There’s still a hell of a lot we don’t know about human physiology and disease.
The government has been a disaster for our health. And as he points out, it’s no coincidence that people who eat paleo tend to be libertarian. There’s a good reason for it.
Some thoughts from Sarah Hoyt on unicorns and free health care.
By the way, everyone has an accent, to someone’s ears.
News you can use, guys — why it hurts so much.
It’s a long article, but bottom line is avoid sugar, and don’t worry about saturated fat.
This essay by Jared Diamond is a quarter of a century old, but it’s still worth pondering, particularly as we now know much more about just how bad for our health grains are. I think, though, that he misses a key benefit of agriculture — the fact that it has allowed us to produce billions of people. Minds are a resource, even if we poorly utilize most of them. The more people we have, the likelier we are to come up with new true advances. I’m pretty sure that absent agriculture, technology would not have advanced much, and we’d be nowhere near the position we’re in now — about to finally expand off the planet, and attain the capability of preventing a species-destroying event.
Medical innovation and real cures.
In other words, sugar and flour. A new paper on why a paleolithic diet works.
I’ve never been a coffee drinker — it always seemed like an addiction to me, and I don’t want become one of those people who can’t function in the morning without it. I’d like to see the numbers on this study to determine whether or not it would be worth taking up the habit, given that I chose very bad parents when it comes to heart problems (though my general lifestyle is much different than theirs as well, since I’ve never smoked, and have a much better diet).
This really is a big problem for people who are trying to eat paleo or reduced carb. Unfortunately, the food that’s the worst for us tastes damn good.