Breaking News: New Progress Photos Looming Near

Don't know how many times over the last few months I've been asked about putting up new progress photos. Well, I had decided to do them each 10 pounds of loss, and since my last were done at about 193, I decided to wait -- no matter how long -- until I hit 180 or less. Well, today I hit exactly 180, on the nose. So, I had my trainer snap some photos. Unfortunately, they…Read More

Simple Meals

Here's a couple of simple meals over the last few days. First up, a simple grilled burger and salad. What makes it special is the bone stock reduction. It really turns a burger into a pretty sophisticated meal, considering all the nutrition and flavor in the stock. The salad is simply a vinaigrette using Greek Kalamata EVOOA, French Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar. As always, click the images for the full size. Next up…Read More

What A “Sterling” Transformation!

Well, I do not believe I've ever seen such a profound change, by which I mean a virtual reprogramming of this guy's genes. This was reported to Mark Sisson, and I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves, as well as motivate you to go read Sterling's amazing story over at Mark's Daily Apple. Now, any doubt left that The Primal Blueprint is the new go-to resource for all things primal and paleo?Read More

Animals

I was going to do this on a link roundup, but it's just too special. 25 amazing animal photos via Mercola. Here's one of my favorites, by which I might exclaim that I didn't know a carp could fly, especially with an eagle on its back. In other news, some guy in South Africa, I think, has quite a way with lions. Then, there's this one, and you can see a lot more on Utube,…Read More

Reader Questions – At You

I'm going to borrow a page from Mark Sisson and try something out. Anyone willing and able to help field some reader questions? I hope so, and with that hope, here goes. I'll alert each questioner to this post so that they can be prepared to add supplemental info where needed. ~~~ Q1. From Joe: I have been reading the blog for about 6 months and had tremendous success eating Paelo style. I had a…Read More

Mom Rings In: “Amazing Results”

I last reported on my mom (68, type 2) getting off insulin injections in March. The benefits of the paleo lifestyle continue to stack up, now seeming to ease arthritis pain, as well as nerve damage in the feet from going undiagnosed as a type 2 for so long. ~~~ I don't know if it is removing grains, sugars, vegetable oils, etc. from my diet, or the supplements I am now taking, or a combination,…Read More

Apps For Dinner

Last evening Bea and I broke out the bikes and headed downtown for some appetizers at McCormick & Schmick's, then over a block to see a film. In all, pretty damn paleo. All of these can be clicked for the full size versions. Three grilled lamb chops, rare. The drizzle and the cup are greek live oil with some sort of leaves in them, perhaps grape, and I thought I also tasted a bit of…Read More

Links and Quick Hits

~ Photos of School lunches from around the world. Actually, many of them don't look nearly as bad as I would have thought and by and large, the Japanese, Koreans and Chinese appear at a glance to have the best lunches, with perhaps a slight edge to the Chinese. (Thanks to reader DR Zinn for sending that) ~ Reader Jon Winchester says says that with regard to Trotter Gear: "there are endless paleo uses for…Read More

Links and Quick Hits

~ Photos of School lunches from around the world. Actually, many of them don't look nearly as bad as I would have thought and by and large, the Japanese, Koreans and Chinese appear at a glance to have the best lunches, with perhaps a slight edge to the Chinese. (Thanks to reader DR Zinn for sending that) ~ Reader Jon Winchester says says that with regard to Trotter Gear: "there are endless paleo uses for…Read More

Agitating The Experts

I admit it. I'm a bit of a shit-stirrer, which is likely why I've been able to pretty easily sustain a blogging life since 2003 with an average of better than a post per day, in spite of many other important matters. ...This reminds me. I need a Conventional Wisdom category. Done... So, to the subject: I was wholly pleased to march into my dentist's office the other day for my (now) semi-annual appointment with…Read More

Links and Quick Hits

~ A good and brief interview of Good Calories, Bad Calories author, Gary Taubes in Testosterone Muscle. "The argument I'm making is that [obesity is] a disorder of excess fat accumulation, not of sloth and gluttony. Overeating is the side effect of the disorder, not the cause. What you want to know is, what regulates fat accumulation?" ~ The Vitamin D Council has released their June Newsletter, replete with information about vitamin D deficiency in…Read More

Quick Hit

Note to Dr. Francesca Fusco, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, and educational spokesperson for The Skin Cancer Foundation: you're a dizzy, ignorant little "expert," aintcha? Is there such as thing as a healthy tan? Simply put, no. There is no degree of tanning, whether from natural sunlight or artificial light, like tanning beds, that can be considered safe. And yet, as we migrated out of Africa…Read More

What You’re Up Against – The American Diabetes Association

If you harbor any doubt that the American Diabetes Association is the arch enemy of all diabetics everywhere, all the time and in all situations, look no further than Jay's comment to a post over on Art's subscription blog. Friday I stopped by the local office of American Diabetes Association to pick up materials for the Tour de Cure bike ride. Participants were stopping in all day to register for the event. There were Dunkin…Read More

Link Dump

Here's something new I'l be doing. Throughout the course of any given day, I see lots of stuff I'd like to call attention to, and some, I do -- via Facebook, Twitter, and my shared Google items. However, making them available via blog posts is problematic because I end up with dozens of links, have to choose between them and procrastinate, and then end up doing something else. What I'll do is simply keep a…Read More

BBQ Spareribs

Last night's dinner. I began this about 3:30. Use your favorite dry rub, and rather than really coat it, use a pretty light brushing, both sides. Then wrap securely in foil, place in a baking pan with a mesh so that it's off the bottom of the pan, and get it in the oven at 250 for three hours. I've done 200 for four hours and the results are similar. When done, let it rest…Read More

Stuffed, Grilled, Sauced Pork Loin

Here's one thing I cooked this weekend. Lets begin with the grilling (you can click on the images for the full versions). That's a pork loin on the barbie. The foil is for capturing the juices (i.e., fat) as well as for indirect heating. What you don't see, as it's obscured by meat and onion, is the four slots in each loin, wherein I have stuffed garlic cloves and fresh rosemary. In the meantime, let's…Read More

Side Note: Baldness

I can't help but notice that the 2nd most popular search (top of the right sidebar) is for "baldness." Amusing, as, while I have blogged about innumerable things -- many of them numerous times, I've only mentioned baldness a single time, and it was in a link roundup, right here, top-a-the-stack. I guess Dr. Mercola's interested in the topic as well. Alright; two posts about baldness: CHECK.Read More

Nothing Like a Picture – Reader Transformation

Tim Ranitsch, featured in this former post, send me a couple of photos. On the left is his much larger self at 225 and on the right, at 170. While he lost most of his weight doing a standard dieting approach, he reports feeling much better and more natural on the paleo path the last nine months. It never ceases to amaze me how getting down to a normal weight transforms a person's face. Great…Read More

Wise Words from Primal Wisdom

It was a weekend too busy for blogging, with a couple of home projects, getting started and well into Mark's book, The Primal Blueprint (so far: I think it's going to be the 'go to' book), and a little cooking. There's quite a number of interesting comments on my last post that figured largely on the subject of cholesterol. I think it's important to understand that we are all different and aren't necessarily going to…Read More