Thursday, August 11, 2011

Avoid Poisonous Soy

Been promising a few people that I'd provide a bit of info on the dangers of soy, especially in an unfermented format.

Googling "dangers of soy" brings up too many links to even scan my eyes over, but fortunately the very reputable and respected Dr. Mercola has weighed in on the issue. My less informed opinion is that we should go back to thinking of soybeans as a useful legume for crop rotation for its ability to fix nitrogen, and soybean oil as a useful ingredient in industrial chemicals and paints.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Kool Aid

Okay, obviously I'm not about to advocate Kool Aid or soda or any other sugar-laden death juices. Just happened to find a guy who drinks the stuff from the same metaphorical cup as I do. But maybe you'll listen to him because he's a doctor. Or maybe your know-it-all aunt will listen to him because he's a doctor. Or so he claims. I don't really know. I'm just trying to help someone or someones here.

Here's the link (a co-worker forwarded it to me)

It looks suspiciously like a book report on Good Calories, Bad Calories. Which is basically what Gary Taubes's new book, Why We Get Fat is. Which is great, because most peoples' grandmas aren't about to work their way through GCBC from start to finish. In either case, I recommend both the website and the book to your grandmas and uncles. Or your dad.

On other fronts, I'm back from vacation. I put on a few pounds through force-feeding myself delicious treats and forced sloth. I normally wouldn't, but I got several months' supply of vitamin D.

I'm thinking it's time to take some advice from one of the forefathers of the modern primal/paleo/whatever movement, Art DeVany and try to spend more time doing as little as possible. Which means I have to stop pushing myself to accomplish everything to the point that I feel like I'm rushed from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed. I'll post my results as we go.