Sunday, September 18, 2016

Weekend Link Love – Edition 418

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Omega-3s improve reading scores.

Treating early prostate cancer produces side effects, but no survival benefit compared to “active monitoring.”

Couples with dissimilar immune genetics have better relationships.

Bulking works better if you lean out first.

The science of sticking points in the squat, deadlift, and bench press.

Zika affects adult brains.

High-fat cheese consumption has no effect on metabolic risk markers.

Bacterial fermentation of walnuts produces conjugated linoleic acid, the good trans-fat.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 135: Ann Green: Ann Green is the founder of BLiSS Ann Green Yoga, a waterfront wellness center. She talks about SUP yoga (yes, yoga on a standup paddleboard), the primacy of nature in spiritual and physical health, and much 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 few questions on statins from a (cautious) proponent.

Who regulates the lab-grown meat market?

Authorities are scrutinizing parents of vegan children and in some cases bringing charges against them. Is it just?

Before installing a tube in your stomach that expels half your food, maybe try going low-carb.

Media, Schmedia

Cities are increasingly installing LED street lights to save on energy costs, but at what cost to sleep quality?

The sugar industry paid scientists $6500 in the 1960s to absolve sugar, shift the blame for heart disease to saturated fat, and begin the nation’s long descent into obesity and diabetes.

Everything Else

Some schools are giving kids a ton of recess. Good for them.

Big Agra, meet Big Pharma.

The future of antibiotics may lie in the past.

“Hey Johnny, what are you rebellin’ against?” Childhood obesity.

Can your smartphone detect anemia?

Move over, kale. Come on, kombu.

The case for wooden skyscrapers.

Evolution in real time.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 18 – Sep 24)

Comment of the Week

“Short answer to the title’s question: nope! ?”

– Way to simplify, Alex.


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10 Healthy Game-Day Snacks

If you’re a sports fan, you are revving up for the fall season. This year, instead of busting a gut at your next hours-long game-day extravaganza, prepare some of these 10 healthy, mouthwatering snacks.

Chili Chips

Make a batch of Ellie Krieger’s Chili Chips and dip them in a tasty, homemade guac or mango salsa (pictured above).

Prosciutto-Wrapped Crudite

Add a little zing to your vegetables by wrapping them in thin slices of prosciutto.

Smoky Kale Chips

At 60 calories per two cups of chips, you can eat away without the guilt.

Pizza Pockets

For a more filling snack, wrap turkey sausage, arugula and cheese in store-bought pizza dough. To up your intake of whole grains, use whole-wheat dough.

Ham, Swiss and Apple Wraps

Half a wrap is a perfect snack made up of three food groups.

Turkey-Hummus Sliders

Hummus is a delicious condiment, especially when paired with a burger.

Crispy Chickpeas

Instead of munching on the usual trail mix, shake things up with these crunchy baked chickpeas that go beautifully with a cold brew.

Edamame Hummus

Blend edamame with spices to get a killer dip for vegetables like carrots, radishes, bell peppers and cukes.

Mini Meatballs

These babies will satisfy your game-day meat craving without busting your pants buttons.

Muscovado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies and a tall glass of milk are a perfect combo for watching your favorite game.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. She is the author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.

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Fall Half Marathon Training: Week 2

Hey, hey! Happy Sunday to you!

Week 2 of my Fall Half Marathon Training was pretty good overall. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to fit in a long run with travel to Santa Barabara, but I did a couple of running workouts, including some speed work, in the hotel gym. Longer runs are definitely a priority next week!


MONDAY: 40-30-20-10 Bodyweight Workout at home

Monday was a busy day, so I squeezed in this quickie workout during Qman’s nap time. Better than nothing, right?

TUESDAY: Hotel workout

800s running workout

This workout actually took me much longer than expected… probably a solid 40-45 minutes!

WEDNESDAY: Hotel workout

Santa Barbara Hotel Workout

I used 25-pound dumbbells for this workout, and it took me about 20-ish minutes.

THURSDAY: 3.5 miles

running in Santa Barbara

Running is Santa Barbara was so amazing!!

FRIDAY: CrossFit – “Mary” 

Mary CrossFit Workout

My HSPUs are coming along! I finally graduated to one abmat. I got 6+21. Slow and steady. Haha!

Saturday: Off


on sale fitness gear

Go-Dry Mid-Rise Printed Yoga Legging for Women ($18) – They also come in a light purple/black.

Mesh-Trim Compression Leggings for Women ($26)

Go-Dry Performance Racerback Elastic Tank for Women ($6.99)

Rebound Racer Sports Bra ($30) – I have this sports bra and wear it quite a lot for both CrossFit and running. I love the adjustable straps!

GapFit Breathe pullover hoodie ($35.99)

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Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Recipe

Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Recipe

Mini Chef left for school a very happy camper the other morning, and it was all because of this one, simple recipe.

Talk about starting your morning off right! He definitely left for school with a… Read more →

from The Gracious Pantry