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Little People: Linguistic and Sociological Reflections on the Slave Mentality of Vegetarians and Vegans

I find it quite fascinating how the use of language changes over time. In a previous article, I highlighted the euphemistic treadmill according to which the term “retard” is now offensive, and retards are nowadays called “special”. The problem is, of course, that the underlying reality is unpleasant. Relabelling anything does not change it, which is a key aspect of why supposed high verbal intelligence is simply a different way of saying that someone is stupid.

Sometimes, meanings get lost. Maybe you’ve come across the phrase that someone is “spinning” in his grave. This is quite nonsensical. The original idiom is, “turn in his grave”. Traditionally, people are buried face up in a coffin. From six feet under, they look upwards, observing us from below. If they turn in their grave, they are imagined to turn around so that they no longer have to see what is going on up there in clown world.

Another phrase is “little people”. The dictionary that is part of my third-world-grade Apple macOS defines it as “the ordinary people in a country, organization, etc. who do not have much power.” Yet, this is quite a change in meaning. Originally, there was nothing poetic about this phrase. From historical records we know that average height increased steadily, with a dip during the Industrial Revolution, if I recall correctly. However, the rulers and warriors were always tall. Hundreds of years ago, you had kings who were 6’3″ or 6’4″. Henry VIII is said to have been 6’4″ tall. This is why we sometimes use a phrase like “regal height”, i.e. height befitting a monarch.

When the ruler and warrior castes back in the days referred to commoners, they didn’t speak of little people in order to refer to their relative unimportance. I think quite the opposite was true as there was a clear understanding that the work of farmers and craftsmen was very important for maintaining society. Instead, they saw that they were towering over commoners, frequently being a solid foot taller than them. Thus, the aristocracy as well as the warrior caste called them “little people” because that was what they were: little people.

A primary reason for why someone grows into a short adult is lack of nutrition. Thus, in post-Maoist China, one generation is taller than the next because, finally, people get to eat meat and starvation is a thing of the past. In order to maximize your genetic potential, you need good nutrition, which includes fat and proteins. In the olden days, the little people were little people because meat used to be a luxury. Even a few decades ago, members of the lower classes could not afford to eat meat every day. That’s were phrases like “Sunday roast” came from. I grew up in a relatively affluent environment and we had meat fairly frequently, my mom didn’t just serve roast on Sunday, but “Sunday roast” and that usage harkens back to a time when people could only afford to eat meat once a week or so. Thus, it was a special occasion. In fact, referring to roast as Sunday roast was a pleonasm as no roast was served on any other day.

Meat tastes great. In fact, if you told me that you don’t like meat, I’d wonder if something is wrong with you. Even little Timmy knows that: children are known to have a distaste for “healthy” food, i.e. vegetables. Timmy may not want to eat his steamed broccoli, but you can rest assured that he will not refuse a nice piece of sirloin steak. The mere idea is utterly ludicrous, which leads me to believe that humans instinctively know that meat is healthy and good for us. Otherwise, we would not like it. Evolution would have made us avoid it.

Foregoing meat and other sources of protein is bizarre. Yet, there are more and more vegans and vegetarians around. In the liberal utopia Sweden, school lunches are currently reformed and more and more kids now no longer get served animal protein for lunch. I guess it’s for the sake of saving the climate or some other noble goal. I think it’s a crime against those children, considering that the state deprives them of important nutrients. Anyway, enough of Sweden. Veganism and Vegetarianism are mind viruses that have affected the entire liberal West, not just our friends in the Humanitarian Superpower.

Have you ever met someone who is not just a “salon vegetarian” who demonstrably picks he meat-free option during a team lunch but instead fully buys into this ideology and avoids meat altogether? Those aren’t healthy people. They would need supplements to get their proteins, but that’s just added complexity, and following fixed schedules is not everyone’s cup of tea. Vegans are even worse. Spent an hour on YouTube (or BitChute) and look up videos of vegans: those people look easily ten to twenty years older than they are. Some lose their teeth at an undue early age. Others develop osteoporosis.

Even worse are parents who raise their kids as vegans or vegetarians. This is downright child abuse as it will stunt their growth. The consequence is that these kids will grow up quite short. Sometimes, lenient parenting is a confounding factor. I once knew a (white) girl who was very short. She was barely 5″ tall. She was quite attractive. Her teeth were fucked, though, and her height just struck me as absurd. As she later told me that when she was ten or eleven, she stopped eating meat and also developed body dysphoria. According to her words, she subsisted on an apple a day at times. That’s why she ended up being the height of a midget. Great ass, though.

Overall, I view veganism and vegetarianism as manifestations of slave mentality, or maybe better call it cattle mentality. The connection to an earlier time where our rulers were tall and strong and commoners short can’t be any more obvious. I’d say that no sane person would argue that it’s better to be short rather than tall, baring extremes like being 7″, and even that is better than being 4″5′. Yet, if you make lifestyle choices that will lead to you or your children not being able to maximize your genetic potential, it can only mean that you hate yourself so much that you want to have a visual reminder of your physical inferiority every time you look in the mirror.

The wish to deprive yourself of invaluable nutrients in order to weaken yourself is pure self-hatred. Those people want to be short and weak and unhealthy. It may be an expression of their desire to be physically inferior to those who rule over them. I’m now wildly speculating, but maybe this is related to some kind of romanticism and a yearning for a time in which there was order, where a tall king ruled over little, and sickly-looking commoners. Today, we have a crisis of leadership in the West, so having many Westerners deliberately weakening themselves physically (and spiritually, too, but that would be a topic for another article) could simply be an expression of their innate desire for a strong leader. There is a void and eventually someone will fill it. The existence of sickly vegans and vegetarians is therefore just another symptom of the fundamental weakness and rudderlessness of the West. Those people are simply preparing themselves to be ruled over again as they, clearly, cannot even effectively rule over their own body.


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26 thoughts on “Little People: Linguistic and Sociological Reflections on the Slave Mentality of Vegetarians and Vegans

  1. “Even worse are parents who raise their kids as vegans or vegetarians. This is downright child abuse as it will stunt their growth.”

    This immediately reminded me of Greta Thunberg. Some suggested she even suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome some time back. Try searching images and finding her standing in a group photo. She looks like a starving midget in comparison with the average person, as well as giving off the appearance of advanced facial aging, I think. Coincidentally, I would say she also possesses a slave mentality on steroids.

  2. “Today, we have a crisis of leadership in the West, so having many Westerners deliberately weakening themselves physically (and spiritually, too, but that would be a topic for another article) could simply be an expression of their innate desire for a strong leader.”

    As you may have heard, Twatter recently scrubbed away all of its QAnon related content because reasons. It’s obviously a ridiculous belief system, not so much that the elites a pedos (that’s probably mostly accurate), but that JFK jr and Trump are working on this amazing master plan to expose the corrupt elite and free the common man. People are so desperate that they’ll believe in anything. Any day now, and those alien visitors are going to come and whisk away all the true-believers from this hostile wasteland.

    1. This is an excellent point. I learned about QAnon a few years ago when it first blew up and followed it for a bit. It seems there was some build up for some mysterious event that never happened, so I lost interest. I was quite surprised that QAnon as a LARPing meme is still around.

      1. I heard about it last month for the first time from a bitchute documentary. In it, they discussed a number of things that appear to be completely plausible (such as staging that big immigration herd to the U.S. a few years back and the pizza gate scandal), but then they drop the big bomb on you a bit after midway through. I’m just waiting for the 110th exile at this point.

  3. It seems like too much of a stretch, the idea that the growing trend of veganism is an expression of the desire for a strong leader. I just view it as part of virtue-signalling and the successful indoctrination of “progressive” doctrine. But perhaps it’s also a manifestation of just how decadent the West has become– life is too good, people have an abundance of resources, that they can CHOOSE to decline meat. We don’t really hear of such loftiness elsewhere. I think the vegan diet is also more expensive to follow with its high consumption of nuts especially.

  4. On the other end of the spectrum, you have the whole carnivore movement, of people eating nothing but meat.

    However, carnivores generally eat the way they do because they think it’s healthy.

    Although many vegans eat that way for “ethical reasons”, also eat that way for supposed health benefits.

    My (completely amateur and unrigorous) studies of the scientific literature on the subject have left me convinced that outside of maybe the advice to hyper processed junk food made by MegaCorp (eg Nutella coated extra sugar chocolate bars), anyone who claims to know what the ideal human diet is is almost certainly wrong.

    The only true diet advice is keep a food journal. I’ve been keeping one for five years now.

    Currently eat pretty much nothing but beef and lamb, with lots of fat.

    There’s a guy at my gym who can snatch literally twice as much as me, and he’s vegetarian.

    Still, I reckon I’d be happier if my future kids are lots of good meat. To the point where I’m seriously considering raising them on a faem where I grow all my food (meat and plants).

  5. There are much to be contemplated, especially when you are the witness of the sight where animals are led to slaughter. If you have a Buddhist background, than you will perceive this earthly cycle of life is an endless vicious cycle. Desire breeds desire and causes more pain. If you believe in the law of karma, then you will reap what you sow. Some days, you will pay for the pain and terror that you inflict on those animals.

    That’s the essential Buddhist vision, it has some merits. Merits in that I only eat meat 2-3 days/week. I enjoy very much vegetables and fruits.

    However, I strongly doubt the law of karma. If I don’t eat meat, then I will have to consume more plants. Are plants somehow, in the eyes of Buddha, much less valuable than the lives of animals? Isn’t it a relief to just kill oneself, than to eat to prolong and to prolong your life to eat?

  6. Another thing worth mentioning –

    Over the past ~50-100 years, we’ve seen the standard Western diet go from traditionally raised meat and crops to industrial agriculture with pesticides and chemical fertilizers. An excellent treatment of this can be found in Micheal Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemna”.

    We also know, from the Pottenger’s Cat’s experiment (can be found on youtube, here for example
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvQ5F6GCfgI )
    that bad diet leads to degenerate organisms.

    As such it is possible that current societal degeneration is simply a byproduct of agriculture being ruined by large corporations optimized for profit as opposed to quality of food.

    1. I did not know about those experiments. Thanks for sharing!

      I’d argue that physical degeneration entails mental degeneration as well. The Romans knew that a healthy mind is in a healthy body. The inverse is true as well, a degenerate mind is in a degenerate body, and if you have enough degenerates around, societal decay sets in.

  7. “Meat tastes great. In fact, if you told me that you don’t like meat, I’d wonder if something is wrong with you. Even little Timmy knows that: children are known to have a distaste for “healthy” food, i.e. vegetables. Timmy may not want to eat his steamed broccoli, but you can rest assured that he will not refuse a nice piece of sirloin steak. The mere idea is utterly ludicrous, which leads me to believe that humans instinctively know that meat is healthy and good for us. Otherwise, we would not like it. Evolution would have made us avoid it.”

    To be fair, I think you have to evaluate food in its raw form. Not as a culinary endpoint as in sirloin steaks or steamed broccoli. Meat only tastes good after a lot of salt and processing. Do you like raw meat? If you don’t then you are probably not evolutionarily wired to eat it. On the other hand you do have tastebuds and physiological mechanisms that are better adapted to live off of plant foods. Timmy will learn to eat and love what he is fed. Since when were children in love with sirloin steaks? lol.
    The general consensus in science is that well-planned veg diets are adequate for all stages of the growth cycle. Unless you are an expert in nutrition, I suggest you at least use that as a starting point for your unoriginal pseudo-scientific criticisms.

    “Foregoing meat and other sources of protein is bizarre. Yet, there are more and more vegans and vegetarians around. In the liberal utopia Sweden, school lunches are currently reformed and more and more kids now no longer get served animal protein for lunch. I guess it’s for the sake of saving the climate or some other noble goal. I think it’s a crime against those children, considering that the state deprives them of important nutrients. Anyway, enough of Sweden. Veganism and Vegetarianism are mind viruses that have affected the entire liberal West, not just our friends in the Humanitarian Superpower.”

    I think you might be convulating veganism as in the ethical social justice movement with the health effects of a plant-based diet. They are not really the same thing. And meat is not a “source of protein”. There is protein in pretty much every single food there is. And getting enough from plant sources is a non-issue. Your body doesn’t give a fuck where it comes from.
    Please educate yourself a bit more on nutrition instead of relying too much on your own erroneous conclusions and deluded observations. Veganism as a mind virus? I don’t think so. Animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of global warming so I don’t see how reducing that is a bad thing for anyone. Not to mention the horrific practises of factory farming.
    And btw, most vegans detest vegetarians so not sure why you keep throwing them in as if you are not entirely sure what the difference between these two are. You seem to think that the only factor important for health is animal protein. Wow. You are clearly not as bright as you think you are (at least in this topic). Are you familiar with Dunning-Kruger effect? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect
    You’re welcome.

    “Have you ever met someone who is not just a “salon vegetarian” who demonstrably picks he meat-free option during a team lunch but instead fully buys into this ideology and avoids meat altogether? Those aren’t healthy people. They would need supplements to get their proteins, but that’s just added complexity, and following fixed schedules is not everyone’s cup of tea. Vegans are even worse. Spent an hour on YouTube (or BitChute) and look up videos of vegans: those people look easily ten to twenty years older than they are. Some lose their teeth at an undue early age. Others develop osteoporosis.”

    Please provide evidence that vegans or vegetarians need to supplement protein. Seriously? And even if that were the case (which it isn’t unless you are a bodybuilder or athlete), it’s not as if meat eaters don’t eat supplements. They still make up for 99% of the population and supplements is a big business regarding whether you are veg or not.
    I can’t find any vegans or vegetarians that look worse (or signicantly better) than anyone else. Please provide some examples. Lose their teeth at an early age? Develop osteoporosis? Cmon man.
    Maybe you are just looking into some raw vegan or ex-vegan nutcases that are doomed to fail on any diet. If that is the case, i would urge you to look into it a little more deeply. Most of the are complete lunatics, drink their own piss, long fasting, and god knows what. Then they blame it on veganism, lol.
    Here are some great examples of healthy vegans who are also intelligent, scientifically literate and have a great sense of humor:
    Mic The Vegan
    Hench Herbivore
    Red Pill Vegan
    Quality Gains
    Vegan Gains (he’s a bit insane… but his videos are entertaining!)
    Earthling Ed

    Not to mention some of the vegan doctors who seem to be aging pretty damn well!
    I can’t say the same for the all the meat eaters. They usually seem to be quite lacking in logical thinking skills and moral development. Not to mention heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc. And you go to their sites and they are the ones peddling all the supplements. But i thought animal protein is all you need Aaron?
    Also, if animal protein is your saviour of humanity why all the drugs, alcohol, meds, etc?
    So you see, the problems are much more complex than that. And you fucking know it mate.

    “Even worse are parents who raise their kids as vegans or vegetarians. This is downright child abuse as it will stunt their growth. The consequence is that these kids will grow up quite short. Sometimes, lenient parenting is a confounding factor. I once knew a (white) girl who was very short. She was barely 5″ tall. She was quite attractive. Her teeth were fucked, though, and her height just struck me as absurd. As she later told me that when she was ten or eleven, she stopped eating meat and also developed body dysphoria. According to her words, she subsisted on an apple a day at times. That’s why she ended up being the height of a midget. Great ass, though.”

    So vegans are even worse than “salon vegetarians” because not only do they apparently have to deal with the complexity of fixed schedules regarding protein supplements, it seems you will now also age 10-20 years quicker than normally, lose your teeth AND your bones will fail. lol
    BUT. EVEN. WORSE
    = Parents who raise their kids THIS WAY (which I’m sure is exactly their intention).
    I think this girl you knew didn’t read the memo on adequately planned vegan diets. There’s a whole lot of wiggle room between eating meat and one apple a day. I’m guessing she had some deeper issues. But at least she had a great ass (which i agree with you, is a GOOD THING).
    Please provide some evidence or at least give us some causal mechanisms or logical reasoning for stunted growth due to not eating meat. Perhaps you meant insufficient protein or calories causing those problems? No, you dont need meat to get enough protein or calories.

    “Overall, I view veganism and vegetarianism as manifestations of slave mentality, or maybe better call it cattle mentality. The connection to an earlier time where our rulers were tall and strong and commoners short can’t be any more obvious. I’d say that no sane person would argue that it’s better to be short rather than tall, baring extremes like being 7″, and even that is better than being 4″5′. Yet, if you make lifestyle choices that will lead to you or your children not being able to maximize your genetic potential, it can only mean that you hate yourself so much that you want to have a visual reminder of your physical inferiority every time you look in the mirror.”
    Wrong again. And I think you owe it to yourself to disprove your own claims. Otherwise you are the one succumbing to slave mentality.
    Book suggestion (it will blow your mind and at the very least, you will understand your opposition better for your future diatribes on this topic):
    Why We Eat Pigs, Wear Cows and Love Dogs
    by Melanie Joy (or something like that)
    Also read Animal Liberation by Peter Singer… even just the first chapter.

    “The wish to deprive yourself of invaluable nutrients in order to weaken yourself is pure self-hatred. Those people want to be short and weak and unhealthy.”
    Name the nutrients.

    “It may be an expression of their desire to be physically inferior to those who rule over them.”
    Or maybe a desire to be morally superior to ignorant fools such you seem to be regarding these matters. Fortunately this does not have to be a permanent state.

    You are better than this Aaron. In fact, I find it hard to believe that you even wrote this. It seems out of character somehow…

    1. Dude, do you think our ancestors continued to eat meat raw after the discovery of fire? Your argument is absurd.

      Your name sounds Swedish, so I’m not surprised that you believe that kids will just “learn” to overcome their genetic hard-wiring and prefer vegetables over a delicious steak. On that note, how has the remodeling of society been working out for Sweden? Have all your 2.5 million immigrants turned into law-abiding, productive taxpayers yet? Maybe you guys need to teach them better not to rape and shoot and set off explosives. The last few decades didn’t go so well, but paradise is just around the corner. Just believe in it!

      Do you know what a primary cause of global warming is? It’s the absurd population explosion in the third world and the subsequent need to feed and house and clothe a few extra billion people who can’t do so themselves. How much better would we be off if there were fewer people around overall?

      Here’s a (non-scientific) video that shows a few human specimens who changed their diet to veganism. The YouTuber who created it calls himself “sv3rige”, which gave me a chuckle:

      What also helps to get a good view of the effects of veganism and vegetarianism is to bang a lot of women and, afterwards, chit chat with them about their life. I learned more about society from picking up random chicks than I ever learned sitting in an ideological echo chamber.

      It is easier to get all your nutrients from a balanced diet. Sure, you can go vegan and take supplements, but I don’t see a lot of evidence that the average person is able to follow a schedule. I’d say that if you want to evaluate separate solutions for the same problem, the easiest one shouldn’t be dismissed lightly. On the note of animal husbandry, there are certainly better and worse approaches. Fun fact: one of the first laws the Nazis enacted was the banning of ritual slaughter, which led to a lot of kvetching. (Hitler was a vegetarian, by the way.) The Nazis even shot an informative video, er, morally reprehensible and abhorrent anti-Jewish propaganda video, in which they exposed to the whole world how cruel Jewish ritual slaughter is.

      1. Damn, that was scary. And there are another 5 videos like that!

        I am off to get me another steak asap.

  8. Fact is: We are meat eaters. Just look at the stomach’s ph Value and compare it to say a cow.

    I know one normal vegan and he doesn’t eat meat because he loves animals too much. The rest of their crowd are just wackos.

    1. I rmb you mentioning that you were going to try a carnivore diet. What are the specifics of that and how’s it working for you? 🙂

      1. Still on it.
        Works pretty well. It’s just quite expensive.
        I have little cheat meals where I have a tiny bit of carbs here and there but I have to eliminate them, too. Just doesn’t work for me as I get a bloated belly.

        The specifics are pretty easy: Skip breakfast. Have some eggs or some meat or cheese for lunch. For dinner it’s two big steaks 300gr each with butter and if hungry I eat one more. When I buy meat I usually do so once per month. 2 weeks ago I got 14kg of Rib-eye steak for CHF 27.90 per kg. Which is about less than half the price you pay if you buy it in the regular grocery stores. Found a Turkish butcher, with whom I get along well. He gets me the meat which is always of different origin. Sometimes Swiss meat, last time it was Netherlands, this time it was Uruguay. Bought a 65l freezer for like CHF 250, so what I do is cutting the meat up into steaks and freezing it up. At night I take out 2 pieces and put them in the fridge.

        Diet is pretty strict:
        1. Animal fats only
        2. No processed meat
        3. Eggs & Cheese are OK, but some people just don’t do well with milk products, I seem to do OK.
        4. Try to cut down on milk, as it is sugar
        5. No sugar
        6. No alcohol (this one is getting easier with time. I just don’t handle alcohol very well anymore. Must be my age)
        7. Drink a lot of water
        8. No plants. (yes, f**k vegetables)

        Other than that I started working out only once per week, following the “Body by Science” approach. Total killer for like 12 minutes per workout. Yes, that’s 12 minutes of workout per week.

        I think carnivore diet is great, but you must like stuff like beef liver and veal kidneys because they have essentials in them that you would have to supplement otherwise and it’s known that supplements don’t do as well as the real thing.
        Cutting carbs was huge for me.

        I’d like to mention that at the beginning I had reflux. Typical doctor’s response is “muhhh you ate too much fattttttt, your stomach is too acid, stop eating fat…. this diet is bad for you”.
        Total Bullshit. Here is what happened: I did have reflux, because my stomach wasn’t acid enough, actually. The meat doesn’t get decomposed correctly in the stomach and starts to rot and create gas, which has to escape. It does so by pushing up through the entry of the stomach and this is how the still acidic stomach liquid enters the esophagus and then the burn starts.
        Solution: Take hydrochloric acid. I think I took it about 4 times. You can get it as a pill, it’s a dietary supplement available on iherb.
        That was it. In essence, much of the digestive process is moves to the stomach and happens less in the intestine. Also, meat is used much more efficiently by the digestive system than carbs (let alone fiber). In other words: you sh*t less big sh*ts. Which is very welcome.
        Not sure if that’s the reason I sleep less (about 45-60mins per night less). Could be my age, too. Turned 30 this year, I understand that sleep requirement starts to go down in the late 20s, so I don’t want to draw conclusions here.

        If you ever meet a vegan and they tell you that you are an animal killer, just tell them that plants don’t like to be eaten – why else did we have to come up with elaborate ways to get rid of the toxins they produce. The second thing is that cows are actually carbon-dioxide neutral or even negative. Just look at Joel Salatin from Polyfarm. In essence, if you make cows sh*t where they eat the soil becomes better over time and is able to store all the CO2. Just need to be a bit more aggressive in how little space you give them.

      2. Thanks for the elaborate reply! Your lifestyle is really optimised. The time savings on grocery shopping alone are huge. Your body is probably running on ketones instead of glucose then, though idk if that was your aim from the beginning or more of a side effect. Do you think there are mental benefits from that? I’ve been intrigued by this aspect of the pro-keto arguments but it’s not a diet I should experiment with anytime soon.

        ‘The Big Fat Surprise’ really opened my eyes to the scandal surrounding the demonising of animal fats; it’s easily one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read. Back home in Singapore, my grandmother and mother have for years used sunflower or canola oil to stir-fry everything. Who knows how much damage has already been done to all of us due to that…

        Aaron introduced me to pan-fried chicken liver and I really like it now. I want to try beef liver soon. It’s just not so easy to acquire. We’ve stopped having cheese and milk bcos of the purportedly high levels of estrogen in it.

      3. @Sleazy’s Wife: pan-fried chicken liver is exactly what we give our dog as the main complementary meal to commercial pet food, LOL. Chicken giblets are commonly eaten in these lands by people, but more out of poverty than taste.

        OTOH, cow liver is an everyday meal for humans here, though rarely considered a delicacy. I have a love/hate relationship with it: when I was little, I took pride in always eating all my liver despite not liking many other things (like typical children), but as an adult I started to shun it almost completely until Good Looking Loser (yes, his and Aaron’s audience overlaps that much) stressed how good it was to raise your T-levels. Now I eat my liver and all my cow organs like a good boy again. 🙂 In fact, I’ll eat everything except onions (unless minced very thinly) which is funny since it’s such a ubiquitous part of everyday cooking here.

        Pig liver is eaten fried, commonly served among actual meat (don’t like this option much), and more importantly as paté. Depending on who makes it, the latter can taste very good or very plain.

      4. @Manuel

        All this while that I’ve been buying chicken liver for my own consumption, have Swedes only been buying it to feed their dogs?? LOL. If so I wouldn’t be surprised though as many own and love dogs. Apart from highly processed Swedish pâté, chicken liver is the only kind of offal I’ve seen in supermarkets here.

        It took some time for me to like the taste of chicken liver, in spite of me occasionally eating thin slices of pig liver when in Singapore. Pig liver is an ingredient in a well-liked hawker dish called minced meat noodles.

    2. I have not delved very deeply into nutrition debates, but my general understanding is we have evolved as omnivorous. For most of history there was nothing comparable to the variety of foods we have at our disposal now, so cultures traditionally evolved to balance out and adapt to what was available in any particular land or region. To find your ideal diet it might be best to look at primitive cultures that are still healty, especially those who are closer to your ancestors. Some things like tolerance to alcohol or lactose is influenced by your genetic makeup

      I found Nina Teichholz and Stephan Guyenet to be quite interesting on nutrition matters. Guyenet is more rigorous scientifically, it seems. Check out his debate with Gary Taubes on Rogan.

      Ps: avoid ultra processed food and governments nutritional advice as much as possible.

      1. I’ve to say I’m so confused by the various nutrition camps that remaining omnivorous is probably the best middle way for me to diversify my risk, instead of betting on just one to be right.

      2. After seeing some videos by Nina Teichholz on youtube I was persuaded to limit my exposure to fried foods and to cooking oils in general as much as possible, and switched to olive oil (or even butter) for cooking at home. I never knew how much processing went into vegetable oils.

        Avoiding processed foods limits your exposure to a lot of potentially damaging stuff and added sugars. The rise of obesity, diabetes and heart disease seem to closely track the expansion of the processed food industries during the 20th century in western countries, or in other countries as they westernize their food. The nutritional pyramid was pseudoscience that made it worse. So without being an expert in nutrition, it would look like a reasonable course of action to try and revert to our more immediate ancestors diets without the need of going full paleo. There are still plenty of primitive tribes that are healthy while still relying on wildly varying sources of traditional foodstuffs. Some cultures get most of their input from only a few sources, like potatoes, fish, or even honey.

        Some time ago I started cutting back on sugars and never add sugar to anything except my tea. My soda consumption is zero calories version, I would rather take a bet on aspartame than sugar these days. 🙂

        Also, i cut back on flours as much as possible, mainly by severely reducing my consumption of bread. Cookies and crackers are gone for good. Meats, cheese and potatoes figure prominently in my diet. Only few veggies, like tomatoes and some fruit like bananas.

        I strongly recommend to give Stephan Guyenet a reading, he seems to be quite rigorous scientifically, which is a rarity in the field of nutrition.

      3. Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll check him out. I’m surprised that you’ve come to this conclusion on aspartame though.

      4. “I’m surprised that you’ve come to this conclusion on aspartame though”.

        I did not mean to imply its a good thing, but my hunch is that its less bad than the added sugar. Its not a rigorous conclusion though. It would probably be better and healthier to cut out soda entirely, but what is life without some joy. 🙂

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