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“High-Fiber Diet Might”, a translation

In this month’s JAMA Network Open we have an opinion piece [1] that struck a chord with me — a discordant, grating, and tuneless chord. I thought I’d share with you what I heard, when I read it, just to do my part in spreading the pain.Italics for the author’s word, bold for my translation, […]

Who is a Carnivore? problems of names, identity, community

Who gets to decide what the Carnivore Diet means? Let me start by contrasting the relatively easy question of how to define a diet, with a deeply difficult question. In my early twenties, I was studying Judaism. I was preparing to convert before marrying my Jewish then-boyfriend. There was no pressure from my boyfriend or […]

Not the Collagen, but the Carnitine?

Note that I’m using the tradition Zooko and I developed on Ketotic.org of end-to-end citations, so check the references for supporting statements, not merely links. In trying to understand why meat cures scurvy, and why long term carnivores don’t develop it, I’ve previously written about how I discovered that the USDA database misleadingly lists beef […]

Misaligned Virtue

On eating your vegetables, non-compliers, and food reward. I have always loved food. I was encouraged to love food, and vegetables especially. It was a point of pride to eat them, and more than that, to like them. Why? Because they are presumed good for you, and while doing something good for you is virtuous, […]

Thirteen days of near-carnivory fails to impress

Alan Levinovitz is an author and scholar of religious studies who has written about diet and science. He recently wrote an article criticising the carnivore diet: The Carnivore Diet Is the Latest Fad to Ignore That Food Does More Than Just Feed Us. It is this article that got me talking with Alan on Twitter […]

An Open Dialogue with Alan Levinovitz on Miracle Cures

Introduction for outside readers Twitter can be a wonderful way to learn from others, but as a medium for in-depth, multifaceted discussion it is painfully difficult. Recently I attempted to start a sincere dicussion with Alan Levinovitz, an author and journalist with expertise in religious studies, who has also written extensively about diet and science. […]

Paleomedicina Clinical Open Days

I have just returned from Zalaszentgrót, Hungary, for the Paleomedicina Clinical Open Dayswhere I listened to many interesting case reports and lectures about the Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet (PKD). The PKD is a diet that takes the best from both the Paleo and the ketogenic diets, and in its most strict form excludes all plants. I […]

Pork Fat Hollandaise

Since the early days of my carnivorous life, I’ve been wishing for something like mayonnaise to eat with leaner meat.  Heaven forbid I should end up with leftover chicken breast, because I cooked the whole beast and the wacko lean-eaters didn’t finish it off, for example. I tried a few times to make mayonnaise with […]

C is for Carnivore

In a guest post I wrote for Break Nutrition todayI showed that the RDA for vitamin C is grossly inflated, particularly on a ketogenic diet. The amount of vitamin C that prevents scurvy, even in carb-eaters, is at most a mere 10 mg a day, and there is little support for taking extra, unless your […]

Meatless Mondays

What is it called when a carnivore doesn’t eat meat? A fast. I’ve recently had a renewed interest in fasting, no doubt because of seeing Jason Fung speak at Low Carb Vail last month. Shortly after that I was chatting with a friend about it. I said that I don’t fast on a schedule, but […]