Over the years, I have mentioned the book a few times to different people and always got the same reaction. An eye roll and an “Oh, him.” Social conformity led me to take the same stance… until I progressively started a lower carb and eventually ketogenic diet and found my health again. Suddenly I realized I was living according to Dr. Bernstein’s recommendations, but it wasn’t the drag that I remembered it being when I tried to do it the 90s. I’ve since taken a different perspective on Dr. Bernstein. I think that the negative reaction I’ve observed might have its basis in a couple of factors: Read more »
Doug’s beard and mustache were integral to his visual self-image, having spent almost his entire adult life faithfully maintaining them. With the resolve of Samson he wouldn’t let the convalescent staff take a pair of scissors to the ensemble in the many months that they were charged with his care. He lay there emaciated, looking up at me from sunken eye sockets, as if recently liberated from a WWII concentration camp; his drawn features etched with sadness and desperation, his once proud facial hair caked with the remains of meals past.
His could feel his end nearing and wanted to be anywhere else… Read more »