So here's an interesting question in regards to the proper preparation of grains as espoused by the WAPF. The WAPF suggests that properly preparing grains involves soaking and allowing the natural phytase to break apart phytic acid in the grains,... (more)
I am feeding my baby a mostly paleo diet it seems (following the methods of Nourishing Traditions) and have determined that he is most likely allergic to coconut. Does anyone have suggestions for binders and breading that is not nut (or... (more)
Why do you need binders to make portable foods? Cut up the foods that you are eating into "baby" size portions, and give him that to eat. No need to make nuggets or crackers yet.
So, I want to diversify my animal eating(currently consuming mostly grass fed beef from a side of beef), and a local farm sells pork sides, but he grain feeds(with local VT grain) his pigs. Should I pass, or go for it since it's a local... (more)
If the price is right and the pigs are humanely raised, I'd go for it. Pigs aren't grass-eaters, I believe they just kinda eat whatever they find; it would probably be pretty tough to find affordable pork that feeds exclusively on forage.
I live in Dubai and now we can buy grass fed beef in the supermarkets, however the organ meat is very unlikely to be grass fed, and if it is they do not say it is. I want to get more liver and heart in my diet, but would i be wasting my time... (more)
I am going to a country without the option of grass-fed beef or free-ranged chicken, I wanted to know what the "healthier" option is to eat. To have a diet based on beef, even if it is grain-fed, or to stick to chicken? Thanks!!
I drink. Not often, but when I do, it's always rather heroic. So here's the thing; Since going Paleo - I no longer walk in at 5am craving McDonalds Bacon and Egg McMuffins. I now walk in at 5am craving steak, or Paleo pancakes (nut butter,... (more)
The reason I hear most for why grains are bad is that they contain anti nutrients. Grains are seeds and since it is disadvantageous for them to be eaten (they can't reproduce that way) they evolved to contain anti nutrients to stop animals from... (more)
Hi I had an interesting "revelation" today regarding life! I consider myself very into food and how it is connected to our health. I am not a scientist or botanist so please let me know if I'm wrong, but according to what I've just read online,... (more)
Hi Fellow Paleo-ers! Listen, have you been paleo for a while (ive been for 2 months) and if you try to consume a grain, even the tiniest little piece, you get a reaction similar to anaphylatic shock but without your throat closing? I have always... (more)
thanks for the reply, same exact thing happens to me. BTW, ive been tested for celiac as well as that was negative. Last night i wanted to try a little experiment. I ate one cookie. And before i swallowed it the skin on the roof of mouth peeled... (more)
Just got done with this book and feel like I wasted my money. I was floored by the continual demonization of saturated fats, coupled with what seemed like an embrace of PUFA along with recomendations promoting the use of canola oil and various... (more)
Refined flour is made out of the endosperm of the grain kernel, and according to this article, the lectins are contained in the germ of the kernel. http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2010/3/12/the-argument-against-cereal-grains-ii.html It... (more)
Those who adhere to the diet because of autoimmune diseases you are excluding cereals, beware of products such as tea, granular chicory, supplements and even products that do not contain grains. are you aware they may be contaminated with traces... (more)
Ok so here goes: I am a mom to 3 (almost 4) & my oldest son never had digestion problems. My daughter started having severe constipation at 6 months & has fought it ever since (age 4 now). We tried everything for her & nothing... (more)
I'm still new to Paleo, but looking to make the leap. My biggest concern is cholesterol. I've been tempted to go veg, but as a previous question of mine has indicated, I've been getting bouts of vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, and egg smelling... (more)
If an animal is fed a grain-based diet and thus ingests its gluten content, and gluten is a protein composite, and proteins compose the meat that we can consume, isn't it a viable assumption that gluten is contained in these meats?
No. Digestion entails the breaking down of proteins into their constituent amino acids which can be used to create new tissue, cellular repair, etc. Ingested proteins aren't absorbed and used whole by the body.
I really love ranch dressing. Anyone know of any sorta paleo ranch dressing products? All the ones I have seen have corn oil or canola oil high on the ingredient listing. I don't really mind buttermilk but I'd like to at least get away from the... (more)
I stumbled across this article today, http://www.smnweekly.com/add-years-to-your-life-by-eating-oatmeal-and-other-grain-products/8843/ Have we been doing it wrong? I'm thinking of switching back to mass oatmeal.
These studies are often skewed, and funded by companies that sell "whole" grain products, so the outcomes are not very surprising. This article describes how the results are skewed and, most importantly, correlation is not causation. Will Eating... (more)
I swear, I could go for almost anything containing grain right now, even though I haven't had grain in months. What gives, even though grains aren't particularly nutrient dense and contain anti-nutrients? What nutrient could possibly be in grain... (more)
I was wondering if anyone in the Paleo community has addressed the new studies showing that hominids were consuming grasses, sedges and succulents 3.5 million years ago? 4 studies here under June 3:... (more)
Recently had to go to a mandatory luncheon where the only food was premade sandwiches and I was starving so I had two. Already starting to feel a little sick. I've been eating pretty clean paleo, 90%+, but with grains completely cut out. The 10%... (more)
Next time grab 3 or 4 sandwiches and just eat the stuff in the middle. As for what to do after a grain binge, just try to not repeat. Other than that, keep eating clean.
Particularly, I am looking for bison omega 3/omega 6 raw numbers (not just the ratio) I am looking for mgs of omega 3 and omega 6 and any other differences in nutrition (minerals, CLA's) if you guys have any links or references that you use to... (more)