Aww, Nuts

Worldly riches are like nuts; many a tooth is broke in cracking them, but never is the stomach filled with eating them. –Rabbi Nachman of Breslov If you putter around the low carb world for very long, you’ll see that we have a strange relationship to nuts. On the one hand, you’ve got people using […]

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Oh the Humanity!

Diet Coke with lemon…didn’t that used to be called Pledge?  –Jay Leno Not long ago I was at a friend’s house. My friends are pretty typical Americans. They have a large kitchen with two long counters, a normal American-sized fridge and freezer, above- and below-counter cabinets, and a pantry. Here’s what was in them:

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More Stuff To Read

Thus it appears to be the necessary duty, and the interest of every person living, to improve his understanding, to inform his judgment, to treasure up useful knowledge, and to acquire the skill of good reasoning, as far as his station, capacity, and circumstances furnish him with proper means for it. –Isaac Watts There’s always […]

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Where Angels Fear to Tread

Experience never errs; it is only your judgments that err by promising themselves effects such as are not caused by your experiments. –Leonardo DaVinci If you read any news from the low-carb/Paleo sort of world, you can’t help but have been assaulted recently by all the screaming about resistant starch. It’s the New Big Thing. […]

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Don’t Give Up The Fat!

The rate of cardiovascular disease suffered by both rural and urban Chinese males is almost indistinguishable from the rate experienced by American males, while the rates…for both rural and urban Chinese women is significantly higher than those suffered by American females….The notion that the Chinese don’t have disease of the heart…is what we like to […]

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The Hamster Wheel–Specifics

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.” Tomorrow is disease. – V.L. Allinear In the last post we talked about the book Body by Science. If you read it or are thinking about doing so, you might be left with one last question: “That all sounds great, and […]

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The Hamster Wheel

It is not by muscle, speed or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment. –Cicero A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the book Body by Science. When I first started eating differently, I followed the advice I still believe: eat right first. Then you’ll […]

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