Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Everybody Loves Raymond

I should start this blog off by explaining just why I'm into this guy. A lot of people get into Ray via the dietary route. And I'm no different. I've had a on-again, off-again relationship with "nutrition" for most of my life. I am philosophically/metaphysically minded, so I tried out vegetarianism in my teens as a means to improve myself in some nebulous spiritual way. Fortunately for my body, I couldn't stop eating meat. I kind of coasted along the edges of what passes for normal nutrition chat for a number of years. I dove straight down the rabbit hole when I discovered Stephan Guyenet's blog. Ironically, I discovered it while looking for the glycemic index of rye berries. I am not particularly unique in my following the same dietary evolution that other folks have followed since then. I have taken down my potato dart board. I eat fruit. I am stuck with Vibrams that I no longer enjoy wearing. I'm not even particularly unique in my interest in Peat. Nothing earth shattering.

Having gotten that out of the way, let me explain what you'll see here:

Many people go straight to Peat's dietary articles like a fruitarian to the first available bathroom. I look at the articles on intelligence, teaching and literature just as often. You will see posts on both. I will get painfully in depth, as this is just as much for me as it is for anyone else. I am learning this as I go along. I currently have a cursory knowledge of chemistry, A&P and associated sciences. Due to there being a real need for it, my first real post will be on Ray's CO2 lecture (video).