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The Schmiznit

This past week I had the great fortune of reading Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine by Ron Schmid, N.D., who is also the author of the Untold Story of Milk. This book is rock solid, perhaps the finest book I’ve read on the topic of nutrition. Schmid covers many things that Sally Fallon and others whom I highly respect cover in their books, but this nearly flawless book was...

All Natural

A golden rule that I lived by for years served me in many ways. That rule was that if a food was natural and produced without newfangled chemicals, additives, and modern food processing techniques, then it was unquestionably nourishing and could be part of a wholesome, healthy lifestyle. To me this was a panacea of sorts. If I followed this rule, then I could be confident of the best health that...

The Milk Man

My latest and certainly greatest title is ‘the milk man. When people need to discern between me and another they sometimes say, ?oh, you mean the milk man?? Every now and then I get a ?hey, milk man! For those of you who don’t already know, for the past month I’ve been interning at a raw dairy farm in Montrose, CO and driving 100+ gallons halfway across the state on my ?route....

Plower vs. Force

There are two distinct paths to proper weight management. One is to be a ?plower? who mows down large quantities of nutritious unprocessed food, never skipping meals or watching portion size. The other way is through force ? exercising extremely hard and eating so little that the body cannot slow down its metabolism enough to keep body weight from dropping. One of these routes is fully...

Addiction

Nearly everyone is addicted to something. Addictions aren’t always to drugs which alter the biochemical state of the body instantly and acutely. Addictions can also erupt from any activity that alters the body’s chemistry from strenuous exercise to vomiting (as in bulimia). I define addiction as being overly drawn to a substance or activity to varying degrees. Addictions emerge...

Silly Wabbit, Fat is for Devouring

Again, as most of you have discovered, I’m a huge proponent of unadulterated fats. The concept of certain types of fats being healthy is becoming increasingly common. Most fad nutritionists refer to ?healthy? fats as being ?actually good for you. Still, most warn of animal fats, saturated fats, and whole fat dairy products. They also typically recommend ?lean? meats, skinless chicken...