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by 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

And if so is not getting adequate seafood causing harm? And if so what harm is it causing? I was just reading up on the aquatic ape theory and they seem to think that humans evolving in an aquatic environment would account for a lot of our... (more)

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Pecan 0 · January 21, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Even if our ancestors hadn't adapted to a wet environment in the same way as aquatic mammals, it seems they would still have evolved to eat a lot of seafood due to settling near water. Perhaps it would have been easier for them to catch and cook... (more)

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by 432 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Are there certain fish/shellfish that tend to contain higher concentrations of vitamin D than others?

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kingchimp 0 · October 26, 2012 at 9:05 PM

research sardines... a can of atlantic sardines (with bones!!) is a nutrient and Omega-3 bomb. :) if you draw a nutritional venn diagram you'll see how great this little fish is pound for... (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I often eat shrimp with the shells and tails on. A friend who owns a fish market turned me on to it... Lots of great flavor there and its a common practice in several cultures. Anybody have any idea what nutritional benefit they add vs shelled? ... (more)

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Michelle_22 0 · October 01, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Good source of glucosamine/chondroitin. Good for joints. Shells and tails are often used in stock, like bones of other animals. I imagine a good source of calcium and other unspoken minerals, but don't quote me on that.

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by 631 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I can only eat canned tuna, and canned clams/bottled clam juice, as far as seafood goes. It's the only allergy I've had my whole life. I've never tried canned salmon. I basically vomit after any fish or seafood, always, and I have had... (more)

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karstyl 0 · September 28, 2012 at 4:25 PM

A couple of possibilities: ???Sometimes there are different species in canned products then in fresh. Those differences might be enough to change the allergenic profile. ???Canned products are subject to high heat. This will denature the... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Hey all, I'm an avid free diver and like to bring home some abs and rockfish when i can, but the only tried and true way of cooking abs I know is either breaded and cooked in grape seed oil or put in a ceviche. Does anyone know how I can cook up... (more)

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Scratch 0 · December 25, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Slice and slurp!

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I had ceviche made with imitation crab and fish, and I notice that maybe an hour later my current acne started to itch. Can crab or fish cause acne or make it worst? Also, I don???t know if its coincidence, but my face started to clear up, only... (more)

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Andrea_5 0 · August 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Yeah, imitation crab contains gluten. That's where I'd put my money. I can't stand that stuff anyway.

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by 20353 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

What are your favorite seafood items? (including fish and/or shellfish)

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blueballoon 0 · July 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Shellfish: Clams, mussels, shrimp, and scallops. My favorite way to eat scallops is in ceviche. I also love crab and lobster, but I'm too lazy to prepare them most of the time. Fish: Pacific salmon, branzino, snapper, tuna (seared or in... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I'm starting a new relationship and just found out he has a shellfish allergy! I am a shrimp and crab lover! Can I eat she'll fish at all? Does anyone know how long it could stay in my system? Help!!!!

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Dave_S_ 0 · March 30, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Well, the good news is that most relationships don't last. I predict you'll be back to eating shrimp and crab in no time! In the mean time, would imitation crab be of any help? For some weird demented reason, this question made me think of Kip... (more)

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by 8953 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

We know grass-fed beef is better than grain-fed, wild fish is better than farmed fish, ... But I personally know nothing at all about shellfish? How do you know if oysters are high-quality or not? The only ones I can get online are the ones on... (more)

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Milla 0 · March 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Oysters are probably the safest farmed seafood you can eat. Whilst fish are often fed unnatural diets in the form of fish pellets, oysters don't require supplemental feed or chemical use. Since they are filter feeders, they are used to basically... (more)

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by 252 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

I don't eat any kind of shellfish. shrimps, oysters, clams, crabs, scallops, lobsters... I used to, but stopped all together about two years ago. I cut it out initially as a part of my elimination diet and I just never added it back. I'm... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · December 09, 2011 at 1:24 PM

In a recent radio interview Chris Masterjohn pointed out that Weston A Price found that healthy groups generally consumed one or more of the following: raw dairy pastured eggs & organ meats shellfish/seafood insects/whole small... (more)

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by 1018 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

So I've been doing my version of paleo for a couple of months now, and have been adding stuff to my diet that I never ate before either because I didn't like it or thought it was unhealthy. I now really like steak, eggs, good bacon, etc. I'd... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · November 17, 2011 at 4:37 AM

I think the easiest shellfish are scallops seared in ghee an sprinkled with some fresh parsley or tarragon. Sweet and taste like the ocean. Get them fresh not frozen if you don't want a fishy taste.

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by 1880 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Any idea how to prepare canned oysters? Could I just heat them and top with coconut oil?

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Jessica_G 0 · October 20, 2011 at 6:21 PM

If you are into heavy cream - I made the most delicious oyster stew w/ mirepoix (onions/celery/carrots) sauteed in butter, thyme, and said oysters and cream. I think it was from a Chez Panisse cookbook but it was really easy. You could just wing... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

I have taken elimination diet to the extreme, out of necessity. My current plan is white rice and scallops and water, and literally nothing else. The aquatic ape theory and my self-experiments suggest that this is indefinitely sustainable. I'm... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 18, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Well, you're looking down the barrel of a case of scurvy, but other than that, you'll get most other vitamins and minerals in sufficient amounts, assuming you eat enough food in general. One thing you may also become deficient in is enjoyment, but... (more)

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by 114 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Hi, just wondering what the protocol on Slug-eating is? There are many huge ones crawling around my property and I might avail myself of them(raw or cooked) if they are edible. I realize there are many types of slugs so maybe a description can... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · August 31, 2011 at 5:40 PM

I don't mean to be a slug-eating party pooper, but it would be irresponsible to simply advocate chomping them down because they are wild, local, and arguably "slow" food. Case in point, this Australian man who contracted meningitis and almost... (more)

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by 60 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I've been doing hardcore elimination diets for a year or two, experimenting. I was never able to stick to ketosis because of the carb cravings. It took tremendous willpower and I could only do a couple of months without cheating. Recently I... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · August 09, 2011 at 1:10 PM

I do think micronutrients matter, particularly in ketosis. The iodine in the scallops can help support the thyroid, which is important since there is some evidence that low-carb can lead to low-thyroid issues (which may actually be more about... (more)

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by 153 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Hi Everyone - I'm allergic to shellfish, but the worst one is shrimp. Perhaps asking a naive question, is there anything I can do to eat them? I would love to be able to eat Shrimp and Lobster, not only for the taste, but the protein and variety.... (more)

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Annie_2 0 · July 25, 2011 at 2:38 AM

Hi Jason, in discussing food allergies with my doctor, there does not seem to be a remedy. There are no shots for food allergies. It is best to completely avoid shellfish if you are allergic, as a reaction can have extreme to deadly... (more)

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by 1786 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

lately i've been noticing a contingent of paleo that recommends eating at least half of daily protein as seafood, either fish or shellfish. also sisson recently did those articles on wild & farmed seafood. i haven't eaten seafood in a long... (more)

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Thumper 0 · June 06, 2011 at 10:53 PM

When it comes to finfish - Wild, wild wild!!!! For so many reasons - both for your health and for the environment. When it comes to sedentary shellfish (bivalves) farmed is ok. I would stay away from farmed shrimp/prawns (they can be nasty on... (more)

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by 1160 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Having eaten several raw oysters, I find myself sitting on several large shells. Can I make stock from them? Dry and grind them down to a mineral powder? Anyone ever do anything with oyster shells besides tossing them?

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Anjie 0 · May 10, 2011 at 1:20 AM

If you happen to live near saltwater, let them dry and put them back out. Young oysters most readily attach themselves to spent oyster shells, helping to propagate the species. We dump them out near our dock to create a little oyster reef - it... (more)

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by 1471 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I was just awarded $50 gift card from our local food store for commenting on several things they could do better. At this time, I cant eat red meat because of what it does to me....Keeping that in mind....(no i am not ready to try grassfed beef... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · February 18, 2011 at 4:31 PM

I started typing up a list, then realized that it was unrequired. Buy Paleo Food. preferably of the Wild Variety. Avoid Foods that dont agree with you. We have a lot of great threads for reducing Omega 6 intake. Avoid most Nuts/seeds, avoid... (more)

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by 9647 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I was having a good discussion with a close friend of mine who is on an elimination-reintroduction trial and having excellent results. As such, he was open to some of my paleo arguments. The catch is, he's been a vegan or near-vegan for a while... (more)

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VeganApostate 0 · December 21, 2010 at 10:13 PM

The first meat I ate again post-vegetarian was bivalves. I think that's probably pretty common... for me it was the beginning of the end, eating bivalves gave me the push I needed to reconsider my dietary habits, maybe that's how it is for him,... (more)

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by 3651 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Scientific American had a cool story in the August issue about the near extinction of the human race during an iceage explaining the very similar genetic makeup of the majority of the human genome. One key part of the survival was hunter gathers... (more)

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Eva 0 · September 29, 2010 at 4:17 AM

Shellfish are easier to harvest than most other sea meats. You can often find them laying on the rocks when tides are low. Those that are anchored like muscles can be found at the same place every time. Others need only a short dive. THeir... (more)