One Year Anniversary; and Vacation

The one year anniversary of our blog will be on June 14. The year has flown by, but it’s been very enjoyable for us. We’re delighted at all the new Internet friends we’ve made.

We’ve developed a fair-sized audience — about 24,000 unique monthly visitors and 120,000 monthly page views — and we’re grateful for every one of you. We’re especially grateful to those who have made our comment section one of the most pleasant on the Web.

To celebrate, we’re going on vacation for the next week and a half. It will be a genuine vacation — which means we won’t read or reply to comments or emails until our return.

Blogging will resume when I (Paul) get caught up on work. I may take a blogging break to get the Kindle version out, and make some changes to the web site.

Also, soon after getting back I’ll be appearing on a few shows: Cary Nosler’s radio show on KSTE Talk 650 in Sacramento, California on Sunday June 19 from noon to 1 Pacific time (3-4 pm eastern time); and Ben Greenfield’s podcast show. Looking farther out, I’ll be speaking at the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Wise Traditions conference in Dallas November 11-13. It will be a great meeting; many thanks to Sally Fallon for the invitation to speak.

When blogging resumes, first up will be a bit more on LDL, and then I’ll begin “My Story.” I’ll take long breaks throughout to explore issues that came up at one time or another — cancer (which my mother died from at age 33), Candida, acne, rosacea, C. pneumoniae, memory loss and dementia, impaired mood, neuropathy, fatigue. As I get into how I resolved my issues, I’ll talk about how to use self-experimentation to help diagnose causes and find effective therapies for chronic disease.

As we progress on our cookbook, I’ll blog posts about the health benefits of various foods, and how to adjust the diet for various health conditions.

I expect to have one or two guest bloggers on the topic of fitness, and I hope to spend more time on the blog discussing reader experiences and seeing if together we can make progress in understanding and curing chronic disease.

We’re looking forward to our vacation but also to getting back to blogging. It should be a busy and fun year. Thank you so much for making this past year fruitful, and for helping us explore the puzzles of diet and health in the year to come!

Best,

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41 Comments.

  1. And many more! This site is amongst the most valuable around and your garbage can is a raccoon’s treasure-trove judging by the recipes.

  2. Congrats on your anniversary and the success of your blog! Hope you enjoy the time off!!

    But hurry back … I for one am looking forward to the Kindle version of the PHD (just love, love, love the Kindle search on the desktop ;).

  3. Yes, congratulations on your positive contribution to health knowledge. You have improved my life, for sure.

  4. Enjoy your well earned vacation!

  5. I found your site when mark sisson linked to you and have thoroughly enjoyed reading through the articles you post. And I am very much looking forward to your upcoming topics! I myself had cancer at the age of 26 (I’m 31) – thyroid cancer so I’m interested to read your thoughts. Have fun on vacation!

  6. Congratulations.

    Your book is my go-to recommendation for people who ask about why I suddenly lost a bunch of weight and lost 10 years. 😉

  7. Enjoy your well earned vacation! Keep the blackberry et al turned off!

  8. Congratulations.!
    Been a great first year.! and we are sure many more will follow. Have a great vacation

  9. Happy anniversary! And I hope there’s many more years to come, as this blog is a great resource for health information. Enjoy the well earned vacation!

  10. Congratulations. Saludos from Spain.

  11. Congrats, Paul!
    Just re-read parts of your book yesterday evening. The most logical approach to human nutrition IMO. And I thouroghly enjoy your blog entries including the weekly “around the web” issues. You continiously pic the most interresting topics.
    Have a nice and relaxing vacation!

  12. Thank you both for all you do and enjoy a super vacation. Looking forward to reading your story Paul.

  13. Thank you Shou-Ching and Paul for the finest health and diet information on the web. Your vacation will give me time to go back and re-read some of the outstanding discussions you have created. We’ll miss you. Have a wonderful vacation!

  14. anand srivastava

    Your blog is amongst the blogs on health. To achieve that within a year, congratulations.

  15. Paul,

    Just one year! Sounds like you’ve been writing and helping people for centuries! 😉

    I wanted to thank you for all valuable information you post along this year and wish a GREAT vacation for both of you!

    Best,
    Mario.

  16. Happy Internet birthday! I hope you have a wonderful vacation.

    JS

  17. Happy Bloggaversary! Enjoy your vacation. Life is good 🙂

  18. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. Hope you two have a restful vacation. Looking forward to your return.

  19. Maybe we can plan a Boston round-up sometime in the near future!

  20. Congratulations! Thank you for all your contributions. Have a great vacation! Look forward to many more years of learning from your fantastic blog!

    Erik

  21. Have a wonderful vacation! I look forward to reading the new series. Thank you for all you do.

  22. Thank you for all the interesting and inspiring information!!! Have a wonderful vacation, Claire

  23. Have a wonderful vacation, and thank YOU!

  24. Happy anniversary and enjoy your vacation! It is truly deserved. I’m so thankful I found your blog and book when I did. They’re such valuable resources, and have instantly become one of my favorite blogs. I’m looking forward to your future posts. And to echo others, thank you both for what you do!

  25. Congratulations, enjoy your holiday!

  26. I hope you two have a wonderful time. 🙂

    Congratulations! On a year well done! You need the
    vacation.

    Be safe.

    Betty

  27. good timing for me since I just received your book and so I’ll take your blogging break to read that instead.

  28. Have a nice break. Learnt (and still learning) a lot from the blog. Thanks.

  29. What do you recommend for acne even after being on a paleo diet for a year and then a PHD for a few months?

  30. Have a great vacay! I just sent my copy of your book to my dad who is battling to save his legs from diabetes. I’ll have to order another one for myself or wait and get a kindle! Congrats on your one year!

  31. Congratulations on your year, and enjoy your much-earned vacation! I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge both in your book and on the blog, I’m definitely looking forward to reading some more!

  32. Enjoy the vacation! Thanks for all the help–this blog has been a real joy to frequent. I look forward to your return.

    best of luck,

    james

  33. Congratulations on the blogaversary!

    I love your blog!!! It’s one of the best blogs!!!

    Thank you for sharing with us this invaluable information.I really appreciate how you manage to reply to all comments and how you never lose your cool, even when people disagree with you. It creates a very warm and pleasant atmosphere:))

    Thank you so much!!!

    Enjoy your vacation!

  34. Hi Paul
    Have a nice vacation. Still hoping to translate your book to Hebrew. I just have to finish one small paper and maybe a PHD…
    Congratulation on building one of the best (if not THE) blogs and books in the Paleosphere.
    Miki

  35. Paul and Shou-Ching,

    You’ve built and maintained a fantastic blog and book and I wish you both the best in year 2 and beyond.

    Thank you for courageously sharing your curiosity, knowledge, drive and enthusiasm for perfect health’s most basic building blocks: the foods we choose to eat.

    Hurry back,

    cipher

  36. A richly deserved vacation! Thanks for all your work. What a contribution to our health!

    (Another) Ellen

  37. Google scholarly

    My congratulations to you, and a link re. infections:
    ——-

    Problems associated with glucose toxicity: Role of hyperglycemia-induced oxidative stress

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738809/

    “It was found that persistent hyperglycemia caused the functional decline of neutrophils. Infection is thus the main problem resulting from glucose toxicity in the acute phase.”
    ——-

    You may be familiar with this paper, but I wanted to make sure of it.

  38. Congratulations!
    And thank you for providing such an interesting and high quality blog.

  39. Thanks for such a great blog and book. I already gave away my first copy and buying another.

    Do you have any thoights for a person in cancer treatment who has a PIC intravenous line? The standard diet is processed corn sugars I believe. Perhaps there is a better alternative.

  40. Thanks all!

    We had fun, but it’s good to be back before the mound of work turns to a mountain. I may put up pictures from our vacation tomorrow.

    Ellen, a Boston round-up sounds like a good summer idea. Maybe a picnic at the beach?

    Craig, I’ll get to that this summer. Many papers to read before I’m ready.

    Google scholar, thanks for the link. Another reason to avoid hyperglycemia.

    Steve, is the line for parenteral nutrition? Dextrose is not a terrible form of parenteral calories – low in fructose and water available. Fats don’t do well directly into veins. However, as a long-term diet it is not good. Unfortunately there are no good parenteral diets, only some that are slightly less evil than others.

    Best, Paul

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