Links & Quick Hits

~ Attention all: David-Dorian Ross wants everyone to know that he has "lectured on exercise science for the past 15 years, as well as having been on the executive committee of the National Association of Health and Fitness…" and on that basis rather than argument, wants you to know that I "really have no idea what [I’m] talking about on just about every point," and further, that "the ‘paleo diet’ — when generically applied — is bad science." What do you think?

~ Dr. BG’s posts are often pretty challenging for the non-professional, but if you can follow along, here’s an amazing rundown on cholesterol particle sizes and what they mean to you (link removed).

~ I’ve blogged this before, but it pays to review. Jack Lalanne always knew what he was talking about.

~ Monical Reinagel, MS, LDN, asks whether Paleo is the new Mediterranean over on The Nutrition Data Blog. Lot’s of excellent comments from paleo practitioners, too. Bear in mind that Paleo Trumps Faux Mediterranean.

~ Some pretty wise words from the world’s oldest living man. in addition to eating only breakfast & lunch and skipping dinner for the last 35 years, his favorite meal is liver & onions.

~ Here’s another take on paleo-primal pizza: a meat crust from Chef Rachel. Meatza. I did this Friday evening with excellent results. Photos to follow. And by the way, if you missed my interview of the Chef, be sure to take a look.

Richard Nikoley

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  1. lutenik on September 27, 2009 at 13:55

    I just can't wait to have a couple slices of that Meatza.

  2. KetoWarrior on September 27, 2009 at 14:06

    I quite loved how you dealt with Mr. Ross' badge waving. “Make an argument or STFU.” It could be a new FTA slogan or t-shirt.

  3. peter on September 28, 2009 at 06:37

    The article pertaining to the oldest man is very interesting, since it seems to be consistent with much of the literature on intermittent fasting: that meal composition does not seem to be as important as the length of time between meals. That said, i think a diet low in sugar would accentuate the benefits of intermittent fasting. nonetheless, intermittent fasting appears, to some extent, to let followers “have their cake and eat it, too”.

  4. Yavor Marichkov on September 29, 2009 at 04:57

    Hey man – thanks for the links. Jack's life is truly inspiring.



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