The Porcelain Doll Diet

To start, I’m going to rip off and build on an analogy from Nicholas Nassim Taleb’s book Antifragile. You’ve got three packages being shipped out to you. Package #1 has a porcelain doll inside, and on the box it says “Handle with care”. It should be handled with care, or the poor thing will shatter into … Continue reading

Diets of Exclusion

Gary Taubes, Ray Peat, and Dean Ornish walk into a restaurant. Taubes – “I’ll have a 18oz steak fried in butter, and a glass of water.” Peat – “I’ll have a 6oz steak, and a coffee with 8 pounds of sugar in it. Also, bring me the dessert menu.” Ornish – “I’ll have 150kcal of … Continue reading