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by 85 · about 21 hours ago

Hi all, I know cheese and dairy in general are a gray area in Paleo. However, should you decide for its consumption, what types of cheese are in terms of macros the most interesting? I am aware its best to have cheese made from raw, full-fat... (more)

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MPie 0 · August 27, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Since all (I think) cheese is more-or-less fermented dairy, you'll be left with minimal lactose. That means you'll have only protein and fat. I'm sure different cheeses will have different fat-to-protein ratios, and maybe contain a small amount of... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

So I understand the purpose for some people staying away from dairy foods due to them being lactose intolerant. But what if one isn't lactose intolerant and has a pastured grass fed dairy farm close by where the cows are hormone free and the milk,... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 05, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Real issues people have with milk: Lactose intolerance Casein allergy Sub-intolerance issues (e.g. "milk makes me phlegmy") If you don't have any of those, dairy products (especially the good stuff you describe) can be worked into one's diet... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I bought some unpasteurized feta in a can about three months ago. I was told it would last a very long time if kept in its original liquid. I took it out and noticed the top of the can was bulging, and some of the edges on the outside were rusty... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · July 31, 2013 at 3:41 PM

I was told or read a long time ago that you are not supposed to eat anything from bulging cans. I would personally throw it all out. Better to waste a few bucks then to require a hospital visit, which would cost a lot more. Just IMHO.

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by 14 · about 21 hours ago

I can't stop snacking on several hundred calories worth on cacao a day. Specifically, I consume lots of chocolate cheese. (I melt the bakers chocolate in a fondue set and then pour it over a wheel of Brie cheese.) Sometime I layer it on cheddar... (more)

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Bill_Lagakos 0 · July 16, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Are you gaining weight? If not, rock on. Cheese and unsweetened chocolate aren't the types of foods associated with deleterious metabolic outcomes.

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by 1876 · about 21 hours ago

So...I found a recipe for Carrot Green (aka Carrot Top) pesto that I REALLY want to try making because I really want to try using my carrot greens. However, all the recipes that I have found use parmesan cheese (as a traditional pesto would). As... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 15, 2013 at 2:49 AM

Cashews sub for parm well in caesar salads, might work in your pesto, that's the raw vegan way. Example: http://healthylivinghowto.com/1/post/2012/01/no-cheese-caesar.html (more)

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by 78417 · about 21 hours ago

It seems like the paleo "purist" cheese you can get.

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greymouser 0 · April 11, 2013 at 12:03 PM

It depends on How lactose intolerant they are How much lactose and lactase is in the goat's milk cheese I'm lactose intolerant, but handle most goat cheese well in small servings. Others may not. As far as "paleo purist" goes, it's not. Dairy... (more)

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by 787 · about 21 hours ago

Do you British guys/gals know any good online sources of unpasteurized cheese that deliver within UK? I tried the 2 cheeses on red23 which were nice but can't find much else through google, would like a bit of variety I did notice the pre grated... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · February 19, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Sainsbury and Tesco both sell unpasteurised cheese (both do cheddars from Canada, if I recall correctly, and Sainsburys has some other unpasteurised french cheeses.

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by 748 · about 21 hours ago

Recently I bought some grass fed new zealand cheese from trader joes, and was eating some of the block I bought, over a course of three days. All three of those days though, I overate on overall calories A LOT, somewhat-binge 2500-3000 calorie... (more)

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Efah 0 · June 04, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Possibly because cheese contains casein protein which is highly addictive. I was doing a little research on it the other day, it's quite interesting. "???Casein, one of the proteins in milk, crosses the blood-brain barrier and becomes something... (more)

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by 232 · about 21 hours ago

Someone bought me bocconcini and the ingredients are "pasteurized milk, microbial enzyme, bacterial culture. Packaged in water with potassium sorbate" I know pasteurized milk and milk is bad yadda yadda, but can I make it somewhat better by... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM

When it doubt, look it up on Wikipedia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_sorbate Preservative. Relatively non-toxic. Also found in natural foods. I wouldn't sweat it. (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

I am new to Paleo, but have done low carb for many years (and have fallen off several times because let's face it, LC just gets boring after awhile). A Paleo approach seems like a much more sustainable lifestyle and one that I can maintain since... (more)

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polynesian_metal 0 · January 16, 2013 at 5:06 AM

Personally if you don't have an issue with dairy then cheese should be fine. I get the desire sometimes I feel like I need the good bacteria and enzymes from cheese so I too go with a goat cheese or goat yoghurt or find some really good artisan... (more)

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by 78417 · about 21 hours ago

I have been getting paleo diet delivery from The Primal Plan, and have been pretty much eating 100% paleo. I am now craving some cheese on my eggs in the morning. I always used to add a sharp cheddar because it was my fav . Is there a different... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · January 14, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Aged, unpasteurized, and grass fed cheeses are the best. The longer they are aged, the less lactose is in the cheese. The grass Fed is the most important, as the CLA gets concentrated. In addition, all unpasteurized cheese are required to be... (more)

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by 173 · about 21 hours ago

Which one is better, nutrition-wise?

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CD 0 · November 27, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Well Mascarpone is just heavy cream and lemon -- typically the whey is removed Cream Cheese is a mixture of cream, buttermilk, and rennet -- again with the why removed So Cream would have more protein. Cream cheese MIGHT have some good bacteria... (more)

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by 175 · about 21 hours ago

Blue cheese wasn't high on my list - sophisticated taste, but too bitter. Recently I put aside a piece of the pasteurised stuff, wrapped in cellophane, and accidentally left it for a few days at room temp. When I discovered the cheese it was... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · January 02, 2013 at 12:14 AM

I personally have a very high tolerance for cheese that is old, moldy, etc. I have never once gotten sick or had the least digestive problem from even very old cheese. The one exception is fresh milk cheese such as fresh mozzarella or chevre... (more)

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by 78417 · about 22 hours ago

So I've read that goats cheese is paleo, along with a few others- is this true? What are the others? What be the most optimal pale-legal cheese to choose?

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Renee_2 0 · October 30, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Strictly speaking, dairy is not Paleo, it's Primal. Not everyone will tolerate it well. Fermented dairy (yoghurt, kefir) and low-lactose dairy (hard cheeses) may be easier to digest, as is goat's dairy, because the casein found in goat milk is... (more)

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by 609 · about 22 hours ago

Here I am again with another question. This time it concerns dairy. I've heard people sprout about the evils of dairy products. I am not alergic to dairy products. In fact I love my cheese. I eat some with nearly every meal now. Along with my... (more)

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HH 0 · October 15, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Are there any health issues that you wish to resolve that may be attributable to dairy? Do you notice any digestive issues after eating dairy? If there are no obvious health concerns that you have, I would not worry about it. There are many... (more)

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by 1173 · about 22 hours ago

I was wondering if blue cheeses are perhaps harmful to gut bacteria by nature of their molds or if the amount is so small that it doesn't matter.

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CD 0 · October 08, 2012 at 3:26 PM

The penicillin strain used in cheese making is typically Penicillium roqueforti. This strain has no antibacterial avtivity (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC123731/). The larger concern is that the presence of penicillium roqueforti... (more)

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by 97 · about 22 hours ago

I have been paleo for four weeks now and have avoided all kinds of cheese thinking it is a big no no But the more i read and the millions of recipies on the internet include cheese. Some books include cheese and some say avoid all dairy. I am so... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · October 03, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Lower lactose options include hard cheeses like cheddar, parmesan. But some soft cheeses are also lower lactose, like feta, Emmental and swiss cheese. Basically the heavily fermented/aged ones. I think if your really avoiding lactose, the main... (more)

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by 21 · about 22 hours ago

i wanted to know that does curds,yoghurts,cheese slice,cheese cubes..get spoilt without refrigeration...i wanted to carry out with me like yoghurts and cheese ..to eat every 2-3 hours as a snack..travelling nd all i do alot..so is it safe if i eat... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · October 07, 2012 at 12:13 PM

I answered a similar question yesterday about boiled eggs, where my opinion was "not safe"--but these are different. Yogurt and cheese both represent food preservation techniques. Yogurt has beneficial bacteria that out-compete harmful ones and... (more)

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by 609 · about 22 hours ago

Alright here is my question(s) is it a good idea to binge once a week as some sources suggest or not? I usually do a binge meal once or twice a week while eating within appropriate Cal during the week the binges usually go above 1500 calories plus... (more)

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VB 0 · September 15, 2012 at 6:36 PM

In most cases binge eating is triggered by: 1. Severe caloric restriction (maybe you need to consume more calories on a daily basis) 2. Eating foods that are not nutritionally dense. Try to eat more kale, broccoli, leafy greans, onions,... (more)

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by 120 · about 22 hours ago

i am attempting to overcome a dairy allergy...it was recommended that I only use mascarpone, ricotta or parmigiano reggano....what characteristics do these cheeses have that make them more tolerable?

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MiMintzer 0 · September 05, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Mascarpone and ricotta, both fresh cheeses, are high in whey and lactose and low in casein. Parmesan, a hard cheese, is high in casein and low in whey and lactose. About the only thing I can think of that they have in common is that they are... (more)

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by 211 · about 22 hours ago

What are your top five most tolerable forms of dairy? I know this is an individual subject and a decent idea of what I tolerate, but am still interested in what others are tolerating. For the sake of simplicity let's exclude A1 vs A2 cow derived... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · September 05, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I use grass-fed products so I don't really know if I can tolerate non-grass-fed. That being the case, while I'm lactose and whey intolerant, I have no problems with ghee, butter, whipping cream, and hard cheeses. I don't use them much though. Raw... (more)

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by 264 · about 22 hours ago

Are the naturally occurring growth hormones that come in raw milk still intact after the processing and aging that takes place in producing raw cheese?

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Mscott 0 · August 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Yes: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814697001507 Although they're in such low quantities that I doubt this is a bad thing. EDIT I realized the study I cited doesn't appear to have looked at Insulin-like growth factor-1... (more)

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by 5 · about 22 hours ago

Im new to Paleo. I saw a video on YouTube with someone making pizza using daiya use. Is Daiya cheese okay to use?

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Heather_2 0 · August 24, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Daiya cheese is not paleo, it's a science experiment. Even with all the ways we disagree about paleo (dairy, rice, white potatoes, nuts, lots of fruits, etc.) The core principle is still that humans need to eat real whole foods, not processed fake... (more)

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by 48 · about 22 hours ago

So I understand the thin line with dairy and paleo. (if you're hardcore dairy is blasphemy.) but whats the deal with types of cheeses that are okay. I have a recipe ready using pears, roquefort, and almonds but was curious if bleu cheeses are out... (more)

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Kristen_9 0 · August 09, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Depends on you! If you feel ok after eating blue cheese, I would say go for it as a treat! If you feel terrible after eating it obviously I would mostly avoid. Paleo is a template!!!

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by 1612 · about 22 hours ago

So, I know that milk/dairy/cheese is ok on some lists and not on others. I'm curious where people fall on the spectrum? Also, what are your thoughts on a cheese heavy diet? I currently choose to believe I'm emulating the French. I'm not sure I'm... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · June 19, 2012 at 12:41 PM

I enjoy me some cheese, I'm a big fan of the Kerry Gold offerings BTW, but I think you may be consuming more than even the French. I am basing that off of figures of 24.4kg per person a year link. Which by my estimates is about ~2.5oz or about... (more)

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