So I have heard many times on random YouTube videos that Statins only increase your lifespan by 2-3 days. Today I decided to finally search for this paper and I found it:

Results 6 studies for primary prevention and 5 for secondary prevention with a follow-up between 2.0 and 6.1 years were identified. Death was postponed between −5 and 19 days in primary prevention trials and between −10 and 27 days in secondary prevention trials. The median postponement of death for primary and secondary prevention trials were 3.2 and 4.1 days, respectively.

So now when people tell you statins save lives, you can pull up this paper and say you have proof!

Another link (with a video):


Wise Traditions Podcast

So I have been going through old episodes of the Wise Traditions Podcast, and I came across episode #236 – Were Our Ancestors Vegetarian?

I recommend a listen. And things to look for:

  • Cycle of life
  • Respect for animals
  • Consequences of no meat in your diet
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Importance of B Vitamins


Great Resource

I found this post:

Full of references, and the most important take-away is:

“the average 22 year old male today has an average testosterone level roughly equal to that of a 67 year old man in 2000”

From all the links above, I found the one by Carnivore Aurelius the easiest to read to quickly find out what you are doing wrong, and if you live in a Western country, you are probably doing a few things wrong.

The author Justin deserves a medal for digging up this information!


Valley Farmers Cooperative & Farm Store

Here is a nice road trip for you – if you live in New York City. Drive to the Valley Farmers Cooperate & Farm Store, buy some nice meat, stick it in a cooler in your car and then head to the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery which is only a 10 minute drive, taste some wine, do some apple picking and then head home.

Here is a link to the Farm Store (where you get the meat):

And where you get Wine, Cider, and Spirits:

And took a look at the satellite view of the farm –

In contrast, take a look at this CAFO – so much green grass – because the cows aren’t allowed to graze on them! (And guess what that does to the cows? It makes them sick. And guess what happens when you eat sick animals? You… become fat and sick)

Those little houses you see are the mini cages that they put Veal in. #PETA Where are you! I strongly agree with PETA that we should not abuse animals… because what we do to them is done to us… call it Karma or whatever you like, but this is what I believe.

Anyway, the meat I got from the Hudson Valley Cooperate & Farm Store was great!


MackBrook Farms Porterhouse

While I was in Lake George this summer (2020), I looked up local farms on and found 3 that were close to where I was staying in downtown Lake George.

I called all 3 and was able to get through to one of them, MacBrook Farm (

How do you order? Just dial 1-518-838-6187. Talk to the farmer directly and tell them what time you can come to pick up the goods. In my case, it was a sweet woman who asked me where I am staying and made some great tourist recommendations.

Anyway, I came by the next morning at 7:00 am (I hate traffic) and picked up some meat.

Since I was staying at “Scottys Lakeside Resort (, which had communal grills, I was able to cook my first order on wood charcoal that I brought with me from NYC. The meat tasted so good that I decided to make a second visit to get some more meat.

Anyway, during my second order I asked for some Porterhouse steaks, and the farmer told me that they cut their Porterhouse steaks to the Italian “Fiorenina” size, which is roughly 2 inches.

The address:

312 McEachron Hill Rd, Argyle, NY 12809

And the Cheese Farm “Argyle Cheese Farm”:

990 Coach Road, Argyle, NY 12809

Anyway, here are some pictures:

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Bonus – There was a cheese farm around the ‘block’. I tried their eggs, excellent!


White Oak Pastures Ordered

Here is what I ordered from White Oak Pastures:
(Cut and paste from Gmail looking good…)

QtyDescriptionUnit PricePrice
2Grassfed Beef Kidneys
1White Oak Pastures Black T-Shirt Large
1Grassfed Beef Tenderloin Tips & Tails
1Grassfed Beef Hanging Tender
3Grassfed Beef Skirt Steak
2Grassfed Beef Liver
2Grassfed Beef Ribeye Steak (Boneless)
2Grassfed Beef Flat Iron Steak
1Grassfed Beef Oxtail Sliced
2Grassfed Beef Spleen
2Grassfed Beef Pancreas
Questions about your order? Contact customer service.Subtotal$282.81

With this order, shipping was only $9.95, I did not pay extra for the ‘Greencell’ packaging that is fully compostable. I want to see what their regular packaging is like and next time…

I am very excited about this order, after all, White Oak Pastures is the subject of the study showing that Regenerative Ranching is carbon negative!

Read it here:


Up Next: White Oak Pastures

On their website they say “come visit us”. Too bad they are down South all the way in Georgia. That is, a 16 hour drive or 1,047 miles from New York City!

They do however have an online shop. My hopes for this farm are high because they are the subject of the a study by Quantis that shows that purchasing meat from them is a carbon negative event. Yes that’s right, buying a pound of beef from White Oak Pastures results in carbon being sequestered in to the soil. That is better than any monocultured vegetable and much better than all conventionally farmed meat – including so called ‘organic’ meat. (Organic simply means that they fed the cows organic feed, whether that feed is corn or grass, which by the way cows are not supposed to eat corn or other grains…)

Anyway, see for yourself:

For completeness, here is a link to White Oak Pastures, in Bluffton, Georgia:

Cuts of note:

  • Grassfed Beef 1/8 Cow
    • 35 pounds of various cuts
    • $475
  • Tomahawk Steak
    • 32 oz
    • $35.99

As for shipping? They advertise orders over $100.00 are only $9.95 for shipping and you can upgrade to a compostable cooler for 10% of the cost of your order, so for the 1/8 cow that would be $47.50. Add $9.95 and you get $532.45. So 532.45 divied by 35 pounds comes to $15.21 per pound of beef. But this is truly grass-fed beef, the real ‘organic’ that your friends can have nothing to say about… Not Whole Foods animal Welfare Rating 4, not 5, not even 5+. This is infinity. This is beef raised the way that the Sioux hunted from Dances with Wolves…

Anyway, I will order something soon and will do a cost analysis by cut of beef compared to a conventional supermarket in New York City, and a Whole Foods in New York City.


Another Animal Welfare Rating System

See the Animal Welfare Institute guide to “Food Labels and Animal Welfare”,outdoors%2C%20on%20pasture%20or%20range.

And the “Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW” – the AGW stands for “A Greener World”:

And finally, a farm that is Animal Welfare Approved and is located in upstate New York close to Lake George that I visited recently:


Support Food Lies (Film)

Check out the trailer for an indiegogo project for “Food Lies” here:

I want the tee shirt that says:

“It’s what else you EAT, not the Meat!”

If you have the time, read this post:

If you are in a rush, watch this video linked from the bottom of the post:


Joyce Farms

Joyce Farms –

Located in Winston-Salem, North Caroline.

Uses Regenerative Agriculture.

I ordered a whole Rooster for $29.99, some beef bones, a whole Pheasant, a whole beef tongue, and a beef top-round.

The Rooster had thick skin, thick bones and the meat was darker than the chicken I am used to. It also tasted much better.

Here are some pictures:

Joyce Farm Box Arrives
Did not use GreenCell technology – but this was during the start of the lockdown and they were overloaded with orders.
Frozen Beef Tongue
Thawed out Beef Tongue
I made a mistake by chopping it up like this. It was real hard to eat and cook because the tongue skin is so thick. Next time I’ll just boil it like everybody else does!
Rooster wing or Pheasant wing, I forget

Regardless, I recommend this place!