The BJJ Caveman’s Random Reading: February 13, 2015

Random Reading February 13 2015

The Bahai’i Gardens in Haifa, Israel, view from atop the 19 terraces towards the ocean.  This is the headquarters of one of the Bahai’i faith.

  1. Supplements being sold in places like GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens have come under fire for not containing what’s on their label.  DNA tests revealed that only 21% of the supplements examined contained the plants and herbs listed on the label.
  2. Stuff like this really makes product testing services like Labdoor all the more important.  I plan on paying the $150 subscription fee to support them and to learn more about how they rated all the things they review.
  3. A couple weeks ago Gizmodo posted an article debunking Bulletproof Coffee.  While there was a lot in the article that I disagreed with, I thought it would be good to share this nonetheless, so you can decide for yourself.  One thing the reviewer get’s confused is that he refers to Upgraded Brain Octane as the Bulletproof version of MCT oil… when in fact the Bulletproof version of MCT oil is actually called Upgraded XCT Oil (If you want to learn a little more about the difference between the two you can check out my post here).  There seem to be more Bulletproof detractors now that that it’s becoming more popular.
  4. This seems like a great way to spend retirement
  5. I can’t help but find myself agreeing with almost everything in this Guardian article about why the modern world is bad for our brains by hijacking our reward centers and diminishing our cognitive performance in the process.
  6. Ever hear of rolling around to combat the effects of sitting?
  7. This study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA showed that BPA and BPA replacements used in BPA free products affected the neuronal development of zebrafish embryos.   When this information is combined with the association found between high maternal BPA during pregnancy and hyperactivity/behavioral disturbances in the child after delivery, they concluded that: “These findings suggest that BPA-free products are not necessarily safe and support a societal push to remove all structurally similar bisphenol analogues and other compounds with endocrine-disruptive activity from consumer goods. Our data here, combined with over a dozen physiological and behavioral human studies that begin to point to the prenatal period as a BPA window of vulnerability, suggest that pregnant mothers limit exposure to plastics and receipts. “
  8. I wish I knew about this during those painful single years before I found the BJJ Cavewife.
  9. Kobe Bryant is a big believer in bone broth!  Too bad it couldn’t save him from his most recent shoulder injury.
  10. This woman successfully lost 135 lbs which to everyone else seemed like one of those classic success stories… except that the process caused her to develop such a dysfunctional relationship with food that she felt her life actually got worse!
  11. Being a desk jockey that is only a BJJ and Crossfit hobbyist, I can barely comprehend Crossfit champ Iceland Annie’s workout schedule of training 90-120 minutes, two times a day, for six days a week.  I really wonder how she squeezes in enough time for recovery, I mean it takes me 1-2 days  just to recover from one of my workouts!

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