~ For those who watched my MovNat series, here's an album of about 87 photos of action and food I put up. Also, check out Robb Wolfe's blow-by-blow take on things. He attended the expansion course the week following me. That's day 1 but you can navigate around to find days 2-5.
~ May paleo buddy, Karen de Coster, did an interview with another buddy, Mark Sisson; at Lew Rockwell.
The whole Primal/Paleo/Evo (and low-carb) movement has been gathering steam for a few years now. With all that’s going on – and the occasional colorful characters we offer up – it can’t help but attract the attention of mainstream media now and then. I think the coolest part of all this is the melding of 21st century information technology with our low-tech "back to basics" lifestyle approach. Prior to the Internet it was very difficult to amass enough of this primal "collective conscious" to legitimately take on the medical establishment or Big Pharma, or to convince people that government health programs are a joke and that we’re each on our own.
~ My post on the film Race to Nowhere generated quite a lot of comments, discussion and reasoned disagreement (School, Inc: Race to Nowhere). Now comes young and bright Erica Goldson and her Coxsackie-Athens Valedictorian Speech 2010.
I am graduating. I should look at this as a positive experience, especially being at the top of my class. However, in retrospect, I cannot say that I am any more intelligent than my peers. I can attest that I am only the best at doing what I am told and working the system. Yet, here I stand, and I am supposed to be proud that I have completed this period of indoctrination. I will leave in the fall to go on to the next phase expected of me, in order to receive a paper document that certifies that I am capable of work. But I contest that I am a human being, a thinker, an adventurer – not a worker. A worker is someone who is trapped within repetition – a slave of the system set up before him. But now, I have successfully shown that I was the best slave.
You'll want to read the whole thing, which isn't long. I find it interesting how the Daily Freeman included a quote that wasn't even in the speech (while not quoting anything that was). And then there's The Daily Mail with its lukewarm coverage for mass consumption. Wonder why.
~ Via Peter at Hyperlipid, perhaps taking the equivalent resveratrol in 2,000 glasses of wine per day isn't such a good idea.
Earlier studies have shown that resveratrol could induce death in several human cancer cell lines in culture. Here we report our observation that resveratrol can also promote the growth of certain human cancer cells when they are grown either in culture or in athymic nude mice as xenografts.
How about lots of nutritious real food?
~ Shoemaker Merrell is coming out with a minimalist line for barefooters.
~ So guess what happened when journalist Susan Allport decided on an n=1 self experiment to see what would happen if she loaded up on omega-6 fats for a month. Well, a couple of things. First, Doprah decided not to publish it.
Journalist and author, Susan Allport, sold Oprah magazine on the idea of a “super-size me ” version of eating a high omega-6 fat diet for 30 days. ...
Although Susan willingly subjected her body to a daily dietary omega-6 bombardment for 30-days and chronicled her omega odyssey, Oprah magazine decided not to publish it. Susan got paid for her efforts—but that wasn’t the point. Susan wanted to raise awareness of the harmful health effects of eating excess omega-6 fats, and so she approached me with her story.
The results speak volumes to me about the dopey Doprah.
While body weight remained the same, body fat increased in the abdominal area by nearly ½-pound. Fat was also increased in the trunk region, where notably, lean body mass decreased. Metabolic rate also decreased from 1367 to 1291 calories.
In just 30 days, brachial artery dilation dropped by 22%, a change much larger than the day-to-day variation of this test. The amplitude of this changed surprised everyone involved in this project. Susan’s arteries were also stiffer, as revealed by the ultrasound scan, which indicates blood vessels are less able to expand and contract.
Go figure. And here's another report on omega-6 troubles via Science Daily.
~ And on the super fun front, you must check out the wonderfully sweet Veronica Garza. Health problems? You name it.
My senior year of high school I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a condition of having a low platelet count. I was treated with Prednisone and gained a significant amount of weight as a side effect of the treatment. In 2004, I was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease that frequently caused achy joints, fatigue, sun sensitivity, and issues with my kidneys.
Then she followed her loving brother's advice, went primal and crossfit, and, well...
I have not needed to see a doctor in over a year now, and I rarely ever deal with the symptoms I was dealing with before. I feel stronger and healthier, which is the most important thing for me. It's an added bonus that I have lost 40 lbs. and dropped from a size 14 to a size 6 in less than a year.
Although I have a long way to go, I have come a long way. In less than 1 year, I have competed in two CrossFit competitions and tested my bravery and skill against some amazing athletes. In March 2010, I competed in the CrossFit South Texas Sectional in Austin, TX and received 21st place. In May 2010, I competed with the G7 Athletics Affiliate team at the South Central Regional in Fort Worth, TX.
Most importantly, I feel healthier, happier, fit, and more confident. Every day I am challenged with a new workout in the gym, but I know that every day I will get through it. This attitude now extends to every aspect of my life. I now realize that I am capable of achieving things that I never thought possible.
Now take a look. You have to get to the very end to see her deadlift 300#.
I won't hit 300# for a couple of weeks.
~ And to close up on super humor, here's Lewis Black on Milk & Water. Funny as shit. Note that I do not give "foul language" warnings.
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