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Pemmican Only Diet

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 09, 2012 at 2:46 AM

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Has anyone ever tried a Pemmican Only diet for a month or more? What would be the repercussions of doing this?

Also wouldn't the tallow provide a lot of nutrients that the lean meat lacks?

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on January 12, 2012
at 07:17 PM

DePaw, thanks much for this answer and for your blog post. I find this very useful.

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on January 10, 2012
at 12:02 AM

You can get the micronutrients you need without resorting to plants. See DePaw's answer, for example.

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on January 09, 2012
at 06:54 PM

Just out of curiosity and experimentation. In reality I want to include pemmican as a supplement/snack to normal eating.

361bc16cfdad25411a6f93e10c45aadc

on January 09, 2012
at 06:49 PM

Hey good to know. I'll check that out, thanks!

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on January 09, 2012
at 12:17 PM

Are you considering this for fast fat loss?

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on January 09, 2012
at 02:54 AM

Mind-numbing boredom?

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on January 09, 2012
at 03:44 PM

Pemmican is made from ground dried lean meat and rendered tallow. Lean meat lacks the following nutrients: Vitamin A, folate, B1, vitamin C, D, E, K, calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium. Slightly low: selenium, B2, B5.

Adding organs really improves nutrition, you could dry and grind these too and make a mystery meat pemmican.

More information: http://mostlymeatiswhatieat.blogspot.com/2012/01/nutritionally-perfect-carnivorous-diet.html

If you make all this into pemmican, you won't suffer nutritional deficiencies (except you'll also need to drink broth too).

361bc16cfdad25411a6f93e10c45aadc

on January 09, 2012
at 06:49 PM

Hey good to know. I'll check that out, thanks!

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

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on January 12, 2012
at 07:17 PM

DePaw, thanks much for this answer and for your blog post. I find this very useful.

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on January 09, 2012
at 02:54 AM

Extreme bordom. And over time, probably a failure to thrive. It would depend on the quality of the ingredients and your ability to absorb all the available nutrients. Why would you do this? It was designed as travel food, shortage/famine food.

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:29 AM

Aside from the boredom, it also seems like you would be missing out on all of the micronutrients you would get from vegetables and fruits. Macronutrients are enough to survive... but in combination with micronutrients, you will really thrive. :)

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on January 10, 2012
at 12:02 AM

You can get the micronutrients you need without resorting to plants. See DePaw's answer, for example.

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