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by 25467 · 25 minutes ago

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-paleo-diet-half-baked-how-hunter-gatherer-really-eat

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Meaty_1 0 · June 03, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Comment #22 following the article is spot on. Well said, craigwut: "I have to agree with other comments that this author is guilty of sloppy thinking and of arguing with ghosts. I'm not a paleo dieter, but I am a scientist who studies hominin... (more)

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by 0 · 25 minutes ago

I've read people using this term (most recently on Mark Lisson's site) so I googled it. Not much there though! I found the definition of "Grok" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grok). Is this the root of the term? If so, what does it have to do... (more)

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CD 0 · May 29, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Technically, Grok has nothing to do with Paleo, it is a reference from the "The Primal Blueprint" by Mark Sisson see... (more)

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by 45 · 33 minutes ago

Hello all! After all the "bad" weight is lost and I am burning fat for energy like a good Grok... Should I increase my protein intake and try to gain some muscle weight? Daily Eats: (I am breastfeeding and therefore I eat a lot) Green... (more)

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Kathleen_1 0 · January 23, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Your diet looks good. If you feel good, then keep doing what you're doing. If gaining muscle is your goal, then strength training will be more beneficial than eating more protein.

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by 379 · 34 minutes ago

What is your philosophy of paleo based upon? It seems that many people try to figure out what cave men ate and eat the same things, or as close to it as they can. I see the cave man philosophy as a good theory that provides a base of how to... (more)

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Jim_B 0 · January 19, 2013 at 7:01 PM

I'm not a reenactor and am looking for the optimal diet. For the most part though, I find the caveman diet to be the optimal diet. The one major exception might be vegetables. I try to eat tons of vegetables, many of which weren't around back... (more)

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by 20 · 38 minutes ago

Grok [grok] "Do you feel like nobody groks you? Don't worry, Robert A. Heinlein does. In his 1961 best-selling science fiction novel,??Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein coined the term to mean an understanding so thorough that "the observer... (more)

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Varelse 0 · November 10, 2012 at 8:34 PM

That's pretty cool! Maybe being like Grok is like groking with our bodies - I think a lot of people feel detached from their own body. They treat it like their car and doctors are mechanics. Paleo/Primal definitely puts you more in touch with your... (more)

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by 458 · 41 minutes ago

I made some beautifully browned, bacon-fat rubbed, gorgeously seasoned chicken last night...and I forgot it in the oven after the timer went off. (The timer also turns off the heat.) It stayed in the oven all night- maybe about 12 hours or so. I'm... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · October 01, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Properly cooked meat not contaminated (through contact) with a pathogen like E Coli, etc, is perfectly safe to eat after being locked in your oven overnight. Might be a little dry but you will be ok.

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by 514 · about 1 hour ago

As I venture back into strength training, I'm wondering if barbell squats are evolutionary possible at the weights most strength athletes perform them? Grok didn't have a power rack but he did haul meat. Should we only lift what we can: pick... (more)

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Swede 0 · July 04, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Do a goblet squat. I suspect that it mimics natural lifting movement more than back squats. It seems more natural to me that someone would lift something from the ground, hold the object close to their chest, and then squat up if needed to move... (more)

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by 1706 · about 1 hour ago

I was talking about procrastination in a comment to another question on how we could be more primal, and it made me wonder if Grok would have procrastinated. My initial thought would be no, because there would have been survival consequences to... (more)

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Anthony_3 0 · April 25, 2012 at 12:29 AM

I'll give you an answer later.

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

Hi Along with the million fantastic changes I've had after going paleo There are a few... not bad.. but a few odd changes aswell After going paleo I now become constipated after eating any form of dairy, whether its in forms of cheese ( same... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 01, 2012 at 3:25 AM

I make home-made yogurt and I don't have a problem with constipation; if yours has any additives that might explain your problem (I am also unable to handle milk but the yogurt is fine.) I have exactly the same sleep pattern as you're... (more)

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by 524 · about 1 hour ago

So we all know that all cavemen were named "Grok." But what about cavewomen? So fill in the blank! Caveman : Grok :: Cavewoman : _____?

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Frugal_Jen 0 · December 23, 2011 at 12:53 PM

I like keeping the ties to the name "Grok," because the word grok originally comes from Heinlein's sci fi classic Stranger in a Strange Land. (In that book, to grok is a verb; it means to know or understand something deeply, thoroughly, and... (more)

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by 1683 · about 1 hour ago

I find it odd that we are told not to snack...I would think that if Grok came across berries, or some other form of easy nourishment, while out wandering around he would take advantage and "snack" So why are we told to not to snack? Is it really... (more)

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wjones3044 0 · December 02, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Snacking and compulsive snacking should be differentiated. I do think there's a difference between incorporating intentional reasonable daily snacking vs. the grazing that goes on in my office. There are always cupcakes, cookies, candy, muffins,... (more)

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by 3885 · about 1 hour ago

How do we explain the concept of RDA with respect to the Paleolithic? It is quite likely that various groups ate very similar foods for days on end. A relatively large hunted animal would feed a group for days and they might eat a portion from it... (more)

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gydle 0 · November 30, 2011 at 10:28 AM

RDA is an institutional construct and IMHO has little to do with reality. Grok and Grokkina probably got a balanced ratio of nutrients over a longer time period - probably weekly or monthly, perhaps, as in vitamin D, even seasonally. For some... (more)

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by 8953 · about 1 hour ago

I recently read about melatonin and sleep, about how only blue light has an effect on your sleep. But didn't Grok stay up late from time to time?

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Japsican 0 · August 20, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Well, I think early man did indeed stay up from time to time. Melatonin, as I'm sure you read, is secreted by the pineal gland during the dark hours of the night. This, assuming you have not down-regulated your melatonin receptors, should be... (more)

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by 1353 · about 1 hour ago

Possible Duplicate: Predictions for paleo who went 801010/fruit-based raw vegan? Heres an example http://castlegrok.com/absurdity-of-nutrient-nitpicking/ (more)

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by 3976 · about 1 hour ago

I just ran across this entry in Wikipedia that claims there is evidence that humans have been eating land snails since the Pleistocene: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_snail#Snails_as_human_food I haven't seen snails or clams or mussels or... (more)

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ben61820 0 · June 19, 2011 at 1:44 AM

Organs. People talk about liver this and organ that a lot but I know about 10 paleo folk and I am the only one who regularly eats any. And even at that, I only do liver, and it's not very frequent. At least not in large amounts. I dont think many... (more)

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by 570 · about 1 hour ago

I've just been thinking about how hungry I get and how everyone here encourages me to eat fat by the spoonful. But I was thinking . . . Grok wouldn't have had a jar of coconut oil or a bowl full or ghee or bars of butter easily available, would... (more)

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animalcule 0 · June 04, 2011 at 4:11 AM

Steven, the unifying trend of all the traditional pastorialist and hunter-gatherer diets I've been able to find more in-depth information about is a very high intake of animal fat, most often supplemental. The fat is collected from the animal, set... (more)

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by 103 · about 1 hour ago

The Evolution-Informed Optimal Dietary Potassium Intake of Human Beings Greatly Exceeds Current and Recommended Intakes Department of Medicine, Divisions of Nephrology and Endocrinology, and the Moffitt/Mt. Zion General Clinical Research Center,... (more)

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survivalmachine_1 0 · June 04, 2011 at 4:48 PM

It does seem like a ridiculous number at first glance, but from my findings it seems like at least 8000 mg of Potassium per day is easily achievable from eating less than a pound of baobab fruit per day.... (more)

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by 2581 · about 1 hour ago

Just curious what how this talk of "Grok" started. Was it something that was made up or is there a story behind it?

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Angelo___Latest_in_Paleo 0 · October 15, 2010 at 6:44 PM

I've always assumed the name Grok was chosen for the Primal Blueprint mascot, because A) it just sounds like a caveman name and B) the word 'grok,' invented by Robert A. Heinlein, means roughly: "the deepest level of knowledge...knowledge that... (more)

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by 60 · about 1 hour ago

With the exception of the seductive power of grunting, how did Grok romance a potential mate and post coitus, maintain a healthy relationship? What can we learn from this as people embracing a primal perspective? Bonus points: how have your... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · May 18, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Much the same way we do, I'd expect. Spending leisure time together, sharing food and chores, raising the Groklings, making each other laugh,bringing flowers home from time to time, painting the walls of the cave together, dancing etc. Plus lots... (more)

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by 491 · 8 minutes ago

Hi Guys, I've been doing some research on the best form and dosage of magnesium, but I am quite surprised by the various different types you can get: ascorbate, aspartate, chelate, citrate, glycinate, malate, oxide, plus more! Even more worrying... (more)

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Rick_Kiessig 0 · March 11, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Mg in river water is generally in ionic form (Mg+2), though it can also be hydroxide. However, the concentrations are normally very low, roughly 2 ppm--which really isn't enough to be considered a dietary source. Animal products are an excellent... (more)

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by 10497 · about 1 hour ago

Is using "Grok" as verbal shorthand useful? Regarding the usage of "Grok", commenters Alex, AllTooHuman and Louisa make some excellent points here. Alex says: Can we all make an effort to leave the whole Grok bullshit off of this website and... (more)

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dzone 0 · March 08, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Aw lighten up- to me it is a tongue in cheek short way to describe the paleo way of eating and living in a back to the basics kind of way. It doesn't even bother me that Grok is probably a guy and there is no equivalent term for a girl grok. (more)