Archive for the ‘Food & Nutrition’ Category

Anarcho-Butchering: Chicken

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 11:10 2 Comments

For all of the holiday cooking that takes place, one wonderful skill to learn this time of year is how to properly butcher a whole chicken. I spent time this year learning to better wield a knife in the kitchen in terms of meat preparation. There is so much to learn about this art, but for [...]

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Sunday, December 9, 2012 7:34 3 Comments

Coffee good, coffee bad, coffee good, coffee bad. The studies twist back-and-forth. Many demonize caffeine, while others embrace its mild doping effects. Coffee is beneficial in so many ways. I understand where my coffee beans come from, unlike the perverted beverages of the Big Food complex. If you’re on a road trip, you may respond [...]

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A Poster Child for No Retirement

Saturday, December 8, 2012 15:03 No Comments

Shrinking height, rising obesity, shrinking brains, and raging disease. That’s the modern human. We have paleolithic genes with a pandemic of modern disease. So says the amazing 93-year-old Charles Eugster. One thing he blames, outside of the usual food and exercise question, is the inactivity of the aged, or what he calls voluntary unemployment. Retirement [...]

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The “Get Healthy” Chicken McNugget Bowl

Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:19 No Comments

Of course, no one is supposed to point out the lies and deceptions of the government’s anti-obesity campaign. Fighting childhood obesity is supposed to appeal to the fuzzy-n-warm in all of us, and how dare we so coldly make fun of the propaganda and point out why these campaigns are intended to do nothing more [...]

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The Grain Lobby

Saturday, December 1, 2012 17:11 1 Comment

The website Medical News Today is to medicine what the Oprah Winfrey Show is to intellectual advancement. The website’s latest bit of schlock is “Daily Bread May Protect From Cardiovascular Disease.” This is not an Onion headline. The same old, conventional wisdom on lipid profiles is trotted out as fact in another shoddy piece of [...]

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Is Popcorn Paleo? Who Cares!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 19:39 9 Comments

A recent reader email prompted this thought. While I avoid most grains most of the time, in keeping with the spirit of an 80-20 rule (or usually better, in my case), I love the occasional popcorn night. I buy organic, non-GMO popcorn at Detroit Eastern Market, and I pop it in a Whirley Pop Popcorn [...]

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Beef Bone Broth Soup

Sunday, October 14, 2012 20:22 No Comments

While cooking my beef bone broth for 24+ hours, I took out a sample at about hour 19 and strained it. I added back meat shreds from the grass-fed soup bones, carrots, onions, fresh leeks, and some diced, cooked sweet potatoes I had left over in the fridge. I cooked a free-range egg for added [...]

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Pork Bellies + Butter + Avoiding Big Pharma = Long Life

Thursday, October 4, 2012 21:28 No Comments

Juliana Koo had a birthday party to celebrate her 107th birthday, and she offers advice for living longer. Don’t exercise, eat pork bellies, eat as much butter as you want, and throw away your Pharma junk when your doctor gives you prescriptions. She also has some very gifted children. The family has been giving parties [...]

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Morning Grocery Shopping

Saturday, August 25, 2012 9:51 1 Comment

Shopping at Detroit Eastern Market, and done by 7am. All locally grown, all organic: arugula, spicy salad mix, okra, tomatoes, sweet onions, leeks, peppers, and cucumbers. And then there is the raw milk for the morning coffee.

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Let’s Talk Meat, Shall We?

Friday, July 6, 2012 6:25 5 Comments

Everywhere I go, people want to talk about what they have learned about what really makes us unhealthy and fat. Just yesterday, at the fireplace & BBQ store, another long talk about ensued when one of the salespeople was asking me how I liked my new Weber Genesis they delivered to me a few weeks [...]

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