February 2014

Paleodrama: Why I stopped posting on my blog highlighting pseudoscience and bigotry in the paleo community

I occasionally get comments here with the insinuation that I stopped posting on paleodrama because I "lost" or realized "boys will be boys." I didn't stop posting, though I rarely post there now. For the uninitiated, paleodrama was created to highlight incidents of sexism and other bigotry in the "paleo" community, as well as the most obvious examples of pseudoscience.

Ancient Wheat for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

It's great to see so many interesting papers exploring the role of wheat in various common digestive issues. The last interesting paper I wrote about explored the role of FODMAPs in wheat in causing digestive problems sometimes called "gluten sensitivity." A new paperEffect of Triticum turgidum subsp.

Chicagoist Pieces

I did a stint as a guest writer at Chicagoist and wrote a couple of pieces. Most might be kind of boring if you don't live in Chicago, but there are a couple that are of more general interest. 

Supplement Goals Reference Guide

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Examine.Com
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I don't take many supplements, but when I do, refer to Examine.com's great scientific information which they do an amazing job of making useful and readable.

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2014 Upgrade

It's here. After over a year of procrastinating I finally hit the trigger. Along the way I finally figured out one of the main reasons I procrastinate: perfectionism. I figure if I can't do something perfectly, it's not even worth doing. If I had kept to that path, I wouldn't be writing this. I forced myself to stop while I was working and think about whether or not it was really worth it to do what I was doing. To ask whether it's really truly completely necessary. Much of the time it wasn't. I let good enough be good enough. And I can always add things to the site later.

Start Here

Welcome to version 2.0 of HuntGatherLove. I started this site four years ago as a place for my thoughts about food and diet. Turns out my views have evolved quite a lot since then and this page has gone through several versions. I used to recommend a lot of diet books, overlooking some of the huge flaws in them because I felt that overall their message was positive. But the more time I spent in the health and diet community, the more I realized that those flaws end up acting like a virus, spreading stealthily through the internet with their flaws increasingly magnified.

Paleofantasy

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Marlene Zuk
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Though much maligned in the paleo diet community, this is a book you should give a chance. A great primer on evolutionary biology and a caution against making too much of paleolithic "just so" stories.
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The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria

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Ferran Adrià
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Ferran Adrià is a chef known more for molecular gastronomy than home cooking, but these meals for the kitchen staff and simple and delicious, using very basic health ingredients. Rich series of photographs illustrate each step in the recipe.
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The Taste of Country Cooking

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Edna Lewis
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This cookbook is as fun to read as it is to cook from, Edna's writing takes you back to her family's farm life in Virginia before cooking locally and seasonally was cool.

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