What a couple of months! My father was in and out of the hospital, doing much better now. PaleoPathologist and his brother went fishing for salt water fish in Belize with fly rods, and we did not eat any of the bonefish we caught. Paleo? Hm. I can tell you that even a little bonefish is like a torpedo compared to a trout in the Rockies.
Then Incredible Wife and I went out to see two Cave Babies (two of the Grands) and had a great time.
A couple of weeks later PaleoPathologist and his son in law, who was an Army Ranger trainee, took to the hills to try to collect our own grass fed meat. We brought back a Doe Deer and ground the meat on Incredible Wife’s kitchen counter; should have taken some pictures, a Neanderthal would have been proud, shocked, and awed to see that machine spit out deerburger. There was one downside: the liver got damaged and I had to leave it for the coyotes. (We saw bighorn sheep, deer, bald eagles, pronghorn antelope, and even a cougar stalking a deer. Even if you don’t bring home an elk, PaleoPathologist has discovered that elk just don’t live in ugly places.)
Happy to get back on the horse here. I’ve got more about exercise, cooking, fat, all kinds of good stuff. Stay tuned!
PaleoPathologist has as a “hobby” a PhD in Microbiology. He knows his bugs, especially Parasites and Fungi. He views some of the discussions about “gut microbiota” on the various Paleo websites with suspicion, but more and more articles are coming out in mainstream journals. This one came across on the Medscape email newslist that comes to my email. It’s a review article of the various interactions between the bacteria we carry around and how we behave! Fascinating. The little monsters may be manipulating me into eating ‘taters!
If you are a fellow doc and haven’t found this corner of the literature, take a look; it’s a pretty easy read. PaleoPathologist is now eating KimChi, Sauerkraut, full fat Kefir, and Bob’s Red Mill unmodified potato starch. (Start slow with the starch! I had some volcanic episodes early on when the bacteria smelled the starch, yelled “whoopee” in their tiny little voices, and produced abundant methane.)
Chirp. (45 seconds of silence) Chirp (45 seconds of silence) “Is that a cricket? It’s November!” Oh, yeah.
Get some nice blue bright light to reset your melatonin system, boost your mood. PaleoPathologist walks outside around the building (see below) to get his 16 oz americano in the fabulous mug his daughters got him for Christmas last year, covered with pictures of the two PaleoGrand’s. There is a third grandson who just arrived two weeks ago!
Any tips that YOU find helpful for a quick pick me up?
“Wow, PaleoPathologist, love the picture in the tree. What can you tell me about staying healthy while traveling? (This has NOTHING to do with being stuck at O’Hare while Zeus rains down thunder and lightning around me.) –PD”