Thanks for writing. Sorry to keep you waiting for a reply. I have been away
for a month soaking up the sun in the Canary Islands.
Yes, it is quite safe to eat just meat with the fat. It is meat without the
fat that is dangerous. I have added a story below from Vilhjalmur
Stefansson's autobiography, Discovery, which will be of interest. You might
also see http://www.thebear.org/essays1.html#anchor496162
If you want to eat this way, the correct proportions are 25% of calories
from protein and 75% from fat. that means roughly 6 times as much lean as
fat as the lean is only about 23% protein.
Barry Groves PhD
Author: Eat Fat, Get Thin!
Lord Strathcona - the Donald Smith of Mount Sir Donald and Smith's Landing
and countless towns and natural features throughout Canada - was Canada's
High Commissioner in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and one
of the richest men in the British Empire. Vilhjalmur Stefansson gives the
following account of Lord Strathcona's dietary habits which illustrate well
how a restricted diet can be eminently healthy:
'I [Stefansson] told him what I had learned from the Eskimos, and he told me
that years ago in Canada he had begun a regimen all his own by skipping
lunch and ultimately breakfast too. Then he had begun to wonder why, since
he liked some things better than others, he should bother to eat something
different on Tuesday when he had liked what he had eaten on Monday better.
This led to his questioning what he really did like and, when he got the
answer, eating nothing else - eggs, milk, and butter. Although this
combination would not have made up my favorite meal, much as I favor butter,
the point was that Strathcona and I were in agree–ment on the feeling that
the longer a man ate one complete food exclusively, the more likely he was
to relish it.
'I had many opportunities to observe the High Commissioner while I was in
London, for he frequently invited me to dinner at his home in Grosvenor
Square, saying that So-and-So would be present and he thought I would like
to meet him. Strathcona, a broad-shouldered man taller than six feet, would
be seated at one end of the long table, Lady Strathcona at the other. As
course after course was served to the rest of us, he would converse,
drinking a sip or two of each wine as it was poured. Sometime during the
mid–dle of the dinner, his tray was brought: several medium-soft boiled eggs
broken into a large bowl, with plenty of butter and with extra butter in a
side dish, and, I believe, a quart of whole milk, or per–haps
This story illustrates just how unimportant fruit and vegetables are
if the underlying diet is correct. And Lord Strathcona must have been doing
something right because lived entirely healthily to the ripe old age of 93.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Graff" <zgraff~charter.net>
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 9:53 PM
>I heard you on Bari Caine's radio show. would it be healthy for us to eat
> only animal foods and animal fats?
> would it be healthy to eliminate all carbs from our diets?