But Is It Paleo Questions
Examples: alcohol - yes we probably came across fermenting fruit at times. Probably not like a glass of wine on a daily basis. coffee - likely that our ancestors took drug containing beans, roasted and then brewed them (in non existent... (more)
I'm watching a few videos from Paleo FX and trying to bring my 80/20 rule to more of a 90/10 rule [and beyond!]. I can't help but notice a huge sponsor in the backgrounds of these videos: Quest Bars. I'm a huge fan/addict of the protein and... (more)
I think it's more of an issue of hyper palatability - as with most processed foods. You shouldn't, naturally, find umami (glutamate in the whey), sweet, salty, and fatty all in the same morsel.
should I stop taking it?
it's a sauce that is popular in india , israel, iraq & middle east in general | usually made from: mango pickles grinded Fenugreek seeds lemon salt salt Turmeric (Curcuma longa) | maybe contains: vinegar mustard chili Curry... (more)
Is there a list somewhere of seed oils? I keep reading on Paleo sites that seed oils shouldn't be used. What does this include? I'm assuming like soybean, etc. I also know that, obviously, seed oils come from seeds, but I'm looking for further... (more)
So I've been wondering are the "Green Machine" drinks by Naked Juice Paleo? From what I can tell, they're only fruit and veggie juice. I wasn't sure how "Paleo" these are, or if a home-made comparable drink would be. I'm mostly unsure, just... (more)
I go out to eat a lot. Maybe 3-4 times a week. I guess it's safe to assume the worst and that they are cooking everything in rancid soy oil or some crap. I usually eat the same thing everytime: scrambled eggs, some meat(ham or steak) and... (more)
The biochemical importance of magnesium has been already well-described. Many here are familiar with the difficulties of getting sufficient magnesium from natural sources (i.e. not supplements). That of course makes me wonder how it is that our... (more)
So lots of threads on this site about whether it is OK to eat CAFO meat for budgetary reasons and what to do if that's all you can afford. My question is simply, if we are telling people to eliminate the NADs (neolithic agents of disease):... (more)
If it seems to work for me then it's paleo right? I also seem to get a bit of a kick from hydrogenated vegetable oils. Any reason why I should avoid these foods since they don't seem to cause me any trouble?
I know we're lacking a definition at the moment for Paleo itself, but I wonder if there are some common elements we might agree on. Giving prescriptive answers rather than a methodology for making decisions, citing reductionist nutritionism over... (more)
Some have atrocious ingredients. But some are just rice and sea salt. Although most use whole grain brown rice. Do you think the whole grain aspect of some puffed rice is all that terrible? I ate one the other day and these things are as light as... (more)
I tasted one once. IMO, you might as well chew on a piece of the nearest cardboard box. But then, if I slathered it with butter I might feel differently about it.
The answer is it depends. Once again the C-word rears its head - CONTEXT! The optic with which you view the problems matters. As you know, digestion of starch begins in the mouth with amylase, which is the catalyst to break down starches into... (more)
Are tubas paleo? Some people say they are but I don't think that people had tubas in paleo times. Should I switch to organs instead? I hear lots of people say organs are more paleo than tubas. But which type of organ should I use? I really... (more)
Simple question. Let's review the pros and cons. It would be nice to include it in the paleo diet since its so convenient. Some authors say yes, some say no since it causes insulin and is not a natural food (derived from milk). There are a bunch... (more)
I'm trying to be realistic and rational about this whole paleo thing, which means I have to give up on the idea of eating grass-fed meat at every meal. I've started grabbing a rotisserie chicken once or twice a week when I'm short on time. I... (more)
Yes, I have heard of things like "pastured" butter. Recently I saw some "pasture-based" dairy. Is this the same thing as "pastured"? Or is it that they spent an hour a month out on the range, and then everything else conventional?
Hey all! I'm wondering if truffle oil is paleo? I don't have a particular brand in mind but would appreciate any input. I browsed around a bit but couldn't find an answer. I haven't indulged since going paleo, but thought if it was ok to eat then... (more)
I heard about high-oleic sunflower oil which has a lot less PUFAs than regular sunflower oil, about 4% according to nutritiondata. A close look shows that the n6:n3 ratio is 36:1 but perhaps with such low content that's not as important. Olive oil... (more)
From a recent MDA post... "Dear Mark, I???ve been reading a lot of labels on so-called ???health??? foods that have high-oleic sunflower or safflower oil listed as one of the ingredients. Since oleic acid is the monounsaturated fat so highly... (more)
I've been wondering about the preparation of the meet that goes into gyros. Obviously, many of the products we get in the US are mass produced and far from the traditional preparation. However, does anyone know what goes into this meat (aside from... (more)
There are some conditions where it makes sense to avoid most carbohydrates, like in my case to cure SIBO and IBD by following a FODMAP/SCD/GAPS-style diet. This leave me with glucose. A few diets - the optimal diet, the lutz diet, the perfect... (more)
Does anyone have any experience with Aged Cashew Nut Cheese? The ingredients are: cashew nuts, acidophilus & himalayan pink salt. As far as I can tell it's Paleo, but am wondering if it really is and/or has anyone has tried it? This is... (more)
From the book "Mastering Leptin" come these five rules for losing weight and/or managing other hormonal issues: Rule 1: Never eat after dinner. Allow eleven to twelve hours between dinner and breakfast. Never go to bed on a full stomach.... (more)
I have a ton of beautiful beets in my garden right now that are ripe for the pickin'. Are beets a healthy paleo option, or is the sugar/carb content too high? I am trying to slim down a bit (probably another 10 lbs), so take this into account in... (more)