Weekend Link Love – Edition 164

Installing an “Urban Jungle” play area, complete with trees, boulders, hills, and tunnels, has dramatically reduced the number of accidents and incidents of “pushing, hitting, and slipping” at a Scottish primary school.

Why a sales pitch is best given on a steep hill.

A candid interview with a former Big Food exec confirms what we basically already suspected to be true. Still, it’s nice to know for sure (or is it the opposite of nice?).

German scientists developed a new method for testing pesticide residue in farmed fish fed conventional vegetable matter; the results of the first studies to use the new method will soon be published. Here’s hoping I don’t have to rewrite my old post, eh?

Bloomberg posted a nice summation of the research on the addictive properties of processed junk food. One startling highlight: rats preferred hits of sugar/saccharine to hits of cocaine (and you know those research scientists have access to the pure stuff).

Paleo foods to feed a cold: saltine-less edition.

In a recent NPR report, we learned about a breastfeeding mother who fixed her kid’s acid reflux by giving up all soy, wheat, and dairy. Read that article, then go back to their hit piece on paleo, and laugh/cry at the absurdity of it all.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 8 – Nov 14)

Comment of the Week

This experiment will no doubt result in adding to the population explosion.

– Commenter Sharon’s take on the long-term ramifications of engaging in an intentional power outage.

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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