Tag Archives: American Diet

Fan Mail

I received a letter today and I thought I’d share the correspondence. Not to embarrass anybody or anything, but because someone took the time to send me an honest account from their perspective and I responded in kind. Letters like this get to the heart of what we’re doing and why. We don’t have all […]

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The Message Is…What Again?

I’ve come across some head-scratchingly strange stuff lately. Before I begin, I just want to say that I’m all for doing whatever makes you feel good. I’m not so sure of my own path that I believe it is the only righteous and good path. I know it works for me, but I also know […]

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I’m Gonna Break My Rusty Cage…

…and run! (Shout-out to the Soundgarden lovers. I’m old, y’all.) Caution: Massive grumpage ahead. So I had to take the car into the dealership today for some routine stuff, and it usually takes them a few hours. Said dealership is across the street from the mall, which is both a blessing and a curse. A […]

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The Fight for the Soul of Fat People

(Sorry about the glitch yesterday, folks! WordPress prematurely published my post without any content as I was working on it. Here’s the whole tamale.) It must be a slow news cycle or something, because there are lots of stories floating around about the health of the nation and how to help those who are overweight […]

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Wake Up Call

Ahhhh. Back from vacation with a fresh tan, a swollen liver from all the piña coladas, and a dead brain. If you see a lonely brain going around and around a baggage carousel somewhere, let me know, because I think it took a different flight. Let me preface this week’s musing. I live in the […]

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Thought Experiment: The Repercussions

Sometimes, I think a lot. I’m a daydreamer. Give me a window to stare out of and I’ll convince myself I’ve created a formula for world peace. Welcome to my grand illusion. My yoga teacher and friend Paige once told me a story about how she lost one of her favorite earrings. She looked all […]

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System Failure

I apologize. I stayed up late after a really long and busy day to type a post for you guys, and WordPress ate it. They appear to be having some technical difficulties. Needless to say, it’s taking all of my willpower not to throw my laptop out a window right now. It was about this […]

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Quick Link: Vitamin B12

The NYTimes has a popular article going around about Vitamin B12 (here). Because bio-available B12 can only be obtained from animal sources (especially liver, red meat, fish, and shellfish), strict vegetarians and vegans run the risk of a deficiency. From the article: B12 is an essential vitamin with roles throughout the body. It is needed […]

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What I Learned From Gary Taubes

If you’ve been reading PP for awhile, you probably know that Gary Taubes’s book Why We Get Fat was my gateway to adopting the Paleo/Primal lifestyle. (See here for more on my intellectual journey.) And then the first annual Ancestral Health Symposium happened in August 2011, and the big news to come out of that […]

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Weight Gain? Consider Yourself Lucky

That’s right. You heard me. I’ma let that sink in for a second. Did you find Paleo/Primal because you wanted to lose pounds? If I had never started gaining weight, I never would have changed my eating habits. It’s that simple. Weight gain is often the first sign we get (or actually listen to) that […]

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