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Weekend Link Love – Edition 252

If you’re an ancestral health-minded physician, make sure to sign up for the Primal Docs network [1] and Paleo Physicians Network [2]. People need you!

Like farmers who do things the right way? Enjoy bacon from pastured pigs? Interested in protecting the former’s ability to provide you the latter? Check out this giveaway [3].

Research of the Week

Popular science authors often claim that hunter-gatherers were more warlike than modern humans and that our propensity for large-scale violence in the name of resource acquisition is an evolutionary adaptation – “mankind’s hereditary curse.” A new study of 21 “forager” societies – hunter-gatherers, in other words – undermines that popular view [4], finding that of 148 catalogued kills, just two were over “resources.” The vast majority were caused by “miscellaneous personal disputes” between individuals, not bands, tribes, or groups.

These side effects of artificial sweeteners [5] might leave a weird aftertaste in your mouth, kind of like Sweet’N Low.

Interesting Blog Posts

How NomNom Paleo survives her night shift lifestyle [6].

Robb Wolf covers [7] the latest omega-3 and prostate cancer study.

Media, Schmedia

According to Men’s Fitness [8], the Primal Blueprint is one of the six best new diets. My only quibbles would be with the words “new” and “diet,” but overall I’m pleasantly surprised.

Cholesterol levels have leveled off in Americans, but researchers (and, I’d wager, drug companies) aren’t satisfied. They want them even lower [9].

Everything Else

Enter to win a fantastic trip to Italy [10] and get a great Everyday Paleo Italian cookbook (releasing July 23) from Sarah Fragoso in the process. Not a bad deal, I’d say.

I got a chance to read John Durant’s upcoming book, The Paleo Manifesto. It’s refreshing, hilarious, and informative, and I suggest you pre-order it [11].

Congratulations to Jamie [12] for being the randomly selected winner of Thursday’s contest, and the lucky recipient of a copy of the new Primal Blueprint Publishing [13] book Primal Cravings [14].

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (July 21 – July 27)

Comment(s) of the Week

Healthy deodorants can come in handy, but who in their right mind would use an antiperspirant? Clogging your pores from doing the job they were meant to do. It would be like putting a cork in your arse cuz you didn’t want to poop!

– Well, that’s certainly a powerful analogy [19].