Archive for October 2010
Another Vegan “Success Story”
Which sort of success would you rather have, one like those in my results folder, or one like this email, below? I don’t know if you have the time to answer my email, but I hope so. I just stumbled across your wonderful website and have read a couple of comments from vegetarians concerning the Paleo-type……...Read More
A Call Out to All Paleo Bloggers: The Key To Your Success Is in You
Let me get this out of the way: This is a 16-something minute video by me, sitting at my desk, doing various camera gyrations from time-to-time, not to annoy, but generally trying to make it prescient and entertaining — but I’m not an entertainer so what the fuck do I know? It’s about paleo bloggers,……...Read More
Goings on in Paleoland
I’m in a busy stint at the moment. Yes, more Leangains posts are coming, but they will be spaced out somewhat. So here’s a few odds & ends I’ve been noticing from the Paleosphere and the general low-carb community, lately. ~ You might not think that a website dedicated to nursing schools would publish a……...Read More
Is Everyone Driven By Fear; an Evolutionary Artifact, our Chief Success Mechanism?
Is Fear Paleo? I would have to say that indeed is it. And in the extreme. We haven’t survived by accident. …The other night I woke up at 3am, 0-dark-30, and was wondering, idly, about snakes. In our new place, I installed a doggie door — as we have a master bedroom door onto the……...Read More
Weekend Restaurant Food Porn: Steaks and More Steaks
I go in cycles where there are periods where I eat out at restaurants more frequently than at other times. Recently that has been the case. So here’s just some of the photos I’ve snapped over the past couple of weeks. Mostly steak and variations on salad. There’s one vegetable dish. All this pics can……...Read More
I Salute the Mechanics of Medicine
More Leangains posts coming very soon; much, much more. In the meantime, I have a quick post that calls close to home. Many know that in addition to my path, many in my family have also improved their standing in life, including my dad. He’s lost much weight, feels — or felt — great and has……...Read More
Leangains: Martin Berkhan Means It
It was sometime in April of this year that I had an email exchange with Martin Berkhan of Leangains, private nutrition consultant and trainer. He’d emailed about some utter bullshit like I deal with here every day that’s not even worth mentioning.
We got to talking; he complimented me on my progress, I said I had 15-20 pounds more to go and without being the slightest bit pushy, offered that he could help me. Once we delved into what it was I was doing — that for more than a year at that point had not gotten me materially closer to my goal — he determined I was fucking around too much in the gym, doing high rep nonsense workouts that were a bad mix of conditioning & strength which, he tells me, he sees all too often in the paleo community. So, he thought I had lots of improvements to make here, with a no BS strength training routine. …Which turned out to be true — my training was fucking retarded…recalling, now, those silly-assed 3 x 10 x 135 lbs. deadlifts. Jesus.Read More
Veganism: Elitist, Well Off Guys & Gals?
How many poor vegans do you know? No, I’m not talking about those with the luxury to fake lives of minimalism and austerity — all the while knowing they can run back to mommy & daddy any time if…like…the tie-died, dreadlocked, barefooted grunge thing doesn’t work out on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz. And while……...Read More
30,000 Year Old Bread is Bullshit
Let me get this out quickly, before I get yet another email. Here’s the bullshit in question: LONDON (Reuters) — Starch grains found on 30,000-year-old grinding stones suggest that prehistoric humans may have dined on an early form of flatbread, contrary to their popular image as primarily meat eaters. […] The findings may also upset……...Read More
Vbloging: The Fat Ass Surgeon General; Regina Benjamin (and Dr. Oz is a Pussy)
Alright, so my video is introductory. Here is the post and silly fucking comments I reference. The US Surgeon General is Fat from Richard Nikoley on Vimeo. And here’s the fat assed "America’s Top Doctor" speaking on issues for which she has absolutely no visible qualification. Let the ruination begin, in comments. Let it all……...Read More
Weekend Food Porn Part 3: Bacon & Eggs with Country Style Sweet Potatoes & Red Onion
Actually the small side of fruit began yesterday afternoon when I got tired of the birds eating all the ripe figs — making lots of noise in the process — so I picked some, staged two of them for the cute little brown mice who live in the rafters of the patio cover, and proceeded……...Read More
Weekend Food Porn Part 2: Pastured Pork Cutlets and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Last evening’s dinner with friends A while back I was at a local farmer’s market and acquired a couple of pounds of pastured port cutlets. I’ve done plenty of chops and various roasts in my time, but never, so far as I can recall, cutlets. First thing to do was find a recipe. I tend……...Read More
Weekend Food Porn Part 1: Grilled Beef Filet with Roasted Asparagus & Squash in Butter
Well the butter isn’t necessarily browned butter. I’ve found that Kerrygold unsalted is tough to get brown, perhaps for the lack of salt. Dunno, but the easiest way to make browned butter is just to settle for regular salted butter. At any rate, it was very good. Click all images for for high resolution quality….…...Read More
Primal Fuel: What’s all the Fuss?
You’d think Mark Sisson went out and came back peddling rice cakes with a heavy load of gluten flour mixed in for chewiness; and soy for protein – all topped off with a sugary glaze. Don’t believe me? Well, I’m sure some of you have seen his announcement, but you may not be aware of……...Read More
Hurry Up and Ship My “Major Award” Willya?
I’m sorry, folks. I can’t help it. I’m helpless against continuing to make fun of the sugar addicted, essential fatty acid and protein deprived brains of The Vegan Menace. I mean, c’mon; what am I, some slave to every silly pronouncement? Well, perhaps. Someone asked in a recent comment why I bother. I guess I……...Read More
Vegan Zealots Censor Criticism of The China Study on Wikipedia
Can you imagine yourself, as a Paleo / Primal or even low-carb diet practitioner tooling around the Internet with the intent of silencing vegans critical of your dietary practices? I don’t see it. If anything, the more information the more education and the more education the better off we all are. Is it possible we……...Read More
T. Colin Campbell: Scientist or Propagandist?
You be the judge There’s a site of cloistered raw vegans who eat fruit, and who don’t let anyone disturb their worldview through membership screening. I knew about this forum post from back in July (Blog Bandits). The group-think evident in the comments is, well, typical of this sort of thing. This is referring to……...Read More
A Question: Roots; It All Began With Art De Vany
I just had a question come in via email that I though so good that I got up off my ass and started pounding the keyboard. From Travis: I stumbled upon your blog and find it very interesting to read. I just started doing the paleo type diet on Wednesday (so about a week or……...Read More
The US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is a Caricature of Fat America
Last night I was channel surfing a bit, saw that Dr. Oz was on and so decided to click over to see what sort of conventional "wisdom," "health" inanity was being regurgitated at that particular moment. I wasn’t disappointed. First, I let out a belly laugh; then, I grabbed for my iPhone to record a……...Read More
Extreme BBQ: Chicken, Beef AND Pork
Yesterday we had some friends over, plus my parents and as I’ve said before: there’ll be no bread, pasta, rice, beans or other such cheap fillers but I’m gonna fill you up with meat. So how about this? Click for the high res version. Extreme BBQ Actually, the chicken is roasted is the oven, freeing……...Read More