Halloween Link Love

Spooky Scary! Thanks to Bryant for the Grok carving to the right.

U.K. Mail Online asks… Can cutting carbohydrates from your diet make you live longer? The answer is a bonafide “Yes!” Good to see Conventional Wisdom cracking.

Razor blades in bite sized Snickers, a kidnapper around every corner, Lenore Skenazy of Free Range Kids pens a great piece on Halloween Paranoia in the Wall Street Journal.

Want to scare you kids away from sugar? Gross them out with chocolate poo drops, urine sample candy, and these other nasty concoctions. On second thought, they might love this stuff.

And finally, here’s RoboKid. How are you dressing your kid for Halloween? Tell me in the comments section.

Bloody Recipe Corner

  • Fake Blood – Finally, a good use for corn syrup!
  • Blood Soup – Slit a duck’s throat, pour it in a bowl, top with nuts, what more do you need?

Time Capsule of Terror

Gory old posts of yesteryear.

  • Healthy Halloween! – What to serve at your cryptastic Halloween party, and what to give the wee trick or treaters.
  • Trick or Treat: Yea or Nay? – Is sending the kids out to collect buckets of sugar really a good idea? What’s better, one more day of healthy healthiness or the grand tradition of costumed nighttime scavenging?

Frightening Comment of the Week

Here’s a reader email that will shiver yer bones…

Every year I have to take a health survey for my insurance coverage at work. I answer it honestly and depending on what they consider “healthy” I get some money back during the year. Last year I weighed 220 at a height of 5’8″ and scored a 66 which is better than my peer average of 55. This means I save a good deal of money. I picked up a copy of Primal Blueprint in July and started living it in August. Now I weigh 186, BP is lower and I get more activity! Sadly the primal living dropped my “healthy points” to 44 and cost me 225 buck over the next year in premiums. The questionaire was riddled with diet questions. How many whole grains on a daily basis, ZERO?  How much lean meat, LOTS? How much low fat dairy, ZERO?

Then came the workout questions. Apparantly they only love chronic cardio. Short intense “primal workouts” are frowned upon.

At the end of the survey I was given reasons why my premiums had increased so much. Due to my diet, and lack of exercise I was at great risk of heart disease, and stroke.

I should be to single digit body fat in the next three months. If I’m lucky I will still be able to get health coverage next fall. Maybe I should start eating sugar, and grains again, start feeling bad again, gain 50 pounds and save on my health coverage! GEEZ

Thanks for helping me feel great again!

-Sincerely, Scott

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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