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by 25 · about 20 hours ago

Hey does anyone have experience with different brands of coconut flour? I am looking at Coconut Secret and Tropical Traditions. You might say, "try both," however I live outside of the ever convenient USA and opinions would be super helpful before... (more)

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eric_9 0 · August 18, 2013 at 4:39 PM

First, what country do you live in? There may be alternatives to shipping all the way from the USA. Secondly, I personally would like to know the difference between the flour, the meal and the grated.

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by 1772 · about 20 hours ago

Were there gay people in the paleolithic, or do you think homosexuality is a neolithic, "civilized" phenomenon? I don't wish to offend anyone by this question. I'm asking because I would like to know people's thoughts because I'm trying to figure... (more)

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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · February 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

I would say that it is homophobia that is a Neolithic phenomenon.

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by 15400 · about 20 hours ago

I have just listened to a lecture by Dr. Daphne Miller and now I am starting to doubt Paleo. No, not the whole foods approach. I do not doubt that it is healthy. I doubt the fact that Paleo diet is healthier than other diets. Of course, it is a... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · October 24, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Hi VB, Interesting topic. Dr. Miller makes a lot of good points -- all 10 of those things you list are important factors in health, with the exception of eating seasonally (not much seasonality in the tropics where most human evolution occurred,... (more)

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by 3521 · about 21 hours ago

There are cultures who consume a lot of dairy, others consume a lot of tubers. Some go crazy on coconut, but is there any who consume a lot of their calories from eggs? If so, how is their health?

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · November 09, 2011 at 12:52 AM

An interesting question because relatively modern agrarian production methods and genetics are really what allow us to enjoy a consistant supply of eggs, but there were traditional cultures with fairly high egg consumption, but almost all of them... (more)

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by 382 · about 21 hours ago

Why did man domesticate grains if it was not already part of his diet? Is it a big deal to eat grains or legumes that are prepared in a traditional way such as soaking and sprouting? Is juicing veggies healthy? Or Necessary

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mth_1 0 · June 29, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Pretend you're a hunter gatherer: You're walking thru a field and there are tall grasses growing with seeds on the top. As you walk, you grab the stalk and let you're hand slide up the stalk. You smell the seeds and taste them. You notice that... (more)

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by 10294 · October 21, 2014 at 4:11 AM

Seems very interesting: The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Until-Yesterday-Traditional/dp/0670024813/ref=lh_ni_t Cheers, Pieter (more)

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Jake__2 0 · December 22, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Point counterpoint: http://savageminds.org/2009/05/13/the-new-yorker%E2%80%99s-second-crisis-of-conscience-why-jared-diamond-is-neither-the-fish-of-the-anthropologist-nor-the-fowl-of-a-journalist/ (more)

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by 432 · October 21, 2014 at 4:06 AM

When I go to a giant buffet that serves plenty of quality, nutritious meats and seafood, I like to get my dollars worth and more. At a certain point I can chew but swallowing becomes more of a chore than a pleasure. Are there any techniques that... (more)

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PinkPika 0 · October 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I will try to answer as close to the intent of the question poster as possible. Perhaps some of my answer will not be what many here would recommend for usual eating circumstances, but I see this question as a very unusual eating circumstance, and... (more)

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by 5 · October 21, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Are there traditional cultures that are following low-fat diets?

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cliff_1 0 · December 31, 2011 at 1:36 PM

A lot of the island cultures are low fat, some good examples in weston prices book. Kitavan eat ~15-20% which is considered low fat. Probably a decent amount of low fat tribes in africa as well.

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by 7324 · October 21, 2014 at 3:08 AM

my last name means scorched earth, and my ancestors came from a dry area in poland. What would they eat in a desert?

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Pieter_D 0 · November 29, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Recommended readings from the Kalahari Bushmen: E.Marshall Thomas: 'The Old Way' and also 'The Harmless People' Nice and very readable.

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by 109 · October 20, 2014 at 3:37 AM

something has been bothering me for a minute now. and i have restrained myself from acknowledging it because i hate to seem overly concerned with my appearance, but it is really bothering me! i have this friend and her mom is just STUNNING. she... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · June 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Kurt Harris and Mark Sisson are both okay with it in reasonable quantities in healthy... (more)

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by 1634 · October 20, 2014 at 3:08 AM

Question: Any experiences with setting foods in gelatin, such as head cheeses or aspics? Aspic is a dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatin made from a meat stock or consomm??. Head cheese is not a cheese but a terrine or meat... (more)

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Yoannah_offca 0 · February 26, 2011 at 6:48 PM

So that's the English for Polish "salceson"! It was quite popular when I was a kid, very often the cheap, the only available meat product. I don't remember it that fondly, as often it was simply made with whatever pig leftovers they had at the... (more)

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