Birthday Surprise!

Every straight off in addition to then, the universe does something awesome for you lot when you lot to the lowest degree await it. It’s e'er squeamish when the universe does awesome things, but it’s fifty-fifty nicer when you’re non expecting them. So imagine my surprise when today—my birthday, no less—just such a squeamish affair happened.

What was it?

Jimmy Moore mentioned THIS BLOG inwards his gyre telephone telephone of new low-carb blogs & websites for July 2013. Every month, he lists a bunch of up-and-coming sites dedicated to the philosophies of low-carb, Paleo, Primal, Weston A. Price, in addition to only patch real food. Jimmy has acquire a fighting of a controversial figure inwards the “nutrition celebrity” circles these days, but I’m firmly inwards the campsite of fans. He’s ruffled some feathers hither in addition to there, but I challenge you lot to discovery somebody with his visibility, who’s been blogging in addition to podcasting every bit long every bit he has, who hasn’t.

I’ve been a huge fan of Jimmy for years. He has done to a greater extent than than in all likelihood anyone to spread the message of low-carb nutrition, which helped him journeying his way from a medication–riddled 410 pounds downwardly to a leaner physique in addition to first-class health. Along the way, he’s interviewed every large shout out inwards nutrition, health, in addition to fitness. (His podcasts’ invitee lists read similar the ultimate who’s who in addition to crème-de-la-crème of all these fields.) His transformation reminds me of my own: he started low-carbing for weight loss, but with reading everything he could acquire his hands on in addition to talking to some seriously heavy-hitting experts (no pun intended, hehheh), he’s taken a bigger involvement inwards nutrient character in addition to nutrient density, buying to a greater extent than of his nutrient from local farms, in addition to supporting farmers who heighten their animals on pasture in addition to feed them diets that are species-appropriate. (Hint: cows are supposed to consume grass, non corn & soybeans. Also: chickens are non vegetarians!) Jimmy has spent the terminal 7 years providing insane amounts of data for free -- and non only most weight loss, but most take in health, diabetes, Alzheimer's, autoimmune conditions, psychological health, in addition to only most everything else you lot tin terminate imagine related to how our wacky modern diets impact our bodies in addition to minds. (Okay, thus I wasn't 410 pounds, in addition to I'm attempting to brand a living every bit a nutritionist, but the residue of it is pretty similar!)

I’d been planning to electronic mail Jimmy to inquire if he would include my site inwards a time to come monthly weblog roundup, but I hadn’t gotten around to it. So I was thrilled to encounter that somebody trounce me to it! And the best part? I don’t fifty-fifty know who it was! H5N1 lovely, wonderful, in addition to plainly brilliant anonymous angel must’ve sent Jimmy my URL. (At least, that’s what I assume happened. Maybe Jimmy has some sort of automatic search that scours the interwebz for sites that talk most saturated fatty inwards a positive light, or conduct maintain recipes where the principal element is butter. But I conduct to believe it was some really kindhearted soul out at that spot somewhere who knew that my soul needed a picayune to a greater extent than sunlight in addition to H2O than I’ve been giving it lately. And boy, did seeing my site on Jimmy’s listing today check that bill! So thank you, Mister or Miss Stranger. Feel gratis to contact me in addition to discover yourself if you lot thus desire. But if not, delight know that I am grateful for what you lot did.)

So if you’re novel here, WELCOME! Make yourself correct at home, because you lot are alongside friends. Low-carb, Atkins, ketosis, in addition to Paleo are not swear words around these parts. We’re non afraid to garnish our broccoli with melted butter, relish a twosome of slices of bacon with our eggs (including the yolks), or consume a nice, juicy steak in addition to not cutting the fatty off.

If you lot wishing to acquire a picayune most moi, you tin terminate create thus here. (Nutshell version: I'm a nutritionist whose concern bill of fare includes the next phrases: “The nutritionist who lets you lot consume steak!” in addition to “No sprouts, no soy milk, no kidding!”) And if you’re wondering where I came upwards with the shout out “,” in addition to what it means, you lot tin terminate discovery out here.

The blog’s been pretty serenity lately. It’s been a hectic twosome of weeks, including an unplanned drive from Virginia to New Bailiwick of Jersey inwards a machine with a broken air conditioner. In July. Yeah, that was fun. (If your thought of fun is stepping out of the machine in addition to looking to all the basis similar you lot moisture yourself, when it’s genuinely only sweat. But hey, sweating is goodness for us, thus I’ll consider myself healthier inwards the end. I conduct maintain to say, though, it would conduct maintain been cheaper to pay for some fourth dimension inwards a squeamish sauna than what it cost me to drive out of the DC surface area in addition to upwards the New Bailiwick of Jersey Turnpike. How is that when I lived inwards Pittsburgh, a town famous for beingness surrounded past times 3 rivers—and the requisite multiple bridges—there were no tolls anywhere, but it costs an arm in addition to a leg to run to New Jersey? Oy vey...)

So yeah, I’ve been away from the weblog for a while, but I’ll hold upwards dorsum at it soon. I conduct maintain a twosome of recipes to share, in addition to I (still) haven’t forgotten that nosotros conduct maintain a twosome to a greater extent than things to speak most from that saturated fatty article I started dissecting a zillion years ago. (Okay, thus it was alone June, but it feels similar a zillion years ago.) Plus, I conduct maintain a ton of novel ideas I’m genuinely excited to write about. Now all I demand is the time…and a solar daytime project where I’m non already inwards front end of a reckoner all day…  :-/

In the meantime, if you’re the podcast listening type, I cannot recommend Jimmy’s shows highly enough. My favorite is Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb, but Ask the Low-Carb Experts is non to hold upwards missed, either. He has a 3rd show, Low-Carb Conversations, which is much to a greater extent than casual – only a bunch of low-carb, Paleo, in addition to real food folks discussing recent wellness news, recipes, nutrient in addition to nutrition policy, in addition to more.

If you’re novel to who Jimmy is in addition to what he does, I would recommend looking through the archives on Jimmy’s websites or on iTunes, starting with whatever shows where he interviews: Zoe Harcombe, Julia Ross, William Davis, Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Thomas O’Bryan, Jonny Bowden, Chris Masterjohn, Peter Attia, in addition to Sally Fallon.

Thanks again, whoever you lot are. You gave me a fantastic birthday present, in addition to you lot weren’t fifty-fifty trying!


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