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*