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by 5 · August 22, 2013 at 12:23 PM

What is the prime diet for milking goats? Ive found some raw milk for "Making soap" and am wondering if its fed a bit a feed mix with corn and oats in it, would it make the milk higher in omega 6? They are mostly pastured and get 2 cups of feed... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 22, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Goats are quite similar to cows in terms of nutritional needs, they are not sheep! They do have differences (cows are grazers, goats are browsers). In terms of what is good and bad, the problem with grain-feeding is not grain-feeding itself,... (more)

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by 5 · August 03, 2013 at 03:14 AM

Hey, I only recently started paleo less than a week ago and when I do it properly with the grains (really take every single grain related thing out ie. caramel flavor in balsamic vinegar or roasted almonds in almond butter ;( ) I do notice an... (more)

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Katy_5 0 · August 03, 2013 at 03:14 AM

The fact that you're already experiencing some positive benefits is a great sign. You need to give it much longer though. If you truly have a gluten intolerance, it can take months to fully eliminate the effects of the gluten in your body. ... (more)

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by 15 · July 23, 2013 at 04:21 AM

Hi all, I am getting on paleo to try to lose weight I have gained since starting my job less than a year ago. I dont make enough to buy grass fed beef or chicken yet, but when i start making more money i will definitely make the shift. I try to... (more)

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SkylerM 0 · July 22, 2013 at 11:56 PM

As most of my responses start out, I would have to state that everybody is different. There is no magical recipe for weight loss that will work for everyone. The best advice would be to try out a couple different things and see what works for you.... (more)

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by 63 · August 28, 2013 at 07:22 PM

Ok, good chance my question didn't make sense. I have access to 100% grassfed beef, from localities unknown ( I have seen some from New Zealand) I know it's best to keep it grassfed all the way, but I have a source also, very close to town which... (more)

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glib 0 · July 17, 2013 at 04:54 PM

Some considerations 1) over six months, the entire fat of an animal is replaced. Therefore if you buy in October-November, and you know the animal has been grass fed on pasture during the growing season, you have by all standards a paleo animal,... (more)

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by 130 · August 24, 2013 at 02:22 PM

I have been Paleo for about 3 weeks now and am feeling much better for it. However, as a student my food budget and time I have available to do food shopping is limited. I am currently buying meat from supermarkets (mainly Tesco) and these are... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · June 09, 2013 at 08:40 PM

A lot of British meat is grass fed and grain finished. In the summer, some is all grass fed. Unfortunately, supermarket meat isn't really traceable. Sainsburys sells North Highland Lamb and Beef that is traceable and grass fed. Waitrose is... (more)

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by 159 · April 14, 2013 at 11:58 AM

I'm wondering is there any vitamin k2 at all in conventionally-raised or grain-fed animals? If so, where?

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Matt_11 0 · April 14, 2013 at 02:38 AM

There's so little testing for K2 done, hard to make comparisons when there's no data available. What do you mean by "grain-fed" as well? There's really only a problem when concentrated rations replace forage in animal diets. Very much akin to... (more)

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by 13 · May 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM

hi guys I'm just watching the paleo guide book it said that turkey is a good source for protein. However, it does not stat that should i need to worry about turkey is it grain-fed or not. So, my question is how does a turkey raise, will there be... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · April 13, 2013 at 05:33 AM

As with most meats, the animals can be conventionally raised, free range, or organic. Availbility varies. Ask your butcher for recommendations.

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by 40 · March 26, 2013 at 02:04 PM

Take a look at the below egg carton: 'roam in organic pastures' 'free range ecoeggs' 'independently audited and certified organic' and importantly.. 'eat only certified organic grains' But are these eggs Paleo? I make an effort to only eat... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · March 26, 2013 at 01:22 PM

I agree with the other poster. Eggs, in general, are good paleo food sources, since even the most commercially raised eggs are still a good source of protein and nutrients. But the gold standard is free range where they're allowed to scavenge... (more)

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by 10 · March 26, 2013 at 04:32 PM

My husband lost his job recently and I'm feeding a family of 4 on a foodstamp budget until one (or both) of us can get employment to afford our bills and grocery budget. So basically my budget is $668 per month. Take about $100 away to afford baby... (more)

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Marcy_1 0 · March 26, 2013 at 04:28 PM

Crystal, it is absolutely okay. Without even getting into the benefits of grain fed v. grass fed, you are under tremendous stress right now to feed your family and meet all of your financial obligations. Don't add this stress to your plate. I... (more)

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by 311 · January 31, 2013 at 02:33 PM

So we all know the benefits of having your weekly (or twice weekly for the fanatics :) )portion of liver. Well here's the thing... Over here in Dubai, but I'm sure many people find themselves in a similar situation, grass-fed, let alone organic... (more)

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greymouser 0 · January 31, 2013 at 02:33 PM

It's simple: if not eating non-grassfed/naturally raised offal means never eating offal, then by all means, eat the conventionally raised offal. However, there are better options, even in conventionally raised -- for example, I would probably... (more)

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by 15 · January 13, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Hi Everyone, Im pretty new to the paleo thing. Im easing into it adding a paleo meal to my diet every three days as was suggested by a buddy at a crossfit box. Im a recently graduated college student making very little money so im finding it... (more)

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Thrak 0 · January 13, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I think if you stick with lower fat non-grassfed meats and supplement with O3 you should be good. Use krill oil as it is much lower in mercury. If you can work some decent seafood into your diet it will help. If you stick to just meat, frozen... (more)

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by 20 · November 03, 2012 at 04:51 PM

I have a leaky gut that I am trying to heal. I drink bone broth every day and have eliminated all grains from my diet except a little white rice. I am only eating meat, including grass-fed beef and chicken, non-starchy vegetables, low glycemic... (more)

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Stephen_5 0 · November 03, 2012 at 04:51 PM

The weakness and difficulty concentrating sound like classic iron deficiency. Have you had that checked? You don't need a specialist for that. How do you know for sure that you have fatty liver? What do your liver function tests look like? If you... (more)

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by 297 · September 15, 2012 at 01:04 AM

Hi all, I have 6 ducks living in the backyard. It's pretty awesome. They are ducky. Over the past year of their lives, we've fed them basically the "duck feed" you get from a livery store, along with as much natural wild food as we can. Having... (more)

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Aisling 0 · September 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Our ducks ate almost no grain at all, they preferred to forage. We threw out scratch grains for them and the chickens and geese but no duck feed. How big is your place? What breed of ducks do you have? We had Rouens which are an old French breed... (more)

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by 460 · July 15, 2012 at 02:26 PM

Hi. I am getting into planning meals for myself and my daughter. I like ground beef. I bought grass-fed ground beef from Whole Foods and cooked it last week. It was great! Then I bought some non grass-fed this week (cheaper) and I noticed that... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 15, 2012 at 02:26 PM

grass-fed beef is naturally leaner, as grains are used to fatten up cattle, as it is not part of their natural diet. You can get leaner grain-fed if you have too, but the fat in grass-fed is healthy with higher concentrations of Omega-3 and CLA... (more)

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by 9387 · July 29, 2013 at 04:27 PM

It seems to be much easier to find local beef from 100% grass fed cows than it is to find local milk from 100% grass fed cows. Do others find this to be the case? I assume grain feeding has same negative health effects on cow and on milk as it... (more)

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Jake_8 0 · June 13, 2012 at 01:18 AM

Speaking as a dairy farmer, there are two issues with 100% grassfed dairy. First, that cow has been bred for decades to turn energy into milk. She will take it "off her back", which means she will turn her own fat and muscle into milk if she... (more)

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by 1549 · March 22, 2012 at 05:29 PM

Specifically what about n-6 is pro-inflammatory? I have just taken for granted that this is true. If someone could either sum this up or provide a link, that would be awesome! I am asking mainly because I know I eat too much n-6. Probably way... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 22, 2012 at 07:59 AM

Some posts to go through http://paleohacks.com/questions/63475/is-the-omega-6-fats-cause-inflammation-argument-too-simplistic The below two URLs are in the comments of that... (more)

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by 5 · April 24, 2013 at 03:53 PM

I've been having quite a bit of trouble adjusting to the taste of grass fed beef and wanted to know if anyone had any ideas on what I could try to get used to it. Do you think making soup with half grass fed beef bones and have conventionally... (more)

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KenS 0 · February 13, 2012 at 09:24 PM

Make sure you aren't cooking it like conventional beef. The general consensus for grass-fed steaks is that once you go beyond medium-rare, it's overcooked. My taste buds definitely agree. Here's some good info on this topic:... (more)

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by 4275 · February 18, 2012 at 08:43 AM

So a local pub keeps promoting their gluten free grain-fed beef. Like this is a good thing. It makes me cross every time I see it I'm not sure what grains they feed the cattle and whether they contain gluten. And if the grains did contain gluten... (more)

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Deb_5 0 · February 18, 2012 at 08:37 AM

The animal converts food proteins into animal proteins by breaking down their structure during digestion (amino acids are separated and then repackaged during metabolism). Therefore, the meat will never contain any consumed proteins in their... (more)

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by 1648 · January 15, 2012 at 06:18 PM

Yes, I know that we should have grass-fed, not grain-fed, beef. But lets assume that we can't reasonable get any access to grass-fed beef. For example, here (in Argentina), 80% of the beef is grain-fed AND there is no labeling nor differentiation... (more)

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Cookmesomeeggswoman 0 · January 14, 2012 at 07:00 PM

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by 361 · January 14, 2012 at 01:00 AM

Just wondering, which has more LDL and which has more HDL? Also, is the LDL in grass-fed produce even bad for you?

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Bill1102inf 0 · January 14, 2012 at 01:00 AM

The difference between the meat in a grass fed vs grain fed is in the fat. The grain fed animal has either very low or near none of Omega-3 fatty acids, however it has the same amount of Omega... (more)

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by 109 · January 02, 2012 at 08:22 PM

Worth eating on a weekly basis? There's no grass fed liver anywhere where I live.

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Nance 0 · December 19, 2011 at 07:29 PM

There's a great answer on this thread and there was more good conversation here. (more)

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by 4240 · January 25, 2012 at 04:02 AM

Evolutionarily speaking what animals were supposed to eat grains? Cows ate grass but what ate the grain and did we eat it?

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dzone 0 · January 07, 2012 at 08:22 AM

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by 8777 · January 14, 2012 at 09:56 PM

I've tried it several times. It has an "off" flavor for me. I like grass fed lamb, but I've tried the beef a few times (e.g. from different locations) and it was off putting. Anyone else experience this? Do you eat industrial beef like me? (more)

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coprophagous 0 · January 14, 2012 at 09:56 PM

go out into any pasture, pull up a clump of vegetation and rub it briskly between the palms of your hands. now sniff your hands. go home and do the same with corn meal, sniff those hands. grain finished beef is no accident. you pay a premium for... (more)

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by 4275 · January 12, 2013 at 03:03 AM

I'd always spent a lot of time and money searching Australia for grass fed beef. At the AHS I met an amazing Aussie Doctor (wish I swapped contact details) and when I asked him where he gets grass fed meat from, he told me that 97% of meat in... (more)

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Leon_Wurfel 0 · January 12, 2013 at 03:03 AM

Hi guys, i put together a bit of info over at this thread, lots of other people responded so there is a wealth of suggestions in... (more)

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by 18236 · February 07, 2013 at 09:33 PM

Most of the beef I eat is grass fed for a host of reasons. But when it comes to corn fed beef, I have often wondered if it's any better/worse than the beef of conventionally fed cows that get all sorts of other grains in their diet. Corn fed beef... (more)

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John_J__Collins 0 · June 27, 2011 at 08:31 PM

To clarify. It seems you may be confusing 'corned beef' with 'corn-fed beef? If so, just to be clear: The term 'corned beef' has NOTHING to do with the food-grain known as corn. The term 'corned-beef' is an old term and the 'corn' that the term... (more)