To Reiterate, Just In Case You Missed It: No Elevated Ketone Levels in the Inuit

Sorry Low Carb dieters: the Inuit just aren’t that into you Since this post the other day and subsequent exchanging of some emails and comments here & there with those I’d generally consider advocates of very low carb dieting—to include those advocating near perpetual states of ketosis—I’ve been met with surprise bordering on disbelief that indeed no,……...


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Gut Microbiome and Resistant Starch Roundup

First a bit of The Book update. Tim, Dr. BG and I have completed the first draft and 95% of the content that’s going to be in it, is in it. Also, longtime frequent commenter (about 950 comments, going back to 2010) Dr. Gabriela Kadar, DDS contributed a chapter on non-gut microbes (mouth, skin, vajayjay,……...


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The Numbers Matter and Only The Numbers Matter

I didn’t need to look far and wide to find the usual hysterics over this post: How Eating Heaps of Safe Starches Cured My “Diabetes”. It’s good enough, though. Hate still = passion, and I prefer a mix of both just to keep things real. Nowadays, I only just skim that kinda stuff, looking for something……...


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Indian Gooseberry “Amla” vs. Diabetes and Cancer

I typically don’t go in for “superfoods.” I typically make fun of the idea. While I’m sure a lot of them have their benefits, the marketing hype is just always beyond the pale. Remember Goji Berries? How about Acai? A few weeks back, and I don’t recall where, someone sent me another video by Dr….…...


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You Heard It Here First Update

The number of posts here are over 90, now. The body of research is is 30+ years old, encompasing thousands of studies and I and my book collaborators—the amazing Tim, who just did an update with Angelo, and Dr. BG, “Grace” (link removed), who just recorded with Dave Asprey (Tim & I are scheduled to go……...


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“Life is Ours, We Live it Our Way”

Typically, I use my Facebook to post my randomness, including a selfie now & then. Today wasn’t any different, in the joy of deleting 212 comments from someone who insists on being a disvalue to me; insists that I enjoy it, or tolerate it, or that I take her seriously because she has fingers. Those……...


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How Eating Heaps of Safe Starches Cured My “Diabetes”

I’m almost reluctant to post this because I get a perverse pleasure out of seeing myself diagnosed as an “obese diabetic,” in caps, on the Internet. Both are lies, of course. Eventually, all will be revealed but for now, let’s dispense with the “diabetes” claim. As background, I was occasionally getting high morning fasting BG……...


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Good Religion. But, I Still Want to Go to Hell

Good Religion:   A small handful of mind worms: Is there a God? No. Is there a god? Yes. If you see The Budha, then kill him. Is the Bible true? No. Is the Bible the truth? Yes. They’re all basically equivalent, so up to you to connect the dots and figure out what I mean,……...


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Public Service: Anal Fistula and How Resistant Starch Cured It

Well, you learn something new everyday, I hope I was weighing the propriety of putting this up. Not because of any reason other than “do many people suffer from this?” but then co-author of our forthcoming GUT BIOME book, Tim Steele, gave me a clue that reminded me of an experience and it became necessary……...


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St. Paddy’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage

I’ve actually never made it before! But yesterday, I went to TJs for a few things and they were sampling their own corned beef that’s uncured, pre-cooked, all you have to do it warm it. Tasty, tender, reasonable list of ingredients, so I though ‘what the hell?’ I know nothing of St. Patrick, nor do……...


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Sunday Starchy Breakfast: Beans, Potatoes, Eggs and a Side of Insulin Sensitivity

When It’s not a morning smoothie of prebiotics and probiotics (see here for the recipe), this is now closer to the breakfasts Bea and I eat around here. It’s taken a while to get used to eating this way rather than eggs, meat, maybe a piece of fruit. In spite of blogging now for a……...


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Body Recomposition Data: On Resistant Starch and SBO Probiotics

About a month ago I posted about a new study showing that resistant starch, rather than lead to weight loss, per se, instead leads to important fat loss and lean gains, which could even be growth of colon tissue and a bloom in the population of microbiota which are part of your lean mass. […]……...


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What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? And The Creationist Shtick: New Species

Offhand, and without thinking of it much to the 1st Q, I’d probably say spore forming bacteria came first. That’s kinda like an egg, right? Probably happened a billion years before we saw reptiles, or birds—all reproducers by means of encapsulated, self sufficient wombs. Well, Mark let the cat out of the bag in terms……...


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The Great Paleo and Primal Books I Like Roundup

I simply don’t have time to do substantial book reviews, anymore. Just impossible. On the other hand, there are a number of books that come out—amongst the many I receive—that bear mention and recommendation. So, I have decided to periodically mention those that meet my standards as well as point to other substantial reviews by……...


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No Miracle

Sorry folks. Was all excited about starting the money series today, but feel like…crap…so I can’t do a good job of it, pretending otherwise. I think it might be it for Rotor, my buddy. He made a great recovery from the spinal stroke last summer that kept him immobile for 10 days, but he’s had……...


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Bulletproof Executive Dave Asprey and Mark “Daily Apple” Sisson on Resistant Starch

And it’s in video. Here’s the podcast page with the show program. The resistant starch stuff starts at about 37 minutes in. Incidentally, I largely agree with Mark on his “carbohydrate curve.” 100-150 grams/day – Primal Blueprint Maintenance Range I think there’s an enormous difference between 30-60g per day and 80-120g per day. And with……...


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2002 Paleo: More Wrong Than a Very Wrong Thing About Legumes

The other day I got an email (I guess I’m on his list) that there’s a launch of a brand new website and I put out on Facebook something like: The 2002 Understanding of Paleo Update. His website says this in the tagline: Loren Cordain, Ph.D., The World’s Leading Expert on paleolithic Diets and Founder……...


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Disrupting Paleo: Inuit and Masai Ate Carbs and Prebiotics, Part 2

You’ll want to read Part 1 first, and just trust me on this. Would it surprise you to learn that obligate carnivores like African cats, hyenas, pack hunting dogs, northern wolves and the like actually ingest quite a lot of carbohydrate‚ and I mean apart from wild wolves chowing down on wild berries. In other……...


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Ignoring the Haters is Leaving Half the Passion on the Table

Just a quickie, in advance of Part 2 of the post on how obligate carnivores like African cats, hyenas, wild pack-hunting dogs, and wolves get more carbs than the ketogenic, VLC, and even some of the LC crowd. BTW, you’ve all see bears chow down on wild blueberries, but have you see wolves eating berries?……...


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Bitcoin: I’m Finally Going to Blog About It

Sorry Low Carb dieters: the Inuit just aren’t that into you Since this post the other day and subsequent exchanging of some emails and comments here & there with those I’d generally consider advocates of very low carb dieting—to include those advocating near perpetual states of ketosis—I’ve been met with surprise bordering on disbelief that indeed no,……...


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