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Diet and nutrition / Re: Teas?
« on: April 29, 2012, 07:41:42 PM »
Green tea is a staple of my diet. I like Japanese Sencha and various Chinese greens. It can get expensive when you get away from bags and start buying real loose leaf stuff, but it's worth it. I cup of real green tea made properly is like nothing else.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Snacks
« on: April 05, 2012, 05:00:22 PM »
At the Whole Foods in my hood, in the bulk bins, they have coconut "chips" which are just coconut that is sliced into little white flakes. I just fill a bag full of them and they make a great snack.

Diet and nutrition / Re: After this video i'm very confused
« on: March 27, 2012, 07:49:55 PM »
I was a vegetarian for years so I know the motivation behind it. But when I realized the fact that all animals evolved over millions of years around a natural diet, and that the diet we evolved around is the hunter-gatherer diet (with emphasis on the hunter part), and that not eating your correct evolutionary diet results in deteriorating health and disease, well I didn't see that I had much of a choice.

That's all there is to it. Its either paleo, or disease. That's the way I see it and my mind is pretty clear about it now. I've managed to budget so that I can eat only grass fed beef - nothing from factory farms. I know the farmers from talking to them at the farmers market when I buy my beef and I feel like the animals are treated well. The fact that they are eating their correct evolutionary diet means they are healthy during their lives so I feel I'm doing the best that I can.

Vitamins and Supplements / Enzyme supplements for gas?
« on: March 25, 2012, 11:00:21 AM »
Just wondering if anyone takes enzyme supplements to get rid of gas. Would this work? I have some beano, but read the label the other day and it contains wheat. Some of the coenzyme supplements I looked at said they came from rice bran. Are there paleo versions of these and is there any reason to take them?

Another reason why I'm not having kids. You can't even raise them yourself anymore.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Alcohol Consumption and Paleo
« on: February 19, 2012, 11:42:05 AM »
I read recently that white wine has sugar added to balance the acidity. I'm not sure about red wine though. I just stick to the hard stuff, which I only drink once in a great while, with no mixers.

Miscellaneous / Re: The Gods must be crazy
« on: February 09, 2012, 05:50:15 PM »
If you rent the DVD, they have a little documentary where they show how the main character really lived. It was quite different from the film and pretty depressing.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Drink question
« on: February 05, 2012, 04:42:26 PM »
Lipton tea may have some extras added, like soy lecithin. You should look into some whole leaf black teas like darjeeling or english breakfast if you like black tea, or various green tea varieties. Once you get into good tea though, its hard to go back.

Just did this. I hooked up with 5 lbs grass fed beef fat from my local farmers market for $1.25 / lb. Pretty good price considering I've been spending $6 for a 12 oz jar of coconut oil.

I was expecting it to take longer than it did. I used pretty low heat; number 2 on my stove. It seemed to be done within about 10 minutes but I left it on for another 10 because it seemed too quick. Maybe I could have pulled it off earlier, I don't know. The results seem to be good though. I have 2 full jars of clear yellow tallow sitting on my counter cooling right now. And my cats and I enjoyed the cracklins.

Miscellaneous / Re: Ray Audette Video
« on: January 30, 2012, 09:55:45 PM »
Great! I wanted to punch through my screen when I saw that Ornish guy. He looks kind of fat. I don't know where he gets off.

I actually gave up fruit and just went to veggies for my carbs. I've felt a lot more regular lately with no blood sugar rises and I sleep a lot better. I just steam some broccoli or brussels or cauliflower for about 8 minutes, add coconut oil and some salt and I'm good to go.

Green tea. I need it.

Green tea is non-Paleo?  Why?

I was cultivated during the Neolithic. I'm not sure if it has any real health consequences though. I get tired sometimes if I drink too much.

Green tea. I need it.

Diet and nutrition / Re: giving up-can anyone change my mind?
« on: January 16, 2012, 07:47:01 PM »
Well, do you want to be healthy or not? There is an adjustment period. It took me a little over a month to feel like I found the groove and I've been refining what I eat over the last year. Now after a year + I feel so much better than I ever did before, physically and mentally. I'll never go back. I have no sugar cravings because I know how bad I will feel and how good I feel right now. It just takes a little patience.

But even if you go back to SAD now, it doesn't mean you failed permanently. Its something you can always come back to and try again when you're more ready. Although I would say why not just do it now?

Miscellaneous / Re: Paula Deen has diabetes.
« on: January 15, 2012, 04:54:57 PM »
Shocker. Of course the article is written by a moron. Labelling her food "high calorie, butter-intensive" as if that were the problem.

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