Archive for October 2011
Another Simple Question: The Paleo Diet is Not The Way to a Healthy Future For Whom?
An Anthropologist by the name of Barbara J King got a gig on NPR to ostensibly critique “The Paleo Diet.” The problem is: the problem is baked into the cake. We live in the Neolithic Zoo Human, where everyone’s problems are your problems and everyone’s expenses are your expenses…while everyone’s well being is theirs alone,……...Read More
And Why Are You Paleo?
Sometimes I’ll put up a post in an euphoric buzz of exuberance — in the act of writing it — and then begin to regret it. …Never seriously enough to take it down, materially edit or qualify it. Now and then, I don’t get the comment enthusiasm I was expecting, but that always goes with……...Read More
A Morning Stroll Through the Paleosphere
~ I told you I would come to dominate the world. Mail Online: Free the Animal! A new restaurant, called Sauvage, has opened in a former Berlin brothel. Although the name might suggest something unusual, it is just an attempt to serve diners a Paleolithic diet. Yes, I mean the foods that our caveman ancestors……...Read More
Lets all Go to Paleo Hell Together
OK, but not before we know what we’re missing. Researchers Zero in on the Perfect Diet for all Humans The Paleolithic Diet is the Diet For One & All, Scientists Say Locusts Formed an Important Part of the Paleolithic Diet And so if I’m not going to hell for that bit of disrespectful chicanery, perhaps……...Read More
Standing Firmly Against “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” Omelets
When people order an omelet with 6 or 7 ingredients at a restaurant, or relate to me the one they made at home and how many different things they put in it, I’m always left to wonder when they’re going to learn to cook a real omelet. Eggs are the primary ingredient, by definition. And……...Read More
Mother Says “You’ll Always Be Baby To Me”
Are we actually, already living the dystopia? Mother do you think they’ll drop the bomb? Mother do you think they’ll like this song? Mother do you think they’ll try to break my balls? Mother should I build a wall? Mother should I run for President? Mother should I trust the government? Mother will they put……...Read More
For a Good Cause: Swab a Cheek, Save a Life and the Marine Corps Marathon
I got an email yesterday from Bob Ewing, one of the folks behind The Primal Challenge Blog. It’s Bob Ewing over at The Primal Challenge. I’ve teamed up with several primal runners — including New York Times bestselling author Christopher McDougall and the infamous Barefoot Ken Bob — in a campaign to help save the……...Read More
Eat Well, Eat Real: Friday Food Pics
I have a number of unpublished food pics, most from home cooked meals, but some from restaurants. I think I’ll just put them out there today and a 2nd set over the weekend. Let’s begin with the very last meal, breakfast this morning after a 26 hour fast, breakfast to breakfast, which is the toughest……...Read More
Guest Post: The Five Failings of Paleo
Darrin Carlson Unless you’ve been living under a 24 Hour Fitness, you’ve probably noticed that this whole paleo thing is blowing up in a big way. From the New York Times to ABC Nightline and the Atlantic to Dr. Oz, eating like a caveman has never been more in the public eye, and it shows……...Read More
The 21 Day Total Body Transformation
Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint, has a brand new book out called: Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation – A complete, Step-By-Step, Gene Reprogramming Action Plan. It’s a practical, action-oriented guide for how to eat, exercise and live Primally – a step-by-step, “cut to the chase” resource to make a smooth and quick transition into……...Read More
“Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit” – an intentional 70 pound weight gain
An interesting story. Drew Manning before & after Yea, that’s right. The “before & after” is reversed. IN this case, the before is to the left and the after, to the right, 70 pounds later. Since May, Drew Manning has gained about 70 pounds on purpose. And he’s not done yet. Drew is a personal trainer……...Read More
White Rice: Agent of Disease, a Sensible Choice, or Healthsaver?
At this writing, I don’t really know…that trifecta of question posed in the title. What I do know is that white rice, in the way I prepare it, gives me no problems at all, as a former fat man with chronic heartburn since I was a teenager. There are opposing views, and I’ll get to……...Read More
The Paleo Diet on the Local CBS News – Doctors Getting on Board
I’m never too interested in going to great lengths to carefully consider what I’m going to write about, how I’m going to say it, if it’s totally sound and solid factually, fair, or any number of other paralyzing elements that would principally serve to make my blog a very boring place. There are already plenty……...Read More
Free the Animal: A Manifesto – Version 3.0 – Third Time’s the Charm?
Three Fridays in a row, three versions of a manifesto I began typing out on a whim, and somewhere between an hour and hour and a half later, I had a stream of consciousness that really seemed to resonate with readers. Got lots of great input in comments, plugged away at edits — even spending……...Read More
Do You Get Pissed Off Every Day?
I was looking at my stats this morning and figrin’: it was probably time to put up a fresh post. That’s how it works, chez moi. But what? Do I find something that everyone is sure to agree with, like any of the latest and regular nonsense inspired by the health experts in the media?……...Read More
The Logic of Paying for Other People’s Values
I just got out of the car, listening over the last few minutes to NPR; to some program on the complex machinations of food stamps. Sometime way back, in a land far, far away, someone decided he might accumulate some political capital by proposing that the feeding of minimal and base nutrition to the “unincomed”……...Read More
Guest Post: Creamy Coconut Macacado Smoothie
Aloha ladies and gentlemen! This is Todd, better known as Primal Toad, with a special smoothie recipe to pass on to you. Many of you may know me from blogging over at PrimalToad.com. I am the author of Toadally Primal Smoothies which you can buy for only $5. I’m a primal enthusiast who is helping……...Read More
Out and About in Palo Alto: Dinner and Paying Respect to Steve Jobs
Since we live near downtown Los Gatos, that’s most typically where we head for a nice dinner out. But wanting to do something different, Beatrice suggested we head up the I-280 to Palo Alto. Then she made reservations at what turned out to be a fantastic Mediterranean place called Evvia, right off University Ave. Our……...Read More
Free the Animal: A Manifesto – Version 2.0
OK, I’ve been picking at this for the last week here and there, expanding it quite a lot, making the integrations as wide as I can without tons more text. This is Part 1. I think I did a decent job incorporating most of the idea in comments. many were incorporated into existing theses. Manifesto:……...Read More
Specialization Screws You, One Way or Another
I love my specialist doctor friends who now spend most of their time generalizing. ….At least that’s my take on it. I think it’s a good thing. ~~~ I recall pretty clearly when I first learned there was any such thing as a medical specialist. Before that, I had no idea there was any such……...Read More