How Wheat Went From Superfood To Liability

This latest from The Duck Dodgers is not a call to go back to eating Hot Pockets, Pop Tarts, Twinkies…or ordering up pizza and Subway on alternate days. Rather, we aim to reveal what’s tantamount to a lost and forgotten history. There are two principle elements to it. First, it does not serve industry or…

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The Right Probiotic Could Change Your Life

You hear stuff about the gut microbiome all the time, and probiotics have been a rage for even longer. Then someone comes along and applies new science and technology to do something really revolutionary in terms of mega-high dose for a short regimen that’s actually designed to get to your colon quickly. That would be…

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Moving Beyond “One Trick Pony” Paleo

In many ways the Paleo playbook in retrospect—back to when I got involved in 2008—models a tendency in humans to have easy, formulaic answers and solutions to complex problems—rather like church and state as just-so solutions to complex philosophical and social problems. At various times and places, the predominant emphasis was on one of these…

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Escaping Your Environment Changes Your Paradigm

  Posting the pics of myself Thursday night was an impulse encouraged by Beatrice. When she saw me after five days she kept mentioning my appearance; and not just physical, but spiritual—for lack of better word. Sure, I’d been on “vacation,” but it’s also been a working vacation centered around a business I stumbled upon…

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Paradigmatic Juxtapositions

The other day I was approached by an older white dude in Cabo, as I was out and about and in a tank top. “Sir, are you a veteran?” he asks. “Of what?” I ask back politely, even though I knew what he meant—having a certain disdain as I do for the outright hijacking of a…

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The Hunt is On: Tiger Nuts, Per Grace Liu

It was interesting skimming Grace Liu’s latest post (part 6 of her Gish Gallop on how RS2 is gonna killz U—after making you fat, destroying your “ancestral core,” and giving you hamster gutz, among other very bad stuff), in spite of thousands of anecdotes to the contrary, including a couple of recent revelations of individuals stopping their…

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Nestle Invests $65 Million In A Microbiome Fad

Or, take your pick: maybe they stepped up to back up the FDA in putting the kibosh on fecal transplants. Or, maybe the FDA decided to let 100,000 or so more people die from C. diff in the name of drug company profits, which would absolutely be the first time anything like that happened. Nestle…

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Whole Grain Teff Polenta

The other day I touched on the ancient Ethiopian, gluten-free grain called teff. Decent nutritionally, too—since it’s the smallest grain and hence, a higher proportion of the nutritional germ part to the rest of it. I could only find the flour locally, so [easyazon_link asin=”B000EDM6BO” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”fretheani-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]I ordered some…

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The Hormesis Files: Who’s Afraid of Unrefined Sugar?

Part 1: The Hormesis Files: Chronic Ketosis and The Case of The Missing Glutathione. Here we have Part 2, an in-depth look at unrefined, whole-food sugar in an evolutionary context—an enormous blind spot in “Paleo” going back to the very beginning. “Duck Dodgers” is once again the lead man for the piece, with lots of research…

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Teff Flour Has Resistant Starch

I’ve known Injera—made from teff, an ancient Ethiopian grain—are gluten free, but not that they have other benefits too. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B000EDI0X2″ cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”https://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411DtPVo8iL.jpg” tag=”fretheani-20″ width=”348″][easyazon_link asin=”B000EDI0X2″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”fretheani-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Teff Flour, 24-Ounce Packages (Pack of 4)[/easyazon_link]. From an SBS…

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Winding Down For A While in a Room With a View

I’m up here at my brother’s place in Placerville. View from my office window this morning.   As you can see, it comes completely decorated and includes a resident Shih Tzu named Kobe. Arrived last evening after a day and night at the cabin in Arnold, where “Groker” (Jaime Perez), “Nicole Ocampo,” and “Stark Soze”…

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Prof. Art Ayers On Autoimmunity; Celiac and Hashimoto’s Version

I had a chance to discuss this previous post with Art Ayers of Cooling Inflammation. Now, apparently, someone thinks my light, layman’s description of the basics of thyroid function wasn’t exhaustive. Duh! again. It wasn’t intended to be. Once again, for Who?-ever may be listening: I am interested in hacking at the root, not treating the various downstream…

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