Dr. Colin Champ is a radiation oncologist and author of the Caveman Doctor website. He has written and podcasted for several years on nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise. In this post he discusses how the Masai, who are tall, well muscled, attractive people drink blood and eat the organs and leave the ‘scraps’ for the Europeans! I happen to like liver but I was raised by farm folk who gave it to us periodically. High school swimmers, who absorb massive numbers of calories, are not picky eaters so thank goodness they gave me liver.
What gets in the way of your eating the good stuff instead of that wimpy muscle meat or (whew) chicken breast?
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?
We’ve said it before. Most pathologists just won’t eat liver, and most Americans have unfortunately lost the taste. Not PaleoPathologist! I’ve always liked Liver. Below is the Blackeyed Pea Senior portion (watch it out there) with broccoli, spinach, and butter which is going on the broccoli in a moment. The vinegar is for the spinach.
There’s just no doubt that everyone out there is clamoring to know more about what a pathologist does in a cancer hospital! We are definitely not CSI Forensic pathologists, who can figure out by DNA who the perpetrator was before the next commercial break. So as a public service PaleoPathologist, recipient of a 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award by the College of American Pathologists, has decided to describe in excruciating detail my day.
PaleoPathologistMate grew up on a farm in Kentucky. They would hang a ham in the chimney to cure after hog butchering time; she knows her pig. When PaleoPathologist and his two more highly evolved sons-in-law brought home an Elk last year, she pulled out a sausage recipe.
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?
Eating a “nutrient dense” diet sounds terrific. Sign me up. But what does it actually mean? Density in physics is mass per volume. So water is less dense than lead because one cc of water weighs less than one cc of lead. Pretty straightforward. So what are we going to measure for nutrient density?