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by 0 · April 11, 2014 at 4:55 AM

Hi, I'm having trouble finding sausages that don't have some form of sugar in them, but if it's one of the last ingredients on the list, is there enough sugar in there for it to really matter? Also, are there any other ingredients I... (more)

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samc 0 · April 11, 2014 at 4:55 AM

I avoid sugar, but I consider it minor as I can wrap my head around the concept. Diphosphates ? Can you follow this from Wikipedia ? I can't so I avoid things like this - basically processed foods are bad. ----------- Pyrophosphates are... (more)

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by 85 · December 15, 2012 at 8:15 PM

This doesn't happen all the time, but I'm in college and had to go to the closest grocery store the other day to pick up enough meat to last me a couple of days. All the meat was conventional, of course, but there were also no lean meats. I've... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 15, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Conventional beef fat is hardly toxic.

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by 15 · October 24, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Should I be concerned about brands of cooking oils (EVOO, Coconut, etc.), and spices that are processed in the same factory as wheat, soy, peanuts, etc...? I've found some that do not but they are usually more expensive. I do not have any... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · October 24, 2012 at 11:49 PM

I think it shouldn't be a concern for most people. I'm what's considered a "super sensitive celiac": I react to under 10ppm of gluten. I've had trouble with a few spices (but no oils) that are processed in facilities with wheat. Most celiacs I... (more)

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by 130 · August 26, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I've come down with a whopper of the summer cold that's been circulating in our area and besides bringing a stuffy head, horrible cough and body aches, this little lover brought along cravings for highly processed/high sugar foods (the first... (more)

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JB_Primal 0 · August 24, 2012 at 2:38 PM

My unscietific explanation, but anecdotal reason for "junk food craving" during periods of sickness is because bacteria and/or viruses use glucose for fueling their party inside your body, much more so than fat or protein, because of its ease of... (more)

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by 630 · March 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

One thing I picked up from listening to and reading some of Ray Peat's stuff was that most ice creams contain thickeners and stabilizers, including cellulose, and that virtually only Haagen Dazs is legitimate ice cream anymore. Now I see that... (more)

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Tikivana 0 · March 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

It's the higher-temp pasturization that requires that they add the stablizers and gums to the heavy cream. I'm lucky to have found a source of vat-pasturized Jersery cream in bottles. But it's not cheap, around $4 a pint. There's also one local... (more)

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by 970 · March 07, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I'm starting to worry more and more about the processing of and modifications made to my food. I think most (but not all) of my undesireable food reactions come from the isolation of certain molecules used to enhance flavors or increase... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · March 07, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Heather, if one avoids the following, as Dr. Kurt Harris explains at his blog, Archevore, on the Get-Started page: grains legumes high-PUFA foods such as nuts, seeds, and their oils high-fructose fruit, sugars, corn syrup, etc. foods which... (more)

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by 1662 · December 18, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Whether you cook your own food or buy food that's been cooked already. Should we be cooking it again, or should we be eating it cold? Even sausage links, sausage patties, bacon, etc. comes fully cooked. I know they are probably heavily... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · December 18, 2011 at 9:16 AM

i only eat meat for the 20+ amino acids that are relatively heat stable, so i cook and recook all meat products for well documented safety concerns. i get my nutrition from raw vegetables and raw fruit.

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by 1025 · August 11, 2011 at 11:06 AM

I'm sure others have seen this one popping up all over the news today. "Red Meat, Processed Meat Linked to Diabetes Risk" http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20110810/red-meat-processed-meat-linked-to-diabetes-risk The ACJN... (more)

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pjnoir 0 · August 10, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Eat less meat thereby eatting BETTER meat. No sense thinking cheap buffets or fast food has real meat to stuff yourself with. Only in America does one believe that a 32 oz steak is for one person. And stop reading those BS news stories.... (more)

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by 95 · June 16, 2011 at 10:19 PM

do processed cheese slices have unhealthy trans-fats?

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Diana_Rodgers 0 · June 16, 2011 at 7:42 PM

YES. don't go there. Raw cheese from organic grass fed cows is ok if tolerated.

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by 153 · February 19, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Maybe it is the INTJ in me, but I can't seem to get beyond one sticking point with bacon: it is processed. I know I should be looking for minimally processed bacon, but where I live that is actually quite hard. My question: Why do people feel it... (more)

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Fred_B 0 · February 12, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Here's something interesting: "It has been reported that people normally consume more nitrates from their vegetable intake than from the cured meat products they eat. Spinach, beets, radishes, celery, and cabbages are among the vegetables that... (more)

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by 10750 · May 31, 2011 at 12:42 PM

I think sulfites are part of the Curse upon overly processed foods, but some humans are more sensitive than others. Are you affected by... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · January 10, 2011 at 8:49 PM

The sulfites seem to be mainly in foods which are easy to avoid, such as: dried fruits, wine, and dried potatoes. It is possible to get those foods without sulfites. Another way to phrase that is that processed foods are a curse. :) Best... (more)

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by 1510 · November 07, 2013 at 5:39 PM

For almost two years after seeing Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Cancer documentary and reading her blog, I really into the raw food movement. There were entire weeks where I only ate raw fruits and veggies. And gained weight and anxiety, go figure, from... (more)

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alvesky 0 · November 07, 2013 at 5:39 PM

HI. So, I was veg for 11 years, with vegan for 9 of those and raw vegan for 7 of those. I came into vegetarianism for animal welfare reasons, and continued with health reasons. I felt great going into veganism, and much better going into raw... (more)

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by 22684 · December 18, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Specifically, what ingredients, additives or process changes glorious meat into carcinogenic junk food? Nitrates/Nitrites are in contention(veggies have them too) but please chime in on them too, I'm not convinced of their safety... (more)

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Jason_5 0 · September 10, 2010 at 11:12 PM

I agree with the above answers, there are so many fillers and additives. One thing that always boggled me was how come when I cook do piece of deli Ham it always shrunk to half the size. Burning off all the water solution pumped in is one reason.... (more)

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by 20 · May 18, 2010 at 1:13 AM

I'm new to paleo, and reading a great deal. The general gist I get is processed meat = bad. Would that apply to deli meat from like whole foods? If I have sliced ham (especially breakfast ham) or bacon, aren't those processed? I assume it's all... (more)

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Rob 0 · May 18, 2010 at 1:13 AM

It's not so much how the meat has been raised.. it's more what happens to it when processed. The concerns you have read about most likely centre around sodium nitrite. Sodium nitrate is often used in processed meats. It's listed right on the... (more)