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Primalisms: Coffee, Bacteria, Vegetarianism & More

June 16, 2012

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1) Ten Reasons to Quit Your Coffee!

2) In Good Health? Thank Your 100 Trillion Bacteria

3) GM foods not served in Monsanto cafeteria

4) “And this is how you grow the fruit that ends up whole in the brandy bottle.”

5)  VIDEO: How to De-seed a Pomegranate

6) Ever used a sauce spoon?

“All a plot to reduce bread consumption (while increasing flatware consumption)”

7) Feeling especially primal? Here’s a weekend project for you – how to build a fire pit in your backyard.

8) ‘Fermentation’: When Food Goes Bad But Stays Good

9) How to Fix Broken Aioli

10) Vegetarian diet and mental disorders: results from a representative community survey.

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Jenny June 23, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Ahh yes, #10… Emily at the Evolutionary Psychiatry blog wrote a little blurb about that study a while back. I find it so amusing that the concluding line in the article preview is: “However, there was no evidence for a causal role of vegetarian diet in the etiology of mental disorders.” True, but sadly, an epidemiological study like this will most likely not be taken one step further and used as the basis for setting up a clinical study to properly test whether or not a vegetarian diet has a causal role in the development of mental disorders… (Either because it’s unethical (but researchers should be able to argue that it IS an ethical experiment since vegetarianism is repeatedly [but rather incorrectly, for the overwhelming majority] purported to be the healthier diet) OR because it’ll prove the USDA wrong…)

#2 I saw quite some time ago. I was amused before I was just annoyed. The idea of giving others something to eat that you yourself wouldn’t eat incredibly irks me. It just seems illogical, or makes them seem like they’re all morally corrupt.

#1 – I wonder if the caffeine in green tea also raises catecholamines!? I hope not…

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admin@primalist June 24, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Everyone touts tea as being incredibly healthy, and I don’t doubt that it is in some regards. But I try not to overdo it because of 1) the caffeine and 2) the fluoride.

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