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April 05 2015

Weekend Link Love – Edition 342

By Mark Sisson
12 Comments

Weekend Link LoveMeditation for stress relief doesn’t work for me. I’ve tried. Many times. On HuffPost Live, I explain what has worked for me: gratitude.

Research of the Week

People with higher biomarkers for fruit and vegetable intake have a lower risk of diabetes.

High levels of dietary pesticide exposure may reduce semen quality.

Saying “ow” improves pain tolerance.

Both being lonely and feeling lonely are independent predictors of mortality risk.

Xylitol may be overrated for preventing tooth decay.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 61: Abel James: He’s a speaker, a musician, an entrepreneur, a podcaster, an app developer, and a bestselling author. I hang out with Abel to talk about his new book The Wild Diethow Thai food in Thailand differs from Thai food in the US, living (and eating) off the grid, what it was like jamming with Tim McGraw, and much more.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

A nice, quick guide to spicing your meals.

Serious Eats concludes what I did years ago: olive oil is perfectly safe to cook with.

Why some food in the supermarket takes so long to go bad.

Leave yourself wanting more.

Sugar’s back.

Media, Schmedia

Red meat: not the enemy (according to the NY Times).

Can Joel Salatin bridge the partisan rift in this country?

Everything Else

An ancient Anglo-Saxon remedy for styes also kills drug-resistant MRSA.

American kids are eating less fast food.

Humans have pretty much always had a wide range of body sizes and shapes.

The color of lettuce determines the speed at which you absorb its antioxidants.

An apple a day doesn’t really keep doctors away (but it might keep them from writing so many prescriptions).

Why space is unhealthy.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 6 –Apr 12)

Comment of the Week

My takeaway: I need to breastfeed more. It’s just so difficult finding a compliant, lactating person to accommodate me. They act like my healthquest is weird.

Yeah! What the heck is their problem?

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  1. Don’t trust left brainers to do right brain evaluations. Smoke point is not the main issuse per se. Olive oil, especially evoo, had a high amount of vegetative particulate matter. It is the flavor of that burned that takes evoo of the hot oil list.

  2. Just when I thought that I could not admire astronauts and cosmonauts anymore the article explaining the rigors and detriments of prolonged periods in space illustrates that’s they truley are the best that humanity has to offer..

  3. Joel Salatin doesn’t bridge any gap to me. If he has good ideas about farming, fine. I’ll listen. I have no interest in the rest of his Tea Party rant.

  4. Sugar’s back? How is a diet that okays the use of processed sugar even remotely Paleo? I do eat white potatoes and rice occasionally, but not often. I even eat a bit of sugar a few times a year at birthdays, etc. But I have enough sense to know that sugary desserts and drinks are addictive for some people (I’m one of them) and that they’re just plain bad news as a dietary staple.

    1. Ooops… Went back and reread all the way to the bottom, down to the “Gotcha.” Sort of an April Fool article I guess.

  5. Joel Salatin, a true ornery, free thinking genius. Give ’em hell Joel!

  6. My sister, a vegetarian, refuses to acknowledge Joel Salatin’s methods simply because he is not a vegetarian and he’s fat (and therefore can’t be an evangelist of any healthy movement). It might be time for her B-12 shot.

    1. Does she refuse to acknowledge fat vegetarians too?
      One I know is ‘skinny-fat’ virtually no muscle – mostly fat, the other is just ordinary obese – not to say there’s not plenty of plane skinny ones – no muscle, no fat – or even very muscular/lean ones too (rare in my experience).

      Any way back to Joel Salatin – is he fat?
      Ok he’s carrying some fat but plenty of muscle too – doesn’t look unhealthy for is age.