Saturated Fat is Good For You!

Can you think of a fundamental reason not to expect that it’s healthy and good, not particularly to be limited below what you have a taste for? Stop and think about it. Forget everything you think you know (which, if we’re talking knowledge, is probably not much: many are just regurgitating). Why would it not…Read More

Got Milk?

Many people trying to implement the paleo way are confounded about milk. It’s not paleo and could not have been, for two primary reasons: Try milking a wild animal. We were genetically programmed to lose the ability to digest lactose (milk sugar) in early childhood (weaning). What we refer to as "lactose intolerance" is actually…Read More

Links and Quick Hits

~ Most people aware of lowcarb and paleo dieting are well aware of insulin’s role in promoting fat storage. But how about the role of leptin and leptin resistance? Dr. Mercola gives a good overview. You become both insulin and leptin resistant by eating the typical American diet full of sugar, refined grains, processed foods…Read More

DISQUS Comments

While I really love the new commenting system, look, feel, threaded functionality, be aware that the email part (both notification of comments and replying to comments via email) is very unreliable. For instance, I have yet to receive email notification of any comments posted since last night, of which there are about 10, now. In…Read More

Leftovers Done Right

I thought I’d put this up, since all my plated photos from the original were blurry. Here’s the second tour of my Braised Lamb Shanks (click on photo to enlarge). Leftover Lamb Shank It’s garnished with Italian parsley from the mini herb garden my wife set up this weekend. We only had about a cup…Read More

“Bad Bad Bad” – Tales in Modern Ignorance

From the Modesto Bee, via my dad. BAD, BAD, BAD No breakfast at all Some people say they’re not hungry when they wake up, but because you’ve fasted all night your metabolism — and fat-burning ability — slows down. Those who skip breakfast are also more likely to be overweight and eat more fat and…Read More

Grassfed Beef Special – La Cense Beef

Friend and reader Nancy was kind enough to think about me and sent this email, yesterday (click to enlarge). La Cense Beef Click here to go to the page with the special, which, is 8 grassfed New York Steaks, regularly $128 for $96, plus 4 pounds of grassfed beef burger ($23 normally), plus free shipping.…Read More

“David, you’re not stupid, by any chance?”

On the other other hand, the researchers are smart people simply doing what they are paid to do: bolster the status-quo. The really, really stupid ones are those who think that saturated fat consumption is more tightly associated with…health problems than, say, toilet paper use, or sitting in chairs, or wearing shoes, or whatever. See,…Read More

A Modest Bleg to Promote the Primal Lifestyle

This is primarily directed at those dedicated readers who choose to be either Facebook friends, Twitter followers, or both. You may have noticed that the links to my blog posts now look like this: That’s a link to my last post, the Bison New York Steak. If you click on it, you’ll notice a…Read More

Bison New York Steak

Dinner last night for the wife & I (click to enlarge). Bison New York Steak Two nice grilled-to-medium-rare bison steaks from Whole Foods, and some frozen broccoli prepared in a new way. I put the frozen veggies on a cookie sheet, along with a large dollop of coconut oil and placed it in the oven…Read More

It’s Dr. Stephan

Stephan, whom I link to and quote more than any other blogger, has received his Ph.D. in neurobiology. He has been a tremendous help to me in my quest to learn more about nutrition, both in blogging and through the email exchanges we’ve had over the last year. Congratulations.Read More

Braised Lamb Shanks

Lamb Shanks & Stuff Maybe, just maybe, the most satisfying dish I’ve ever made. As someone who cooks a great deal — for other people being a huge part of that — I am often confronted with a serious question: was it worth it? Often times, in spite of the tastiness of a dish, it’s…Read More

Exposing the Cholesterol Myth

I probably get more questions about cholesterol than anything else. But cholesterol is not a problem to be managed. Your diet is to be managed, it should be a natural diet of meats, fowl, seafood, good fats (animal, coconut, olive), vegetables, berries & nuts. Take nine minutes for Dr. Ron Rosedale to expose the cholesterol…Read More

Ribeyes, Peppers, and Salad

Here’s one I did at the beginning of the month and plain forgot to post it. Ribeyes & Stuff Since there were four of us, I sliced up the steaks after grilling. Sliced Ribeye Then there’s the peppers, which as I recall were anaheim. This was a suggestion from my cousin Adam. It’s basicaly salt…Read More

Big Salad

I decided to do salads last night. Salads First, I took an enormous whole chicken breast (both sides), with skin (from Whole Foods) and put it on the grill on low, skin side down, and then turned bout 15 minutes in for a total of about 30 minutes, then five or so on high to…Read More

Admin Note

Just a coule of notes. If you look at the store on the right sidebar, a new product has been added, and it’s by the guys — Mike & Scott — at FitnessSpotlight. I’ve added a new commenting platform, DISQUS, that promises to be quite an improvement over the threaded system I had up originally.…Read More

Julie & Julia

I saw the film last evening. Before she changed the world, Julia Child was just an American living in France. – Julie, in narration Ah, I identify with that, for, we had a thing in common. I lived in France for a couple of years. And, while being functional in the language upon arrival (such…Read More