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A Little Link: Jared Diamond on Agriculture

Today I stumbled across a 1987¬†article¬†from Discover magazine by Jared Diamond, “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race.” It’s a fascinating look at the effects of agriculture on our health — both physical and social — as … Continue reading

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A Little Link: Diet and Fat: A Severe Case of Mistaken Consensus (New York Times)

I just discovered a 2007 article over at the NY Times that is a cogent, very readable response to Gary Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories. If you aren’t up to digesting the tome that is GCBC, here is an excellent … Continue reading

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Recipe: Home Made Bacon Mayonnaise (Eat your heart out, Ancel Keys!)

The other day I was reading through one of the fifty thousand cookbooks I got for my last birthday (since changing my way of eating, I now read cookbooks the way other people read novels), and came across a recipe … Continue reading

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A Little Link: Time to End the War on Salt

Our taste buds are exquisitely tuned to salt. You don’t comfortably eat over-salted food, and you can’t eat dangerously (I mean literally dangerously) over-salted food: You simply won’t do it. You will spit it out, and even if you do … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sugar-Free Mayonnaise Success!

Finally! I get it! At long last, it worked! Jubilant dance of joy! Happy dance of succcess! I’ve conquered mayonnaise! I mean, I can now make mayonnaise at home from eggs and oil, not that I took over Miracle Whip … Continue reading

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Low Carb Fail? (Part 2)

In my last post, I discussed a possible low-carb fail on a low-carb tortilla wrap I got at the airport. I wrote to the company to find out what was in the food I was eating, since the label offered … Continue reading

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Low-Carb Fail? (Part 1)

Seen at San Francisco International Airport while looking for something acceptable to eat (me = protein snob). I found this confusing because a whole-wheat tortilla, while marginally less terrible for you than a white four tortilla (not by much), is … Continue reading

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