I would roughly estimate that 1 out of every 50 almonds that I encounter is "bad." By this I mean that when I first bite into one, my mouth is immediately assaulted by a strong chemical taste, like amaretto gone wrong. The degree of badness... (more)
I know you cant eat any grains on the paleo diet including brown rice, but brown makes up the majority of my dinner (cuz im half asian and it's stereo typical for asian parents to cook rive every single ????????????in day) and if I don't eat it... (more)
I enjoy tinned mackerel in tomato sauce as a quick healthy fast food type snack. I already know the benefits of oily fish & i'm sure i read that tinned mackerel in tomato sauce retains omega 3 unlike tinned tuna. My concern is toxins such as... (more)
Now that I have your attention. This lady seems to have an awful lot to say about this, and not good things either. It's a bit of a twist on the 'dark chocolate is healthy'... (more)
I found some organic raw grassfed kefir at my local Sprouts, I was looking forward to trying it, and when I did try it just now, it tastes yeasty and disgusting. Is this normal for raw kefir, or has it expired? I'm thinking of getting my money back (more)
I've had all of my wisdom teeth pulled out and for the first time in my life am experiencing serious dental discomfort. There is a hole in a single tooth. Is there a natural way to cure and seal a bad tooth?
No. People as little as a hundred years ago lost their teeth early. People of my Grandparents' generation looked forward to having all dentures. Old dental practices were bloody and painful. Go to the dentist.
Rice bran oil is popping up everywhere - is it a thumbs down from the Paleosphere? It is stable at high heat, but I suspect it has the same problems as 'seedy' oils. Avoid at all costs? I submit to the wisdom of the Jedi Masters.
Fats are on a continuum. Rice bran oil is about 33% PUFA, so it's better than something like soybean oil or corn oil but worse than beef tallow or coconut oil.
After ditching all my chemicals a long while ago i decided to give coconut oil a try for moisturizer/post shave lotion. I got hold of some organic virgin stuff (coconoil). i applied it & went about my business. When i got back home a couple of... (more)
Been paleo for a few months now, but recently i had some corn at a family dinner and it's like i fell in love with it all over again. Corn is one of those neolithic foods that i actually miss, along with sweet peas and white rice. What's so bad... (more)
It is popular to see serotonin as a 'happy hormone'. Often enough, when food makes one happy, it is said to raise serotonin. 5-HTP and similar supplements are regularly used to improve mood and sleep. Ray Peat says the opposite, and I believe the... (more)
I went out to dinner with my friend the other night at a nice, organic restaurant, and he ordered liver with onions. I, having milled around Paleohacks for quite some time, knew there was a lot of hype about it, so when his order came, I asked to... (more)
Hello everyone, I've been buying the same brand of coconut oil for a long time now, and I've been very happy about it... Until now. When I opened a new jar, I just ate a table spoon of coconut oil without really thinking about it. It tasted... (more)
I've got a couple of jars of coconut oil- organic, extra virgin, in a glass jar, etc etc $$$ from Whole Foods. I took them on a trip across the country (2 weeks, living out of a car during the summer) and I can't bring myself to eat any of it. It... (more)
I've been told that the body needs some sugars for proper functioning, especially for things like brain function. First, is this true? Second, what are the "good" sugars? The bad?
Last week I tried out eating Pak-Choy for the first time. During the night after that, I had diarrhea. The day after, I ate it again. Same thing. The day after that, I stopped eating Pak-Choy. I still had diarrhea during the night. The day after... (more)
Yesterday, my son turned 6. I had to work, so my wife took him to John's Incredible Pizza (think Chuck E Cheese on crack!) for lunch with his grandma and I went to meet them for a few minutes on my lunch. That has to be the worst place ever.... (more)
Olive Garden...and for some unknowable reason, in my town, there's a line out the door every night of the week. Actually, now that I think on it, that explains a lot.
Hi all. I have some question about Vinegar. (1) does it cause deterioration of the joints? (2) why is white vinegar frowned upon by many and applpe cider vinegar touted by others? (3) Does it contain fructose? (4) Is it insulinergic? (5) How much... (more)
Hello, for a complete newb, please feel free to answer this question: Why should I not be eating a plant based (vegan) diet? I have an autoimmune disease (spondylitis, or AS) and there is a theory that starch makes this disease worse. There are... (more)
One of the greatest benefits of the Paleo diet comes from the removal of harmful substances that aggravate the immune system. Gluten(from wheat, rye, and barley), lectins(from grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and nightshades), saponins, and certain... (more)
i love consuming lemon/lime water sometimes as well as add some apple cider vinegar to some dishes. I occasionally indulge in some fruits like oranges. how would i go about making sure the acidity of these fruit don't harm my teeth enamel? is... (more)
Can anyone please tell me some tips or something to convince my parents to let me eat Paleo. They think that i'm not eating enough, when in reality I am! My dad hired a dietician to come to my house next friday and he already told her that I do... (more)
Hi, I have only been doing the Paleo diet for 10 days so I know it's early days. I have horrible bad breath, a grippy painful tummy, terrible stinky farts and a dose of thrush! I have read other posts about Fruits etc but I don't eat much fruit... (more)
Ok, I've been using a Paleo structured diet for about 2 months, and by structured I do me loosely. I have moved to high protein and fat intake, and completely limited my carbs, and completely cut out legumes. Salads with no dressing, and a... (more)
In the most fishoils here it is Vitamin E as a Antioxidant. One is very good, i tried. Now i saw it has vitamin E. I get skeptic. Do you know on bad side effect of Vitamin E. Im sure some are sensitive on this. I heard worse things on synthetic... (more)
I starved myself almost the whole day because I was working with an uncle of mine all day yesterday and our only food options were Wendy's and/or Burger King, so I refused to eat until I got home. That being said, I got home around 8pm and gobbled... (more)
This is a known problem with coconut oil. I have never had this problem, but I never consume more than a tablespoon at a time. Kids on keto diets using MCT or coconut oil have to ramp up slowly to avoid vomiting/diarrhea.
So sorry to ask...might seem a bit trivial but I am confused. My question is: Is the fat that is rendered from the actual fat of pork/beef/chicken the 'good' fat and eating the solid 'hard' fat is 'bad'? I love crisp chicken skin but am confused... (more)