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Introductions / Re: Greetings from Chicago
« Last post by Warren Dew on January 28, 2018, 09:03:35 PM »
I just have to note the juxtaposition of "most gorgeous female I ever laid eyes on" and "strict paleo".  There's a cause and effect there.

I'd just say, learn how to cook a steak.  Get a preseasoned cast iron frying pan, add a bit of fat to prevent sticking, preheat on medium high for 2 minutes, throw the steak on for a couple of minutes a side, or more if she likes well done.
Miscellaneous / Re: Meat tax may be coming
« Last post by Warren Dew on January 28, 2018, 08:57:58 PM »
Indeed, once a sin is taxed, the government has an incentive to increase the amount of that sin.  I wonder if that happens with alcohol in Alaska.
Diet and nutrition / Re: What are some recomended Prebiotics?
« Last post by Eric on January 21, 2018, 06:45:30 AM »
Here are some suggestions or products I've used before:

Chicory root
Nearly 65% fiber, so one of the best prebiotics around.
Some drink it like a tea or coffee, others just in a smoothie or combined with other foods.
Here are two good product ideas:  Organic Chicory Root Raw C/S or Chicory root inulin powder

Jerusalem artichoke
Another top prebiotic, and to some more palatable than Chicory root.
I may try growing this in the garden this year, but I'm months away from the opportunity.
Here is a popular prebiotic mixture I've seen folks recommend:  Hyperbiotics Organic Prebiotic Powder

Raw dandelion greens
Can pick these in season, but be very careful about pesticides and any turf fertilizer, pest repellent,
or anything that has been applied to your lawn or nearby grassy areas. 
Here is a top supplement powder if you're considering something in the kitchen:  Amazing Grass, Raw Reserve Green Superfood Organic Powder with 25 Billion Probiotics, Wheat Grass and Greens
Diet and nutrition / What are some recomended Prebiotics?
« Last post by michaelasg on January 19, 2018, 07:08:41 PM »
Wondering what are you using? Not probiotics! PREbiotics
Introductions / Re: Hello!
« Last post by Eric on January 16, 2018, 01:19:03 PM »
Welcome!  How has the day gone so far?  :)
Introductions / Hello!
« Last post by LizLaw18 on January 15, 2018, 10:46:58 AM »
Hey, my name is Elizabeth, and today is Day 1 of my Paleo journey. I've gone Paleo in little spurts for about 4 months, but started around a difficult season (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc). I'm hoping that this time around I'll have enough time to really establish a routine before the holidays come in with a whirlwind of temptation :). Today has been good so far- but I would still welcome any advice for the days and weeks to come! With this lifestyle change, I'm hoping to gain more energy, a clearer mind, and spend less time worrying about what I look like and more time doing something about it. So grateful to have discovered this supportive community early on :)
Miscellaneous / Re: Meat tax may be coming
« Last post by JayJay on January 13, 2018, 08:33:01 AM »
I live in Alaska, one of the lowest taxed States in the nation. However, in an attempt to curb the alcohol abuse problem here, alcoholic beverages are heavily taxed. The highest alcohol tax in the nation, actually. The bottom line is that between the transport costs to get things here, and the high tax, enjoying adult beverages in Alaska very expensive.

But after all that, it has done absolutely nothing to slow down, let alone stop, alcohol abuse. Even among the dirt poor here.

The problem with sin taxes is that once enacted, they never go away. The government becomes dependent on the revenue stream and has no incentive whatsoever to eliminate it, regardless of it's original purpose and efficacy. This is the reason I do not support this kind of taxation, no matter what it is imposed on. Imagine if the egg and butter taxes that politicians were trying to pass a decade ago had been enacted. Even though these foods have been now removed from the "naughty list", do you think the taxes would suddenly disappear?

Tom Naughton has a great bunch of articles on what he calls "The Anointed". The do-gooder, busy bodies who try to legislate our eating habits. Taxes aside, polices from "The Anointed" always fail. Here's one of the articles from several he's published on the subject. It's worth a read.
Miscellaneous / Re: Meat tax may be coming
« Last post by XFit_legionnaire on January 08, 2018, 05:59:56 AM »
I am certainly not advocating that people drink soda, of course  :) Worthless, empty calories by anyones measure. It's just that every time I hear about something like this I am immediately suspicious of ulterior motives.  If I actually thought that there was some type of benevolent intention, that would be another matter entirely.

However, there is also a part of me that is just irked by "sin taxes" in general. This is still America and people should be able to do as they please for the most part IMHO. If people want to smoke cigarettes, drink 2 liters of Mountain Dew and devour buckets of fried chicken from KFC, they should be free to do so without unreasonable price gouging.
Miscellaneous / Re: Meat tax may be coming
« Last post by Eric on January 07, 2018, 04:29:07 PM »
Yup, just like the Philly soda tax was a money grab, though I actually agree with that tax since soda is terrible for you.

Funny how the Democratic cities are always the worst off and the most violent.  Not that the Republicans are any better (the whole system is screwed up), but it's odd the poorest cities with the most murders have been under socialist rule for decades ;)
Miscellaneous / Re: Meat tax may be coming
« Last post by XFit_legionnaire on January 07, 2018, 11:48:00 AM »
Here's in Illinois, and Cook County in particular, such a measure sounds right up their alley. Though I suppose what makes us "special" here is that the sociopaths and career criminals in tacky suits that occupy city hall do not even attempt to mask it as being about health. They are broke and want money. I moved away from the city out to the burbs and take the train into work nowadays. Not worth the headache of putting up with their circus. I would sooner take money out of my wallet and set it on fire than give it to those people.

Germane to this post, I suspect many other particularly large cities with a fanatically ideological and similarly braindead populace adopt similar measures for precisely the same reason: CASH. "Health" is just a handy excuse for fundraising.
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