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Recipes and meal photos / Re: Good-looking cookbooks
« on: November 17, 2011, 07:11:22 AM »

Diet and nutrition / Re: Dr. Kruse, paleo and leptin "guru", exposed?
« on: November 03, 2011, 05:45:47 PM »
I have no clue who this is.

That's probably best...

Diet and nutrition / Re: Did the Eskimos have health problems?
« on: October 09, 2011, 12:56:55 PM »
Is it possible that various paleo groups had vastly different kinds of diets?  If so, who can say which one is better for health?!

There is no doubt that various groups would have had different diets, dependent on the specifics of the environment.  We're adapted to eat a wide range of foods for that reason.  I posted this site/video previously but it may be worth linking again:  The 3rd thumbnail relates to variations in the diet, click on 'Watch' (lower left of that thumb) to hear about the foods available to early humans there.  (Thumbs 4 & 5 also deal with foods)


My question is this:

Is there any good peer reviewed evidence that shows that consuming foods such as grains, quinoa, tubers, etc. are harmful, if done in moderation, and properly soaked, rinsed, cooked etc.?

And by evidence, I mean actual empirical evidence that shows a direct link between ingestion of these (well rinsed, well cooked) foods, and negative effects on the body.

Some blogs are geared to peer reviewed studies.  Search these for information specific to your concerns:  <--further posts deal with eating grains prepared in traditional methods (WAP Foundation)

Miscellaneous / Re: Anyone else garden?
« on: March 29, 2011, 09:13:32 AM »
Man, I can't wait . . . just a few more months to being able to pick and eat fresh from my garden!!!  And all sorts of delicious edible "weeds" are soon to come up and annoy all those who want a strictly grass yard . . .  ;D

I garden a bit, too.  I used to have about 1/3 of my yard in vegetables.  We've reduced the vegetable area but didn't bother to plant grass and now enjoy perennials and ground covers/hostas in most of our lot. Directions to our house are, 'once you get on our street, our's is the house without any grass in the front' 

Miscellaneous / Re: Arguing with vegans is exhausting.
« on: March 26, 2011, 09:37:53 AM »
I don't have time to argue anymore. Just refer them to a couple former vegan blogs.

Miscellaneous / Re: Arguing with vegans is exhausting.
« on: March 25, 2011, 06:52:08 PM »
I love the vegans--or anyone who isn't in direct competition for my food.

Diet and nutrition / Re: confused about the high fat thing
« on: March 24, 2011, 07:32:11 AM »
....and I've never even heard fat mentioned as a contributor to insulin resistance.
 You wouldn't by chance have any further sources on that would you?

This site has a great deal of discussion on that very topic.
The link is to the search subject 'insulin resistance'.  Look for her response to Taubes and others as to some contentious debate/postings.

So I've decided to try eating fish even though I have always hated it and sardines seem to be a decent choice because they're high in O3, are smaller so will have less mercury and are more sustainable. Supposedly they are more affordable too.

So what can I do to make them edible? I like lemon. Does that help? How about garlic? Do I cook them in a skillet? Should I buy them in a can or do they have to be fresh? I'm so ignorant on this subject.

In this video, substitute 'sardines' for 'bass':

Thank me later...

Diet and nutrition / Re: Zombie Dream: Wish I could find brains...
« on: March 15, 2011, 05:33:15 PM »
Item on bottom left:

They sold this item at our local grocery (SW Ohio) until recently.

Diet and nutrition / Re: How long can you keep grease?
« on: March 15, 2011, 05:29:49 PM »
.... just give it a sniff test right before you use it. That's what I do with meat, lol.

Just how 'off' does it have to smell before you don't eat it?  (-:

Diet and nutrition / Re: How to make coconut oil more palatable?
« on: March 14, 2011, 05:12:38 AM »
How about putting it in hot tea or coffee rather than water?

Diet and nutrition / Re: How much fat do we mean?
« on: March 11, 2011, 07:18:23 AM »
I've been using FitDay the past two weeks out of personal curiosity. 
My nutrient breakdown for that time period is:

After having read some information about 'safe starches' I've tried adding those as my carb content.  I haven't eaten them in enough quantity of long enough to make a judgment on any effects. 

Diet and nutrition / Re: The Lightbulb is making us fat!
« on: March 10, 2011, 01:01:33 PM »
I read that (poorly written) book and found it interesting.  At the most basic level, more summer daylight means it's time to feast, as winter  famine will soon be here.  With artificial light, our genetic feasting cycle is on continuously so we crave the things that make us fat (and survivors in a bygone age).

I thought the hormonal regulation through the sleep-cycle was something to think about.  I didn't realize that melatonin production could be diminished by such small amounts of light exposure.

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