I made a new newsletter (now full version)

You can subscribe on the right sidebar, under where it says “Occasional Newsletter.” Well, this is the first one since May, so I think I qualify for occasional. If you do subscribe, you get the confirmation thingy, and once you get the welcome, you can click on the link, upper right, to open in your…Read More

The Big Elixa Probiotic Experiment Update: It Begins Tomorrow

1. Here are the previous posts on this hyper-probiotic: Gut Bugs, Probiotics, Prebiotics…And how our microbes make us who we are FODMAP Prebiotic Arms Dealing, Probiotic Mercenaries, and Uganda The New Science of Probiotics More Crazy Probiotics Stuff The Right Probiotic Could Change Your Life Elixa Probiotic and uBiome Experiment With Me As Test Subject…Read More

Elixa. The World’s Most High-Tech Probiotic. Now Shipping.

Due to the huge number of orders that have been placed by FreeTheAnimal visitors and readers, Elixa has sold out twice. In response, Karl Seddon—its Oxford University-educated founder—has brought new production and distribution capacity online, and after about a month of being sold out, is once again shipping. You might be unaware that Karl is…Read More

Focused Misanthropy: Living for the 0.01 Percenters

What does one do with a Woodchuck Pirate, aka Raymond J. Raupers, Jr USA?  Woodchuck has dropped comments on my blog for years. He always puts a lot of effort into it. It’s sometimes a bit lost on me contextually, but since I’ve traveled in such circles for a couple of decades, I well know that anyone’s…Read More

The Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil Brouhaha

I’ll probably disappoint some with a paucity of input, here. But, I promised, so here is going to be my honest take on the matter. The background is that way long time ago, 2008, I read a post by then student, now Dr. Stephan Guyenet, referencing a post by then student, now Dr. Chris Masterjohn.…Read More

Elixa Probiotic and uBiome Experiment With Me As Test Subject

Guess what’s in the works.   The plan: Take a uBiome sample prior. Begin the 12-day Elixa hyper-biotic regimen. Take another uBiome sample halfway through the course. Take a final uBiome sample a week after the course has completed. Publish all results right here. There’s big news about Elixa in the works, including reformulation and…Read More

The State of the [Labor] Union

Briefly: In 2013 there were 14.5 million members in the U.S., compared with 17.7 million in 1983. In 2013, the percentage of workers belonging to a union in the United States (or total labor union “density”) was 11.3%, compared to 20.1% in 1983.[1] From a global perspective, the density in 2010 was 11.4% in the…Read More

Off Grid Update: Water

…Interesting that the very two first French films I ever watched were Jean de Florette and Manon de Source… Look ’em up. I’ve made much of working electricity, via the S[o]n. Here’s the quick vid I did of that yesterday,  no editing,: Solar music. What you see on the controller, in succession, is battery voltage, charge input…Read More

“I had come to the realization that our system of scientific publication is governed by people who have no idea what knowledge is.”

Via my Facebook Files: this, quoted in its entirety. Jean-François Gariépy This week, I resigned from my position at Duke University with no intent to solicit employment in state-funded academic research positions in the foreseeable future. Many reasons have motivated this choice, starting with personal ones: I will soon be a father and want to be…Read More

A Few Words About Tweedledum and Tweedledee; Hillary and Trump; Democrat and Republican; The Best You Can Do

[Yes the post on Green Pastures FCLO is coming next…] One thing I’m liking about the left nowadays, is that I see them attacking Trump on principled grounds (morally). I don’t really share their principles, but it’s different than is typical, where discourse is limited to some “calculus” over how different ways checkers get moved…Read More

Grains Aren’t Grown, Processed, or Eaten Equally, So The Paleo Narrative is Essentially False on That Score

Well, glad to have created a bit of a stir so far, given the last post on this topic: How Wheat Went From Superfood To Liability. I really could not be happier that Tom “Fat Head” Naughton decided to advance the discussion: Ancient Wheat Was Superfood? While Tom still concludes by being unpersuaded, his treatment is very fair,…Read More