Healthy Links Week 2

Quote of the Week

“Though few people reading this consider insects anything but a novelty, for many human cultures they were (and are) staple foods. Humans have been eating insects for millions of years, starting with our distant ancestors and continuing through the present day.” Mark Sisson, Mark’s Daily Apple

Recipe of the Week

This very straightforward sweet potato recipe from Savory Lotus looks intriguing and just in time for Thanksgiving.

Arby’s Sells Out of Venison Burger

We love venison, but we never knew! Oh, well . . .

Must-Read Articles from Chris Kresser


Kresser explains why fasting is a great strategy for improving overall health. The results of fasting include weight loss lower body fat percentage; reduction of insulin resistance (diabetes); lessened risk of cardiovascular disease; and improved brain health through decreasing neuroinflamation (Alzheimer’s).

Processed Food Toxicity

Is Your Body a Toxic Waste Dump? Industrial chemicals in processed foods are a fact of life. Are we slowly being poisoned?

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Intestinal permeability is a real condition. Learn about the important role that a healthy intestinal barrier is the key to addressing many current maladies, including autoimmune disease.

Artificial Sweeteners Wreak Havoc on Your Gut

Be careful. Artificial sweeteners may lead to insulin resistance. More study is necessary.

The Soda Tax

Here’s a tough call. Should tax policy be used to negatively affect the sale of sugar-laden sodas (and other products)? San Francisco passed the tax.

Ever heard of Fatty Liver?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects 20-30% of the population in Western countries. It is strongly associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and type-2 diabetes. How can it be avoided?

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