Not for Mongolians. Mongols eat a diet largely composed of milk products, meat, and fat from free-ranging, organic, grass-fed animals. They consume few plant foods because few edible plants grow in the cold continental climate of Mongolia. Primal Wisdom Primal Wisdom
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Pay Now Live Later Having narrowly escaped my dessert urges at Bellagio the night before (see part 4), this promised to be my greatest test: a wedding for which the reception dinner was, naturally, a buffet. This took place at the Paris Casino. The rules of buffet mastery I had established were: #1 eat good food, avoid the junk#2 make your gluttony pay for itself#3 skip dessert#4 obtain strategic dessert substitutes#5 don't drink too much booze#6 don't drink fizzy drinks Perhaps it was some innate rule-breaking instinct that led to what followed. Pay Now Live Later
PaNu - PāNu Blog PaNu - PāNu Blog This morning I got an email from Jimmy Moore inquiring what I thought about Paul Jaminet’s ideas about safe starches as espoused on his blog and in his book The Pefect Health Diet. I am not sure if Jimmy has noted the updates I’ve made in the Archevore diet, or if he has seen where I have come down on the issue of the CIH ( the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis of obesity), as he would have to be scouring the nooks and crannies of blog comments all over the nutrition blogosphere ; ) I’ve not had time to write the magnum opus blog posts that the repuditation of the CIH really requires (and not much can be added to what Stephan has already written), so I thought this was a good opportunity to get the message outside of my own echo chamber by responding in detail to Jimmy’s inquiry. My response to him is pretty long, and I doubt if he will quote much of it, so I’ve reproduced the email response, with his inquiry broken into bits in italics and my responses afterward in roman.
Those adipose tissue TFAM knockout mice need a revisit. They have an engineered, adipose tissue specific, catastrophic injury to complex I. Complex I failure = insulin-independent DNL, so they should be fat. Hyperlipid Hyperlipid
Health and Nutrition by Dr. Michael R. Eades, M.D. Health and Nutrition by Dr. Michael R. Eades, M.D. One of the first patients I saw as a medical student was a nice lady, who presented to the university hospital outpatient clinic with colicky, cramping abdominal pain. She described the pain as coming on after a meal, and said that it doubled her over with pain. The pain came and went, but had gotten worse over the past few days. I took a long history from her and performed a physical exam, which included examining her abdomen. When I pushed on her right upper quadrant, she all but yelped and grabbed at my wrist. At that point in my medical education, I knew just enough to be dangerous, so I excused myself, left the exam room and presented this lady’s case to the medical resident running the clinic that day.
If you must diet, and really the definition of diet does not mean torture your self till you lose weight in an unhealthy and radical way, really we are all dieting. Diet is simply your eating plan, and if you have an eating plan that is setup to lose weight - and if that is what you currently want - then great, good for you. Most people don't diet right, they get all excited about some diet, have great intentions to get a six pack even, but they pick a diet that they can not follow. A diet that does not have the foods they enjoy, their comfort foods. There is really a way to enjoy your comfort foods (once a week) and still lose weight, in fact even have a six pack. Livable Low Carb Livable Low Carb
Warning -- Satire -- April Fool's Post I'm happy to announce that I've accepted a Product Research and Development position with Nestlé Foods. Nestlé is known for its skillful application of 'neuromarketing'-- using neuroscience to enhance product development and sales-- and the company recruited me for my background in neuroscience and food reward.

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Nourishing Days — notes and recipes for a nourishing home Her hand wraps effortlessly around my finger and it is like a thousand upon a thousand hugs. Her head smells sweeter than the sweetest flower in the greenest meadow and so I make my way back there a hundred times a day before it fades, for I know it will. My fate is sealed when she smiles, struggling at first to contort her face, and then erasing every memory of pain or exhaustion or to-dos undone from the last six weeks with that grin made of sheer gold. And then I watch her Daddy and brothers and sister watch her and I am utterly undone. That she is here, in our care, as one of four, is beyond any notions I could have ever conceived of, planned for, or made happen. Nourishing Days — notes and recipes for a nourishing home
Free The Animal J. Stanton of touched off a dispute in the comments of a previous post that I think merits further thought and discussion. As background, J and I are friends.

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I began the year with a series of posts explaining why I believe weight loss is mostly about chemistry, not character. People who insist it’s all about character (usually people who’ve never been fat) are fond of reciting calorie math: there are 3500 calories in a pound of fat, ya see, so if you just shave 500 calories per day from your diet, you’ll lose a pound per week. Problem solved. So demonstrate a little character, stop buttering your toast and pour skim milk instead of cream in your coffee, and you can be as thin as Jillian Michaels and the other experts in thermodynamics. Those of us who spent years as frustrated dieters know it isn’t that simple. We cut those 500 calories per day from our diets, maybe even drank crappy meal replacements like Slim Fast, lost a little weight, then stalled. Fat Head - Blog site for the comedy-documentary Fat Head
The Paleo Diet by Maelán Fontes Currently there’s an epidemic of type 2 diabetes (T2D) worldwide, especially in Westernized countries. T2D is characterized by persistent elevated glucose levels due to disrupted insulin action or an alteration in pancreatic insulin production1.