Weekend Link Love – Edition 250

Weekend Link LoveOn May 20th, a tornado nearly wiped the town of Moore, OK off the map. Enter Lift Up Moore, an event spanning 60+ CrossFit gyms across the nation to raise money to help the rebuilding effort. Check out the official page to learn more and get involved!

Research of the Week

In one recent study, neither dehydration nor electrolyte loss could explain exercise induced muscle cramps.

A low-carb, ad libitum diet beats out a low-cal, low-fat diet in diabetics, according to a recent study. Low-carb eaters had better weight loss and HbA1c.

This is why I live close to the ocean.

Interesting Blog Posts

Dr. Loren Cordain makes a strong rebuttal to the media’s misguided, preliminary contention that a diet of grass seeds characterized the early human diet.

Dr. Emily Deans discusses zoo animals (and zoo humans).

Media, Schmedia

Why kids should drink whole milk, not skim. (Hint: it’s the scary saturated animal fat!)

Should boys (or girls) be penalized for not being able to sit still in school? Is it a problem – or a feature – of childhood?

Everything Else

Is expert wine tasting junk science?

The science and practical usefulness of meditation.

Sorry, Catholics who happen to be celiac: your rice flour wafer is spiritually damaging.

How drug companies hide clinical data, and why this might (hopefully) be changing (to big pharma’s great consternation).

5 crucial brain nutrients you can’t find in plants.

Recipe Corner

  • Since it’s the tail end of cherry season – and because it’s always pork season – you should try making these pork loin steaks with morello cherry sauce.
  • Lend her your ears and she’ll slow cook you a tongue. Surprisingly easy to pass off as shredded brisket to the squeamish among us.

Time Capsule

One year ago (July 7 – July 13)

Comment of the Week

This isn’t very profound, but a trick taught to me by a writer friend has helped me cut down my computer time quite dramatically. It happens to be very low tech. Turn off your computer. Get a paper and a pen. Put them next to your computer. Every time you think, “I’ll just Google that,” jot it down. Eventually when you allow yourself some computer time, Google away. Not only do you not need to look everything up instantly, it really isn’t good for your brain or your stress or your time management. It’s a step towards taking control, not letting technology control you.

– On the contrary, that was extremely profound.

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 more than three decades 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 flavorful and delicious kitchen staples crafted with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils, and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prep mouthwatering meals that fit into your lifestyle.

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