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June 21 2015

Weekend Link Love – Edition 353

By Mark Sisson
12 Comments

Weekend Link LoveGet a free jar of organic coconut oil from Thrive Market (expires June 24).

Research of the Week

High levels of circulating coffee metabolites are associated with a lower colorectal cancer risk.

People with non-celiac gluten sensitivity are more likely to have an autoimmune disease.

Among people with hereditary neuroticism, consumption of fermented foods may reduce social anxiety.

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Interesting Blog Posts

The benefits of near-infrared light.

Some thoughts (and links) on low back pain.

Media, Schmedia

The FDA has banned trans fats. Here are five facts about the decision.

I vote for “killer frisbee.”

Everything Else

Just cause you’re a night owl doesn’t mean you should be eating late. Refraining from late night food might save your brain.

Want to support standing workstations for school kids? Give Tim Ferriss a birthday present.

The use of native hallucinogens to improve the senses and performance of hunting dogs in lowland Ecuador and Peru: rather than chasing balls, these dogs are tripping them.

Find a farmers’ market near you. Or is it farmers market? I’ve never been able to decide.

A UK dermatologist is saying regular sun exposure is good, not bad, for us.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 23 – Jun 29)

Comment of the Week

You forgot one, Mark.

The 3.5 hour nap – Usually preceded by a half slab of ribs and a lazy Saturday morning. This is the “sweet spot” for those who have finished their household chores the day before and find themselves with nothing else to do for the remainder of the afternoon.

– Of course! How’d I forget that one?

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  1. I guess technically, if the market is owned by all the vendors as in a cooperative situation, it’s farmers’ market. If it’s owned by someone else, then the apostrophe is unnecessary. I generally use the apostrophe.

    1. The farmer’s market is singular possessive, one farmer has or owns the market. The farmers’ market is plural possessive, all the farmers have or own the market. But in modern English usage you can just say the farmers market as in, “Are you going to the farmers market on Saturday?”

      1. Not using punctuation that most people can’t use in its simplest form, may help to simplify life, but I would say the question is: what is farmers market short for. It could be: the market that the farmers own, but that isn’t something that you would hear regularly. I would say that it is an abbreviation for the market where the farmers congregat to sell their produce. So farmers market.

  2. I think the link to the one I noted in quotes below is broken. I would love to read this. If it can be fixed, I’d really appreciate it. “Just cause you’re a night owl doesn’t mean you should be eating late. Refraining from late night food might save your brain.”

    1. Try out the link now! It should be working. If not, let us know!

      1. Hi Elizabeth, I was having problems with that link too, and when I saw your reply that you had updated it, i tried it again, to no avail. It hits a Medscape log in page, that requires you to have an account with Medscape to view the article. Is that what you intended, or should the abstract be available for free?

        Thanks!

  3. I’ve been wondering about UVA for a while now. UVB gets all the praise for it’s ability to initiate vitamin D production. However, as humans evolved under the Sun, so to speak, UVA, as well as many other light rays put out by the Sun, should have some beneficial effects too, and not, as in the case of UVA, just be blamed for skin collagen damage and aging. The article about red and near infrared light seems to confirm my beliefs, unless I totally misread the article.

  4. While I like that our country is taking steps to try and improve our health, I can’t help but cringe a bit at the fact that the FDA has BANNED a food from being sold.

    Yes, it’s unhealthy.
    Yes, it’s unnecessary.

    But it should ultimately be OUR CHOICE whether to eat it or not. Everyone knows cigarettes are bad but there’s still smokers. Everyone knows soft drinks are bad but they’re still consumed in big chug glasses.

    Do I think that consumers should be aware of the health risks of trans fats? Yes.
    Do I think that the product should be labeled as to make consumers aware that trans fats are present in this food? Yes.

    Should we completely ban it? Not unless we’re willing to allow the govt to ban anything else they deem unhealthy.

    PS – Just saw that I was the comment of the week! Hah! 😀

  5. I’m skimming helter skelter and look forward to when I have time to catch up branching out with more grass roots. Maybe the complete lack of actual leisure explains the abscence of back pain?

  6. “rather than chasing balls, these dogs are tripping them”

    Genius