Monthly Archives: November 2014

The BJJ Caveman’s Random Reading: November 30, 2014

Random Reading November 30, 2014

The harbor of Monaco where the people with 10 million dollar yachts feel like peasants compared to the folks with 100 million dollar yachts.  When I was researched Monaco for my trip I learned that that this was the most expensive place on the planet!

  1. One of the books that’s been getting a lot of attention in the past few years is Nassim Taleb’s, Antifragile.  It’d pop up every so often in podcasts that I was listening to that I ended up adding it to my ‘to read’ list.  I then came across this summary written article by Shane Parrish on the Farnam Street blog which made me push everything else I was reading aside in order to purchase and read Antifragile immediately.  In my opinion, it doesn’t seem as if the book added more to my understanding and appreciation of the idea of antifragility than the summary piece…  I’m not quite saying that I regret reading it… I’m just saying that I regret pushing it to the top of my ‘to read’ list as fast as I did…
  2. Mark Manson asserts that You Already Have Everything You Need.
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Vitamin D Update, October 2014

Vitamin D Update October 2014

My previous Vitamin D Posts:

I hope you don’t mind if I just plagiarize myself a bit since it’s also helpful for me to go through some of this stuff:

Basics of Vitamin D

  • It is a hormone derived from cholesterol
  • It can be made in the skin with exposure to sunlight
  • It can also be ingested with food or supplementation

Effects of Vitamin D

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Thyroid Hormone Update: October 2014

Thyroid Hormone Update October 2014

I recently summarized my personal experience with how the changes in my diet have affected my thyroid in the review on I wrote on Jimmy Moore’s Keto Clarity.  If you’d like to read about my history more in detail you can refer to these posts:

Here are my latest numbers:

Thyroid Hormone Update October 2014 Table

When looking at all the numbers, it’s interesting to note how similar they are to my numbers from 12/16/2013 after 10 weeks of Carb Nite.… Read More

Cholesterol, CRP, Fasting Insulin, and HbA1c Update: October 2014

Cholesterol October 2014 Update

As you can probably tell with my recent spate of cholesterol focused posts exploring the thoughts of Dr. Dayspring as well as the role of Apo-E and alcohol in high cholesterol… cholesterol has been on my mind of late.

It’s been about 6 months since my last blood test and a lot has happened since then like:

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The BJJ Caveman’s Random Reading: November 23, 2014

Random Reading November 23 2014

View of the coast line in the city of Menton in the south of France.  We spent an unplanned night in this beautiful place because of an unforeseen train strike… which is apparently a common occurrence Europe.

  1. Well done 7 minute video about a modern day hunter and why he does it.  The film does a beautiful job of describing what it means to him and what a multifaceted and profound experience it is.  I also respect the fact that he hunts with a bow and arrow (albeit a high tech looking bow and arrow) and not an assault rifle.  I mean… it doesn’t get more paleo than this right?
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Public Service Announcement from the BJJ CaveMOM: Beware the Meat Glue

My lovely mother who is a subscriber to this site, and who now wants me to refer to her as the CaveMOM whenever I go home to visit, thought it was important to share the threat of meat glue which she discovered in her journey’s throughout the land of Youtube.

While I don’t know how pervasive the use of meat glue is, it does apparently carry the real risk of infection if a meat-glued-together-steak is ordered from an unscrupulous restaurant and not fully cooked.

It also carries a threat to your pocketbook, since there is the possibility of overpaying for lower quality meat at said unscrupulous restaurant.… Read More

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