My overarching theory is that our bodies and brains do best in conditions for which they are evolved. I dig up scientific information and present it in that context. I may not be right, and that's okay too. However, I feel that by studying evolutionary medicine, we come closer to the answers for optimal conditions for health and vitality. The basics of evolutionary medicine are simple: don't eat very much fructose, omega-6 rich industrial vegetable oils, grains (such as wheat, rye, barley, spelt, quinoa, oats, corn, etc.), or processed "fake" food in general. Eat as much local, farmstand, grassfed, pastured, wild-caught as you care for. That's vegetables, meat, fish, nuts, eggs, fruits, and high-fat dairy, red wine, and dark dark chocolate in moderation. Also, get plenty of sleep and play. While a very healthy diet can be mostly plant-based, I do contend that it is exceedingly difficult to get by on a strict vegan diet due to lack of B12, zinc, phospholipids, K2, poor omega 6 to 3 ratio, and other issues.
None of this advice has been vetted by the FDA, ADA, AMA or other venerated institution. They are much maligned and yet somehow I feel they do the best they can. Hopefully, if you have questions, your doctor can give you some good advice about how your particular medical conditions mesh with the information on my blog. My blog is for the purposes of education - it is not to be mistaken for medical advice, and your health is in your hands. Only your personal physician can provide you with personalized medical advice suitable for you. I can't practice medicine over the internet, so please don't ask me to.
As for money, if you happen to buy some stuff off Amazon through a link in my blog, I will get a small percentage, theoretically.
However, Amazon Associates isn't paying me yet due to not having my Tax ID number or something, and through (admittedly superficial) searching I haven't been able to find out how to get it to them
. Happy to report for 2010 I've made $15.08 from Amazon! Now, with my expenditures (mostly, ironically, on Amazon) of $775.33 for textbooks and the like, that gives me a total profit of... hmmm. I have no hidden connections to drug companies of which I am aware, and the only research I have been involved in was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
And finally - I see some blogs with the following disclaimer and I'm assuming my lawyer would be happier if I had this disclaimer too, and as happiness is my business, I'll add it, though it seems obvious: this blog provides links to external sites. I have no control over the content or quality or updating of those sites. Proceed at your own risk. I've been told never to listen to bloggers.