Last update: 24 August 2020
I’ve recently read Blake Donaldson’s book, “Strong Medicine”. A very interesting book, to be sure, hilarious at times, with a mix of cunning observations and outdated scientific propositions.
First of all, the man is a tremendous shitlord and darwinist. Consider some of these quotes:
Donaldson is known for his all-meat diets, but that’s not exactly what he proposes. All-meat is his go-to for simple obesity, but for other things, he allows several other things to go with the meat (at least optionally). If anything, his stance is very Paleo, starting with observations on the state of dental health of primitive peoples:
The kind of foods he found to be adequate, besides fatty meat, are tubers, a limited variety of vegetables and fruits. He identified the chief problem foods as:
Still, there’s apparently nothing wrong with eating just meat:
Donaldson has a fair amount of opinions that are quite strange, but aren’t obviously wrong (such as the suggestion that smoking doesn’t cause cancer). His stance on salt is basically “never eat any” (reasonable from a Paleo template viewpoint), same as his opinion of eggs (which are kind of a gray area with Paleo thinking) and his stance on coffee is “drink exactly three half-cups per day”. The latter might be simply a reflection of the times and the culture of the land.
Overall, it’s a good book, which I recommend anyone interested in nutrition to read.
Finally, a collection of quotes I found noteworthy or funny: