Things That Interested Me: Week of Dec 15, 2011

Wow, yet another two weeks filled with interesting topic after paper after review after article. So hard to keep up with all of it yet so amazingly educational. The things I came across the last couple weeks that caught my attention were aplenty and included the curing of Multiple Sclerosis, the “Power of 1”, low carb and cancer, cold/flu prevention, statins and prostate, leptin and fat loss, fat burning supplements, food combining, food and genes, dieting, thyroid, “eating dirt” and a couple tasty recipes- homemade peppermint patties and bacon wrapped sweet potato bites!

TEDx Iowa City – Dr. Terry Wahls – Minding Your Mitochondria Video clip of a TED talk from a doctor who used diet to cure her Multiple Sclerosis- fascinating

The Power of 1 Great post on food/eating from Frontdive Fitness – eating whole foods is the key, I could not agree more

Low-carbohydrate diets look good for the prevention and treatment of cancer Dr. Briffa reviews a recent paper – more and more supporting this realm of thinking

How to Prevent Colds and Flus Naturally Helpful guide from Chris Kresser – all good tips, nice easy read

Statins May Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer Dr. Mercola reviews the connection – this info is not surprising, the damning criticism against statins grows nearly every day

Leptin: Fat Loss for Smart People Video from Sean Croxton – nice, simple and educational

Why I Hate “Fat Burners” And Diet Pills (And Think They’re a Waste of Money) Tom Venuto criticizes some popular supplements – I agree with this, not a fan of these supplements

10 Interesting Facts About Food Combining from – nice review, not sure all of the claims are totally spot on, but the overall premise is good

On Deep Nutrition and Genetic Expression Food Renegade interviews Dr. Cate Shanahan – great stuff, reading Deep Nutrition was a “game changer” for me

The Truth About Dieting breaks down “dieting” – nice article with some good insight

This Food Could Destroy Your Thyroid from Renegade Health – good stuff, more arrows pointing at flour as an enemy

Stand Up, Kick Off Your Shoes and Eat Some Dirt from Mark’s Daily Apple – lifestyle fundamentals, this was number seven in an excellent series, and might be my favorite of the series

Homemade Peppermint Patties from Marina’s Primal/Paleo Cooking – one of my favorite treats, nice to see a someone created a “cleaner” version

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites from Food Renegade – haven’t made these yet but am planning to in the near future

Thanks for reading, have a great week!



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