So much stuff and so little time to comment extensively on everything I'd like to. So, rather than let stuff stack up for the "someday" when I can get to it, I think I'll clean out the queue once per week and just give you the links, along with a quick comment. If I've got a lot, I'll probably split them between Saturday and Sunday entries.
– A friend emails to alert me to PumpOne Workout Software for your iPod or iPhone. Haven't tried it, yet, but looks pretty cool. Also, this friend contacted me a couple of months ago with interest in the Paleo approach and is now happy to report a weight loss of 8-10 pounds; this, after years of trying without success.
– Diana Hsieh shows how to go about cleaning out your pantry to get Paleo compliant.
– In an essential weekend special, Mark Sisson reports on new research that suggests low-carbohydrate diets and go a long way towards rectifying fatty liver. Though the focus is on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), I suspect that a Paleo diet would be ideal for a recovering alcoholic with a fatty liver, not only because the diet will stimulate the metabolization of those liver fats (that can eventually lead to cirrhosis), but also because of the high nutrition.
– I mentioned using kettlebells in yesterday's post. Here's Chris at Zen to Fitness offering up a good intro featuring Craig Ballantine.
– Here's another from Mark Sisson that's been sitting in wait forever. Grain Pain. Many people wonder what in the world could be the problem with grains. Want to find out? Go off them completely for a few months and then dig back in. If like me and a lot of others, you will then understand completely. Here's a way to think of it: Ever been in a paint shop and gotten knocked over by the noxious fumes? Well, even though nowadays various filtration methods are used, it didn't used to be that way and you'd soon adapt to them. In order to really feel the toxins again, it would be necessary to stay clear for a period of time, such that your sensitivity returns to normal. If you still have frequent "intestinal issues" after being on Paleo-like for months, check the amount of grain and dairy products you're still allowing in your diet. By being "mostly Paleo," chances are you're regaining sensitivities long dormant (kinds like insulin resistance) and grains and dairy now effect you as they should have been doing all along.
– I've posted before about the role of sugar and growth of cancer cells, intuitively leading to speculation that a sugar free, low-carb, ketogenic diet may be effective at stopping or dramatically slowing tumor growth. Now here's Chris Highcock with even more news on the subject.
– Like Keith Norris, I too got wind of this NYT article via Art. The Evolutionary Search for Our Perfect Past. A good read. As well, Keith's post is worth the read owing primarily to his too-gentle takedown of a nitwit blog post I'm not even going to link because they don't deserve it. The Ignorant posing as sophisticate. While Keith's treatment is certainly sufficient, I'd add just a couple of things. First, we all know about Rapid Evolution. Second, it's wholly non sequitur from the standpoint of any individual. Unsurprisingly from the tag-lined descriptions of the nitwit blog, everything is treated from a collectivist standpoint.