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The Wind River Diet

By Matt Stone “The constant desire to go deeper into the Wilderness is shared by almost any backpacker. There is a relentless urge to travel further into the heart of pristine nature ? to become more united with the vastness of it. ?It’s been over two years since I walked out of Wyoming’s Wind River Range, exhausted, depleted, and confused. The Winds, a set of three immense...

Insulin Bin Laden

Insulin is a fantastic biochemical adaptation of the human body. To speak of it as if it’s an enemy, to declare war upon it, is foolish. But as discussed in the most recent post, you can have too much of a good thing.Too much insulin, which is bad, has been confused with insulin itself, which is essential and beneficial. Thus, many people, seeking to identify one enemy and eradicate it,...

100% Pure Adrenaline

For all males of my generation, this title should conjure up memories of Patrick Swayze and Keanu in Body Glove wetsuits, being crushed by gnarly waves. For everyone else, don’t worry about it. This week’s edition is dedicated to legendary gastronomic prodigy James ?Cornbread? Naquin, Jr., who has noticed that the high stress lifestyle of the restaurant industry is physically and...

WAPF 2007 Annual Conference (continued)

In the last edition I talked about GAP Syndrome, a metabolic disorder rooted in the inner ecosystem of the digestive tract. GAP Syndrome, an imbalance with a myriad of physical and psychological disturbances, is quite treatable through a specific diet according to its ?discoverer? Natasha Campbell-McBride. McBride’s best line during her two presentations at the conference was perhaps when...

Heil Schwarzbein! (New Version)

We are drowning in what I call ?nutritional minutiae. There is an endless stream of breaking news about such and such phytonutrient’s cancer-preventing properties, the latest antioxidant ?discovery? and on and on and on. On top of all that, there is a relentless fuss over pesticides, GMO’s, soy estrogens, and more. And then mainstream nutritionists focus on vitamins and minerals as...