Does Fluoride In Your Water and Toothpaste Make You Fat and Screw With Your Brain?

[Update: I got one comment: “What does this have to with low carb??? Do NOT send this crap. And… I disagree with your logic.”] I am old enough to remember the 60s when crackpots were labeled as such because they thought water fluoridation was some sort of government conspiracy. I don’t consider myself a crackpot, though your…

Fat, Dumb & Happy Day 19: I Screw Up

March 25, 2014 – 222.8 (Continued…) I ate lunch at noon – two ‘sandwiches’ consisting of mortadella between slices of the Kerry Gold Irish Swiss cheese with mustard. Satisfying. Mid afternoon a wave of tiredness made me get more Dunkin Donuts coffee. Late in the afternoon I had perhaps 20 macadamia nuts before leaving work.…

Fat, Dumb & Happy Day 12 & 13

March 21, 2014 – 219.6 What was different than yesterday? Little. Same hectic day. Maybe more tension. Didn’t eat all day. Went out mid afternoon for coffee and to clear my head a bit. Dunkin Donuts had a power outage and I had to make due with Starbucks – not a huge fan of their…

Fat, Dumb & Happy Day 11 – No Bonking

March 20, 2014 – 220.8  On this particular day, I ate nothing until after 8pm. Cream in my coffee was the only thing I had. This wasn’t intentional. It was a combination of busyness, lack of appetite, and stupidity. The authors of “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making…

Fat, Dumb, & Happy Day 10 – Carb Ennui

March 19, 2014 – 221.2 Down 2 pounds. Still in ketosis. Drank wine and ate chocolate – but no peppers and tomatoes. Maybe it’s a fair trade. Another interesting tidbit: my blood glucose went from 132 to 95 without meds (I keep forgetting to take them). Let’s think about this one for a second.  I’ve…

Fat, Dumb & Happy Day 9

March 18, 2014 – 223.2 Feel much better today. Still in ketosis. I’m thinking perhaps the ‘healthy veggies’ in my soup were perhaps not so healthy. I’ve come to distrust almost all general health and nutrition advice  – and the more emphatic the announcements the more I distrust them – and feel very on-my-own to…