Select talks, articles, and podcast episodes


Barry Groves: Homo Carnivorus What We Are Designed to Eat (53 min lecture; Sep 2014).

Man the fat hunter: the demise of Homo erectus and the emergence of a new hominin lineage in the Middle Pleistocene (ca. 400 kyr) Levant. (2011)

Rebuttal of 14 claims about metabolism, genetics, paleoanthropology & stable isotope analyses in Hardy et al.’s 2015 paper ‘The Importance of Dietary Carbohydrate in Human Evolution (19 Sep 2015)

No evidence of net health benefits from eating vegetables (Dr. Georgia Ede) Better than junk does not equal good

AHS16 - L. Amber O'Hearn - Optimal Weaning (Aug 2016)

Meat is best for growing brains (29 Mar 2015)

Principia Carnivora—A closed Facebook group for active zerocarb practitioners

Red Meat Is Health Food (9 Jul 2017)


Only the faster profits: A powerful health measure and why it is unadvertised (22 Apr 2016). My review essay on The Obesity Code

STEM-Talk Episode 7: Mark Mattson talks about benefits of intermittent fasting (55 min podcast; 12 Apr 2016)

How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally (Jason Fung; 35 min talk; 10 Dec 2013)


The many facets of keto-adaptation: Health, performance, and beyond (1 hour talk, 29 May 2014)

Jeff Volek presents research indicating low-carb also best way to improve lipid profiles (30 min talk; 1 July 2014)

Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed (16 Feb 2015). Original paper: The ketone metabolite β-hydroxybutyrate blocks NLRP3 inflammasome–mediated inflammatory disease [paywall]

The Rehabilitation of Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (19 Feb 2015)

Evolutionary land management

Low-carbohydrate diet and climate change (2 Jul 2017) by Dr. Michael Eades.

Allan Savory talk and Q&A at Harvard Food and Law Society (8 Jan 2014)

Allan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change (Feb 2013, TED)

One hundred thousand beating hearts (2016) Short documentary film on White Oak Pastures

Paleolithic life

Life Expectancy in the Paleolithic (Ron Hoggan, Ed. D.)

Sites and blogs

The Diagnosis Diet—Dr. Georgia Ede

The Diet Doctor—Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt

Dr. Shawn Baker—On Twitter

Intensive Dietary Management—Dr. Jason Fung

The Ketogenic Diet for Health and—Amber O'Hearn and Zooko Wilcox

Protein Power—Dr. Michael Eades

The Savory Institute—Holistic planned grazing hub

Zero-Carb Zen—Esmée La Fleur

Justmeat—Michael Goldstein, a site featuring links to many more resources on carnivorous eating, old and new.



The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living (2011) by Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance (2012) by Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney

The Big Fat Surprise (2014) by Nina Teicholz

The Obesity Code (2016) by Jason Fung

Training, etc.

The Primal Blueprint (2009) by Mark Sisson

Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd Ed. (2011) by Mark Rippetoe

Practical Programming for Strength Training by Andy Baker and Mark Rippetoe

5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System for Raw Strength by Jim Wendler

Raising and processing cattle

Grass-Fed Cattle: How to Produce and Market Natural Beef (2006) by Julius Ruechel

Butchering Beef: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering (2014) by Adam Danforth