You gotta know they go for the “offal.” Here is a photo to prove it. Liver? Full of vitamins (B12, folate, B6.) Full of iron. It’s a meaty vitamin pill. Brains? Huge amounts of omega three fats. (go to the bottom to the fat section.) PaleoPathologist is a big liver eater. I’ve done brains a few times; once had Brains and Eggs at a little diner in Durham, NC and had some sheep brains in Thailand.
So, what do you think? Why do you or don’t you eat liver, heart, or kidney?
Jimmy Moore is well known in the Low Carb community and fairly well known in the Paleo group as well. He is a real success story, having lost 180 lbs on the Atkins diet ten years ago. (That’s more than PaleoPathologist weighs, total!) Jimmy has quite an empire around “Livin La Vida Low Carb” with podcasts, forums, a useful blog, a Low Carb Cruise, all kinds of things. There is a good intro to Low Carbing that covers a lot of useful details (as I’ve said many times, you don’t do Low Carb by just axing flour and sugar!) He has also written a couple of books, Cholesterol Clarity and Keto Clarity, with a co-author, Eric Westman, who is an internal medicine professor at Duke. PaleoPathologist was a student there and the Internal Medicine professors were very smart people. I sent my story in to Jimmy (it’s on about page 172 of Keto Clarity) and he invited me to come on his Low Carb Conversations show. What a blast–he is well informed but a kind and generous host. Listen here!
Here is a nice recipe for making bacon, in the oven. PaleoPathologist and family sometimes get together for breakfast or brunch, or at the beach like last week, and we like our bacon and eggs. While frying bacon is a nice craft, when you need ten strips the oven method is terrific. I’ve not tried the pinching up little peaks thing, and we’ve always used foil rather than parchment paper. Sounds like a fun experiment. Don’t forget to pour off the grease into an empty coconut oil screwtop jar and save that good pigfat for cooking!
PaleoPathologist was at Whole Foods La Jolla and asked for a 16 oz Americano with cream. Ha. People still think that fat is bad for you, the product of decades of bad science and bad government. I told the Barista that natural fats are not bad for you and he gave me the Martian look of disbelief. I said, “No, really, the newest science says good fat is good for you.” “Well, dude, we have some half and half over there with the skim milk.” I’m tempted to ask, although it would do NO good, why they don’t put out some heavy cream with the skim milk and then people could put half milk and half cream if they wanted to! Butter, cream!
PrimevalGeoPhysicist, PaleoPathologist, and PrimalProgrammer captured a few years back at Tribal Rite celebrating 50th Birthday of PrimevalGeoPhysicist. PrimalProgrammer wrote recently with a question:
First I’d like to find out: What is a “Paleo” Diet?
I haven’t really read up on it. Is it wandering through forests, picking up walnuts and strawberries off the bushes, hunting for food, and having a great time with the guys and fermented honey booze back at the caves? (I’m visualizing the starting part of 2001: A Space Odyssey here.)
What’s new about the PaleoDiet, especially compared to Atkins / South Beach high protein, very low carb diets?
The Atkins folks sent around an Email newsletter listing the “top ten mistakes” people make doing Atkins. While some members of some Paleo Tribes might squawk with disdain, there is like not a nickel’s worth of difference between most Paleo diets and properly done Atkins. So how can you screw up?
Argh! Hobbit Feet? Quick, we need a PaleoPodiatrist…
PaleoPathDaughter and PaleoPathologist spent some time in the kitchen this afternoon. We began about 4:30 and sat down to eat at 6:15 after preparing deliciousness for tonight and for the coming week. Breakfast is done for the week except for two minutes in the paleolithic microwave and four minutes of coffee brewing in the French Press. All low carb, all terrific.