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Weekend Link Love – Edition 283

Episode #6 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast [1] is now live. In it I discuss the reality of the calories in, calories out concept. Check it out and let me know what you think.

If you’re convenient to Newark, Delaware, don’t miss the Primal Blueprint Seminar [2] coming to your area on Feb. 27.

Research of the Week

Both biking for an hour and shivering for 10-15 minutes release the same amount of irisin [3], a hormone that turns white fat into metabolically-stimulating brown fat.

Steeping green tea for 15 minutes at 90 ºC extracts the most flavonoids [4]. That would be a pretty bitter brew, and I wonder if that would be too many flavonoids and exceed the hormetic threshold.

Interesting Blog Posts

How much control do you really have over your food intake? Part 1 [5] and part 2 [6].

No text is necessary to show what’s wrong with the modern diet. These 11 graphs [7] are plenty.

This blog post [8] from the ever on-point Frank Forencich is the most mind-rending, consciousness-shattering, paradigm-shifting piece you will read all year.

Media, Schmedia

Why nutrition is so confusing [9].

The man who tried to warn us about sugar [10] – and had his career destroyed in the process.

NPR reports [11] on the “full-fat milk paradox.” I think we need to reassess our use of the word “paradox” when they seem to pop up every other day.

long and sobering read [12] from the New Yorker on a Berkeley scientist’s fight against agro-chemical companies. This certainly makes me even more suspicious of industry-funded research.

The new UK cholesterol guidelines [13] seek to put people at a low risk of heart disease on statins. Sure, why not? Makes perfect sense.

Everything Else

Midwest corn farmers are beginning to switch admittedly small portions of their crops over to fruits and vegetables [14], where there “is vastly more money to be made.” I suspect this trend will continue.

Looks like those insignificant inconsequential muscles in our feet are actually good for something [15] after all.

The rise of caveman-style dining [16] is apparently upon us.

Here are a bunch of photos [17] of Russian people squatting.

This kid [18] gets it.

PrimalCon isn’t coming to South Africa anytime soon. You could do way worse than this retreat [19] if you’re local to SA, though.

One-upping the standing workstation [20].

new book on entomophagy [21] recently came out, and it looks pretty interesting.

This split keyboard [22] might be a nice adjunct to a standing or walking workstation.

The good things fasting [23] did to this guy’s body.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 17 – Feb 23)

Comment of the Week

I believe being forgetful is natures way of exercising the old people. Go upstairs. Why am I here? Go back down stairs. Ah, I remember. Go back upstairs. Come to think of it, maybe I get in more than 10 flights in per day.

– I kind of want to hug this comment [28].