Very Low Carbing: Let’s Just Kill This Beast

The identity of this formerly Low Carb Doc will forever be safe with me short of State torture—as will be the identities of the Low Carb Docs who have seen worse, not better, in their patients. “Spanish Caravan” (edited for style, not content) ~~~ Paleophil, the legal issue here is an example I cite because it harkens…Read More

“Tigernuts” – A Nutty Tuber or Tubery Nut?

One cool thing about having my style of blog that I get to have so many nuts as commenters. They’re distributed amongst the geeks, nerds, ne’er-do-wells, muckrakers, slackers…and plain ol’ assholes, like me. My comment sections are truly representative of the misfits of society, which is why they’re a perfect fit for Free the Animal. From…Read More

Writing Blues, Quick Food, Same Clothes, Vaping, and Bright Spots

Pretty much a Zombie, lately. I think it was John Durant who said, in reference to writing The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health (highly recommended, especially the Biblical parts): “Writing a health book is the unhealthiest thing I’ve ever done.” I can relate, but on a much smaller scale. I have Tim, and Tim…Read More

Don’t Worry About Cholesterol

A comment by Dr. Charlie, biochemist. ~~~ Sorry for delay in getting back to you re TC/ apoB and Gabriella’s concern over a patient who had a blip in her LDL readings. In a way I’m glad that I did because just by chance I watched again the Wisdom of Clouds speech by Tom Naughton…Read More

Saturday Morning Obesity and Gut Biome Link Roundup

Spent about 12 hours offline and woke up this morning to about 250 unread emails. Everything from comment notifications, Facebook shares and comments, Tweets, etc. So, I opened up a new post window and plugged the most interesting stuff I saw as I went through it all. ~ Science Daily: How fiber prevents diabetes, obesity Scientists…Read More

A Facebook Convo With Robb Wolf

What say you? Since even before Robb himself began questioning the sanity of Low Carb as the unequivocal harbinger of objective, just-so health qua inquisitorial dogma in the context of a so-called healthy lifestyle with ubiquitous designs, I’ve been chewing just like I know he has. I blogged about his own n=1 with potato starch…Read More

Jeff Leach Wrote:

Buzz is out that Dave Asprey didn’t like his RS via PS experiment. (I would have been surprised if he had, because if beneficial, LC is an ass and he’s been wrong for a long time—which I love to be, but he’s not demonstrated, yet.) Moreover, if he actually took the months I and others…Read More

Intestinal Gluconeogenesis

One more for the low carbers, since gluconeogenesis is the only meow of the cat. A novel function of intestinal gluconeogenesis: central signaling in glucose and energy homeostasis Abstract The gut can contribute to the control of glucose homeostasis by its high glycolytic capacity and a recently described function, gluconeogenesis. In addition to its quantitative…Read More

The Great Robb Wolf on Potato Starch

He dropped this comment on the Facebook thread on my last post, where I expressed disappointment over Fred Hahn’s convenient dismissal, since even though he found a potato diet worked wonders to lose weight, it has to be fundamentally from a low-carb perspective (read the thread). Resistant starch basically makes low carbers look like ignorants…Read More

Confirmation Bias: Resistant Starch

There were only two options. The first was for Tim & I to have our little gig in posts and comments and giggle in emails and keep it cloistered, or just put it out there and see what happens. Obviously we chose the latter. Since it’s gone Plaeoviral, there’s problems. Wow, I ate that 30oz…Read More

Happy Civil Disobedience Day aka MLK Day

Forget all the other bla bla, designed to keep the ignorant ignorant and distracted by the politically expedient in terms of contrived antagonism. MLK is important, but it’s because, like Gandhi, he took Henry David Thoreau seriously and put it to the test.   Well, at least someone out there got it right. Dr. Martin Luther…Read More

The Blooming Science of Gut Flora

This is too cool, Jeff Leach of The Human Food Project: Going Feral: my one-year journey to acquire the healthiest gut microbiome in the world (you heard me!). I think he has a way to go to top the resistant starch monster, Tim: Resistant Starch: American Gut Project Real Results And Comparison (Very Big News). At any…Read More

A Quick Lesson in “The Dose Makes The Poison”

Or, Sometimes Even A Dose Doesn’t Make the Poison Sometime back a hefty comment thread got going on arsenic levels in white rice; in particular, rice from the southern US where arsenic based pesticides were once used (stuff soaks into the ground, stays there, gets soaked up by rice crops…you get the picture). Accordingly, some people…Read More