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Weekend Link Love – Edition 209

Research of the Week

Rats fed a diet high in omega-6 fats – linoleic acid, to be exact – showed elevated levels of endogenous endocannabinoids, prompting overeating and the development of obesity. Corn oil-induced munchies? (PDF [1])

It appears that early hominids weren’t just desperate scavengers [2] picking at bones and fighting over marrow after all.

Interesting Blog Posts

Ever wonder about inexpensive alternatives to minimalist shoes like Vibrams? J. Stanton did, and wrote all about it [3].

Chris Highcock explores [4] the latest study suggesting that moderate exercise is better for fat loss than excessive exercise.

Media, Schmedia

Hey, that workout looks a little familiar [5], doesn’t it?

Should you go Paleo? [6] (Yes.)

Lessons of 107 Birthdays: Don’t Exercise, Avoid Medicine and Never Look Back [7].” Oh, and having centenarian genes might help, too.

Everything Else

I recently contributed one of my own “Little Life Experiments” to this great free e-book project. Check out [8] what I discovered, as well as what fourteen other experts learned by running their own experiments. You might just learn something that will change your life.

They say a cataclysmic bacon shortage is just around the corner [9]. I say this is a good opportunity to find yourself a pastured pork provider that doesn’t rely on corn and soy for feed.

Bravado aside, I can’t help but be a little concerned [10].

Finally, someone’s come up with a good use for soy [11].

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (September 31 – October 6)

Comment of the Week

“Steam is hot…. It’s steam.” Truer words have never been uttered.

-Knowledge is being dropped here [16], folks.