Ok, Give Thanks. But Thank Yourself First.

So today, when everyone is doing their level best to grovel, just remember that if you didn’t get up and give it a shot each and every day up until now, there would be nobody to thank and nothing to be thankful for. …Oh, and that great meal? Consider thanking the folks who actually made…Read More

Read John Durant’s Book, The Paleo Manifesto

I’m way behind in getting a proper review out, but should be in a few days. In the meantime, you can get started early and perhaps we can have a good discussion in comments in a few days. I’ll tell you right now, this is not a “diet book,” per se. You’ll not find meal plans…Read More

Reflections On My Weekend Blogging Marathon

I think it was Thursday when I got the idea and announced it here. I’s done it before years back (a dozen posts in a day) and recall how fun and intense it was. So the plan was to start Friday afternoon and just blog may ass off until Sunday evening. It begins here: “Experiments With…Read More

Real Woman Update

Yea, yea, I know. It’s Fox News, and that automatiacally means that A does not equal A. Perhaps someone can arrange for this to be shown on CNN or MSNBC…or better yet: NPR; so that it will magically be correct and falsehoods will gain dispensation as facts. Judge Jeanine Takes Obama to the Woodshed in…Read More

If You Never Read Atlas Shrugged, Here’s a Preview

According to KIRO 7, Boeing is threatening to take jobs to other states after machinists rejected an offer guaranteeing jobs building the new 777X airliner for eight years. In exchange, new workers would have had to give up guaranteed pensions. If Boeing honors its threat, Seattle’s soon to be first Socialist city councilmember has a…Read More

Taco Bell Crunchy Tacos: My Go-To Fast Food

Here’s how to cure your burger, chili dog, onion ring and fry addiction. Virtually my only fast food indulgence for months—though twice I went and had a burger to confirm that indeed, those make me feel like shit. But these only make me feel good. $1.19 x 4 Basic crunchy tacos. I’m sure other places…Read More

Chris Kresser and Jeff Leach on Gut Health

Chis and I have known each other for a while. He first contacted me way back when he was just making his Internet presence known, thinking I might be interested in a series on GERD he was doing. Being a lifelong sufferer myself, I checked it out, judged it reasonable, and promoted his series on…Read More

Do You Have Real Guts? Will You Do What it Takes?

Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome? It’s Complicated When our colleague Rob Stein got his microbiome analyzed recently in the name of science journalism, we were totally fascinated. As Stein noted, it may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diets. Stein was…Read More

Can We Please Get a Little Help For Robyn Brookstone Here?

A comment came in on my post from last week: Sunday Church for Human Animals: Those Poor, Poor American Feminists. Warning: This post contains written material that might cause heads to explode. Here it is: Richard, You really have no clue. Who the hell are you to speak about feminism as women experience it in America?…Read More

Whole Health Source on Beans, Lentils and the Paleo Diet

Stephan Guyenet has up an excellent post on the idea that beans, lentils—hell, legumes in general—ought not be part of our diet. He’s right. The notion we shouldn’t consume these foods, traditionally prepared, based on some notion that they were not part of ancient diets is, well, dumb (that’s me saying that). Two reasons: They…Read More

Thinking, Emoting, Reacting and Dreaming With Your Gut Biome

Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds Mayer thinks the bacteria in our digestive systems may help mold brain structure as we’re growing up, and possibly influence our moods, behavior and feelings when we’re adults. “It opens up a completely new way of looking at brain function and health and disease,” he says.…Read More

US Police Have Killed Over 5,000 Civilians Since 9/11

Story. Though Americans commonly believe law enforcement’s role in society is to protect them and ensure peace and stability within the community, the sad reality is that police departments are often more focused on enforcing laws, making arrests and issuing citations. As a result of this as well as an increase in militarized policing techniques,…Read More

If Two Dildos Could Talk To One Another

“I feel like such a tool.” “Yea, so? Embrace your nature.” “I know. Yea. But it’s just so…so…toolish, y’know? No respect. no real appreciation. I mean, there’s these times—y’know—when it’s all ooooh, ah. Ah, oh oow…yes, ahhhhh…ah…ah…Ah…AH…AAAAHHHH!!! And then I get tossed in this dark place with a slam. Just when the party’s getting started,…Read More

Death By Government: “Democide”

Encompassing Many Years of Research by R.J. Rummel All of the following figures DO NOT include combatant war deaths. Genocide: among other things, the killing of people by a government because of their indelible group membership (race, ethnicity, religion, language). Politicide: the murder of any person or people by a government because of their politics…Read More