Reflections on Becoming an “Old Fucker”

When Time Runs Out Yea, 30 is the new 20. 40 is the new 30. …And 50? See, that’s a harder pill to swallow, at least to my mind. While there are innumerable rites associated with aging…and this has to go back eons, there’s a point where in your own mind if nowhere else, you……...

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No Vegetables in the Way

Oh Noes! Don Matesz has a different take on an aspect of Paleo-ish than I? Well, this means war! First it was the Johnsonian "War on Poverty;" then, the Nixonian "War on Drugs;" and then, we got used to always being at war with someone over something. We’re America, goddammit! We’d better be at War!……...

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Getting off Proton Pump Inhibitor GERD Meds Cold Turkey

Back when I was just transitioning into Paleoish eating, one goal was to get off my prescription medications I’d been on for a long time. One of those was for seasonal allergies that I had come to have to take year round for the previous decade. The other was various Proton Pump Inhibitors prescribed for……...

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I Told You To Go Ahead and Fuck Those Vegetables

Well, not that the Mail Online is any sort of authority — what main stream media outlet whore is? but every now and then, you get tossed a bone. I’ll get to that later. But first, I have one bone to pick with some stupid fucking "paleo" bullshit. And I’ve said it before. The next time……...

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No Soap in the Chicago Tribune

Just a quick note before heading out for the weekend. I was contacted by Julie Deardorff of the Chicago Tribune for some supplemental info for an article she was doing. And here it is: How to give up soap. I was particularly gratified that she got in a few bits about paleo, particularly that it’s……...

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Lost Mojo: an Impinged Rotator Cuff and now, “Pine Mouth” – What Else?

Talk about piling on. I’ve been having long bouts of aching, stabbing pain in my right shoulder — since mid December, about a month now — and the intensity is not really getting any better. The pain shifts, from the trapezius to the rear of the deltoid, suggesting to me, at least, that I might be……...

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Links, Quick Hits & Odds & Ends

I didn’t account for all the mental energy expenditure in following along — as well as promoting — the big bonus in the first week of the year and into last week that was a couple of links from BoingBoing and one from Gizmodo. I set out to do a newbie intro to Paleoish and……...

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Yikes: Look What All That Starch Did to My Triglycerides and Alcohol to My Liver – New Lipid Panel and ALT Test

Alright, I just couldn’t resist. While I no longer catch a lot of heat for my potato eating ways, there are still a few of the low carb Paleo zealots around. I have in the past reported on my lipid panels, back in 2008 and then again in early 2009, almost two years ago. Despite……...

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Man Comes Here to Have a Laugh; Loses 65 Pounds

I hadn’t intended to post anything until I get up Part I of my series on the Paleo life way for beginners, likely Sunday night or Monday morning. But this fits right in, given that I’m doing this for whomever are interested of the 80,000 Boing Boing and GIZMODO readers who visited this blog last week….…...

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You Animal: A Primer to Freeing Your Inner Beast – The Preface

This is a preface to a multi-part series that I am excited beyond terrestrial measure to deliver. I’ll make it a very short preliminary story. Just over a year ago I reluctantly posted about having gone six months using no soap or shampoo in the shower. Water only. I was reluctant because I thought I……...

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Grassfed Beef Medley and Red Wine Reduction

Time for a little food porn as I put finishing touches on the Preface post for a series on paleo for beginners that will be the mainstay of next week. Last night I took one grassfed New York and one ribeye out of the freezer from my Marin Sun Farms CSA. Submerge them in tepid……...

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Amazing Fat That Does Not Come From an Animal: Euphoria Olive Oil from Peloponnesus

FAT: delicious fat; light, but subtly peppery. From olives; not animals. But in spite of bacon’s stature in taste, this one hasn’t a thing to be ashamed of. Quite to the contrary. …It was December, 1991 when, as a US Navy exchange officer and navigator of the French missile destroyer DUQUESNE (pronounced kinda like: Duquain),……...

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New Year’s Resolutions Are Bullshit (in pictures)

Circa 2004. How many resolutions do you imagine I’d made before, including and after reaching this state of body composition? I don’t know, but I’m sure it had something to do with the typical: eat less, move more. Rich and Rotor …And how many more? Rich and Rotor: double plus more By this time, I……...

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