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by 3280 · less than a minute ago

I know this is really a dumb question, and probably falls in the category of a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but: If the only carbs one ate was from fruit (fructose), and if fructose makes a 'b-line' directly to the liver to be... (more)

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August 0 · April 04, 2012 at 6:51 PM

No, the liver will put some out into the blood stream. A low and even level, so it won't fill up the muscles really fast, but the muscles will get what they want eventually. Electrolytes, dehydration- these are the likely reasons for muscle... (more)

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by 1118 · less than a minute 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 · less than a minute 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 · less than a minute 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 1078 · 1 minute ago

Beef flesh is my staple, and I'm trying to include more offal in my diet. I was wondering, if I boiled beef liver, heart and bones in soup for a while, would I then get most of the nutrients I'm missing out on by drinking the liquid? Is there... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · March 24, 2012 at 4:05 AM

Any liver boiled for a long time is going to have a grainy, unpleasant, pretty unpalatable texture. Heart would be fine, although I would eat any "meat" whether that be muscle or organ, simply because it is still protein and still will taste good... (more)

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by 15 · 2 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 78422 · 2 minutes ago

At what point does vitamin A become a real problem. 10,000IU is listed as the tolerable upper limit. I had 1-2 tsp (didn't measure well) of cod liver oil in my yogurt 3-4oz of beef liver pate 4 eggs etc... all told Fitday says in the area of... (more)

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No_more_ 0 · March 14, 2012 at 5:22 AM

I was sick today so I supplemented about 50,000 IUs. We'll see if I'm alive tomorrow.Toxicity general doesn't typically start until 100,000 IUs and seems to be dependent on vitamin D status.

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by 2485 · 3 minutes ago

I was at the (natural) grocery store this morning and they had a 1.75 pound pack of fresh turkey livers for under $3. Assuming turkey livers are as nutrient dense as chicken or duck livers that's a pretty good price for a LOT of nutrition. But... (more)

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Thumper 0 · March 02, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I would make pate a la Jacques Pepin Yum Yum Yum

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by 952 · 3 minutes ago

Probably, you all will agree that nutrition-wise liver is the best? What's the second-best? What's the third-best? :)

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paleohacks 0 · February 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

The three that I eat the most are liver, heart and tongue. Liver is just plain easy and fast and not too bad now that my tastebuds have grown up. As a kid I used to eat only the bacon part of liver and bacon- they are good together. Heart takes... (more)

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by 15 · 4 minutes ago

If the liver acts as a detoxification organ in animals, then does consuming living increase our consumption of toxins? I live on an Army base in Korea and the liver at the commissary is not organic or from pastured animals, and I have NO CLUE how... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · February 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM

No the liver does not "store" toxins, so like said before if you would eat the animal you can and IMO should eat the liver. My advice however differs in that I believe if you are going to eat any part it should be the liver. If you are trying to... (more)

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by 440 · 4 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 · 5 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 134 · 5 minutes ago

Hello! Just purchased calf liver and eating it at the moment. I've tried it another time and couldn't finish it. This one tastes much better and I could easily include this weekly in my diet. Why I want it in my diet is for my skin problems... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 01, 2012 at 8:33 PM

I make p??t?? about once a week from various animals livers (usually grab ~1lb of something pastured at the weekend farmer's market): cow, lamb, goat, pig, chicken, duck, etc. I then enjoy the p??t?? throughout the week, as a side, topping, or... (more)

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by 3125 · 6 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 · 6 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 · 7 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 · 7 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 · 8 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 · 8 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 · 8 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 668 · 8 minutes ago

So I've got a pretty nasty case of mononucleosis and it's inflamed my liver pretty good. My Doctor told me the following diet to help the liver: Limit fat as much as possible Eat boiled or grilled foods, not fried our sauteed As much fruits and... (more)

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Evelyn_aka_CarbSane 0 · December 14, 2011 at 7:34 PM

No input on the diet per se, but I know that milk thistle/silymarin is good for detoxing the liver. So I did a quick google on silymarin and... (more)

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by 13 · 9 minutes ago

My liver doesn't produce enough bile, a side effect of an Accutane treatment 8 years ago. From the Mayo Clinic: "Vitamin A toxicity may lead to intrahepatic cholestasis, a condition where bile cannot flow from the liver into the intestines.... (more)

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BA88 0 · December 01, 2011 at 3:15 PM

I can say with confidence that dandelion is very effective at moving bile out of the liver and also creating bile, I supplement everyday (liquid tincture) because I also have poor bile production. Artichoke and burdock are another two, (I don't... (more)

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by 10768 · 10 minutes ago

I have been doing IF for some 4-5 years now, but I notice that it is even easier to fast when I have recently consumed liver... 1: Do you have any thoughts as to why this might work? (I have mine, and I'll share them below) 2: Would you be more... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 17, 2011 at 7:38 PM

I experienced the same thing when I made a slow-cooked stew that included beef heart. I attributed it to nutrient density; the low-density meals don't last long and the high-density meals last me about 24 hours.

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by 8757 · 10 minutes ago

Here I still sit 2 months living in a hotel, progressively returning to my old sick self (and 10 months of paleo down the drain); how quickly I digressed to getting ill from literally everything I eat, pretty much every day again (I am still... (more)

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grace 0 · November 17, 2011 at 6:05 AM

Actually what you are Rx'd makes a lot of sense. The skin and eczema reflect the surface of the intestines. Do you know what the surface area of the gut and intestines are? A doubles tennis court!!! No wonder you felt sh*tty and inflamed... I... (more)

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by 4306 · 10 minutes ago

My blood test results show that in the year since I went Paleo Blood tests September 2010, February 2011 and September 2011: Triglicerides 198 81 78 LDL 183 172 155 HDL 37 49 57 However on the liver... (more)

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eric_9 0 · November 17, 2011 at 7:52 AM

Bumping this. Hope it is permitted to do so.

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