The Comment Dr. Michael Eades Doesn’t Want You To See

Well first, from a best-laid-plans scenario, this was supposed to be the final post in this matter: Lies, Damned Lies, and The Inuit Diet. That’s an excellent background overview. But then, Dr. Mike goes and posts this comment on his ironically titled “Beware the Confirmation Bias” post, that begins in what has become his typical dismissive tone when implying that he just can’t be bothered—but then gets bothered anyway, pretending to be doing everyone a favor.…Read More

Public Memo to Dr. Mike Eades

Sir Dr. Mike. There’s a substantial comment in your moderation queue on this post. Perhaps in the business, it’s been overlooked. It’s a very serious 10-Point treatment about how you’re wrong on all 10 points. But, Duck is always good about being nice, even from a Toni sock puppet. It’s Monday. If I don’t see it approved by Wednesday, then it gets posted here, with adverse commentary. Update: The Comment Dr. Michael Eades Doesn’t Want You…Read More

What In The Hell I’m Up To: I’m Telling Myself to Fuck Off Regularly

If it’s Monday evening and Thursday was the last time I put up a post, I get emails. I’m OK. Barely, but OK. Thanks for the concern. I’m in the midst of one of these deals, somewhat of a revisit of about a six-month period in 2010: Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS): Can Your Mind Really Heal Your Back, Neck, Shoulder, Butt, and Leg Pain? That was a post about 2/3 through the ordeal of getting over…Read More

Ancient Chinese Secret of Longevity: Corn, Potatoes, and Women Bathing Nude Together

Other than the Chairman Mao worship (just another doG), this is a pretty cool video. I think its best attribute is to demonstrate that super longevity is very multi-faceted. I took note of how often it was mentioned to be rather “even keeled” in disposition (my metaphor). I suppose I took note because that’s probably my own biggest issue. …Anyway, of the local population of about 250,000, there are more than 70 centerinarians and over…Read More

C4 Grasses and Sedges In Human Evolution: Gatherer-Gatherers

Here’s an example of the intransigence I see so often when considering new pieces of the puzzle, or even considering new perspectives on existing ones. A Grassy Trend in Human Ancestors’ Diets …But new studies show that human ancestors expanded their menu 3.5 million years ago, adding tropical grasses and sedges to an ape-like diet. The change set the stage for consuming more modern fare: grains, grasses, and meat and dairy from grazing animals. In…Read More

What Childhood Image Does the Word “Beans” Conjure?

For my wife, of Mexican descent, it’s solidly pinto beans. We make them a lot around here. Had them for breakfast with an o/e egg and bowl of fruit both Saturday and Sunday. But when I was a kid, I knew nothing of pinto beans. Chili was chili. There was baked beans, but like chili, not very often. Nope, for me, “BEANS” meant we were having navy beans with ham in it. I didn’t much…Read More

Taking a Self Accounting: Losing Favor With The Who’s Who of Paleo

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member. - Groucho Marx November 2nd of this year will mark 11 years blogging. I’d break it down thusly: 2003 – 2007: Strictly as a hobby / diversion / outlet. Never any designs on being full time, having an extraordinarily popular presence, or influence. I didn’t even open up commenting for about the first year. It went from about zero visits to 10-20,000 visits…Read More

A New Svelte Dr. Robert Lustig

I get endless shit over being a friend of Jimmy Moore. Let it stink. I’m also a fan of Dr. Robert Lustig. Go pound a pound of sugar. Way back when, Dr. Bob (I hope he hates that) came on the scene with this, blogged in 2009: Dr. Robert Lustig on Fructose: “Alcohol without the buzz”. I can’t even account for how much shit he got from all those out there looking to get Attention By…Read More

Girl: You Can Tell Everybody. I’m The Man. Go Ahead And Tell Everybody. Yes I Am.

It’s rather fun to be internet savvy at 54, since before Al Gore jerked off to Internet porn. For every invention, there’s a need. Some fantasize about manhood. Oh, Myyy. Tilted head for the promo still? Obvious lip sync for the vid? Well, it did make a good TEEVEE commercial for Colin Kaepernick. Not way off, particularly juxtaposing him, with the artist. I’ll admit though: catchy tune. Message? “Girl you can tell everybody I’m a man…Read More

Refining The Starch-Based Paleo Message: No Added Fat

First, here’s the background for review, if you’re just getting wind of all this. See the first sections of this recent post on Tiger Nuts and consider that it’s very plausible that starch consumption played a major role in our big brain / small gut evolution. Tiger nuts, a starchy tuber, have roughly the same macronutrient profile as mother’s milk, and are more nutrient dense than red meat. What If You Modified Dr. McDougall’s Program…Read More

Cooking, Cooling, and Reheating Starches For Even More Digestive Resistance

One of the more common questions we’ve had since the very beginning of the Resistant Starch Explosion is: if cooling your cooked starches (e.g., potatoes, rice, beans, pasta) increases the resistant starch (retrograded RS3), will reheating it destroy it? It was Tim Steele who came up with the info that not only does it not destroy the RS3, successive cooling and reheating actually increases it—though the the first cycle is by far the biggest bang.…Read More

What If You Ruin A Vegan Potato Salad With Chicken Stock?

Well first of all, I’m floored. …No, it’s not about Lyle McDonald’s revelation today over living a double life as a porn producer. Nope, I’m talking about yesterday’s post: What If You Modified Dr. McDougall’s Program To “Starch-Based Paleo?” I was prepared to duck for cover; but as it turns out, the comments are not that at all. Rather, I see a combination of folks who’ve already adopted something similar, along with folks asking some of the…Read More

What If You Modified Dr. McDougall’s Program To “Starch-Based Paleo?”

Let’s put our heads together. I’ll start. First, I watched Denise Minger’s very interesting AHS14 Presentation the other day, Lessons From the Vegans: What the Paleo Movement Can Learn From the Success of Plant-Based Diets. I also noted that I’d not have believed or taken any of this seriously had I not seen what “The Potato Hack” did for people (that’s eating nothing but potatoes with herbs, vinegar, spices—no-to-very minimal added fat or animal protein). Since…Read More

Monday Morning Laf & Mok

1. The United States, once considered a bastion of economic freedom, now ranks 12th in the world. Either get by, get your asses out, or whatever. I don’t really care. Well, the only thing I do care about is abject moron fucktards spouting that ‘land of the free’ meme. I don’t even bother to capitalize it, anymore. Question: would it be possible for cannibals to ever be #1 in economic freedom? Or, how about a people…Read More

Sunday Random Hit & Run – Health & Fitness Edition

Just another mishmash of links and commentary 1. Am I imagining things, or did Dr. Mike Eades just dismiss by implication, a few dozen arctic and Inuit researchers going back over 100 years as “lack[ing] an understanding of basic biochemistry?”  Eades After all, it’s quite clear, if one actually reads the post, that it’s almost entirely a review of all the research literature going way back, including the research of August Krogh, winner of the…Read More

Objective Morality Isn’t Mystical; Subjective Morality is Mystical

This always comes up eventually, in one of a couple of ways. Assertions of moral codes based on some belief system, like religious doctrine or democracy. Assertions that there are no moral rights or wrongs, because all such are subjective (see #1). For the former, simply admonish them to consult [insert alternative belief system or doctrines]. For the latter, punch them in the face and see how fast they implicitly conclude it was objectively wrong…Read More

Chicken Soup With Apple

Yes, apple. Click for higher resolution I make all my chicken soup with leftover rotisserie chicken caracas, with skin & bone. In this case, there were two of them. I do different variations—Paper Thin Chicken Soup (with paper thin onion and lemon, including the rind) is one of my favorites. So, two of them, a quart of , augment with water as necessary. Bring to a boil, simmer covered for an hour or so. Let cool.…Read More

Lies, Damned Lies, and The Inuit Diet

Below is likely to be a last installment from “Duck Dodgers” on the true Inuit diet, a series of posts that began last March on the subject of “animal starch.” This only led to more and more revelations about the Inuit diet; about their purported high fat, ketogenic way of life. None of it turns out to be supported by the actual scientific literature in over 100 years of study—but only by the narratives of…Read More

Human Animals Struggle To Be Right

 …I think they ought struggle to find where they’re wrong, and that’s the one sure time they can know they’re right.... 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

Quick Bolognese Sauce

There’s a million variations and the classic calls for a mirepoix, but what if you don’t want to bother with all the chopping, the longer prep, etc? What if it’s 7:15 and you want to be eating by 8? Here’s your plan, then. Olive oil 1 pound lean ground beef (I use lean in sauces; 80/10 is for burgers) 4 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped 1 TBS dried oregano 1/8 TSP cayenne pepper Red…Read More