After the yelling fest that happened at Free The Animal over white potatoes, I’m really hesitant to even refer to my diet as “Paleo-ish”. If there’s a nice, tidy word for not eating grains and legumes, I’m that. I suppose primal would cut it. At the moment, I’m not eating white potatoes [...]
A lot of people talking about primal and paleo diets are really hatin’ on fruit and are big believers in long-term ketogenic diets. Fruit (except for berries and usually tomatoes) is criticized as being just being “candy from a tree” or a fructose bomb. Some folks also lump all root vegetables (yams, rutabaga, [...]
I’ve been seeing reasoned debate about the effect of long-term low-carb diets for a while now, but this last week, things kind of exploded into a yelling fest.
Within what I can only describe a mean-spirited and pointlessly rude blog post from Matt Stone, there’s one interesting nugget of possible truth:
“…remember that prolonged dieting (this one, [...]
Paleolithic-style diets have gotten a lot of press of late. The articles mostly take this form:
1) Hipster discusses their caveman diet and explains that all their problems with digestion, allergies, obesity, blood sugar, athletic performance or what-have-you are gone.
2) Reporter says “isn’t that nice” and proceeds to quote sources of conventional wisdom saying that somehow, [...]
It took me ages to find a copy of Ray Audette’s Neanderthin at a price I was willing to pay ($12 + shipping, as it turned out). I read it, of course, and just for the heck of it, I ran the numbers on two days of his menu suggestions.
There’s a lot of good information [...]