For those who can remember that far back, I started this series of book reviews of my favorite 52 books of 2020 way back in January.  I wanted to write one long review of all 52 books, but my wife talked me out of it.  So, I broke the whole thing down into four posts,

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I read a lot of books in 2020, and most of them were pretty good. I trawled through them looking for the ones I got the most out of–either in information or sheer pleasure.  I ended up with, I felt, enough to recommend.  So, I set about putting together a long post detailing all these

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I read Gary Taubes’s new book The Case Against Sugar twice. First I read it in manuscript, then in galley proof. My intention was to write a review of it to be posted around the book’s publication date, but on or just before pub date a dozen other reviews hit the web. Consequently, some of

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OK, my new favorite paleo cookbook arrived in the mail today: Paleo Soups & Stews, the newest offering by Simone Miller of Zenbelly fame, who began her culinary career as a ‘soup line cook’. I’m a huge fan of soup and have quite a collection of low-carb and paleo soups and stews in my own

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Here come the holidays! And with them the mine field that is traditional baked goods. Right now it is the Thanksgiving/Christmas/ Channukah spate of annual feasts of fall and winter, but it could mean ANY feast from Easter to the Fourth of July! For those of us who subscribe to the low-carb or paleo way,

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Recently, I received a review copy of Russ Crandall’s newest paleo offering, called Paleo Take Out: Restaurant Favorites Without the Junk. It was charmingly packaged with a couple of pairs of branded chop sticks and a marketing piece designed to look like a Chinese take-out menu. If you’re a lover of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and

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Well, I would say the new site is 95 percent complete.  The new store is still under construction, but everything else is pretty much ready to go.  I think.  I hope. I pray. The tech guys fiddling with the last few piddly little things asked me if I could quickly whip up a post with few links

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  I just got word that there will be another sale tomorrow of a bunch of low-carb books on Kindle for a mere three bucks apiece. Last time a sale like this came around, I didn’t find out about it and get it up until halfway through the sale, and a lot of people missed

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In Disney’s movie Frozen, Elsa famously asked Anna, ‘Do you wanna build a snowman?’ For me, better lyrics would be ‘Do you wanna build a farm?’ and my answer would be a resounding ‘YES!’ Ever since I read Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, I’ve longed to build my own ‘Polyface’ farm. I dream of happy chickens

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  Just a quick note to give everyone a heads up that the Kindle version of Ash Simmonds’ book Principia Ketogenica is on sale at Amazon.com for a mere 99 cents.  Grab a copy quickly because I don’t know how long this price will last. I purchased the Kindle version as soon as I was alerted

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If you’re looking for that last minute, but perfect gift for the carnivore in your life, here are some of my favorites: (As Amazon Associates we earn a small commission from qualified sales. Thanks!)  Meat: Everything You Need to Know by Pat LaFrieda and Carolyn Carreno Mike got me this one for my birthday and it’s

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In our many years (decades, in fact) of working with patients in the clinic, using nutritional changes as the chief means of helping them to lose weight and solve their weight related/metabolic health issues, we generally recommended people go cold turkey off sugar and starch, which is quite effective. It’s the method we felt worked

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  This review of The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz is the most difficult and demanding I have ever written. It is demanding for a couple of reasons. First, it is psychologically demanding on me because I want to write a review so good it inspires everyone to buy the book immediately and read

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Readers of this blog will know that I love cookbooks and that my overflowing collection of them has long hence exceeded the linear feet of shelves I have in my kitchen, which, while not inconsiderable, were finite. No matter — there’s always floor space! And thus, this Christmas brought a new one that I already

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  I have a last minute holiday gift idea for you if you’ve got anyone in your family or circle of friends who has decided to go Paleo. Or if you have started following the Paleo lifestyle, gift it to yourself. Grab a copy of John Durant’s The Paleo Manifesto and put it under the

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  I used to do these bestseller posts quarterly, but, then again, I used to post a lot more on everything than I have lately.  I had forgotten about these lists until I put out the call for ideas for blog posts.  Many of you warmed my heart by requesting more info on the books

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Ok. So the holiday countdown begins tomorrow with Halloween and it won’t let up until New Year’s Day! What’s a person committed to a low carb or Paleo lifestyle to do? Safely negotiating the dangerous waters of the holiday party and feasting season can be tricky, but as we told our patients for decades, it

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We love to eat in Italy and love the flavors from the savory Parma ham of the north to the creamy mozzarella di bufala of the south; we adore every ‘red, white, and green’ inch of it! So how excited was I to receive a review copy of Sarah Fragosa’s new entry into the ever

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I just discovered that Dr. Norm Robillard’s excellent book on the causes and treatment of heartburn, Fast Tract Digestion Heartburn, is available free on Kindle. I don’t know how long it will remain free, but I wanted to get this post up and out so that anyone who has heartburn or GERD can grab a

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Seems there has been nothing short of a deluge of paleo diet books coming out lately and most of them are quite good, but one came across my desk that I think will prove exceedingly helpful to folks trying to adopt the paleo lifestyle in a modern world. It’s called Practical Paleo and the name

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