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by 237 · November 17, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I don't like trans-fats, heck I don't even touch the stuff or look at it for that matter, I think it's downright garbage. However, the CW-worshiping crowd that runs the FDA, USDA, and all these crap agencies often group trans-fats along with... (more)

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Nvor 0 · November 16, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Of course you're referring to the "First they came..." phenomenon. Just because we may agree with a ban on trans-fats, does that make it okay? Because what if they knock on sat-fat's door next? Indeed it is a slippery slope into a nanny/police... (more)

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by 0 · November 15, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I went to my doctor (not my regular doc) today to get some basic blood work done, when asked about my diet regime and informed her on my paleo lifestyle, i literally got scolded on my eating habits. All i could do was sit there and get preached... (more)

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BobK 0 · November 15, 2013 at 6:16 AM

@paleot Not sure about the salt but if you're really working out, the body uses it no problem. I'm not a huge fan of gross macro percentages...they can distort the picture for people burning tons of energy. Peter was doing ~4400... (more)

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by 228 · October 14, 2013 at 3:22 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 2954 · July 01, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Has anyone had good luck improving meals in schools/daycare that receive government funding for meals and are therefore forced to follow USDA dietary guidelines? Here are the guidelines:... (more)

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fredmull 0 · March 14, 2013 at 1:03 AM

My 7 yr old gets to pick one hot lunch per week at her school that follows the USDA rules. The stuff is crap, bottom of the barrel stuff and she is usually still hungry because it isn't whole food items. Trying to improve meals while working... (more)

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by 2423 · May 24, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Hi. I am putting together nutrition guidelines based on paleo concepts. I am trying to debunk this CW: "Complex carbohydrates are broken down more slowly in the body, help provide more energy throughout the day and make you feel fuller a longer... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · May 24, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Well the 'provide more energy throughout the day', which is a subjective marketing term, but complex carbs are broken down more slowly than simple carbs and grains do contain fiber. You have to look at insoluble vs soluble fiber (non-viscous vs... (more)

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by 2423 · May 11, 2012 at 3:24 PM

This is a random question. My job requires me to have a lot of 1:1 meetings with strangers. Usually, it's a meeting over breakfast or lunch. It is SO hard not to judge people based on what they choose to put in their mouth! I have seen four types:... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 11, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYLMTvxOaeE

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by 70 · November 12, 2011 at 9:00 PM

The lie: See this label, and bucolic scenes of grassy fields with healthy, happy cows probably come to mind. Think again. "Grass-fed" is a term that's sort-of regulated by the USDA, who has defined it to mean that an animal ate 100 percent grass... (more)

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Henry_S 0 · November 12, 2011 at 5:34 PM

the only way that I know is that I can drive by where the cattle are from and look. The thing is, I'm sure almost all grass fed animals are fed grains, it's just what you get if you're not going to do the work yourself.

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by 11664 · November 22, 2011 at 4:43 PM

I'm sure you're all aware of this conference. http://blip.tv/weston-a-price-foundation/critique-of-the-2010-usda-dietary-guidelines-with-powerpoint-4879125 I was thinking of sending it to my family (adult sisters and aging parents) to begin to... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · November 22, 2011 at 4:43 PM

I have seen Sally Fallon speak and this is not her best. I think the video is a bit slow and boring. I think Lustig's Sugar the Bitter Truth resonates with more people but it is long! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM There are some... (more)

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by 3681 · October 25, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I think this is a pretty neat question to ask. Who would you appoint as head of the USDA and FDA? And why? Personally for the USDA, Melissa McEwen would be my first choice. For the FDA, I'm not 100%, but Chris Masterjohn would be on the top of... (more)

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by 3319 · June 29, 2013 at 3:44 AM

When I see a free/range label on a carton of eggs, I always envision the chickens who laid the eggs roaming free on a home on the range with rolling pastures of green foliage. A "free range" label on chicken eggs might sway me to buy them for an... (more)

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Nvor 0 · June 29, 2013 at 3:44 AM

Nerdfitness.com just posted this article on tricky food labeling the other day. Under the egg section he says that: Free-range: Like above, the birds need access to outdoors to be considered “free range,” but there’s no regulation as to how much... (more)

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by 11071 · September 19, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Wouldn't it be great to have that same plate model filled with beautiful paleo foods? I do not posses such skills, but I bet one of you does! Here's the supposedly improved Harvard version: http://www.health.harvard.edu/plate/healthy-eating-plate (more)

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chnola 0 · September 19, 2011 at 3:44 PM

And there's this one http://www.healthhabits.ca/2011/06/02/choose-plate-the-paleo-version/

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by 3319 · August 17, 2011 at 11:55 PM

I recently read that Mark Sisson's at MarksDailyApple.com consumes 60% of his calories as fat. For those of you who have not seen him, he looks like this: His fat intake strategy, shape and age (58) got me wondering how my fat intake stacks up... (more)

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animalcule 0 · August 17, 2011 at 11:55 PM

60-80%, which means around 300g of fat daily due to how much I eat. Enough to give most doctors a heart attack. :D I do not eat or drink plain fat. Yuck. I just load real foods with large amounts of cream, butter, coconut oil, or beef fat and eat... (more)

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by 3319 · July 25, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Possible Duplicate: Hack this Yahoo article just up Deleted because Yahoo hit piece already hacked. (more)

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by 3319 · October 29, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Recently a skeptic friend of mine asked me why I ever started "The Paleo thing" in the first place. Here was my response: The Paleo diet has endured for over 1 million consecutive years while the USDA has been pushing the 4 food groups for... (more)

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James_3 0 · October 12, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Two words "Mmmm Bacon!". :)

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by 3319 · July 13, 2011 at 2:10 AM

Which rat gets fat? Introduction: Background: The USDA recommends 45-65% carbohydrate, 10-35% protein and 20-35% fat calories for Adults(19 years and older). -USDA Dietary Guidelines 2010 -pg. 15 The following statement suggests the USDA... (more)

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thhq 0 · July 13, 2011 at 2:03 AM

We have some problems here Houston Not enough rats. Rat studies prove rat theories. Forget about Berkeley or Stanford. Pray that Ball State takes you. You have to normalize the diets for equal taste. If you use tasty cookies for group A you have... (more)

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by 1127 · July 08, 2011 at 1:31 PM

http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/20110630_usda-finds-in-favor-of-grass-fed-cows Came across this article today. It's so encouraging to me to see this type of article... I try to be an optimist, and maybe things are starting to change in the food... (more)

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Tim_5 0 · July 08, 2011 at 1:31 PM

That article was great except for the a-hole from Fox Business who is probably being paid by big AG to put it down!! We can all hope that this is a step in the right direction, but it will be a tough road to eliminate grain fed processes with all... (more)

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by 279 · February 03, 2011 at 6:23 AM

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietaryguidelines.htm There's apparently a webcast that will appear on the site soon, explaining the latest changes.

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dzone 0 · January 31, 2011 at 9:32 PM

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by 3112 · December 02, 2010 at 12:22 AM

I'm not a huge fan of the Agriculture Deparment (and after attending the Weston A. Price conference this weekend, I'm even less a fan), but this seems like a good... (more)

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Vrimj 0 · November 16, 2010 at 11:11 PM

If all it takes is putting a geocoded dataset out there to get someone to build an app then someone point me to a set of cross-fit boxes with street addresses! A geocoded dataset is just not an app

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by 1793 · June 02, 2012 at 8:27 AM

This question occured to me recently. It seems like every person I've ever met in the States who tries to eat healthy is not following this stuff to the T. At some point most end up going overboard on the sugar or other refined carbs. After all,... (more)

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Jon_11 0 · June 02, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Ironically, when I was younger/in my teens I ignored much of conventional medicine/USDA guidelines. When I hit my twenties I still didn't necessarily heed their advice, I simply began to incorporate it to try and gain weight (admittedly, I have a... (more)

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by 3112 · June 19, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Actually, they are the "proposed" guidelines. But I wouldn't hold my breath expecting anything different from what's offered here, at the official website: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietaryguidelines.htm Jimmy Moore's take-down:... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · June 19, 2010 at 11:18 AM

The more doubts we can throw out there , the more likely we are to see changes. We need baby steps, I highlydoubt we would see a vivid transformation from SAD to Paleo because of information... If we crack the egg, a bit at a time we could see the... (more)