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Robert McCarrison: Straight Nutrition Gangsta

The integrity and insight of the old nutrition classics never ceases to amaze me when I manage to track them down. The work of Weston A. Price is groundbreaking. Francis Pottenger, Jr. had some legendary insights into human health and nutrition. Stefansson looked into human health from a much wiser and broader perspective than the authors on the shelves at your local, intellectually-crippling...

Digestive Cleanse

Cleanses of all kinds exist in the far reaches of alternative nutrition, made well-known to the public by people like the Braggs and Kevin Trudeau. Some of the first nutritional experiments I ever tried could be defined as cleanses, and I can’t argue to the apparent health boost that I received from them. The subject of cleansing is a tough one. It’s something that I go back and...

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...

Overweight and Starving?

In October I devoured Good Calories Bad Calories by Gary Taubes, a nutritional masterpiece of sorts, but I’ve yet to share much of the beauty of this book. It is one of the most intelligently written books I’ve ever encountered. Nowhere does it repeat the rhetoric of today’s McNutrition. It seeks, quite objectively, the truth about what causes obesity, type II Diabetes, heart...

Let’s Get Physical

Yes it pains me to steer away from my preoccupation with Britney and title something after an Olivia Newton John song, but hey, sometimes these things have to be done. This week’s topic is exercise, an essential piece of the total health experience. I’ve dabbled in many forms of exercise at varying intensity levels ? ranging from 13-hour bike rides over mountain passes pulling a...