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by 11 · about 9 hours ago

To My Palaeo and/or Low-Carb Friends, My name is Sarah and I need your help! Let me tell you a little about me; I turned LC about 8 years ago because I was morbidly obese (24 stone/336lb to begin with then, thanks to the NHS, I ended up at 30... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 20, 2013 at 2:22 AM

You have an eating disorder, you need to calm down, embrace your family and compromise some of your beliefs.

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

I don't have access to fancy grass fed beef bones. I do have access to supermarket beef bones. If I use the supermarket bones in my bone broth, cool & allow the fat the rise to the top, and skim it off & throw it away, is that ok? Is... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 30, 2013 at 6:12 AM

There is no reason to skim the fat.

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by 1042 · about 9 hours ago

Hello Everyone, Last Spring, months before I began trying a Paleo lifestyle I began noticing my mouth would become incredibly itching while eating whole apples. The symptoms would then get worse to the point where my lips would break out. At the... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · November 08, 2012 at 2:06 PM

It's called Oral Allergy Syndrome. The applesauce doesn't bother you because it is cooked. The apple juice has likely been pasteurized. After a time eating lacto-Paleo, mine has gone away, probably due to reduced inflammation overall. (more)

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by 1418 · about 9 hours ago

All my life I have been eating conventional eggs that were pale yellow. I don't know when this changed, but I noticed this year that certain brands of conventional eggs that I buy are deep orange-red. Are these eggs pastured, or are the chickens... (more)

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Aaron_16 0 · November 09, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Check out Joel Salatin on this on You Tube. The orange yolk comes from eating green grass which greatly increases the Omega 3 in your eggs and also gives the darker color. That is why some chickens that are supposedly pastured but are really only... (more)

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by 115 · about 10 hours ago

I have some cooking in the oven but I am reading both that they are good and that they are bad. Some say it's good to eat them, not to worry too much like for example Marks Daily Apply says this: "Livers from organic, pasture-raised animals are... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · January 05, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Can you post links to the naysayers? I'd like to see what they are saying, because conventional wisdom is to avoid all liver - the opposite of ancestral wisdom or paleo thinking. Grass fed beef liver is the best, nutritionally, and pretty cheap... (more)

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by 7592 · about 10 hours ago

I've always researched the shots my children get and try to limit their exposure to antibiotics for example--but now I find myself questioning flouride treatments at the Dentist, meds, suggested care and of course diet suggestions. Has anybody... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 01, 2012 at 5:06 PM

This is what Paleo fixed for me: http://eugenia.queru.com/2011/10/14/6-weeks-with-scdpaleo/#health and this is an update on it that I posted just a few days ago: http://eugenia.queru.com/2011/12/30/four-months-with-paleo/ As you can see, I have... (more)

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by 8858 · about 10 hours ago

I recently picked up a split half from a new beef provider. My guy uses a meat processor that's close to where I live. It is a meat store/processor and they do a lot of deer at this time of year. They were very busy at the time of my processing... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 12, 2011 at 12:48 AM

All the grassfed ground beef I've had has been pretty dark but I don't know how you could prove they pulled a switch on you. i guess it could be variable based on exactly what goes in and the age of the animal. But still, this whole thing doesn't... (more)

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by 581 · about 10 hours ago

since conventional farms feed animals grains to fatten them up, does it mean grass-fed muscle meats and their organ meats are leaner? i'm especially wondering about organ meats because that's all i eat and i'm thinking about switching to all... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · October 10, 2011 at 11:00 PM

If you have the choice of eating grass fed, do it. The benefits SO out way the small amount of fat you'll be missing out on.

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by 18701 · about 10 hours ago

So. As I mentioned in a previous thread instead of hiring a nutritionist for a "Lunch & Learn" at work this month, I talked them into letting me give the presentation! \o/ My audience is about 30 men, blue collar workers, middle/middle... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · March 04, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Yep. Every journey starts with one small step. People get overwhelmed thinking they must change everything all at once. Anything you can do to impart the 30,000 ft view and give them ideas on simple things they can do to do better for... (more)

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by 1146 · about 10 hours ago

I already have about 50 pounds of grass-fed ground beef in my freezer but for the sake of variety, I am thinking of getting some conventional meats from the grocery.If I were to eat conventional meat a couple times a week, to save some money and... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · February 17, 2011 at 2:17 PM

The main problem with the fat in conventional meat is that it contains an unhealthy ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. That's what makes grassfed fat better. The ratio is different in various species, and the difference is... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

On a typical healthy diet (the conventional one) where you: Don't have vegetable oils, margarine etc cut out sugar (except for some fruit) Cut out processed foods Eat mostly vegetables (of varying colours and including cruciferous ones) Protein... (more)

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staceychev 0 · August 06, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I couldn't give you any numbers--just anecdotal. When I was eating a "healthy" semi-vegetarian, Weight-Watchers diet, my c-reactive protein was high enough to call attention to it. It hasn't set off any warning bells in about 10 years, though... (more)

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by 1193 · October 23, 2014 at 4:10 AM

What foods are the least bad to buy conventional? I was looking for a few from each general category: some proteins, vegetables, fruits, nuts and oils. I don't want better or perfect to be the enemy of good, so I'm doing what I can with what I... (more)

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RK 0 · June 09, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Here's a good post from the Paleo Mom listing meats in order of "goodness:" http://www.thepaleomom.com/2012/06/if-i-cant-always-afford-grass-fed-beef.html (more)

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by 15 · October 23, 2014 at 4:05 AM

Hello, I had a quick question. Currently starting a small (non certified) organic farm for public consumption. Was interested in starting a csa, community supported ag, farm. Would you be interested in purchasing from a farmer like that? ( not... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 10, 2013 at 7:21 PM

I love CSAs! Most CSAs I know of have drop off points for folks to come & pick up their boxes, instead of home delivery. Think about partnering with another farm for eggs/meat/flowers/fruit, if that's possible. You can have "staples",... (more)

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by 75 · October 23, 2014 at 4:03 AM

I'm having to look at tightening up our food budget. I'm also wanting to venture into the culinary world of offal/organ meats for the first time. I'm looking at 50p! for 225g chicken livers, versus ??1.22 for 300g free range chicken livers +... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 11, 2013 at 4:52 PM

If you don't and don't take cod liver oil etc. you'd probably need to supplement with preformed vitamin A, especially if you take vitamin D supplements (which you should). I don't know what chicken farming is like over there, but there's simply... (more)

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by 6229 · October 23, 2014 at 3:45 AM

Feel free to add to these categories - they are in no particular order! Would you say that 1 or more, or any combo of the following characterize the conventional wisdom crowd (in no particular order): 1) ignorant/unaware - confused and/or... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · July 13, 2012 at 4:34 AM

I think it's largely a lack of motivation and a tendency to be non-critical. I wouldn't go as far to say lazy or ignorant, just trusting and with no reason or tendency to question. The lack of questioning is seen in school systems that no longer... (more)

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by 145 · October 23, 2014 at 3:29 AM

This lists the top foods that are unsafe and safe to buy conventionally. I thought it might be useful. http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/

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by 255 · October 23, 2014 at 3:13 AM

I work full time and am a student, which means I generally don't have a ton of time on my hands. I've been dedicating a lot more time to cooking as I've made the switch to paleo, but I find that realistically I will probably eat out for lunch at... (more)

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Nick_3 0 · May 18, 2011 at 7:15 PM

The simple answer is: eat as much non-CAFO meat as you can afford to.

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by 1293 · October 23, 2014 at 3:11 AM

READ THIS. Will this affect you going forward? "ATLANTA (AP) ??? A new report estimates that half the meat and poultry sold in the supermarket may be tainted with the staph germ." (more)

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RG73 0 · April 15, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Staphylococcus aureus is one of the commensal species typically residing on human skin and in the nasopharynx. So what if it is on meat? I would want to know what strain of S. aureus they're actually finding on meat, most of them are harmless. I... (more)

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by 12174 · October 23, 2014 at 3:08 AM

There are lots and lots of threads dealing with "paleo on a budget". However, I'm interested to hear from folks who have faced a sudden budget shift. Maybe you: Found the house of your dreams and are now paying more for your mortgage than you... (more)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · January 28, 2011 at 10:33 PM

When I was laid off, Whole Foods was no longer on my shopping list. I have a Trader Joe's in my neighborhood, so I started paying attention to their deals, and I also paid attention to the many farmer's markets in my area. I started buying... (more)

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by 2245 · October 23, 2014 at 3:07 AM

It seems that many paleos are ex-vegans and given how far apart the two diets seem should this be a surprise? You would think that they are at completely opposite ends of the diets spectrum but I'm inclined to think that ideologically they are... (more)

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MikeD 0 · December 30, 2010 at 4:04 PM

I think we share some ideas in our reaction to CW and modern factory farming but I think my main opposition to vegetarians and vegans comes from a different place. There are a lot of high profile people in the vegetarian spectrum who are pushing... (more)

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by 22913 · October 23, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Im concerned with trying to force certain foods and hit levels of certain vitamins thru diet. I dont want to take any supplements. However, I've begun to wonder, how the studies were performed that determined how much of X and Y we... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · June 09, 2010 at 12:03 PM

It may help to understand what exactly the recommended intakes for vitamins actually mean. Due to normal variability the level of a vitamin needed in a population usually follows a normal distribution or bell curve. The recommended intakes are... (more)

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by 192 · October 23, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Overcoming what Conventional Wisdom has taught us may take a while to sink in, but it obviously works. What is your favorite shattered myth of CW that you have challenged and defeated?

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freddy_1 0 · May 14, 2010 at 4:45 PM

That the government has our best interests at heart.

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