Is Durianrider trying to use subliminal messaging when having a go at Mark Sisson…

…or is he just really crap at cutting videos?

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Can microwave cooking possibly be dangerous?

There is a thread over at Mark Sisson’s discussion board that got me thinking about the dangers of microwaving food. I do not know whether or not it is in fact unhealthy to cook in the microwave, but I can think of a number of pathways how a microwave could potentially be dangerous, or at least less healthy than other means of cooking or heating up your food. To use a metaphor: cooking with a microwave is like putting millions of very thin needles into the food, and the tips of those needles repeatedly heat up to say thousand degrees, but only for a split second. Intuitively it makes sense that this is much more aggressive than conventional cooking, and that it can lead to denaturation of food constituents So I would not disregard the Heret & Blanc study (UPDATE: see this post also) out of hand – it is probably worth checking what they have done before jumping to conclusions.
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Archevore Diet and Paleo 2.0

Paleo 2.0It seems Kurt Harris has decided to call his approach Archevore. I am not sure whether this is replacing Paleo 2.0, or whether Archevore will be his flavor of Paleo 2.0, like Primal Blueprint is Mark Sisson’s. (UPDATE: from what I understand it is the latter – P2 is the framework, and AD is his flavor of it)
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Paleo 2.0 – The Name

Paleo 2.0This is more of a comment for Kurt Harris’ blog, but I am still in two minds about what I am about to write, so I’d rather have the opportunity to edit it. The thing is – I am not too fond of the Paleo 2.0 name and I think we should eventually change it. But just to be clear: this is not the priority – the priority should be to get the content right first and foremost. And I am actually rather excited about the fact that this is happening right now! Continue reading

Paleo 2.0

Paleo 2.0Kurt Harris over a PaNu (link later when off the iPad) coined the Paleo 2.0 term in his “Manifesto for Paleo 2.0” post. Whilst I am not very keen on the term itself for a number of reasons I decided I will go with it, in the hope that along the line someone somewhere will come up with a better one (UPDATE: more on that topic here). After all, there is a long history of giving work-in-progress a codename, and changing it once the product was nice and finsihed. So Longhorn became Vista, and Windows 7 became – ahem, forget about it… So lets move on to the more substantive points:

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Comment for @CharlotteGFE on carbs

I spent a fair amount of time composing a comment over on @CharlotteGFE’s blog “The Great Fitness Experiment” (link later when off the iPad), so I thought I might as well reproduce it on my blog. Here we go
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Fructose is healthy – says Company X

I have recently discovered a product that falls into the sweet treats category, and that I like very much. Unfortunately it is full of fructose, so I guess unless they change this I won’t have it anymore. What I wanted to talk here about though is more how companies can get is so wrong – and how they can make outrageous marketing claims that might well backfire on them in due course. Continue reading