What is your philosophy of paleo based upon? It seems that many people try to figure out what cave men ate and eat the same things, or as close to it as they can. I see the cave man philosophy as a good theory that provides a base of how to... (more)
Grok [grok] "Do you feel like nobody groks you? Don't worry, Robert A. Heinlein does. In his 1961 best-selling science fiction novel,??Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein coined the term to mean an understanding so thorough that "the observer... (more)
As I venture back into strength training, I'm wondering if barbell squats are evolutionary possible at the weights most strength athletes perform them? Grok didn't have a power rack but he did haul meat. Should we only lift what we can: pick... (more)
How do we explain the concept of RDA with respect to the Paleolithic? It is quite likely that various groups ate very similar foods for days on end. A relatively large hunted animal would feed a group for days and they might eat a portion from it... (more)
I've just been thinking about how hungry I get and how everyone here encourages me to eat fat by the spoonful. But I was thinking . . . Grok wouldn't have had a jar of coconut oil or a bowl full or ghee or bars of butter easily available, would... (more)
With the exception of the seductive power of grunting, how did Grok romance a potential mate and post coitus, maintain a healthy relationship? What can we learn from this as people embracing a primal perspective? Bonus points: how have your... (more)
I've read people using this term (most recently on Mark Lisson's site) so I googled it. Not much there though! I found the definition of "Grok" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grok). Is this the root of the term? If so, what does it have to do... (more)
Hello all! After all the "bad" weight is lost and I am burning fat for energy like a good Grok... Should I increase my protein intake and try to gain some muscle weight? Daily Eats: (I am breastfeeding and therefore I eat a lot) Green... (more)
Your diet looks good. If you feel good, then keep doing what you're doing. If gaining muscle is your goal, then strength training will be more beneficial than eating more protein.
Hi Along with the million fantastic changes I've had after going paleo There are a few... not bad.. but a few odd changes aswell After going paleo I now become constipated after eating any form of dairy, whether its in forms of cheese ( same... (more)
Possible Duplicate: Predictions for paleo who went 801010/fruit-based raw vegan? Heres an example http://castlegrok.com/absurdity-of-nutrient-nitpicking/ (more)
I just ran across this entry in Wikipedia that claims there is evidence that humans have been eating land snails since the Pleistocene: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_snail#Snails_as_human_food I haven't seen snails or clams or mussels or... (more)
Is using "Grok" as verbal shorthand useful? Regarding the usage of "Grok", commenters Alex, AllTooHuman and Louisa make some excellent points here. Alex says: Can we all make an effort to leave the whole Grok bullshit off of this website and... (more)
I made some beautifully browned, bacon-fat rubbed, gorgeously seasoned chicken last night...and I forgot it in the oven after the timer went off. (The timer also turns off the heat.) It stayed in the oven all night- maybe about 12 hours or so. I'm... (more)
Properly cooked meat not contaminated (through contact) with a pathogen like E Coli, etc, is perfectly safe to eat after being locked in your oven overnight. Might be a little dry but you will be ok.
I was talking about procrastination in a comment to another question on how we could be more primal, and it made me wonder if Grok would have procrastinated. My initial thought would be no, because there would have been survival consequences to... (more)
I'll give you an answer later.
I've always assumed the name Grok was chosen for the Primal Blueprint mascot, because A) it just sounds like a caveman name and B) the word 'grok,' invented by Robert A. Heinlein, means roughly: "the deepest level of knowledge...knowledge that... (more)
Hi Guys, I've been doing some research on the best form and dosage of magnesium, but I am quite surprised by the various different types you can get: ascorbate, aspartate, chelate, citrate, glycinate, malate, oxide, plus more! Even more worrying... (more)
I find it odd that we are told not to snack...I would think that if Grok came across berries, or some other form of easy nourishment, while out wandering around he would take advantage and "snack" So why are we told to not to snack? Is it really... (more)
The Evolution-Informed Optimal Dietary Potassium Intake of Human Beings Greatly Exceeds Current and Recommended Intakes Department of Medicine, Divisions of Nephrology and Endocrinology, and the Moffitt/Mt. Zion General Clinical Research Center,... (more)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?
Paleo and Body Type Theory?