Has anyone else noticed that the food you used to eat tastes like a vile concoction of chemicals?? Yesterday I stupidly thought "ooh- let's have a tiny piece of this Terry's chocolate orange that my other half just opened." It was in my mouth for... (more)
I've always found tap water generally unpleasant. I want to hydrate/ find a solution to tasty/healthy/clean-feeling water. (TL;DR: Tap water tastes bad. Mineral "(filtered over minerals for a clean, crisp taste") PUR filter + tap water tastes... (more)
Do you filter your water? How do you do it? Reverse Osmosis, Carbon, etc. Between the chemical runoff and the government actually ADDING chemicals to the water it seems that a water filter is a necessity. What do you use if anything? (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)
Lately I was contacted by a guy I go to uni with, and he was interested in getting a bit of dietary advice to help him lean out and have more energy throughout his weightlifting. The food part of the advice was relatively easy- he is getting... (more)
So of all the foods I loved I can't live without sushi (odd growing up a poor Italian American stuffed with delicious homemade pasta all the time). I have heard a lot of mixed reviews on eating the stuff from people saying it is fine to people... (more)
I'm starting to worry more and more about the processing of and modifications made to my food. I think most (but not all) of my undesireable food reactions come from the isolation of certain molecules used to enhance flavors or increase... (more)
I recently started eating some of the dehydrated organic coconut I had lying around, as a snack. So has my wife. It's delicious! Then she asks a question about processing, and I honestly don't know the answer. There aren't any sneaky chemicals... (more)
I think you're safe. I don't think I've ever run across a brand that uses any kind of chemical extraction. Do you know the brand?
I recently moved and my new place has a community swimming pool and spa. I have been thinking of adding swimming to my exercise regimen. I also love going in the spa to relax. I'm assuming that the chemicals used to clean the pool / spa are not... (more)
What happens to sugar after it is baked? Does Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose have the same chemical properties after baking or do they become similar at the end? More theory than practice as I don't bake much anymore.
Apparently, Dow has developed a plant-based cellulose that mimics gluten attributes and helps gluten-free bread, pasta and dough taste more like the real thing. It is a little unclear what this actually is but it looks like it might be some sort... (more)
Hello, I find myself often eating vegetables from regular produce. The market regulations in Europe are stricter than in the US, and some chemicals may not be used here, despite the fact that since i live in a peripheral country, the produce is... (more)
I have a spray bottle with a mix of water and white vinegar and spray conventional produce with it before eating. I generally rinse after the vinegar spray because, well, I don't want my apples to taste like vinegar.
Status signalling (the Hansonian variety--to raise the relative status of groups/ideologies/etc that you favor.) Well constructed studies which establish that preservatives, pesticides or sprouting inhibitors applied to the produce in question... (more)
I've often thought about sleeping on the floor or a minimalist bed ??? but I???d not thought before (until I read this blog post) about ???off-gassing??? ??? i.e. all of the coatings and chemicals that are used in mattresses to make them fire... (more)
Ok so basically, I used to have HORRIBLE allergy problems, then I went full paleo in jan and found out i'm wickedly gluten intolerant and won't touch ANYTHING remotely filled with wheat... I've been doing full paleo with a cheat once a month... (more)
Hello everybody; Both my wife and I have hashimoto (an autoinmune thyroid disease) and are strict paleo for more than a year, with big improvement of health. We are now renovating ourselves a country house in the north of spain, it??s the house... (more)
Article Link: http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/artificial-sweeteners-milk According to the article I just read: "In a petition filed with the FDA, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers... (more)
What else are you paranoid of ? If your like me: sunscreen, cleaning chemicals, scented candles, perfume, fabric softener...
I avoid most grains because of the horrible heartburn I get. Am I afraid? No. If I consume it, I deal with the agony and move on. I also choose not to slather my body with harmful chemicals. Paranoid? No. Just good common sense.
I guess almost everybody eating paleo, also has made some other ancestral inspired lifestyle changes. Things that come to mind and are discussed often are exercise, sunlight, sleep, shampoo, barefooting. My question is about the other things,... (more)
I want to get a sleeping mat made of reindeer or sheepskin, but if I am sleeping on it i am going to worry about harsh chemicals used to process it. Are there any places where I can get a natural/vegetable tanned skin?
I have come to hate most chemical cleaners...even fabric softener. I don't really trust any of them and I will never use hand sanitizer. I went swimming in a lake yesterday & I'm wearing the same pair of shorts to the library today. As... (more)
I'm concerned that the chemical stuff we use to wash product is probably even more dangerous than shampoos, toothpastes, etc as we actually eat it then. But on the other hand there is a risk of catching a deadly infection as the products are... (more)
Given the large concern over antibiotics, PCBs, and other harmful-to-ingest chemicals, would farmed salmon contaminate cast iron, earthenware, silverware, ceramic, etc. which it is cooked or eated in/with in a manner which would resist washings,... (more)
I just read an article that reminded me how much of a fungicide, pesticide and chemical sponge potatoes are...which kind of ruins my day since I need like 20lbs a week to keep up with my workouts. Should I really try to avoid 'dirty' produce at... (more)