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 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.

If you enjoy my posts, please consider a small donation to the Fat Head Kids GoFundMe campaign.

185 thoughts on “Thanks For The Memories …

  1. Michael Callaghan

    I’ve been follow along for most of those 12 years. I think we even corresponded once about programming gigs. I did eventually get a job as a programmer at Disney and moved to Florida.

    So long, and thanks for all the fish!

      1. Emi11n

        Thanks for the eloquent explanation! I absolutely understand what you’re getting at. My parents are still here, but they’re reaching their eighties and I’ve become very aware that their time is limited, and when they’re gone my life may get a complete reset. There’s a youtuber I follow who likes to make the point that the only thing you can’t make more of is time. You want to spend your finite time doing what you want. Good luck with your next step, I hope you drop your fans a line every now and then to let us know how things are going! Thanks for all the work you poured into this forum over the years!

        1. Tom Naughton Post author

          That’s exactly it: with the limited time we have on earth, we have to spend it wisely. The films and blog were absolutely the right way to spend my time for the past decade, but now I need to do something else … after a long break.

  2. Howard Harkness

    Much as I hate to see an end to this blog, I understand.

    I kinda missed the bus altogether — I was busy making a living, so I missed the opportunity to help embarrass the “medical” establishment over their total screwup on obstructive sleep apnea in the 1980’s. It wasn’t until 1995 that I met an MD who knew what a CPAP was. In 1990, I casually explained to a D.O. that he had probably killed 3 or 4 OSA victims every year of his practice.

    I missed the low-carb bus, too. I even had a blog on the subject going, but did not spend the consistent effort needed to make it a success. Besides, people like you were doing a MUCH better job than I was.

    Now, I’m facing “retirement” a bit earlier than I wanted, and completely unsure of what BIG PROJECT! I can undertake now. Maybe I will simply try to spend the remainder of my days teaching youngsters how to play the violin.

    I wish you the very best in whatever BIG PROJECT! you decide to undertake.

    Thank you for being a friend!

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Thank you for being a friend as well, Howard. Meeting people like you and Georgene on the low-carb cruises was a real treat.

  3. Kathy from Maine

    Tom, thank you for all you’ve done to open minds over the years. I just retired in March 2020 (a week before the shutdown!) after 27 years with my company. It was a tough, agonizing decision, but after I’d done it I couldn’t believe why I waited so long!

    We’ll all miss your wit and wisdom, but understand when it’s time to move on.

    Good luck to you and your family and may you enjoy years and years of health and happiness!

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      I suspect my wit and wisdom will find another venue someday, but I’m making no predictions. Best to you and yours, and enjoy that retirement. I certainly plan to enjoy mine.

  4. Gregg Sheehan

    Well, if you ever get the chance to visit New Zealand, you can always come and work on your golf game with me – I play pretty much every day now. Always keen to give someone a $5 golf lesson – sometimes they even get the $5 off me!

    Well done on your Fat Head Movie and blogs – it was the Fat Head movie that put me on the right track all those years ago.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      My golf game is coming along, largely because my lovely wife built me an outdoor practice area to hit balls. I’d love to see New Zealand someday, even if I don’t play golf there.

  5. Tom Page

    Tom, (what a great name by the way), I wish you nothing but the best. When my brother told me to watch Fathead, never in my wildest dreams did I think it would change my lifestyle and eating habits for the better. I used to eat crappy processed egg whites in the carton and now I enjoy real eggs. I was an avid walker, but seeing your results enthused me to be more active. Last year I did 1,200 miles in 12 months and when I went to the doctor after eating more eggs and butter ever in my life, my doctor said I was reversing my aging process. Thanks for the motivation and the humor for sure.

    God Bless!
    Tom Page
    Silverado, CA

  6. Dottie

    I can’t express how thankful I am for what you’ve done in opening my eyes and mind to what is healthy. I thoroughly enjoy your humor and the way you break things down so that it’s easier to understand the complicated. Enjoy your time with your family & I hope to see you still on Twitter.

  7. Brian B.

    Thanks for the great work you’ve done Tom. I can honestly say that I don’t know where my health would be today without your movie. I stumbled onto Fathead one night about three months before I got married. I was going to watch Supersize Me as motivation to shed a few pounds before the wedding. Instead, I found Fathead. Using your basic template from the movie (<100g carbs daily) and no other particular dietary change, I lost 30 pounds in two months and had to buy a new wardrobe for the wedding. The bride was pleased!

    Fathead was my original exposure to the low-carb way of eating. That led to learning about Paleo and keto and weightlifting and so many other things that have changed my life. But prior to your movie, I was just like so many other people- low fat starvation diets and nonstop running is the only way to get healthy. And it made me unhealthy.

    So once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you, and good luck in your next project. If it is something like comedy or music or even a different blog series, let us know. I’m sure all of the readers here would be eager to support you in your next endeavor. Good luck, stay healthy, and enjoy the next big thing!

  8. Peter

    Well, I’m one of those whose life was changed and eyes were opened after seeing the documentary. I’ve appreciated your writings over the years, but completely understand that it’s time to move on. Thank you for all of the time you’ve put into this over the years. Not sure if you’d manage to get through the new thought police at Youtube, but I’d subscribe if you start something up.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      YouTube is a real possibility, but I’ve decided to wait until inspiration nips at my heels rather than simply pick a new project.

  9. Jennifer

    I will really, really miss this! Thanks for helping me stay the course. I’m still maintaining the dramatic weight loss. I wish I’d stumbled across Fat Head when it first came out, I could have enjoyed better health and good food far earlier! A heartfelt thank you for all you’ve done!

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Thank you. Most of wish we’d known what we know now about diets and health decades ago. I feel quite satisfied that I did my part to spread the message.

  10. Crystal Pokorny

    Thanks, Tom, for everything you’ve done. You’ve made this topic mainstream now, even if people ignore it. I wish you well and hope you find the next big project invigorating and worth your efforts 🙂

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      If people ignore it, that’s their choice. At least when most people eat bread and pasta now, it’s not because they think those are health foods.

  11. Drew Kime

    When you find your next thing, make sure to post it here so I get the notification in my feed reader.

  12. Elenor

    Oh Tom, I support you in your next move(s) but will miss you. I always describe you, when urging people toward Science for Smart People and then Fat Head, as: I attended the first-ever Ancestral Health Symposium in LA many many years ago… just two weeks after my husband died unexpectedly. When I saw you in the first hours, I came up to meet my hero, and you recognized my name off my nametag, and said I had been one of your first regular commenters, for which you were grateful and gave me a hug. When I mentioned Michael had died, you said Oh! That needs another big hug, which you then gave. The rest of the two days, if we attended the same lecture, you’d sit somewhere near me, and we even had lunch together one day. And we went hunting for aspirin for you at one point…. What a KINDNESS that was, so I didn’t so alone.

    (Still a bit stung, all these years later, when I talked with Mike Eades, who was surprised, he said, that I’d attended the thing so soon after Michael had died. Of course, I thought much LATER (isn’t it always so?) , that I should have answered that Michael had been so proud the he had been able to send me out to LA (from GA) FOR the symposium; and besides my mom and sister lived in LA. But, Mike’s decision to leave the thing early on the last day gave me the freedom to do so also….)

    Enjoy the (probably short ) freedom before you catch the next wave in your life! (They always keep coming, don’t they?)

    Warmly, gratefully,

  13. Anthony Waldo

    I will miss your style, sense of humor, ability to logically break things down and call B.S. on so many topics — basically your wisdom. I discovered you, I think, from a LivinLaVidaLowCarb Show episode ten years ago or more. Since then Fat Head has been on my favorite ribbon with the blog sites of aforementioned Jimmy Moore, Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Chris Kresser and so many more.

    Godspeed to you on your future endeavors!

  14. Jeremy Nodine

    Well shit. I’ll remember the good times we had in my imagination. I bid thee farewell good sir!

  15. Paul Eilers

    Thank you, Tom, for all that you have done. You’ve been quite a blessing to me.

    May God bless you and your family.

  16. Lee Jackson

    Thanks for the films, book, blogs and conversations I’ve enjoyed these last few years! Making a break from most of that is well deserved. Hope to see you back in the office someday soon!

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      If they don’t open the office this spring, I’m going to throw a “I Miss My Co-Workers Party” and invite all the usual suspects.

  17. Mark Sundstrom

    Tom, thanks much! I’ve followed ever since I first saw the movie, way too many years ago. I’ll tag along with you on Twitter for now. Best wishes to you and your family,

  18. David McGrath

    Sad that you’re stopping here (for now). Watching fathead years ago made a few things ‘click’ for me when trying to figure out some health issues and it started me on a path to health that I can’t thank you enough for! Best of luck with your future endeavours Sir

  19. Kerry

    While I am sad to see you go, you have to do what is best for you and your family. I am eternally grateful for finding your documentary because it changed my life for the better. May you find success in whatever venture lies in front of you.

  20. Jeff

    Bummed, but I totally understand and respect your decision.

    Thanks so much for the movie, the blogging (which brought laughs, head bang on desk moments, insight, and was just fun to read).

    Good luck with whatever comes next. I’ll peek at Twitter now and then, although I’ve mostly abandoned looking at it these days. Too much crap.

  21. Debra

    I want you to know, the Fathead movie changed the lives of my whole family. Thank you. I have followed you for at least 11 years. I will miss reading your posts, but, as they say, nothing lasts forever except the Earth and sky. 2020 has been a rollercoaster ride for everyone. I wish you and your lovely family good luck in the next chapters of your life. I recently learned that the U.S. Marines never say “goodbye” because that indicates an end. Instead they say, “Later!” So, thank you Mr. Naughton. Later!

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      I’m sure I’ll miss writing it at times too, but that’s kinda what happened when I stopped doing standup: missed it for awhile, but felt read to walk away.

  22. Thai

    From the bottom of my heart, thank you, Mr. Naughton, for your contribution to my health and life. Your documentary opened my eyes and mind to LCHF lifestyle when it first came out back in 2009. Since then, I have made it my mission to not only stay active and healthy, but also teach others as well (as long as they are willing to have an open mind). Heck, I direct them to your movie if they wanted to know more information about how America got into this predicament.

    Although you will be missed, I will never forget you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  23. Bret

    It has been a hell of a ride, Tom. Thank you for running this blog for so many years. Thank you especially for making Fat Head. Truly life changing, for my entire family.

    I’ll see you around the Twittersphere, and perhaps on an alternative social media platform at some point.

  24. GK

    Hi Tom,

    I’m 65 now and many people wonder how I keep slim. In the old days it was by being a gym rat and trying to avoid desserts and potato chips. But all this became a little easier around 2007 when I found Loren Cordain, and shortly after, Gary Taubes. However, when I’m solicited for advice I tell them to look for that Fathead Tom Naughton.

    Best of luck!

  25. j

    Tom, it was your film that put me on the right path to better health and fitness. It also led me to question many other areas of the system’s “programming”. I mean if they lied to us about probably the most important aspect of our lives, health and nutrition, I wondered what else they were lying about. So thanks for the awakening.
    Good luck on your future endeavors.
    I leave you with this poem by Dylan Thomas. Ciao..

    “Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      I remember that poem from high-school lit class. It of course makes more sense to me now.

  26. Marion

    Thank you Tom, I’ve loved your blog, the commentariat, the vids and your kids book. Best wishes for the future!

  27. Anne robertson

    Thank you, Tom, for all the laughs and reassurance that Archie and I are not the only ones thinking that way. This year, we’ve often felt quite alone in seeing through the official crap. I sympathise with your need to step back a bit. I retired completely this year after last year’s cancer, and then the corona virus hit and I couldn’t enjoy my new-found good health. I was so cross I started writing songs. I’m afraid they’re all in French, so probably of no interest to anyone here. Anyhow, if you ever make it to France, you know how to find us and you’ll always be welcome here. The freezers are full of meat and the cellar contains a good many bottles of French wine. All the very best to you and all the family.

  28. Steve Parker, M.D.

    Tom, I’m sure your dietary advice has saved lives and improved the health of many. I’m proud of you. I fully understand where you are in life at age 62. Take great care of yourself and family.
    Best wishes for your next big project… if any!

  29. Firebird7479

    I am going to miss this. You’re the ONLY BLOGGER I FOLLOW! And since Twitter suspended my account, I will no longer have a connection to you and your thoughts. (That’s what you get when you call a Karen who posts photos of conservatives w/Covid that have an “X” through it with the hope they die, a “Stupid bitch” because they all recovered).

    I’m going to hate removing this page as a bookmark.

    All the best, thanks for the wisdom and the education…and for having a functioning brain that is capable of critical thought!

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Thank you … and a big thank-you for all the links to source material you sent me over the years. You were an unpaid but very good stringer.

  30. Nick Peterson

    Hey Tom – Thanks for all of the inspiration and great work. I have been blessed to know you! At some point, I bet you will be back. Enjoy life! It is too short! Hope we can catch up again one day!

  31. Dina David

    Thanks for all the time you’ve spent on this!
    I am one of those who followed you a lot in the beginning and later more scarcely but always have had you in my mind, whether when recommending your movie and talks or just wondering what’s happening on the farm.

    Totally understand your feeling about not having to convince and explain to people so much any more, as lchf, paleo, and keto are more common today and there are so many others who do just that. Unfortunately, Israel still lack in real good low-carb products and alternatives in the regular stores and in coffee shops, but it has become somewhat easier to get by those products here and there.

    Wishing you good luck in whatever Big Project! you’ll end up and hope to here about it.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      If I start a new YouTube channel or rekindle the other blog, I’ll certainly post an announcement here.

  32. Glenn Larson

    Thanks for everything you have done over the years. You have a rare combination of being both a teacher and an entertainer.

    For your next big thing, I think the Cubs need a new GM!

  33. Kristine

    Thank you for all of the work you have done. You have inspired me and my family.
    I left twitter recently and I have found I missed you and your brother greatly. Any chance you will move to Parlor?

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      I opened a Parler account, but haven’t gotten into the habit of checking it yet. Given how Twitter is going, I may leave there eventually.

  34. Heather W

    I’ve followed you for what seems like forever. I’m definitely sad to see you go but wish you the very best in whatever endeavors you get yourself into in the future. And if it’s a funny You-tube channel, I’ll be all over it!

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      A YouTube channel is a real possibility. I can imagine doing video commentary on subjects other than diet and health. But I’m not making any decisions just yet.

  35. Rachel

    Thank you,
    I’d already read Gary Taubes, Zoe Harcombe, Nina Planck, Natasha Campbell-McBride, Uffe Ravnskov when I discovered you. So I wasn’t gobsmacked but you made me laugh. And that use of humour had such a comforting effect. I’m not alone, I’m not crazy others see what’s hidden too.
    You also introduced me to the wisdom of the crowds. Now I don’t panic as ever more censorship occurs because I know like water the truth will always seep in through the cracks filling from bottom up. So a deep felt thank you from me and wishing you deep joy and contentment wherever life takes you next.
    Best wishes

  36. Theresa

    Dear Tom,

    I’ve been reading your blog for years, starting at some point probably about 5-6 years ago, reading the whole thing at the time and thoroughly enjoying it (I was supposed to be working on my thesis, of course… which I did also do).

    I have never commented here yet, but now is the time.
    I want to say Thank You for your funny, witty writing, and that includes all of it, be it health and food or the farm reports or frisbee golf… it took me a while until I watched Fat Head (excellent!) but the blog was amazing in its own right. I remember finding further low-carb/grain-free blogs from your blog roll and moving further along my health journey thanks to those.

    A Happy New Year to you, your three lovely ladies and everyone here.

  37. Orvan Taurus

    I know I’ve only barely commented, and was a latecomer, but I have been following. Thank you for Fat Head (I ‘extracted’ The Experts Song for my very personal playlist – I found it that amusing!), and the blog and so on.

    As you said, Thanks for the Memories.
    Apt since… well, you offered Hope.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Thank you. If I get around to recording the songs I’ve had in my head, I’ll probably put an album on iTunes with that song included.

  38. JohnM

    By the time i got to ‘fathead’ i was already deep into my own low carb/keto journey, so while not much new for me it was still a fantastic compilation. But then i saw the ‘wisdom of crowds’ presentation you did at the weston a price conference and thought, ‘now here is some eternal wisdom’. maybe not an entirely original idea but beautifully presented – and that for me was life-changing. much gratitude and warmest wishes for your future endeavors.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Not an original idea at all, but I thought comparing The Wisdom of Crowds to The Vision of The Anointed and applying them to dietary policy would be clarifying for many people.


    Thank you! It’s been great reading your blog and passing around your posts to skeptics. You have made a positive difference in thousands of lives. What a great way to start the next big project!

  40. Glenn

    No Tom, thank YOU for all the memories. Lots of LOL moments with your farm reports. I’m really going to miss those. Take care and good luck with your next Big Thing when it presents itself to you.
    Glenn from Australia – long time blog viewer

  41. Steve

    Thank you, Tom. Best of luck in whatever direction you go. All the best to you and your family. Your voice has made the internet a much more interesting, amusing, and useful tool for people that have a thirst for knowledge and a desire to not blindly follow the conventional wisdom. Thanks again!!

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