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by 1972 · March 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM

I am moving to West Africa July 1st. Breakfast and dinner will be cooked for me and most likely will be rice and sauce, which is great. My issue is lunch... I will be buying it from a market for the first 3 months that I live there (there is not... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · March 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM

For convenience, you could just try some of the most reputable brands of Whey Protein typically used by the bodybuilding community. See bodybuidling.com shop or similar. I have tried chocolate flavour from may brands like Optimum Nutrition,... (more)

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by 1972 · March 07, 2013 at 5:47 PM

July 1, I am moving to Guinea, West Africa for over two years. For the first few months of this, I will be living with a host family and will have very little control of my diet. After the first few months though, I will be living on my own and... (more)

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Myth 0 · March 07, 2013 at 5:47 PM

The only thing I can add on this is for your jerky. I make my own jerky at home in a food dehydrator and it's fairly cheap and easy because I make it with ground beef (awesome, right?) Recipe: 1 lb ground beef (that's all that fits in my food... (more)

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by 436 · February 01, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Hi all, I leave for the Peace Corps in June 2013 and know that I will be in Sub Saharan Africa. It is most likely that I will be in West Africa (Ghana, Sierra Leone, or Burkina Faso). I will find out the exact country in a month or so and will be... (more)

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Cave_Tomboy_1 0 · January 05, 2013 at 7:48 PM

I live in Cameroon now and have lived in Africa since 2006 (Cameroon, DRC, Namibia). I run in regular running clothes just like everywhere (though I've never been one to run in only a sports bra anywhere). I eat totally Paleo and find it much,... (more)

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by 220 · October 04, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Hi. I am just starting on my Paleo journey (one week) and seeing great results. Besides loosing 7lbs, my insomnia is gone as are my food cravings. I have enegry again and wake up ready to tackle the day. Those things alone make me feel like how... (more)

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Paul_28 0 · October 04, 2012 at 6:14 AM

Your first move should be to research South Africa and find out what's available beforehand. Check out forums about living in South Africa, online articles about the food industry in South Africa, etc. I recently moved to Turkey, where I'll be... (more)

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by 753 · April 02, 2012 at 2:22 PM

I'm going to Kenya for a one month volunteer program, and in most of the pictures I've seen, the volunteers eat a lot of the traditional foods. I cannot decipher exactly what they are eating, but I'm hopeful that it won't be hard to adapt to... (more)

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ambrews 0 · April 02, 2012 at 7:08 AM

I think this will heavily depend on where you are in Kenya, distribution is not as regular there, so it can be highly regional. Ask around and explore the local culture for sure, and if you can tolerate non-paleo foods at all, just eat as much... (more)

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by 1801 · November 14, 2011 at 3:08 PM

I ran across this article summary in the Lancet and spoke to a colleague about the topic. Diabetes and CVD are on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa despite the fact that many of these folks are living in starvation conditions. I was surprised to... (more)

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Kaitlin_1 0 · November 14, 2011 at 3:08 PM

I watched a documentary about control of water supplies, called "Blue Gold: World Water Wars." According to that film, a lot of impoverished countries don't have clean, reliable water supplies; large corporations vie to sell bottled water and soda... (more)

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by -1 · September 22, 2011 at 11:11 AM

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dzone 0 · September 22, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Dr. Luc Montagnier recipient of the Nobel Prize for discovery of the HIV thinks malnutrition is primary cause. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQoNW7lOnT4&feature=player_embedded Matthias Rath is one of the controversial scientist forsing... (more)

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by 2854 · May 01, 2011 at 12:08 AM

I'm going to Kenya this summer (mainly Nairobi, with some time in reserves outside), and I was wondering if anyone has been and has some paleo advice and/or tips? Their traditional staples are corn, potatoes, and beans so I'm a bit concerned.... (more)

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Yoannah_offca 0 · May 01, 2011 at 12:08 AM

As far as I know the Kenyans like their meat as well, unless they can't afford it. I agree with Hannah, that diverting a bit off the paleo path for the sake of respect and rich experiences is well worth it. I am pretty sure you will be fine :)... (more)

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by 589 · April 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM

I have been thinking about this on multiple occasions, and I wanted to figure out just how feasible this is. I want to go experience typical hunter-gatherer life. I want to spend a year or two living somewhere in the African plains or the... (more)

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Lavendergrits 0 · April 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM

It sounds like you need to pursue a degree in anthropology and join the Peace Corps or become friends with native Americans living on a reservation the old ways. There are a few of those people around which is an understatement to say you won't... (more)

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by 8848 · May 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I saw a similar question going back to April of last year. Not much of a response, which is sad to me because I feel that red palm oil is the equal to coconut oil and butter and bacon fat, albeit very different taste-wise. For slow-cooking... (more)

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nanci_grier 0 · May 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I am about to use palm oil for the first time. I found it in a Jamaican store for just $5.99. I couldn't resist. thats even cheaper than vege oil. the bottle I bought is 33.81 fl/oz. I'm going to try it in a marinara just to sautee the onoions... (more)