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by 301 · 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 215 · 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 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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Matt_11 0 · March 14, 2013 at 12:12 AM

A little hyperbole, don't you think... murdering them with this diet? A whole-food approach while not paleo is certainly fine.

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by 2422 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 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 2422 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 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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Matt_11 0 · November 12, 2011 at 8:22 PM

The bigger problem: relying on the USDA or any other government entity to ensure your food is healthy and wholesome.

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by 11683 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 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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Kewpie 0 · November 03, 2011 at 3:17 AM

Have they asked for information about your diet? If they aren't interested they aren't going to be swayed. However, if they have expressed interest, this video might be a good choice. As you pointed out, WAPF doesn't eliminate any food groups... (more)

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by 3743 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 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 3313 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

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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Carl_Stawicki 0 · September 19, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Here are the USDA definitions: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/meat_&_poultry_labeling_terms/index.asp#4 It says the chickens must be "allowed access to the outside." That tells me all the producer needs is an open door somewhere. It... (more)

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by 11099 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 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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Sean_Drew 0 · September 19, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Stephan Guyenet Posted this one a while ago. I like it, and I'm using it for a presentation I'm giving in my computer class today. (more)

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by 3313 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 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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Jay_15 0 · August 14, 2011 at 11:52 PM

I dont want the USDA to have my info! BIG BROTHERS WATCHIN!

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by 3313 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

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

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by 3313 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 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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Lareth 0 · July 19, 2011 at 3:12 AM

"I used to look like you."

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by 3313 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

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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Thumper 0 · July 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM

You have a great question here - but in order to have a study that will have statistical merits - you will need more than 2 rats. At a minimum you will want 10 in each study group- as well you will want a 'control' group. I'm at a loss as to... (more)

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by 1138 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 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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cliff_1 0 · July 08, 2011 at 12:34 AM

We haven't been grain-feeding animals heavily for that long. We will probably see a total reverse in policy and grass fed will be the norm.

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by 279 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

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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DaveRN 0 · January 31, 2011 at 9:14 PM

You're right. I'm a nurse and I didn't get it until I ws 45, 30 lbs overweight and borderline diabetic. I Cured it all with a Paleo diet going on 5 years now. If people would only wake up. All around me I see fat nurses who don't know squat about... (more)

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by 3268 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

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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Paleolady 0 · November 17, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Personally, I'm a fan of the Locavore app. It shows you farmers markets near you, and it also shows you what is in season in your area, or whatever geographical area you want to look up.

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by 1793 · September 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM

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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Jennie 0 · October 14, 2010 at 2:26 PM

I had this very assignment in my high school social studies class and tracked everything I ate quite faithfully for three weeks. At the end of it I'd gained 4.5 pounds (quite a bit for me), my acne was worse and my cramps were crippling. It was... (more)

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by 3268 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

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)