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by 380 · less than a minute ago

I saut??ed and ate liver for the very first time today, and I honestly like it very much. I was tempted to eat what was left over for dinner, but I refrained because in all my reading about paleo diets, no one seems to eat liver more than a few... (more)

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Torgeir_ 0 · May 16, 2012 at 7:08 AM

I find that I automaticly gets put off from eating to much liver. It just doesent taste good after more than 300-400 g. When I havent consumed it for 4-5 days it tastes good again :)

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by 2797 · less than a minute ago

Is it worth it to spring for the Fermented Cod liver oil (Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil) vs the normal Carlson cod liver oil? (Carlson cod liver oil) Anyone have any firsthand experience? I've read conflicting thing about Carlson's... (more)

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jjtitus 0 · May 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Liver doesn't have a label on it telling you how much A & D it contains either, and it varies by batch (animal) too... That's what you get with real food products, but I wouldn't consider that a negative. In fact, I'd take a more natural... (more)

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by 4181 · less than a minute ago

I tried putting a bit of chopped up liver in with my ground beef bolognaise but I could still taste the creamy liver taste that makes me feel physically nauseous I REALLY want to eat liver for all the nutrients and vitamin A but I physically... (more)

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jessica_20 0 · May 15, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Liver is the only food that I literally can't get down! I take dessicated liver tablets to try to compensate, and as a bonus, they seem to give me increased energy. You could try grating nearly frozen raw liver into a thick smoothie!

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by 0 · less than a minute ago

Maybe I'm not being very resourceful but every major grocery store I've been to around my town (I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago) does not carry beef liver. This includes the whole foods, fresh market, 2 major chain supermarkets and the... (more)

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blur 0 · May 14, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Do you have any farmers markets around? That's where I get mine. There's a grass-fed beef farmer who comes to the market and I like that I can talk to him and learn about his farm directly. Around here, the farmer's markets are usually only there... (more)

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by 4292 · less than a minute ago

Chicken liver, beef liver, veal liver, doesn't matter. It gives me gas that can clear out a room. I'd love to eat liver because it's such an awesome source of everything ever, but I'd also like to be within 10 feet of other people afterwards.... (more)

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PHDer 0 · May 14, 2012 at 3:56 AM

An odd first post ever for me to make, but yes, I have absolutely frightening gas the day after eating liver. I eat both beef and lamb liver, but it doesn't matter. Not to give TMI, but I "stifle" the gas the next day until I get someone... (more)

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by 5 · 1 minute ago

I felt fine this morning. Great even. I cooked up some grass-fed liver from my local farmer and it sat like a rock in my stomach. A half hour later, I was sweating and running to the bathroom. My stomach is in knots and I feel miserable. What... (more)

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Rockydawg 0 · April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Food poisoning would not hit you a 1/2 hour after you eat.

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by 319 · 4 minutes ago

is fructose inherently bad for health? please do not answer by saying that the amount in fruit is ok for it misses the point but is generally the only answer i seem to be able to get from google searches. but what i wish to inquire about is the... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · April 06, 2012 at 12:01 PM

You need to either watch Mat Lalonde's all day seminar by the OPT folks or watch Lustig's TED video. Basically fructose is not "inherently disadvantageous" to human health until it overwhelms the liver's capacity to metabolize it. And thus, like... (more)

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by 1118 · 4 minutes ago

After reading Dr Shanahan's, Deep Nutrition, I'm thinking I need to add some offal to my diet and want to add some liver once a week. I've only have pate on crostini with mustard and tiny pickles pre-paleo. Who has some easy, palatable recipes... (more)

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Cameron_2 0 · April 04, 2012 at 5:57 PM

How do you EAT liver? Open your mouth, put it in, chew, swallow.

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by 25 · 4 minutes ago

I have been trying to incorporate more organ meat into my diet, so I bought some conventionally raised (because I couldn't find any grass fed liver locally) calf liver, which says it is "de-veined". Until recently, I was able to find grass fed... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · April 03, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Got nothing on price for you. On preparation of offal in general - I always like a 12-24hr soak in heavily salted water. Seems to clean up the flavour of kidneys and makes liver a little less prone to toughness if you over cook it. I would... (more)

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by 1213 · 4 minutes ago

I made the mistake of following a recipe that involved simmering the livers with aromatics, straining the liquid out, then processing with butter. I felt it was a waste of flavorful liquids (saving it for something at the moment) and will... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · March 31, 2012 at 6:39 AM

I saute the livers in a pan with shallots and butter (and other seasonings), then deglaze the pan with wine or vermouth, then throw it all into the food pro. So the deglazing liquid which contains all of those yummy flavors becomes part of the... (more)

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by 15 · 5 minutes ago

I have Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Deposits (verified through ultrasound and blood tests) and I was hoping that the paleo diet would help reverse the issue. First some background: I have IBS, Low T, Gluten Sensitivity, NAFLD, gall bladder polyps,... (more)

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Valai 0 · March 30, 2012 at 3:47 AM

Choline - make sure you are getting plenty of it for clearing fatty liver. (egg yolks, beef liver) http://blog.cholesterol-and-health.com/2010/11/does-choline-deficiency-contribute-to.html Probably best to just read everything he has to offer :-) (more)

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by 2904 · 6 minutes ago

Because of how different fats do different things in our bodies, is there any health reason not to mix different types of fats in a single meal (saturated + PUFA to be specific?) Supposedly PUFAs (including omega 3s) cause a delayed detoxification... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · March 05, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Most fats are mixed ... there are no 100% MUFAs or PUFAs or SFAs, so they are essentially already combined when you eat them.

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by 3197 · 6 minutes ago

Hi everyone, I have some 'buffalo braising steak', some turkey breast and some lamb's liver. I want to make meatballs to put in a soup (chicken bone broth - based, with added homemade walnut-rocket pistou). My question is, which meat... (more)

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Frugal_Jen 0 · March 03, 2012 at 1:09 PM

What a great question! Since those are the choices, I would go with the buffalo, matching hooved meat source with hooved meat source. Once you grind the meat and make meatballs, a different cooking time will be appropriate. The Healthy Buffalo... (more)

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by 453 · 7 minutes ago

Okay, so My co-op had pastured chicken livers for sale this week. I've never had organ meat in my life, but I knew I should eat some, and so I picked up about a pound, planning to make p??t?? and, stupidly, I made up the whole batch at once. I... (more)

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Wisper 0 · February 24, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I didn't eat any liver until going paleo, and now I crave it a few times a week (like right now). I like pate with or without bacon. But I also adapted this recipe to paleo which uses apple as the secret ingredient - it calls it mousse, not pate,... (more)

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by 396 · 7 minutes ago

Liver is a nutritional powerhouse, a great source of many vitamins and minerals. In particular, it's full of vitamin A. It's something I'd love to include in my diet. I've tried cooking grass-fed beef liver a few times, but unfortunately, at... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 23, 2012 at 3:09 PM

You could always choke down some Cod Liver Oil - I get a ton of Vitamin A and D from that. One shotglass is 2 tablespoons - which is insanely high in Vitamin A. I still eat liver, when I can get it. On the weeks where I get good liver, I just... (more)

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by 440 · 8 minutes ago

Hey all, Recently I've been trying to get into eating a lot of organ meats, with some success. My goal is to maximize nutrient intake, but in a balanced way (and staying well below toxicity levels). I've noticed that (according to my nutrition... (more)

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Curt_1 0 · February 10, 2012 at 4:43 AM

I suppose another way to consider this is from the perspective of the ratio of the organ meat to the rest of the animal. If we assume that the average hunter-gatherer ate all of the animals he killed and used a lean cow as an example, the ratio of... (more)

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by 35 · 9 minutes ago

Or to put it another way, would I be missing any nutrients by choosing chicken over ruminant liver? Both options would be from local, organic, free range farms. I'm wondering about getting some chicken liver as I understand it's high in vit K2 (is... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · February 04, 2012 at 12:56 AM

They are both good. Chicken Liver 100gm raw 119 cal Fat: 5gm Sat Fat: 2gm O6: .5gm O3: >.1gm Protein: 16.9gm Carbs: .7 Vit A: 10975.7IU B1: .3 B12: 16.6 B3 (Niacin): 9.7 Vit C: 17.9 Beef Liver 100gm raw 135 cal Fat: 3.6gm Sat Fat: 1.2gm O6:... (more)

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by 3125 · 10 minutes ago

I'm strict paleo and i make my own liver pate. But because i cant spread it on a cracker or toast, i have been eating it on carrot slices. I'm wondering what else it can be heaped onto that is also good?

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November 0 · January 24, 2012 at 6:30 AM

I like cucumber slices for 'chips'

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by 418 · 10 minutes ago

Can someone try to explain how multiple months on a Zinc Supplement may have cured my acne? I think it somehow restored my liver to optimal functioning. I was suffering from acne since my teens. 25 now.

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Kristin_3 0 · January 23, 2012 at 3:52 AM

I know that Zinc is a really important mineral when it comes to healing a leaky gut..makes sense

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by 123 · 11 minutes ago

So, I am trying to develop a taste for liver. Liver experiment number one involved wasting a whole pack of organic bacon on a noxious, brown paste that smelled, and tasted, quite a lot like it had been regurgitated. I forced a bunch down while... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · January 07, 2012 at 6:29 PM

life is short, why eat somthing you dont like, stop eating liver. i will eat it for you. super market pate is loaded with stuff i dont eat now. i made pate for the fist time last night. it was good hot and today it is good cold.i wish i had some... (more)

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by 115 · 11 minutes ago

I have some cooking in the oven but I am reading both that they are good and that they are bad. Some say it's good to eat them, not to worry too much like for example Marks Daily Apply says this: "Livers from organic, pasture-raised animals are... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · January 05, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Can you post links to the naysayers? I'd like to see what they are saying, because conventional wisdom is to avoid all liver - the opposite of ancestral wisdom or paleo thinking. Grass fed beef liver is the best, nutritionally, and pretty cheap... (more)

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by 126 · 12 minutes ago

What amount of liver would be safe to eat everyday in the morning? Every time I eat liver(grass-fed and organic) for breakfast I feel so much better throughout the day, I don't need coffee to wake up, my nervousness and anxiety in general is... (more)

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raney 0 · December 22, 2011 at 2:16 AM

Based on this article, "a single slice of 68 grams of braised beef liver contains 21,565 International Units or IU's of vitamin A" - which means that 8oz should contain just over 70,000 IU. Though the tolerable upper limits of consumption are... (more)

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by 5 · 12 minutes ago

Hello, First real post to this excellent community. Been lurking a while. Had some different liver function numbers at my last blood test: SGOT/AST: 82 (ref 15 - 41) SGPT/ALT: 45 (ref 0 - 44) I am 40 y/o. Very fit, active, not obese. No... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · December 20, 2011 at 12:35 PM

those are within the standard variables so I would not fret......you could take NAC curcumin and resveratrol for several weeks and watch them fall. If you drink heavy those days you should take NAC 1800 mgs to help you liver detox the booze as it... (more)

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by 109 · 12 minutes 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 1689 · 12 minutes ago

I read a story where a primitive hunter, after shooting a Buffalo or something, grabs out the liver (giving some to his dog) and squeezes some bile from the gallbladder on the liver like you might squeeze a lemon, eating this mix raw. But bile is... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · December 15, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Wikipedia says "Bile salts also act as bactericides, destroying many of the microbes that may be present in the food." Perhaps evolution selected for hunters who enjoyed bile on their raw liver because it helped prevent food poisoning? Jeez, it's... (more)

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