Weekend Link Love – Edition 374

Weekend Link Love

Research of the Week

Leg strength at baseline was the best predictor of cognitive function over ten years in older women. Aware of the huge possibility for confounds, the researchers even used twins to eliminate genetic explanations.

Cooking with vegetable oils is indeed really, really bad for you. I swear I’ve heard that somewhere before.

Exercising before, but not after breakfast increases 24-hour fat oxidation.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 93: Tony Federico: Host Elle Russ sits down with Paleo Fitness Magazine editor Tony Federico. Tony ditched his binge eating and addiction to exercise after reading Loren Cordain’s The Paleo Diet and some book called The Primal Blueprint. Now, he edits the top paleo magazine, trains clients, blogs, writes cookbooks, podcasts, and has just developed a professional development program for coaches called Prime Time Trainer. He’s a busy guy with a lot to say.

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Interesting Blog Posts

Why war begets boys.

3D printing promises to change how we look at human evolution.

What’s health?

Media, Schmedia

Obesity’s still rising in the US.

Might be why people are radically changing how they eat en masse.

The French president won’t dine with the Iranian president unless wine is present, and the Iranian president won’t dine with the French president if wine’s at the table.

Everything Else

Can we use stationary bikes to power our homes?

Haggis manufacturers want in on the US market, and they’re willing to remove sheep lung from the recipe to satisfy safety regulation.

The FDA finally recommended upper limits for added sugar intake: 12 teaspoons a day. Don’t get too crazy, there, FDA!

f.lux was available on iOS for a day or two, but Apple yanked it.

The man who invented relaxation.

Can co-housing bring back the village?

While you wait for the Primal challenge to roll around, give this clean eating challenge a shot. Be sure to read it very, very closely.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Nov 17–Nov 23)

Comment of the Week

“I, for one, welcome our new canine overlords”

– Me too.

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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  1. Too bad they didnt test exercising in the afternoon after fasting from dinner the night before. That works well for me. So well that it is now hard for me to work out if i have eaten in the last 6 hours.

  2. Oh man…I wish I knew about the f.lux release; Apple you stink!
    Be aware thought, that when in iPhone’s Safari and selecting readers mood, you can switch to amber view.

    Lamb or beef lungs can be sliced up and grill briefly with the addition of coarse salt and black pepper only. Or cooked the Yemenite way with an aromatic blend of spices called “hawaij” [https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Hawaij]

    1. re: Oh man…I wish I knew about the f.lux release;

      Plan B is to get some blue-blocker eyewear, such as Honeywell Uvex S9133X, or if you do wear glasses, the S0360X.

      Plan C is to order a sheet of Roscoe medium amber filter gel (Amazon lists it). Cut a section to the outline of your phone. Use a couple of small spots of double-stick tape to hold it on at night.

      1. Plane D: limit usage after evening hours to a minimum, until a better solution comes along. My bet is that Apple is working on one that will effect the whole system. It’s in its interest, consider Android users can install f.lux easily

  3. probably today the two presidents will not eat dinner together for different reasons. Sigh..

  4. I have been an MDA regular reader for about 8 weeks now. These are the best Sunday links I have seen yet – several very good articles.

    The one about cooking in vegetable oils releasing compounds linked to cancer was so valuable I e-mailed it to my family members.

  5. Clean eating challenge. I nearly stopped reading at the word gristle and did stop reading at the word Detox. That and “cleanse” are the unmistakable argot of quacks. If it Detoxes like a duck or cleanses like a duck….

    As for Iran and ISIS not being the same thing puke and vomit are different … about one letter.

    1. The clean eating article is satire. Go back and read the whole thing ask the way through. 😉

    2. Ah, then you missed out on a pretty hilarious page! I was crying, I was laughing so hard.

    3. Your first paragraph tells me you lack reading comprehension. Your second paragraph tells me you lack comprehension in general. Please try harder.

      1. If “Having enough confidence to go to a real doctor instead of a vet” as one of the benefits didn’t tip you off…. lol!!

        Not sure I’m ready for that myself yet, they say take baby steps at your own pace, and damn, those rawhide chews I get after a check-up are SO damned yummy! 🙂

  6. I enjoyed the cleaning eating challenge, I now feel very enlightened and free 🙂 the H2O smoothie is fantastic!

    1. Yeah, I definitely saved that smoothie recipe to try out next weekend. There’s not enough time on weekdays for it, but hello, Saturday!

      1. What a hilarious read! I loved one of the comments from a reader…. photo of a pigeon eating a bread crust…. with the comment ” I ate both the crust, and the pigeon “…made me laugh….. see bottom of Day 2

  7. I won’t one of those bikes! Do so some charging up the house before breakfast and oxidize fat at same time! That guy is on to some very cool and innovative ideas. That ‘whats health’ article should have just left it at the dictionaries definition – sound body, spirt and mind- simple yet encompasses the whole answer. Thanks Mark and crew for another good weekend link love!:-)

      1. I want the bike to hardwire to the TV if you want to watch you need to provide the power.

  8. Quote from that NYT article – ‘Hershey’s will begin to move away from ingredients such as the emulsifier polyglycerol polyricinoleate to “simple and easy-to-understand ingredients” like “fresh milk from local farms, roasted California almonds, cocoa beans and sugar.” ‘

    That’s all great but I hope we don’t start seeing a dumbing down of labels, so that (for example) added gluten becomes “fresh natural thickener,” canola becomes “locally-grown seed oleum” and BS like that.

    They’ve already played that trick every which way with MSG, “natural flavouring, yeast-based flavour enhancer” etc and I for one am sick of trying to remember every nom de plume in the very few packaged foods we use.

    Actually I don’t even want to read words like “fresh” or “local” on the label of a packaged food item – I want information, and not a poetic eulogy to the values-du-jour…