My Beautiful Wife Progresses

I should tell you that she objected to the montage. That’s not fair. In the first one, I look like I just got out of bed. In the second one, I was all dolled up! So, if that’s what you think too, then blame me and not her! A bit over a year ago, as…Read More

I’m A Happy Camper: Interim Progress Update

Things have been going quite well. Since publishing my last series of personal progress updates nearly three months ago here and here, I went through a couple of months bouncing between 180 and 183 (5’10). Then, last week, maybe the week before, I suddenly went to 178. Then it was back to 180, and, now… 176 this morning,…Read More

Is Cholesterol a Problem to Be Managed?

I’m going to begin by saying that via this blog I’ve likely contributed to the notion that it should. I’ve posted my own cholesterol numbers a few times, have written many posts on it, argued how the paleo-like diet improves the numbers, and so on. For decades, likely since Ancel Keys, there has been a…Read More

Food & Fun in Pictures

Before I get to the photos from this weekend’s camping trip, here’s what in the pipe for the next few days. I’ve got a post brewing on advanced lipid profiles featuring three readers who’ve agreed to have their results published for discussion. This has been in the works for a while, but I was waiting…Read More

Greetings Real Food Fans; Let’s Get Started

Ah, and what a long weekend is was; highlights being an 8-mile hike (in Vibrams, of course) to the coast & back on Saturday, then about 5-6 on the beach on Sunday (barefoot), then a BBQ of grassfed ribeyes from Marin Sun Farms grilled over a wood fire on Sunday night. My brothers are now…Read More

Grassfed New York Strips – La Cense

I was certainly pleased to have my order from La Cense show up Wednesday, perfectly intact, still frozen solid. Dinner Preparations I proceeded to thaw out three of the New York strips for Bea, myself, and our friend Julie whose hubby is out of town. All in all, a pretty simple deal. Steaks on the…Read More

The Omega-6 Fat Problem

 Via thriftymom this morning, a link to this article, which I’d give 4 out of 5 stars: The Vanishing Youth Nutrient Science writer Susan Allport unravels why the disappearance of omega-3s from our diet may be responsible for the epidemics of obesity, heart disease, cancer. Oh, and wrinkles, too. In terms of her explanation of…Read More

Idiocracy: The Dirty Side of Evolution

I have no idea what Ricardo is posting about, here, but I had to laugh out loud at the image. Don’t Worry But what it did do was remind me of the movie Idiocracy. Plot: Hibernation experiment goes wrong and guy wakes up 500 years later to find that he’s the smartest person in the…Read More

The Paleo Eating “Disorder” – Sign Me Up

Did you hear the latest quotidian nonsense? It appears that if you eat paleo / primal / ancestral, i.e., as we evolved to eat, excluding the modern foods that have wreaked such havoc in terms of diabetes, auto-imune, heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity, then you suffer from an eating disorder. According to a report in…Read More