New Additions to Blogroll

In addition to the specific links to specific posts I assemble regularly, there are some out there whose regular content is so good that they earn a permanent spot here in the "Blogroll," which I actually call "Other Resources," as they are outside this blog, and some are not blogs but reference sites.

I've just added three new sites.

At Darwin's Table

Really a great blog by Dr. Dan Bassett, a PhD marine biologist out of New Zealand. Here's a great quote from his profile:

The research I undertake is feeding physiology / behavior / ecology / evolution of fish. It was this reason that the paleo diet really appealed to me. I'm so used to looking at the evolutionary basis for why fish feed the way they do, and the paleo diet really applied this reasoning to humans, and so I could back it wholeheartedly. Essentially fish are not so different than us, if you put them on an artificial diet they get sick and fat. Millions of dollars have been spent trying to do this and it just never works as well as if you have fish feeding on what they evolved to eat.

Dan practices a paleo diet himself, and has racked up some real progress with photos to prove it. He also does some marvelous food preparations with plenty of food porn photos.

Animal Pharm (link removed)

Dr. B.G. is a pharmacologist who works with Dr. William Davis of the Track Your Plaque program. Very high level blog in terms of technicality. I thought I was doing real good in understanding a lot of the medical, biological, and pharmacological jargon and terminology out there until she came along.

She always tells me that my "HDLs ROCK!," so that alone gets her a spot. But seriously, the more you try to follow along, the more you actually will, because the more you'll learn.

Theory to Practice

What can I say? Keith Norris, at age 44, is absolutely ripped (more here), and in a very healthful, lean and not puffy way. Unlike body builders, he looks that way on his days off, too. He writes a lot of really good stuff about workouts — a big deficiency over here, and of course, he has is own results to prove the effectiveness of them. He has written up an nice brief overview, or precepts of the paleo life way. Finally, he cooks and does good food porn. I'm going to be trying his baked eggs sometime this week.


Great job, all of you.

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Richard Nikoley

I started writing Free The Animal in late 2003 as just a little thing to try. 20 years later, turns out I've written over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from diet, health, philosophy, politics, social antagonism, adventure travel, expat living, location and time independent—while you sleep— income by geoarbitrage, and food pics. I intended to travel the world "homeless," but the Covidiocy Panicdemic squashed that. I became an American expat living in Thailand. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. ... I leave the toilet seat up. Read More


  1. Chris H on December 29, 2008 at 15:48

    All good recommendations. In particular I've been reading Keith Norris' blog for a while now and it is excellent.

  2. Keith Norris on December 29, 2008 at 18:11

    Thanks for the shout-out, Richard! Hope you're making the most of your little get-away. I'm envious, as I contemplate tomorrow's getting back to the grind.

    ciao — and, thanks again ~

  3. on December 30, 2008 at 02:44


    You've been obviously busy on vaca… Not enough Glenlivet?? My preference is Dewar's (Patricia Cornwell's drink w/a twist of lemon peel *ha*). I'd like to see you workout someday. It'll be YOUR turn to show me some tricks, besides your SUPER-ASTONISHING HDL'S!!! Strong work!! You're double the age of Stephan — and your HDLs ROCK like a 20-yr old (is Stephan over 21!?) (I was wondering why the google hits went up?? Now I know, ur a super-blogger…)

    -G, the other 'animal'

  4. Dr Dan on December 30, 2008 at 03:13

    Thanks for the link!!!!! I just had my biggest hit rate ever so I really appreciate it.

  5. Richard Nikoley on December 30, 2008 at 08:25

    You're welcome, Dan. 'Cause you deserve it. Good work.

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