Live Real. Eat Real.

Random Tuesday Diabetes, Scrambled Eggs, and Nutritional Crisis

Good morning, y’all.

Yes, it is a good morning – I, once again, have exercised GREAT restraint and allowed a teenager live.

That’s number 5.  Where’s my damn medal?

~~~~~~

Remember my young diabetic friend?  He’s started a blog, where he writes about how he manages his condition. (Hint:  it’s NOT by doing what the ADA, AMA, FDA or USDA recommends.  That anecdotal evidence is beginning to pile up, isn’t it?)  Go pay him a visit – he’s a walking, talking, living testament to what a low carb, high fat version of the paleo diet can do to help control diabetes.

~~~~~~

Speaking of not doing what your doctor or some some government agency represented by a three-or-four letter acronym advises, Tom Naughton was recently invited to speak at a conference of the Office of Research Integrity on why more and more people are ignoring doctors, nutritionists and government health agencies and turning to blogs and social media for health and nutrition advice.

The speech, while only 21 minutes long, is informative, amusing and a great big slap in the face of an establishment that still would have us believe that a diet consisting of 45% to 65% carbohydrate (half of them refined), along with increasing doses of medication, is the optimal treatment for diabetics.  Please take time to watch it.

~~~~~~

Either later this week or early next week I’ll be reviewing a new paleo cookbook for kids, titled Eat Like A Dinosaur.  While I’m waiting to review the book fully (The G Man is coming over this evening and I’m going to cook 2 or 3 recipes from the book), one of the things that impresses me about it is that it encourages parents and kids to get them involved in the preparation of their food.  I forget where I read it (or perhaps I saw it in one of the many “real food” documentaries we’ve watched over the last few months), but kids are much more likely to eat a wider variety of foods if they are involved in the preparation of them.

But don’t take my word for it – listen to Nico.  He’ll tell – and show! – you that He Likes Cooking.

~~~~~~

That’s about all I have for you today, so go – visit Stacy and the other RTT bloggers while I drink another vat of coffee.  *yawn*


10 comments

VandyJ says:

Both my boys like to get involved in the kitchen. Turbo made his eggs this morning and then actually ate them in a reasonable amount of time, instead of constant reminders and prompts to finish eating.

Ooh, a paleo book for kids? I must look into that!

Jan says:

I thought about you the minute they offered me the book for review.

chuck says:

That is great about your friend. I thought about doing a post about creating a paleo tree. Appears you have created your one of your own.

Jan says:

Chuck, do the post. A tree has many branches; so far, mine has…two. Three at the most, if you include The Young One.

chuck says:

i have about 8-10. it is not for lack of trying though. i have toned down my proselytizing in the last year or so because i sensed i was becoming an annoying jack ass. i talk about it a lot less. by now, most people know where i stand on things.

In California we believe in yoga, weed, and growing our own vegetables in organic soil.

Just kidding.

Maybe.

The simple fact that the cookbook has ‘dinosaur’ in the title would have Princess Nagger jonesin’ to get it. She loves helping out in the kitchen, and her favorite thing to make right now is scrambled eggs all by herself. That Nico video totally cracked me up!

Gretchen says:

That Nico video made me so nervous I had to turn it off! I’m afraid that that’s the very reason that Jude doesn’t cook much, I think I’m too controlling and want everything “done right”. I kept wanting to just scream “NO, NO, NO!” to that little Nico kid and do it for him. Not fun, right? I need to loosen up.

Be says:

You should get the medal of valor. I couldn’t believe the Young One didn’t get at least back-handed yesterday. But don’t count the chickens yet – he’s STILL a teenager!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 





From the blog

  • Random Tuesday W.T.F.

    I am going to dispense with the usual pleasantries that normally accompany Random Tuesday Thoughts and keep this entry brief, for reasons that will …


  • Lamb Dirty Rice

    I can’t begin to tell you what compelled me to make dirty rice for Sunday brunch and serve it with Sous Vide pork belly …


  • Scallops with Meyer Lemon Pan Sauce

    As foretold yesterday, I have a scallop/Meyer lemon recipe today. Huzzah! You know, all those people who unsubscribed because I’m “no longer relevant,” what …




Archives