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July 9, 2021

If dairy is so healthy, then why do so many people have trouble digesting it?

Milk and cheese are two of the healthiest fast foods I know. But many people are lactose intolerant, have milk allergies, or other reasons that dairy gives them trouble.  A sad thing, because dairy is the ultimate healthy fast food. I recently composed a post (complete with video) explaining why we develop allergies to processed food proteins. If you are allergic to the protein in cow's milk, you probably developed the allergy-inducing antibody due to ongoing intestinal inflammation from eating a pro-inflammatory diet. This is not to say that cow’s milk protein is uniquely bad, just that it is often included in…

Dairy Pale?
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January 10, 2012

Is dairy paleo? Revising history with new persectives on flocks of goats, femur bones and feckless nutritionism

A few decades ago, people of Paleo were universally against dairy. Today, the attitude towards dairy is undergoing a transformation. Still, the official word on dairy is a luke-warm maybe rather than the resounding yes I think it deserves to be. I believe many of us can add dairy into our diet not just for good health, but also to more accurately reproduce a true Paleolithic era diet.
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September 6, 2010

Iceland’s Genetic Secrets

Inbreeding is supposed to be a bad thing. That's why researchers were startled to discover the extent of inbreeding evident among residents of the orderly and not-exactly-lascivious Island nation of Iceland.
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