Type 2 Diabetes Rate Doubles

Reader Bud sends along this link. Some highlights: The rate of new diabetes cases nearly doubled in the United States in the last 10 years, with the highest levels in the South, the government said Thursday in its first state-by-state review of new diagnoses. [...] About 90 percent of the cases are Type 2 diabetes, the form linked to obesity. The findings echo geographic trends seen with obesity and physical inactivity, which are also tied…Read More

Good Books Page

I've created a static page that I can edit over time with worthwhile books about food, diet, cooking, exercise, and intermittent fasting. It's quite spare in terms of design, so it can only improve over time. Thanks to Lisbon, Portugal reader Richard Carvalho for kindly compiling this for me.Read More

What Causes Heart Disease?

In a mental exercise I posted yesterday, I asked readers to speculate as to the order of most likely cause of heart disease and death from myocardial infarction. The facts are that death by MI was unheard of in 1910 (about 100 years ago), had risen to 3,000 deaths per year by 1930, and to 500,000 by 1960. Then I provided eight food group categories, A - H, and indicated how much each had changed…Read More

“Opposing Views” Asks…

Are Vegetarians Healthier? Could veggie burgers increase your lifespan? Many experts insist that switching to a vegetarian lifestyle can greatly increase overall health, leading some to ditch their pork rinds like an old smoking habit. Still others swear by an omnivorous diet, saying that occasional New York steak never hurt anyone. Is a fresh helping of tofu just what the doctor ordered, or only a lot of empty calories? You do notice the smuggled premise,…Read More

A Mental Exercise

I was going to try to design a poll, but let's just get on with it. Do your own personal poll; discipline yourself to create an actual list of probable causality, in oder of most likely to least likely. If you think the causation is likely multiple factors, then place two or more categories next to each other, like 1, 2, 3. In other words: in order of priority, of likely cause. The most certain…Read More

Alexander’s Steakhouse

Three hours and counting... Do yourself a favor: click on the link, then click the "Food" link in the header, then click on each of the photos in the left sidebar. I can't believe this restaurant has never been on my radar. That's about to change. Have you gone over there yet? What are you waiting for? OK, now are you going?Read More

Yummy Cauliflower Dish

This is a derivative of a dish my mom makes sometimes. Pretty simple. It's a head of cauliflower steamed, then breadcrumbs browned in butter pored over. Instead, I chopped up the head and quick fried it in the wok in coconut oil. In a saucepan, I melted ghee (a couple tbsp) on low heat and added 2-3 heaping tbsp of almond flour (almonds ground to the consistency of flour or meal). Even on the low…Read More

Dr. Barry Groves

He and his wife, eating a high fat, low-carb diet since 1962. See how he looks, now, at 72. Despite following this shockingly high-fat diet for more than 40 years, Barry now weighs 6lb less than he did on his wedding day in 1957 when he tipped the scales at 11st 7lb. He and Monica break every single diet diktat that has been trumpeted as “healthy eating”. And yet, here they are, trim, fit and…Read More


Everybody's on about Vitamin D, now. I've written about it a number of times, including just last week. Now here's a must-read from Stephan the biologist. Vitamin D was originally identified as necessary for proper mineral absorption and metabolism. Deficiency causes rickets, which results in the demineralization and weakening of bones and teeth. A modest intake of vitamin D is enough to prevent rickets. However, there is a mountain of data accumulating that shows that…Read More

Admin Note

Sorry for the must & dust around here last few days. I have reader questions in email to get to, some reader food pics, and oodles of other stuff. Have been very busy with another project, but I'm beginning to get a handle and so should be able to channel more energy to the blog very soon. Thanks for the support and for the patience.Read More

Arnold “The Girly-Man” Schwarzenegger Gets Milked By Big Dairy

So, how much would you pay to make sure your neighbor doesn't drink milk or cream in raw form, i.e., non-pasteurized or homogenized? How much? A few bucks a month? No? I guess The Girly-Man Governor thinks otherwise, having recently vetoed popular, bi-partisan legislation (SB 201) that has the effect of making it even more difficult (AB 1735) than the already ridiculous level of compliance California's two raw dairies had to go through in order…Read More


It's just hard to beat several million years of evolutionary adaptation, even accounting for the fine craftsmanship of Church's handmade English shoes (all the rage in France, when I lived there). Nonetheless, just as I blogged in my entry Learning to Walk a few months back, barefoot or nearly so is best. I love my Vibram Five Fingers (which have been dubbed my "feet" by my wife; as in: "should I toss down your feet?")…Read More

Doubling of Vitamin D for Children Is Urged; I Also “Urge” K2, Menatetrenone (MK-4)

Yet again, something I blogged about 18 months ago may just now be coming to the mainstream. Stay tuned, and it's not the only thing. Within another 18 months, you might hear a bombshell about K2, Menatetrenone (MK-4) as well. More on that, below. Here are my past entries on Vitamin D. Politicized Science: How the Sun Might Save Your Life Vitamin D An elegant slice of evolution "Loving Lard" The first of those is…Read More

Mother Earth News…

Has published an article by Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, and whom I've blogged about several times in the past. Fasting, Diet, Carbohydrates, Cause & Effect 180 Degree Errors Big Fat Lies Good Calories, Bad Calories What Do You Really Know About Dietary Fat? Anyway, there's all your background. Those first two are the more important, as I attempt to explain his "alternate hypothesis." Now that I've read the principal part in…Read More

Notice to Readers

Just wanted to let my readers know that since Tuesday morning I've been absorbed full time (which means: mostly consumed in thought) in an emergent business project having to so with another company. But fear not, valued patrons. I shall make my return soon, and I have a list.Read More

More on Cancer

I previously blogged about a couple of different cancer therapies a couple of weeks ago. That was to call attention to two previous posts dealing with what I'll just call a pretty obvious way to prevent cancer in the first place, or treat existing ones. If indeed this evolutionary, ancestral, primal way of eating, going hungry, and engaging in activity represents an effective treatment for cancer, then what do you suppose that says as to…Read More

A Dozen Training Ideas

In only three minutes. It's all brief, and very intense. Remember: endurance and intensity are inversely related. The more intense, the briefer. Watch this and you'll soon understand why so many fool themselves about "working out" doing slow, boring "cardio." Very few of them could handle a minute of this, much less three or more. Right here is real cardio, modeled after the way nature intended you to get it: all in, but briefly. That's…Read More

Hey, Wheyt a Minute!

So there's no doubt about it: protein shakes are a processed food; but do they have a place in a Freed Animal's diet? I think so, but in a very limited way. I'll have one about twice per week, usually on the morning after a previous day's workout for a real nice boost of good quality whey protein. Chris at Zen to Fitness lays out a lot of the nutritional benefits. For me, sometimes it's…Read More

Making Cauliflower-Crust Pizza

I prepared it last night. Did it on a baking stone and it came out just fine. See for yourself. It was a 15-incher, half & half. One side was pepperoni & onion, and the other ham & mushroom. Greek Kalamata Olives par tout -- with the pits, which is the only way to go on a pizza. They shrivel just a bit and the tastiest part is the meat right up next to the…Read More

The Free the Animal T-Shirt

Help promote the easy and fun Life Way that's working for me and others. Buy an FTA T-Shirt. Or, get sweatshirts, long-sleeve shirts, tank tops, hats, mugs, pet products and other odds & ends. Great to wear at the gym, around and about, or to give as gifts. Christmas is just around the bend. More designs and other products to follow.Read More