Of all Tastes, Salt

Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt? –Job 6:6 To end our three post series on salt, let’s consider why you need more salt if you aren’t eating carbohydrates and find out whether there is any danger of you overdosing on salt if you’re eating real food? The answer to the first question […]

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Intermission

Get your facts, please, and then you can distort ’em as much as you please. -Mark Twain I haven’t had time to sit down and do the final installment on salt. In the interim, however, I cannot too highly recommend Zoë Harcombe‘s latest blog post. In which she takes apart a recent British “health” program […]

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Salty Dog Blues

Let me be your salty dog Or I won’t be your man at all Honey, let me be your salty dog. –Salty Dog Blues, the Morris Brothers version I’ve been meaning to get to salt for a while and finally it’s time. Salt is an enormous issue in the world of food. Some people view […]

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Exercise

I believe that every human has a finite amount of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises. ― Neil Armstrong You probably know, if you read this blog, my basic stance on exercise. I’m agin’ it. Well, not totally against it. I’m just against what is in vogue today, […]

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Knowledge, Not Numbers

A good decision is based on knowledge, not numbers. –Plato In the previous post we discussed some important foundational ideas when talking about cholesterol. Today we’ll start going into all this just a bit deeper, starting with what all those numbers mean and why I say that your total cholesterol number is meaningless for you, […]

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Everybody’s Different, Part 2

[Think] of an experience from your childhood. Something you remember clearly, something you can see, feel, maybe even smell, as if you were really there. After all, you really were there at the time, weren’t you? How else would you remember it? But here is the bombshell: you weren’t there. Not a single atom that […]

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Stu·pid (ˈst(y)o͞opid/)

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. –Martin Luther King, Jr. I had intended to write another post about information from the last Scientific American article. I also plan another recipes post. But my attention was drawn last night to this article, and the stupidity involved was so spectacular […]

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