A Body Sculpted by History

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    Caveman Doctor was recently eating some liver that he acquired in a hunt.  Ok, he bought it from a local farmer whose cows roam the land eating grass, and he avoids the use of pesticides and antibiotics, but close enough.  During the feast with his fellow caveman, Roger, they were discussing the diet […]

Salt: Collateral Damage in the War on Fat

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Caveman Doctor recently came upon a giant piece of pink rock salt while scaling the Himalayas.  While trading salt normally gets him some decent meat for his family, the pink stuff will likely get him a prized cut of some fatty mammoth meat.  Salt is a prized possession as it is well known to be […]

Like a Kid in a Candy Shop: Know Thyself

    Caveman Doctor listened to his last conventional wisdom talk from a nutritionist this week.  He thought this one might be different, as it was titled “Low Carbohydrate, High Protein Diets.”  Using his sense of smell fine-tuned by years of hunting for prey, he could smell the conventional “wisdom” pouring out of this talk […]

New JAMA Article Supports the Metabolic Advantage of Low-Carb Diets

  Effects of Dietary Composition on Energy Expenditure During Weight-Loss Maintenance     Is a Calorie a Calorie in Our Body? The Journal of the American Medical Association published an important study today further assessing the “calorie is a calorie” dictum of the dieting world.  As there are three main controversies in this world: politics, […]

Overweight or Obese? Maybe it’s not just you

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Caveman Doctor was recently arguing with another physician about the cause of the obesity epidemic.  Caveman Doctor was trying to explain that people are “eating too many carbohydrates and modern/processed foods”, while the other doctor was falling back on the typical conventional wisdom.  He kept saying things like it’s all about calories in (what we […]

Checking Your Oil: The Definitive Guide to Cooking with Fat

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  Caveman Doctor posted several weeks ago on the “internet” (whatever that is) about these so called “healthy” vegetable oils.  Since then, he has received many emails asking which oils and fats are best to cook with.  He also received many comments regarding grass-fed butter and if he is scared to eat this “dangerous” saturated […]

Omega-3 Fats and Your Health

The benefits of consuming foods high in omega-3s and limiting those with omega-6s is a hot topic these days.  A lot of this talk is focused on how the good fat, omega-3, is beneficial.  However, this has been indirectly known for quite some time, as nearly 2,000 years ago Galen used fish for both nutrition […]

Not So Fast: The Potential Negatives of Intermittent Fasting

  Michael Ristow, Hormesis, and Do We Even Need to Fast if we are Low-Carb?   Caveman Doctor has recently received many emails (whatever an email is) from readers asking about intermittent fasting. From information online, you would think that intermittent fasting is the key to heal all health ailments. Also, fasting for those of […]

Bariatric Surgery vs. Medical Therapy in Diabetes

  Yesterday, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published two important and revolutionary studies examining the surgical management of diabetic patients.  Both studies compared bariatric surgery with conventional medical treatment of diabetes in obese patients.  As the NEJM often does with important studies, an editorial followed.  These significant studies showed some dramatic results in […]

Crisco, Trans-Fats, and Revisiting Vegetable Oils

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Since his post on vegetable oils, Caveman Doctor has received many emails (whatever an email is) asking about trans-fats, how they are made, and why they are bad for our health.  As the vegetable oil article was merely an introduction, some readers also asked for some more information on their health effects.  This article will […]

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