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Diet and nutrition / Re: Why is my breakfast boring?
« on: July 23, 2018, 05:00:31 AM »
Try some milk, fruit, and oatmeal. I love the fruit porridge sooo much! Yummy and healthy.

So much derp here. Milk? Oatmeal? Do you have any concept of Paleo whatsoever?

Miscellaneous / Re: Meat tax may be coming
« on: January 13, 2018, 08:33:01 AM »
I live in Alaska, one of the lowest taxed States in the nation. However, in an attempt to curb the alcohol abuse problem here, alcoholic beverages are heavily taxed. The highest alcohol tax in the nation, actually. The bottom line is that between the transport costs to get things here, and the high tax, enjoying adult beverages in Alaska very expensive.

But after all that, it has done absolutely nothing to slow down, let alone stop, alcohol abuse. Even among the dirt poor here.

The problem with sin taxes is that once enacted, they never go away. The government becomes dependent on the revenue stream and has no incentive whatsoever to eliminate it, regardless of it's original purpose and efficacy. This is the reason I do not support this kind of taxation, no matter what it is imposed on. Imagine if the egg and butter taxes that politicians were trying to pass a decade ago had been enacted. Even though these foods have been now removed from the "naughty list", do you think the taxes would suddenly disappear?

Tom Naughton has a great bunch of articles on what he calls "The Anointed". The do-gooder, busy bodies who try to legislate our eating habits. Taxes aside, polices from "The Anointed" always fail. Here's one of the articles from several he's published on the subject. It's worth a read.

Miscellaneous / Re: Meat tax may be coming
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:41:59 AM »
Unfortunately Federal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord is not stopping individual States from deciding what is good or bad for you, and taxing accordingly. I'm sure some idiotic State will decide meat is toxic and impose a new tax on it.

Dogs are carnivores. Any ingredients that are not meat, fat, organs, or bone are there for some reason other than nutrition. My dogs have been fed their ancestral diet, the "prey model raw" or "raw meaty bones" diet, since they were pups.

Many people and entities will try to convince you that dogs are omnivores. They are not, regardless of the taurine issue that people try to use as evidence. The physiological characteristics of the entire digestive tract of a domestic dog, regardless of size, is identical to a wolf.

Naturally the pet food manufacturers have been the greatest and most "vocal" proponents of the whole "dogs are omnivores" theory, which most present as fact. That gives them justification for including inappropriate and inexpensive ingredients in dog food that act as binders and/or fillers. Only one pet food company that I know of, Champion in Canada, which produces many brands including Orijen, had the balls to publish a factual white paper on dog biology in relation to nutrition. They even admit that anything that isn't an animal product in dog food is a filler and binder, some of which is necessary to extrude the food into kibble. It's a good read, highly recommended.

They have many other interesting documents here as well;

Good forum for raw feeding:

One more good resource, old but still valid:

Diet and nutrition / Re: urea, dementia, high protein, in the news now.
« on: December 12, 2017, 08:14:19 AM »
Correlation is not causation.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Almond Butter
« on: December 08, 2017, 08:42:58 AM »
Almond butter is crap food but in the U.S. Trader Joe's has it salted and unsalted and made only with almonds.

Research / Re: Dietary fat causes inverse effect on cholesterol
« on: August 01, 2017, 07:56:44 AM »
Warren, I don't know but I historically consumed a lot of vC rich foods. No supplements though. I'm sure it goes up and down relative to the availability of fresh produce where I now live (Alaska) but I eat a lot of citrus, strawberries, and until recently kale, brussels sprouts, and other leafy greens. However, within the last year I've been on a potassium sparing diuretic and my potassium levels are at the upper limit so I've had to cut out a lot of foods high in potassium, such as leafy greens. The lipid history though was pretty consistent for many years prior to this potassium issue though.

Research / Re: Dietary fat causes inverse effect on cholesterol
« on: July 27, 2017, 06:13:03 PM »
The last time I had a 100% MEASURED lipid panel done a couple years ago, it confounded my doctors.

Total Cholesterol: 336
LDL-P: 3411 <--- No, not joking. It's almost to the point where they can't measure it.
LDL-C: 257
HDL-C: 67

But, my Triglycerides? Only 62

Before I went Paleo, my Trigs were well above 100 but my cholesterol total was only slightly lower (appx 325)

I also had a coronary calcium scan done around the same time as the lipid panel above. Scored a 0 (zero), which is as good as it gets. I'm in my 50s and have the arteries of a teenager. However, they cannot explain my outrageous cholesterol numbers, or my chronic hypertension, my chronic fatigue, or chronic pain. I'm absolutely convinced though that they are ALL connected somehow.

Research / Re: Newly published Ancel Keys study
« on: June 12, 2017, 05:14:36 PM »
Not just deaths, but horrible quality of life issues for generations of Americans with chronic health issues. Criminals.

Diet and nutrition / Re: very discouraged. please help.
« on: June 04, 2017, 03:55:32 AM »
You are starving yourself to death. Eat the right foods, but plenty of them. Skip calorie counting. Make sure you are getting lots of animal fats.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Major concerns with going paleo/ancestral
« on: May 30, 2017, 02:28:05 PM »
Quit using coconut and olive oil and use rendered animal fat, bacon fat, etc. Also avoid extra lean meats. Easy way to get high quality calories and it will keep your appetite in check as well.

Research / Re: Newly published Ancel Keys study
« on: May 02, 2017, 03:35:05 PM »
Oh look, it's the "shred of evidence" that George McGovern didn't have the "luxury of time" to wait for. And it was there all the time. Criminals.

Miscellaneous / Re: What about turnip?
« on: April 13, 2017, 07:00:43 AM »
Non-tuber root vegetables are good to go. I make a roasted root veggie dish that even my non-paleo family loves with turnip, rutabaga, carrot, parsnip, beets, a little garlic and onion (sometimes scallion or leek), salt, rosemary and some other herbs, roasted until caramelized. Easy and tasty.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Frequency of a Paleo Food
« on: March 14, 2017, 06:15:57 PM »
You really want to know?

Your recipe for "paleo brownies" is not paleo at all. If it requires a recipe, it isn't paleo. Especially baked goods.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Bloating, poor digestion
« on: March 02, 2017, 06:37:27 PM »
Cruciferous vegetables are known to cause gas and bloating in many people. Try eliminating them for a couple weeks to see what happens. All the meat you are eating is very lean and not very nutrient-dense. You might also try adding (fatty) red meat.

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