A Book Deal – “Free the Animal”

Before I get to the "book deal," a quick word about Facebook. I get a lot of friend requests from readers but I must ignore them all. As my about page states: "Please note that I do not accept Facebook Friend requests from anyone who is not a current or past in-person friend or a family member." I’m not trying to be mean. I can be engaged in comments and I answer emails when I…Read More

Vegan Lies and their Stick Figure People

A mixed bag of dishonesty and fraud You’ve seen me poke fun at the monkey enviers before — though monkeys don’t have bananas delivered by the truckload — and this shall be no exception. So one of the Vegan Menace shitheads (Durianrider of the 30 Bananas a Day crowd) goes and does just what you’d expect any shithead to do: takes a page from the dying, mainstream media playbook and does a hit piece on…Read More

A Simple, Modest Meal Suggestion

Bacon Eggs Doesn’t get much simpler than that (click for the hi-res version). Since there’s no bread I recommend having a spoon on hand if you don’t lick those pastured yolks off the plate, as I do.... This content is for Annual Subscription and Monthly Subscription members only and is a preview. Login or Join for access at the level you choose.Login Join NowRead More

I have zero time for Paleo hand-wringers

That’s very flattering, and a nice post. And yea, I’m well aware that I’m the bad guy for some, or many. I’ve also yet to see a single of my detractors accomplish much of anything in spreading the word. I, on the other hand, had 184,000 visits and 340,000 page views to my blog last month. So it’s really funny when people tell me I’m a disservice to the paleo / LC community with stats…Read More

Ancestral Health Symposium

The organizers of the Ancestral Health Symposium sure have done an amazing job putting together the "Woodstock of Evolutionary Medicine." When I was first approached way, way back when, I was more than a little skeptical. But looks like they’ve pulled it off. That’s quite a list of luminaries in the paleo, Primal and Evolutionary Fitness universe and I’m honored to be a part of it, though I’m not so sure about following Tom Naughton, a…Read More

Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS): Can Your Mind Really Heal Your Back, Neck, Shoulder, Butt, and Leg Pain?

Perhaps it can, if that’s part of the cause I did’t expect to do another self-indulgent post on my neck & shoulder troubles. So I’m doing this because I think it might be my last or second to last post, once I report full recovery — and just as importantly, might give a clue as to a course for others suffering from chronic, agonizing pain. I first let the cat outta the bag back here.…Read More

Alien Encounters 2/14/2011

Wherein, you decide who’s the Alien ~ Employee calls in with Monday Sickness for the 2nd time in about 3 weeks. What’s that? If you’ve ever been an employer you know what I mean. ~ I head off to my Sick Care provider ’round 10 or 11 AM. Though I’ve been there many times recently, parking is unobtainable almost anywhere; even, at the top level of the garage. I imagine it’s Monday Sickness all around.…Read More

Is it Time to Draw Attention to the “Weak Leans”?

I’ve had this nag for a long time. Back when I was 20-something and living in Japan, I had visible abs. Not when I showed up — too many pizzas in college saw to that — but gradually, over some months as I ate more and more on the Japanese economy and when at sea and visiting Korea, the Philippines and other places in Southeast Asia, eating the standard food, I dropped weight: got lean.…Read More

This is One Big Ass Pain in the Neck!

My neck Only, not really so much my neck. You might recall a couple weeks back I blogged about having an impinged rotator cuff. Symptoms all made sense and here’s the confounding variable part: I was doing workouts that included heavy sets of exercises well known to cause shoulder injury. But how easy it is to fool ourselves. Thanks to some commenters to that post, I went to the same Chiropractor mentioned by Tim Ferriss…Read More

Hey Skechers: How About FOOT “Technology”

Today is not a particularly good day, nor have I had one in a while. I’m not sure there even would be a good day to get an email like this. It’s from a female of the human species, in case you find that meaningful (though I don’t). Hi Richard, I really enjoy your take on fitness and general health, your last post on vegetarians and vegans was hilarious! I am contacting you today on…Read More

Idle Fun at the Expense of Vegan Morons

Seems Melissa has a project. Posted from here. Get a load and take note. Any of you Paleos ever exhibit this level of abject dumb ass moron, I’m outta here. Becoming an ex-vegan is somewhat like becoming an ex-antiracist or an ex-antisexist — you have to wonder just how unprejudiced the person was to begin with. I studied bongo drum composition in college and I’ve never read anything about nutrition, but the American Dietetic Association, which…Read More

A Fucking Guest Post: Julien Smith, the New York Times best-selling author of Trust Agents

Some weeks back I noticed the blog of Julien Smith; the young, NYT best-selling author of Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust. I noticed because, to ring in the New Year, he posted about how to lose 20+ pounds in January and it was quite Paleo oriented. I commented in reply to one of his readers making fun of his audacity to post about something on which he’s…Read More

11. And The Vegetables Shall Know Their Place Throughout the Land; as Shall They Know Their Master: Meat

Just for another quickie in my running, unofficial series on the undue status vegetables in the Paleo diet. I’m for discrimination: vegetables, in their place. Here’s another example. Click to ‘hi’. Meat with Vegetable Garnish Now there’s the way, folks. Hey, there’s even lots of veggie variety; we’ve got: carrot, onion, celery, red, yellow, green bell pepper, cauliflower and some broccoli. Just not too much! The grassfed NY cut and a good sized Flank steak…Read More

Podcast Interview: My Low Carb Journey; Hank Garner

Some weeks back I was contacted by Hank Garner about doing a podcast interview on his new show on his new blog. He’d already had Sean Croxton and Gary Taubes on, so I’d be in great company. I agreed. While Hank has been at this only a few months, he has racked up a lot of progress for himself in terms of weight loss and from the looks of his blog and quality of his…Read More

A Year of Free the Animal Visitor Statistics in Review

A commenter a while back asked me why I cared about my blog stats. This, when I was reeling from all the traffic in January from links from various high traffic sites like Boing Boing and Gizmodo. In my reply to that comment I explained that the stats are merely an indication that paleo is catching on. I also could have said that I care because I can. That is, because I have the high…Read More

Stoking the Flames of Revolution: Fine Young Paleos

I was very pleased to see the enthusiasm over Calvin’s self-experimentation and ultimate astounding success as passed along in my post yesterday. Indeed, there’s really something about young folks getting it. Just think how much they have leapfrogged the whole nasty ordeal us older folks had to learn by the hard way. They have it all good: if already lean, they enjoy better health & energy and likely don’t go down in sickness very often…Read More

One for the Veggie Lovers: Shrimp Stir Fry

If nothing else but to prove that I do indeed think veggies have their place in spite of my own hyperbole, here’s one way in which they can be fabulous. After the party Saturday night we had quite a bit of leftovers that I have been putting to good use. This one is the leftover shrimp and some stuff from the veggie plate. Click for the hi-res version. Shrimp Stir Fry Just a tablespoon of…Read More

Is a Paleo-ish Lifestyle Only For Old Farts?

Time for another post in my favorite category: Real Results. This one is from a reader only 18 years of age who has lost 30 pounds and cured himself of debilitating asthma as well as other ailments. Here’s Calvin’s story. I really like your website, and I wanted to share my success story with the ‘carnivore’ diet. I am an 18 year old guy who has been in pretty bad shape since I was born.…Read More