A Conversation with Mark Sisson About Primal Business

After the Jimmy Moore interview, I took comments to heart and wondered what I could do distinctively. How about an ugly face? Distinctive enough? (That would be mine, not my guest’s.) So I thought about it. One idea was short blurbs of a minute or two, kinda rage-ish, but I think I’m better off writing…Read More

Recent Meals and a Surpise

I’ll start with the surprise! Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of doing a 35 minute video interview & conversation with Mark Sisson. It’s all in split screen which has some drawbacks which I’ll write about when I publish it. So check back later for that. I’m mashing video now. In the meantime, here’s some samples…Read More

The KFC “Double Down” is Going Down!

So I was intrigued a couple of weeks ago when I read Fat-Head’s…uh…Tom Naughton’s account of getting his final affairs in order in advance of trying out Kentucky Fried Chicken’s New Double Down Sandwich. "I Doubled Down and Lived to Tell." After learning a few weeks ago that KFC would begin offering the Double Down…Read More

One Potato, Two Potatoes

You know, I almost never have any clue what particular posts are going to explode in comments. It seems to be the general case, however, that those entries in which I invest the most time get less attention in comments than other posts I just toss up. Perhaps it’s length, or perhaps the ones I…Read More

Grassfed Cheeseburger Salad and a Fish Taco

First up, dinner the other night. Now some like to take the fixin’s and make up a lettuce wrap burger. I find Green leaf lettuce or iceberg to be the best for that, but I nearly never buy iceberg unless it’s for a little crunch in a salad with nutritious greens in it — but…Read More

Real Results: Austin from Singapore

Time for another installment of Real Results from readers. Austin is an international reader, from Singapore. That’s another very rewarding aspect of this blog that would not have been possible prior to the Internet. Here’s Austin’s report and photos I’ve been a reader of Free the Animal for over 6 months now, and enjoy it…Read More

Paleo Fear of Potatoes

I really don’t get it. Now, if for some reason you must stay low-carb; say, for weight loss, diabetes or other health or well being reasons, then fine. But if not, what’s the deal? Potatoes are Real Food. Sure, the various white varieties are a neolithic introduction, but c’mon, so is virtually every fruit and…Read More

Born to Run?

I received an email the other day from a reader Cynthia Kuni who has some different ideas about running. She makes good arguments that I think deserve consideration. I’ll save my comments for after. ~~~ I’ve enjoyed your blog since I discovered it at the beginning of this year. I really like your approach and…Read More

Protein Power #FAIL

From my friend Julie, who did the paleo meal for Bea & I last summer. "Power Protein" A bagel, apple slice, and grapes. Oh, yea, and a hard boiled egg….one hard boiled egg. Man, what Protein Power. I could have also titled it Starbucks Fail.Read More

Steak Tartare in the Classic French Way

Truth be told, my absolute favorite tartare concoction is wonderfully lean, red, fresh & chilled ahi tuna. A good tartare must be very lean. Instead of using fat for flavor, you’re using spice. I can’t recall exactly, but I don’t believe I’ve actually done steak (filet) since I lived in France. But tonight I did,…Read More

Nature Doesn’t Care if You’re Ripped

…Nonetheless, today begins a push for the final phase of my journey which began about a month and a half shy of three years ago. At 49 and formerly fat, I don’t think nature, evolution or even my body gives a damn about being ripped and having visible abs. At my current body composition, I…Read More

Metabolism & Digestion: A Key to Weight Loss & Health, Part I

The Evolutionary Angle This has been brewing for more than a week, originally under a completely different title, but I couldn’t get past the first paragraph without reflection. Procrastination is a virtue — in the proper context — and so I’ve just been chewing on it; thinking, reading stuff here and there, emailing some of…Read More

Links & Quick Hits

~ I’m working up a post now on Intermittent Fasting, weight loss, muscle gain and its relation to “slowed metabolism” and “low body temperature.” As you might suspect, I laugh. I laugh a lot. Here’s a couple of things to give you a head start and get you thinking. Increased p70s6k phosphorylation during intake of…Read More

Thanks Readers. So Here’s Another Food Pic

Here’s a heartfelt thanks for those who seem to continue to find value in this blog such that they tell others, and that’s what it’s really all about. Readers come and they go all the time and that’s understandable. They either come to realize that they’re ready to move on and just live paleo, or…Read More