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Diet and nutrition / Pink Slime?
« on: March 10, 2012, 02:11:54 PM »
Have you been following this story?

Makes me want to grind my own hamburger.  Nothing wrong with using the whole cow of course, but treating with ammonia?  Ewww...

Research / Brought to you by the good people at Coca Cola labs
« on: February 20, 2012, 06:05:30 PM »

You have to read all the way to the bottom to find out that the researchers were given grants by the Coca Cola Company.  Is there any truly unbiased science left in the world?

Miscellaneous / Naturism
« on: January 24, 2012, 07:36:25 PM »
Has anyone out there experimented with naturism (nudism) as an adjunct to a paleo lifestyle? I would think it would be a logical extension of paleo practice, but there is zero on the boards about it that I have been able to find.  In my own experience it is very freeing and a great way to get extra vitamin D. I am lucky in that I live on five heavily wooded acres with walking tracks, but there are other venues for such practices all over the world.  Has anyone else tried it?

Meta / Problems with site
« on: December 02, 2008, 03:49:34 PM »
Haven't logged in for awhile, but I got this email off list, so I thought I would forward it to you in case there is a problem:

Hi Suzanne,

Forgive the random email, but I've been trying to register to be a member on the Caveman forum for a few weeks now and the site seems to be broken. It's impossible to become a member. You have one of the few visible email addresses and seem to be an active member so I thought I'd email you. If you can contact "Eric" and let him know the situation, I'd be greatly appreciative. Have a great day!


Recipes and meal photos / Flax Seed "Foccacia"
« on: February 22, 2008, 04:46:40 PM »
Just found this recipe on the low-carb section of  Tried it and wow, was it good.  Amazing texture, light nutty flavor, and almost 100% paleo.

Preheat oven to 350.  Prepare 10 x 15 pan by spraying with cooking spray and lining bottom with baking paper

2 cups ground flaxseeds
4 eggs, beaten
1 Tablespoon baking powder (non-paleo ingredient)
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup oil
salt/herbs/seeds to taste

Mix together dry ingredients.  Add eggs, water and oil.  Allow to stand for a few moments to thicken.  Spread onto pan, making sure to even out the mixture.  Sprinkle salt/herbs/ sesame seeds on top.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until center springs back lightly when poked.

I will experiment with this recipe and see if I can improve it, but for a first try it was pretty delicious.  One person on commented that this bread had a "slightly laxative effect" when eaten in quantity, but that is probably because of the high fiber content (5 g per slice!) rather than any of the ingredients.


Diet and nutrition / erythritol
« on: February 22, 2008, 03:51:31 PM »
Has anyone used this product?  It is a natural sugar substitute.  I read about it in a low carb recipe for brownies. Suze

Research / NZ Research into Milk
« on: September 13, 2007, 01:26:56 AM »
This was in the news today.  Somehow I doubt it will make the international stage since the dairy industry will be busy trying to keep it quiet.  Dairy is a huge industry in New Zealand, and A2 milk is still in its infancy, but for those of you still doing milk it might be worth trying to find some.

I say stay away from the stuff.  It's poison!  Suze

Diet and nutrition / Coconut Oil
« on: August 13, 2007, 07:25:49 PM »
I was really excited a couple of days ago when my mail-order coconut oil arrived from Auckland.  It came in a plastic tub and smelled really heavenly.  Remembering what people on the forum have said about using it for frying, I duly chopped up some gai-lan, which is a kind of yummy chinese broccoli, and tossed it in a frying pan with about a teaspoon of the coconut oil.  I stirfried it for maybe five minutes, thinking all the while how good it was going to be.  But when I tasted it, very expectantly, all I got was a smidgen of coconut flavor mixed with something I can only describe as a soapy taste.  Very disappointing!  >:(

So what's the verdict?  Is it rancid, or what?  I have never eaten any before now, so I honestly don't know.


Meta / McDonald's Ad
« on: July 26, 2007, 12:54:02 PM »
Isn't it just awesome that we have the Mickey D's Pasta Zoo Shapes banner ad going?    I can't imagine anything more healthy than to go to McDonald's and get my kid a heaping serving of gummy white flour pasta filled with salty, processed cheese and smothered in sugary tomato sauce.  Now I am protecting his health and making a huge multinational corporation more profitable too!  I am feeling so good about myself I think I will celebrate by having a Big Mac.

(For those of you who are from cultural backgrounds that don't include it--that was sarcasm!)

Suze  :D

Miscellaneous / Dangerous Grains
« on: June 20, 2007, 09:18:39 PM »
Just finished reading this book, Dangerous Grains, by Braly and Hoggan.  While not a paleo diet book per se, it does give a lot of very scientific explanations as to why grains are bad for you.  Especially if you are gluten intolerent, which includes a significant percentage of the American population.  They discuss a lot of ailments, including MS, Alzheimers, IBS, depression etc etc as being linked to the immune response to a couple of wheat proteins.  But one thing I had never heard before: people who are gluten sensitive are often carbohydrate addicts because they get a opiate-like high from the incomplete digestion of the proteins found in gluten, thus making it even more difficult to give up the thing that is making them sick!

I am curious how many people on this forum might have thought they were gluten sensitive before beginning this WOE, and what symptoms occurred.  Gluten insensitivity can be expressed in many different ways, including rashes, joint pain, abdominal upsets, short stature and (ahem) migraines/epilepsy.  I guess I am just wondering if this WOE is so attractive to us because we have this problem and so we feel better for it, or if it really makes everyone feel better, even if they have no food allergies or sensitivities.  Suze

Miscellaneous / Alli
« on: June 15, 2007, 10:25:32 PM »
Just had to share this bite from a news item on the new diet drug Alli, which was released today in the US for over the counter sales.  It sounds like a real winner!  Read on...

Because Alli can interfere with vitamin absorption, it can affect how medications act in the body, and users are advised to take a multivitamin supplement. The drug is not recommended for children younger than 18, people with kidney disease, patients on blood-thinners and certain other medications, and pregnant or breast-feeding women.

Then there are the side effects, which can include oily discharge, diarrhea and uncontrollable bowel movements significant enough for the company to recommend carrying an extra pair of pants until users have acclimated to the drug. The side effects alone can force users to eat less.

In a word, YUCK!  Why would anyone do that to themselves when they could be following the paleo WOE?  The mind boggles. Suze

Vitamins and Supplements / Vit D
« on: June 08, 2007, 07:01:22 PM »
Did anyone hear the latest research results on Vitamin D consumption today?  Here is an article:

Just wondering if I should be upping my intake?  I do spend some time in the sun every day (well when it shines, that is) and I eat salmon and other edible bone fish.  Does anyone know how much vitamin D fifteen minutes in the sun buys you?  Anyone else considering supplementation?  Suze

Vitamins and Supplements / Creatine
« on: May 28, 2007, 07:04:21 PM »
I've been reading about creatine's ability to increase strength and stamina in muscle building.  Not just the selling sites, but also on quackwatch, which I respect as a puveyor of unbiased opinion.  There is some evidence that it can be helpful to women engaged in strength training.

Question:  Does anyone here take it?  If so, have you had any side-effects?  Suze

Recipes and meal photos / Good Cabbage
« on: May 21, 2007, 07:00:11 PM »
I made this on the spur of the moment the other night when my family was having fettucini carbonara.

I already had fried bacon/onion/garlic for the fettucini dish.  I put most of it in the pasta and then shredded some cabbage and tossed in the frying pan with the remaining bacon mixture.  Stir-fry for a couple minutes and sprinkle with a little grated cheese, if you do cheese.  Man it was good.

Recipes and meal photos / A fish recipe
« on: May 14, 2007, 12:45:51 AM »
Had this for dinner and it turned out really well.

Spicy Fish

1 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 T olive oil
black or green olives to taste
1 can tomatoes or 2-3 large fresh tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 lb fish fillets, something mild with firm white flesh
Tony Chachero's or other spicy seasoned salt

Preheat oven to 380 degrees.
Saute onion and garlic in 1 T olive oil until soft.  Add tomatoes and bring to a boil.  Place rest of olive oil in the bottom of an ovenproof glass casserole.  Place fish fillets in single layer in dish, scatter some chopped olives on top, as many as you like.  Arrange chopped tomatoes/onion mixture on fish and sprinkle generously with spicy salt.  (I like my food hot so I use rather a lot, probably a couple of teaspoons.)

(I didn't do this for dinner, but a tablespoon or so of capers added to the tomato mixture would probably be good too.)

Place in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. 

I served this with a huge mound of steamed swiss chard, and the non-paleos had cous cous as well.  Yummy.  :)

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