument for why liking something isn’t always a good reason for doing it (gasp!).

Finally, it looks like I should have some Grok stickers printed up for all the Grok stars out there!

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The Primal Blueprint is full of “FRACTICAL” (Fractal + Practical = FRACTICAL) hedges against the bombardment of linearizing forces in our lives in modern times. I’m thankful for that.

-epistemocrat coining a new term at Dogs Teach Tricks, Too

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Primal Toad
6 years 4 months ago

I am loving that fitness challenge video 😉

You have an app for the droid Mark? Since when!?!?! I can’t wait till one comes out on the iPhone… I plan on buying one somewhat soon. But I may buy the iPad first…

Will you have the same app that will be on the iPhone on the iPad too???

Aaron Blaisdell
Aaron Blaisdell
6 years 4 months ago

Ha! Love Brent’s word merging, or should I say werging skills.

peggy
peggy
6 years 4 months ago

Regarding food allergies: Working in the food industry, at conferences & such, I was amazed by the amount of allergies that arose when people don’t like what’s on the menu that day 😉

Grol
Grol
6 years 4 months ago
I think it helps me to imagine I’m allergic to grains and refined sugars. Diabetes runs in my family. Those foods contribute. They spike my insulin. They cause me to gain weight and develop mental dependency issues very similar to addiction. That’s a friggin’ allergy with bad consequences if not seriously addressed. That’s where I draw the line on defining what I am and what I am not allergic too. I don’t care what some doctors decide to call it. The first paragraph in that article was so ironic I laughed. And all I have to say to Precision Nutrition… Read more »
batty
6 years 4 months ago

aw heck yeah! thanks for the props, mark!

Janet
6 years 4 months ago

Blueberry Butter Balls- sounds catchy.

Maggie
6 years 4 months ago
I’m with Grol…I don’t really care whether something is an allergy or an intolerance. In a restaurant, I’m much more likely to have the staff take me seriously if I tell them that I am allergic to gluten and dairy. Am I? I don’t know for sure. I know that if I eat gluten I have stomach and intestinal pain for about four days afterward. If I eat dairy, I get a stuffy nose and my poop smells terrible (sorry for TMI but it’s true, folks) so I want the staff to keep that stuff outta my food! Intolerances don’t… Read more »
Gordon
Gordon
6 years 4 months ago

Maggie,
Just tell your server that there simply can’t be any gluten or dairy in your dinner. You don’t need a reason. It shouldn’t matter to him whether it’s an allergy, dislike, intolerance or paranoid delusion, his job is either to deliver food that’s free of your poison or tell you that he can’t and suggest something else on the menu. If he’s any good, and I say this as a 20 year veteran of the business, your preferences and aversions are the center of his universe for the brief time you’re there.

Maggie
6 years 4 months ago

Thanks Gordon. It would be great if everyone was that careful, but not everyone is. Tell me where you’re serving and I’ll make sure to eat there! 🙂

wd
wd
6 years 4 months ago

God I love it how the app came for Android firstly! Take that sheeple! ha…

Stabby
Stabby
6 years 4 months ago
That study with Dr. Rosedale is interesting but not so much for someone like me. So he shows that you can lose weight without caloric restriction and a diet like that will be an improvement over whatever the fat person was eating before, that’s good, more argumentative ammunition that a calorie isn’t a calorie. Things I would like to see done differently: supplements vs non supplements. Red meat included vs non red meat included. Animal fat centric vs. what they used in the study which was essentially assloads of linoleic acid and monounsaturated fat. I like Dr. Rosedale but to… Read more »
fiona8
5 years 25 days ago
@stabby. You are quoting someone else but not Dr. Rosedale, he has a whole section in his book specifically stating to AVOID oils high in omega 6’s. If you are going to so strongly state your point then you should always be sure to have the facts straight. Rosedale was the first to talk about it, debating many of the so called experts 20 years ago who were saying to eat omega 6’s. Rosedale is so against excessive omega 6’s that he has cautioned against Udo’s popular oil blend, Udo’s CHOICE oil 3, 6, 9 blend because of omega 6… Read more »
ToddBS
ToddBS
6 years 4 months ago

Odd… I’ve been a subscriber to PN for years now but honestly haven’t been reading it of late. I had no idea that Berardi was Mr. Plant-Based eating now.

And I’ve already made a version of Richard N’s carnitas with cinnamon apples. I used a garlic-lime-chipotle marinade of a Boston Butt roast though. I’m pretty sure I’m going to make that every week from now on.

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Dave, RN
Dave, RN
6 years 4 months ago

I liked the “But I like my…” until I got to this part:

If I’m talking about plant-based eating, people say: “But I like my meat.”

As paleoeaters, I believe we like our meat too, and our fat…

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madeline
madeline
6 years 4 months ago

Mark, don’t forget us Blackberry users; we too would love to have a MDA app. I’m sure it’s in your to do list lol.

Paula
Paula
6 years 4 months ago

Thanks for the Droid app, Mark! That’s great!

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Uncephalized
Uncephalized
6 years 4 months ago

I would buy a WebOS version of your app if it were available! Too bad WebOS is only around 4% of the mobile market… it’s probably not on your list of high priorities.

Jenny Lee
Jenny Lee
6 years 3 months ago

I found it a little upsetting that, underneath the app screenshots, an ad from Kellogg’s told me I could get “swimsuit ready” by eating Special K. Puh-leez!

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