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Miscellaneous / Re: Marijuana..
« on: January 06, 2011, 12:40:57 PM »
I can agree it isn't Paleo, but there is no scientific body of evidence indicating that inhaling it is harmful in any serious way. Not to mention others have already made the point that smoking it is just one way to consume it. It can be baked, put in candy, put in eye drops, really it can be taken in amost any way. I bet we could find a way to put it in paleo foods too, and seeing as it did exist and could have been consumed in some way before 10,000 years ago, it would be a legitimate paleo dish that got you high. Perhaps even high as balls.

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Miscellaneous / Re: Marijuana..
« on: January 06, 2011, 11:55:50 AM »
For those of you who insist that smoking weed causes cancer:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=large-study-finds-no-link

Among the medical and scientific communities it is common fact these days that marijuana DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER. AT ALL. The only real bad side effect of marijuana is its potential to awaken dormant mental illnesses. But this is so rare that in comparison to its other innumerable positive effects it is a very small concern. Its even less vile when compared to what a lot of other drugs that can increase the risk of suicide, heart failure, kidney failure, and a host of other fatal side effects. The chance of things like that occuring may be small, but no smaller than that of marijuana's chance to cause mental illness.

America has politicized and villified this virtually harmless drug because in the 30's hemp was a serious competitor in multiple industries such as paper, fabric, and plastics. Wanna know the original reasons given for its illegalization by Harry Anslinger, Federal Bureau of Narcotics director and leading advocate of Marijuana Prohibition? "Marijuana is the most violence causing drug in the history of mankind." "Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes." He said this as a testimony before congress in support of marijuana prohibition.

Can't we as a society finally just be honest and realize this drug is not the devil and it is not as evil as people are making it out to be?

But I would say that it is not Paleo, but it is as close to Paleo as pain-killers can get, if pain-killers can ever be paleo at all. Unlike our ancestors there are still instances where painkillers could be extremely useful and beneficial, in which case I would much rather someone smoke weed than take Vicodin.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Why am I so hungry???
« on: January 06, 2011, 10:14:05 AM »
never hungry... Have had 3 large pork belly strips today with some brussel sprouts. Have some eggs as a snack and macadamian nuts (unsalted but not raw unfortunately) More pork belly and veg for dinner and have a couple of bags of satsumas of which I have had three today.

I frequently eat a lb to a lb and a half of fatty meat at  a meal. :)

This diet is a carnivore's delight.
Enjoy.

Wow, I don't know if my body can even eat that much! Does anyone know if regular grocery stores sell things like pork belly or would I have to find some obscure place that sells it?

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Research / Re: Pandora's Seed
« on: January 06, 2011, 10:10:12 AM »
I've never heard of it. I'll give it a look though. I really enjoy scientific/anthropoogical approaches to things.

I can't imagine why, with all this Paleo stuff, Pandora's Seed isn't really known here. There is alot of good research, fact, and analyzation about exactly what agriculture has done to us. Right up our alley!

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Why am I so hungry???
« on: January 05, 2011, 09:23:56 PM »
Thanks warren, I'll start looking for much higher fat per serving meat. I can't really get fresh meat for awhile, but I'l do what I can.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Why am I so hungry???
« on: January 05, 2011, 11:37:00 AM »
What particularly makes meat a fatty meat? Like 8% of daily value per serving? Higher?

Until this paleo thing I've never really paid the slightest bit of attention to nutrition, so I have no idea how much is alot or a little.

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Diet and nutrition / Why am I so hungry???
« on: January 05, 2011, 09:53:48 AM »
I thought that by switching to eating more meats, fruits, and veggies I would be less hungry, particularly since I am trying to make sure to eat alot of meat. But for some reason I am MORE hungry. I am constantly eating something paleo and its not filling me up. I'm 5'11 and 145lbs and used to eat almost nothing but carbs. I would eat a whole box of mac n cheese and be full for a few hours, but with the paleo diet that I've been on for a couple days, I don't think eating n entire pig would fill me up for a day! Any ideas why my hungry is so insatiable?

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Introductions / Re: Help for a noob and a picky eater?
« on: January 03, 2011, 03:46:23 PM »
Thanks to both of you. I'm going to start making a grocery list of things I would actually eat, and explore some other options as well. I've never been one to try new things and habits or eat with much variety, but I am hoping I can get around that.

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Workout Programs / Re: Let's talk fitness
« on: January 03, 2011, 01:01:01 PM »

The rest is just a chaotic mess of me chopping stuff, pulling stuff, throwing stuff, running while holding stuff, generally just doing stuff while holding heavy stuff.

edit. I add more stuff to the heavy stuff when it gets too easy to do stuff, so I guess that is tracking in a way also.

That actually sounds like fun though!

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Introductions / Help for a noob and a picky eater?
« on: January 03, 2011, 12:30:30 PM »
I really want to start eating Paleo and exercising paleo (as in various workouts with a range of motions as opposed to most workouts I'd do in the gym) but I feel like I have a few problems. One is that I am a pretty picky eater. All my life carbs and cheeses have always been my favorite foods, and also being a long distance running, carbo-loading is not a rare occurance. I am wondering how easy/hard such a radical change is for most people? Also wether or not it gets easier. As in, if after a while of eating paleo, will I be able to stand eating broccoli? Or will I still despise it as much as I do now?

Also, I am expecting to be eating mostly nuts, since I am in college and do not have a fridge. Are there any other foods you guys would suggest that don't need any sort of special storage?

The exercising shouldn't be a problem for me as long as I can work my way into the routine. My main goal is really to just cut out processed foods and carbs as much as possible in my diet. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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Research / Pandora's Seed
« on: January 03, 2011, 12:14:05 PM »
Hello there, I'm new to this whole paleo stuff, or at least it wasn't until recently I found out that the diet can actually be done. Awhile ago I read a book called Pandora's Seed by Spencer Wells, a geneticist and anthropologist who detailed the genetic changes that human have had within the past 10,000 years with the birth of agriculture. This book is essentially what has led me to want to change my diet radically along with doing more exercise than just distance running.

I was wondering if anyone else has read this book and what they thought of it?

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