Arthur De Vany at the Gym

Update 8/17/2008: Since Art changed his blog around, the links below to his photos are no longer available. However, I've written a lot of stuff about Art, and you can skim through all my "EvFit" postings here. Also, here's a recent video clip of Art, taken a few months back at a seminar I attended in Vegas. For those skeptical about Evolutionary Fitness (diet and exercise) and its long-term health benefits, here's a look at…Read More

How Big a Fool Are You?

Let me show you. This would apply to any of millions worldwide who think Al Gore is a great guy and good for the environment. In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month. [...] Since taking steps to make his home more environmentally-friendly last June, Gore devours an average of 17,768 kWh per month –1,638 kWh more energy per month…Read More

He’s at it again

Think about it. Why on earth should children get tooth decay (see addendum)? Stephan thinks he knows. Weston price was a dentist and scientist in the early part of the 20th century. Practicing dentistry in Cleveland, he was amazed at the poor state of his patients' teeth and the suffering it inflicted. At the time, dental health was even worse than it is today, with some children in their teens already being fitted for dentures.…Read More

A Bit of a Roundup in Fitness

The diet experiment went OK last week, though if anyone has been checking my FitDay data, I haven't updated since Thursday (but I will). Add to that, we had a going-away party Friday night, another one at friends' on Saturday night, and then there was the Father's day festivities at mom's yesterday. Mom does low carb, and after the previous two nights of overindulgence I was off the alcohol, so it was about one for…Read More

Not Even Customer (Yet) Service

I got wind of this just yesterday. So, let me see... My current provider, AT&T, delivers very reliable DSL (down once that I'm aware of in 2 1/2 years) that's advertised as "up to" 6 Mbps down and "up to" 768 Kbps up. That's their top end service, and they sell it for $35.00 per month, which I consider a good value. I consistently get the same test results from Speakeasy: 5.x megs down and…Read More

The Wonderful World of Fat

My god. Is this ever a very long way from this. That was tough, yesterday: day one of my excursion into Lyle McDonald's Rapid Fat Loss Protocol. What work to stuff down 1,000 calories without the benefit of much fat -- 10 grams of which came from fish oil capsules. Plus, worrying about -- of all things -- being hungry at night, I saved nearly 100 protein grams for the evening meal and just couldn't…Read More

What You’re Up Against

As usual, Stephan the biologist delivers. Takes apart the biases in the study and all. Of course, the biases were incorporated in order to explain away the fact that one of the healthiest diets ever observed is one high in saturated fat and animal flesh, to the exclusion of much of everything else. Let me sum it up: the heavy smoking Masai, who eat almost nothing but raw cow's milk, raw cow's blood, and meat,…Read More


I simply have no stomach for this election disaster whatsoever, and even, politics in general, just now. Life is full, otherwise. Those of you who come here for the rants and ridicule, I sincerely apologize. I'm sure I'll hit on some things here and there. In the meantime, we've always got Billy. It's way past time for people to start owning up to what they laughingly call their "ideas". Fucking morons. I hope they freeze…Read More


Well I finally hit the 200 mark on the scale at the gym, Friday. It's eight years since I've been there, and it feels good. What feels particularly good is that rather than just losing 30 pounds of weight, I lost 45 pounds of fat and gained 15 pounds of lean mass, an estimate my personal trainer thinks is low. My strength has increased dramatically over the last year, and particularly so since I began…Read More

Learning to Walk

I've been spending time in the evenings catching up on some of the blogs I'd not read in some time and Modern Forager is on the list. Did you know that "You Walk Wrong And Your Shoes Are To Blame"? I do; that is, I did, but I don't anymore. If there's anything I know a whole very lot about, it's walking, and I've never even read anything about it. I walk. I walk a…Read More

It’s All Over But the Lots of More Bullshit

ObamaNation clinches the Democrat nomination, according to the AP tally. If you find this in any way exciting, glorious, marvelous, or anything like that, please do check your own propensity to lap up foolishness. Footnote: I haven't read the book, but George Will's column on Caesaropapism -- as coined by Gene Healy in his new book: "The Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power" -- makes me want to run out and…Read More

I Comment

Brad: This is so right on. Thing is, we learn it from the time we're kids ("eat all your dinner, so you can grow up big and strong"). That implies that food is causal to growth, but that's a cause/effect reversal. Growth hormone causes us to grow and build more muscle. Eating more is an effect, in response to a higher baseline metabolism. I like to use the analogy of a skyscraper. If the raw…Read More