Friday, July 16, 2010


I am totally mesmerized by this.
Watching this guy re-assures me that an emphasis on Sutemi Waza is not crap judo.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Difference

PolyFace Farms is probably known by many, due to the iconic Joel appearing in last year's Film, Food Inc.
Well, someone did a micronutrient comparison of a PolyFace Farms egg and the standard egg you buy in the grocery store. Polyface's eggs are laid by pastured chickens whom have never consumed any type of drugs and have lived on an entirely natural diet.

Here's the numbers below:

Polyface eggs really are the best in the world!

The below study from Mother Earth News compares Polyface Eggs with the USDA standard egg:
  • Polyface Farm vitamin E: 7.37 mg
    USDA vitamin E: 0.97 mg
  • Vitamin A: 763 IU
    USDA vitamin A: 487 IU
  • Beta carotene: 76.2 mcg
    USDA beta carotene: 10 mcg
  • Folate: 10200 mcg
    USDA folate: 47 mcg
  • Omega-3s: 0.71 g
    USDA omega-3s: 0.033g
  • Cholesterol: 292 mg
    USDA cholesterol: 423 mg
  • Saturated Fat: 2.31 g
    USDA saturated fat: 3.1 g

These numbers are taken from their website.

If you care about Vitamin E or Omega balance (you should) this data is pretty impressive. Not everyone is in a position to fork over $4/dozen (as is the average price for such eggs at farmer's markets) but to me I believe that it is well worth the price. I will pay twice as much to get 7x as much Omega3's. That's a no-brainer.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bike Muscle Up