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Miscellaneous / Re: Bare Essentials Necessary to Live Paleo
« on: February 16, 2012, 03:50:24 PM »
I never use soap or dish detergent on my cast iron. Plain water and a stiff plastic brush. I use a plastic spatula on the hard spots. You can also gently use the blue Scotch Brite scouring pads as they are not as abrasive as the green pads. There are also new brown scouring pads made from recycled cellulose.

Research / Re: Brown rice syrup and arsenic
« on: February 16, 2012, 02:58:40 PM »
No, not paleo. But you knew that.

USA EPA drinking water standards are 10 parts per billion of arsenic in drinking water. The study found 6 times the level of the EPA standard for drinking water. That would put it at 60 parts per billion.  (Between 1949 and 2006 the standard was 49 parts per billion).

My concern would be for infants.  Their smaller rapidly growing bodies and brain would be more sensitive and infant formula for non breast feeding mothers is their primary source of infant calories.  It would be different than an adult or teen eating a granola bar before going jogging.

What I don't understand: Is there any such thing as organic sugar or organic brown sugar? Why do people who buy manufactured 'organic' food think brown rice syrup is better for them than plain sugar? 

Has anyone bothered to study the level or arsenic in organic brown sugar?

I just heard this was debunked... I can't get to the article from work, but could try to post the link later, if some are interested...

Translation of debunked: Now that it is being reported by CNN, HLN, CBS and Foxnews and no longer just a subject of talk show hosts it is time to go into CYA spin mode.

Miscellaneous / Re: Bare Essentials Necessary to Live Paleo
« on: February 15, 2012, 12:27:57 PM »
If you are really into minimalism, you will love this blog by Glenn Morrissette. Glenn is paleo as well.

Yep, but does he have a girlfriend?  You meet a woman and take her to your van she is going to think: "Dude, I aint in high school any more." Or she might think you are showing her the van instead of taking you to the house because you have a wife and kids.

Workout Programs / Re: Paleo and Starting Strength
« on: February 15, 2012, 09:29:23 AM »
What was your carb intake pre paleo and what is your carb intake now?
How many total Kcals pre-paleo and how many Kcals now?

This was not a paleo issue. However, it demonstrates how far the USDA is going to for force you to feed your kids according to their guidelines. 

From the Carolina Journal Online:

A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.

The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines.

The guidelines say: lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.

When home-packed lunches do not include all of the required items, child care providers must supplement them with the missing ones.

The girl’s mother — who said she wishes to remain anonymous to protect her daughter from retaliation — said she received a note from the school stating that students who did not bring a “healthy lunch” would be offered the missing portions, which could result in a fee from the cafeteria, in her case $1.25.

Complete article:

Diet and nutrition / Re: Potatoes and exercise
« on: February 14, 2012, 12:29:52 PM »

Well as I see it, most of our ancestors didn't cook our food. . . .

Cooking began 250,000 years ago. Some believe it began 2,000,000 years ago. Modern humans date back 200,000 years. That would mean most of our ancestors did cook .

Food Journals / Re: Paleo Tracker
« on: February 14, 2012, 12:07:09 PM »
I used paleo tracker once but went back Cronometer.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Going out to a sporting event
« on: February 11, 2012, 08:00:22 AM »
One advantage of paleo is you don't have to eat every 3 hours.  Food is no longer an obsession. 6 to 8 hours without food isn't a big deal.

The key statement here is Wild Grains and Tubers.  Grains are not what they were 100,000 years ago or just 1,000 years ago.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Shopping Lists
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:10:01 AM »
There are meal recommendations in popular paleo books like The Paleo Diet, Neanderthin, Primal Blueprint. There are also some web sites.   

Diet and nutrition / Re: Never feeling hungry/not enough calories
« on: February 06, 2012, 06:18:28 PM »
I agree with Warren. Don't worry about it for now.

Recipes and meal photos / gry
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:21:41 AM »
Can I get some cheese to go with the spam?

Exercises / Re: Dispelling the myth of training for "toned muscles"
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:19:46 AM »
This also talks about the myth of spot reduction. There was a fitness 'expert' on TV the other day saying not to do crunches but to lie on your back with your legs elevated and pretend you are peddling a bicycle.  If crunches won't spot reduce the fat on your abs pretending to ride a bicycle laying on your back probably doesn't work either.  I'd rather ride a real bicycle. At least a real bicycle will transport you somewhere. It might transport  you to 7/11 to buy Twinkies but you can't blame that on the bicycle.

Miscellaneous / Re: Paleo Super Bowl party
« on: February 06, 2012, 06:48:38 AM »
It was a good game.

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