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« 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.
« on: February 13, 2014, 05:10:41 PM »
I don't skimp on salt. It's an absolutely necessary mineral and with the absence of processed food in the Paleo diet, the only salt I get is what I add to my food with the exception of a few foods naturally high in sodium. I used both iodized table salt and coarse sea salt. I don't have many other sources of dietary iodine so some of my salt provides it. Fear not the sodium.
« on: February 10, 2014, 07:37:40 PM »
« on: January 19, 2014, 03:50:01 PM »
Here's the discussion on the raw milk formula developed by the Weston A. Price Foundation. We had great success with this formula when my twins were babies.http://cavemanforum.com/parenting/weaning-twins/
« on: December 18, 2013, 07:16:11 PM »
While I do take supplements, I don't take multivitamins. They actually make me nauseous. That being said, I find studies like this suspect. They typically look at dramatic markers, like mortality, but ignore things like general wellness and quality of life. Hard to quantify, I know. But there is more to 'health' than dodging cancer or avoiding a cardiac event. To say multivitamins provide NO health benefits because they don't change the statistics on cancer or heart attacks is an oversimplification of a complex subject.
« on: November 19, 2013, 03:27:41 PM »
This kind of shit makes my blood boil. I suppose it should come as no surprise that this happened in a region that produces more wheat per capita than just about anywhere else in the world. And I thought we had the worst nannies in the world here in Kalifornia.
« on: November 15, 2013, 05:43:10 PM »
Cashews are not nuts. They are in a class of their own and they are toxic if eaten raw which makes them non-paleo. FWIW, in case you didn't know, peanuts are not nuts either. They are legumes.
I do not know the mechanism that affects weight loss from nuts since I rarely eat the the things. I only eat macadamia nuts and even then, only occasionally. But it has been discussed here often and someone will chime in. Many of the more commonly eaten nut meats are also high in Omega 6 fatty acids, which are inflammatory in most people so they should not be eaten in large quantities anyway.
« on: November 15, 2013, 01:34:05 PM »
Cashews are not paleo. If you re trying to lose weight, all those nuts, dried fruit, and honey will likely put a halt on your effort.
« on: November 13, 2013, 11:58:46 AM »
One of the paleo groups I follow on Facebook is pushing their new guide as well in the form of an e-book but they want 14 clams for it. Not sure what to make of it at this point. Probably okay for beginners though.http://www.yourguidetopaleo.com/
« on: November 10, 2013, 07:35:15 AM »
Just don't juice it. Eat fruit whole.
« on: November 07, 2013, 06:15:42 AM »
How much fat are you eating? For instance, when you eat meat, is it lean or fatty cuts?
The key to avoiding hunger between meals, thus snacking, which results in elevated insulin (the enemy) is to become "fat adapted" and to eat plenty of animal fat with each meal and to eat until you are full. Coconut oil and ghee may not be enough to keep the between-meal hunger at bay. Did you read this sticky here? It may shed some light on what is going on with your metabolism that can help point you in the right direction.http://cavemanforum.com/diet-and-nutrition/how-to-lose-weight-on-the-paleo-woe-or-endocrinology-for-dummies/
« on: November 06, 2013, 06:20:37 AM »
What Warren said, primal, not paleo. Even worse than the potatoes though is probably the oil they are fried in, likely canola or some highly refined, non-paleo poison. If they were fried in lard or tallow I'd eat them now and then just for the fat. But the chances of that in this day and age are slim to none.
« on: September 15, 2013, 10:51:39 PM »
You eat coconut with grains I believe
WTF does this mean?
To the OP, I actually like coconut but I rarely eat it. You must be reading "paleo recipes", an oxymoron if ever there was one. Save the "recipes" for rare treats. Cook and eat whole foods on a daily basis and its easy to avoid coconut.