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by -2 · about 7 hours ago

It seems to me that Paleo is sort of a rebranding of the Zone style low/no carb diets that lost popularity after being shown to be unhealthy, and extremely difficult. Is science behind this, or is it the animal agriculture industry? I'm just... (more)

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CD 0 · January 09, 2013 at 8:44 PM

So you are obviously a vegan troll, and not here for healthy debate. So I just have one question for you.... Do paleo people actually go on vegan boards and troll like this? Or is this just something you do?

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by 12677 · about 7 hours ago

I've been buying a fair amount raw honey from a nearby farm this summer and using it as an energy source to sustain a lot of of intense physical activity. I'm not really looking to discuss the health benefits or risks of this, but I was curious... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · September 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Buying from the honey industry is different (generally speaking) from buying local, raw honey. The majority of our food crops are pollinated by bees that are transported hundreds of miles, essentially in crates. I do not keep bees, but I know... (more)

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by 964 · about 8 hours ago

Something I like about paleo is getting more thoughtful about my food sources. Now that I get my veggies at the farmers market, and my meat directly from farmers, I have more bones, peels,stems,and waste greens than ever before. I'm looking for... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · December 15, 2011 at 12:53 AM

Ok, so you're already making stock so.. Chop the tops of greens and use as a pesto. Change out nuts and fats for different flavours - over summer I made pesto using carrot tops, unsprayed organic, and really enjoyed it. Not on its own but as a... (more)

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by 5904 · about 8 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: How environmentally responsible/green and sustainable is the paleo diet? Possible Duplicate: How environmentally responsible/green and sustainable is the paleo diet? PH Team. I need your help ASAP. We have... (more)

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coldhandinmine 0 · September 22, 2011 at 3:42 AM

I hate these little slacktivist initiatives. What, exactly, is making a vaguely inconvenient alteration to one's lunch supposed to do for "the environment"? I swear, if people spent half the mental energy on critical thinking and directed action... (more)

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by 351 · about 8 hours ago

My local supermarket sells kangaroo meat, it's cheap and it's delicious. As I understand from a Google search, kangaroo is a wild, hunted meat, so even though it's not able to be labeled "organic" (because they may have grazed on farmland that was... (more)

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Seren_1 0 · July 15, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Hokay, this is going to get kinda long... Roo meat has plenty of pro's but a few con's too. The aboriginies didn't subsist on it, they ate it at certain times of the year when the animals carried more fat. Roo is exceptionally lean (don't even... (more)

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by 10502 · about 8 hours ago

WSJ recently published an article about gluten. Read it and come back here. [Try not to have any conniptions when they refer abstaining from wheat and dairy as "restricted".] Anyhow, what jumped out at me was: In a novel study,... (more)

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Kimmie 0 · September 17, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Dr. Davis (Heartscan Blog) did a couple of blogs about modern wheat v. neolithic wheat. Apparently, the three original varieties of wheat available to Neolithic man, have become over 25,000 varieties over the past 30 years, thanks to... (more)

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by 821 · about 8 hours ago

Where I live (Israel), I can get either local beef from relatively small (very small, by US standards) CAFO-style operations, with "veterinary supervision" (that's what it says on the package, as if its a selling point!), or totally natural... (more)

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Girl_Gone_Primal 0 · July 18, 2010 at 5:22 AM

First - I would prioritise your own health. Then - I would import pastured beef since the 'evil-factor' of importing vs CAFO balance out for me, whereas supporting CAFO encourages the growth of that industry whilst also being detrimental to your... (more)

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by 688 · about 8 hours ago

I'm 3 months into being paleo and I can tell my body is detoxed. Feeling better, I didn't want to pollute my body again. I've now started using fewer chemicals around the house to clean, opting for more natural alternatives. Now I find pollutants... (more)

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Tom_Woodward 0 · May 03, 2010 at 9:46 PM

During my paleo enlightening phase, I became very aware of my impact on the world through the industrial food system. The more I've learned, the more I've withdrawn myself from that system. A lot of it is the fact that environmental benefits... (more)

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by 801 · about 8 hours ago

I've heard all of the environmental arguments against eating meat, from cows farting methane clouds resulting in climate change to the resources - land, water, feed - that growing meat requires. Is the paleo diet environmentally responsible? Can... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · February 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM

Hey, I was trained as an agricultural economist and I work in sustainable agriculture now. There is an increasing awareness that vegetarianism is NOT a panacea for climate change and that those who initially pushed it as such did not know much... (more)

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by 2004 · October 30, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Last year I stumbled upon this building: From this homepage: http://www.simondale.net/house/index.htm That was before I found out about Paleo - but it is a kind of paleo dream for me to live in a house that is part of the surounding... (more)

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Geoff_ 0 · September 27, 2011 at 6:34 PM

This house is pretty cool. Uses an a sandstone mine from the 1930s http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/look/no-really-a-cave-home-087174 (more)

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by 3742 · October 29, 2014 at 4:00 AM

I recently moved from a city environment to suburbia; from a mid rise in a big city to a big house in a medium city. Is it just me or is this new environment highly unpaleo? I mean, did our ancestors really retreat to their respective tents to... (more)

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RK 0 · May 14, 2013 at 12:41 PM

You can make it what you want it to be. Just start going outside and being outside. Make friends with neighbors. If you have kids, this is even easier. Take a chair out front and a drink a [paleo friendly] beer in the evening - and invite any... (more)

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by 1000 · October 29, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Is anybody desiring to live paleo in an area where they aren't so many cell phone towers, free of wi-fi, peace and quite, sunshine, the ocean maybe, still a short commute to civilization, but also at an affordable cost? Wondering what peoples... (more)

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Jean_1 0 · June 16, 2012 at 4:28 PM

The trouble is the farmers want cell phone coverage as much as everyone else, and why shouldn't they? We live in rural England in a village without streetlights and with very little traffic. We have phone coverage if we need it and we can see the... (more)

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by 78422 · October 29, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Possible Duplicate: So, who wants to be my friend? Animals who lived in a environment of plenty opportunities for soical interaction, tranfer the enrgy storing white fat in energy using brown fat. They burnt more enrgy and lost weight.... (more)

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by 78422 · October 29, 2014 at 3:18 AM

Possible Duplicate: How environmentally responsible/green and sustainable is the paleo diet? How is paleo better for the environment,agriculture and animals? (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 11, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Read Lierre Keith's book, The Vegetarian Myth. She lays out a pretty good argument for sustainable, animal-based agriculture.

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by 18 · October 29, 2014 at 3:16 AM

What reasons do most people have for changing to a paleolithic diet? Is it a question of health or more a lifestyle choice based on environmental issues or personal philosophy? Or do people use it to lose weight? I'd also be interested to know... (more)

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Karen 0 · July 12, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Health - specifically weight, pre-diabetes and depression. Scientific - the evolutionary basis convinced me. Environment - I buy mostly local, pesticide free, responsibly grown produce and animal products. Avoiding pesticide, soil and fertilizer... (more)

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by 75 · October 29, 2014 at 3:14 AM

I'm fairly new to the paleo lifestyle and I am loving every second of it. But there's a problem that has been nagging at my conscious and it has been a constant point of contention when discussing my new lifestyle with friends and family. As... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · May 31, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Acre for acre, monocultures of soy, wheat, corn, canola, coffee, etc. are more damaging to topsoil which leads to erosion and desertification, more dependent on the use pesticides/herbicides/fertilizers, and likely to be GMO. Of course, CAFO... (more)

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by 531 · October 29, 2014 at 3:09 AM

I've been trying for years to tweak my diet to one that fits my ancestry, personal body, is ethical to me, and leaves me feeling healthy. I'm still not there. Much better though than as a kid, where I spent my first fourteen years either going... (more)

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Wozza 0 · February 06, 2011 at 2:59 AM

Just focus on the things you can control. Worrying about things you can't control will stress you into an early grave.

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by 477 · October 29, 2014 at 3:03 AM

There have been a lot of attacks lately on the affect eating meat has on the environment. Granted, most of these sources conveniently use factory farming animals as the only way to raise animals (it fits their argument better). Here are a few to... (more)

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Ryan 0 · March 13, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Here you go, were part of the solution not the problem. Headline from article; The Amazing Benefits of Grass-fed Meat Converting cropland to perennial pastures produces healthier meat, builds better soil and combats climate... (more)

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by 78422 · October 22, 2014 at 3:18 AM

Does this graph really show the environmetal friednyl foods and the polluting foods? or is this very bias? Are lentils and beans that environmental friendly? http://breakingnews.ewg.org/meateatersguide/eat-smart/ (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · July 28, 2011 at 11:55 PM

http://breakingnews.ewg.org/meateatersguide/a-meat-eaters-guide-to-climate-change-health-what-you-eat-matters/ The lifecycle assessments are based on conventional rather than pasture-based or organic systems of food production. We focused... (more)

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by 183 · October 21, 2014 at 3:24 AM

I have a niece born to a VERY OBESE woman... she was adopted out, and the lady who adopted her is also VERY OBESE. My niece is now 9 years old and sadly obese herself. I'm really becoming concerned but don't feel I have any place or say or any... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 21, 2011 at 2:19 AM

Babies develop their taste for certain foods in the womb and I have noticed that I am the only non-obese one of five daughters. I am the oldest and I suspect my mom didn't eat as much sugar when she was pregnant with me as she did with the... (more)

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