So I have assumed that the food pyramid and by association RDA's were reverse engineered from the made up assumptions of 9-11 whole grains ...blah blah blah. We now have the Kraken index for food that makes bacon the most nutritious. We know... (more)
to me the best way to achieve this is to incorporate idea's from all the different sides of low-fat, paleo, and WAPF. Let's first look at fat. I feel the evidence strongly supports the notion that a high intake of palmitic acid leads to a bunch... (more)
Optimal, I guess in terms of weight loss. But steady energy throughout the day would be important, too. I eat VLC, so please answer keeping that in mind. From a evolutionary perspective, my guess is that most hunting would be done during the day... (more)
Hello dears. After so many years of experimentation, I've found that a low-Lectin no-sugar diet makes me feel optimal. This is the exclusion of... -dairy -tubers -corn -minimal eggs -nuts -pork -fruit -honey/agave/all sugars By optimal I mean... (more)
I am currently eating butter, cheese and cream as supplemental fat sources. I have issues with coconut. I have been getting KerryGold Dubliner. Costco carries it and I like... (more)
Dubliner is about as good as it gets from the grocery store imo and pretty damn cheap too. Trader joes havarti and raw pecorino are classics as well.
For now, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool paleo/primal dude. In my very very brief days as a veggie, this was my only reason, even knowing that it wasn't the healthiest diet: We don't need to kill animals to live Meaning that you can be vegetarian and be... (more)
It depends on what you base your morals on. I totally understand my vegan friends who don't like the idea of an animal suffering for them. But does that make eating meat immoral? We then have to ask: are morals dependent on the avoidance of pain... (more)
I'm 39, male, and when I've had access to weight machines I've usually been able to lift the stack. Now, under slightly different circumstances, I have a pair of 25lb dumbells available to me during the day (one hand could hold both at once to... (more)
Do you believe there is an optimal range to be achieved or are these markers only good as indicators of disease? Some practitioners would have you believe that the standard values are too wide due to including unhealthy individuals in the... (more)
Please excuse the overly broad and lengthy question. What if how we are eating is good for health and makes you a happy Crossfitter or Movnatter, but is not optimal for lifespan? Not that there is any one "paleo diet", but most of us eat lots of... (more)
I have heard from someone on this site that the optimal ratio is 1:1, saturated fat to Monounsaturated fat. Is this true? Could someone please explain why?
They say that we should strive to be 90% paleo... Which foods most frequently make up your 10%? *Please make a note if you exercise regularly (besides walking).
Hi everyone. I am going to pass off my daily calcium supplementation program: 1 eggshell(with meal #1) 1 eggshell/1 500 mg. calcium carbonate tablet with 150iuVitD3(with meal #2) repeat same dose for meals #3 and #4. Total calcium 'per... (more)
This is a bit for fun but also there is a serious bent, too, as I'm picking folks' brains for simplified menu planning and optimally nutritious food sources. If you knew that you were to be stranded for the rest of your life with only three... (more)
I have had some very recent epiphanies! Success! I feel that early on in my paleo experimentation I was working more on metabolic issues...I've lost 30 lbs and no longer suffer the very wide-range of food cravings, sugar crashes, need to... (more)
A few of the recent answers regarding the Calorie in vs. Calorie out debate have touched on the role of properly functioning hormones being a crucial piece to the weight-gain/loss/maintenance puzzle. Based on the responses mentioned above, it... (more)
You have to define 'optimal' before that can be answered. Or at least specify 'optimal for whom.' Typically, Paleo is considered more orthodox, closely approximating foods that were available to Paleolithic man. Primal is less averse to Neolithic... (more)
They say that we should strive to be 90% paleo/primal, which foods most frequently make up your 90%? Please make a note if you exercise regularly (besides walking).
It's pretty hard to navigate the heaps of information online. Every argument for a specific facet to health is opposed by a seemingly viable counter-argument. Ultimately, experience is the only way we can learn, and so I ask: What is the single... (more)
"You don't need fixing so much as to just stop injuring yourself" - Dr Kurt Harris http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2011/2/8/therapy-versus-life.html Focus on neolithic toxin avoidance. The rest is in the weeds. There are diminishing returns... (more)