There are a few newly-added sites on my blogroll, and if you haven’t yet checked ‘em out, you really should. Here’s why:
Free the Animal
- I long ago bookmarked Richard Nikoley’s site and have been a regular reader for a while now, but just realized today that I’d neglected to add him to my blogroll. Nikoley is – along with Robb Wolf, John Durant, Melissa McEwen, and a few others – one of the most prominent voices on the Paleo scene. Yes, he can come across as a little cranky at times, but he’s never, ever boring. Plus, he manages to keep his man-parts clean without soap or shampoo, which is kind of badass.
- Tom Naughton is a comedian-slash-documentary filmmaker who released a movie called “Fathead” last year. The film is a parody/response to Super Size Me, pulling back the curtains on Morgan Spurlock’s slippery claims and debunking what common wisdom has pounded into our heads about good nutrition, dietary fat, and the causes of obesity. Naughton’s mission to debunk bad food science didn’t end with his documentary; on his blog, he continues to level a critical eye on all sorts of nutrition and food-related subjects. It’s a fun read.
Cholesterol and Health
- When M got her labs back last month, she discovered that her HDL – “good cholesterol” – was way up, but so was her LDL. Was this a problem? Nope. Nutrition PhD candidate Chris Masterjohn lays it all out on his website – an easy-to-read clearinghouse of information about the true nature of cholesterol. Masterjohn is another big name on in Paleo circles, and it’s easy to understand why. (Also check out Jimmy Moore's podcast interview with Masterjohn here.)
- Raj over at HBFS is one of my new favorites. His writing is witty and insightful, and his experience mirrors mine: Couch potato to runner to P90X grad to CrossFitter and Paleo eater. I’m intensely jealous of Raj's ability to dig into the science behind nutrition and fitness. (For example, check out his Twinkie Diet takedown, which is infinitely better written and analyzed than my weak attempt.)
- I’ve found Angelo Coppola’s podcasts to be a great way to quickly expand my knowledge about all things Paleo. He does a thorough job of mining the blogosphere for information about ancestral eating, and frankly, it’s nice to be able to tear myself away from the computer screen and just download Angelo's podcast and listen to him chat about his week’s Paleo-related discoveries. And I’m not just saying this because my site has been featured as a "Blog of the Week" on TWIP, either. Honest.
- Nepotism be damned. Nom Nom Paleo is my better half's food blog, and she regularly posts all sorts of good, meaty stuff -- from full-blown (but simple) recipes to tips on staying Paleo when dining out. Plus, she cusses like a sailor. What's not to like?