Land of the Free Update: Raw Milk & Vernon Hershberger

About to jump on a plane for a weekend trip. Destination, pool side near Palm Springs. I’d wanted to write more about the video that follows, but it pretty much speaks for itself. Watch. Think the Mafia metaphor is a bit much? I don’t. Quite the contrary. The Mafia would actually be marginally easier to…Read More

This Says All You Ever Need to Know About Veganism

Very impressive research and analysis but, at the end of the day, we all only believe what we WANT to believe. For example, one person may read the bible and think it’s the greatest story ever told and also believe that it’s the truth. Another person may read the bible and conclude that it’s really…Read More

“High Cholesterol,” Statins & Diabetes

My mom went to the doc yesterday. As a Type 2 diabetic who controls it pretty well, she nonetheless still does regular visits. She’s very low-carb Paleo-ish, and while she was able to be off insulin for a time completely, still finds she needs very small doses now and then. To the endocrinologist’s credit (a…Read More

Lamb Shoulder Chops and Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Before I get to the pictures of naked food caught in compromising positions, I’m going to relate a short story. As I’ve written about many times, I lived in France for a couple of years in the early 90’s. A couple of years after I left, I went back to visit some friends, ending up…Read More

What Two Ignorant Morons Having a Discussion Sounds Like

"Dr. Holly Phillips spoke to Maggie Rodriguez about the grave dangers of eating red meat daily." That was from March of 2009. I actually blogged about the stupid non-study behind such nonsense that passes for news reporting. Dr. Eades demolished it as well. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems as though…Read More

The Sunday Rant

Well, I name a lot of new things — like “Friday Bullshit!” What I’ve found is that I need to name a lot of things and come up with lots of ideas, most of which will fall by the wayside. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to surprise you with Bullshit! on a Friday.…Read More

First Free The Animal Giveaway – $120 Value

Let me get this out of the way: not a big fan of all the contests & giveaways I see out there. Typically they involve some sort of hoop jumping and a prize. Fine, not a big deal, just that I always wonder what motivates people to do the hoops. Y’know what I mean? So…Read More

Friday Morning Notes, Links & Quick Hits

So much going on that I only have time for a few quit his and random updates. ~ Entirely experimental for now but I tossed together a personal blog for those who might be interested. I’ve been toying with the idea of making FTA less about me and more about the community, the process, the…Read More

Reader Results and Dot Connecting

Time for one of my favorite kind of posts, again. This is from Gethin Rees of Great Britain I’ve noticed recently that you grately appreciate feedback from those who have enjoyed your website, especially those who have stumbled on the site and then been inspired to implement some ideas. Firstly let me say how much…Read More

So You Still Think You Can’t Cook?

I’m late on this, so here real quick and to the point, Ann Marie Michaels over at the great Cheeseslave Blog has created what appears to me to be a great, 13-week online cooking class, dubbed Surf & Turf. So, all you folks who think you can’t cook, head on over and sign up. Note…Read More

So You Think You Can’t Cook?

As you probably know, I’m no snob when it comes to grassfed beef. Sure, I love it, use it a lot, but there’s just something about the "grassfed" culture in the paleo movement that rubs me the wrong way, just a tad. There’s no question it’s the better choice on a number of levels, but…Read More

Flying Like Birds: Evolutionarily Unnecessary; Passion Nonetheless

It’s quite interesting to me that the root of our desire to fly simply comes from observing birds doing it so naturally (are you not wondrously amazed to observe them?). Indeed, it’s the most fundamental aspect of a bird’s nature. It’s…fucking…DEFINING. In general, and with minuscule exception, birds fly. It’s what they do. (Note to…Read More

Carne Asada & Spicy Mega Guac

Inspired by MovNat meals (see the last photo at the link) I have been enjoying grilled carne asada, prepping guacamole as far more than a garnish or dip. Instead, think substitute for mashed potatoes. Do a lot. Tell your guests that rice & beans suck nutritionally by comparison. Fill up on the guac instead. So…Read More

Ginormous Meals for Fat Loss, Leanness and Conditioning

I really didn’t see this coming Throughout my progress from initially starting the process by eating high-fat/low-carb paleo/primal combined with episodic fasting and brief intense workouts I often remarked at how non-hungry I usually was. And that’s a good thing. But what if when you do eat — and this is very paleo — you…Read More

Murray: “I Freed My Animal”

I got an email this morning along with stunning graphic evidence of a body transformation so profound and in such a short time that if this doesn’t inspire you, nothing will. Hi Richard, I just wanted to give you a quick message here to thank you for the awesome work you’re doing with your website.…Read More

Recapturing a Passion

This one’s to all you former fat asses, like me. Have you considered that you might be holding back from a former passion that you abandoned or slacked off from because of weight, age, diminished strength? Well I’m going to tell you a story, and it has a bunch to do with why my blogging…Read More

Checking In: Camping, Food, & Hang Gliding

Hi folks. Sorry for the lack of posts but that will rectify soon enough. In fact, I’m anxious to get back to it in earnest. I’ve been out of town about 20 days out of the last month, mostly doing vacationing sorts of things. There was the week of MovNat, three days home, Italy for…Read More