Over time I have collected more than a few ideas from Arthur DeVany. Today, his blog carried another excellent addition to my list (the one about homeostasis).
Here are my top five DeVany words of wit and wisdom:
Devany's first law: There is no failure, only feedback.
Devany's second law: When the difference between the most you can do and the least you can do merges, you're dead.
Devany's third law: Homeostasis of one variable does not assure homeostasis along other dimensions. You can read "normal" for many variables and still be exhausting the compensatory mechanisms over time.
Devany's fourth law: Strength carries us effortlessly through life.
Devany's fifth law: We should recognize the limits of knowledge and just get on the path that favours better outcomes
'Laws' one and two I have found to be profoundly influential in my thinking, with number one being a real game changer. Law three should be required reading for the whole of the medical and nutrition community, whilst law four should be required reading for the fitness industry. Law five happily embodies the n=1 nature of 'paleo'.