Freak To Geek: My Vegan Experiment

[On The Title: this title is a nod to Tim Ferris and his article-turned-chapter: “From Geek to Freak.”  That article is about going from a best-selling writer /entrepreneur / weakling to a mound of muscle in mere weeks using what might be considered unconventional principles. This two-part article is in the opposite direction – going from “freak” – a mildly-muscular, … Read More

Should We Eat Meat, Wheat, Soy, Dairy or Eggs? Here’s What Researchers Say (The “Yellow-Light” Foods)

“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” Bertrand Russell “NEVER eat ingredients you cannot pronounce.  … Except quinoa. You should eat quinoa.” Random Funny Person Welcome back to the Intelligent Eater – the part of my Diletantric (invented word) writings that makes you feel bad … Read More

Being Thankful For This Is Vital For Improvement, Experts Say

Reading time: About 11 minutes – or about the average amount of time a typical office worker gets prior to being interrupted at work. “My greatest skill was being teachable,” said Michael Jordan, believed by many to be the best athlete of all time. “I was like a sponge. Even if I thought my coaches were wrong, I tried to … Read More

Becoming An Intelligent Eater: An Introduction

Average Reading Time: 6 minutes (or a about the time the average man lasts in bed) In the year 1950, an investor named Benjamin Graham published a book called, “The Intelligent Investor.” Though Graham is likely little known in today’s world, his understudy will ring familiar. The reason you are likely to know Graham’s student is simply this: he is … Read More

Navigating Nutrition: Lessons From Twain and Socrates

Reading Time: ~15 minutes (Or about the average Chipotle wait time) “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” If you feel like you’ve seen this quote somewhere, don’y worry, you’re not crazy (at least not for that reason.) (i.e. You might still be crazy, I’d look … Read More

Meditation Part III: Data, Dissent, and Conclusion

This is the third and final post of my inquiry into meditation.  In Part I, I spoke about my introduction and my experience with meditation.  In Part II, we examined the high achievers who credit meditation with much of their success and we debunked certain myths surrounding meditation with the use of a few experts.  In this Part III, we … Read More

Meditation Part II: Social Proof and Debunking Myths

This is Part II of my meditation on…meditation.  Part I focused on my introduction to mediation: what I used to think about it and what caused a change. A confluence of experience, various readings, and word of mouth convinced me that I was missing something. I decided my assumptions were, as they have often proven to be, wanting of serious … Read More