Time for a weekend roundup to give some interesting things to look at and ponder as I work through a couple of substantive posts to get up in the next day or so (along with some long overdue responses to reader questions, food picks, and progress; nope, I didn't forget any of you).
- Greg Davis at Modern Forager does a book review of Fat: An Appreciation of A Misunderstood Ingredient, along with an interview with Jennifer McLagan. Readers may recall that I recently also highlighted this wonderful book.
- Wow! Free the Animal came in fifth in referrers to Mark Sisson's very excellent and popular Mark's Daily Apple for the whole month of October. I'm glad my readers are getting over there from here. Truth is, Mark has so much great content that I'm actually remiss in not highlighting even more of it. We really appreciate the recognition.
- Diana Hsieh Gets Off That Treadmill and Kicks Her Own Ass. I'll also draw your attention to the first comment (mine) that adds a tidbit or two.
- Dr. Michael Eades with a whopper of a post on the changing perceptions of obesity. Says the doc, "When I was a kid almost all kids were thin and so were most adults. Overweight people stood out. Now it’s the lean and healthy people who stand out." Word.
- Dr. William Davis of The Heart Scan Blog demystifies cholesterol measurements in two posts: Does High Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease; and, HDL: "H" is for "Happy"
- Methuselah takes on Emotional Eating and the Modern Diet. Which came first?
- Mike OD at The IF Life writes about the increasing suspicion that Alzheimer's is related to high consumption of sugar, processed foods, and vegetable oils like corn oil and other crappy fats. Prevent Alzheimer's with Your Diet. I wrote about the possible link between refined sugar consumption and Alzheimer's last April.
So, what's up next? I'm not sure which, but I've got one on "mental health," which is appropriate with the looming election. Also: more on fats, with particular emphasis on omega-6 to omega-3 ratios and what it means. Finally, I'm also taking another stab at explaining Gary Taube's alternative hypothesis to the standard tautology: calories in equals calories out, which explains nothing, as you'll see. I called my previous best effort at this explanation 180 Degree Errors, but I think I can do better, having recently read his full workup in GCBC.