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by 0 · April 13, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Hey guys, In my research I have been reading quite a bit on top nutrient sources (trying to make sure I don't have any deficiencies). What I've been finding is that animal sources generally have superior absorption when it comes to... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 13, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Animals bioaccululate/concentrate nutrients, we humans also do it. The question is then do we need to consume animal products to get sufficient amounts of nutrients. EPA/DHA (animal) versus ALA (plant). Actually there's quite a bit of ALA in... (more)

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by 30 · March 13, 2014 at 8:48 PM

I'm starting to incorporate some dark chocolate into my diet and just became curious about the cocoa treated with alkali. The only knowledge I have of alkali treated foods is traditional hominy grits: they were traditionally treated with... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · March 11, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Cacao "beans" are not legumes (seeds from plants in the family Fabaceae or Leguminosae), they are the seeds of a fruit (just like pumpkin seeds or almonds). So they are perfectly Paleo. They are called "beans" simply out of custom. All... (more)

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by 50 · October 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM

I have been taking a whole foods multivitamin from thesynergycompany called Multi Vita Herb My problem is when after I take the pill my pee is brighter when I pee. Why is that!? Am I absorbing all the nutrients? What's wrong and what can I do to... (more)

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borofergie 0 · October 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM

On the bright side, if you get lost in the dark you'll be able to illuminate your way home with a trail of luminous piss.

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by 12804 · January 03, 2013 at 3:47 PM

White rice is touted to be basically pure starch by Paul Jaminet on the basis that asain people eat it so it must be healthy right? But it's not pure starch, it is a refined grain that most asain people haven't been eating that long. ... (more)

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vagabonde 0 · January 03, 2013 at 3:47 PM

To Fiona: no need of carbohydrates? Ok, you can use ketosis, but if you use it is stressing or (after some time) even harmful to your body in a strong way - your kidneys and liver will be overused if you use proteins/lipids as the main source of... (more)

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by 1049 · March 07, 2011 at 8:55 PM

someone posted this question improperly, though I think it would be good to ponder edited original question: Let's say I eat consume 1500 mg of phytic acid. How much will this phytic acid decrease mineral absorption in my gut? Percentages would... (more)

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Kathi 0 · March 07, 2011 at 8:35 PM

I guess I will go against the grain (no pun intended) and stick with white flour products when they can't be avoided. From Weston A. Price foundation web site: Interestingly, his (Edward Mallanby) experiments showed that unbleached flour and... (more)