While I work on a couple of more substantive posts, let's give you some links to check out at your leisure. Thanks to all the readers (several, in many cases) who sent many of these along.
– Start 'em early. Let's get kids scared to death about their cholesterol levels.
– I think Monica does a good job dispelling notions that veganism is more friendly to the environment than carnivory. Can you handle the truth? Also, congrats out to Monica who continues her fat loss progress (towards a goal of better fitting into her wedding dress this summer).
– Not for the faint of heart, but Robert McLeod has some interesting thoughts on Acylation-Stimulating Protein (ASP): A potential explanation for metabolic advantage of low-carbohydrate diets? That was as a result of this long comment thread at Keith Norris' Theory to Practice.
– Wow; very impressive 12-week weight loss, blood pressure drop, and blood lipid improvement on what they're calling a "Spanish ketogenic Mediterranean Diet." Looks reasonably Paleo-esque, to me. I think it emphasizes a great bottom line, whether you're low-carb, Paleo, Mediterranean, or whatever: eat Real Food and only real food.
-About five people, at least, have emailed along this link to an interview with Dr. Stephan Ilardi: Is the "Stone Age" Lifestyle the Answer to Eliminating Depression? Due to the number of recommendations I got, I'm forwarding it along, not having yet listened to it myself (but I will).
– Literally everything you will ever need or want to know about salt & pepper at Mark's Daily Apple.
– And, finally, the best for last: three great posts from Stephan at Whole Health Source.