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by 7249 · August 16, 2013 at 3:17 AM

In reading "Fat Chance" by Dr. Robert Lustig, he makes a thought provoking statement. "Real food doesn't have or need a nutrition label. The more labels you read the more garbage you're buying." After thinking about this, I realized that I... (more)

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Sean_23 0 · August 16, 2013 at 3:17 AM

Stuff with labels I bought today: Sunseed butter olive oil nitrate free turkey dogs Good earth sweet and spicey tea

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by 741 · May 20, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Hello peeps. I'm currently looking for fruits that are super super high in vitamin c. I've been taking supplemental vitamin c (just plain-old ascorbic acid, 500 mg), but I feel like I'd benefit more if I got it in whole-food form. Also, I don't... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 19, 2013 at 3:57 PM

http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-000101000000000000000-w.html :)

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by 3277 · July 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

My chiropractor (with 38 years of experience) is adamant that my muscle cramping & twitching is from low calcium, and not now magnesium. Last year when I ruled out deficiencies of calcium & magnesium, I did so using pills. My doc asked:... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · July 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

The high calcium doesn't doesn't seem to be the solution for my muscle cramping, edema, headache. I'm still experimenting, but the oxalates seem high on the suspect list. Mike

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by 15 · January 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Hi everyone. I just got back from Whole Foods where I bought a bunch of uncured fresh bacon thinking there would be no sugar in it. When I got home I read the label and of course, one of the ingredients I read was sugar. Since it is uncured it... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · January 27, 2013 at 2:30 AM

First, "uncured" doesn't mean it's not cured at all. It means that the cure doesn't include sodium nitrite (just salt). The cure, based on the ingredients, included sugar... probably to offset the salt a little for taste. However, the cure gets... (more)

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by 3277 · January 09, 2013 at 3:56 PM

The fish-guy at Whole Foods today told me to check out their website where they have all kinds of interesting data on fat ratios of their farmed salmon, and how they are the same as wild. I took a look but didn't find what he was mentioning. I... (more)

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CD 0 · January 09, 2013 at 2:50 AM

Here's the document he was referring to: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/sites/default/files/media/Global/Core%20Value/WFM%20Quality%20Standards%20for%20Farmed%20Seafood_salmon.finfish.shrimp_%20Jan%201.%202013.pdf Biggest concern, they use a... (more)

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by 1038 · November 27, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I had a long talk with a pretty knowledgeable guy at a Vitamin Shoppe a couple days ago and we got to talking about protein powders and the difference between fast absorbing proteins and slow absorbing proteins. He mentioned how whey gets... (more)

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D_K_ 0 · November 27, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I add coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, and a bit of glucomannan to my whey shakes to slow down the absorption and minimize the insulin response while maintaining the convenience. The added oils also help in testosterone production.

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by 100 · October 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

My aunt-in-law has a number of health problems and has been asked to avoid carbs, salt, fat, and potassium as much as possible by her doctors while still keeping her calories up to 1200-1500 a day. I know this isn't a strictly paleo thing, but... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

"UPDATE - here are the macronutrient amounts her doctors want her to aim for: fat 30-50g, protein 80-100g, carbs 150-200 g." I would call this a moderate carb, low fat, calorie-restricted diet. Pretty much the conventional wisdom. Not sure what... (more)

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by 28 · October 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM

I'm not a fan of the paleo diet, but it is the only solution to my issues. I push the limits to see what grains/foods I can tolerate and which I cannot. Recently I tried to go paleo for a whole day. At lunch I had vegetables, fruit and flavoured... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 10, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Folks do know that maltodextrin is just starch, right?

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by 3277 · August 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Does anyone know if this ground lamb from Whole Foods (from New Zealand) is: Grass Fed? How old is it likely to be? (I don't think it is shipped frozen, and New Zealand is pretty far away from Philadelphia). From what I understand, lamb... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · June 19, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Basically all NZ beef and lamb products are grass fed

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by 1302 · April 09, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I travel a lot for work (4 days per week, every week) and so I spend a lot of time in hotels without kitchens and grabbing pre-cooked meals and snacks from wherever I can. Recently I started buying bags of organic peeled hard boiled eggs from... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 09, 2012 at 11:01 PM

For catering, we would store hard boiled eggs in water with a pinch of salt, and it does impart an "off" flavour that you describe. There's nothing bad or wrong about it, but I agree that flavour is not optimal. Doesn't mean there's any kind of... (more)

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by 40652 · March 25, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Going to to the "big city" tomorrow and thought I'd squeeze in a visit to Whole Foods and/or Trader Joes. Anything in particular there that I should stock up on that are otherwise hard to find in average grocery stores? I might just go marvel at... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · March 25, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I'm new here. Des Moines, IA just got a Trader Joe's about a year ago and we will be getting a Whole Foods soon (yay!). One thing I can't live without are the skinless chicken sausages. They come in different flavors, I like apple best. ... (more)

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by 1458 · May 22, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I have been on a mission to find or make the perfect alternative to a flour tortilla. Here is my standard for perfection. 1) it must be large and thin enough to wrap around food and make a "burrito" without falling apart. Not a taco a... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 06, 2012 at 10:51 PM

http://www.mypaleolife.com/paleo-diet-recipes/paleo-coconut-flour-tortillas I don't know if you could make them burrito worthy, but I like them for mu shu pork. (more)

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by 24343 · February 16, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Do you have a complaint about something paleo-related? I sure do. Spew it out--but if you're going to spew, spew into this! (thanks Garth) Whole Foods- I used to shop at the discount-iest of the discount grocery stores before paleo. Now I shop... (more)

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pwitty 0 · February 16, 2013 at 4:45 PM

PEANUT BUTTER! I'm not sure I can actually live without it.

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by 565 · October 18, 2011 at 2:57 PM

In Whole Foods, while most poultry receive an animal welfare rating of 1-3, the Cornish game hens are labelled as 5, which according to them means that they're pasture-raised. But does this absolutely guarantee that they're not grain fed? I'm... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · October 18, 2011 at 8:24 AM

A Cornish Game Hen is not really a breed of chicken, it is more a description of its age when sold in the shops sometimes called a Poussin. It is a type of Cornish-Rock, the hybrids that are the mainstay of the commercial broiler chicken... (more)

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by 1806 · August 06, 2013 at 9:15 AM

I pick up a produce CSA once a week, a meat CSA once a month and go to the farmer's market every week. I find myself at Trader Joe's at least twice a week and at Whole Foods a few times a month. A run of the mill standard grocery store is within... (more)

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Jesse_5 0 · October 01, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Never thought of this, but an interesting question. We live in a very rural area. I probably use 2 lunch hours picking up groceries during the week, and I use a full morning on the weekend driving 20 minutes in the other direction for our local... (more)

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by 1806 · September 13, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Living Social has a great deal today. http://mashable.com/2011/09/13/livingsocial-whole-foods/ What will you use the $20 deal for? (OK, it's not a super serious PaleoHacks question. But it's a good deal, so I wanted to be sure everyone knew... (more)

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Shacky 0 · September 13, 2011 at 4:20 PM

bought mine as soon as I saw my LivingSocial email this morning since we shop there quite a bit. I bought a bison tritip from Whole Foods last month and thoroughly enjoyed it. May have to buy another one with this coupon.

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by 1037 · April 24, 2013 at 3:51 PM

I see Whole Foods having a one day sale on grass fed beef at 4.99/lb on Sept 2nd http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2011/08/one-day-sale-ground-beef/ never have purchased from Whole Foods,...(just out of the way for me) Have you? have you liked... (more)

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dzone 0 · April 03, 2013 at 10:31 PM

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by 12118 · June 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Me? I prepare for my hunt by shopping the overcrowded Whole Foods in the city with a very short list of items in mind. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UFc1pr2yUU# I simply couldn't resist. :) (Feel free to close if you feel too off topic.) (more)

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Chickenosaurus_Rex 0 · June 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM

I park as far away from the doors as I can. There's always tie-ups at the front of the parking lot since the rest of the herd wants to park there. I keep my quiver and bow in the car since they scare vegans and vegetarians. I do take my list... (more)

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by 65 · May 14, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Here in NZ, we call these butternut. And what do I do with it? I possibly shouldn't have just bought it when at the supermarket without looking at what I can do with it first :P (more)

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Dexter 0 · May 14, 2011 at 2:34 AM

Bake the butternut squash in the oven about an hour at 375 or to the point when inserting a knife it slides in easily. Open up, keep the seeds, and eat the flesh with copious amounts of delicious grass fed butter. Spread the seeds out on a... (more)

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by 12118 · January 04, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I just noticed in the last few weeks that the Whole Foods nearest to my house has dropped its per-brick cost of Kerrygold to $2.49, which beats the $2.69/$2.79 that I see at Trader Joe's in the region. In fact I haven't seen Kerrygold cheaper than... (more)

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KenS 0 · January 04, 2012 at 9:40 PM

No Trader Joe's where I'm located in FL, and for some reason the only Whole Foods in my town sells Kerrygold for $5.99 a block! I keep checking it and will check it again after reading this, but for now I've been getting it at Publix where it's... (more)

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by 2932 · January 05, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Why the hell does the whole foods brand bacon (as well as some others... I don't bother checking the ones over $8) have evaporated cane juice?? And whole foods puts evaporated cane juice and every other toxic ingredient they can possibly find in... (more)

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Ted_Slanker 0 · January 05, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Chickens and Pigs are Omnivores. Both are opportunistic yet both will graze like a cow.

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by 0 · November 11, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Hi! I went to Whole Foods yesterday and found this little piece of beauty when I was going to check out. http://www.peppersmith.co.uk/ It's made entirely from natural ingredients and sweetened with xylitol. I quit chewing gum when I went Paleo... (more)

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Mash 0 · November 11, 2011 at 11:33 AM

I know I am dragging up an old post, but just bought a box of 12 boxes of Peppersmith off Amazon. I work in I.T. and go through a pack of Extra a day and thought that I am possibly ingesting a lot of nasties. This is my 'best of both worlds'... (more)

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by 5619 · October 28, 2012 at 3:39 AM

Hey New York City Hackers, care to share your favorite places to buy food? Restaurants/produce stands/farmers markets/etc... Commodities Natural Food Market - in the E. Village on 1st Ave. It's a little Vegan/Grain centric, but they have GREAT... (more)

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christianwu 0 · October 28, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Park Natural Foods in Carroll Gardens http://www.parknatural.com/ Also check the local farmer's market (green market) throughout the five boroughs http://www.grownyc.org/ourmarkets Union Square has the biggest one in Manhattan. Grand Army Plaza... (more)

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by 15 · March 12, 2011 at 2:25 PM

I find myself using them as a back-up often when traveling. I've become a bit of a coffee addict in the last five years, and like being able to get a buffet meal and coffee in the same place. My other staples when jetting around are Thai... (more)

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Lindsay 0 · March 12, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Rule of thumb at WFM: the freshest stuff is in the prepared foods deli cases. after 2 days there, it goes to salad bar, after that it goes to hot bar.... just saying. Grab fruits, meats, jerky, hard boiled eggs, snack veggies. Nuts, seeds, etc. (more)

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by 693 · February 10, 2011 at 5:22 AM

I was reading an interesting post on PaNu. It's basically a rant against most supplements and everyone looking for a "magic bullet". Here's an excerpt: Living in ketosis 24/7 - even though this requires persistent avoidance of starches... (more)

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Eva 0 · February 10, 2011 at 5:22 AM

I actually agree with all of the posted PANU rant. I am suspicious of antioxidants and fish oil. Fish oil might help those with poor diets and it might help via blood thinning. And eating lots of FRESH fish might be better than diets full of... (more)