Demystifying Money: What is it Really; How Does it Work?

One of the more pleasant aspects of all the changes I’ve made here at FTA is to have added the Money & Finance category. I’m a bit excited about getting into it. Of everything I’ve changed, this seems to be the most welcome addition in terms of feedback I’m getting. I’m no economist, financial analyst,……...

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The Free the Animal Newsletter Kicks Off in Earnest

Let’s talk about: Big changes to the blog; Making the newsletter exclusive; Helping people as a focus; and a New dietary experiment. Yesterday I put out the Newsletter for the first time in a substantive version. The previous two were for the purpose of cleanup, to allow anyone time to unsubscribe before things got going….…...

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David Brown on the Demise of Saturated Fat Phobia and the Hazard of Omega-6

Humanity is in a world of hurt, and increasingly so as the modern foods and beverages of commerce proliferate about the globe. And while there’s growing concern about added sugars, refined grain products, and sugar-sweetened beverages, few are aware that the food supply would be far less toxic if its omega-6 content were drastically reduced….…...

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Do You UNDER-stand?

The Omnicentric Mind A short, 8-minute case for recognizing your own assumptions & paradigms, how your logic-truth is formed by them, and how that creates conflicts with those of different assumptions, paradigms and consequent logic. I’ve watched this perhaps a dozen times over the months. It’s like church to me…. This content is for Annual…...

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I’m Crazy About Kefir and Kombucha

Alright, I admit I used to roll my eyes at all the talk in PGP circles (Pretty Good Paleo) over making and drinking Kefir, and brewing and drinking Kombucha. I probably even laffed out loud once or twice, too. Respectively, from the Wikipedia links: Kefir (pronounced /kəˈfɪər/ kə-feer) (or alternatively kefīrs, keefir, kephir, kewra, talai, mudu kekiya, milk……...

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The 12th Anniversary Weekend

…Just a bit of housekeeping first. Professor Hamilton M. Stapell would like to invite the ancestral health community to participate in a new online survey. Go have a look and answer a few questions. Thursday afternoon Beatrice & I headed down to Carmel, CA where 12 years ago we tied the knot—after about five years of……...

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Low Carb Critiquing and Constructive Criticism vs. Slamming and Tearing Down Values

Looks like my post yesterday about deciding for yourself, and 13 Low Carb Resources was well received. Thanks for all the Facebook Likes! I received an email about it. I’m at work but I’ve been mulling over your 13 low-carb post… Is there going to be a 13 Pretty Good Churches post at some point?……...

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Money For Nothin’ and Chicks For Free (Wouldn’t that be nice?)

Now look at them yo-yos; that’s the way you do it You play the guitar on the MTV That ain’t workin’; that’s the way you do it Money for nothin’ and chicks for free Now that aint workin’; that’s the way you do it Lemme tell ya, them guys ain’t dumb Maybe get a blister……...

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Deciding For Yourself: 13 Pretty Good Low Carb Resources

To say that I’ve grown weary of endless debates and criticisms of various approaches within a whole, real food approach to diet is an understatement. I’ve always been about promoting anything that’s “Pretty Good,” and not about slamming everything that may have errors, some “bad science,” too much marketing—you name it. The problem with the……...

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Memo to Marlene Zuk: “Paleo Nostalgia” is a Big Fat Strawman

I hadn’t even realized that I was reading an article by the subject author, also used as a source in this hit & run piece on Atossa Araxia Abrahamian I did a while back, Myopia: Viewing Paleo-Libertarianism Through a Statist-Collectivist Lens. This article—Misguided Nostalgia for Our Paleo Past—does make some good points, but for how long have……...

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Why There is No “Paleo Diet”

There’s only a million of them. Global Migration Out of Africa (click to enlarge) This was provided by commenter Charles whom I believe I’ve had “words” with in the past, but no matter. I’m a complete whore when it comes to adding real value in comments. And, he’d already done so with a couple of……...

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James Briscione’s Jack Daniels Pork Chops Sous Vide

Yesterday morning I already knew I was doing pork chops sous vide for six that night. I just didn’t know which recipe to use. I’ve done them SV different ways before (here and here and here), but wanted to do something different. …Way back when Drs. Mike & Mary Dan Eades unveiled the new SousVide Supreme at……...

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Big Dairy & Big Potato as Big Post Workout Meals

I’ve come full circle on a lot of things lately. More disciplined, motivated, and nose to grindstone in a fun way than in a long time. Way back, in terms of diet & exercise, my routine was LC-Paleoish diet; 1-2, 24-30 hour fasts per week; 2, 30-minute fasted workouts per week (varied weight, plyo, Xfit)…and……...

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Like a Bunless Burger at Burger King: Have it Your Way

When you get in a rut, first procrastinate. There’s virtue in that, so long as you know that you eventually have to do something to get out of it. Don’t procrastinate taking action because you’re lazy, do it to be smart. Deliberate, think about it until such time as you can’t not act. At that……...

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The Big Changes Coming to Free the Animal

When you’re in a slump, what do you do but get out of it? How do you get out of it but change what you’re doing to something else, calculated to be better? As a brief history, I spent a good deal of 2012 being embroiled in various dramas around the Paleosphere in my own……...

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Huh? Microbiome Sequencing? Whaddat?

It’s what you’re really made of of that’s not the you, you. It’s all the little creatures that inhabit your mouth, sinus, gut, and other places in and around your body. In numerical terms, there’s 361 of “you,” and 360 of that is “them.” Yep, for every cell in your body, you’ve got 360 “others,”……...

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A Whole Day of Everything I Ate & Drank

I’ve been trying something new the last few days and finding it to my liking: eating more, just differently. Three squares per day. Here was everything I ate & drank yesterday, except for some coffee before breakfast and iced tea in the evening before dinner. Breakfast, 9:30 AM 3 eggs, cottage cheese with yogurt, whole……...

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Helicopter Moms & Dads: Watch this and then go dunk your heads in cold water

I guess the parents of these lean, marvelous looking, exuberant Siberian kid-animals didn’t get the memo that what kids need now is 24/7 hovering, being kept indoors, and fed packaged junk food. Playing in the snow…in swim trunks That’s their everyday ritual at this school, for 18 years now. The temperature ranges from -10 to……...

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Alien Invasion

Hang Gliding Federation of Australia They just got done with the 2013 Worlds in Forbes, NSW. My longtime friend Davis Straub (author of all the Windows Secrets books and longtime top HG competitor, presided over the event, not having quite qualified for the US Team). You can read about the daily blow-by-blow on his The……...

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Nefarious Trinity: The Church, The State, and the Holy Corporation

I recently reconnected with an old buddy who’s now living in Scotland, after years in the Canary Islands. He travels a lot, has the same wife as always, and his boys are outgrowing him. We used to romp around in Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Then he came back, worked on Wall Street, wrote……...

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