How the carnivore Mongols conquered the World

At one point in history, the Mongol Empire was so vast that it stretched from Europe to the Yellow Sea. It was one of the biggest empires in history, and it was created by tribes of essentially carnivore tribesmen. “A Mongol will eat more than 10 pounds of meat at one sitting”, wrote Weston A. Price, “but some have been known to devour an average-sized sheep in 24 hours…although he can live for days without food, yet, when once he gets it, he will eat enough for seven.” Being nomadic tribes, the diet of Mongols consisted almost exclusively of meat and fermented dairy, allowing them to ride horses for days… Read More

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How to make billions with a evidence-free drug

Jerome Burn, a long time health journalist, writes: “Over two million prescriptions were written for the cholesterol lowering drug ezetimibe in 2011, even though there is no evidence that it does anything to reduce the risk of heart disease, which is (surely) the only reason you would take it… “It’s been available on the NHS for ten years and in 2011 taxpayers spent 71 million pounds on those prescriptions. Worldwide sales are about two billion annually. “It’s topical because last month the makers Merck paid out 688 million dollars to settle claims in America that it had defrauded shareholders by withholding the results of a negative trial in 2008. “The… Read More

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Eat meat, save the world

The vegan movement is pushing harder and harder for everyone to embrace their vision of the world, and one of their key points is that only a plant based diet could be sustainable for our overpopulated planet. But is it true? Nor really, not even close, as the brilliant documentary The magic pill and other showed in easy understandable terms. In this video, Ketogeek interviews Steve Gabriel on Silvopasture about how to grow healthy meat while building stable ecological systems and reversing climate change at the same time. VIDEO

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Dr. Shawn Baker: creating a community of carnivores

I love vegetables. A mixed green leaves salad with thinly sliced red onion, a few cherry tomato, kalamata olives, seasoned with extra virgin olive oil and a dash of apple cider vinegar is the perfect complement of a juicy steak. But I have to admit it: it doesn’t agree with me as much as meat. I can easily eat one kilogram of beef and feel great after the meal (well, after my usual espresso, I’m still a wog at heart…), but if I have more than a little bit of veggies I feel bloated. Nothing major, of course, not comparable to the sleepy feeling you have after eating carbs, but… Read More

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Washington Times: carbohydrates are killing us

Finally on a mainstream media: carbohydrates are killing us. Most recent articles on newspapers started to demonize sugar, but blaming all the obesity and metabolic disorders epidemic just on sugar is misleading. This article, written by a cardiologist, put everything in perspective and shows how is grains (even “whole” grains) that clog our arteries and not fat.

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Fasting and over training could stall your weight loss

I get it, you want to lose those kilograms in excess as soon as possible, you’ve read a lot of articles and blogs about keto and low carb diet, and you are keen to experiment with fasting. It’s all good, but – as always – the devil is in the details. If you put on weight for the last 10 years, it’s not reasonable to expect to lose them in a few weeks. I’m not saying you can’t (actually many people have had spectacular results with a properly done keto diet), I’m just saying “do not exaggerate”. Skipping a meal seems an easy way to reduce calories and accelerate your… Read More

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The biggest keto mistake you can make

One of the most common cause of failure when starting a keto diet is the lack of electrolytes. Keto flu, headache, weakness, light headedness, all are mostly do to not getting enough electrolytes. But why this happens? First of all, in the last two decades the mainstream message from health authorities was to reduce salt intake, and most people use it very sparingly on their food. Eating keto means avoiding most industrially processed food, that is usually very rich in sodium, but also you have to keep in mind that while in ketosis your body doesn’t retain as much water as on a high carb diet. Expelling more water means… Read More

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Alzheimer’s disease is type 3 diabetes

For years drug companies have tried to find a cure for Alzheimer disease, without any success. The problem is, Alzheimer is a neurodegenerative disease and is the leading cause of dementia, but all the researches to find a medication that either could slow or stop neuronal damage failed. But in the last couple of decades, a strong body of evidence about the causes of Alzheimer started to emerge, and it seems that it could be much more effective to prevent it than to cure it. A growing number of studies point toward insulin deficiency and insulin resistance as mediators of Alzheimer neurodegeneration, and scientists started to wonder if the disease… Read More

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Religion and food: a marriage made in hell

What you think it would happen if the religious believes of a church would influence the Australian dietary guidelines? Well, that’s exactly what the Seventh-day Adventist church is doing, bending science to their goal: no meat for anyone. The Seventh-day Adventist church promotes a vegetarian/vegan diet, and that’s fine, other religions have similar dogmas, like not eating some kind of meat for Muslims and fasting at Ramadan, not eating meat on Fridays for the Catholics, not eating seafood without scales or mixing dairy and meat together for Jews. The problems start when a religious beliefs is pushed (through Seventh-day Adventist church Food Industry arm supports Sanitarium) and becomes part of… Read More

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