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Research / The "Fake Cake Diet"
« on: May 28, 2015, 08:35:35 PM »

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Research / Why diet "science" is often wrong
« on: May 11, 2015, 10:22:30 PM »
We already know this but it's nice to see it making the mainstream media.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/08/why-what-we-think-about-eating-is-so-often-unfounded-misconceived-or-flat-out-wrong/

Interesting infographic related to the article on junk science too.

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Miscellaneous / Bambi is an omnivore
« on: March 04, 2015, 07:16:01 PM »

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Miscellaneous / Our worst nightmare
« on: October 23, 2014, 09:55:38 AM »
I've been a proud Paleo follower for quite a few years now and I've always felt like someone in the extreme minority who was privy to an exclusive "insider secret". Nonetheless, I've done my share of "Paleo evangelizing" and bashing the likes of Ancel Keyes and such with family members, co-workers, in discussion groups, and I've shared some of my knowledge and opinions here and in other Paleo forums. Still, I've always dreaded the day Paleo became mainstream - and I fear that day is near.

For the past few months I've noticed a ton of new stories floating around about Paleo (both positive and negative), ditching carbs, eating fat, etc. Today I found another one in a mainstream media source and it made me realize that we are now on a slippery slope.

http://www.businessinsider.com/experts-eat-more-fat-2014-10

If the mouth-breathing masses start to change their eating habits significantly, it will drive the price of the foods we need to new highs. It will also provoke the development of a new breed of "food perversions" designed to capitalize on this "new trend". We've already seen this in the Paleo world with all the pseudo-Paleo processed crap that the food industry tries to pass off as "Paleo". Next, it will be "better than lard", or "new age meat" or some processed junk that tries to look, smell, and taste like a whole food, but isn't.

In the mean time, the price of pastured meat and eggs, local, organic produce, and other Paleo staples will skyrocket.

I'm not promoting my WOE to anyone any more. It'll cost me in the end. I'm going to tell everyone how much corn, wheat, and sugary processed food improved my health from now on. As far as Paleo, move along, nothing to see here.  ;D

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Research / PBS/Nat Geo on the Paleo diet
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:53:38 PM »
Just a clip from PBS, featuring another Paleo skeptic trying to hock a book, which seems to have many inaccuracies and assumptions. First the author is talking about what actual Paleolithic people living on this planet 10,000 years ago or more typically ate. Then she talks about what contemporary primitive cultures eat, as though there is some connection. I don't even know where to begin on this.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/wheres-beef-debunking-ancient-paleo-diet-modern-cultures/

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Miscellaneous / Farmed and Dangerous on Hulu
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:08:07 AM »
Farmed and Dangerous is a parody on the insanity of industrial agriculture. It's free to watch on Hulu. I've only watched the pilot thus far but I found it an amusing tongue-in-cheek look at this bizarre and surreal industry. I'm sure like all parodies, it's all based on some nugget of truth. There are plots and subplots that many of us will recognize and being based on some reality. Clearly the "Animoil" corporation is based on Monsanto.

Industrial agriculture is a serious topic to me but this show is a fun way to "blow off some steam" and laugh at the ridiculousness of it all.

http://www.hulu.com/farmed-and-dangerous

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Miscellaneous / Disappointed in Cordain comments
« on: February 16, 2014, 01:25:35 PM »
I just watched the movie "King Corn" (free on Hulu). There is little in the film that most of us following Paleo don't already know. But what irked me was during the interview with Cordain where he placed emphasis on the fat content between grass fed and grain fed beef and basically vilified animal fat as the big problem.

While I know grain fed beef (and pork and chicken) is higher in fat and is lower quality fat, the real problem with the standard American diet is carbs more than animal fat. The worst part about a hamburger is the bun and the condiments, not the fatty beef. But the "founder" of the Paleo diet did nothing to make that point, fueling the already fat-phobic hysteria that is prolific in this country.

I realize he may have SAID more and it was simply edited out by the producers of the film. But it's a shame that this is the only thing I was able to take-away from his comments considering who said it.

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Miscellaneous / More unintended consequences of Obamacare
« on: December 28, 2013, 01:37:18 PM »
As if calorie counts are the problem.

http://news.yahoo.com/health-law-put-calorie-vending-machines-150619883.html

The problem with government getting into the healthcare business is that they will now force their idea of nutrition on us. And we've already seen what that has done to millions of people over the last couple of generations.

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Diet and nutrition / Horse...it's what's for dinner.
« on: June 28, 2013, 02:18:39 PM »
After a several-year absence from the U.S. market, horse meat may be available again soon.

http://news.yahoo.com/fed-officials-approve-horse-slaughterhouse-nm-171115511.html

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Miscellaneous / Hitler was a vegan...
« on: April 27, 2013, 08:13:22 AM »
...according to one of his "food tasters". Explains a lot.

http://news.yahoo.com/hitlers-food-taster-tells-poisoning-fears-150032362.html

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Research / New Euro study attacks red meat
« on: March 08, 2013, 06:57:21 AM »
Here we go again. It's, of course, making it's way through the mainstream media now and the mouth-breathers are likely eating it up. More vegan agenda BS.

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/11/63/abstract

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Miscellaneous / Morgan Spurlock's GF ditches vegan
« on: March 02, 2013, 06:24:11 PM »
Best quote from article;

"I began to see my cravings for animal foods from a different angle.

It wasn’t immoral or wrong.

It just was.
"

http://alexandrajamieson.com/im-not-vegan-anymore/

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