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by 60 · March 15, 2014 at 2:40 PM

I just want to make it clear that this is not really an important question, and I am not agonising over it! I'm just curious. In terms of meat (I also eat eggs and oily fish such as sprats and sardines), I eat lamb, goat and beef. I vary... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM

No, chicken doesn't really offer anything unique, unlike fish (omega-3s), beef (iron and zinc), and pork (thiamine).

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by 130 · February 20, 2014 at 1:14 AM

Let's just say I am the epitome of lazy AND am always stretched for time as I work 32 hours a week and go to school full time. Also, I'm avoiding most forms of meat for reasons that I don't currently want to discuss. I have chosen to keep... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 20, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Yes, it will be ok, under a few conditions: - Your seafood is wild (e.g. alaskan wild salmon, wild sardines), and you eat shellfish. Eat oysters 1-2 times a week (I buy them canned, at Trader Joes, with olive oil instead of seed oil).... (more)

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by 160 · February 03, 2014 at 4:30 PM

I'm curious if I am missing out any important fat sources. Most of my fats come from: -Coconut butter/oil -Nut butter -Avocados -Fish oil -Grass-fed beef, but this is usually lean and about 1-2 times per week I... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · February 03, 2014 at 2:49 PM

I am quite surprised olive oil isn't on your list. Even if it isn't your favorite you should at least consider using it. It is my favorite oil by far. Consider adding it to your list, the farther up the better. When choosing one, go for a... (more)

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by 48 · January 11, 2014 at 3:36 PM

I run for about 20 mins a day or will do some relaxing yoga, but in college I don't eat much, about 1,500 and now that I'm on break I checked and I really am having a tough time eating the full 2000 I'm apperantly supposed to get being 5'7,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM

I have to wonder if you really know how much you're eating. You act as if you know how many calories are in all your foods, but you didn't know how to figure out what's in a chicken leg? Something doesn't add up. If you want to know if your diet... (more)

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by 583 · November 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Where other than the USDA food database do you get nutrition info from? I've been using Chronometer a lot lately and they get their data from the same place as nutritiondata.self.com... The USDA food database I think. This is severely... (more)

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daz 0 · November 21, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Did you see the databases i linked to the other day Methodician. in this question, non USDA food nutrition databases, i linked to a Finnish db & to an ANZ db. & in my answer i linked to two sites which provide links to other db's... (more)

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by 215 · October 14, 2013 at 3:22 AM

When you look on self nutrition data which uses usda micro and macro nutrient all animal foods have horrible micro nutrient status(except for liver, brain and kidney). For example, beef tallow has 2 percent for vitamin a and three percent for... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 14, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Nope. Animal fats are largely devoid of nutrients. Just as plant fats are just as devoid of nutrients.

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by 2302 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Very simple...I have some Crown Prince BPA Free Sardines in Spring Water. Seeing as though the sardines have been sitting in the water for some time now, are there nutrients that have been "lost" to the water? I would prefer to make the sardines... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · September 05, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I woudn't think that the water is going to have a ton of nutrients, but it will have some minerals and maybe some vitamins. The n3 is still going to be in the fish along with the fat soluble vitamins. Unless you like drinking sardine water, I'd... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I was wondering what nutrients become depleted during tabata workouts? What do i need to eat to replenish them, carbs, carbs and protein, nothing??? I've been doing HIIT traing for a long time, and just started doing tabata intervals, 20sec on/... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · August 20, 2013 at 3:15 AM

4 times a week seems excessive for HIITS. If you are looking for weight loss (?), I would focus on strength training and maybe one or two HIIT days. I say this b/c too much cardio (even HIITS) can spike your cortisol levels and stall your weight... (more)

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by 327 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Is it possible to overdose on thiamine supplements, or does it have any other negative effects like folate? I take a 100mg tablet every day, I try to get what i can from food. I also take folate, but in the metafolin form.

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · August 14, 2013 at 6:52 AM

If I remember correctly, Thiamine is a B-vitamin and is water soluble, so there is no UL.

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I can get it for really cheap prices so I was wondering if it is high in fat soluble vitamins or any other micronutrients

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

It's an easy way to get enough calories for weight gain. Is it bad to have a bunch of my calories coming from it even when I eat super nutritious foods like kale and maca powder and coconut water and liver

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coastalpaleo 0 · August 22, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Try sweet potatoes and nuts also for weight gain.

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hi Doctor Dave, We have just starting making whole milk kefir and really enjoying it, my wife, Judy, especially, because, she came from the south and loves buttermilk. I have also just started the paleo diet, your version, and have lost 8 pounds... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 25, 2013 at 11:55 PM

This website has nutritional information from actual assays of kefir (though it was grown from a culture, not from grains, and only fermented 24 hours). They found a 50% reduction in lactose, which indicates that there's still quite a bit left. (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

What percentage of the daily energy intake should come from the protein, fat, and carbohydrate part of food.

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glib 0 · July 25, 2013 at 3:26 AM

It depends on season and latitude, and as SF mentions, activity. It makes no sense to stick to fixed ratios. If you start cutting out all processed foods, you can start experimenting and figure out in a year or so what makes you prosper.

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by 2626 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Are there specific benefits to eating muscle meat from land animals (e.g, chicken, beef, pork)? Their fat is a good source of saturated fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins; their bones and cartilage are full of minerals and other healthy... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 12, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Mostly regarding beef and other ruminants, muscle meat contains creatine and taurine in abundance - though both diminish as meat nears well done -- so don't cook it that long. I don't think an offal-pescetarian is missing anything, frankly. If... (more)

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by 275 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

For the next few weeks i am planning on cooking my lunch in the morning (along with breakfast), then taking it out and eating it cold later. Normally steamed veggies, fried meat and baked sweet potatoes/ tubers. Do you reckon the food will lose... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

since eating according to the paleo diet allows you to absorb nutrients much more efficiently are you able to eat less than you normally would and stay healthy?

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Matt_11 0 · February 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM

It all comes down to nutrient density. 100% across the board DVs might take 2500 calories on a standard diet, a paleo diet might only require 1500 calories. That doesn't mean you stop eating when you meet those micronutrient requirements, energy... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Is it a good idea to drink the water that remains after boiling vegetables? The reason i ask is because i know boiling makes the vegs lose their nutrients but it is the quickest and easiest way for me to cook my vegetables. where do the lost... (more)

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Lauren_31 0 · February 07, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Hey, I did some research on this a while back. It looks like the evidence is pretty inconclusive about drinking nutrients. It is also not certain that extracted nutrients (such as those in vitamins or supplements, and in your veggie water) have... (more)

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by 343 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I guess those two seem like separate questions, but my mother has been nagging me to not eat too many nutrient dense foods in the same meal because she believes that the body can't properly absorb it all at once and so it becomes a waste! Also,... (more)

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Jeff_20 0 · January 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM

There are water based vitamins and minerals, and there are fat based. Vitamins; Water soluble are like C and B complex Fat soluble are A, D, E, and K Minerals, You can definitely overdue Zinc, Magnesium, Copper etc... We can take quite a bit.... (more)

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by 915 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I was thinking of investing in some frozen veggies for when i can't get down to my local farm or organic supermarket. After doing a bit of reading i stumbled upon Biophotons, it will not stop me buying frozen as im' sure frozen is better than... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 23, 2013 at 11:37 PM

What dark crazy corner of the Internet did you find that? Biophotons are photons emitted by a living organism. There's nothing there that would even be something to should consider as good/bad for you. IT'S JUST LIGHT. Really, why would you... (more)

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by 252 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Hey all just a quick question. I've been supplementing with 5,000iu's of liquid vitamin d-3 for the past couple weeks. I've been putting it in my coffee mixed with organic pasture raised (not raw) heavy whipping cream or grass-fed butter + mct... (more)

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Mscott 0 · January 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Vitamin D is very heat stable: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889157599908281 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf801316q I wouldn't worry about it. (more)

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by 915 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Hey guys, what are your thoughts on preparing food at the beginning of the week & nutrient degradation? I have a very large family, luckily me & my other half are very keen cooks & we cook from scratch 90% of the time. I have thought... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 14, 2013 at 9:01 PM

I think there are legitimate issues with nutrient degradation over time, but the bigger issue is implementing a preparation strategy that will maximize your chances of eating real food the vast majority of the time. In other words, if making a... (more)

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by 450 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

This is so that I can defend myself when people question my diet. Firstly, what nutrients are they likely to be asking about, and secondly, where am I getting them now? The ones that I've been asked about are calcium and B, but the questioner... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Blind side-by-side comparisons of paleo starches to non-paleo starches... you really can't tell the difference. I posted two nutrition profiles of bread versus a white potato a while back - you could guess which was which, but nutrition-wise,... (more)

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by 1190 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I ask because my electricity bill was about $60 above the same month last year and a record high for me. The only difference I can think of is my new stovetop bone-broth-making habit indulged in about once a week for a couple days at a time. I... (more)

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Tamandu 0 · January 10, 2013 at 10:31 PM

I agree w/ the pressure cooker folks. I do broths for 2.5 - 3 hrs. w/ excellent results. Save time and energy. I use a stove top type. Once the cooker is up to pressure, you reduce the flame to low so you're using very little energy throughout the... (more)

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by 8 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Hi there, I noticed something new about my body and food today When I eat white rice as my days worth of safe starch I can't seem to satisfy my appetite. However, when I eat sweet potato, I am satiated with a much smaller amount of... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 09, 2013 at 11:24 AM

My kids love white rice, but I cook it in a specific way. My little guy named this "Chicken Rice" since I didn't have a name for it. In a large wide pot, gently melt down a stick of grassfed butter. add in some cardamum seed pods (about half a... (more)

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by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I made kidneys and to get rid of that nasty smell and yellow urine color I had to boil them in seven different waters. They taste fine, but it took me a lot of effort to get them that way. Are kidneys worth all that effort? Or can I just... (more)

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superdad 0 · January 01, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Try beef/lambs heart, when cooked correctly it is like fillet steak! nutrition wise i'd say heart is in second place when it comes to nutrition, liver obviously coming first. This is not a professional opinion, just my observations...i could be... (more)