What You’re Up Against

As usual, Stephan the biologist delivers. Takes apart the biases in the study and all. Of course, the biases were incorporated in order to explain away the fact that one of the healthiest diets ever observed is one high in saturated fat and animal flesh, to the exclusion of much of everything else.

Let me sum it up: the heavy smoking Masai, who eat almost nothing but raw cow's milk, raw cow's blood, and meat, are healthier – far healthier in every marker — than you, Mr. and Ms. low-fat America.

Later: Just thought of something. Look at the picture on the link to Stephan's blog. Notice anything? How about that nice set of white sparklers in the one tribesman. This reminded me of a Discovery episode the other night I surfed into. It was covering some deeply indigenous population way far from any civilization in Papua New Guinea. I forget the name of the peoples, and they do live in squalor (I'd eat white flour and sugar first), but they looked remarkably healthy. They subsist on tadpoles, frogs, sweet potatoes, and tobacco they grow and dry themselves. The men were all lean, with nice pecs, shoulder decks, and defined triceps. Guess what else? White sparklers all. No missing teeth, and their gums looked quite healthy as well.

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  1. Richard Nikoley on June 10, 2008 at 21:31

    Hey G:

    Me too. In fact, I even had two surgeries. Stories:


  2. G on June 10, 2008 at 21:12

    Hey R,

    I was told once that I had gum disease (many pockets of '5'). But I don't now! Thanks to paleo, almost-grain-free(just can't seem to get rid of chocolate croissants *hee*), and vitD/fish oil/vitA).

    Guess what cow blood is rich in? vit A!
    Guess what cow (pasture fed) milk is rich in? EPA+DHA and vit D!

    My brother is studying to be a dentist at Columbia — they learn NOTHING about Weston A Price or what cultures that live the 'ancient way' (like us) have all the benefits of nutrient dense food. These Masai have no nazi-AR-dental-hygienist chiseling away all their plaque and tartar, right?

    Keep up the strong work and insights (don't give up on the fish oil — it's got GREAT longevity properties — reduces insulin too at the higher doses — like the Masai intake)!


  3. Stephan on June 14, 2008 at 17:54


    That's very insightful. Good teeth are one of the most telling markers of a good diet in my opinion. Dental problems associate so well with other health problems that some people consider it to be a cause of heart disease. I think it's probably just a marker. Have you ever read "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration"? It's the ultimate source of information on good diets and dental health.

  4. G on June 22, 2008 at 10:14


    My dental plaque and periodontitis reversed as well (see above, and some cautions about grains)!

    Your story is very inspiring for people with periodontal disease. People have no idea that even despite significant disease, reversal is possible (to near-normal in our cases) when given the proper nutrient environment to heal (ie, no grains, green veggies, protein, cod liver oil/vit A,D,EPA+DHA, etc).

    I'm so glad I don't have to see my hygeinist 2 extra visits per year now (and I really do like her)!

    Thanks for your story,

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