Sunday, September 3, 2017

Weekend Link Love – Edition 467

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Fermentable fiber isn’t just good for gut bacteria. It’s also good for intestinal cells.

More coffee, less dying.

A meta-analysis of nine randomized controlled trials found no evidence for the protective effects of whole grains against cardiovascular disease.

Agriculture gave us smaller jaws and weaker bones.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 184: Mark Sisson and Elle Russ: Hosts Elle Russ and yours truly chat about Elle’s thyroid journey.

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

How frequent exposure to natural disasters changed Japanese culture and biology.

How to prepare your free range kid for school.

How not to talk to your kids.

Media, Schmedia

The long-term health danger of your city flooding: mold exposure.

The games kids at a New York state elementary school playing during recess must be approved by a committee.

Everything Else

Table manners are quite young.

School stunts development.

Vegan diets: Still not the best for you and the planet.

Meanwhile, in Houston

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Recipe eBook I highly recommend: The one from the Real Food RDs. It’s free when you sign up for their excellent newsletter.

Study I’ll have more to say about: The PURE study.

Article I’m pondering: “How Kids’ Sports Became a $15 Billion Industry.”

Advice anyone can use: How to live a full life.

This is true: If wine could tell a story.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Sep 3– Sep 9)

Comment of the Week

Before clicking on the link ‘Two Final (and Favorite) Adaptogens: Rhodiola Rosea and Baco…’, I was hoping it was going to say bacon as the second adaptogen.

– I figured bacon went without saying, Troels Rasmussen.

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Why When You Eat May Be as Important as What You Eat

If you’re struggling to lose weight (and really, who isn’t?), it may be a matter of when as much as what you eat. Eating at the “right” time of day may be more key to weight loss than the number of calories you consume, a new study suggests.

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center fed five groups of mice a diet about 30 percent lower in calories than their usual diet, but found that only those who ate during their normal active feeding time (at night for mice) lost weight. Those that ate at the wrong time (during the day for mice) gained weight, even though they consumed 30 percent fewer calories than normal.

The findings may indicate that, for humans as well as mice, dieting may only be effective if we eat at the “right” time (for humans, during the day, when we are normally awake and active) rather than the “wrong” time (for us, at night, when we would normally be sleeping), says Joseph S. Takahashi, chairman of neuroscience at UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute and investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, who led the study.

“The time at which you eat may be as important as what you eat,” Takahashi tells Healthy Eats.

The time we eat may affect our circadian rhythms and the way our livers metabolize nutrients, he explains, adding that previous studies have also provided evidence that, for humans, rethinking the calorie content of our three meals a day may be beneficial for weight loss.

“In these experiments a comparison was made between having a heavy meal at breakfast and a light meal at dinner versus a light breakfast and a heavy dinner,” Takahashi says. “Those people who consumed the most calories at breakfast lost more weight.”

So maybe cut down on the night eating then? Unless you’re a mouse.

Amy Reiter is a writer and editor based in New York. Her work has appeared in publications including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Glamour and Marie Claire, as well as Salon, where she was a longtime editor and senior writer. In addition to contributing to Healthy Eats, she blogs for Food Network’s FN Dish.

*This article was written and/or reviewed by an independent registered dietitian nutritionist.



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The Final Hurrah of Summer

Hey, guys! Happy Sunday! Yesterday was quite the epic food day. I enjoyed myself so much, but wow, I am ready to get back on track

My morning started with two rice cakes with peanut butter, ground pumpkin seed and banana slices on top.

After breakfast, we are headed to CrossFit for a workout. 

The workout was a good one. My lungs and legs were on fire! My partner and I finished in about 24 minutes. 

After CrossFit, we ran some errands. The first stop is target. 

We bought Quinn a bike helmet and loaded up on La Croix. It was on sale 3 for $10! 

We also swung by Dick’s to buy mace. Now I can walk Murphy again! 

As we were leaving Dick’s, Quinn told us that he was hungry and wanted to go to a restaurant to eat pizza. He never wants to eat and never tells us he’s hungry, so Mal and I were ALL about going out to lunch with him. We ended up at Not Your Average Joe’s

After lunch, we headed home. Mal and I took turns showering and then he put Quinn down for his nap while I took off to a birthday/engagement party at Kerrie’s house. While there, I enjoyed a glass of wine and a few passed appetizers.

After a couple of hours, I needed to boogie for the next adventure of the day. Mal and I met some friends in Boston at the Trilliam Beer Garden.

It was a really cool spot and the beer was quite delicious! I had 2 coffee porters while there.

After spending some time at the beer garden, the nine of us headed to the North End for dinner.

We shared a charcuterie board among the table, and I ordered the sausage and rape appetizer as my entrée. Everything was really good!

After dinner, we finished off the night at Modern Pastry, and I shared a chocolate chip cannoli with a friend.

What a day of eating! It was, for sure, a good time, but I am so ready for a summer detox. Anyone else?

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Clean Eating Carrot & Ginger Red Lentil Soup Recipe

A friend of mine, Lucy, is severely allergic to gluten, and I don’t mean just gluten intolerant, she will actually go into anaphylactic shock if she gets it into her system. Her throat closes up and… Read more →



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