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!
PaleoPathologist is fortunate enough to go with Incredible Wife (IW) and a mix of daughters, sons in law, grandsons, parents, etc. to a beach trip each summer. Sometimes it is Holden Beach, North Carolina, this summer it was La Jolla, CA. The picture of course is totally candid, unposed, and naturally I was breathing in a totally relaxed and easy manner...
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?
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.
The Paleo Community loves their bone broth. It is said to be chock full of good vitamins, minerals, and various joint-building compounds like glucosamine, collagen, etc. One book I read (Deep Nutrition) says that cooking bones is one of the “four pillars” of traditional nutrition. PaleoPathologist is a bit, shall we say, ADD about cooking and has always had difficulty managing a crock pot recipe. Imagine the joy when this pressure cooker bone broth recipe crossed the old computer screen!
So in the old pressure cooker went a beef soup bone from King Soopers grocery, probably about the size of a large fist, soon joined by a slab of Elk ribs. Also there is a “bone bag” in the freezer for the bones from chicken–often PaleoPathMate brings home roasted chickens and after gnawing the bones, in the bag they go. Then PaleoPathologist just sort of “hunter gathered” in the produce drawer and came up with a couple of green onions and some celery (stalks and leaves) to throw in along with a tablespoon of vinegar to leach some of the good stuff out of the bones along with a tablespoon of salt and an experiment, half a tablespoon of Thai Fish Sauce. PaleoPathMate had some in the pantry; amazing how well she keeps us fed!
Britta filter water filled the pressure cooker to about 2/3 full, and then high heat until it starts to jiggle on top, turned it down and pressure cooked for an hour. Man it is smelling good, rich, nourishing, and did I say good?
Done now, it is in the refrigerator after being strained. The meat that was on the bones is OK, sort of washed out tasting, but the broth is really good and rich. Might add more salt next time…let’s see, a tablespoon of salt is about three teaspoons, and my Knorr broth has about 800 mg of sodium in a cup. A teaspoon of salt has 2.3 gm of sodium. So maybe a tablespoon and a half next time?
PaleoPathologist is learning that it not only is ethically incumbent on him to use the whole animal if he kills it, but also it is healthier. Do you have a favorite bone broth? Does the thought of it bother you?
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?