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by 40 · April 06, 2014 at 6:58 PM

A google search only gives me cancer related results...

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ivymcivy 0 · April 06, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Look up recipes for Pork Bung - pig rectum. I imagine the texture is the same, since the esophagus and the rectum perform somewhat similar functions (well, opposite functions). Thai cuisine is where you will find pork bung. I think you should... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hi. I didn't see any similar questions, so I'm throwing this one out to any other offal lovers. Since going paleo, what offal and other "odd" animal bits have you tried? C'mon, don't be shy :P Here's my list, from head to tail: brain: pork,... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 01, 2013 at 7:37 PM

This question reminds me of my pre-paleo days when we would joke about what was in a hotdog.

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by 4306 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Lately I've been buying beef tongue, boiling it up and eating it slowly with mustard, yum. Is it a good organ meat? A super organ meat? An average organ meat? thanks

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Brenjin 0 · May 29, 2013 at 8:20 PM

It's just a muscle that gets lots of work, doesn't qualify as an organ. Has a nutrient profile that matches other muscle meats except it's higher in connective tissue which is a plus. I like to prepare tongue by pressure cooking it in aromatics... (more)

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by 2049 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

The heart is an organ but, as a pump, it is also a very strong muscle, so how would you categorize the meat?

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Ryan_36 0 · September 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

It is cardiac muscle, which has a different grain structure than muscle meat (intercalcated discs). Liver by comparison is made mostly of hepatocytes, kidneys mostly composed of nephrons, etc. In my opinion, heart tastes more like muscle meat... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Are beef and chicken livers allowed on the Paleo diet?

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Jonathan_7 0 · September 01, 2012 at 4:03 PM

do you even know what the paleo diet is?

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by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I came across a couple of articles that made me think that some things that are definitely Paleo, but I would never accept them. I mean, I know that some Koreans consumed dog meat in the past - I would try some if I could. I have tried Scottish... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · May 09, 2012 at 11:05 AM

If I'm understanding your question correctly, a huge amount of our behaviour towards food is learned. Our instincts are rather limited (and worse than useless in the modern food environment) in determining what we should or should not eat. We're... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I can't eat organ meats. What are some alternatives in the food world for organs? More greens, seaweed, other source?

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ThinnerStrength 0 · March 28, 2012 at 12:46 AM

There are also glandular supplements of freeze dried raw organ meats. Liver and heart have some of the highest nutrients. 6 capsules, according to manufacturers is one ounce of organ.

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

does people internal organs sizes vary on there bodies weight

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April_S_ 0 · March 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM

If you're bored, here's a really extensive list of different types of animals' weights and their organ weights: https://dspace.lib.ohio-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/3110/V40N05_219.pdf?sequence=1 (more)

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by 440 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

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 1000 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Hi all, what certain nutrients are in organ parts such as liver, tongue, and brain, that may be available in certain kinds of supplements? What nutrients are we missing by not eating a lot of organ meats?

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Shawn_2 0 · December 08, 2011 at 10:45 PM

I thought for sure someone would chime in here with recommendations for oysters and shell fish.

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by 3742 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

I'd like to eat organ meats but it makes me uncomfortable. I think I could get used to liver spread but I don't think I could prepare those items myself. I realize that we shouldn't be eating processed foods but is there something which I can buy... (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · December 05, 2011 at 2:21 AM

Beef tongue and heart are muscles and taste like beef to me. They only might be weird in texture to some. Tongue is best slow-cooked and I like heart grilled like a steak. The only way I can eat liver is to smother it in bacon. Kidney tastes... (more)

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by 938 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Hi, I've been Paleo for almost three weeks. I started it to treat an immune dysfunction that's probably due to inflammation. I'm being very strict. No eggs, no nightshades, and only ghee for dairy. I have three questions and would love some help... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · October 08, 2011 at 12:01 AM

I would skip the nuts as much as you can... omega 6s as well as gut irritants. If you can find it you may wanna try veal liver, it's waaaaaay more palatable than beef liver. good luck!

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by 1689 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I've looked around but seriously haven't been able to find much info about eating fish organs. All I know of is Weston price's documentation of old Gaelics who put special emphasis on eating baked cod liver head stuffed with cod liver and oats.... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · August 14, 2011 at 10:44 PM

I'm no expert, but my husband fishes, and always eats the liver and heart raw, right away, and the eggs if there are any...I've been lucky enough to taste these organs right away, and compared to other offal, they have a very mild flavor...barely... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I live in Dubai and now we can buy grass fed beef in the supermarkets, however the organ meat is very unlikely to be grass fed, and if it is they do not say it is. I want to get more liver and heart in my diet, but would i be wasting my time... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · July 08, 2011 at 5:21 PM

I believe the organ meat from grain-fed animals is still very good for you, though grass-fed is better. There are lots of nutrients that are hard to get anywhere else in the same concentration besides organ meats. I would be more worried about... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Hi all, just wondering if anyone would know the relationship between method(s) of preparation of various foods containing cholesterol and its oxidization. I am spcifically interested in prep methods to reduce O2 Chol. in organ meat. Currently I am... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Hi all, I am wondering if I am over-consuming organ meats with an early grave on the horizon. Care to check out my diet and give some feedback: Diet PWO #1 (1st MEAL): Sea Salt(1 tsp.) Vitamin C(500 mg.), Vitamin D(800 i.u.) Shredded... (more)

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g_ 0 · May 08, 2011 at 10:59 PM

I think your diet is lacking. ...in deliciousness.

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by 9948 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

A fallacy in the past with fat tissue (adipose tissue) was that it was simply viewed as just a collection of fat cells - a storage center for future energy requirements. In fact, the adipose tissue should also be viewed as the largest endocrine... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · April 26, 2011 at 12:28 AM

there is one immutable fact we now know to define optimal. Its telomere length. The longer means optimal. Now we need to figure out what makes them longest. That is why I go to meetings now. Its why I read three hours a day.

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Does boiling organ meats reduce nutrient quality(assuming that they are cooked an 'equivalent' to other preparatory methods, ie. such that the organ is of a similar texture/colour)? I had experimented today with some pig kidneys/liver and they... (more)

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becker 0 · April 20, 2011 at 12:09 AM

Any water-soluble nutrients, and even some fat-soluble ones, will be prone to diffuse into the surrounding water, especially if heated. The solute gradient between the water and the organ is VERY steep, so there will be quite bit of nutrient... (more)

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by 106 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Or, is it just generally better to eat organ meat on any diet?

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Gazelle 0 · April 08, 2011 at 10:33 AM

You might find this thread interesting: http://paleohacks.com/questions/27754/do-we-need-liver-bones-or-greens/ and http://blog.cholesterol-and-health.com/2011/03/anyone-doing-paleo-without-liver-bones.html (more)

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by 8858 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

I ask mainly out of ignorance of, and aversion to, preparation of beef liver (for example). Have no idea what to do with it and not sure I'd find the results pleasing. I see Dr. Ron's has (expensive) supplement products. Worthwhile? How about Cod... (more)

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Cave_Man_Mind_7 0 · November 30, 2010 at 1:15 AM

I don't eat any organ meats so I supplement with: Vitamin K2 MK7 90cmg 2-4 times/week Vitamin K2 MK4 5mg 1-3 times/week Cod Liver Oil 30ml/week Vitamin D3 5000IU 5 times/week Creatine 2-3g/day (also for performance but found in high... (more)

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by 24523 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Eating from nose to tail means getting lots more fat than you would if you only ate the muscle, because bones and organs have a lot of fat. Or so I read in many paleo articles/threads. Bone marrow is essentially all fat. But organs? A serving... (more)

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MikeD 0 · October 26, 2010 at 9:09 PM

The things that come to mind that were eaten by our paleo friends that are high in fat are brains and sweet breads. Cow brains are like 48 grams of fat per pound, I am going to guess that this is similar for many other animals. Sweetbreads are... (more)