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by 60 · March 15, 2014 at 02:40 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 01:14 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 01:13 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 04:30 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 02:49 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 43 · January 11, 2014 at 03:36 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 03:05 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 560 · 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 09:23 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 228 · October 14, 2013 at 03:22 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 2272 · September 05, 2013 at 11:43 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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Matt_11 0 · September 05, 2013 at 11:43 PM

I wouldn't sweat it. Sardines are there for the omega-3 content, and you're not destroying that by diluting it with soybean or sunflower oils (as oil-packed sardines tend to be). Olive oil-packed, well, you are adding omega-6s to a omega-3 source,... (more)

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by 0 · September 03, 2013 at 03:21 AM

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 03:15 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 297 · August 15, 2013 at 02:04 AM

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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Hawkeyes52 0 · August 15, 2013 at 02:04 AM

You should have exactly 13.245 mg, and if you have 13.246 mg you'll die of cancer within 23 seconds of having more than recommended. And also, don't eat onions even if you like them and digest them well because they contain 2-3 grams of the deadly... (more)

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by 228 · August 07, 2013 at 09:45 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 228 · September 06, 2013 at 01:22 AM

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 · July 25, 2013 at 11:55 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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ccorradino 0 · July 25, 2013 at 06:06 PM

Home-made kefir is variable by its very nature. I use the values Cronometer.com pulls from the canadian nutritional database and accept it despite the fact that the kefir I drink these days is very different than I will drink in January due to... (more)

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by 0 · September 05, 2013 at 07:21 AM

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 03:26 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 2611 · May 13, 2013 at 02:13 AM

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 08:09 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 276 · April 11, 2013 at 04:07 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 · February 17, 2013 at 04:18 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 03:22 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 · February 07, 2013 at 06:27 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 06:23 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 342 · June 01, 2013 at 03:14 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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Neptune 0 · June 01, 2013 at 03:14 PM

Meals of one food may be easier for your digestive system but it could be difficult to obtain sufficient variety if you did this at every meal. Hydrating about an hour before meals and two hours after may not harm you but is unsupported I understand. (more)

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by 905 · January 26, 2013 at 01:01 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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raydawg 0 · January 26, 2013 at 01:01 PM

Found it! http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/10/cooked-food-diet.aspx Funnily enough Mercola's new leaf on life seems to be the Paleo diet, but it seems from time to time, he's still burps up hot air from his old quackish... (more)

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by 252 · December 17, 2013 at 09:12 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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KipWellington 0 · December 17, 2013 at 09:12 PM

Indeed Vitamin D is heat stabel. It is actually converted by heat inducing sun radiation...

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by 905 · January 14, 2013 at 09:38 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 09:01 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 · January 18, 2013 at 04:36 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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David_34 0 · January 18, 2013 at 03:34 PM

Evolution. One million years of eating mostly meat, fat and veggies created our digestive tract. Grains and dairy were not part of that process. Would you put diesel fuel in your gas powered car? No, because it wasn't designed for it.

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by 1190 · January 10, 2013 at 10:31 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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Robin_10 0 · January 10, 2013 at 10:27 PM

I cook broth for 12 hours, and it gels every time. Not sure why you need to go past that. I was always told broth would start to taste bitter after 18 hours.

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by 8 · January 09, 2013 at 11:24 AM

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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Nattruth 0 · January 09, 2013 at 03:48 AM

Rice isn't actually a paleo approved grain. White rice in particular has a higher GI level as well. If you wanted to have a rice I would recommend brown rice otherwise stick to paleo approved starches as in pumpkin kumura etc

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by 15380 · January 02, 2013 at 02:40 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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diy 0 · January 02, 2013 at 02:40 PM

way back when I lived at home, mom would make 'steak and kidney pie'. now, the kidneys i never cared for, they were rubbery, but that just made the steak taste that much better. another recipe of moms was bbq'd liver and onions. the best part was... (more)