Read it and consider:
Are you open to trying The Quilt's life plan?
"A VLCer will always look average, but will a decent lifespans but they will never see optimal either. What is the name of my website? OPTIMAL LIFE, not the sub-optimal one. I am telling you Optimal is better than any paleo template any blogger has come up with. I no longer want our species to be mediocre. We have an A available to us today, so I suggest you begin to reject a B, C, or a D now."
EDIT So I'm now reading that Kruse may be suggesting that this stuff might make a person resistant to MRSA. Bonus Question: Are you receptive to the idea that the HOLY TRINITY might make you resistant to MRSA?
Drinks malbec from a box, sits in a tub full of ice, loads up on Tim Ferris and catches up on Robin Sharma tweets, stands back in amazment at the truth that unfolds!!!
Shall I genuflect? Cross myself? Anoint myself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka? I am not worthy! Oh Dear GROK why oh why did Oprah go off the air? WTF people? Really Brent Pottenger? Really Sean? Really MARK SISSON??? REALLY???
Jumping J on a pogo stick! People, if this is the face YOU want plastered to Paleo - then vote my shit down! Otherwise please be more vocal about your distaste. AHS is going to be a sham because of this guy alone. ALONE!
For the time being I rename Paleo to the Biologically Sound Diet (B.S. protocol for short). A moving target cannot be taken easily. Let's pull chalks! Run! Run while you still can!!!!
Do I have to understand it first? :)
I may have misread something....It was a very long post and I'm prone to skimming. Anyhow, I see nothing wrong with two out of three. Keto paleo diet outside of very warm weather and working on our cold adaptation. I mean these aren't really all that controversial as far as I can tell until you throw in his theorizing on "why". And its simply his hypothesis .....so on and on.
In terms of what it is....well as a prescription it is likely less dangerous than an over the counter NSAID, so if I'm looking at risk/benefit it doesn't bother me.
Oh boy! I must think diagonally if he thinks vertically and horizontally! I think he needs to read one more book before he posts again: Strunk and White's The Elements of Style
But really the HCG thing kinda scares me and seems totally against all 'paleo' principles.
I hope he has the sense to take it down. It's embarrassing really.
Does anyone know how old Jack is? Healthgrades says 46. Can't be.
Being of Indian origin, I am very into this post. Here are things I'm going to directly implement into my way of life:
Obtain synethetic leptin, turn into Superman
"Do you really want to know why synthetic leptin was buried from development for sale? My opinion is they knew exactly what they were doing. Why would you need Amgen if you could cure all neolithic disease, including cancer and diabetes?"
Drop my theories, piecemeal, onto internet forums
"I went to another site (PH) and started dropping some of the theory in piecemeal fashion. That was not a good idea either, because dogma is hard to let go for anyone."
Embrace the quantum effect of cold
"The cold uses a “quantum effect” brought about by a heightened receptor binding affinity which supra-sensitizes all receptors to all hormones levels. It makes us have supra-human abilities. Those abilities are seen in Sherpa’s, Lance Armstrong, and Michael Phelps."
Really though, this post does inspire me to do a few things. One is that I want to read more about physics. Physics is fascinating, but not so much as it relates to the electrons in my diet but rather to the universe and matter in general. I want to forward Kruse's post to a clever physics professor I know, but I have to make sure to attach a disclaimer that I in no way affiliate with this "paleo" thing that Kruse is mentioning. Another is that I need to read more about the Indian subcontinent. Not necessarily about how Sherpas dominate southern Indians because of their cold adaptation (?) but rather the vast amount of history that I missed going through the American schools system.
I want to sleep on it and I don't mean that sarcastically. I think I'll need to read-sleep a few times before I decided to what degree I agree or disagree.
I'll say this. I may be more open to such ideas right now because the shift from IF (intermittent fasting) to ADF (alternate day fasting) is causing seemingly profound changes in how my body feels and reacts so I KNOW there is always the possibility of learning new things--things that are new to us but have been there forever.
If I am experiencing how fabulously my body responds to a 40-hour fast, how can I casually dismiss someone else's experiences with cold and diet?
So right now I'm thinking and considering and not ready to pronounce judgement of any kind.
TUESDAY UPDATE: Okay, after a good night's sleep (at moderate temp, Bea :-)) I am going to read the MDA thread including anecdotal reports of those trying Dr Kruse's protocol but I am going to continue on ADF. . One, I absolutely hate cold and didn't last 2 minutes with an ice pack when I wrecked my ankle. Two, good things are happening on ADF and it deserves the full 8 week action period. I watched a recent Hidden Planet segment in which a reporter visited with the Hazda, a traditional hunter/gatherer tribe in Africa. He accompanied them on a hunt--there was no pancake breakfast and they hiked 2 hours without water bottles. The hunt failed and they had to hike back. The reporter asked what they would do and they told him when the hunt fails they dig tubers and gather fruit. So, as we often speculate on PH, fasting is a natural human condition and while meat is primary carbs will do in a pinch.
Go ahead and yell at me but I don't think this use of cold is a crackpot idea. I may call it impractical, I'm unlikely to try it myself, but I won't call it crackpot. If it had been introduced by Mark Sission in his style I think many people would be thinking--not necessarily acting, but definitely thinking. It's no more radical than ADF in my mind.
I like Dr. Kruse. He's always calm, polite. He doesn't really care people call him a quack or laugh with his ideas. Sometimes I wonder if he's just trying to get his name out there, trying to get popular. And quotes like these :
My brain thinks horizontally and vertically. Most people work in the vertical dimension because of how we are taught to think in schools in modern times. This method of education leads physicians, scientists, and most of the world to a habit or thinking reductively about all things. We all need to rethink how we think about all things, as I spoke about today with Sean in my talk. I was not born with this ability to think horizontally or vertically. I taught myself how to do it as a kid, when I learned about how Einstein, DaVinci, and Michelangelo thought.
don't help. That's narcissism. I've always believed that a narcissi won't get far, since he only think about himself. Still, he continues with some nice quotes. A quote from his mother :
She told me that life begins at the edge of our comfort zone but too often our fears keep us from going there.
And about his childhood :
We had to rely on others to survive and they made sure we knew about it in many subtle ways. Even as a kid I felt that and it was uneasy.
I gotta say I thought I wouldn't be able to go through the article, but this intrigued me. Dr. Kruse is clearly talking about his childhood, so I considered this a great chance to understand the man better. So I continued reading :
She told me back then, that if I wanted to change my lot in life I had to learn things and begin to create my own reality. I can hear her saying it as I type these words with tears in my eyes. It was the greatest gift my mother ever gave to me. I am sad that I never told her that before she died recently. I am also sad that she never saw the true power of that lesson unleashed. Ironically, what I uncovered here, might have allowed her to do just that, if I would have begun it sooner. That is a regret I will have to live with. I am hoping to close that wound by sharing it with all of you now.
You can say what you want about Dr. Kruse, but this quote is beautiful. I asked myself again "is he for real, or is he just messing with us". Similar thing happened to me : my aunt died 2 years ago (suicide). I loved her, and when I heard what she ate (2 sandwiches a day, no food containing zinc or other important minerals), I got a bit unwell too.
I was a shell of a person, and did not represent what I wanted to be. I was a mediocre specimen of a human.
There is clearly a problem with Dr. Kruse that he needs to solve : I think he's blinded by his own success, like so many people. Like durianrider, the raw vegan that can't shut his mouth about his diet. Like his friend Freelea, that shows off her body whenever she can. That's dangerous. That's how people fall into the 30-bananas-a-day trap and get depressed and ill. And if Jack thinks the same way about his diet, similar things can happen. I'm glad PaleoHacks is different, as we have things like "safe starches". Jack Kruse says "there is no such thing as a safe starch". So I hope people will be able to tell for themselves what makes sense and what doesn't.
And then he goes on about his magical findings, about monks and cold. He is not very clear about what science articles he read, what his findings were exactly, ... It sounds something like "sherpa's are superhumans and the eat ketogenic but they also live in the cold so this is he solution to everything : eat ketogenic and stay in the cold". Yeah, that's a lot of fun. I've done that. I did lose weight, but I didn't need to. My skin got inflamed. I had to stop eating eggs, but that didn't solve everything. So saying something like :
Every time I tried to disprove what I had found…….I lost. This implied I found something huge.
sounds like total crap to me. You're a scientist, but you say : because I tested it three times and found out the theory is still true, it must be the solution to everything. Dr. Kruse, you might be on to something, but this is not a smart way to tell it to the world. You sound just like me on my vegan days when I said : "of course, the theory of alkalinity explains everything"! If you're really a scientist, and you were on to something, you would have waited until you'd be absolutely sure. You would be patient and test, test, test, ... Again, I ask myself : "is he serious, or is he just trying to get us pissed so he gets more website views"?
So, I went to another site (PH) and started dropping some of the theory in piecemeal fashion. That was not a good idea either, because dogma is hard to let go for anyone.
Wait, are you saying PaleoHacks is dogmatic??? If we were, we would quote Loren Cordain all the time. Instead, we quote Dr. Kurt Harris, Dr. Paul Jaminet. and Dr. Stephan Guyenet : they defend starches, they started things like food rewards, ... Stephan Guyenet even defended sugar recently. If anyone is dogmatic here, it's you, Dr. Kruse.
I continued reading the rest. But the more I read, the more it looks made-up with some random scientific words thrown in. I won't reject (yet) what he says :
If you do not buy it now, you might pay a steep price later.
I can't tell you if he's right or wrong (or both). But I can tell you this : if he's right, he just got lucky.
Dr. Kruse, your organization sucks. Your article is a big mess. If you really believe your theory is revolutionary, then pay someone to write it down for you. Don't rush into things, be patient and write everything down using titles, subtitles, images, ... : this will make reading easier, and people might actually take you seriously.
I would like you to explain to me why my sleep got worse on a ketogenic diet, also.
go take a $290 test to test your telomeres and prove to yourself that I am wrong
The fact you put the price of the test in the same phrase means you're afraid of people that would actually do this. I hope some people will do this!
During the whole article you act as if your theory is amazing and awesome, but honestly : after reading that whole thing, I still don't even know what your theory is. What? Do I have to go swimming in lakes during the winter now? Or immigrate to the himalayas and eat way less? I don't know about you, but I'd rather live 75 years while eating until satisfaction, than spend 100 years in a cold tub while eating 2 small steaks a day.
Let's not tailor weight loss to individuals and their unique pathologies and physiology, let's instead combine the most violent, harsh weigh loss strategies into a single protocol that may be harsh as hell on the body but sure will cause weight loss. Because that's what life is really about, right? It's about not being heavy. Well being be damned!