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Who Knew Eating Butter Would Be So Controversial?

One of the best parts of sharing with people about the great health benefits of eating a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet is the look on their face when you tell them that they can eat butter again. Butter is back and people are realizing just how therapeutic saturated fat is in their diet! It’s as if you just told them that there really is a Santa Claus or Easter bunny–except that it’s actually true! And not only can they have this great source of delicious saturated fat in their diet, it’s actually encouraged for them to eat as part of a primal, real foods-based, low-carb lifestyle. Butter is so incredibly good for you as a real, whole food unlike its fake counterpart margarine (watch this video to see the intensive processing of some rather inferior ingredients to make this stuff that they market heavily to people as a “healthy” alternative to butter).

The myth that butter is unhealthy is one that suits the food industry well since they’d rather sell you cheaper products they can make more profit from convincing you that things like margarine are somehow good for you to eat. But consumers have been doing their own research and getting wiser by buying more butter than they have since Richard Nixon was President of the United States (and I was still in diapers). It’s becoming common knowledge now amongst people in the know that one of the most heart-healthy things you can do is consume more butter in your diet. After all, butter is a health food and will give you a fighting chance against just about any and every chronic health problem you might face. Everything is better with butter!

It’s no secret I have a passion for consuming good, quality butter as part of my low-carb, high-fat diet. And I don’t apologize for my overzealous love for butter that helps me get into a constant state of nutritional ketosis which is where I know my health is optimized to the best it can possibly be. While many people extol the virtues of consuming ketone-boosting medium chain triglyceride (MCT) fats such as coconut oil and MCT oil to help support proper ketone production, I prefer to get into ketosis nutritionally through eating more fats like high-quality butter in conjunction with my carbohydrate intake being limited to my personal tolerance level as well as my protein consumption to my individual threshold. We go into great detail about all of this in my next book Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet set to release in hardback, Kindle ebook and audiobook on August 5, 2014.

A few weeks ago, I attended the annual Paleof(x) conference in Austin, Texas and it was such a fantastic experience for everyone in the Paleo, primal, low-carb, real food community. Getting to meet so many people who shared their stories about how the work I am doing is changing their lives is incredibly gratifying and makes me appreciate the unique opportunities that this platform affords me. And while it was a positive experience attending this amazing event, the fact is it was also pretty stressful. It’s happy stress, but stress nonetheless. Plus, as you’ve know I’ve been hunkered down banging out my book on ketogenic diets which entails yet another layer of stress all to its own. Isn’t it ironic that the process of writing a book about health could be so unhealthy? Ahhhh, but I’m not complaining because the end result will be so worth all the effort it took to get there. You’ll see.

With the rise in cortisol as of late, it has taken a toll on my ketones (under 1.0 mmol), blood sugar (hovering around 100), and weight (up ~20 pounds since January). I’m not worried about these things because I recognize what’s going on. Once the editing process of Keto Clarity is finished in the next couple of months, I’ll be able to devote time to recovering and getting all of these numbers back in line again. To help kick start that process, I tweeted out what I described as my “ketogenic rehabilitation plan” that included the following delicious low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat meal:

Yes, that is indeed a full 8-ounce stick of Kerrygold grass-fed butter with my eggs. But it’s not all that strange an idea for anyone who has consumed a meal with me before. While I don’t necessarily consume an entire stick of Kerrygold butter with my meals all the time (although there would be no harm if I did) and I typically also include some monounsaturated fats like avocado in my meals, I certainly don’t fear eating a meal comprised of mostly saturated fat when I want to be satisfied for hours on end, raise my blood ketone levels, and drop my blood sugar. This just plain works. Unfortunately, not everyone shared my affinity for butter with some of the responses I received from people on social media.

Here was the most laughable of the criticisms I received:

Don’t you just love seeing such blatant ignorance on full display for all the world to see? This guy thinks I’m going to get heart disease from consuming butter although he says some butter is okay. Hmmmm. Doesn’t he realize grass-fed butter is a superfood for the heart? So I asked him how exactly eating butter was going to give me heart disease and he then resorted to personally attacking me rather than answering the question. That’s too bad since I shared in my 2013 book Cholesterol Clarity that it’s primarily refined and processed carbohydrates and vegetable oils that contribute to heart disease, not saturated fat. If he had something revelatory to share with me, I was all ears. But getting into a conversation about this unfortunately wasn’t his agenda. Throwing stones was all he had in mind.

Others had more reasonable questions for me about how my body responded to eating that much butter (is there really such a thing as “too much butter?”). Actually, I do VERY well eating a high-fat diet as I learned during my nutritional ketosis n=1 experiment. It’s both tasty and easy for me to get butter into my body taking a bite of it with every bite of my food. Some people like Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Coffee to get their butter and fat in–but since I hate coffee, this is my way to get the butter in. No, I don’t think everyone should eat an entire stick of Kerrygold butter with their meals, but maybe some people do. When you realize the incredible benefits that butter can give your body, it makes you feel confident in ditching your fat-phobia and embracing this incredible real food into your menus. Ketone production, blood sugar stabilization, soaring energy levels, complete hunger control with spontaneous periods of intermittent fasting, mood improvements, crystal clear thinking–I could go on and on with all the benefits this is giving me.

Interestingly, one of the primary concerns people had with my meal was the number of calories they think it contained. Some presumed it was 5,000-7,500 calories, but here’s the reality:

8-ounce stick of unsalted Kerrygold butter–1600 calories
5 local, pastured eggs–400 calories
1 Tbs salted Kerrygold butter–100 calories

HERE’S THE TRUTH:

1600 + 400 + 100 = 2100 calories

And that’s all I had to eat that day. As you can see, this is nowhere close to the weeping and gnashing of teeth calorie counts that some where claiming. But it’s just more ignorance on the part of people who would choose to be critical for whatever their reasons. All I know is a meal like that makes me feel healthy and vibrant like nothing else can. Fat is where it’s at and I’ll proudly continue to eat this way as long as my body is benefiting from it. If you don’t want to eat that way, that’s cool. But don’t bemoan me for eating in such a way that works for me. And for Jimmy Moore that’s a very low-carb, moderate protein, very high-fat, ketogenic diet. I’ve got so much more to share about this subject in Keto Clarity and I can’t wait for you to read it when it releases in a few months.

Incidentally, here’s a related e-mail I received from a Facebook fan over the weekend that gently reminds me why the information I’m sharing about eating more fat, for example, is so vitally important for others:

I want to thank you for some changes in my life because of you, namely my wonderful discovery of Kerrygold butter and also not feeling bad for using a lot of it. I found a local farm raising grass-fed, grass-finished beef. We went to the farm and talked a long time about their practices and had our beef delivered free right to our door.

We have a local butcher who makes weekly trips with her big van truck and huge chest refrigerator. Every Tuesday evening we just wait to hear her honk her horn and walk out the door to her truck. We look inside the fridge and tell her what we want. For example my husband will say he wants sausage, she asks how much, he says from my fingers to my elbow.

We get lots of homemade bacon–no two slices are exactly alike like in the store. I now feel better about eating my bacon too. I was depriving myself of it for so long. I have your book Cholesterol Clarity on my Kindle and have read it 3 or 4 times already because every time I do I learn something new. Because of your book I don’t feel bad about my high cholesterol of 303 because my HDL cholesterol is 99.

My family doctor never suggests I go on Lipitor and I never have. There’s more I could tell you but these are the things I think about often. Thank you so much for all you do for so many people. I listen to you on Stitcher on my walks and we also listen to you in the car. When we get into the car, my husband asks, “Are we going to listen to Jimmy today?” Sorry that was so long, but I sincerely wanted to share my thanks to you.

I’m curious to hear your thoughts about this topic of butter. Do you think eating it is controversial? And how much is too much butter to consume at one time? Whatever that amount is, why would it be somehow harmful for consumption? This should be a fun discussion! Leave your comments below.

4-29-14 UPDATE: After writing this blog post today, I found this relevant video of Dr. Peter Attia, MD on The Dr. Oz Show recently extolling the virtues of saturated fat consumption:


http://youtu.be/6t6T0l14-n4

  • John Smith

    If butter is what you like to eat have at it, I’d rather eat a steak or some pork chops.

    • LLVLCBlog

      I do BOTH at the same time. :D

  • Kate

    Where are your micronutrients from greens or orange vegetables or berries?

  • LLVLCBlog

    Fair enough, Mike. I don’t subscribe to the “excess calories” argument because in this particular case my calories were right where they needed to be at 2100 for the entire day. For a man my height and size, that’s pretty spot on. How is this at any kind of “tipping point?” Oh, and I never claimed this was some kind of “panacea.” Just that it’s the right way for me.

    As for my “evidence” that this is something that is right for me, I point to the physical manifestations of what happens when I do: soaring energy, improved ketone production, lower blood sugar, reduced blood pressure, complete appetite control, spontaneous bouts of intermittent fasting, never thinking about food…the list goes on and on. These things cannot be ignored as the sign of a healthy metabolism thanks to the foods being consumed.

    Not sure what kind of “narrow-mindedness” you are referring to as I am one of the most open and honest people online regarding the fact that people should find what works for them regardless of what that plan is. I’ve been saying this for the past decade and still believe it to be true to this day. If someone is finding success on another way of eating that differs from my personal one, I’m the first to cheer them on to continued success just as I have been successful with a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet. There’s no fear of food here. And the concept of “moderation” is just a nonsensical, silly term that ignores the individual customization that needs to happen for some people: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/why-the-eat-in-moderation-advice-is-silly/1063

    Thanks for sharing your comments!

    • Mike Howard

      Thank you for your response, Jimmy. If what you (or others) are doing
      is working then great and I’m heartened to hear you support all dietary
      patterns provided it works for people. Individual tastes/circumstances
      vary to be sure. I don’t know that most people would thrive long term
      on those volumes of butter but hey whatever floats your boat I suppose.
      While you may not have used the word “panacea” to describe butter, your
      posts, opinions, actions etc would suggest otherwise from an observers
      perspective.

      As for narrow-mindedness I’m referring to the
      idea that carbohydrates are inherently “bad” or “fattening”. You have
      many posts eluding to that very ideal and when much of your livelihood
      depends on it, one tends to become prone to the narrow-mindedness of
      confirmation bias. Just a thought…

      Insofar as “moderation” is
      concerned, it’s curious that you would just relegate the concept to a
      “nonsensical, silly term”. On the contrary moderation serves to AUGMENT
      customization. While the term itself is subjective and individually
      dependent, the idea of including ALL foods to some degree that you enjoy
      is more a recipe for long-term success than is restricting categories
      of foods. Science DOES support this as it does that rigid dieting (as
      in categorically eliminating most carbs) can lead to disordered eating.
      Rigid vs. flexible dieting: association with eating disorder symptoms
      in
      nonobese women. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11883916

      Flexible
      vs. Rigid dieting strategies: relationship with adverse behavioral
      outcomes. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10336790

      • LLVLCBlog

        Thanks Mike. Again, my philosophy has always been one of inclusiveness of what works for you. Ketosis works for me and I simply share about it, don’t mandate it for health for everyone. As for carbohydrates, they ARE fattening and bad for me. If you can handle them, then go for it. But I cannot. No confirmation bias here…just what I know is right about me. Finally, the traditional definition of “moderation” is way too vague. That’s what is nonsensical.

  • Greg

    I’ve been putting 4 tablespoons of KerryGold unsalted in my coffee every morning. For me the only controversial thing about butter that I still worry about a little bit is if the trace amounts of casein might be causing me any problems. But I’m not worried about it enough yet to spend more for ghee. When I quit being vegan and reintroduced dairy I didn’t notice any new problems.

    • Luanne Wolfgram

      You can make your own ghee if the casein gets to be a problem. It’s not that difficult.

      • edward belschner

        the test also checks you for ghee as well…..

    • edward belschner

      get tested by elisa/act to see if your having other antibody responses to the butter IGM IGA IGG tcell and immune complex http://www.elisaact.com/nonhc/our-unique-testing-method.asp test is at http://betterlabtestsnow.com/foods.aspx.. I tested everything at the standard allergy office casein , lactose , milk etc theres like 5 things from milk you can be reactive to… Lactalbumin lactoglobulin
      for me , I feel fine eating it… but I had responses to milk, butter, yogurt … not detected by standard allergy testing ..; I m hoping now that my good bacteria is up and back i will now not be allergic to it

  • edward belschner

    id like to jump in my self….. For me , I switched over to paleo/ low carb mixing the both…. I eat alot of FATs… Coconut oil, eggs, avocado — but get in my nuts ..pumpkin, almond walnuts.. I eats tons of meat, chicken fish, rabbit duck…etc but then eat tons of low starch veggies……almost Zero sugar (fruits) (I cant eat butter—ill explain later) For me Ive had minor health problems all my life…. an over the counter customer for life… headaches , aches pains , hemorrhoids… stuffy nose ,, sinus –nasal drip — sinus issues blah blah and more.. I my self ended up with crohns disease an auto immune disease…..I ate the bullshit diet from the food food pyramid all my life— ate healthy ( what was said to be healthy) Somehow I slowly started to fall apart….like others in my family– who were CARB kings..(I know thats why they fell apart) I ate alot of carbs cereals etc bread—really just breakfast… I really fell apart at 38 and ended up with crohns . Today Im 41, and in the best health– ZERO sinus problems, great digestion, no head aches –great cholesterol.. (in my eyes). For me crohns runs in the family so does Diabetes..type 2. For me I think these dieases are the same…. but just showing in a different way in many…..you can see both run down my family starting in 1890…(moms side) I lost every doc ive gone to , since my disease— At the worst part , I had intestinal problems, a fistula etc. heart racing…etc. ( I choose no big pharm drugs) I get slammed and yelled at by every jack@ss Gi that you cant limit your food and change your diet.. Diet has nothing to do with it — ( Johns hopkins trained Docs) all the sheeet they tell you to eat when your stomach is a mess (brats diet etc) only f ‘s you up more… In my eyes Jimmy has opened the door , so few want to look in…in a different way… Ive experimented for over two years now documenting my life in Advanced testing ( IGM IGG IGA, tcell immune complex, blood antibodies, Ige antibodies(allergy office prick test or caprast) Fecal IGE stool allergy testing. Bacteria and yeast testing , looking at what good bacteria I carry,, as well all the bad. What yeast levels were in me. ( doctors do not look at yeast or really learn much on it) Gastro doc s will laugh in your face if you say the word yeast. Many havent come around and havent seen the effects of what overgrowth of yeast can do to you.( as its not a so called problem) At the same time it messes up your system lowering your good bacteria…. add in all the SUGAR and carbs and you F-ed and soon a customer for life( for big pharm) many argue there carbs and grains are healthy. When you consume tons of milk, grains , starches- corn, rice, potatos your body just digests it as SUGAR…. add in all the fruits, or processed stuff, soda’s your living your life on SUGAR… once your gut is a mess, theres no turning back with standard medicine. ( just a life long life of a handful of pills) which turn off your immune system and reduce inflammation Jimmys fat eating —and everyones low carb / paleo eating is reducing the BAD levels of bacteria in there guts as well dropping internal yeast levels. You have all the experts argue Starch is the way to go to feed certain good bacteria. The problem if your over ran by yeast— from your long life of yeasty foods and all the tons of sugars and carbs — your yeast is going to rob from Peter to feed Paul. Theres a reason so many get better and feel better eating this way.. your lowering your internal yeast— which no doc looks at and your feeding some good bacteria that dont eat sugar by eating the meats , fats etc…many BAD bacteria — feast on sugars…. We are all different , and the reason Jimmy says what ever works for you is great– Ive seen my Yeast drop over 2 years eating this way… I ve also seen my good bacteria raise and my bad drop…. today I have no disease ?????. No doctor could help me and today there still all lost.with there HEADS in there ASS—( but we have pills) Come any health site– with sick people colitis crohns IBS diabetes etc— they all complain about the same things— yet they all eat the same things. All they do is ask each other what drugs to switch to.. . I d be happy to show my results to any quack standard medicine doc any day. My osteoporosis is now reversing – my summer allergies are gone… I sleep great , I have no headaches, No nasal drip and my stomach works like a top — In all of my advanced testing – it appeared my yeast was eating the corn, grains, milk, starches for a food source as well all my bad bacteria. Today all those food intolerance’s I have some how flew away………….yet my balanced shifted (low yeast , high good bacteria. ) all the nay say ers Sugar kills you. If all rides on the result of whats in your gut… add in antibiotics , steroids — that carb diet…sugar foods and your set up for FAILURE ……….I ate fruit and did the SCD diet before switching I felt alot better…. removing all those hard to digest starches, grains etc with this diet… as well many of the hard to digest fruits. They still allow you certain fruits.. Fruit can be just as bad as candy…. I tracked this and found my bad bacteria and yeast loved it.. until I rebalanced— it was a no no … It will be great when docs start really looking at the gut for HEART DISEASE and auto immune diseases — realizing that your bacteria and yeast or killing you from access SUGAR…

    As well… I couldnt eat butter…. due to advanced testing showing an allergy. not detected at the standard allergy office… Im sure now that i have replaced my gut bacteria with many good strains I soon will be able to eat it again ( grass feed for sure) as my bad bacteria and yeast are low…..

  • http://www.iwearspandex.com/home Brian Stephens

    Jimmy, what I’m amazed at is that one meal of eggs and butter satiated you for the day. Well, not amazed, but excited. That is great! I drink bulletproof coffee with lots of grass fed butter in the morning (sometimes up to 3/4 stick), and that typically holds me well into the afternoon. Though on consecutive days when I am more active (bike riding, doing lots this month), the fats don’t hold me over as long. I have recently tried keeping my protein intake lower along with lower carbs, but my increased cycling activity is making it difficult to judge what levels will allow me to have energy and performance on the bike. I’m also going for fat loss, but have stalled, even with eating LCHF, limiting my protein (not consistently), and increasing my activity level (cycling).

    I recently listed to your episode of Ask the Low Carb Experts with John Kiefer on the Carb Nite Solution. I just bought the book and am excited to dive in. After that, I’m excited for your new book Keto Clarity. I think my fat loss solution lies somewhere in those two books. Something that will allow me to lose fat and use ketones to fuel my bike riding. That’s my next experiment.

    Good luck completing the book and dropping your stress levels. By the way, you do a nice job of responding to critics. I find the closed-minded group can’t be helped. The open-minded group are on the ride with you. Count me among the open-minded.

    • LLVLCBlog

      THANKS buddy! It’s pretty easy to go upwards of 24 hours between meals when your fat intake is adequate enough. :)

  • Richard Masta

    Long live fat! I often eat two or three big spoonfuls of coconut oil at 4:30am before 12 hours of loading trailers. I don’t eat until 7 or 8 pm, and usually I’m not that hungry. A quick snack for me is sauerkraut and a bite off the stick of butter in the fridge. I nip olive oil like a taxi driver on break outside the liquor store. I still might be below 2000 calories a day, after all the meat and veggie. I think with a lot of “haters” it’s simply cognitive dissonance. I know a few people who cede to me in debate, but can’t comprehend doing it. Small wins, final victory. -Rich

  • LLVLCBlog

    Daniel, thank you for your comments!

    If it’s only about the calories, then what does it matter where the calories come from. My contention is that my body does better with a lower-carb, higher-fat diet than probably most people. But it’s not a panacea for everyone to necessarily eat as much butter as I do. However, it is something that, if tolerated, can be an EXCELLENT source of nutrition for most.

    Yes, I have complete control of hunger and have to be reminded by my wife Christine to eat sometimes. I don’t necessarily eat more, but I can attest to some weight gain due to the stress I already explained. Blood sugar is lower and blood ketones are higher in a non-stress situation. And the ketogenic diet free from cortisol abnormalities get me there.

    There nothing alarming or extreme about what I’ve shared in this blog post. I never used the word “arsenic” in my column, so I’m not sure where that came from. There’s a great biological reason why carbohydrates are problematic for me–they raise my blood sugar, they stoke hunger and cravings, they increase my weight and they kill my ketones. No thanks! I’ve been down that road far too often in this life and I’m quite content to keep on livin’ la vida low-carb.

  • Jayson Doglet

    Sorry, but you’ve gained 20 lbs since January and want to blame it on stress. Come on. You’re eating too much, or not working out enough. You’ve done the egg fast, and the sticks-of-butter diet … don’t you realize that you’re suggesting that desperate people do stupid things? I would like to see you take a break, get your dietary sh*t together, and get healthy before you tell other people what to do. As long as you’re way overweight, you lack credibility. No thanks. No sticks of butter for moi.

    • LLVLCBlog

      I appreciate your perspective and comments about this, Jayson. However, I don’t these we’ve ever met in person or know each other in real life. So I can’t see how you can make such declarative statements like I’m “eating too much” or “not working out enough.” That’s just simpleminded thinking that serves no good purpose in an intelligent discussion.

      Your points would be valid if you were a friend or family member witnessing what is happening to me. But you are neither. I’m not sure what “stupid things” you think I am suggesting to anyone. I’m merely pointing out that eating butter is not the grand evil that so many people are making it out to be. That’s all.

      I’m doing very well in my health right now buddy thanks to that intake of high-quality butter and other real, whole foods. There’s nothing to get “together” about what I am doing. Walk a mile in my shoes as a former 400-pounder with metabolic issues galore and then we’ll talk. Until then, your criticisms pretty much fall flat on their face as self-agrandizing, arrogant, and ignorant.

      THANKS again for your comments!

  • Adam Kosloff

    Thanks again for your honest and interesting perspective, Jimmy. The 20 lb climb sounds frustrating, and it just goes to show that dealing with lipophilia can be a beast, even when you have access to as much information as you’ve had. The fact that you’ve maintained a triple-digit weight loss for 10+ years is amazing and a testiment to the power of dietary change. How many people who once tipped 400 lbs have remained as lean/healthy as you have for 10+ years without surgical intervention? The haters forget this astonishing fact at their own peril — and the peril of those who would listen to them and their just-eat-less-move-more nonsense. The fact is that people like me (who were relatively lean even b/4 going the LC/paleo path) just have no visceral idea what it’s like to contend with massive fat loss/maintenance. Enough of this “it works for me, idiot, so it should work for you” attitude about diet/fat loss. It’s both mean-spirited AND incorrect. Wonder how the haters would fare on an isocaloric diet (compared to what they’re eating now) of Ring-dings and Mountain Dew. Try that prescription for a few years, and then come back to preach to us :) The best diet/exercise plan in the world may not be a match for persistent lipophilia, but that shouldn’t stop us from fighting back as best as we can. Good luck, my friend, and stay strong!

    • LLVLCBlog

      Appreciate it buddy. I will always do what’s right for me regardless of what others think.

  • George

    My opinion – I like butter and I cook in ghee or dripping, then pour olive oil and/or tahini on my food. In other words, I like to bet a bob each way.
    I just wrote about this today http://hopefulgeranium.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/saturated-fat-is-good-for-you-but-how.html
    “Saturated fat IS good for you, but how much polyunsaturated fat do you need?”

  • cmans6282

    I *LOVE* your attitude!!! I wrote to you recently because as a Mom of under a dozen *stress* and a winter from Sheol took the prize for my #20. You told me *Make it happen*~thanks for being real and indomitable! :)

    • LLVLCBlog

      I’m so proud of you. :)

  • Mary Lewis

    “Nuff said ~

    “It was nice to know all that but I did wonder: Was I killing myself? Fortunately I could find out. A few months before my butter discovery, I had gotten a “heart scan” – a tomographic x-ray of my circulatory system. These scans are summarized by an Agatston score, a measure of calcification. Your Agatston score is the best predictor of whether you will have a heart attack in the next few years. After a year of eating a half stick of butter every day, I got a second heart scan. Remarkably, my Agatston score had improved (= less calcification), which is rare. Apparently my risk of a heart attack had gone down.”

    http://betabeat.com/2014/04/seth-roberts-final-column-butter-makes-me-smarter/

    He’s the reason I eat copious amounts of butter (it improves brain function). He the reason I eat pork belly and other fatty meats. I had to memorize a long talk recently and the first thing I did was head straight to the gym and practice it on the treadmill–because of something Seth told me. He’s the reason I take Omega 3 and eat fermented foods (eating Umami Burger with Seth was a real pleasure). He’s the reason I read and value Jane Jacobs and Edward Jay Epstein. His writing on acne and skin care changed how my fiancée takes care of her skin. These are just the things I can remember off the top of my head. (He’s also the reason I order my steak medium rare because we had dinner at a fancy steakhouse when I was just getting started in business and he helped me order and I haven’t changed it since).

    http://betabeat.com/2014/04/personal-science-pioneer-seth-roberts-passes-away/

    It appears you and your butter have been keeping some good company! ;)

    • LLVLCBlog

      Yep, very sad to hear of Seth Roberts’ passing. Shared this on social media the other day.

  • Wenchypoo

    If I could tolerate dairy, I’d be right there with you–eating sticks of butter like they were candy bars! Currently, I’m trying to refine my Lard Popsicles recipe…

  • Dave Lightseer

    I live in SC, too, by the way. While I’ve tried the Kerrygold, it is hard for me to find. Fortunately, SC’s own Happy Cow Creamery makes some fine butter which I enjoy with local pastured eggs.

    • LLVLCBlog

      Love Happy Cow too, Dave.