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Weekend Link Love – Edition 306

Episode #29 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast [1] is now live. It’s a continuation of my essay on chronic cardio from last week, which was all about what not to do for cardio. This week, Brad and I discuss all the things you should do when putting together a cardio regimen. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let us know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar!

A team of researchers wants to conduct a study pitting the paleo diet against the diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association. If you’re interested in discovering which diet works best for treating PCOS, please contribute a few bucks [2] a to the crowdfunding campaign.

Research of the Week

A large review of the evidence by a team of researchers has just concluded that dietary carbohydrate restriction represents the best “first approach” in treating diabetes [3].

Living near a mobile phone tower was associated with increased genetic damage in a recent study [4].

Compared to low-fat diets, both low-carb and low-glycemic index diets cause greater postprandial energy expenditure [5] during maintenance of weight loss.

Cancer survivors who lift weights survive longer [6].

Dietary gluten may increase natural killer cell cytotoxicity against pancreatic cells [7].

Interesting Blog Posts

Fruits and vegetables are trying to kill us, and that’s probably why they’re so healthy [8].

In some cultures, people with schizophrenia usually consider the voices in their head to be benign and even helpful [9].

Media, Schmedia

Paleo Girl [10] author Leslie Klenke has been on a tear, recently appearing on KCRA’s morning show to talk about healthy eating and cooking [11] and interviewing with Paleo Lifestyle Magazine [12].

The New Yorker recently ran a nice piece [13] on paleo from a writer whose family spent a week trying the diet. Best part was what the kids learned: “We should eat more liver.”

Runner’s World examines the paleo diet [14], comes away mostly impressed.

Everything Else

You might have heard about the Brazilian researchers contacting the previously uncontacted Amazonian tribe a week or so ago. Well, now they have the flu [15].

According to some measures, only twelve truly quiet (free of human sounds) places remain in the United States [16].

Most of Buzzfeed’s 28 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Bacon Fat [17] aren’t very Primal, but there are a few notable exceptions (check #21!).

If you’re near Phoenix, Arizona or Houston, Texas, you or someone you know could qualify for a clinical trial examining the efficacy of pig whipworm in autism treatment [18].

Scientists have unlocked about half of wheat’s genome [19].

According to the Australian beef industry, pasture-based beef is far less harmful to the environment [20] than CAFO-based beef.

Former writer for the Colbert Report writes a terribly unfunny piece [21] that kinda makes fun of ancestral health I guess? Hard to tell.

People with more power perceive the passage of time more slowly (PDF [22]) and as a result feel less stress than people lower on the totem pole.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (July 27 – Aug 2)

Comment of the Week

Sorry, guys. We installed a new server over the weekend and everything was loading fine, but then it really bogged down yesterday when we sent out the newsletter. We are trying to resolve. It might be an updated plugin not playing nice with WordPress. Very frustrating for me, since I try to always have more capacity than I need. Thanks for hanging in there with me!

– Yes, I chose my own comment [27] for comment of the week, just in case anyone missed the message and was wondering why MDA has been slow loading this week. Fortunately, things appear to be back to normal!