Slugger Ortiz Adopts Non-Government Approved Diet

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Posted in category Paleo/Primal

This story on David Ortiz sheds some light on the refusal to accept anything other than the government’s conventional wisdom on dietary habits – both in public and the public policy-tainted scientific community. Ortiz eats egg yolks, not egg whites; salmon, but no grouper; no bread or sweets; and beef without restrictions.

No one telling him he can’t eat a steak bigger than a deck of cards.

And, of course, lots of salads and vegetables.

Ortiz’s diet, based on antigen leukocyte cellular antibody testing, or ALCAT, is based on understanding food sensitivities and intolerance such as with gluten, sugar, etc. In essence, this is a paleo-primal or “real food” way of life. Nothing very complicated or scientific. I prefer self-experimentation as versus enormous amounts of testing, but the fact that these tests result in diets for individuals that go against the grain (pun intended) of government dietary guidelines makes the purveyors of government wisdom very critical, and of course, such testing gets tagged as “pseudo-science.” Ortiz was beginning to look really obese and unhealthy, so it will be interesting to see how he does this season if he continues to shed unnecessary fat and experience gains in terms of his conditioning. Thanks to Ronnie for the link.

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6 Responses to Slugger Ortiz Adopts Non-Government Approved Diet

  1. Jake Collin says:

    February 25th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a much improved season. Of course, then the entirety of baseball will think he’s taking steroids again, but we primal/paleos will know the truth.

  2. Dave says:

    February 25th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    “When you start removing sugar, yeast, egg whites, you need to find foods to replace them with.”

    Nice. No you don’t.

  3. Karen De Coster says:

    February 25th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Dave – LoL. Don’t be so common sensical!

  4. Wade says:

    February 25th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    It will be interesting to see how Big Papi does with his primal diet…and maybe he’ll rub off on the rest of the Red Sox…afterall, after the season was over last year it was revealed that several of the Boston pitchers (namely Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, and John Lackey) sat in the clubhouse during Bosox games drinking beer, eating fried chicken, and playing video games

  5. Jake Collin says:

    February 26th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Also, Karen, I don’t know if you’ve written anything about it but Novak Djokovic is fully dominating tennis. He went 70-6 last year with 43 in a row, won three of the four Grand Slams and four of the last five counting this year’s Aussie, and beaten world #2 Rafa Nadal in 7 straight finals (3 GS). He’s playing as solid as anyone ever tennis.

    I bring this up because up until 2011, Novak was known for being a great player but a constant sufferer of fatigue and breathing problems. Then in the offseason between 2010-11, Novak changed his diet. He stopped eating carbs. Then he went on to have one of, if not, the greatest season in tennis and seems well on his way to repeat that in 2012. But we don’t here nary a peep about this, even when Novak himself credits his diet as the major factor in his rising to the next level of greatness. 

    I’m hoping that the paleo/primal blueprint catches on with professional athletes, because if it helps athletes, whose careers depend upon enormous amounts of energy, achieve higher results, how can it not be good for those of us who don’t need to expend that much energy. And with the amount of popularity athletes receive, it could catch on with public so fast it would make Food Industrial Complex’s head spin.

  6. Ken Ashley says:

    February 26th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Forget all guidelines except exclude (almost) nothing but all in moderation, i.e., a wide variety. This ultra choice is a new kind of luxury (likely on its way out). Beans and more beans in the Great Depression. A lifespan of 23 you say. Oh well.

    The body is ultra forgiving. In the old days, it was rice and more rice in some places. Eskimos had no Spargel.

    Avoid traps like political labels. Abolishing all government is a good recommendation but need not fall under a label.

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