I mean other cultures consume milk and don't have acne, right? Like the Nimibian tribes people of Africa. Their diets are mainly corn, milk, and legumes, some meat. I mean...clearly there are no omega 3s, and milk...isn't that a recipe for an... (more)
I know the name of the strain of bacterial used to ferment natto, the Japanese soybean dish full of vitamin k2, is Bacillus Natto. I can find cultures of it available online. However I would like to use it to ferment another type of food than... (more)
This is a fun, creative question. Perhaps you like the raw milk of the Massai, or the bison of the Sioux, the berries of the Inuit, or the yams of the Kitava. Perhaps you like certain philosophies of a particular hunter-gatherer or pastoral... (more)
I'm not sure how to answer this question, but I will give this anecdote and see if it helps. There are comparitive differences between my family and grandparents and my boyfriend's family and grandparents (and their health). I've been thinking... (more)
I was reading about paleolithic art and culture and came upon the famous Venus of Willindorf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Willendorf). I was shocked to see that she is quite portly! From my understanding, there are several... (more)
I've been trying to figure out whether there's a philosophy or worldview that informs paleo dieting and the paleo culture growing around this dietary regimen. If you had to write out your paleo philosophy, what would it be? Are there principles... (more)
Despite appearances otherwise, I see paleo as being incredibly individualistic. It's not one-size-fits-all, it's something that must be fit to one's individual needs/goals.
There are a lot of threads here on how to feed your kids healthfully and how to talk to them about nutrition. However, there aren't any that deal with the next logical consequence: if you do a thorough job of explaining to your kids during meal... (more)
Have there been any scientific studies that can conclusively indicate one race/ culture of a people is more predisposed to benefit more from eating paleo over another? My mother asked me why I eat paleo, which led to this question. We got a bit... (more)
The Super Bowl is coming up on February 5 - weeks away. How are you going to navigate the classic American gauntlet that is Super Bowl food - Host your own party with paleo food? Go to someone else's house and fast? Bring some paleo food to... (more)
Traditional Buffalo Wings consist of chicken wings, butter, and hot sauce. I'll be taking 10 pounds of wings to my friends' annual party. On the other hand, I won't be especially strict that day.
What's going on in the Paleo world? Are the founders over-thinking and starting to fall into nutritionism (in the sense of focusing too much on the details)? Kind of reminds me of certain religions that have teachers who spoke a simple message,... (more)
Robb said, when used properly, steroids can be beneficial depending on your goals. He, himself has never used and doesn't advocate. If you abuse them, things can go wrong, just like if you abuse any other supplement or foodstuff.
When introducing people to the concept of paleo, I find some are far more open to the idea than others. From what I've observed, it seems to depend on a number of things which include culture, age and educational background. Back when my diet was... (more)
It's a 10. I spent 10 years being sick as a dog, so when I read about so many people getting better on their health, I just started the diet right here, right there (I didn't wait "for Monday").
What evolutionary advantage would it confer? Can't the sex drive just sputter and die? Is the need to keep sex in ones life culturally driven? Why would/do old people have sex? I ask, oh people of the Paloehacks oracle.
I'd like to try making some lacto fermented veggies. I don't do dairy anymore but make coconut yogurt. Is the strained 'whey' from that usable for lacto fermenting like dairy whey? Thanks!
What prejudice about the paleo lifestyle has most shocked you? Has anybody ever pigeonholed you or made blanket assumptions about you or somebody else just because they've heard that you or that person happen to be paleo? Dish on your horror... (more)
This is something I've been thinking about alot lately. It hasn't made me question how I'm eating, or how I'm voting with my dollar, as I still believe that this is the right way to eat, and most everyone would benefit from it. I want to scream... (more)
I had this thought, partly inspired by the book "The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer" by Joel Salatin who touches on it but doesn't explicitly take it further (at least yet). Then there was a question here on Paleohacks, was something like... (more)
Has eating in the evening been linked to low quality sleep? Should I eat a large breakfast or lunch and skip dinner? If I take all my calories before noon, will that lead to better sleep at night? Are there other reasons large dinners might not... (more)
Actually, I eat carbs and protein only at dinner and I sleep great. Only breakfast I have is fat.
Thank God my husband finally found a job after the company he was working for went bankrupt earlier hid year. Only catch (or perhaps positive) is that we are all moving to Warsaw, Poland. Anyone know what I should order that's paleo-friendly... (more)
I tried fermenting vegetables (bok choy) with some leftover coconut yogurt whey. The only other thing I added was some salt. It smells absolutely terrible and vile when I open the lid though (1 week on the counter), like rotting garbage, and... (more)