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by 3737 · May 14, 2013 at 12:41 PM

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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AmberKat 0 · May 14, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Yes and no. I live in suburbia but Valley Forge National Park is literally my backyard. I can't really walk to the grocery store or anything, but when I take my dog for a walk and she gets to chase a dozen deer through the large field behind our... (more)

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by -2 · January 10, 2013 at 6:21 AM

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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DH 0 · January 10, 2013 at 6:21 AM

i eat a carnivorous diet :)

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by 12607 · September 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

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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Matt_11 0 · September 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

The problem is that domestication takes its toll on survivability over time. European honey bees aren't exactly hardy either, so it's become quite a mess... particularly where domesticated bees have displaced native pollinators. It's rather... (more)

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by 946 · April 25, 2013 at 3:40 PM

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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Lumifer_1 0 · April 25, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Most people have to worry about things like jobs. And jobs in your rural paradise are likely to be a problem. In the US there are enough open empty spaces, look at the Western states. Even if you want the ocean, I'm sure there are wild stretches... (more)

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by 964 · December 15, 2011 at 12:53 AM

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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Nance 0 · December 14, 2011 at 11:01 PM

I share your philosophy for both health and budgetary reasons. I don't strain and discard the veggies that are slow-cooked in my stews. My grandson and I don't care how many times they are chilled and re-heated, we just keep eating them and we... (more)

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by 2004 · September 29, 2011 at 7:29 PM

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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dzone 0 · September 29, 2011 at 7:29 PM

The only thing that Paleo is about a house is that it would not have tons of electricty running through it, no Wi-Fi, lots of natural sunlight, lots of views of nature, tress, water, birds, etc. It would have peace and quietness, it would be... (more)

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by 5848 · September 22, 2011 at 4:47 AM

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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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · September 22, 2011 at 4:47 AM

Seconding Salatin. Check out this article: In the time his family has stewarded their farmland, they have actively regenerated its pastures, creeks and forests using forethought and intelligent design, with a heavy focus on animal systems'... (more)

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by 77338 · September 08, 2011 at 8:19 PM

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 183 · November 21, 2011 at 8:15 PM

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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Jay_15 0 · November 21, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Obesity is not a genetic disease. Predisposition only equals genetic expression under the right circumstances. You can control those circumstances.

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by 77338 · August 11, 2011 at 2:05 PM

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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Heather_4 0 · August 11, 2011 at 2:05 PM

If you eat local, pastured animals, like I do, the carbon footprint is greatly reduced, as the meat doesn't have to travel hundreds to thousands of miles, which uses way too much gas. Eating conventional meats has a huge carbon footprint.

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by 77338 · July 28, 2011 at 11:55 PM

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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Karen 0 · July 28, 2011 at 11:12 PM

I doubt it's fully correct. A lot of the data in some past estimates has been found to be flawed. Also notice that while they recommend grass fed beef over regular, they don't break out the difference in impact. I'll try to track down some of the... (more)

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by 363 · November 08, 2011 at 4:46 AM

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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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · November 08, 2011 at 4:46 AM

Kangaroo meat appears to be high in CLA. http://www.csiro.au/files/mediarelease/mr2004/kangaroofat.htm

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by 18 · July 12, 2011 at 11:34 PM

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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curious7 0 · July 12, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Lots of interesting responses, thanks! It seems as though health is the most important factor for most people. I was interested in where you sourced your meat as I've read a few different books (by Michael Pollan, Jonathan Safran Foer, Felicity... (more)

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by 75 · June 17, 2011 at 6:15 PM

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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semirade 0 · June 15, 2011 at 5:47 PM

There is a continuous group of new paleos out there - not too familiar with the site's locations - I can only say that I too, find the question worthy of multiple repititions - since there is a lot of eco-concerned citizens - as there ought to be... (more)

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by 524 · February 06, 2011 at 3:20 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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nnunn 0 · February 06, 2011 at 3:20 AM

Love your question but don't have an answer (and unlikely anyone does - as I'm sure you know). I know what we eat is hugely important - it is the most direct and elemental way we interact with this world. So I share the idea that our food should... (more)

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by 10194 · November 12, 2013 at 11:50 PM

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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Kate_1 0 · November 12, 2013 at 11:50 PM

A completely different hypothesis re increases in celiac disease is the widespread and frequent use of antibiotics has so messed up our gut microbiomes that food intolerances have greatly increased.

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by 810 · March 29, 2012 at 5:50 AM

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 695 · May 01, 2011 at 9:04 PM

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 470 · March 13, 2010 at 8:59 PM

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 808 · November 14, 2011 at 6:14 PM

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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Earl_Cannonbear 0 · August 17, 2010 at 4:38 AM

I for one welcome the coming collapse of grain based mass agriculture and a return to environmentally friendly food production in line with sound Paleo principles. There are entirely too many useless eaters in the world. They're worthless and... (more)