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This is highly relevant for anyone, patient or professional, who is getting keen on checking the scientific literature. A great short read on the hazards of reading only scientific paper abstracts. (Here’s a hint: many abstracts are misleading! shhhh.)

I used to think supplementing with L-Glutamine was useless. Could I be wrong? Depends on your diet I guess. Looks like meat, eggs, fish, and dairy are high on the list of glutamine rich foods. Good thing I eat a lot of ’em!

Do we fantasize about living in a post-apocalypse? Sounds pretty cool to me.

Just in case, here’s a zombie apocalypse simulator, to help with your post-apocalypse survival.

 

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Missing Link(s)

Happy Friday all you paleoists! Here’s some fun links to help you enjoy your nice long weekend!

Power hash browns from Fast Paleo. Perfect for your Sunday post-sprint meal!

Coffee and happiness

Orangutans play with iPads 

Grains are a poor triathlon fuel

Delicious looking grilled salmon and asparagus frittata

The Poliquin Protein Primer (produced by Charles Poliquin) quotes Jack Weatherford’s book “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World”, saying “The Chinese noted with surprise and disgust the ability of the Mongol warriors to survive on little food and water for long periods….  The Mongols consumed a steady diet of meat, milk, yogurt, and other dairy products and they fought men who lived on gruel made from various grains. The grain diet of the peasant warriors stunted their bones, rotted their teeth, and left them weak and prone to disease.”

More about gut health and gut flora related to obesity

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A very tasty recipe for what looks like a chupacabra, but most definitely tastes a whole lot better!

Swearing reduces pain. Tolerance increases up to 50% longer.

I wouldn’ recommend it, but for some reason the gelatin in marshmallows soothes sore throats?? I’d think getting gelatin from healthy sources might actually work better, like animal flesh!

Whoever wrote this article is a dumb-ass.

Decision King. For all your decision based needs.

For your enjoyment….a Chupacabra!

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Government tries to shut down paleo diet blogger

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.”

The Declaration of Independence

This I have to blog about.

CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition is threatening to send a blogger to jail for recounting publicly his battle against diabetes and encouraging others to follow his lifestyle. 

Chapter 90, Article 25 of the North Carolina General Statutes makes it a misdemeanor to “practice dietetics or nutrition” without a license. According to the law, “practicing” nutrition includes “assessing the nutritional needs of individuals and groups” and “providing nutrition counseling.”

Steve Cooksey has learned that the definition, at least in the eyes of the state board, is expansive.

When he was hospitalized with diabetes in February 2009, he decided to avoid the fate of his grandmother, who eventually died of the disease. He embraced the low-carb, high-protein Paleo diet, also known as the “caveman” or “hunter-gatherer” diet. The diet, he said, made him drug- and insulin-free within 30 days. By May of that year, he had lost 45 pounds and decided to start a blog about his success.”

College vegetarian goes Primal, gets healthier

Is fortification of food dangerous?

Sweet potato: marathon fuel secret weapon.

5 Movements essential for long term health

The relationship between exercise and food intake

Decode lottery tickets (may not make you rich, but it’s fun)

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But where will I get my CALCIUM???

Vegetarianism linked to poor health??

Can low cholesterol cause CANCER??

More flu vaccine bullshit

The Highbrow Paleo guide to binge drinking! (just in time for my weekend!) How to avoid a hangover and drink more booze!

This new meme went viral after a photo received the tag “rediculously photogenic guy”. Kinda looks like me, eh?

Turns out nitrates and nitrites aint actually bad fer ya! You actually get more nitrates and nitrites in your own saliva! But just don’t cook foods with nitrates, because they turn into nitrosamines, which are very bad. So you can eat em, just don’t HEAT em!

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Paleo uses for a neolithic appliance (I only suggest making the hash browns)

Best time to nap for cognitive benefits

Hunter-Gatherer Wiki

The diet and lifestyle of the Vanuatu people. “They have no concept of carbs, proteins, and fats – they just eat food”.

Why hunting and gathering makes us smarter and thinner.

Hunter gatherer brains make men and women see things differently

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Stop the Red Meat Scare. You can live on red meat ALONE for Christ’s sake!

Here is what folks need to understand, in crystal clarity: This study SUCKS. It was a waste of time and money, the study design is atrocious and it elucidates NOTHING that has not been (poorly) investigated previously! Folks, if you see “retrospective cohort” it should not be taken with a grain of salt, it should be taken with several hits of LSD so that you have a valid reason for perpetuating this fantasy. Think I’m being biased so I can “sell books promoting my pro-carnivorous position?” Well, check out this paper which claims to link starch with increased rates of recurrent breast cancer.

You are not programmed by your DNA, you are not programmed to be fat.

Free The Animal book. Buy one, get 5 free? Count me in!

Lifting weights makes you a nicer person!

The Fight Club Generation!

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More information about gene expression and controlling our genes. Also interesting facts about exercise and coffee!!

A great post at Marks Daily Apple about gene expression research

More discussion that disease and other problems are not caused by simply posessing bad genes. Something actually has to turn them on!

While genes play a role in many disorders, so do the conditions and circumstances of your life and the decisions you make.

More about gene control related to MS (multiple sclorosis)

Genes are cool!

The most difinitive guide to obesity. Hyper-palatable modern food and how it screws up your body’s fat regulating mechanisms.

Missing Link(s) 2/24/2012

Lack of sleep might drive over eating

Pork carnitas stuffed baked potato

Pork is good for you, IF it comes from free-range naturally fed sources

Beef is good for you, especially if it’s grass fed

Organic free-range eggs are more nutrient dense, and drinking them raw may be beneficial for your health

Cola drinking associated with type 2 diabetes risk

Sleeping straight through the entire night may not actually be the “natural norm”

Don’t eat sugar. Use it to clean your greasy hands instead!

Need a quick image to convey an idea, or just want some GIF-based entertainment without sifting through 4chan? Just head to jpg.to, type in a word, and it’ll throw back one image

Here’s what I got for “caveman”

Missing Link(s) 2/16/2012

A letter to convince any “authority figure” to start supplying real food!

Sugar and wheat are as addictive as opiates and amphetamines?

..Most of their intellectual arguments are just half-baked rationalizations of their existing eating habits..

Our data suggest that the specific combination of saturated fat and a 30% sugar solution results in hyperphagia-induced obesity and alters hypothalamic neuropeptide expression

(Although I respect this guy’s research and all, I have to poke fun (especially since my recent calories posts [1][2])) Now you can figure out EXACTLY how many brownies you have to eat to build muscle! Calories to build muscle calculator.

Protein for lean mass, (DUH!)

Missing Link(s) 2/10/2012

Soon we’ll be doing studies to show that, if you’re really and truly unfit, just blinking your eyes will allow you to make “measurable gains” in fitness parameters. Funny how they always seem to find a way to be more lazy.

Thought terminating cliches must die!

Trouble deciding if eggs are dairy or not? 😉

Salt has been vindicated. YUM

Plan your next road trip with this “subway” highway map. Genious!

Big brains require an explanation. Why did humans become smarter, not just numerous?

Stuff from Buzzfeed:

Missing Link(s) 2/03/2012

Don’t miss these links today!

Careful who you donate to. Most charities probably get money from drug producers.

More government pushing the “little guy” around.

Do your duty and make these folks smarten up. Tell them to avoid this class called “healthy whole grains”. STUPID!

Authority can cause ordinary people to become agents in a terrible destructive process.

Not that it’s the purpose of the post, but this is really interesting. Apparently, there is a market for people who professionally get obese, then rapidly drop down to normal bodyweight, for the purpose of diet program advertising! Apparently its really easy for a lean person to get fat, and go right back to lean, since the change is short enough to not mess up your metabolism. huh!

More reasons to become a soap-less hippie 🙂

Generate your own meme (rhymes with “team”) like this one!

Socially Awesome Penguin - Forced to do karaoke record deal

Socially awesome penguin. SWEET!

 

By the way, happy supperbowl weekend!

Missing Link(s) 1/28/2012

Ooops!! I almost forgot this week’s links post!

I’ve decided to introduce something else to you that holds major importance in my life, music! The key to stress relief and creative expression. It’s a language for everyone.

Check these guys out! CHALLENGER. These vids are all over one year old. These guys improve every time I see them 😉

Challenger Live Videos.

Promo Video: Sustainable Productions

hey that bass player guy looks familiar….

Missing Link(s) 1/20/2012

Are you ready? cus I am! This friday is gonna be so cool, because I wrote this!

Why less calories and more exercise don’t equal weight loss

Help prevent cold and flu by making bone broth soup

Make your own kombucha

Track your intake of amono acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Cool!

I told you eating too many PUFAs is bad

BCAAs have many benefits in fasted training

Do you REALLY wanna look like this twat?

I see muffin tops. Someone get him a barbell, QUICK!

Sure you lost 400 lbs, but how many PULL-UPS can you do?

How bout this one? Sure she lost a ton of weight, but I wouldn’t want to be in the same house as her when she’s in the bathroom! Taco Hell diet.

Yup, she’s thin alright. But that’s about it. Where’s the shape? Can she even lift a grocery bag full of meat and veggies? I doubt it.

Compare her to…..

Yah, that's what I thought

Now go forth and LEARN!

My Favorite Paleo and Fitness Blogs

I HIGHLY suggest you check out the ones I have starred. They are the best resourses for informative discussion and up to date paleo info!

For entertainment value, check out the links with a smiley face.

For the best scientific information, check out the ones with a $ next to it.

In Alphabetical Order:

Animal Pharm

Body Recomposition

Chris Kresser * $

Conditioning Research

Dr Briffa’s Blog * $

Eat. Move. Improve

Evolutionary Psychiatry * $

Evolify 🙂 $

Fat Fiction * $

FITBOMB

Free The Animal 🙂

Gnolls.org * $

Health Correlator * $

Healthy Diets and Science * $

Hunt.Gather.Love

Hunter-Gatherer 🙂

Lean Gains

Lifehacker

Marks Daily Apple * $ 🙂 Pretty much the most famous one

Matt Metzgar

Nell Stephenson

Nom Nom Paleo 🙂

Primal Body Primal Mind

Primalmeded $

Robb Wolf * $

That Paleo Guy * $

The Daily Lipid * $

Musclehack

Theclothesmakethegirl 🙂

Whole9

Whole Health Source * $

Missing Link(s) 1/13/2012

Steve Jobs has been immortalized: A new toy, not from Apple this time.

Men do think differently than women: Testosterone changes how you see, think, and act.

Charles Barkeley was stupid to advertise for Weight Watchers anyway

Lard is coming back

How to tell if you’re inflamed: Getting tested for systemic inflammation.

I disagree with this study’s conclusion, and this discussion, that satrated fats make you fat, and monounsaturated fats are better at making you slim. Take a look at the composition of the two diets. They both have roughly the same amount of saturated fatty foods: eggs, cheese, steak, chicken, fish. (Plus that’s the tastiest stuff! yummy).

Here’s the weight chart after (keep in mind, the subjects were already obese, so they already had messed up systems):

I think all this study proves is that eating a variety of good surces of fat is slimming, and that having a sugary ass cheese cake might add about 1 kg of fat if you eat it every day for 4 weeks! JEEEZUS these people must think we’re all idiots! OF COURSE IT WILL! There’s too many variables in the diets to say this was even a quality study. Next time remove the toast and the cake, THEN see how they react!

Missing Link(s) 01/06/2012

Hoorah! First links post of the year.

Here’s to crazy New Year’s resolutions! Even though I think, if you need to make a resolution, just friggin do it instead of waiting for some lame ass holiday to provide the motivation for you! Hah.

Among the many useless things in the world, a $20,000 gold cellphone with a dragon on it. Wow! I love dragons! not. frigginkidstuff.

That ravioli-smile soon turns into the upset-tummy-foggy-brain-cloud frown. Want happy kids? Feed them real food. They’ll stay happier, longer. Not just during the gobbling-wheat-feast called lunch.

 

Here, lets eat crap “food” and cut out the “evil fat”. Then we can look weak and skinny-fat like Jared. OR we could eat real food, work out like animals, and be strong and sexy!

Don’t fall for it.