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Interview with Richard Nikoley at "Free the Animal"
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June 22, 2012
10:16 am
Chuckie B.

Hey j.,
I was very interested to hear you say that, although a major component, eating low carb is just one of several pieces of the puzzle for losing weight. As I'm finding myself with age having a harder time of it this time around could you possibly point me in the direction of some of the other components? Sorry if I missed them elsewhere.

June 22, 2012
12:37 pm

@Chuckie B.

You should probably take a look under "Eating Paleo" on the index (, there's a lot of information there. If you want the quick summary you have the "paleo 101". If you want to delve deeper I'd say the "why are we hungy" series there is a must. "The Science Behind The “Low Carb Flu”" might also be of interest.


Nice interview, I'm looking forward to your presentation when it's uploaded. Also, for some reason your looks didn't surprise me.

June 23, 2012
10:40 am


i have to laugh at myself because when i discovered your site a couple years ago, i could only handle it in tiny bites. i just wasn't ready think.

i've been stuck in bed the last couple days and read every single article. i have to say that my brain has a big fat crush on your brain!

what you've done and continue to do is SO important!

thank you.

June 30, 2012
10:35 pm
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(I lost this one a couple times due to browser crashes: my apologies for the delay.)


Thank you!  Humans and wolves have a long history together: I seem to recall we domesticated each other sometime around 50 KYa according to some estimates.  And yes, some of the big cats have that "thousand yard stare"…I've felt it at wildlife parks, too.  Not so much the lions, who are mostly just lazy…it's the panthers who really have that "If this fence were just a few feet shorter, you'd be lunch" look to them.


I'm glad you found it interesting and informative!  I thought for a while about remaining mysterious, but since the AHS12 talks will all be on video anyway, I figured it was time to reveal myself in a less formal setting.

Chuckie B:

LC seems to work very well for people starting their weight loss, even where other diets have failed…but if you plateau out above your goal weight, it might be time to look at things like reintroducing a Perfect Health Diet level of carbs (15-20% of calories) from safe starches, starting a weight training or other exercise program, addressing satiation issues by not drinking your calories (lots of LCers seem to consume heavy cream), etc.  Since each person is an individual and no two LC diets are the same, I can't possibly be more specific without knowing more.

Also, what Fmgd said.


Thanks!  You hit much of what I was going to say.


My brain is my best feature!  Unfortunately he's easily distracted, but on the whole we get along well.  If you like him, he's easily seduced by flattery, coffee, good cooking, dry humor, and anyone who knows enough about a subject of passionate interest to explain it well.


July 2, 2012
6:01 am

I've found it's relatively easy to get a rise out of the lions. Just stalk them. Start moving slowly and carefully, watching them, acting like you're trying to be quiet. I've done this at several animal parks/zoos and have had 100% of the predators' attention every time. I don't know if they imagine I'm going to take a kill from them, or if I'm actually a threat, but it's fun. It feels like communication. Of course, I have no allusions about my own prowess. I know that without the bars there, I'd be lunch, those lions are HUGE. But hey, this is why it's good to be able to pull one's own weight into a tree, or at minimum be able to run faster than the slowest other onlooker. 😉


July 5, 2012
3:40 pm

Tim: I am quite sure, having coevolved with humans on the savannahs for quite some time now, that lions are well aware (instinctively speaking) of the danger posed by an armed, aware adult human to both their lunch and their safety. A trained human can kill a lion with nothing but a sharp stick, and the lions know that.

Throw in the fact that where there is one hunter, there are often more, and we are not to be ignored.

July 5, 2012
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"Brains and teamwork ..."


However, "lions are not easily intimidated" ... they still back off when a determined human walks forward with purpose.

Living in the Ice Age

July 7, 2012
2:09 pm

Jeesh, at the risk of sounding obsequious, I was struck in the video by your glowing skin. Your complexion is actually flawless and RADIANT! I haven't noticed a change in mine in my 6 months of paleo eating,so I'm wondering if you would attribute that to your diet or if it was that nice B.P. (before paleo)!
Also, you came across as very erudite and articulate (as I expected).

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That's fascinating!  The lions I saw didn't seem to mind me quietly observing -- and I was close enough that I could have touched them through the fence -- but perhaps I was too casual about my observations.

The hyenas, on the other hand, were extremely attentive to everyone who passed by, most particularly the children.  I'm sure the hunting instinct told them "That's the slow one, right there."


It's not that the human would necessarily kill the lion.  The problem is that there are no lion hospitals, and even a minor injury can mean your death if it stops you from hunting for more than a few days.


See my reply to Uncephalized above.


Thank you!  I've never had skin problems, but I'm in the best health I've ever been, and one's health is usually reflected in one's complexion.  I think that eating plenty of saturated fat (especially coconut oil) and getting a moderate amount of sun (no burning or excessive tanning) helps quite a bit, as does maintaining an anti-inflammatory diet.

I'm not sure that eating paleo reverses the visible signs of aging so much as it slows them the longer you eat paleo, the better you'll look!


December 1, 2012
11:31 am
Organ Meat

All that meat and no soap? The dude must stink to high heaven!

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