Slugger Ortiz Adopts Non-Government Approved DietSaturday, February 25, 2012
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.