FUMP Day 7

Okay, it’s late and I’m way too tired to write much. I did experience some nausea last night in the middle of the night. It was not pleasant. I didn’t hork but the feeling I had was so disgustingly awful. It didn’t beckon me to eat carbs or anything, heaven forbid. It did make me want to steer clear of pork for a while though, which reminds me… I forgot to mention my menu du jour yesterday. To...

FUMP Day 6

I’m noticing some really strange symptoms all of the sudden. The tips of my ears are slightly pointed. This seems really odd. Just came out of nowhere. In addition to that, I’m noticing a few hairs growing in on my forehead. It’s the weirdest thing. But strangest of all is that I saw a friend of mine today, and instead of giving him a normal greeting I just couldn’t resist the urge to sniff his...

FUMP Day 5

This all-animal stuff is a piece of cake. Uh, uh, I mean piece of uh, flesh. I’m not suffering in any shape, form, or fashion at the moment. For the last two mornings I did have very slight signs of fecal compaction, but I wouldn’t call it constipation, it required no straining (the key), and I even had deuce deuces today, so I think I’m in the clear on that one. Kinda pressed for time this...

FUMP Day 4

Things are starting to go really well. My skin is phenomenally clear and moist. The fluttering heartbeat that often accompanies a big shift like this is gone. In fact, my resting pulse was back to normal – low enough to set off the “minimum” alarm on a heart rate monitor. I have little body odor, no morning breath, my hair has softened, my eyes are clearing, my tongue has fantastic color...

FUMP day 3

“over the past 6 months I’ve been following a low carb candida diet 20-30 grams of carbs a day…” “…my severe constant runny nose got better but i still had days when I was having constant post nasal drip all day-I’m itchy at times, every few weeks I am up all night-insomnia but otherwise, I am also very tired and sleep 10-11 hours a night, hypoglycemic feeling/low energy-(I can...

FUMP Day 2

“The platoon suffered from dehydration, low chloride reserves and low vitamin C reserves…The platoon was and had for 2 days been suffering from a severe acidosis as evidenced by gross ketonuria and ketonemia. During these 2 days medical examiners had already noticed acetone in high concentration on their breath.” -Canadian Military report on switching the troops to an all-meat Pemmican diet like...

FUMP Day 1

Today was the first full day of the purely carnivorous FUMP diet. Now to be honest, I have dabbled in carnivorism in the past. Several months ago I thought I’d give it a shot for a week, but only made it three days. I was quite pleased that my skin cleared to a degree that I’ve never before experienced. My reason for doing it though was that I had some acid-indigestion that had troubled me,...

The First Supper

Like the character Kip in the movie Napolean Dynamite, as he dutifilly grates some cheddar atop a large pile of nachos-to-be, “I’m really busy right now.” However, I couldn’t not include the nutrition geek blogosphere in my current personal experiment – especially considering the recent battle royale between Charles and Bruce… First off, as just a tiny bit of background (and I’ll add plenty more...

Diverticulosis

This week is evidently digestion week. It began with an email from a friend on helping out with a digestive condition called “diverticulosis,” which she referred to, unknown of the spelling, as “diver-tickle-o-sis.” Next, some friends came over for dinner and, naturally, we talked about IBS while eating. I’m a classy dinner host no doubt. For starters, diverticulosis is a condition, an extremely...

Hypothyroidism

It’s amazing to me how some of the most important realizations that I’ve come to over the past year have come from fragments of information obtained from some really misguided people. One of the biggest discoveries was differentiating between how complex starches and simple sugars affect the human body, shown to me by Terry Shintani, the author of a book touting an extremely low fat vegan diet....

Layla’s Pearly Whites

“When we saw someone with really bright skin and shiny hair we used to assume that they were eating a lot of butter.”-Layla Sheikh’s remark watching me snarf up ridiculous amounts of butter Recently I crossed paths with a Somalian refugee living in political exile here in Maui. Her name is Layla Sheikh. But don’t think that she’s some poor peasant girl fresh outta the Somalian desert sand,...

Excerpt from "FATZILLA!!!"

…The creation of fatzilla was flawed from the get go, and has reached the point of absurdity, confusion, and contradiction in the year 2008. Worse still is that dietary fat can be used as a fierce weapon against the increasing rates of obesity, heart disease, and a long litany of other ailments, including even mental and emotional disorders of varying degrees of severity. The megaphobia...

Fat as Fuel

The challenge of dealing with the obesity epidemic is one of the most interesting debates in the field of human health. Most people feel the answer is already there, “eat less and exercise more stupid.” Not so fast. The body has feedback mechanisms in place to maintain a constant weight. If you eat too little, metabolism slows down and you get more hungry. If you eat too much, metabolism speeds...

180 Degree Metabolism Sneak Peek (cont…)

…In essence, if you have excess fat accumulating on your body, then there is a mismatch between your metabolic rate and your appetite. Your metabolic rate may be set for 2,000 calories a day to break even, but your stomach isn’t satisfied until you hit 3,000 calories. For a healthy person with a healthy metabolism, even overeating cannot induce excessive weight gain. In fact, in a...

180 Degree Metabolism Sneak Peek: "Fat and Hungry"

…Basically yes, the calories you ingest is your income. Your insulin levels determine the percentage of that income that is diverted into savings. The higher the income, the higher the savings: the more you eat, the fatter you get, especially if those calories are in the form of simple sugars like sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup, which directly raise insulin levels higher when paired...

180 Degree Sneak Peek – Hyperinsulinemia and Friends

…Carbohydrates alone do not cause insulin resistance. Having your insulin levels rise over and over again in response to carbohydrate-rich meals does not solely lead to insulin resistance and the compensatory hyperinsulinemia that is at the core of modern diseases. Most people on the low-carb side of the fence would have you believe that our Paleolithic evolutionary genetic programming has...

180 Degree Sneak Peek – "Thy Thyroid"

A sample of the first download that will be made available at 180degreehealth.com, “180 Degree Metabolism”… …Suffice it to say that, because of the metabolism-regulating action of the thyroid gland, that trying to eat less and exercise more as a solution to the obesity epidemic is like a dog chasing its tail. It hasn’t been effective advice for the general public because...

Eat Better, Not Less

To be published July 1st in Healthy Planet’s Aspen Edition: So you are feling a little softer than you’d like. Sugary treats have become part of your daily life, most of your solid food intake is crunchy and comes in a shiny bag (with either a Cheetah or a picture of Paul Newman on it), and you’re suspicious that the antioxidants in that dark chocolate may not be helping your cause....

180degreehealth sneak peek — Dr. Fatkins

Unedited excerpt from 180-Degree Health: Understanding and Reversing the Decline of Human Health, due for release in January 2009 …one need look much further than the end result of most people “livin’ la vida low carb.” Everyone knows that going on a practically no carb diet has serious drawbacks. For one, most people get mean constipation. If not, your body odor and breath start stinking...

Malabsorption

First off, apologies to my long-time followers for always being so preoccupied with Weston A. Price and others that witnessed the sudden dramatic decline of health at the dawn of modern food. But the shift of human health really dominates my thinking. From the beginning I’ve really been perplexed and driven to understand how and what, specifically, brought about this shift. As a very brief recap...
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