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Make Every Bite Count
At one time I used this blog to explore and support the theory and practice of modernized, flesh-based paleo and low-carb diets.
Now I use it to explore and present the evidence and values that support the practice of a whole foods plant-based diet as a way to enhance your physical, mental, ethical, and spiritual potential.
It now includes many posts offering a critical evaluation of some of the central tenets of paleo, low-carb, and Weston A Price Foundation belief systems, and an exploration of other topics of prime importance to humans in these times of escalating medical, social, ethical, and ecological challenges.
If you want to know why I made the change, you will find plenty of food for thought on the pages I have written here since early 2011, particularly since my Farewell To Paleo post on June 14 of 2011.
I am a member of MENSA who has not always made smart choices. I have a master's degree in philosophy, and do my best to pursue truth and virtue. I have made mistakes in public, and have not been afraid to admit it. I believe that if I'm not making mistakes, I'm not learning or growing or living fully. Like Thoreau, I believe that "life is an experiment to a great extent untried," and that a philosopher should show by example a better way of life, not just spout doctrines and arguments. I value freedom and abhor slavery. I have a master's degree in Oriental medicine and the course work equivalent of a bachelor's degree in nutrition. I seek health, fitness, and longevity through self-discipline in physical training and food. In short, I practice macrobiotics: philosophy, freedom, fitness, and food. Hopefully others can learn from my successes and my mistakes.
I offer plant-based and Chinese medical nutrition and herbal medicine consultations. Get your questions answered about natural foods, techniques, nutrition analysis, strength training, post-exercise nutrition, fasting, herbal medicine, and how to tailor plant-based nutrition to your particular circumstances.
Consultation by email or phone costs $45 for one-half hour, $80 for a full hour. Email me at Don@barefoot-acupuncture.com or via Facebook to set one up.