Thanks For The Memories …

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When people who follow your blog start emailing to make sure you’re still alive, it’s time to explain the extended absence.

Fall is a busy time for most people, but especially for our family. Starting in mid-October, we have Chareva’s birthday, Halloween, Sara’s birthday, my birthday, Thanksgiving and then Christmas. I didn’t feel like carving out time to write new posts. I did, however, think long and hard about my future and the future of this blog, especially after I took my end-of-year vacation from the programming job and had plenty of downtime.

I’ll spoil the ending now: this will probably be my last post – if not for good, then for a good long while. That decision, of course, deserves a long explanation.

For more than a decade, I’ve been working the equivalent of two jobs: the programming job to pay the bills, plus the second job of producing a film, several speeches, a thousand blog posts, a book, a handful of videos, then another film, including all the music and all the animation … oh, and I’ve also coded and released three updates to a software system I sell to intellectual-property attorneys. I’ve always had a Big Project! in the works, usually with the next Big Project! already lined up.

A longtime reader checked in recently to ask if I’d croaked or anything like that, so I told her about my decision. Although she was disappointed, she put it perfectly: you simply can’t keep the accelerator floored forever.

Yup … and I’ve had the accelerator floored for a long, long time.

When Fat Head was released, our daughter Sara was a little pipsqueak in kindergarten. That’s her above in a mock magazine cover from an early post. Our daughter Alana was an even littler pipsqueak in preschool. Sara leaves for college in less than a year, then Alana two years after that. When we bought this property in 2011, I took what I thought would be a short-term programming job (the original contract was for six months) to help pay for renovations. In just over four years, I’ll be retiring from that job, complete with a 401k package and a hearty handshake (assuming we’re not still under “temporary” social-distancing mandates). I’m very aware of how quickly the time is passing.

After my dad’s mother died, he told me, “When both your parents are gone, you feel this little tap on your shoulder that says You’re next.” I responded with something like, “Oh come on, Dad, you probably have 30 more years ahead of you.”

Turns out Dad knew what he was talking about (as was usually the case). When my mom died in April, I didn’t feel that tap on the shoulder immediately, but eventually it was there:

Tap-tap-tap … you’re next.

I’m healthier than most 62-year-old guys, and my energy level is still good. I probably have at least 30 more years ahead of me. But I understand now what my dad was saying. You’re next doesn’t mean you’re on death’s doorstep. It means you hear the clock ticking. It means you actually feel that your time on earth is limited, as opposed to merely understanding it intellectually.

If that sounds depressing, it isn’t, at least not for me. I’d say it’s more clarifying.

Tap-tap-tap … Hey, Buddy, you don’t exactly have your whole life ahead of you anymore. Are you spending your remaining time doing things you no longer enjoy? Are there things you always wanted to do but haven’t done yet? If so, you’d better get to it.

If you’ve heard me answer the What prompted you to make Fat Head? question as a podcast guest, you know I didn’t plan to make a career of it. What eventually became Fat Head began as an idea for a series I wanted to pitch titled In Defense of Common Sense: a common-sense guy takes a humorous look at issues of the day. I figured if the pitch didn’t take, I’d move on to other projects. After all, I have a lot of interests.

Then Fat Head took on a life of its own. After learning just how friggin’ awful and damaging our government’s dietary advice has been, I decided Fat Head needed to be a full-length documentary, not a sample episode for a series. The arterycloggingsaturatedfat! and hearthealthywholegrains! nonsense was so pervasive in the media, I felt a need to keep hammering away on it, so I started the blog. I had that fire-in-the-belly passion to spread a message: Folks, you’ve been lied to! Meat, eggs and butter aren’t bad for you! Grains and vegetable oils aren’t health foods! Following the standard advice won’t make you healthy, but it will make Big Ag and Big Pharma rich.

I knew I’d actually made a small dent after Fat Head was shown on a cable network in New Zealand and I started receiving email messages like: We watched your doco last night and were gobsmacked! (I had to go look up the definition of gobsmacked to make sure I hadn’t hurt anyone and no lawsuits were forthcoming.) Then I received similar email messages from viewers in Israel, France and South Africa.

Once Fat Head went to Netflix and found a large audience, I started receiving all those lovely emails from viewers, thanking me for making the film and telling me that after watching it, they were finally able to lose weight and become healthy after years of frustration. Next thing I knew, people were getting in touch and asking me to give speeches or appear on their podcast shows.

I hadn’t anticipated any of this. It felt a bit like hopping on a bus for what I thought would be a short ride across town, then realizing I’d inadvertently taken a long ride to a different country and being pleasantly surprised by the people and the surroundings. Call it an attitude of Go With The Flow, or Things Happen For A Reason or whatever, but I had a strong feeling of This is where I’m supposed to be now, planned or not.

Fast-forward to late 2020: that feeling has faded. It’s been fading for some time.  Whatever purpose I served with this blog, I feel I’ve already served it. Over the years, several podcasters asked me the same question: What can we do to get the USDA and other government agencies to change their lousy advice? I always gave the same answer: That’s not my goal, because The Anointed never, ever admit they were wrong. My goal is to convince people to ignore them.

Mission accomplished. Thanks to a small army of bloggers, authors, podcasters, filmmakers and YouTubers, people are no longer gobsmacked to learn that arterycloggingsaturatedfat! and hearthealthywholegrains! are nonsense. As I noted in one of my speeches, a recent survey showed that nearly three-quarters of Americans no longer believe our government’s dietary recommendations are good for them. Big Pharma is complaining that people don’t take their prescribed statins. Full-fat dairy products are out-selling low-fat products again.

When I started the blog 12 years ago, relatively few people had heard of low-carb, ketogenic or paleo diets. Now our local Kroger sells low-carb dinners, grain-free pastas, and ketogenic ice cream. Riced cauliflower is in the freezer section, not far from the gluten-free breads and pizza crusts. Magazines on display near the checkout counters promise Delicious Ketogenic Meal Recipes! on their covers. Before coronahysteria closed the office, I’d sit in the employee cafeteria and hear my young co-workers discussing which meals they were eating on their ketogenic or paleo diets.

I don’t receive those Your film saved my life! emails anymore because pretty much everyone has heard of low-carb/keto/paleo diets and either made the switch or decided not to. I don’t have that fire-in-the-belly passion to keep fighting a battle that’s largely been won. It’s time to move on.

To what? Honestly, I don’t know, and that’s more than a little unusual for me. Like a lot of people (men in particular, in my opinion), I’ve tended to define myself by my accomplishments. That’s part of the reason I’ve always had the next Big Project! in mind. I was never satisfied to just put in my days at the programming job and then go watch TV until bedtime. I always needed a goal to pursue – preferably something difficult. I kept the accelerator floored … although if you’re a long-time reader, you know my engine has been sputtering lately.

Now my foot’s off the pedal. During this end-of-the-year break, I’ve done next to nothing. (I don’t consider getting through half of my “to watch” list on Netflix an accomplishment.) For one of the few times in my adult life, I don’t know what the next Big Project! will be. The surprise to me is that I’m totally okay with that, probably because I know it will be temporary. I’ve always been blessed with an abundance of creative energy, and sooner or later, it will want to go somewhere. I don’t know where it will want to go, but I believe it needs to go somewhere new.

As the saying goes, sometimes one door has to close before another opens. So after spending a lot of time thinking about it, I’ve decided this is the door I need to close. When that next door opens, I’ll know. I’ll feel it.

Perhaps I’ll be inspired to write another book someday. Perhaps I’ll record all the songs that have been floating around in my head for decades. Perhaps I’ll start a humorous/commentary YouTube channel. Perhaps I’ll return to my dormant TomNaughton.com blog to write about other subjects. Perhaps I’ll just work on my golf game and try to break 80 before I die.

It’s even possible that after a good long break, I’ll want to fire up this blog again, although I wouldn’t bet on it. The Fat Head Facebook group will remain up and running, but as you know if you’re a member, I spend very little time there. I’m still active on Twitter (@TomDNaughton), and will be until Twitter’s woke-company censorship becomes more than I can stand. But my days as a diet-and-health blogger are almost certainly over.

To those of you who’ve been companions on this journey – for all of it or part of it – you have my eternal gratitude. Without all the back-and-forth in comments, the blog wouldn’t have meant a thing. I’ve always been impressed by the intelligence and knowledge of our regular readers, and I’ve learned way more from all of you than you ever learned from me. You helped to make it one heck of an interesting ride.

I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous future … and thanks for the memories.


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182 thoughts on “Thanks For The Memories …

  1. Phillis

    Oh Tom! My heart is broken but i completely understand. Sometimes good things just need to end. I will miss your brilliance and your wickedly delicious humor though. I can’t tell you how often you cracked me up, lol! I didn’t post much but this website was always on my “must watch” favorite list. I wish you, your beautiful family and the farm all the best and I look forward to seeing you again when “the next big project” takes flight. Oh! And I’ll miss your social and political commentary as well. Hopefully that will again become a part of your next big thing also. Have a good break and God bless.

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    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      I suspect social and politically commentary will be part of whatever I decide to do next. In such, uh, interesting times, it will be difficult to keep quiet.

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  2. Don in Arkansas

    Farewell Tom. I’ve been a follower from the first Fat Head, watched your girls grow from ‘pipsqueaks’ into lovely young ladies, followed the farm progress, and totally enjoyed the blog posts, especially the ‘bedwetter’ series. You’ve had a good run. Enjoy the fruits of your labors. You have planted many seeds and though you may not see the harvest, it’s there. Live long and prosper.

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  3. Stephanie

    I have enjoyed your blog for years but have never commented.

    Just wanted to say thank you for providing sound dietary info, common sense and thought-provoking humor. You have inspired me to continually challenge what I believe as the “accepted norms” in what the media & government push out to the public.

    Best wishes on whatever you decide to do in the future.

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    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      If I’ve convinced a few people to challenge what The Anointed tell us, it’s mission accomplished.

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  4. jeanirvin

    Tom, I have enjoyed your blog for several years and learned a lot, especially how to enjoy the ridiculous, BUT your legacy in my life will be FATHEAD DOUGH. A game changer when catering for family who aren’t totally on board. Pizza, Hot cross buns, Apple pie (in the oven as I type) Thank you and All the best for the future
    Jean XX

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  5. Geoff

    Thank you Tom. I’ve been reading the blog since I found the movie in 2012ish? Best of luck on your future endeavors and I look forward to reading or watching them.

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  6. Lori K

    Thank YOU for everything you’ve done, Tom! I picked up my FatHead DVD some years ago when I was just starting on my low-carb transition, and even showed it to and inspired a few others as well. So, as you said, mission accomplished. Your wit and insight along with the occasional book reviews will be missed. Best wishes on your next venture, wherever and whatever it may be!

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  7. Dianne

    I don’t know what happens to all the posts when bloggers stop blogging, but I hope all your posts will stay available in the Internet for years, because it is worth reading over again, and because I’ve found it useful reference material time and again.

    Blessings to you and yours, and thank you for introducing me to some excellent writers, especially Thomas Sowell.

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  8. Tricia

    Thanks for everything, Tom. I’ve been reading for at least a decade and you will be missed. You were the first person who educated me on diet and I have always enjoyed your content. I think I now read your blog for the political commentary more than anything else and I find myself checking here to get your take on the current events. Best wishes for whatever comes next!

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    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      The blog has become dominated by political commentary in the past year, which is why I no longer consider it a diet-and-health blog. I make take up the political commentary elsewhere.

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      1. Zek

        I’ve read your blog for years and sincerely appreciate all you have done. I’m a similar age and understand completely.

        Sure would like to read your political/cultural blog if you decide to do so and truth is not suppressed. Suspect there will be ample fodder.

        Best wishes.

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  9. Devin

    Thanks, Tom! I was one of those people who was gobsmacked when I first saw your film in 2011. It did change my life– I lost over 100lbs and kept the majority of it off over the past decade. My before and after pics are even featured in one of your “letters from readers” posts. When I first started eating this way in 2011 people thought I was insane. Now it’s completely mainstream and no one is surprised when I try to explain the science behind the diet (most today haven’t done nearly the amount of research we had to do a decade ago– they just jump on the keto train without really knowing why or how it works, which is fine for most people). I’ve noticed you’ve been writing less and less about diet and more about politics in general– mostly because the war on diet has been won with average joe, even if the government and many doctors are still lagging behind. I think it’s safe to say MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

    I will miss hearing your updates, though! I’ve enjoyed following your family’s adventures.

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    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      My thoughts exactly. There’s not much I can say about diets and health that many others aren’t already saying. I’m worried about where The Anointed want to take us and how they’re using coronahysteria as the vehicle, but that topic belongs in another forum.

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  10. David Smith, LVN

    Well Tom, this is a bit of a surprise. I swung over this way to see if you’d read “The Case For Keto” and found you rolling up the sidewalks! Re-read the blog post, and while I’m sorry to see it happen, can’t really say I’m surprised. LCHF has gotten enough momentum to chug on its own, and with Dr. Ludwig, et. al. finally doing the necessary RCT studies to establish carbohydrate restriction’s efficacy it’s just a matter of time before the mainstream scientific community will recognize its benefits.
    Here’s hoping your hiatus from blogging is an enjoyable one. Be well.

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    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Exactly. I believe LCHF has so much momentum now, there’s no need for me to have my hand pushing on the back bumper.

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  11. kfg

    I am the last man standing of my family, even though I am the oldest child. I know I’m next because there is no one else who can be next and I know exactly what you mean about hearing the clock ticking and how it affects your outlook.

    Take care of yourself and have a good life, whatever that means to you.

    So long, and thanks for all the bacon.

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  12. Arthur

    Thanks, Tom. You’ve been a powerful voice for truth and reason in the face of willful ignorance, and I think many people are far better off for it, including myself. Good luck with your next project.

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  13. Rob

    Just wanted to thank you for all your posts. They are always will supported by research. I enjoy your writing style and your common sense. I have been lurking around here since the beginning. I come for the nutrition information but what I will miss now the most is the farm reports.

    I had to gave up twitter back in April. It was the only way I could save my sanity. I have been pretty much off all social media and I have not missed it.

    BTW: I retired from IT after 35-years (sysadmin, programmer, and adjunct instructor) in May. The only thing I miss is my freshman programming students. I suggest that if you can figure a way to retire early do it. You might be surprised by how little you really miss your current job.

    if 2020 taught us anything is life is more fragile than we think so everyone should try to spend more time with family and waste less time with the haters.

    I hope you find your new path but take your time. Keep us all posted on your progress and good luck on whatever path you take.

    Rob

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    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      I’m looking forward to retirement, but won’t pull the trigger until 2025. I have two daughters to get through college first.

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    2. Lori Miller

      I just deactivated my Twitter account today after leaving it for a few months. Returning after a break made me realize that Twitter is a virtual insane asylum. I’m afraid I’ll miss comments from Tom and Dr. Eades, but I’ll eagerly read whatever they blog.

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  14. Laura

    I need to hear someone with common sense…I’ll check out Tom’s Fathead blog. Read your farewell blog. Dang, I guess I did ask for common sense! I do hope you’ll be back with a sort of HysteriaHeads type of blog. Good luck to you. Enjoy! We’ll be here if you ever get bored!

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  15. Gerard

    Wow! End of an era!

    I vividly remember watching your film when I was 28, newly married and never thinking of kids & a heavy drinker. I was also a die hard lefty (though woke wasn’t a thing back then).

    Your movie spurred me on to a rabbit hole of discovery. Like many, and perhaps yourself I don’t agree with everything we thought back then. To be honest as much as I don’t care to admit the Carbsains, Richards, and many other obnoxious individuals have turned out to be right about many things.

    2008 was a magical time of Gary Taulbes, the Insulin hypothesis, Good calories/bad calories. It all seemed to just work. No! It did work! Fast forward 12 years I still think the Government advice was complete crap. I also think during those times we swung the pendulum too much the other way and vilified carbohydrates too much. I’m now very much of the view that when people restricted carbs, without knowing it they upped their protein. That was the primary mechanism of how low carb worked. The second is carb+fat = hyperpalatable-nonfilling-foods. Take out any of those energy macros from that food equation and one can achieve satiety. You can do it with keto, or fat free potatoes.

    I’m very much in sync with Ted Naiman now and that is great as unlike the others who I agree with he conducts himself with grace and humility. A very likeable guy.

    Your movie was bold, funny and the first doco I had watched by a Conservative or Libertarian. I remember thinking “you know, these views aren’t so bad, they make sense. Perhaps we should have more diversity when it comes to documentaries”. I mean the real kinda diversity btw.

    You got me on to Thomas Sowell and had me appreciate the fact the Australia only once had a left wing government (1972-75) which was the only time it went to the crap. I took a greater interest in my own political history and realised just how lucky we were that both sides of politics here didn’t tread that line. I really appreciate the sparring and debates through out the decades. I can go pretty hard when I ruminate on ideas & pushed ideas with your pretty hard at times. Now a political centrist I tend to disagree with everyone, but its good – i’ve turned into the #centristdad meme. I own a newton’s cradle, I hate being called conservative, I hate the left, I always say “its a little more nuanced then that”. Anyways, Thomas Sowell was awesome. Basic Economics has to go down as one of the most influential books i’ve ever red. I went on to read around 6 or so of his other books.

    A friend once said to me recently “Mate, im so sick of reading or listening to diet books and podcasts”. I can relate. We have kinda sucked the marrow out of this one. I can fully understand how you feel. The movement has done its job. People now have these choices to make and I hope they make good ones (you can make bad low carb choices). When we reach this point all the hype, zest and euphoria of the new movement goes with it. I envy your experiences of what it must have been like in the thick of it all though. Looking back at your time meeting people like Denise Minger, Chris Masterjohns and so many others on the low carb cruise. It must have been amazing! To be one of the icons of the low carb movement must have been great.

    I’m now pretty much where you are then. Two young children, my father is at the last stages of dementia, I have my mother. I guess the progression of life continues. I have also conquered my love of alcohol.

    Tom, it’s been an absolute blast. I really appreciate the selfless time you put in to creating the movie and debating politics with me. I hope you stay in touch. Take care of yourself.

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    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Thanks, Gerard. I don’t know if I was ever an icon, but I did have the pleasure of feeling very much in the thick of things. But like you, I feel we’ve mined that vein of gold enough. It’s definitely time to move on. To what, I don’t know, but it’s time.

      And of course we’ll keep in touch.

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  16. Catherine Reynolds

    Good on you, Tom! I have absolutely LOVED your blog, and the sense that you talk, and your excellent sense of humour, and your well-placed scepticism. Thank you for all of it, and I wish you very well with whatever you choose to do.

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  17. Mark

    Tom, I’ve been a long-time reader of your blog. Thanks for all the work you’ve done and best of luck to you and your family.

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  18. Michelle

    Tom, you have MY eternal gratitude. As a long-time follower, your blog and movies opened my eyes to so much with respect to food, health, hobby farms (I will really miss the farm updates!) and life in general. Wishing you and your lovely family continued prosperity.

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    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Thank you. Not much to report in a Farm Report for now. All the chickens eventually got killed by some predator (we never did figure out how it was getting into the chicken yard), and Chareva elected to take a break from chickens until spring. First thing we’ll do then is build a secure chicken coop instead of relying on the fences and nets.

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  19. Mike G

    Hey Tom,
    Thanks again for all of your insights and wisdom over the years. I made several of your posts “required reading” for my high school students, and they really enjoyed your informative writing and sense of humor! One quote I’ll never forget (after the school lunch fiasco) from one of my senior girls: “That was the best homework assignment I’ve ever had to do!” So you certainly made an impact on the next generation. Good luck in your future endeavors! My goal is to start a podcast in my area (inspired by you and Jimmy Moore). Hopefully I can get it up and running this year. Carry on!

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    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      I’m delighted to know you had students read my posts! The sooner they learn to question what the official authorities tell them, the better.

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  20. Mirva P

    Thank you for your blogg, film, speeches, everything.
    Started my LCHF life 4/2010 after watching FATHEAD + red a lot. Have not had a slightest intention go back to old carblife.
    I wish all the best and happy new year from Finland
    Mirva

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  21. JillOz

    I’ll miss this blog and your astringent commentary but I totally understand.

    I wish you and your family well., Tom. I can’t imagine how many people you’ve helped and I’ve been one of them though often it’s a struggle..

    Thank you for the laughs, the info, the science and the laughs.

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  22. Babs

    Hi Tom, I was pregnant with my now 9 year old twins when I saw your Netflix movie. I always think of your movie when I look something up on the Weston A Price foundation website (would never known if that resource without your movie).

    Take care!

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  23. Retired Kenny

    Hi Tom,

    I wanted to come clean with you since this is the end of an era for me. I was a troll on your blog from 2011-2014. I mostly posted under the name Kenny. I trolled you quite often and you always took it in stride, so props to you 🙂 Enjoy your retirement buddy ~

    I also made fun of your legs/stance a few times.

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  24. May Hughes

    Tom, I’ve been a long-time reader of your blog. Thanks for all the work you’ve done and best of luck to you and your family.

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    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Yup, I’m glad we left when we did. We arrived ahead of the crowd. If we had waited, we probably couldn’t afford to buy the property we have now.

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  25. Michael

    First ever post and sad to see you go, but I felt the need to say something. You helped me a great deal many years ago when I saw Fathead on Netflix. It was one of the first A-ha moments I had on my diet and health journey, which now finds me as a 45 yr old weighing what I did in highschool and more fit then I’ve ever been. I always come back to “Mother nature is not stupid”! Thank you.

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  26. Steve Cherry

    Though I read your final post a few weeks ago I returned tonight to say Thank You for entertaining and informing me over the years! And thank you for always replying to my emails!

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  27. j

    Tom, consider looking into joining gab dot com. It’s free and opinions are allowed, unlike Twitter. Their site is a bit slow at the moment due to an influx of millions of people (thanks to the Twitter purge), but they’re quickly upgrading their systems.

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  28. Ethel

    Tom, like all the other commenters, I am sad you are retiring from your blog; nobody can say things quite like you do. Years ago I followed a lot of low-carb blogs, but gradually drifted away from them all, but not yours. Part of that was the political commentary you delivered as well as the nutrition information. My first thought when I read you were going to let go of the blog was that a law should be passed that dictates you have to keep blogging, you can’t be allowed to stop, but I think that goes against what we stand for, so just joking. We are going to go deeper into totalitarianism I fear, so I hope you won’t be able to remain silent for long about all the craziness that’s ramping up more and more. Your gift for dropping truth bombs with humor will be missed. I hope the website will stay up, yes? I’ve used Science for Dummies and your Chemistry not Character posts for a college class; I hope that and all your material will still be accessible. Enjoy your rest, and I hope you will be back in some way in the not too distant future. You have gifts the world needs. Please keep your voice in the public mix while you still can. Free speech is in danger.

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    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      The blog will stay up. Free speech is certainly in danger, and I believe we may be headed into this century’s version of the 1930s. The people applauding censorship, lockdowns, socialism, identity politics, etc., don’t seem to have any idea where this can lead. Perhaps they’ve never read a history book.

      So yes, it may be difficult for me to keep quiet, but if I decide to write about those subjects, I’ll bring my other blog back to life.

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  29. JR62

    I have enjoyed your humored texts and learn much from your block and videos. Your block has been my number one check up along side Kendrick’s. Thank you so much.

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  30. Sam

    Tom, your contribution to the low-carb ‘community’ has been immense and the legacy of your work is a large group of people whos lives have been positively changed since watching Fathead.

    In my opinion, it is best nutrition documentary because of both the personal story you tell, that seems so familiar, and the illustration of how easy it can be to fix things with the right understanding of food (even fast food). Its relatable, and also hilarious.

    I have re-watched it at least once a year since first seeing it (must be over 6 yrs ago) and love it each time.

    My bookshelf (and apple account) have a copy of Fathead kids, which sits there ready to go as part of my parenting journey. I have a 5 yr old son, and when the time comes when he grows up, I will no doubt be watching it with him, with the advice “stuff id want to know when i was your age”!! Thankyou for making something that can breakdown these topics in an entertaining way for younger people.

    Thanks so much for all youv’e done, you are a hero for life.

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  31. Bernardo

    Hi Tom,

    I haven’t visited the blog for a while, but I did it today to see how you were doing. It’s kind of sad the blog is ending, but I fully understand. To me you are the one that started it all.

    I owe a lot to you. Not only you woke me up for nutrition, but also for being more suspicious of “experts”, including government and its “solutions”.

    So, big thank you and I hope you have a very happy life together with your family.

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  32. Debbie

    So sad to see you go, but I have one thing to say to you.

    THANK YOU!!!!

    And may your next endeavor be successful.

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  33. Kati

    Thank you, Tom. I will miss your intelligence, wit, and humor. I appreciate the window into your life, from making your movie to moving out to the TN countryside and farm life. Love it all. Blessings and peace to you.
    -Kati

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  34. Franky L

    Tom, just read this when I was going to look for your blog post on statins.
    Congratulations on taking a well-deserved break. You are one of the great pillars of the HFLC education. And unlike fruitarian gurus, you’ve seen your success and you’ve stepped aside to watch the culture flourish!

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  35. Pamela W Forrester

    Thank you Tom! Best wishes in your next Big Project, what ever that may be. Loved your Blog, Loved Fat Head, loved your humor and your family and farm adventures.

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