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Diet and nutrition / Re: Autoimmune, thyroid and hair loss
« on: February 03, 2013, 12:54:10 PM »
Danny Roddy and Ray Peat have some ideas about the thyroid and diet, which probably wouldn't be popular on this board. If you're open minded you could check out their blogs and read the articles and see what you think.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Costing an arm and a leg
« on: October 21, 2012, 10:35:52 AM »
Hopefully you'll save over the long term because of less medical bills / prescription drug costs.

For produce, check out for a list of the most and least pesticide rich produce. Then just buy organic when it comes to the high pesticide stuff. But also, plug in some of the foods you eat on a nutrient calculator like cron-o-meter and look at what nutrients you really need and where you can best get them. Some produce might not even be worth it. You can get a ton of micronutrients just from eating liver a couple times a week.

For meat, look for cheaper cuts that meet your quality standards. If you want to eat grass-fed beef, ground is the way to go. You can usually find grass-fed stew meat and roasts for reasonable prices also. For fish, you can buy wild caught pacific salmon in cans. Its not terribly fresh but you need omega 3 so its better than nothing if you are on a budget.

I usually eat for $80 to $100 a week and I live in the L.A. area so I think that's pretty good. I eat out very rarely though. This shouldn't be a bummer considering restaurant food is grossly overpriced and mostly unhealthy. Hope this helps.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Why isnt raw honey paleo?
« on: August 12, 2012, 05:53:34 AM »
I like a spoonful before a workout, or after.

Miscellaneous / Re: Where are you on the global fat scale?
« on: July 21, 2012, 04:53:22 PM »
I'm lower than 90% of the males in the US, 64% in the world. They say I'm most like someone from India. Maybe I should move there so I would finally fit in.

Diet and nutrition / Re: 'Fish consumption and mercury...?
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:51:14 PM »
Not yet. I just started eating fish 1 1/2 yrs ago when I went paleo. I used to hate it. I pretty much just eat salmon though so I think that one is low in mercury. Let us know how the kelation goes. And do some more reading on saturated fat. Its not as bad as you think.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Working great for me :) Not for her :(
« on: July 08, 2012, 08:38:09 AM »
Is she becoming leaner though? Is she doing strength training exercise? Muscle weighs more than the same volume of fat so weight isn't always the best indicator of progress.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Do you drink tap water or filtered water?
« on: July 04, 2012, 08:49:54 AM »
Well I know there are more controls in place on city water than there is on bottled water manufacturers. I don't drink bottled unless I'm out somewhere and I'm really thirsty. I live in the Los Angeles area so I know most people would say you shouldn't drink the water, but I don't know. I need to research this.

Diet and nutrition / Do you drink tap water or filtered water?
« on: July 03, 2012, 09:12:40 PM »
I've been using a brita filter pitcher for my water for years, to filter out the lead and mercury and stuff. But I just realized its also filtering out magnesium and calcium, which we need of course. Would it be better to just drink straight from the tap, or filter and supplement my magnesium?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Question about fruit
« on: June 06, 2012, 05:53:21 PM »
I eat fruit for vitamin C. You can get a good amount from veggies like kale and brussel sprouts as well though. The thing about Vit C though is that it is fragile and is the first thing to go when you cook something. This is why fruit is a good source because generally it is eaten raw. I eat a kiwi and an apple every day and usually have some strawberries as well.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Soda doesn't drive obesity rates?
« on: June 01, 2012, 07:12:39 PM »
Yeah, I don't think the law will make much of a dent in obesity rates. 16 oz is still way too much soda to be drinking, since of course, any amount of soda is too much. Plus, people get sugar from food all day long too. If laws like this start catching on, they could end up taxing things that have fat in them as well. I think someone has proposed that already.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Cat owners: What do you feed them?
« on: May 19, 2012, 09:42:05 AM »
Thanks for the links guys. I think my cats will go for it. I just have to find the most economical way to do it.

Diet and nutrition / Cat owners: What do you feed them?
« on: May 17, 2012, 07:48:16 PM »
I mean, what do you feed your cats? I feed mine Blue Buffalo brand Wilderness, which is supposedly based on the evolutionary diet of the wild lynx, which is the house cat's closest ancestor, according to the bag. Its grain free and high protein, but its still processed food.

Sometimes I wonder if I shouldn't just buy some mice and turn them loose in the apartment so the cats can have their natural diet. I guess I should mention that they are indoor only cats. I know its not totally natural but it protects them from cars and predators and neighbor kids.

I've noticed whole foods has little packages in the butcher department labelled "pet food" so I assume its just some raw meat scraps or something. I haven't priced this out to determine if its economical yet.

So has anyone tried to give their cats a paleo diet?

What about some fatty ground beef? I just cook it in a skillet and throw it in a bowl and eat it with a spoon. If there's enough fat it should slide down ok, maybe.

I've done it before. It reminded me why I always plan ahead and cook my breakfast and lunch the night before.

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