3 Day -4: “Beer and sausage for a month? Are you nuts?”

Sept 27, 2011

I spent the better part of today answering lots of questions about my diet. And by “lots of questions,” I mean variations on the same theme:

“Are you nuts?”

No, not in a clinical sense. Though I certainly march to the beat of a different drummer. But nuts? I’ll leave that label to those who’ve earned it.

As I’ve already mentioned, I’m doing this under doctor’s supervision. And not in the condescending “as-your-physician-I-cannot-recommend-this-course-of-action” way you might expect. No, my doctor in in full support. Why? His answer comes in the first paragraph of a blog post about our unorthodox dietary experiment:

“My good friend Evo Terra is going on a special one month diet–it was going to be just beer but I convinced him to add some sausages (including my favorite, reindeer sausage). If you have been influenced by popular press you are aghast at what Evo is doing, and how can a physician supervise such. The answer is–because we need to know.”

And know we shall. I highly recommend you read the whole piece, especially if you have preconceived notions of what good nutrition is or is not. I know I’ve been led down the wrong path before. It happens. Science isn’t immune to data manipulation or just bad work. But it is rather good at self-correction.

October 1st is just a few days away. I’m looking forward to this! Especially if Terry is cooking …