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Diet and nutrition / Re: Need to know about tart cherry juice please
« Last post by Warren Dew on Today at 10:39:43 PM »
I recommend giving it away to someone nonpaleo.  If that fails, pouring it down the drain will help you break the habit of thinking that eating slow poisons is better than "wasting" them.
Diet and nutrition / Re: Women and Fasting
« Last post by cavewoman123 on Today at 09:17:00 AM »
Now, if you want to live your life around reproductive fitness, then yes, eat more, optimize for reproduction, and have a kid every 3 years from age 15 to 50.  Not all women want to do that, though.

:D :D :D
Diet and nutrition / Need to know about tart cherry juice please
« Last post by Dansko on August 26, 2016, 01:11:00 PM »
Hi everyone! I am going to start my Paleo lifestyle in a week or so. I am currently on a very low carb high fat diet to drop some lbs. I tried a plant based diet with whole grains and veggies little meat and seafood. I was going to eat "healthy" lol.  Problem was i actually gained weight. CRAVED sweets and always felt bloated. I've been eating my current diet for two weeks or so and have dropped 12 lbs and feel great. Anyway my question is about tart cherry juice. I bought it to help relieve arthritis and inflammation in my shoulder. I cannot drink it now obviously, but want to know if there is any harm once i go paleo. It is organic, no sugar added and the ingredients are all juices, main one is cherry juice. One serving is 8 ounces and it contains 27 grams of sugar! The brand is Lakewood Organic. I bought 2 bottles for like $6 bucks each (each bottle 4 servings @ 8 ounces) and really do not want to waste it if i can get away with it. Thanks for any response,  Dan
Miscellaneous / Re: Hydration
« Last post by Warren Dew on August 26, 2016, 10:47:02 AM »
It happens to me sometimes.  I just try to keep water around all the time.
Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo and the Environment
« Last post by Warren Dew on August 26, 2016, 10:41:36 AM »
With respect to grass fed versus grain fed beef, a little thought shows that grass fed beef cannot be worse for the environment.  That's because grass fed cattle are limited by the amount of grass, and thus the amount of sunlight, and the amount of sunlight hasn't changed.  Just as many grass fed ruminants have been around as there are now for millions of years, long before any global warming.

Any carbon dioxide from growing grass fed beef is reabsorbed by grass as it grows.  As for methane emissions, methane is a relatively unstable gas, and is removed from the atmosphere relatively rapidly through oxidation.

With respect to paleo as a whole, there's a good argument that there isn't enough meat to go around for everyone in the world to eat paleo.  But if we all become vegan, that just means that, in the long term, the human population will expand until we reach the limits of agriculture.  In my opinion, it's better for the environment for those who can afford to be paleo to eat paleo, and for us to encourage the human population to decline in overpopulated areas of the world so everyone can go paleo.

Diet and nutrition / Paleo and the Environment
« Last post by flickz on August 23, 2016, 07:37:56 PM »
Hi, I've read and which say that paleo is better for the environment. For instance, they discuss how letting livestock graze on the land itself, rather than feed them corn, is better for the soil. However, according to other sites like, while the paleo diet does help the environment in lots of ways, it has a lot of cons as well. It mentions that we have two and a half times the fishing fleet that the oceans can sustain. Digging into the top results for whether grass-fed beef is better than other beef, (especially the slate article at the top), it seems like more research needs to be done, but that grass-fed is not necessarily better and possibly much worse. Perhaps there still need to be more studies done.

What are your guys thoughts? How can we eat lots of delicious meat and still do our part for the environment?
Miscellaneous / Hydration
« Last post by Cait1221 on August 22, 2016, 08:10:30 PM »
Does anyone have any tips on staying hydrated? I seem to keep going through cycles of drinking almost no water for days, and then having times where I stay perfectly hydrated for days. Currently I'm at that point where I'm struggling to stay hydrated, simply because I have a labor intensive outdoor job at a park, and I just don't realize I haven't had anything to drink until I'm at the point of a headache.
This sounds silly, but I really just forget to drink water and don't notice until it's too late. Does anyone else ever have this problem?
Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo & Cast Iron
« Last post by Warren Dew on August 20, 2016, 10:00:45 PM »
Given how little oil is involved, I doubt it would be a problem.

Unhydrogenated lard would probably also work.  Tallow might be a bit too solid to wipe on. 

I don't use anything special, but I only use my cast iron for frying, so it gets frequent application of fat during cooking and stays seasoned that way.

On another note, I did manage to drop and break my #8 frying pan last week, handed down from my grandmother, but I don't think it had anything to do with seasoning.  The fracture looked like there had been a crack developing for a while.  The cover to the pan says 1925, but I think the pan was actually older, as it had a hammered handle; the top will now go on a pan I bought on ebay.  Ah well, can't complain about getting a century of use out of it.
Diet and nutrition / Paleo & Cast Iron
« Last post by silentdave1020 on August 17, 2016, 05:25:26 PM »
Greetings folks,

I was recently advised by my doctor to try a paleo diet to address a few concerns that showed up in my bloodwork.

For many years now, I've been a big fan of cooking in my cast iron cookware. After cleaning the pots & pans, I have always wiped them down with a thin layer of canola oil to maintain the non-stick surface and prevent rust. I would only apply enough oil to cover the surface, and then wipe away the excess with a paper towel.

I know canola, soybean, vegetable, corn, and most other oils are not compatible with Paleo guidelines. However, since such a small amount of oil is used is it OK to continue this practice? Or is it better to switch the oil type to something paleo-friendly? Does anyone have experience using a paleo-friendly oil for this purpose? I've heard that some oils can get sticky or rancid if applied to a cast-iron pan and then left to sit for a few days.
Diet and nutrition / Re: Any good Paleo Cookbooks/Recipe Collections?
« Last post by jamesgrace on August 15, 2016, 05:38:36 PM »
Tons and tons of free recipes available on Blogs, Forums and Paleo websites. Just google Paleo recipes. One of my favorites is 1000 paleo recipes. You can learn about it at [] It's not free but is broken down nicely into various categories to help plan meals. Either way (or both ways) you have nearly an endless supply of recipes and meals.
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