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A Mistake People Make on “Fad Diets”

One mistake people make when they dive into any new eating pattern.  They don’t read a learned source in its entirety prior to getting started.  This can lead to some very bad and potentially dangerous outcomes. So before you change your diet, stick with whatever...

Gary Taubes – Keto’s Rocky Balboa

Have to admit.  I have a mancrush on Gary Taubes.  Nearly 20 years ago, he walked right up to dieting conventional wisdom and punched it right in the mouth with his New York Times article What It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?  In that article, he questioned whether the...

A Question for Anti-Keto Diet Experts

A friend of mine recently pointed out that Keto ranked near bottom for expert diet recommendations by US News. I didn’t have time to respond in depth, but it got me thinking.   Critics of Keto, what’s your alternative to get people out of obesity in the real world?  I...

The Un-Philosopher of Reality – Nassim Taleb

I was going to call Nassim Taleb my favorite philosopher, but it occurred to me that would have been kind of dumb because he is skeptical of any universal claims to truth or any overarching philosophical system describing reality.  He is more concerned with what we...

The Simple Beauty of Fasting

  One of intermittent fasting’s greatest virtues is its simplicity.  There are a lot of different diets floating around: Keto, Carnivore, Vegan, Pescatarian, Mediterranean, Atkins, Paleo.  It is extremely confusing sorting through all of the MD’s in each camp...

A Short Commercial Interruption

About 10 years ago, we really wanted to get a Jotul wood stove.  They are really cool, but expensive.  You also have to get pipe, place for wood, spark guards.  When we added it up, it would have cost about $4,000.00. Glad we discovered these electric stoves.  They...