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Weekend Link Love – Edition 284

Episode #7 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast [1] is now live. In it I discuss the Primal Blueprint fitness paradigm – what it is, how to integrate it. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Speaking of the podcast, soon I’ll be answering your questions in podcasts. Click the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar to leave me a voicemail.

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

Among patients with IBS [3], eating bread, pasta, and crackers made from ancient kamut wheat resulted in lower inflammatory markers and less bloating, fatigue, and stomach pain than eating the same foods made with modern wheat. Is ancient wheat healthy? Or just better than modern wheat?

Regarding ancient/modern wheat, a new research paper emerges (PDF [4]): “Gluten and wheat intolerance today: are modern wheat strains involved?”

A new study [5] shows that jazz musicians trading fours use the same neural syntactical circuitry as people engaged in conversation. I imagine Jack Kerouac would agree with this research.

Interesting Blog Posts

Dr. Mike Eades just posted [6] a fantastically thorough review of Denise Minger’s Death by Food Pyramid.

Lots of bad things happen [7] to you when you don’t get enough sleep.

Eat lots of plants, sure, but be very careful about going full-on vegetarian or vegan [8].

Media, Schmedia

According to new research, Internet trolls really are terrible people [9].

“The glass was painful, but it didn’t do any real damage. With dog mess, I just wipe my feet on grass and then wash them at a tap.” One woman’s experience [10] not wearing shoes for the past few years in urban Britain.

Everything Else

PrimalPalate.com [11] just launched a Primal/paleo recipe website and app. Definitely worth a look, particularly the new myKitchen [12] feature..

A new method of testing [13] can detect gluten in food at concentrations of just 1 ppm.

Are residual traces of the common herbicide Roundup found throughout the food supply the true cause of gluten intolerance and celiac disease (PDF [14])?

Sad: almost no one likes going to work [15] (worldwide). What about you?

Good luck charms can reduce anemia [16].

Are we meant to be sexual omnivores [17]?

Gout may be an evolutionary tradeoff [18] for the ability to efficiently turn fructose into fat.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 24 – Mar 2)

Comment of the Week

Green bananas are readily available at most gas stations, and speaking of that… most green bananas ARE gas stations. My sons affectionately refer to them as ‘rocket fuel’ in reference to their highly entertaining ability to induce mach 3 level farts. I’d try them out on a weekend before having your first one Monday morning before work and having to hide in the file room all day.

– Not much more to say about this comment [23]. Just going to leave it here.