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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

How good is partially grain fed pastured meat?

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glib 0 · November 24, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Well, practically all pastured chicken and pork are also grain fed. I will discuss only these. If you want fully grass fed, ruminants and rabbits are your ticket. Although pigs eat acorns in large amounts in the wild, and acorns are no different... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

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 · about 13 hours ago

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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The_Paleo_Nurse 0 · August 03, 2013 at 3:14 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 · about 13 hours ago

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 140 · about 13 hours ago

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 8:40 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 309 · about 13 hours ago

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 2:33 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 297 · about 13 hours ago

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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arugula 0 · September 15, 2012 at 1:04 AM

I love duckies and have many duckies. Spring, summer and into fall, they hardly eat the grain-based feed I put out for them because there is so much other good food for them to forage but we have a few acres they can work on. They also get all... (more)

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by 468 · about 13 hours ago

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 2:26 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 9402 · about 13 hours ago

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 1:18 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 1608 · about 13 hours ago

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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Jay_9 0 · March 22, 2012 at 1:51 PM

The answer, for now, is that we don't exactly know why excessive amounts of omega 6s are bad. Excess dietary linoleic acid (LA) does not increase tissue arachidonic acid (AA) so the original (and simplistic) theory that more LA resulted in more... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

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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Dorado_Galore 0 · February 13, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Do a blind taste test, using grass fed and non grass fed, and see if you can tell the difference.

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by 4295 · about 13 hours ago

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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Anondson 0 · January 21, 2012 at 3:57 AM

You should ask the pub is they also have gluten-free wifi. And maybe if they have a bowl of gluten-free jelly beans. Or when they ask what to drink, ask for gluten-free Coke. :\

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by 1655 · about 13 hours ago

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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cerement 0 · January 14, 2012 at 6:50 PM

It really depends on how rigidly you want to enforce "paleo" in your life ... Whole9, Perfect Health Diet (and I assume several of the other variations) understand that not everyone can get hold of or afford high quality grass fed beef. Whole9's... (more)

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by 109 · about 13 hours ago

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 7:29 PM

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

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by 4283 · about 13 hours ago

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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Matt_1 0 · October 11, 2011 at 2:57 PM

I suppose it depends what you mean by "supposed" too. Lots of animals have plants seeds including cereals as a natural part of their diet. These mainly consist of. Large herbivores including cows When cows eat grasses with seeds on the seeds go... (more)

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by 4295 · about 13 hours ago

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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Mark_S_ 0 · September 10, 2011 at 2:29 AM

http://www.eatwild.com/ is a good resource for information and producers of grass fed beef. I also look for the ones that are Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Humane. A good option is http://www.waterfallbeef.com. I am pretty sure it is... (more)

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by 230 · about 14 hours ago

Does anyone recommend any specific supplements if grain fed supermarket beef is all somebody has access to?

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nancy64 0 · April 28, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Up your wild fatty fish intake. Try to get pastured eggs and butter and ghee. Limit your chicken because of the omega 6s Read Kurt Harris

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by 7970 · about 14 hours ago

I know Omaha steaks are grain fed, but I just got an ad in the mail for what seems to be a good deal. 4x5oz filet 4x5oz sirloin 4x4oz pork chops 2x4.5oz stuffed sole with scallops & crab 10x4oz burgers 4x3oz franks 8 potatoes au gratin... (more)

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Eliz 0 · April 23, 2011 at 12:09 AM

I'd say no. The meat doesn't taste good and they will spam you with advertising forever and ever. We bought something from them one time like 5 years and 3 addresses ago and we still get junk mail from them.

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by 1033 · about 14 hours ago

The saturated fats in farm raised fish and grain fed animals release pro-inflammation compounds, as do seed and vegetable oils. It seems to me if you can't find or afford grass fed or wild animal meats you should get the leanest cuts possible or... (more)

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Jon_3 0 · April 19, 2011 at 2:54 PM

If you compare the amount of linoleic acid (omega-6) in farmed animals vs. seed and vegetable oil, the difference is still night and day. Of the animals I know, I think chicken dark meat ranks among the highest for linoleic acid content. Also,... (more)

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by 840 · about 14 hours ago

Basically: How much worse is 'grass finished (3 months) but grain fed' beef in terms of nutrients, and O3 content. Can those last three months salvage the a good cow? The farmer is really awesome, and all of his meat is high quality... except for... (more)

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Dexter 0 · April 09, 2011 at 12:55 AM

Usually it is the other way around....a grassfed animal is raised on grass til about 500-600 pounds and then is sold off and shipped off to a feedlot to be grain finished. That process takes about a year to a slaughtered animal...whereas a... (more)

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by 4620 · about 14 hours ago

I recently emailed a local "naturally raised" farm and asked if their cows are grass fed and finished. The owner replied with "We feed them a balanced and healthy diet of grass, hay, and grain. There has been much talk of grass fed over grain fed... (more)

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Alex_7 0 · March 03, 2011 at 7:05 PM

The short answer is that farmers have legitimate reasons for finishing animals with some grain, namely, consistency and quality. To understand the problem, we need to make the distinction between raising an animal on grass and finishing it on... (more)

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by 105 · about 14 hours ago

First off I want to state that I don't have access to grass fed meat and I'm not too keen on fish (Except sushimi). I've been reading a bit more about linoleic acid and Susan Allport's little "Supersize me" like expose on omega 6. "The change in... (more)

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stoic 0 · January 19, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Not sure if this is what you are asking, but you seem to have the right idea. Avoid vegetable oils and processed foods. Cook with pastured butter rather than oils. Favor beef and lamb over poultry. If you can stand fish or fish oil, that will... (more)

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by 1510 · about 14 hours ago

I've never really eaten pork before, but I'm trying to get some bacon into my diet after reading the rave reviews here. What is the gold standard for pork? Everything I saw at the whole foods store said grain-fed.

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Andariego 0 · November 02, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Pigs don't eat grass. Ruminant animals are the only animals that have adapted the ability to digest grass-- http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruminant Look for pastured pork from a farm. Pigs are omniorous, like us. They need to be able to roam... (more)

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by 129 · about 14 hours ago

I'm interested in sourcing some (fairly significant) quantities of milk, and I'd obviously like it to be grass fed/pastured. (I don't much care if it's raw: I'm unconvinced of the health benefits and don't feel like eating the cost/storage... (more)

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Shebeeste 0 · October 30, 2010 at 3:26 AM

Assuming you've got some grand paleo idea for using this milk... I'm lacto paleo, but I don't drink milk. Never much liked it. And having been a vegan for a while, I know it's easy enough to sub something else for milk in most recipes, most of... (more)

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by 1165 · about 14 hours ago

Has anyone greatly reduced their inflammation eating only grass fed meat? And if so how long did it take for the inflammation to subside and how strict did you have to be eating only grass fed? I wake up every day with a stiff back and head... (more)

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Quik77 0 · June 10, 2010 at 12:43 AM

Try the coolinginflamation blog for more ways to lower inflamtion. MDA also has some stuff here and here Check to make sure your fish-oil is still good (not turned), you should be aiming for a lot more fish oil guide to buying fish oil here for... (more)

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